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 →

19 Feb 2012
February 19, 2012

Sage Data Check – Budget is Negative

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If you are using Sage correctly,  you should be running regular Sage Data Checks each time you have been in the system doing any data entry – you are always prompted to do this check each time you close the software – and my previous post on Good Housekeeping in Sage Accounts explains why. A common query from.. read more →

Another Sage 50 Accounts Update is currently being rolled out.  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 You must.. read more →

23 Jan 2012
January 23, 2012

Sage – How to Manage your VAT part 2

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Following on from Sage  – How to manage your VAT part 1, here, as promised, is a guide to producing and submitting a VAT return in Sage 50 and Sage Instant Accounts. I would always you recommend you take a backup of your Sage data before running the VAT return, as once you have hit that.. read more →

16 Jan 2012
January 16, 2012

Sage – How to Manage your VAT part 1

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If you are a VAT registered business and still doing your bookkeeping manually, or using spreadsheets, then you really are missing a trick.  Using accounts software like Sage 50 or Sage Instant accounts makes producing the VAT return as easy as click, click, print, check, submit! I am assuming here that you have already set.. read more →

23 Nov 2011
November 23, 2011

Sage 50 Accounts 2012 – Update 3

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Sage released a 3rd update to the 2012 Sage 50 software on Thursday 17th November.  You may have not been prompted to do this update yet, as Sage checks for updates automatically just once per week.  Hopefully you have been prompted to update, followed the instructions on screen and updated successfully. But what do you do.. read more →