• Does applying a lock date prevent me from entering year end adjustments later?

    When you run your year end, to stop further transactions being posted into the year you're closing, you can apply a lock date. This is useful for preventing late entries once you've finalised your year end figures.

    A common question is whether…

  • Does archiving data at year end remove data from the live company?

    When you run your year end, it's a good idea to create an archive of your data. This makes it easy to report on previous year data, without current year postings getting in the way. 

    A common question we're asked is whether creating an archive removes…

  • Switching off the 'Date entered is outside current financial year' message

    If your financial year ended on 31 December, you may now be seeing the message 'Date entered is outside current financial year' whenever you post a transaction. While normally a useful message, you may not want to see it for every transaction you post…

  • Be more efficient in 2022 by decluttering your accounts

    Be more efficient in 2022 and stop old records building up, cluttering your accounts and slowing you down. It's easy to delete or hide records you don't need, so why not take a look today?

    Read more >

  • Post into next year before running Year End

    If your financial year ends on 31 December 2021 but you're not ready to run your year end straight away, don't worry. You can still post into your new financial year before you run the Year End option. This means you can keep up to date with things like…

  • Quick tip - Selecting multiple records

    Did you know there are two ways to select multiple records in Sage 50cloud Accounts?

    What's more you can amend your software settings to use the method you prefer.

    Find out more >

  • Import standard budgets into your accounts

    When running your year end you can automatically apply a percentage increase on this year's budgets or actuals to create budgets for next year. But if you use standard budgeting and you have more complicated changes to make to your budgets, did you know…

  • Tip - Set your software display preferences

    In the Options window you can set preferences for how windows display in your software.

    For example, you may want to set colour themes or add gridlines to make things easier to read, set all users to view the same columns, or perhaps configure what happens…

  • Tip - Quickly check for sales invoices you haven't sent or updated

    Did you know you can use the Accounts audit option in Sage 50 Accounts to quickly check for sales invoices that haven't been emailed, printed or posted to the ledgers within 14 days? Useful for protecting your cash flow and avoiding missing invoice queries…

  • An easy way to track changes in your accounts data

    If you work with others on your accounts data, sometimes you may need to find out when a certain change was made or who made it. When this happens, the Event Log can save you time. It's really easy to use and tracks details of important changes, including…

  • Shortcut to your favourite webpage from within your software

    Is there a webpage you refer to often when working on your accounts? Perhaps a page on the Revenue website, or a useful Sage Knowledgebase article. 

    It's really easy to set the F12 function key to open a webpage of your choice from within Sage 50cloud…

  • VAT hints and tips

    To help you if you're running your VAT Return soon, we've pulled together some handy VAT hints and tips into a quick guide.

    Take a look >

  • Making it easy to get help in Sage 50cloud Accounts v28

    To help you find answers fast, Sage 50cloud Accounts v28 installs a shortcut to the Sage 50cloud Accounts Help Centre on your Windows desktop, so help is only one click away. 

    In case you missed it, we've also made some great improvements to the Help Centre…

  • Check if a transaction is VAT reconciled

    When you reconcile your VAT Return in your software, all transactions that were included in that VAT Return are flagged as VAT reconciled.

    If you later need to check if a transaction has been VAT reconciled, for example, for audit purposes or error corrections…

  • Make bank reconciliation easier

    When you do a bank reconciliation, to make it easier to find each transaction you can sort the Un-matched transactions window. For example, you may want to sort transactions by date to match the order on your bank statement, or you may prefer to sort…

  • Recording a supplier refund

    If you've received a refund from a supplier, it's easy to record this using the Supplier refund option. If you've already received a credit note you can allocate it straight away, or alternatively simply post the refund and allocate it later.…

  • Undo a bank reconciliation

    Sometimes you might reconcile a bank transaction in error, or you may even want to undo a bank reconciliation altogether and start again. Don't worry, there's a few ways you can do this in your software.

    Find out more >

  • Quick tip - Hide old and unused records

    Do you have customers and suppliers that you no longer trade with, or products you no longer sell?

    To tidy your lists and make them more manageable, the inactive records option is just what you need. Simply flag one or more records to hide them from the…

  • An easy way to protect your data

    Taking data backups doesn't have to be a chore.

    You can use the Backup Manager to make regular backups automatically in the background. So there's no more staying behind in the office to back up, or waiting for others to log out first.

    Read more…

  • Sage Accounts Support Bulletin - August edition out now

    The latest edition of the Sage Accounts Support Bulletin is now available. Topics include:

    • Automating your backups
    • How to undo a bank reconciliation
    • Tips to boost your cash flow and more...

    Why not grab a coffee and read a copy online here >


  • Tip - A simple check for duplicate transactions

    To help ensure your accounts are accurate we recommend you check for duplicate transactions on a regular basis and before you run accounts processes such as VAT Returns, bank reconciliations and the year end.

    It's quick and easy to do in Sage 50 Accounts…