27 Nov 2017
November 27, 2017

Sage 50 Accounts 2018 – New Features

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Sage 50 Accounts Version 24 (or 2018) was released in September 2017, but many people who pay for Sage’s subscription services won’t have upgraded to the latest version yet.  To help you decide if it is worth it for you to upgrade your system, then here is a brief overview of the new features.  Make.. read more →

01 Nov 2017
November 1, 2017

Sage 50 and GoCardless Integration

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In the past, direct debits used to be something only larger companies could use, and something you associate with paying utility bills or insurance.  They just cost small businesses too much to set up as only the big banks had the technology to generate the Direct Debit Mandates. GoCardless have a system which allows small.. read more →

In July 2017 we had reports from some customers that when they tried to print an invoice or statement, Sage 50 just shut down (with no error message), or they got an error message ‘SBDDesktop.exe has stopped working’.  This was caused by a Microsoft security update which clashed with Sage and caused the problem.  We would.. read more →

06 Oct 2016
October 6, 2016

Sage 50 New Features

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If you are still using a copy of Sage 50 from a few years ago and have not been encouraged to upgrade to a later version then you may not be aware of the improvements that have been made to Sage 50 over the last few years.  I have been blogging about the new features.. read more →

Have you tried to open Sage, but the splash screen comes up but then it won’t start up or open?  This can be due to a number of reasons but if it has happened in the last week or so then read on. Sage Support have been inundated with support calls, as a recent Windows.. read more →

25 Jul 2016
July 25, 2016

Sage 50 Accounts Version 23

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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.. 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 →

24 Sep 2015
September 24, 2015

Sage 50 Accounts 2016 – New Features

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Sage 50 Accounts 2016 is now released.  Sage have been listening to the feedback from customers and there are some exciting new features which I am really going to enjoy using.  Please contact Us for advice on if an upgrade is the best option for you too.  To see all the new features from 2014.. read more →

16 Sep 2015
September 16, 2015

New Sage 50 Accounts 2016

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Sage announced this week that the new Sage 50 Accounts is available to download from Monday 14th September 2015. The headline new areas of functionality are Bank Feed – powered by Yodlee Faster Payments – with SagePay Improved Error Correction You will receive your software either via an auto update, or if you have Sage.. read more →

As of 1st April 2015 HMRC have changed the VAT rules concerning settlement and prompt payment discounts. It used to be that when you raised and invoice or order which included the settlement discount that the VAT on the document was reduced assuming the customer had paid within the term.  Even if they paid late.. read more →