The Institute of Legal Cashiers & Administrators (ILCA) has begun the search for the best software supplier of 2008. The winner will be awarded the Software User’s Award at the Institute’s annual luncheon held at London’s Middle Temple in the autumn.

This will be the third year in which the award will be made following a large number of requests on the ILCA’s website Bulletin Board between members wanting to know what other members think about the legal software they use. Non-member software users can also take part by using the online questionnaire at www.ilca.org.uk. Last year four suppliers received scores over 90% with TFB plc narrowly edging out Cognito Software Ltd. to take the Award.
 
The best software supplier will be adjudged on 14 points, namely:
·     adequacy of training
·     ease of making postings
·     bank reconciliations
·     interest calculations
·     compliance to SAR’s
·     month end routine procedure
·     quality of help desk support
·     VAT return calculation
·     compliance with money laundering
·     nominal postings
·     bill postings
·     ease of reporting generally
·     upgrades
·     reaction time to regulatory changes
 
For further information please contact the Institute executive secretary Margaret Macdonald at ILCA, Marlowe House, 109 Station Rd, Sidcup, Kent, call 020 8302 2867 or visit www. ilca.org.uk