Using Custom Range in the Activity window to your advantage

At Sage Accounts Solutions we know that many Sage users don’t use the software to its full potential. This is usually due to the fact that you are only familiar with the day to day tasks you need to do within Sage. You don’t necessarily have the time to invest in learning the ropes in order to use the software … Read More

How to be productive in 2022

After the festive season it’s always difficult to get back into your usual routine. Once you’re in it, it will be like you were never out of it! This time last year we blogged about how to stay motivated whilst suffering from the January Blues. For some inspiration you can read that here. I’m sure that’s still a reality for … Read More

What is the Pomodoro Technique?

If you receive my weekly emails you will have read about the experience I had with the Pomodoro Technique a few weeks ago. Following the responses I received I thought I would share this with a wider audience. If you’re not subscribed to my mailing list then you can subscribe here to receive weekly updates. What is the Pomodoro Technique? … Read More

Bookkeeping can be a lonely place

Many bookkeepers’ start off their bookkeeping business alone, the majority remain that way for the duration of their business, whilst others build their businesses and welcome team members.  Running a business independently, and mostly from home can be lonely, I’m sure so many people can relate to this after the past year we have all been through with all office … Read More

Changes for HMRC customers who pay VAT by Direct Debit

HMRC are in the process of changing their VAT services, this will mean that existing customers will need to be transferred over to a new IT platform. All customers who currently have a Direct Debit set up with HMRC will be affected. What action do I need to take? By law HMRC must have a valid point of contact for … Read More

Have you heard about Pleo?

Recently I came across Pleo and I just had to share it with you! Pleo is a smart company card which integrates with Sage 50 Accounts and Sage Business Cloud Accounting. Simply load your card with cash and start spending! You can have multiple cards for your team which you can control and put spending limits on. No more surprise … Read More

OCR technology to help bookkeepers

OCR is a method of transforming data digitally. Whether it be handwritten documents, images or receipts OCR software will convert your documents so that they can be saved electronically.  OCR is now everyday life for most bookkeepers and accountants. In these modern times, most have steered away from ‘shoe box’ receipt archives. With the latest software such as AutoEntry, Dext, … Read More

Do you have unreconciled Bank Transactions?

If your bank reconciliations are all tidy and tickety-boo you’ll have no unreconciled bank transactions rolling forward as queries or errors. But what if you do? In today’s blog we look at: What is an unreconciled bank transaction Why you should ensure you check if you have any When you should check for unreconciled bank transactions How to tackle tidying … Read More