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 →

06 Feb 2012
February 6, 2012

Sage Instant Accounts 2012

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What is Sage Instant Accounts? Sage Instant Accounts is the UK’s most recommended accounts software. It’s simple to use with the right training, and designed to help you manage your money, including VAT, end of year accounts and invoicing and management reports, as quickly and easily as possible. What’s new in Sage Instant Accounts 2012? The.. 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 →

Are you using the correct version of Instant Accounts V2011 (17)? Watch out if you are installing the latest version of Instant Accounts; there are a couple of known issues you should be aware of to ensure you are working with the correctly updated version. Also, if you are using the software already it is.. read more →