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    I want to move away from the intouch portal and they offer both xero & freeagent as a paid option. Couldn't find anything recent that compares the two. What do you guys think about them? Want to be able to do the usual - invoices, expenses, bank reconciliation, dividends inc vouchers, filling any returns. I'm the only employee but would like to at least see how much I should be paying myself every month - same thing as with intouch

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    Same question has been asked multiple times before...

    https://www.bing.com/search?q=xero+f...d=&adlt=strict
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinek View Post
    I want to move away from the intouch portal and they offer both xero & freeagent as a paid option. Couldn't find anything recent that compares the two. What do you guys think about them? Want to be able to do the usual - invoices, expenses, bank reconciliation, dividends inc vouchers, filling any returns. I'm the only employee but would like to at least see how much I should be paying myself every month - same thing as with intouch
    I think most contractors use FreeAgent but I believe both offer 30 day free trials so might be worth having a play with both and see which you prefer, they both do everything you need

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    Quote Originally Posted by pr1 View Post
    I think most contractors use FreeAgent but I believe both offer 30 day free trials so might be worth having a play with both and see which you prefer, they both do everything you need
    That's more because it's the standard offering of the accountants rather than by choice between the two. The fact FA is the choice of contractor specialist accountants speaks volumes though.
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    Both are good. Both have strengths and weaknesses. FreeAgent is probably more suited to freelancers/contractors. Xero for small business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    That's more because it's the standard offering of the accountants rather than by choice between the two. The fact FA is the choice of contractor specialist accountants speaks volumes though.
    to me all that speaks is that it's cheaper for them to run freeagent than xero, either by how much work they need / don't need to do or how much the subscription costs them :-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCyclingProgrammer View Post
    Both are good. Both have strengths and weaknesses. FreeAgent is probably more suited to freelancers/contractors. Xero for small business.
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    Xero is a nice piece of software but overkill for contractors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pr1 View Post
    to me all that speaks is that it's cheaper for them to run freeagent than xero, either by how much work they need / don't need to do or how much the subscription costs them :-p
    If it was a cost decision then wouldn't be either of these. The usability of Freeagent is much better than Xero, etc. From a cost perspective it's about mid-tier, especially with the discounts received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren at Fox-Bartfield View Post
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    Xero is a nice piece of software but overkill for contractors.
    Excel is perfect for my needs still...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser78 View Post
    Excel is perfect for my needs still...
    What kind of point are you trying to make? Excel is not designed for running small company accounts, but FreeAgent is and it does it very well.

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