Tag: Sage 200

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20
Feb

Upgrading from Sage 50 to Sage 200c

Can you relate to any of the points below?

  • Are you struggling to get the reports and analysis you need?
  • Is your system running slowly?
  • Do you have multiple stock locations?
  • Is more advanced foreign currency handling required?
  • Do you need to assign and trace batch and serial numbers?
  • Do you need purchase order authorisation?
  • Is your pricing structure complex and hard to manage?
  • Do you need advanced accounting period control?
  • Do you need to break down your accounts by cost centre and department?

If you are using Sage 50 and need more functionality or greater insight, Sage 200c could help make a real difference to your business.

With less manual input, more efficiency and more control, Sage 200cloud allows you to focus on what’s really important – running your business.

Many Sage 50 users have upgraded their software to meet the needs of their growing business and Sage 200 or Sage 200c has been the next natural upgrade route. Monpellier will work with you so you understand the advantages Sage will bring to your company and how it can help solve your business needs and problems that you may be encountering.

There are many reasons why you may need to upgrade your Sage 50, which are:

  • Company growth
  • More complex business procedures
  • An increase need for customisation of systems and integration with other software packages
  • A requirement for more depth of financial functionality such as: improved management reporting; advanced handling of foreign currency; flexible nominal code structure and accounting periods etc.
  • For users of stock control and order processing; storing stock in multiple warehouses and batch/serial number processing
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functionality
  • A specialism in a vertical market

Sage 200c is built on customer feedback, bringing a focus on connected services and three key themes – connected data, customer experience and simplicity.

Let’s take a look at nine new features of Sage 200c:

Invoicing

One of the biggest new features in Sage 200c is the new Invoicing module. It is now quick and easy to create invoices for your customers. There is no dispatch process in the Invoicing module, so you can print and email the invoices straight away. This fast and effective invoice entry will make day-to-day processing easier.

Purchase Requisitions

This feature acts as a prior step to the creation of a Purchase Order. It provides an easy way to enter requisitions for either stock or free text items, regardless of whether you know the supplier or stock codes. A new rule means that purchase orders will only be raised if the requisition has been authorised.

Sales Order Status

Sage 200c now offers greater detail when checking the progress of Sales Orders. This gives you greater control and insight over your Sales book. You can now see the exact state of the sales order to cover allocations, dispatches and invoiced status.

Nominal Analysis Codes

You now have the ability to store analysis codes on each nominal record, allowing for a greater depth of analysis and reporting.

Combined Budgets

You can now group together any combination of nominal accounts and report on the rolled up total budget for these accounts against the actual total balance. This can also be used to check that the budget figures that are set upon each nominal account are correct, as you can check how much of the overall combined budget has been allocated to nominal accounts.

Bank Feeds & Bank Reconciliation

You can now download your bank transactions to Sage 200c using Sage Bank Feeds. This means transactions in your bank account will now be reflected in Sage 200c. New transaction types have been added, which can be entered as adjustments directly from the reconciliation screen.

Error Corrections

Providing greater control of your data, you can now amend Sales and Purchase Ledger transactions once they’ve been posted. A ‘Correct’ button has been added to the bottom of the screen which can be used to change the amount, Customer/Supplier or to remove allocations.

Hide Accounts

You can now hide redundant Sales and Purchase Ledger accounts. This allows for more effective reports and data analysis by omitting accounts that you no longer transact with.

Changes to Reports & Enquiry Screens

A Direct Debits & Standing Orders report has been added to the list of standard reports. In addition, there are now portrait versions of the Aged Debtors and Creditors reports.

2nd Reference has been added to the Sales and Purchase Ledger transaction enquiry screen as a default column. This means the 2nd Reference field can now be sorted on and used to find transactions.

Upgrading from other accounting systems to Sage 200c

Many organisations choose to upgrade to Sage 200c from other accounting systems; maybe because they require improved accounting functionality and improved user friendliness. They will certainly enjoy the benefits of joining the largest accounting system user community in the world.

We help many users make the transition to Sage 200c; we are familiar with all types of migrations that you can be rest assured the transition will be as seamless as possible, meaning that it won’t be long before you can benefit from all the features of this market leading accounting software.

If you would like to explore upgrading your current accounting software system contact us on 0191 500 8150 or email [email protected] From here we can arrange a free demonstration and choose the right software for your needs and start planning your upgrade.

