Tag: Sage 200cloud

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8
May

We’re focused on you, so you can focus on your business

Sage has been working hard to deliver product improvements to make Sage 200cloud the best business management solution for your business. Many of the new features in their spring 2019 enhancements are based on feedback from customers just like you!

Upgrading to Sage 200cloud will enable you to leverage the power of productivity and eliminate complexities.

What’s new in Sage 200cloud?

  • Power BI: interactive data visualisation gives you the power to create immersive business reports, turning your data into decision making insights, in moments.
  • Import enhancements: Gone are the days of time consuming data updates. Reduce the steps required to batch import and updates within nominal ledger, stock, sales, and purchase ledger.
  • Restrict bank details: Improve security and restrict who can change bank details to ensure your information, and that of your staff, clients and suppliers, is always secure.
  • Reprint remittance: Trace and locate remittances with more choice in how you view and store them, whether that’s in the software itself, on your computer, in OneDirve, or via DropBox.

Leverage the power of productivity and eliminate complexities with Sage 200cloud. Get in touch with us today!

6
Mar

Sage 200cloud Financials and Commercials

Sage 200cloud Financials and Commercials form part of the Sage 200c suite.

The Sage 200cloud suite is software that works across your business covering many activities including Accounts, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Support and industry-specific operations.

Sage 200cloud Financials is included as part of the Sage 200cloud platform, the basis of the Sage 200cloud suite. It offers the core accounting ledgers, giving you great financial control. Building on the Financials modules, Sage 200cloud Commercials comprises a number of further modules covering Sales and Purchase Order processing, Stock and Pricing.

Together, Sage 200cloud Financials and Commercials offers powerful accounts and trading software with unrivalled usability and customisation capability:

  • Straightforward to implement and easy to learn
  • The ideal ‘out of the box’ software to many companies with complex business processes
  • An ideal upgrade path for many Sage 50 users who are experiencing rapid growth
  • Sage 200cloud Financials and Commercials are built on a SQL relational database for scalability (typically up to 50 users), stability and ease of integration with other applications.

Sage 200cloud Financials and Commercials will meet needs across your business:

Accounts and Finance

Sage 200cloud Financials flexes to your business, allowing you to budget by cost centre and department. Powerful consolidation of multiple companies, even with different nominal structures and operating currencies, means your system can grow as your business grows. Alerts and batch entry features ensure rapid, error-free data entry, while in-depth reporting and graphical analysis ensure you are always in control.

Customers

Deal effectively with customers by storing full customer details and maintaining effective credit control. If your customers need to deal in a foreign currency, Sage 200cloud gives you the tools to meet this need effectively.

Suppliers

Maintain consistent, controlled relationships with your suppliers. Store full details of your purchases and benefit from tools to help you make better use of your credit terms with your suppliers.

Stock Control

Sage 200cloud allows you to organise and closely manage your product lines. You can manage different stock locations completely independently, in terms of replenishments, sales, reporting and stock takes. Custom search categories and wildcard searches will assist you in managing large numbers of product lines. In addition, serial and batch controlled items can be managed and you can buy and sell in different units of measure.

Budgetary Control

A key strength of Sage 200cloud is its advanced budgetary control plus its ability to analyse the performance of cost centres and departments within your business. Analysis of budgets versus actuals can be viewed graphically, with the option of displaying up to five years of historical data, and the coming year’s budgets. By drilling down to the individual transactions you can easily see the detail behind those trends.

Support is also provided for the consolidation of multiple companies, including those with different operating currencies.

Analysis Tools

Throughout the system, custom analysis codes allow you to ‘slice and dice’ information any way you want. For example, you may choose to categorise your customers by region, sales person and account type, so you can analyse sales performance across these categories.

Once armed with your business aims and budget allowances we will recommend the solution options most suitable for you.

