A new update has been released for your Sage 50 Payroll. You should download and install this update before you next process you payroll. Once installed, your software version in Help > About > Program Details > Version Number should be v20.02.203. Make sure you close all Sage software, including Sage Instant or Sage.. read more →

11 Jul 2014
July 11, 2014

VAT Submissions in Sage

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Do you submit your VAT returns and European Community Sales List direct from your sage accounts package?  I do for both my own company and for those I do bookkeeping for.  Up until earlier this year I have always had the utmost highest confidence that my submissions have been successful, but after a couple of.. read more →

Sage have recently released Sage 50 2014 (or version 20) and you can read the official blurb about the new features in my previous post, Sage 50 Accounts 2014 – New Features. I have noticed, though, running my own accounts on the system, that quite a few little tweaks and extra messages have been added into.. read more →

17 Jun 2014
June 17, 2014

Sage Accounts – End of Life

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Sage have confirmed that from 30 April 2015 they will no longer support customers using Sage 50 2011 (Veriosn 17) . and Sage Instant 2011 This does not mean that you can’t continue to use this software, but it does mean that you will no longer be able to have Sage Cover, and 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 →

09 May 2014
May 9, 2014

Sage Training

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My main business, and the one I enjoy the most, has always been helping people to get the most out of their Sage Accounts and Payroll software through my one-to-one bespoke Sage training. I find it very rewarding to pass on my years of knowledge on how to be a great bookkeeper, and how to.. read more →

I was recently approached by GoCardless, to offer advice on their development of an interface for their Direct Debit service with Sage 50. I was really pleased that they had the foresight to consult with Sage users and trainers as they did the development, and they listened to our comments and acted on the advice.. 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 →

This is another post to highlight Sage Add-On products which have proved particularly popular with Silicon Bullet’s clients.  To see the other useful add ons available then take a look at the add on category on our website. Have you ever been in the situation where you have mis-typed a product code, or a sales.. read more →