April 3, 2017

I’ve supported or trained people on Sage 50 Accounts (now Sage 50c Accounts) since 2001, and in that time it’s become apparent that little things can make a big difference in terms of making processing easier. Sometimes those quick tips can save an awful lot of time, because let’s face it just one extra click, column to tab through, or screen to look at done repeatedly over the day can add up to a fair amount of time.

With that in mind I’ve listed a few ‘top tips’ that just might save you some time & effort on a day to day basis. There are many others so no doubt I’ll revisit this topic, but for now here are just a few of my favourites:

1.    Customisable columns.

This is a feature which has been around for several years now but it’s improved several times since it first appeared in the program & I find it so handy.

Basically in most ledger list, batch entry & activity screens that you have in Sage 50 Accoun...

April 3, 2017

Our Financial year starts in January (I changed it so my work goals & targets were in line with my personal ones. I know, you can think your own thoughts & no more need be said on the matter.) Anyway, after using Sage 50 since we started in 2009 we decided to move onto Sage One for several reasons, but here are my top 3:

1.   We can send invoices from our tablets…

…now this is clearly the joy of a cloud based program that is not specific to Sage One, but having moved from a desktop setup where we could only invoice from the office (& we’re often in other people’s offices due to the nature of the job) it’s fantastic. Sometimes you need to leave work at the office & come home, but as any micro business owner knows sending invoices should never be considered work! Without it how on earth would the bills get paid? And for making it easy to create & email an invoice we’re loving Sage One.

2.   We’re learn...

April 3, 2017

…..and other little known facts to help with your book keeping processes.

This may seem like a slightly odd title for a blog post, and to be fair it was actually a short presentation that I gave at a networking group recently so I’m not sure entirely how well it translates, but we’ll give it a go!

One thing that I’ve realised in over 17 year of helping people to resolve problems in their Sage systems, is that many of the issues encountered are not so much about knowledge of the system as about the processes going on in the background – the information that’s getting (or not getting) to the person who’s processing. With that in mind I’ve put together a few facts (clearly little known based on the queries I regularly encounter) that I hope will help business owners & managers to stay on the good side of their book keeper – or if they look after their own day to day accounting to learn to make that an easy process...

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