Your suppliers must insist on being paid in different ways. That’s why you can now do a cheque run for all suppliers who like to be paid this way, or an e-payment run for those who want BACs payments.

Quickly and securely run your reports together

Sage 50‘s new batch reporting feature allows you to create your own batches of reports and run them off all in one go. You can password protect ant PDF file containing sensitive financial information, so only those with the authority to access the files have the means to do so.

Handle your transactions fluidly with improved Bank Reconciliation

Bank reconciliation is easier than ever before. ‘Smart Totals’ allow you to see the value of any highlighted transaction. And with the new retrospective bank reconciliation report, you’ll be able to see the reconciled balance of your account at any given time – particularly useful at month and year-end.

Keep your software as fresh as your business

You want your software to perform to the highest possible standard. The automatic updates feature lets you know if there’s anything you need to make your software more efficient, and quickly updates it for you.

Mistakes are natural, corrections are easy

Everybody makes mistakes, but correcting them has never been easier. You can now find, view, correct or even delete transaction or postings at the touch of a button.

Breeze through new features with ease

The improved assistance feature means you can quickly learn these new features with ease. There’s also a library of videos to guide you through them, and you can try out a new area of the software or a new posting with the proactive feature first.

If the above doesn’t persuade you enough, here are more of Sage 200cloud Financials key features and benefits:

The Financial module for Sage 200cloud gives you a view of your business’ financial position at any given point in time. It runs four key ledgers – nominal, sales, purchasing and cash book.

  • Web enabled, interactive dashboards and comprehensive reports for purchases, sales and financial summary that help you plan and make more accurate forecasts.
  • Flexible open and closed period accounting that suits your requirements.
  • Flexible nominal code structure for comprehensive reporting and analysis.
  • Batch data upload; request authorisation for transactions before committing them to the nominal ledger.
  • Choose to include or exclude VAT prices.
  • Increase efficiency with automated statements, standing orders and direct debits.
  • Increase efficiency by reconciling bank statements with your banking software.
  • Advanced multi-currency options, including exchange rate adjustments.
  • As your business evolves, understand the effects this has on your cash flow.
  • Keep unlimited customer and supplier contact information.
  • Integration with Sage 50 Payroll for a single view of all outgoing costs.

Sage 200cloud Financials is for businesses who want accurate, up to date financial data available at any time.

It allows you to understand your current financial position as well as analyse historical trends. Sage 200cloud Financials ensure that you have the data you need at your fingertips to make critical business decisions.

Sage 200cloud Financials consist of the Nominal Ledger, Cash Book, Sales and Purchase Ledgers which together provide business with a complete financial solution.

As standard with Sage 200cloud Financials comes Sage 200cloud CRM and Sage 200cloud Business Intelligence which together help give you a 360 degree picture of your business. Integrated software helps businesses increase efficiency and share information.

Sage 200cloud is highly flexible software which can be tailored to meet your business needs. This approach allows software to be installed quickly so you can quickly reap the benefits of your software investment.

Once armed with your business aims and budget allowances, we will recommend the solution options most suitable for you.

For more information, contact us here, or give us a call on 0191 500 8150 to speak to one of our Business Software Consultants.

6
Nov

5 REASONS TO USE SAGE ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Until the 1980s when technology and computer software development really progressed, accounting was a long and laborious task, requiring all notations and financial data to be analysed, recorded and stored by hand. Accounting software introduced a quick and reliable method of tracking accounts that has revolutionised the industry.

What is a Sage accounting system?

A Sage accounting system is a computerised package that has numerous facilities to process your financial information. The system collects your information, classifies it and then summarises the data in an accessible way to allow the user to view their financial information in simplistic terms. Just some of the many capabilities of a Sage system include:

  • Ability to print out invoices
  • Updating customer and supplier records
  • Making payments
  • Automatic update of the general ledger
  • Automatic altering of stock levels
  • Automatic calculation of payroll
  • Summarises customer accounts with overdue balances
  • Valuation of stock
  • Analyse sales
  • VAT returns

Due to its early beginnings and market dominance, Sage managed to attract accountants before other packages had the chance. It’s an aging industry, full of traditionalists so those who started with Sage have mostly stayed with Sage.

