04 Feb 2016
February 4, 2016

Sage 50 Accounts Essentials

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As of 2nd February 2016 Sage Instant Accounts has had a revamp and name change, and is now Sage 50 Accounts Essentials. I am being asked by many clients if they need to upgrade to the new software, and my answer is if you are happy with what you are using then not necessarily, but.. 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 →

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 →

23 May 2015
May 23, 2015

Sage Accounts 2015 Service Pack 5

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Sage have released Service pack 5 for Sage Instant Accounts 2015 and Sage 50 Accounts 2015.  This update is not being automatically suggested when you check for updates, but needs to be manually downloaded and applied. We recommend installing this update if you are having issues with Sage crashing during the backup, or if you.. 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 →

27 May 2014
May 27, 2014

Customising your view in Sage

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Are there columns in Sage which you always tab over and skip when you are entering data in your Sage 50 or Instant Accounts package?  Fields like extra reference, department code and project are not used by many companies and yet they appear on many of the data entry screens. Then I have an excellent.. read more →