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 →

I am working on relocating my blog from our wordpress site to our new website, choosing the most popular pages first.  This post is about the most popular of the Adept Sage 50 Add-On products. To see the other posts in my Sage 50 Add On series, take a look at the Adept Add-On category on.. read more →

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 →