When you use Sage 50 Accounts and exit the software you are always asked “Would you like to check your data before you back up?  Do you always say yet to this?  If you don’t then you really should. If you want to find out more information about what to do if you have data.. read more →

I was doing the bookkeeping for a client today using Sage Instant Account 2014, and we needed to run the year end process in Sage.  Unfortunately on clicking Run Year End the sage stopped working with a not very helpful error message of “SBDDesktop.exe has stopped working” and the system closed down Sage. On restarting.. read more →

Sage are now encouraging customers to subscribe to their software rather than buy the software in the old fashioned way of purchasing a DVD.  With the new subscription service you either pay an annual fee via direct debit, often with a significant discount, or you can pay monthly. The issue several of our customers have.. read more →

If you use Sage Instant Accounts Version 2013 or below  you may be contacted by the Sage Direct Sales team in the next few weeks, and told that as of 1st February 2016 Sage will not be investing in Instant Accounts any more.  They are planning to migrate customers over to Sage 50 Accounts Essentials… read more →

23 Mar 2015
March 23, 2015

Sage Accounts 2015 Service Pack 4

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Sage have released Service pack 4 for Sage Instant Accounts 2015 and Sage 50 Accounts 2015 Possible Problems This update is a legislative and security update for Sage 50 and Sage Instant Accounts.  Some users are experiencing problems when clicking on Install Now from within the software. The update isn’t loading but they still can’t.. read more →

16 Mar 2015
March 16, 2015

Sage Instant Accounts 2015

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The latest version of Sage’s entry level desktop accounting package has now been released, but the system is no longer tied to the desktop! Sage Drive Sage Instant now has the same Sage Drive features available as Sage 50.  As well as the ability for your accountant to connect to your data live, included with.. read more →

11 Jul 2014
July 11, 2014

VAT Submissions in Sage

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Do you submit your VAT returns and European Community Sales List direct from your sage accounts package?  I do for both my own company and for those I do bookkeeping for.  Up until earlier this year I have always had the utmost highest confidence that my submissions have been successful, but after a couple of.. read more →

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 →

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 →