I’ve inherited a Sage 50c accounting system with 15 years of data in, and am thinking of switching to QF. I don’t like 50c - it’s cumbersome, it’s expensive, it requires an upgrade from the Windows 7 machine it’s running on and it’s painfully slow when working remotely. I already use QF for three other businesses and know and like it! I migrated two of those businesses from TAS Books (bought and run down by Sage when MTD arrived) and did it myself with data exports from TAS and into QF with csv files.
I’m half way through the financial year. It’s not a massive business - approx 4000 transactions per year, 450 sales ledger accounts and 320 purchase ledger accounts. The only area of any complexity is that we do have foreign currency transactions.
- Has anyone migrated from 50c?
- Any feedback on how difficult it was or any hints and tips?
- Has anyone used MoveMyBooks - their website doesn’t offer QF as a destination but they do export from 50c so I wondered if their 50c output might then be usable in importing into QF. If not MMB then anything similar?
- What solution did you come up with for maintaining old data, particularly to comply with the ‘6 years of records’ rules?
Thanks for any help!