Some feedback from users running SUM-IT Software

I’ve been using a range of SUM-IT programs since 1996. As a mixed farm we are running Total Accounts, Payroll, Dairy and Field Modules. I’ve stayed with them because they provide the whole package – software, hardware, regular updates, links to other farm software and, of course, their professional service – helpful, friendly and with agriculturally-based knowledge. In all these years they have never let me down.

Maxine West, R M West & Son, Lacey Green, Bucks

We like using the SUM-IT software for our farming clients. When meeting the MTD criteria for clients with little accounting knowledge, it’s a cost-effective solution in comparison to cloud-based alternatives, and help is always available over the phone should there be any technical issues.

Lindsay Marrs, Marrs Accountancy, Warwick Bridge, Cumbria

For many years I have used Total Accounts for multiple businesses, each with their own licence. I have my own licence for Payroll, covering 5 sets of data on that. The simplicity of use was particularly valued during Covid as I regularly have to talk farmers through finding information and using the same screen for all entries and the ability to drill down is an easy concept for non-users to learn. It has long been, and remains, my agricultural program of choice for its ease of use, value and superb support.

Jane Benney, Laverton, Somerset

We have been extremely satisfied with SUM-IT’s Total software and more importantly the excellent back up support when we have required it, no matter how small or trivial the problem might be.

The fact that all aspects of the inputs are integrated means that details are only to enter once, this makes life a lot easier when dealing with field and spray records, livestock movements, calf registrations etc.

Once we have the data entered, both the financial and physical analysis we are able to get back out at the click of the mouse is brilliant.

The easy to use cashflow and budgeting tools have allowed us to make long term well informed decisions about the future direction we wish the business to go and monitor this very easily.

John Aynsley, Skelton Farming Ltd., Saltburn-by-Sea, North Yorks

I have used SUM-IT Total since it was first launched, having previously used the DOS version of the Accounts and Payroll programs. I chose SUM-IT from four other packages demonstrated to me in 1991 because they had produced the most complete” program. I do the books for six different farms and wages for other people as well, using Total. My farmers are not afraid of the system, in fact some have bought additional modules to integrate their livestock with the accounts. All the accountants approve and are happy with the programs and, particularly importantly, HMRC and DEFRA are also happy.

The SUM-IT team are continually improving and updating each and every part of the Total system and their support is second to none. They NEVER let you down. I cannot recommend SUM-IT and Total highly enough.

Vicki Gladwin, Baylham, Suffolk

We started using SUM-IT in 2000 having no experience of a Farm Computer system. A couple of farmers nearby were using SUM-IT so that was really why we chose it. We have never regretted it and certainly recommend it to others. It works for us in keeping our Herd Records and as the information expands it provides a very comprehensive record of all Herd and Flock activity, particularly that now we milk record and observe the state of individual cows. Plus it always impresses the Assurance inspectors!

Farmers are generally not really happy doing office work but SUM-IT certainly makes it easier and the support from SUM-IT is so helpful, even you ask for help frequently! If you have never used a Computer Farm Program, use SUM-IT!

Jean Tincknell, Wedmore, Somerset

Having researched the available farm programmes back in 1989, we settled on SUM-IT and it has been the most cost-effective and user-friendly. Our choice all those years ago has never proved doubtful and we have enjoyed a good working relationship with the company and its helpful staff.

Most recently I needed to check some invoices from the 1990’s and having had 3 – 4 computers plus new SUM-IT software over the last 20 some years, I wasn’t sure where to start! A call to Gordon at SUM-IT and less than 6 minutes later I had all the reference numbers needed to track down the correct bits of paper, an hour later having raided the loft I had in my hand all I needed.

As years have passed, SUM-iT have developed programs to meet the demands of changing rules and regulations, helping our business to comply and utilise modern technology to assist our developing farm enterprises.

Ruth Kimber, Charlton Musgrove, Somerset

K.S.Coles Limited has been using software provided from SUM-IT for more than 20 years now. Throughout this time we have found that the SUM-IT software packages we use are the best on the market, for our needs as a business. They are so user-friendly, with all the information you need and more to enable you to run your accounts, farm records, payroll, or casual labour successfully.

I think it’s also fair to say, that SUM-IT staff are always there on hand to give us advice and support, and believe me, sometimes we have needed it! All in all I would advise anyone looking for an integrated system, to look no further than SUM-IT.

Suzie Coles, Wellington, Somerset

We have been using SUM-IT Accounts software for many years and it has proved to be a very versatile program, giving us all the financial reports that we require. As our business has grown so has SUM-IT and we find that more and more of the information we require can now be obtained using the program. SUM-IT support is excellent, a quick phone call and the guys are always there to help out with any problems. There has never been a time when our questions have gone unanswered.

Jean of Rolf Park Farm Ltd, Beaulieu, Hampshire

I would just like to say that dealing with SUM-IT over the years has been a pleasure, and I could not have had any more help with my farm software than I have had from SUM-IT. The software is easily understood, and the company are always striving to move forward and keep ahead of the game. Furthermore, the helpline always has the answer.

Chris Awdry, West Ashton, Wilts

I have always found SUM-IT to be efficient, professional and available. Their programs are simple and easy to work. Their staff are always friendly and helpful.

Hugh Warmington, Cothelstone, Somerset