Bewertet am 30.3.2019
ACS - better than QuickBooks
Kommentare: I used ACS for a number of Dental practices' monthly financial statements.
Vorteile: I like the functionality and simplicity of the software. It is easy to track where all of the transactions are going and to edit or delete mistaken transactions. It also can import a spreadsheet of transactions all at once.
Nachteile: It is not very pretty or easily used by those without a background in accounting.
Bewertet am 7.8.2019
Good software, wish it had some better features
Kommentare: We are managing all of our tax projects within the CS Suite. From preparing the return, to tracking clients and where their projects stand, to sending and receiving client documents within the integrated "Drop Box" portal system.
Vorteile: The entire suite serves the purpose of getting the job done. We have several of the Suite programs and that has made doing things like sending tax organizer out a much simpler job within their interface.
Nachteile: Learning how to properly use the software within our unique environment has been a huge challenge. Google provides no help and their own "help and how-to center" only provides so much information. I wish their products integrated better between themselves.
Bewertet am 7.2.2020
CS Professional Suite
Kommentare: I like the CS professional suite. I think it produces good reports and good client packages. The software offers many features. If you spend a lot of money you can have all your accounting and reporting packages fully integrate.
Vorteile: I like that all their programs integrate. The integration saves time and reduces errors. This integration helps our clients retrieve all the data that we produce for them.
Nachteile: I do not like that they raise their fees every year but do not seem to add new functionality. The fees increase by around 5% year after year.
Bewertet am 12.12.2019
All Encompassing Tax software
Kommentare: The CS Professional Suite allows me and my colleagues to perform data entry and prepare tax returns and other compilations with ease.
Vorteile: There are many different software products included in the CS Professional Suite umbrella. Each of these programs has its own pros but all of them allow tax and accounting professionals to serve their clients as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Nachteile: It's not really that user friendly if you are not in the tax or accounting field. It's also a bit pricey unless you have a sizeable clientele to support the cost.
Bewertet am 5.5.2018
Very average in most respects some products like practice are better than others like UltraTax
Kommentare: Good integration between the different products, but unfortunately to the exclusion of integrating with anything else.
Good integration between the various products. Good user interface design for some products like Practice CS but not for others. The tax product is generally very accurate once you figure out how to use it well. I like the multiple screen ability.
The Practice product will allow you to open and sign in multiple times which can make up for the slow changing of screens. We tend to open a copy with the employee dashboard and then open another copy of the program to keep the client dashboard open so we can update projects and the like. This is the only way to deal efficiently with the slow screen changes. Good reporting, good support when calling in, but slow with email.
Great diagnostics for Ultra Tax. The ability in Ultra Tax to open both input and forms screens at the same time is nice.
First it is 32 bit and so does not interface well with other programs. Runs slow because it can only take advantage of limited memory. Runs even slower if you have very many other programs open (outlook, excel, word, etc). Many features only work if you have an older 32 bit operating system. For example you cannot click the email address of a client and generate an email that also stays attached to their client detail unless you are using 32 bit email software on a 32 bit machine. The Ultra Tax user and data entry is one of the worst I have seen, very outdated. At times you have to switch multiple screens to input basic stuff. Trying to locate where to make an entry can be an exercise in frustration.
Ultratax is very accurate when the return is completed but a mess when trying to figure out how to do data entry.
Does not integrate with other calendar apps to get your appointments onto a preferred product for you calendar. You can only use the online version and access it or push everything up to the cloud for their mobile version.
So the bottom line is slow, their tech support said they have no plans to write a 64 bit version, awkward data input for the UT product. Tax return data entry is about 35% longer than on our prior product.
Bewertet am 31.12.2018
Thomson Reuters - Highly Recommend
Kommentare: Overall, my experience with CS has been positive. I'm able to print legible and clear returns with detailed support. It is a very sophisticated and user friendly software with a lot of efficient functions. I learn something different everyday.
Vorteile: Among other things, my favorite feature is how the tax preparation software allows you to instantly view where your input figures carry to on the official government forms. I also like how you can work backwards, such as, when you can't locate an input page, if you click on the line of the official form where a number should be, the program will take you to the correct input sheet.
Nachteile: Sometimes, the program will undergo glitches and miscalculate or not calculate various credits or taxes. Some of the elections could be easier to locate if they were included on the "general" tab.