90% of accountants in the UK recognise the Sage format because of this, either using it in the past or still use it today, passing it on to their employees and the next generation of accountants. Sage have concentrated on providing users with solutions which benefit them, they include features requested by their clients and have remained loyal to the small and medium sized businesses instead of going to what is more likely to be the more profitable option of the corporates.

Sage understand what their customers need, the industries they work in and advancements in a quickly changing technology. This allows them to improve their package to retain their current users whilst attracting new ones.

The benefits

Rule out human error

By having a completely computerised method of storing all of your financial information, you rule out the risk of human error, such as jotting down the wrong figures or misplacing information. These seemingly small errors can have a catastrophic effect on a business’s financial standing, so having an accurate system is hugely beneficial to the user.

Real time financial information

You can access your account and see all the transactions and your cash flow to date as the system is updated in real time. This is handy if you need to check you can afford unforeseen costs or to confirm which transactions have been processed.

Less time consuming

Data entry can be carried out much quicker than if it were done manually, and the information only has to be entered into the system once, even if it’s to be used for many purposes.

Keep things simple

When businesses grow and develop, accountancy becomes much more complex. Computerised accounting systems sift through all of the data easily and make the process much more straightforward than manual accountancy.

Cost effective

Sage accounting systems are quick and efficient, which makes them much more cost effective than paper based accounting as the work requires less hourly paid work. Furthermore, the systems are usually issued at a very low monthly subscription cost.

So, what next?

If you are interested in finding out more about Sage accounting software, call us on 0191 500 8150 or email [email protected] and one of our Business Software Consultants will be more than happy to have a chat with you regarding this.

25
Oct

WHAT’S NEW WITH SAGE 200C?

With outstanding productivity enhancements, the new version of Sage 200c is there to improve financial management, making time-consuming tasks even easier to manage. Through integration with Office 365, Sage 200c users can now access data and work securely via the cloud, regardless of their location.

Powered by Office 365, Sage 200c offers greater storage and contract management, removing the need for paper filing. With One Drive capabilities, customers will be able to store and access business data, reports, contracts, documents and key tasks anywhere and at any time.

Sage 200c’s new features allow you to:

Manage on the move

Connected User combines the power of desktop and the freedom of the cloud so you can access, manage and share your data no matter where you are.

Fast track financials

Cutting out the tedious task of re-keying bank payments will allow you to relax as transactions flow seamlessly into your accounts with Sage Bank Feeds.

Boost productivity

Enable you to perform analysis with automatically formatted, neatly presented data with a single click, and in the familiar environment of Excel spreadsheets.

Sage 200c highlights

Being built on direct customer feedback, Sage 200c epitomises that simplifying your business processes is key, and that improving the user experience to help the likes of you become more productive on a daily business is their number one priority.

Some of the highlights include:

Sage Bank Feeds

Secure, rich, high quality and timely bank data flows directly into Sage 200c.

Purchase Requisitions

Quick and easy web requisition entry making the day to day easier – ideal for service industries or those with no dispatch process.

Click Once Installer

Improve the whole install and upgrade process with the introduction of ‘Click Once’ technology.

Top requested ideas from customers

Hide sales/Purchase accounts; rapid purchase invoice entry; additional SOP status; Nominal Analysis and Error Corrections – all based on direct customer feedback.

