@Andreproberts no, we have not extensively reviewed every accounting application and offer on the market. We did look at some of the larger providers in the UK and came up with our “provisional” pricing based on these findings. I’m not keen to make comparisons based purely on features, because I don’t believe having a ton of features makes for a good accounting platform, there’s a lot more to it than this.
They can ofcourse access Quick File for free but in 9/10 cases they will eventually need some sort of expert advice and the purpose of Affinity was to bridge the gap between accounting professionals and business owners. Also under Affinity you will only be billed based on the number of profiles you manage on a daily cycle. If you have clients who are happy to use Quick File for free they can do so most of the year and you only need to get involved to complete any accounts prep and tax return filing, so effectively you are only being billed for the days you have the account attached to your Affinity dashboard.
In the long term Quick File will withdraw from offering any sort of accounting consultancy services. Affinity will eventually double up as a platform for reaching the 1000s of active users we have on the system. We’re still some way off achieving this but it is a priority. We actually have no problem at the moment with accountants assisting general users who post on this forum for help and guidance, this indeed can be used as a way to generate new leads.