04 Dec 2017
December 4, 2017

Why use Access Rights in Sage 50?

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If you have a single user version of Sage 50 and you are the only one who uses it, you may have been unaware of the capability of adding a password to your system.  If you are a sole user of the system it isn’t so important, but I meet many companies where multiple staff.. read more →

01 Nov 2017
November 1, 2017

Sage 50 and GoCardless Integration

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In the past, direct debits used to be something only larger companies could use, and something you associate with paying utility bills or insurance.  They just cost small businesses too much to set up as only the big banks had the technology to generate the Direct Debit Mandates. GoCardless have a system which allows small.. read more →

Does deleting transactions in Sage WIND YOU UP ? Traditionally in Sage if you wanted to correct any errors you needed to be the only one logged in to the system. So when you accidentally post a transaction in Sage to the wrong bank account or choose the wrong supplier or customer account on a.. read more →

When you use Sage 50 Accounts and exit the software you are always asked “Would you like to check your data before you back up?  Do you always say yet to this?  If you don’t then you really should. If you want to find out more information about what to do if you have data.. read more →

28 Sep 2016
September 28, 2016

Sage 50 2017 New Features

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Sage 50 Accounts 2017, or Version 23, is now available to download.  For those of you on subscriptions with Sage you can now download the update to install on your machine.  If you were previously a Sage Instant Accounts customer you would normally have had to wait for about 6 months to get any of.. read more →

15 Sep 2014
September 15, 2014

Sage 50 Accounts 2015 – New Features

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The latest version of Sage 50 has now been released – and I am now undergoing my training on the new features so I can share them with you on my blog here.  As well as the headline new features covered in my previous post there are many more subtle changes which you may not.. read more →

17 Jun 2014
June 17, 2014

Experimenting with Sage 50

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If you use Sage 50, and have used it for a while, you probably have used it the same way for years.  Even if you have upgraded through to the latest version, currently Sage 50 2014 (Version 20) there are probably lots of buttons which you don’t even notice, or things that you would like.. read more →

27 May 2014
May 27, 2014

Customising your view in Sage

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Are there columns in Sage which you always tab over and skip when you are entering data in your Sage 50 or Instant Accounts package?  Fields like extra reference, department code and project are not used by many companies and yet they appear on many of the data entry screens. Then I have an excellent.. read more →

There is nothing quite like that sinking feeling you get when you run a Sage Data check and find there are Errors in your Sage Data.  We go months with no one having any problems at all – then have some months where we get several enquiries close together.  Sage errors can happen at any.. read more →

So you have heard people talk about the bank reconciliation but have no idea why you should be doing it, or even what it is. You enter all your transactions in Sage (or your other bookkeeping software or manual books) so what is the point of doing the bank reconciliation? First what is a bank.. read more →