13
Feb

Why should I upgrade to Sage 200c?

If you are reading this blog, it’s likely you don’t have the latest version of software, and you are ready to upgrade and make a change to your business software solutions.

We bet you are asking yourself the same questions: “what makes Sage 200c different from previous releases?” and “why should I upgrade?”. If you’re wondering what makes Sage 200c stand out from the crowd, keep reading…

Last year, Sage released a major new update of its ever popular Sage 200 ERP software called Sage 200c.

Built on direct customer feedback, the new release focuses on simplifying business processes, customer experience and productivity so you can focus on what matters most – running your business. Sage also releases regular updates, so you don’t have to wait around for a whole year to benefit from even more new features! But let’s take a deep dive so you can find out the benefits for yourself:

Benefits of Sage 200c software:

Access data anytime, from anywhere.

Sage 200c combines the power of desktop and the freedom of the cloud. Access anywhere, anytime functionality allows you to access data when you’re away from the office on mobile devices, as well as standard PCs, laptops and tablets.

Speed up reconciling.

Cut out the tedious task of re-keying bank payments by connecting Sage 200c with your bank account, to download your bank transactions. Watch transactions flow seamlessly into Sage 200c and simply confirm what you want to post or match – giving you an insightful overview of the health of your business.

Simplify your invoicing.

The new Invoicing module allows you to create invoices and credit notes without the need to produce them via the Sales Order Processing module, ideal for service-based businesses, who don’t need to keep track of stock and where there is no lead time between the customer placing an order and the invoices being sent out.

Save time with batch entry.

Users of Sage 50 have always preferred the fast Purchase Invoice entry method where lines can be quickly entered into a grid, rather than having to complete an entire form per invoice. With Sage 200c you can now quickly enter a pile of purchase invoices, one line at a time, all from a single screen – saving you hours of valuable time to focus on more important tasks.

Make error corrections from a single screen.

In Sage 200c you can change key information on a transaction including the date, nominal account and amount as well as foreign currency invoices and credit notes. This will save time when making corrections ensuring the correct entries are made.

Improve your reporting.

Track budget for the whole organisation in real time and report on and distribute budgets by cost centre and department. With 20 new analysis codes, you can now store analysis codes on each nominal record for greater depth of analysis.

Manage purchase requisitions with ease.

The new Purchase Requisitions function provides an easy way to enter requisitions for either stock or free text items, regardless of whether you know the supplier or stock codes. A new rule means that purchase orders will only be raised if the requisition has been authorised.

Hide customer and supplier accounts.

When you no longer trade with a Customer or Supplier, you now have the ability to hide these accounts from the list views. Once hidden, they no longer appear in selection lists and keeps lists smaller and more efficient, ensuring users don’t select the wrong account in error.

Among these new features, there are also many benefits of upgrading, which you will find listed below:

Save time and effort:

  • Eliminate errors caused by manually copying and entering data multiple times.
  • Real-time data updates allows customers to grow their business as one coordinated team.
  • Avoid duplication of data across different sources.
  • Prevent inaccuracies by eliminating database failures and speeding up order processing.
  • Tackle projects they didn’t have time for before.
  • Save time with new, more powerful and easier to use products in the cloud or on a local server.

Increase productivity:

  • Eliminate delays due to the use of manual spreadsheets, reconciliation and period-end closing.
  • Increase productivity by rethinking and streamlining normal day-to-day processes.
  • Connect everyone (employees, partners, suppliers and customers) by using one common system.
  • Automatically organise and categorise data in a more detailed oriented way.
  • Improve efficiency and productivity of the back office.
  • Link up processes across departments from procurement to manufacturing, sales to accounting.

Gain powerful insights:

  • Make well informed decisions using custom dashboards to access the KPIs that matter most.
  • Spot investment opportunities thanks to deep insights into payables and receivables.
  • A complete view of performance because everything’s in one place.
  • With the level of detail you need by building custom reports specific to your business or industry.
  • Comprehensive and reliable data on all your customer interactions.
  • Better visibility and insight of each department’s performance helps drive the business forward.

So, what next?

If you are thinking about upgrading your current accounting software system to Sage 200c, get in contact with us here, or call us on 0191 500 8150 and one of our Business Software Consultants will be happy to speak to you.