02 Dec 2013
December 2, 2013

Go Cardless and VAT Cash Accounting

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We have just received an important notification for business users of GoCardless who use VAT Cash Accounting. The GoCardless Sage add-on has previously created all Sales Receipts with the “T9” VAT code  If you do cash accounting, Sales Receipts created by GoCardless before November may therefore have the incorrect VAT code. In order to correct.. read more →

Auto Enrolment. It’s the latest buzzword around payroll processing, but do you know what it is and what you as an employee or employer need to do? Basically it is the right of anyone in a job to be enrolled in a company pension scheme unless they opt out.  This means that employers need to.. read more →

05 Apr 2013
April 5, 2013

Sage 50 Payroll V19 – Update 2

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It is almost time for the new Real Time Information era of Payroll submissions, and as usual I am making sure I run everything in my own payroll first so that I can correctly advise my customers on how to follow the new process.  There is no better way to learn than to do! So.. read more →

14 Jan 2013
January 14, 2013

Sage Instant Accounts 2013

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Sage Instant Accounts 2013 has now been launched. It is perfect for new and small businesses. Sage Instant Accounts is the market-leading bookkeeping package that puts you in control of everyday essentials like cash flow and VAT. It also gives you the confidence to make more informed business decisions without being too complicated and without.. read more →

Payroll Submissions are Changing Between April 2012 and October 2012, everyone who pays employees through the PAYE scheme will receive a letter from the HMRC informing them of the date they are required to start submitting their payroll reports when they pay their employees instead of at the end of each tax year.  This new.. read more →

17 Oct 2012
October 17, 2012

Sage 50 Accounts 2013 – Update 2

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The second update for Sage 50 Accounts 2013 has been released. As for previous updates, if you run a multi-user system, once you have updated one machine you must then go ahead and update all machines which use the same data before you will be allowed to re-open Sage. Before you update your Sage 50 software.. read more →

31 Aug 2012
August 31, 2012

Sage 50 Accounts 2013 – Update 1

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The first Update for Sage 50 Accounts 2013 has been released.  You need to install this update if your version number is 19.0.11.261 or 19.0.11.260.  To find out what version your software is then go to Help -> About where your version number is displayed in the Program Details section. If you are prompted by.. read more →

In Sage 50 and Sage Instant Accounts, every time you update an invoice, make or receive and payment, make a journal entry or do anything which impacts the nominal ledger, Sage creates new transaction records, and numbers them sequentially starting from 1.  This is called the Audit Trail and can be viewed by clicking Company >Financials. Historically.. read more →

I have had the same enquiry twice this week from customers.  Something has happened on their computer which has meant they had to exit Sage using Task Manager rather than closing the program fully, then on trying to log back in, they have had a ‘User name already in use’ message which threatens data problems… read more →

18 Apr 2012
April 18, 2012

Sage 50 Additions Add-On Software

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Sage 50 is a great product which is very reasonably priced for a small company to use for all their accounting requirements, and if you have Sage 50 Accounts Professional, you have stock control functions and sales and purchase order systems available to use, too. Quite often, though, when I’ve been installing Sage at a client site,.. read more →