How to gain confidence in your area of expertise

When it comes to our areas of expertise, we can often feel insecure or uncertain. We may doubt our skills or worry that others will not take us seriously. It is essential to remember that these feelings are normal – and there are ways to combat them! In this article, we will discuss how to gain confidence in your area … Read More

How to avoid procrastination

Procrastination can be a really frustrating personality trait that can hold you back in life and business, restricting your true potential. To be able to take action and do something about it, first you must recognise you’re doing it. What is procrastination? Some might say that procrastination is laziness, but this simply isn’t the case. Laziness is when you choose … Read More

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

The life of a trainer

The life of a trainer is never dull. It’s something I’ve done for about 21 years and it never ceases to amaze me how much people get from training.  It may be that clients have used Sage for decades and they just don’t see some of the features and benefits of the software. This is usually because they’re too entrenched … Read More

What I need to know about plastic tax

If you’re a business who manufactures plastic packaging or you import plastic packaging then you need to be aware of the plastic packaging tax which is coming into place from 1st April 2022. The government has introduced this tax in their efforts to help the environment. However, biodegradable and compostable plastic will still be subject to the tax. The tax … Read More

Are you a visual learner?

The way in which people obtain and recollect information differs from person to person. Some find it easier to absorb information in the form of text and number whereas others (being the majority of people) are more visual, retaining information better when they can physically see something in front of them. Research shows that the use of graphics, images and … Read More

Should I use Suspense or Mispostings?

One question we get asked a lot is “Should I use Suspense or Mispostings?” or “What is the difference between suspense and mispostings?” or “How do I know whether to use 9998 or 9999?”. They are all very good questions! The simple answer is: Suspense should be used for scenarios like ‘hmmm, not sure where to put this, so I’ll … Read More

What is the Chart of Accounts in Sage 50?

One thing that tends to be a bit of a mystery to a lot of Sage 50 users is the Chart of Accounts, so here I’m going to explain the What, Why, When & How. What is the Chart of Accounts? The Chart of Accounts (or COA) is the area of Sage where you configure how your Sage Profit & … Read More

IMPORTANT: support@sage.com email being retired

Sage (UK) Limited has taken the decision to retire the email address support@sage.com. They want to reassure everyone that support is still there via other means, as follows: Help Centre The Help Centre is a digital platform where you can explore trending topics and search for common questions and answers. You can also access guides which cover topics in more … Read More