Hi there - newbie here!
Looking for a bit of advice before sitting the B3 paper. I use Sage Instant Accounts in my own business (which is not book keeping related at the moment), I know Sage inside out, but am wondering how I am going to sit the B3 paper without interfering with my current Sage. I think my options are either buying a new version of sage OR perhaps downloading a trial of Quickbooks? My question really is (for those that have used both), how easy is it to get to grips with Quickbooks quickly? Do you think it possible that you could do the exam part of the paper without having lots of experience with it? I just dont know how different it is to Sage Instant.
I am thinking about possibly moving to Quickbooks at some stage, as the version of Sage I have is 2014 and was a CD installation, but really grudge the per monthly charges Sage now have, especially if I go down the road of a multi company one.
At the moment tho, my main dilema is how/what to use for the B3 exam, which I'm due to start now. P.S. Am not doing my training through a provider, as I've been book-keeping for years, just want to get the papers under my belt. Any comments appreciated. Thank you.