Other features include:

  • Bank Feeds where users can check and authorise transactions.
  • Export to Excel which allows users to send data to Excel in a single click.
  • Excel Reporting which removes the dependency around selected reports which are only available in Sage 200 services.
  • Invoicing which introduces a new, easy way for users to create invoices to send to customers.
  • Purchase Requisitions where authorisation rules let users control who can authorise the requisitions.
  • Hide Sales and Purchase accounts meaning ledger accounts that are no longer used can be hidden, allowing users to report and analyse the data without these accounts.
  • SOP Status allows customers to quickly track the status of the sales order.
  • Rapid Purchase Invoice gives the user the ability to enter purchase invoices for multiple lines and trading accounts in grid format as opposed to entering them individually.
  • Nominal Analysis allows users to store analysis codes on each nominal record.
  • Error Corrections mean the user can now amend trader invoices, credit notes, payments and receipts.
  • Improved UI – Remote user means it is now quick and easy to navigate to reports and workspaces.
  • Click Once Installer allows computers to connect to the server to run Sage 200c so installing upgrades becomes faster and easier.
  • Freezing Assembly Version means that third party development work will continue to link to the latest version without affecting the current version the user has.
  • Second Reference on Transaction Enquiry means that the second reference can now be viewed on the transaction enquiry screen.
  • Aged Debtors & Creditors – Portrait Reports allows the portrait versions of these report, that customers who migrated from Sage 50 are used to, are now available ‘out of the box’ rather than as an extra downloaded report.
  • HMRC – new online gateway which comes into effect in February 2018, meaning EDI is going to be dropped and all electronic returns must be made via a new end point.
  • CRM: Adopt latest version of CRM with Sage 200c.

As you can see, Sage 200c addresses some common business challenges, focusing on improving productivity to help your business grow. If you’re considering investing in Sage 200c, contact one of our Business Software Consultants on 0191 500 8150 or email [email protected]

29
Mar

WHICH SAGE PACKAGE DO I NEED?

So you’ve heard that there is a system that can improve your business processes, help manage cash flow and allow you to make better informed decision in order to grow your company. That’s great news but with so many systems how do you know which one to choose?

 

As a Sage Business Partner, here at Monpellier we offer a range of Sage Software Packages, including accounting software, payroll software, HR solutions, business management systems, CRM software and payment services. Within the realm of accounting software alone we offer over 5 different solutions, including Sage 50 Accounts, Sage 200 Standard Online, Sage 200 Extra (on –prem) and Sage 200 Extra Online. These accounting packages are then made up of modules such as Financials, Commercials, Project Accounting, Bill of Material and more. The larger programs then give you the option to choose from a range of modules such as Manufacturing. There are then third party add-ons available which enhance the performance of the system. If choosing software is new to you, this process can become overwhelming and leave you baffled.

 

Sage have designed and developed software for every business, whatever the size and requirements. From simple accounting and finance software to more robust ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems to manage your entire business. Because every business is unique and no one is the same, there is no out-of-the-box solution and we cannot recommend a package without getting to know a little bit more about your organisation.

 

Here’s a quick overview of the types of packages Sage offer which will help you narrow down your search for the perfect solution:

 

Accounting Software – Simple invoicing and accounting for start-ups, sole traders and small businesses.

 

Payroll Software – Software to pay your employees, automate calculations and submit online to HMRC.

 

HR Solutions – Software and services to help manage your HR department, stay compliant and reduce admin.

 

Business Management – Financial and business management solutions for managing complex business processes.

 

Supply Chain Management – Inventory management, purchase order, sales order, etc. which can be integrated with E-Commerce.

 

Payment Services – Accept payments online, by phone or using chip & pin with Sage Pay secure payment services.

 

CRM Software – Manage your contacts and track opportunities from initial proposal to converted sales.

 

If you’re interested in more information about the Sage packages we offer or would like an accurate quote, we recommend you book a software requirements meeting with a member of our team. In the meantime, please supply us with as much information as you can, including:

 

  • What type of software are you looking for?
  • How many employees will require access to the system?
  • Which modules do you require?
  • Are you looking for an online or on-premise solution?
  • Do you have any special requirements?

 

We’ll help you find the right software for your business!