I just started the A3 unit and decided against Sage Business Cloud as it is based in Ireland and, as I understand it, this may create issues with the practice company given in the textbook.
I have started a free trial with Sage Accounting Start software and have come up against a problem of not being able to create opening balances for individual contacts as per chapter 3 of the A3 book. The only option available is the opening balances for categories.
To save some time I am asking for some up to date information on the software best matched to the A3 part of the course.
I have decided on Sage50 in order to ensure functionality which leaves me looking at what the A3 textbook requests, then using Youtube tutorial videos to then be able to replicate the same function with Sage50. This takes time. In fact it crossed my mind to look for a Sage50 course in order to speed up my learning process.
This raises the question - why did I pay £54.00 for an educational textbook that is now basically defunct, to the point where I am considering taking a different course in order to learn software to complete the outcomes of the A3 book and pass the A3 exam?
This is slowing my progress down significantly.
If I haven't had any sufficient guidance on this issue within the next few days I will probably request a refund for the A3 book which will raise questions on the sense of being a paying member/student of ICB in the first place.
Edited at 22 Aug 2023 10:39 AM GMT