This is the third in my series of blog posts highlighting add-on products which tackle regularly requested extra functionality to improve your Sage 50 experience. To see the other useful add ons available then take a look at the add on category on our website. Do you ever have the problem when you run an age.. read more →

The current version of Sage 50 Accounts is version 20 or 2014 as it is otherwise known With this version Sage are focusing on making it much smoother and easier to process your VAT, as this is something which stresses out many small business owners. To see all the new features from 2014 to 2017 then.. read more →

10 Mar 2014
March 10, 2014

Sage Backups and Dropbox

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I quite often need to send and receive Sage backup files as part of my job.  I used to be able to easily send them via email but as Sage gets more sophisticated the backup files have got bigger and not all email systems can manage them.  Or as happened today the recipients anti spam.. read more →

07 Feb 2014
February 7, 2014

Sage 50 2014 – Service Pack 1 Update

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Sage have released a new update which will take your Sage 50 2014 software to version 20.4.9.364.  This is called Sage Accounts 2014 Service Pack 1. To learn about what in included in Service Pack 1 then take a look at the Ask Sage website. If you go to help and about in your Sage.. 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 →

06 Jan 2014
January 6, 2014

Top Ten Auto Enrolment Terms

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If you employ staff then you need to know about Auto Enrolment, but if you read the articles and advice then there are a lot of terms which you may not understand.  Hopefully my top ten auto enrolment terms can help you make more sense out of what you need to know : Jobholder –.. read more →

17 Dec 2013
December 17, 2013

Sage Manager Password

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When you first install single user Sage 50 and Instant Accounts Plus and you get straight into the software with no security set up at all.  If you wish to create alternative logon ID’s for different users however – even in a single user environment – then you have the choice in Company Preferences->Parameters to.. read more →

A link between Sales Orders and Purchase Orders seems like simple functionality, but is something which just isn’t possible with Sage 50 Professional. Many companies don’t keep stock of the items they sell in order to keep costs down, but take orders but then have goods shipped direct to the customer from their supplier.  I.. read more →

10 Dec 2013
December 10, 2013

Sage 50 Accounts 2014 – Update 3

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**Please note – Sage have now issued Service Pack 1 – see our post from February 2013** Sage 50 Accounts 2014 Update 3 is now available to download. Please make sure that ALL Sage programs and Microsoft Excel are closed prior to downloading and installing this update.  If you do not close all programs and.. read more →

Following on from my good housekeeping posts for Sage 50 and Sage Instant Accounts, when you have used Sage for a few years, running reports and doing the data check and backups can start to slow down, just due to the sheer size of your Sage dataset.  It is well worth doing a Spring Clean.. read more →