We’re delighted to welcome you to our latest Sage hints & tips newsletter which is designed to help you to get the most out of your Sage 50 software. Please feel able to forward this newsletter to other Sage users and indeed they can register to receive it by clicking here. Don’t forget that you can also follow us on Twitter@Cassons_Sage and keep up to date with our Sage 50 hints & tips blogs.
We’re delighted to have been awarded Sage 50 Platinum Partner status. Sage’s Platinum Partners Scheme, which was launched in February 2012, recognises and rewards those leading Business Partners that provide outstanding customer service, adopt a fully collaborative approach to joint business planning and achieve strong sales performance. We are delighted to have gained this level of recognition from Sage, especially as we are one of only 44 Platinum Partners across the country. Not only is our Platinum Partner status testament to the hard work our team has put in, but also demonstrates our commitment to helping our customers get the most from their Sage 50 solution in order to achieve success. Read more here.
We’re delighted to invite you to our seminar on Wednesday 2 May when we’ll show you how to make Sage 50 software work more efficiently for you and your business. Sage report that 80% of clients use only 20% of the reports available to them so we’ll show you how to access and use the reports you need to make well informed business decisions, and provide the tools to help you implement those decisions. It will be of particular interest for those people who need to keep in touch with the office through the latest mobile applications. The seminar is ideal for those businesses already using Sage 50 software and those who are considering buying it.
The event, which is free of charge, takes place at our offices in Haslingden and runs from 9:00am – 11:30am
There is a special price available on Sage 50 Forecasting if you buy it before the end of March 2012. The offer is 50% off the RRP for the software or the cover or both (but NOT upgrades). So a single user licence would now cost you only £296.50 plus VAT without cover. Click here to read Joanne's blog with full details about the offer and the benefits of Sage 50 Forecasting.
There are a number of special offers this month from Sage. Click here for full details. In particular you may want to look at the Competitor Trade In. This gives you 25% off Sage software until further notice if you are a new or existing customer, buying for the first time any item included in the promotion and currently using a competitor product. See details and conditions.
As Sage 50 Platinum Business Partners we can offer you the opportunity to test drive a variety of Sage 50 products so you can try before you buy! You can explore the full features of these Sage 50 products and experiment with your own data! Click here to arrange your TestDrive session!
The release of Sage 50 Accounts 2012 saw Sage take its first steps into mobile accounting with its smartphone app that allows users to view and enter date directly via iPhone, iPad and Blackberry devices. Read Joanne's blog as she explains the benefits of the Sage 50 mobile app. Have you tried it yet? Let us have your experiences!
The legislation for the submission of the online P35 form has changed. This means that you will need to be on the latest version of Sage 50 Payroll (version 18 for 2012) or have valid SageCover on versions 2008 – 2011 in order to receive the Year End pack with the legislative changes. If you don’t have this in place, your online submission of the P35 through Sage 50 will fail.
You will still be able to submit your P35 via the HMRC portal.
The Year End packs have already been sent out so if you haven’t received one you will need to upgrade.
If your Sage 50 payroll is earlier than 2008 or you are on versions 2008 – 2011 and without SageCover you will need to upgrade if you want to use the online submissions within Sage. Please contact us for details and prices. Alternatively you can consider using Cassons Payroll Bureau in which case we’ll look after everything for you!
Sage have released the 2012/ 2013 version of Sage 50 payroll. Not only will it save you time and give you more control over your payroll process, but you’ll have greater peace of mind that you’re up to speed with the latest employment legislation, such as Real Time Information and the Workplace Pension Reform. The new Sage 50 Payroll includes new features such as improvements to salary sacrifice and improved Payroll and HR integration. Click here for more information. Of course if you prefer not to run the payroll yourself, Agnes and her team in our Payroll Bureau would be delighted to help you.
We are now fully accredited to sell and train in Sage 50 HR. Sage 50 HR is an intuitive human resources software that helps manage your people needs by keeping all your HR information in one place. It’s ideal for small to medium sized businesses which have little or no in-house HR expertise, as Sage 50 HR will help you keep up-to-date and compliant with employee legislation. In addition Sage 50 HR synchronises with your Sage 50 Payroll. Contact us for more details and a quote.
Make sure you have your RSS feed enabled to receive Sage updates. This is done very easily by selecting the configure feed option via the news Feeds tab. When selected you need to ensure the Enabled box is ticked to receive updates.
Training sessions tailored to your business for only £350 for up to 4 people! Whether you are a new user or wanting to use Sage more efficiently, you and your team will benefit immensely from a half day of Sage training, tailored to your needs! Contact us now for more details.
Customising the look of your Sage 50 program. Hannah explains how.
Don't forget you can keep up to date with our latest hints & tips and thoughts about Sage 50 through our dedicated blog and twitter account @Cassons_Sage.
When you deal with Cassons on any Sage matters you are likely to deal with Joanne Halsall and Hannah Large. We’ll have profiles on these key members of our team in the next newsletter. Also in the next newsletter we’ll also take an in-depth look at some of our Sage clients and find out what works for them!
If you would like any help on any of the matters we've mentioned, please contact Joanne or Hannah on 0845 337 9409 or email us for more information. Please also drop us a line if you'd like us to cover a particular subject in any of our forthcoming e-newsletters. We’d love to hear from you!
This newsletter is for general guidance only. You should not rely on it without taking individual advice based on the full facts of your case. Information given is correct at the time of publication.
Thanks to Sage for the use of their material