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.
But don’t panic, as if you have a copy of Sage Instant accounts which you are happy using, then you can continue to use the software, as it won’t stop working on 1st February. You should make sure you are extra careful and take regular backups of your software, and regularly check for data errors and warnings each time you back up, as described in my Good Housekeeping post.
We work closely with Sage developers who can often fix data errors, so even though Sage will no longer offer assistance, we still can, although not ALL errors can be fixed, hence the need for regular backups so if the worst does happen you can go back to your last clean backup and re -key your data.
If you are offered a special price to upgrade to Sage 50 Accounts Essentials, you may still wish to upgrade now, as pricing for the new software looks to be considerably more than the Sage Instant software was, but do get in touch with us at Silicon Bullet as we can at least match and often improve on Sage Direct Sales pricing, and if we understand your needs and requirements it may be an upgrade is unnecessary anyway. Click on the link to my post about Sage 50 Accounts Essentials to see the new features offered in this new release.
So don’t panic and give us a call on 01604 420057