My advise would be align yourself with whatever your accountant is
using. Normally accounting software is sold on a 'pay as you grow' basis
so it's should not cost too much (and perhaps free).
Using a common product will reduce your accounting bill in the short
term (avoid your accountant spending time importing from spreadsheets)
and make it easier when you outsource or get a bookeeper (training). I'm
sure the cost saving in your accountants time and your time will
outweigh any cost benefit of using Gnucash.
Using Gnucash would be messy for payroll, P30's, VAT3's, end of year VAT
returns, ROS etc... simply because it's not designed for it (last time I
looked). I am not saying that Gnu could not handle these things, it's
just going to be more painful and more time consuming because it's not
designed with Irish revenue service in mind.
Kevin Philp wrote:
> Thomas Pedoussaut wrote:
>>>> Just a peep at any self employed/ SME people here. What software are you
>> using for invoicing / payroll.
>>>> Ideally running on Linux or a samba share (to stay on topic).
> I run a small limited company and I use Gnucash. I have used it for the
> last seven years.
>> Have a look at the tutorial : http://svn.gnucash.org/docs/guide/index.html>> I haven't used anything else and I am not an accountant so I can't give
> you comparisons. One thing - you will probably have to dump all your
> data to a spreadsheet to give it to your accountant as they won't be
> using Gnucash and that is a pain.
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