It’s almost that time of year when Sage release their latest update to their Sage 50 Accounts software. It’s always scheduled for around September each year, to correspond with the end of their financial year end. **UPDATE** Now the software has been released and Alison has passed her accreditation exam – read our review of the new features in the post Sage 50 2017 New Features.
There are some really interesting improvements coming with the new software, some of them are things which I know I have been asked for on countless occasions, and things I can see will be really handy in my day to day bookkeeping role.
Sage 50 New Features
- Negative Items on Invoices – how many times have you wanted to quickly and easily show a credit or a negative amount on an invoice, rather than having to use the discount features or issue a separate credit note? You will quickly and easily be able to enter negative items on invoices from now on.
- Full Transactional detail in most used screens – often when I’m in the customer or supplier activity screen I need to know if an invoice included VAT and at what rate, but I would have to find the transaction in the financial screens to find that information. This information will now be available in customer, supplier, bank and nominal activity screens.
- Enter Invoices and Payments together – When entering batch invoices, you’ll be able to enter payments on the same line so you don;t have to navigate to the bank area to mark the invoices just entered as paid.
- Flexible Invoice Due Dates – When in the Invoicing area you will be able to over-write the invoice due date as relevant, or set automatic calculations so you can keep a better track of expected cashflow.
These are just a few of the new features, other improvements are being made ‘under the cover’ to make Sage 50 Accounts faster and more efficient, and automated backups are also being improved to allow you to backup to a cloud location
These new features have mostly been taken from customer suggestions, so make sure if there is a feature you would find really useful you let Sage know via their website and you never know, it might appear in a future upgrade.
How to Upgrade
If you wish to gain access to these new features on their planned release in September 2016 then give me a call on 01604 420057 to discuss you Sage upgrade options, and if a Sage Subscription might be suitable for you. We have some fabulous special offers available to help you upgrade to the latest version, plus the IT knowledge and know how to get your Sage working well on your IT systems.
In order for us to best assist you with your upgrade, make a note of your Sage Version Number, Serial Number and Variant, which are all displayed by your software if you go to Help and About in your Sage 50 or Instant Accounts software.