We are often asked for our opinion on book-keeping packages. Our view is you need to use it 52 weeks of the year so choose what suits you. However, as companies grow, it can be beneficial to use proper software for the job. This can save a lot of headaches at the end of the year.
Cloud or Local is the next question. Many software companies now offer cloud software where you can access it any time from anywhere to suit you. This can be useful but many are not happy with this feeling that their data is not safe.
Harmonea have recently reviewed 10 book-keeping software packages which are a mix of local and cloud software offerings. If you would like a copy, please ask.