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 →

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 →

Do you practise good housekeeping with your Sage 50 Accounts Data, or your Sage Instant Accounts?  We have regular enquiries from clients with errors in their Sage data which have to be sent away to be fixed, but with good housekeeping this cost could be avoided. So – what is ‘good housekeeping’ in Sage?  What.. read more →