Bewertet am 1.7.2019
Great product with very intuitive format
Kommentare: User friendly product with very great functionality!
Vorteile: At my firm, we use a variety of CS professional Suite products. All of the software is very intuitive, we can easily see how the input will look like when printed. Especially UltraTax makes it so easier for the preparers and reviwers as it lists its diagnostic functions and "FYI"s. Also, it has very detailed instructions. For example, you can just google "Ultratax multistate filings", then you will see a list of instructions provided by rep.
Nachteile: It can run slow because very often we need to run many other programs such as Excel and Outlook. Also, sometimes UltraTax does not allow hard input. Instead, we need to find a certain way to input information to be correctly presented.
Bewertet am 13.4.2019
CS Professional Suite Products
Kommentare: I use these products daily, and overall have had a great experience and would recommend to other companies.
Vorteile: We use a variety of CS professional Suite products! All of the software is very user friendly, we also purchase hardy copy and e books and the support staff is always helpful.
Nachteile: The Capatcha verification can be frustrating at times, it is very sensitive and if you do not select the specific boxes it wants then you end up repeating the process multiple times before you are able to access the system. Also, at times we have had to call support for technical "issues" and then receive a bill for it - I find to be a little unreasonable; that is what support is for.
Bewertet am 28.8.2019
A robust platform for defined needs.
Kommentare: It is certainly an all-in-one solution for the needs of a medium-sized firm, however at the time of making the developments to adjust it to the processes of another country it is not friendly in any way. as well as its mobile applications still leave much to be desired.
Vorteile: When we implemented CS in our firm we changed from a homemade software to a total solution with great support. It was very exciting to be the first firm in the country that used this platform.
Nachteile: The implementation was a long process, having to develop procedures and connections with our own systems that took more than two quarters to define the launch with users. The adjustment to the particular needs of another culture when used in a country other than the USA, limited us in terms of many of the options that were not very customizable because they were designed in the requirements of another country.
Bewertet am 15.8.2018
CS Professional Suite - some parts are better than others.
Vorteile: The integration between products is what led me to buy the whole suite. UltraTax is the best product, easy to use, and has free support. The other products are much harder to set up and learn, and Thomson charges you for support for them, even if the problem you're calling about is actually a product bug.
Nachteile: They charge for support on all products except UltraTax. Practice is becoming a dinosaur, and badly needs to be updated. File Cabinet crashes multiple times every day.
Bewertet am 13.6.2017
Excellent Tax Software
Kommentare: It's a reliable product
Vorteile: Thompson Reuter contacted our firm after TaxWorks bit the dust. The final year of TaxWorks was a train wreck (they made a software change that we all needed to fight and muddle through, spending hours upon hours with our IT to complete returns. UltraTax by Thompson Reuter is a great product
Nachteile: It is pricey, and contacting Customer Service can be hit and miss. Just me experience, but it seems they staff heavily during tax season, but the rest of the year are bare bones.
Bewertet am 22.8.2018
UltraTax is the best solution
Kommentare: Thomson Reuters CS is more commonly referred to as UltraTax. I developed tax software for a competitive product for several years, and I still prefer Creative Solutions UltraTax to what I used to work on.
Vorteile: UltraTax handles every complex tax situation, and has all of the features you can imagine. They always manage to anticipate my needs before I realized I needed it.
Nachteile: The only downside I can think of is cost. It can be expensive, but it's a better total value than any of the competitors.
Bewertet am 25.7.2018
Great Suite of Products
Vorteile: Love all of these products. Generally easy to use and figure out and I love how they all talk to each other with the client codes you assign. Makes saving documents and client information very easy. It is also very simple for new accountants to learn.
Nachteile: Some of the functions can be difficult to master like creating new reports or creating queries to try and filter data. A bit archaic in these cases.
Bewertet am 6.11.2019
Best Accounting Software Available
Kommentare: CS Professional Suite allows us to assemble our backup documents with ease for preparing both financial statements and taxes.
Vorteile: My firm uses the CS Professional Suite, including Workpapers, Fixed Assets, UltraTax, GoFileRoom, and Practice. Each software is perfect for our needs with extensive features included.
Nachteile: There is absolutely nothing I dislike about this software. It includes everything I need for accounting tasks.
Bewertet am 11.3.2019
CS Professional Suite
Vorteile: The programs are able to talk to each other allowing for more efficient work days. Once you have everything set up correctly, these are extremely dependable programs.
