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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →