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?
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
The system is a scalable solution that will grow with you from 2-250 users. With a wide range of addons such as Document Manager and EDI and various modules such as Financials and Commercials, you can really cater Sage 200cloud to your business needs.
Sage 200c’s powerful reporting capabilities gives you a variety of ways to help make your month end routine easier. With a big selection of standard reports, the ability to customise or create your own from scratch and with the business intelligence (BI) suite, you can choose the option that best suits your requirements. And of course, the software is HMRC compliant.
The Sage 200c Commercials module gives you the ability to control your purchasing. With the built-in purchase order authorisation process and a web-based authorisation for external users you can control your purchasing budgets.
Sage 200c’s powerful stock management system, combined with project accounting, Bill of Materials and manufacturing modules allows you to understand the true cost, and hence the profit of every item. You can figure the exact costs of any batch or serial numbered item. Sage 200c saves you the hassle of figuring it out and gives you multiple options when it comes to costing methods.
You can easily track the make-up of the costs for your stock items that you are manufacturing using the manufacturing specific module from within the software. Whether it is a time machine, time-sheets or operational costs and without the hassle of complex and unmanageable spreadsheets.
Even ignoring the cost of the paper it’s printed on, passing paperwork around the office can be an unseen cost. Or perhaps you have a multitude of different systems that don’t talk to each other.
An integrated system reduces cost and the likelihood of errors, ensuring that your information is produced faster and more accurately. Managing your data correctly can save you time and money.
Sage 200c CRM gives you the tools you need to track your opportunity pipeline, ensuring you follow up every possible sale. With customisable dashboards and automated reminders, you and your team stay on top of your multiple opportunities and ensure you never miss another sale.
Streamline your sales process with mail merge and email templates. Automatically schedule activities as the opportunity moves through your pipeline stages, saving your team time and automating your sales process!
Sage 200c CRM has an inbuilt tool to help you get your sales forecast quickly and easily! Weighing the potential income against the certainty of that opportunity occurring, gives you a clear methodology to collate your forecast from each team member into one team forecast.
Tracking the success and keeping on top of your outbound telesales calls becomes simple with Sage 200c CRM. Generate lists for your team to call, script their conversation and track the leads generated.
Create groups of customers to call quickly and easily – target customers based on purchase history, location or any other custom data you have in your database.
Easily put together targeted lists of customers by industry, address or based on previous purchases. Highly refine your marketing lists to ensure your campaigns are as effective as possible.
No more hours spent putting together lists of information from Excel spreadsheets or duplicating contact details.
Track the success of your marketing campaigns, track how many leads or opportunities have been generated from individual activities. So, you know where you spend your money to get the most bang from your buck.
Track budgets vs actuals and calculate exactly how much you are spending on marketing activities.
Know exactly what is coming in and going out at any time with Sage 200c. Integrated with the Sales Order and Purchase Order Processing modules, Sage 200c removes the need for vast amounts of paperwork coming from the sales teams, and allows them to see the stock levels available within the warehouse.
Get accurate reporting on your stock. With the inbuilt report designer and free business intelligence suite, Sage 200c gives you the right information in real time so you can make better decisions.
With its ability to generate a suggested buying list, sage 200c calculates the right amount of stock to both meet the orders on your system and also to maintain your minimum and maximum reorder levels. All at the click of a button.
With a variety of barcoding options, Sage 200c provides a fully integrated system accessible from handhelds to speed up your goods in, goods out and stock take processes. Even ignoring the cost of paper it’s printed on, passing paperwork around the warehouse can be an unseen cost. Lost paperwork and errors on handwritten documents is also a major issue with a paper based system. These errors and issues can easily be removed through the use of barcoding.
Sage 200c offers a powerful manufacturing solution that helps you manage your entire processes from estimating through to planning and production. Integrated with the stock, commercials and financials, Sage 200c helps you meet your promise dates by helping you plan and control the production all the way from order to despatch.
Identify potential issues before they arise by using Sage 200c’s powerful stock projection capabilities which provide full visibility and control over future stock levels. Assess the impact of changes to due delivery dates and quantities quickly and easily.
Sage 200c gives you the ability to manage batch and serial numbered items throughout the manufacturing process to maintain quality standards and detailed traceability. Assign specific batches or serial numbers to a works order, substitute one traceable component for another and know exactly which batch or serial numbered items make up the final product.
If you are interested in upgrading your current accounting software system to Sage 200c, give us a ring to see what next steps you can take, and we will fully support you every step of the way!
Can you relate to any of the points below?
