The FREE directory listing request is now open. Such service is much needed so that businesses have an alternative available to expensive software like Sage or QuickBooks saving them thousands over the years, in training, support, usage and licence fees.
Please note The IAFS may indicate in the listing if the software is accredited by it or not. This is to provide further independent information and assurance to the users about the status of the software offered by the listed firm. The IAFS accreditation assures users of the ‘honesty’ and limitation of the software in their claims for being a free software. It will be therefore also in the interest of the accountancy service providers to visit The IAFS website (http://www.institute4freeaccounting.co.uk) first to find currently accredited software. Their own choice of software can also apply, if they wish, for the accreditation to assure the end users. Alternatively the listed firm can download The IAFS accredited software, test them, and add to their own list if they feel confident to supply service in them which will add a quality assurance.
At the end of the day IAFS would want to assure the end users as best as it reasonably can.
Accountants and bookkeepers ARE INVITED to contact IAFS at institute4AFS@
Name, Address, Website details, Contact details in full, telling us the details of completely free accounts software they offer their services in. They can list other services they offer too. In no more than 25 words tell quickly the punters, ‘About you’.
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The Institute for Accounting with Free Software was launched because the current accounting bodies remain anchored in the commercial software brands. All examinations papers are set up based on them including their model answers. On the other hand many free software also have not been often honest about their claims in being ‘Free’ software. Anyone looking for a free software has a major task in finding out if the standards are being met. Users also find out many catches or limitations afterwards. They need a point of authoritative information. The IAFS has given itself the objectives to help the users, businesses and students worldwide with clarity and standards. Resources are scarce and obstacles are many, simply because the IAFS is dealing with the free software, and as such will always welcome additional support to the volunteers who help it now. It can be contacted at www.institute4freeaccounting.co.uk