Nachteile: Workpapers isn’t 100% accurate most of the time so the time you spend reviewing and correcting the input, you could just input it yourself.
Bewertet am 26.7.2018
Robust software suite for tax preparation and accounting firm management.
Vorteile: Highly in depth, performs complex tax calculations effectively, provides a great system for managing firm billings.
Nachteile: Sometimes the software can be a little clunky. The tax software could use an upgrade in ease of switching from data entry view to viewing the finalized tax return including all schedules and reports.
Bewertet am 12.2.2019
Great Overall Products Though Some Are Better Than Others
Vorteile: We use a lot of the suite products. The integration between the products is top notch and so helpful. Most of the products are relatively intuitive to use.
Nachteile: Some of the more advanced features are super cumbersome to figure out or are downright useless.
Bewertet am 2.2.2017
Practice CS and File Cabinet CS
Kommentare: I am only reviewing these two products in the Professional Suite because they are the only two I use on a regular basis. Practice CS helps me keep track of our clients information, staff time and client billing, plus all the reports I need to run. I find it to be user friendly and the customer support for this product has been excellent. Although you will get billed for using Thomson Reuters customer support so that is a downside. Practice CS is set up well, everything is easy to find on a stationary menu on the left side. Keeping track of invoices paid vs. owed is easily done with the many reports you can run. Thankfully Thomson Reuters helps you set everything up when you first start out. File Cabinet CS is a great digital filing system that works with scanned PDF documents and different file types. It has helped to cut down on the mounds of paper we store and print. I highly recommend it if you are needing a digital filing system. There is one negative however, the client IDs have to be set up slightly different in File Cabinet and Practice. This has caused some confusion and trouble with billing clients correctly. I am not sure why the programs are not using the same configuration for client IDs when they are made by the same company. maybe it is something Thomson Reuters can address in the future.
Bewertet am 12.11.2019
Not Worth The Trouble or Cost
Kommentare: CS Professional Suite caused more problems than is solved. It was expensive to purchase and even more expensive to use because it caused my firm to pay penalties and interest to various taxing agencies because they were unable to make the software work as advertised. Additionally, the software requires the purchase or subscription to 3rd party software to complete most any task.
Vorteile: There is nothing to like about this software. Difficult to implement, difficult to use. Bait and switch tactics used
Nachteile: The software is antiquated at best. We were told the software was fully integrated with other Thomson Reuters software. Nothing is further from the truth. It required no less than 5 different software downloads and even during the training when we asked how to make the software work with the other TR software the trainer expressed that it was not possible. It was only after we impressed upon him this was how it was sold did he even try to get them to work together. The staff is untrained, the software is cumbersome to use and took several weeks to even implement. After 4 months of use we scrapped the entire implementation and purchased a different product.
Bewertet am 17.11.2016
Can professional suite
Kommentare: Excellent integration. Expensive and late in latest trends. ACCURACY IS HIGHPOINT. GOOD EFFICIENCY AVAILABLE.
Nachteile: COST, AND NOT LATEST TREND
Bewertet am 15.8.2019
CS Professional Suite
Vorteile: It showed you what was wrong once submitted the documents
Nachteile: I didn't like how you had to go into different spots to find the documents needed
Bewertet am 28.8.2018
Great partner for managing workflow in an accounting office
Vorteile: The CS Suite integrates well with its partner software which makes supervising a team workflow a breeze. The suite assists tracking staff time, reports, client details and other necessities. The layout is very easy to maneuver around with, simple and easy to learn. Integrated software are easy to learn as well, they chose the best software to integrate with.
Nachteile: Tech support charges costly. It is great and amazing that tech support is available 24/7, but the cost is rather high. Despite that fact, being that the suite have software which are adaptable, tech support is used minimally.
Bewertet am 12.9.2019
significant programming error in UltraTax
Vorteile: I don't have anything positive to say about the software. It doesn't perform the basic task that it's supposed to, i.e. properly calculate your taxes.
Nachteile: My tax accountant uses Thomson Reuters UltraTax. In 2015, it made a significant error in my state filing. I was audited by the state, and based on the error that the software made, I owe the taxes plus $700 in penalties and interest. The time I have lost to this audit is significant as well. My accountant requested that TR compensate me for the penalties and interest. They declined to. The programming error in the software was a very basic error. They should be ashamed of themselves.