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
You now have the ability to store analysis codes on each nominal record, allowing for a greater depth of analysis and reporting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Enable you to perform analysis with automatically formatted, neatly presented data with a single click, and in the familiar environment of Excel spreadsheets.
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:
Secure, rich, high quality and timely bank data flows directly into Sage 200c.
Quick and easy web requisition entry making the day to day easier – ideal for service industries or those with no dispatch process.
Improve the whole install and upgrade process with the introduction of ‘Click Once’ technology.
Hide sales/Purchase accounts; rapid purchase invoice entry; additional SOP status; Nominal Analysis and Error Corrections – all based on direct customer feedback.
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]
The latest Sage 50 offering was launched at the end of last month but what is Sage 50c and as a Sage 50 user why should you upgrade?
Sage 50c Accounts was designed with one key goal, to combine all the powerful elements of desktop Sage 50 with secure online access. Sage 50c gives the user the freedom to control the business from wherever they are without being tied to the office. This flexibility gives Sage 50 users the ability to make smarter, faster decisions as they can access their data on the road using secure cloud data access through the Sage Drive.
In addition to the ‘cloud’ feature Sage 50c also offers a range of value added benefits designed to save you time.
Free Office 365 Seat (12 months)
Office 365 gives you access to all of your essential office tools on the go including; Excel, Word, Sharepoint, Outlook etc.
Take photographs of your expenses, invoices and other paper work and then use Sage Capture to save them to One Drive and post the transactions on Sage 50c Accounts.
All of your customer records, contact details, balances and recent transactions will be available in Outlook so there will be no need to jump between Sage and Outlook.
Sage Intelligence Reporting
This means a richer, deeper understanding of your business through powerful Excel reports and Office 365.
Connecting to Sage 50c Accounts with Office 365 means you can now store all of your documents in the One Drive. This means your documents can be accessed via mobile, desktop or web browser.
The final reason, and possibly one of the most convincing arguments, is that there will be no further development on Sage 50, all future work and improvements will be carried out on Sage 50c only. If you are interested in seeing how much it would be for your business to upgrade to Sage 50c please give us a call on 0191 500 8150 or email us at [email protected]. Due to introductory launch offer we are finding in most cases it is cheaper for customers to move from their existing Sage 50 licence to Sage 50c so please do not miss out on the opportunity to save.
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:
We’ll help you find the right software for your business!
Sage 200 is a modular based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution that enables you to manage all of your key business processes and functions in one place. This allows business owners and key decision makers to make important, strategic decisions based on robust, up to date information from across the business.
Selecting the right partner is therefore a hugely important step in ensuring your solution provides the functionality and information you require.
So, if you’re in the market for a Sage Business Partner, here are four key questions to consider.
Has your Business Partner got a longstanding history of successful integrations?
With more than a decade’s solid foundation in accounts software, business IT services and EPOS systems, Monpellier Ltd is one of the largest providers of computerised business solutions in the UK.
We are proud to have been working with clients across the UK for over 20 years, expertly installing Sage Software into multi-million pound companies across a huge range of sectors.
When in discussions with your potential Business Partner, it’s important to ask about successful installations and review stories, videos and testimonials of past and current clients.
Does your Business Partner understand your specific business requirements?
From financial management through to customer relationship management, stock control and online sales add ons, Sage 200 has everything you need to systemise, co-ordinate and drive efficiency across your operations. It is not, by any means, a ‘one-size fits all’ solution and for this reason, it’s really important that your business provider sits with you to understand your needs before they begin outlining the options available.
At Monpellier, we work with you to define a clear specification of requirements before running through a clear demo of Sage 200 with you. This gives you the opportunity to view the Sage 200 software firsthand, and test the various elements of functionality.
What ongoing technical and training support is your business partner able to provide following the installation?
We are proud to be a leading Sage Strategic Business Partner and we provide our clients with software and hardware support, consultancy, account management and customer services teams.
We can offer you the flexibility of support face-to-face, online or over the phone – giving you the confidence of knowing there’s always someone nearby who understands your business.
Within the Monpellier group, we also have a longstanding IT Business, which has over 15 years experience in providing technical support services with Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP) and Novell Netware Engineers.
When you work with us, you can be really assured you’re in good hands!
Is your Business Partner commercially savvy and able to help you maximize the commercial benefits of Sage 200?
The flexibility of Sage 200 means it’s ideal for companies with a turnover of £1 million to £50 million or typically 10 to 200 employees, across all business sectors and delivers scope to grow and it’s important that your business partner can work with you to deliver the functionality and commercial benefit needed for your scale and requirements.
If you’d like to find out more, call us on 0191 5008150 and we’ll arrange to visit you to find out more about your specific business requirements and challenges.