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 →

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 →

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 →