January is finally over.  All those doing tax returns can finally breathe a sigh of relief.  That’s it for another year.  But is it? Is it really another year until you need to worry about your tax return again? Think how not having done your tax return preyed on your mind over Christmas,  Think about how.. read more →

28 Sep 2016
September 28, 2016

Sage 50 2017 New Features

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Sage 50 Accounts 2017, or Version 23, is now available to download.  For those of you on subscriptions with Sage you can now download the update to install on your machine.  If you were previously a Sage Instant Accounts customer you would normally have had to wait for about 6 months to get any of.. read more →

30 Sep 2015
September 30, 2015

Why do you need Sage Training ?

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Sage is a very popular product, and many companies buy and install Sage either having bought the software direct from Sage, or maybe your friendly accountant has helped get you started with your Sage software. More commonly though the people I meet through being a sage trainer in Northampton have learnt how to use the.. 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 →

There is nothing quite like that sinking feeling you get when you run a Sage Data check and find there are Errors in your Sage Data.  We go months with no one having any problems at all – then have some months where we get several enquiries close together.  Sage errors can happen at any.. read more →

So you have heard people talk about the bank reconciliation but have no idea why you should be doing it, or even what it is. You enter all your transactions in Sage (or your other bookkeeping software or manual books) so what is the point of doing the bank reconciliation? First what is a bank.. read more →

Do you practise good housekeeping with your Sage 50 Accounts Data, or your Sage Instant Accounts?  We have regular enquiries from clients with errors in their Sage data which have to be sent away to be fixed, but with good housekeeping this cost could be avoided. So – what is ‘good housekeeping’ in Sage?  What.. 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 →