We’re very pleased to welcome you to our first Sage business partner newsletter which has been designed to help you to get the most out of your Sage software. Please feel able to forward this newsletter to other Sage users and indeed they can register to receive it by clicking here.
Sage continue to improve this tried and tested accounts software with Sage Version 2011 providing many extra features that will add up to significant time savings for you. Click here to download a review of the new features from 2007 to 2011. If you’d like any further information or prices please get in touch!
STOP PRESS – see below for a “once in a lifetime” UPGRADE opportunity!
It is very important that your Sage settings have been updated to deal with the VAT rate change. In order to change the standard rate of VAT in Sage Accounts, you should edit the standard rate tax code, T1 by default.Please download this PDF for detailed instructions.
Inserting the correct VAT T codes is a headache for many businesses so let’s look at how to make your VAT inspector happy! Click here to read the article which demonstrates how to use T codes effectively, ensuring that your VAT return is always accurate.
We are delighted to offer 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 for your business, you and your team will benefit immensely from a half day of Sage training, designed specifically for your own business needs! Please contact us for more information either by email or phone 0845 337 9409.
Sage contact us on a regular basis with “special offers” which we are very pleased to pass to you. We’ll try and let you know when we have special deals available but always call us when you are considering a Sage purchase. Don't forget that when you buy your Sage software from Cassons you will receive a very competitive price AND we can install and configure all Sage 50 products for you.
Sage have introduced a “once in a lifetime” offer to encourage customers to upgrade to the most recent version of their software AND receive Sage Cover Extra support.
|Currently using:||Upgrade to:||Price|
|v4-11 Sage Line 50 Accountant||Sage 50 Accounts Sage Cover Extra||£100|
|v4-11 Sage Line 50 Accountant Plus||Sage 50 Accounts Plus Sage Cover Extra||£200|
|v4-11 Sage Line 50 Financial Controller (1 user only)||Sage 50 Accounts Professional Sage Cover Extra||£300|
|v4-11 Sage Line 50 Financial Controller (2 users)||Sage 50 Accounts Professional Sage Cover Extra||£400|
This represents an enormous saving on the usual upgrade costs. Savings will be in the region of £500 plus depending upon the product.
You may want to bear in mind that Sage support has now been withdrawn from all versions up to and including Sage 50 2007 so upgrading to the current version at a later time may not be possible. If you have a version from 4 to 11 the only way to upgrade is to buy the product again outright unless you use this once in a life time offer.
Sage Cover Extra support is also a significant benefit giving you access to various business tools and technical support from Sage.
Please note that this offer is valid only for confirmed orders placed by Thursday 31 March 2011. Contact us now or call Joanne Halsall, Cassons Business Support Manager on 0845 337 9409, for further details!
We plan to bring you a series of “How to guides” which will help you get the most out of your Sage software. They will all be produced as pdf files which you can download, but we’ll also produce some in video format! If you have any topics you would like us to address in a “How to guide” or perhaps you have just discovered a feature that makes your Sage work better, please let us know so that we can share it!
Batch reporting within Sage allows you to generate several reports from any area of the software at the same time. For example you may choose to group together all of your regular monthly reports.
Synchronise your Outlook! Do you have regular routines that you need to remember and do on a regular basis, for example send the current aged debtors report to the credit control team? Why not synchronise the diary in Sage to your Outlook diary so nothing ever gets overlooked again. Please click to download our 'How to' guide on synchronising your Outlook.
Using favourites! Our Sage team use favourites all of the time as it is so much quicker! In fact as it is one of our own favourites we have chosen it as the first VIDEO “How to guide”. Click here to see it! Don’t forget that it is also available as a pdf download.
Sage have just released new Sage 50 - P11D software which went on sale in January 2011. It incorporates all of the legislation changes needed for the software to be fully compliant for the 2010/2011 tax year’s expenses and benefits submissions. Sage 50 - P11D – 2011 makes the processing and submission of the returns quicker and more accurate than a manual process.
Important: Sage 50 - P11D is not Windows 7 compatible.
Click here to download further details.
Please contact us by email or phone 0845 337 9409 if you would like further information and details on pricing
Sage Payroll 2011 is now available following its launch in November 2010. With this new software Sage have concentrated on making common payroll tasks simple, with a focus on time saving for the user. Click here to read more!
Don’t forget that Cassons have an in house payroll bureau in case this is a better option for you and your business.
In January 2011, Sage announced the launch of Sage One. This is a new family of software with service tools that are designed to give small business owners a simple, secure, low cost way to manage their finances - and collaborate with their accountants in real-time. We are very excited by this new product and will let you know as soon as we have any further details.
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