• 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…

  • 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?

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  • 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…

  • 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.

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  • 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…

  • Key business data at a glance

    With the new Business dashboards feature, introduced in the Sage 50cloud Accounts v28 update, you can view dashboards that instantly show you the key business data you're interested in. Choose from ready-made dashboards, or create your own to see exactly…

  • 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.

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  • Quick checks to help cash flow

    To manage your cash flow it's important to know what payments are due into and out of your business each week.

    You can quickly check this using the outstanding invoices due reports. They show you exactly when invoices for each customer or supplier…