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Sage Accounting and Payroll

October 2018 Newsletter

Posted on 25/10/2018 in Accounting News | by

1. Sage 50 Accounts v25.

The new version of Sage 50 Accounts has now been released, here are the major features:

Ø  The ability to “Check Data” and take “Backups” without having to ask other users to leave the system.

Ø  Straight into “Backup”, the “Check Data” is later in the procedure.

Ø  More clarity as why a “Restore” may have failed.

Ø  Selection of various “Backups”, e.g. Data only, etc. is easier.

Ø  Bank Reconciliations can be reversed.

Ø  There is a new field in Transactions showing on which Bank Reconciliation the item was matched.

Ø  More detail in the Licence Information (in Help> About) showing if you have a Subscription.

Ø  Mobile Sales and Tracker Apps will no longer work in v25. They will still work in v24 and below.

Ø  Automatic Update settings.

Ø  Improvements to the Manager’s ability to change User profiles.

Ø  Transaction email is disabled by default; it can be turned back on if still used.

2. Sage 50 Accounts for Subscription Users.

You automatically have the right – and are paying for – an Upgrade to v25.  I would strongly recommend that you do not try to Upgrade the program over the Internet.  Save the program to your Downloads and then run it from there.

3.Backups – System Crashes.

Clients wonder why I am constantly nagging about taking adequate Backups and having the ability to use them.  Clients have system crashes – I have just had another client who had a nasty experience.  His system crashed very seriously; fortunately, the lady who processes his accounts had separate, very current, Sage backups for “Data Only” and “Reports and Layouts Only”  The Sage system was up and running on a new computer very quickly.  Unfortunately, she did not have an “Archives Only” backup.  They also did not have Backups of other Applications, e.g. Office programs. A Data Recovery company, expensively, is currently trying to recover the lost data from the old hard drive.

4.Making Tax Digital.

The new HMRC filing requirements will come into force from 6th April next year.  It affects you if you are VAT registered.  Only Sage Accounts from v24 are compatible.

5. Spam Sage Invoices.

There are currently spam invoices circulating on the Internet; they look like messages from Sage with an invoice attached – look carefully at the sender’s email address.


          Have a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.


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