What’s new in the SAGE world?
For those who’ve never heard of SAGE before, it’s an accounting, bookkeeping and business management software which caters to the needs of various small, medium and large businesses worldwide. With the appointment of Stephen Kelly as the company’s new CEO in late 2014, there have been various major improvements including the venture into cloud technology. So what’s new for sage 2016?
A great feature of the improved Sage 200, which was just released in May, 2016 is Sage Payments. To begin with, you’ve got to request for a Sage Payments account via your company’s website that utilises your existing Sage credentials. If you haven’t set up your company’s website yet, consider asking for assistance from us, the Adeo Group who have years of experience in digital marketing and website creation.
Once your Sage Payments account has been approved and set up, simply add some funds to your account. Doing so would mean that you can pay HMRC or any of your suppliers easily and quickly using a secure payment method. The method has various security layers, one of which is the six digit pin that is provided when your application is approved for accessing your Sage Payments account. Also, you can add the users you want and give them specific access for payment approval, administration authorisation and other features. To see your overall payment progress on the dashboard, simply set up the relevant suppliers on Sage Payments.
Sage Pay, which existed in the previous version has an improved feature for faster payment processing. All you’ve got to do is add the “Pay No” button to any of your invoices, letters and statements for letting your customers to pay immediately using PayPal, credit or debit card.
Sage 2016 also has a great, new feature called Bank Feeds, which lets you to download existent bank account dealings for comparison with your Sage transactions. Not only can you reconcile bank payments but also maintain an accurate and up-to-date account. Sage 200 for year 2016 comes with a split screen which allows you see the bank transactions on one side and the Sage on the other, making it easier and faster to compare. In order to use this feature, you need to acquire Sage 200 Services add-on.
Other vital improvements to Sage 200 2016
With Commitment Reporting feature, Sage 200 users now have the advantage of using live Purchase Order costs for budget comparison and reporting. Another benefit of Sage 200 for 2016 is the Sales Return feature which allows you to create any sales return for any product return of the current sales order. Save much time by highlighting the relevant sales order and choosing “New Return For Order”, which would generate the relevant sales return with all the pertinent details.
The addition of an estimate of 20 analysis codes with relevant bar codes allows for better stock control enquiries and reporting. The Price Book improvement feature allows customers to choose their preferred stock items for addition to their preferred price band. For promotional pricing, you can set limited price bands that have “to” and “from” time and date.
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