Are you restricted by Nominal Codes in Sage 50cloud Accounts?


What are Nominal Codes and how can they be changed and merged.

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CRM: Do you understand the importance of your customer relationships?


So, what’s more important; selling a product/service or having a satisfied customer? Well, the answer is both as each goal is connected

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Five Reasons to Invest in Accounting Software


Investing in software is an expense, but consider the savings that could be made over the coming months and years

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HMRC Makes Changes for Customers Who Pay VAT by Direct Debit


The latest news is that HMRC are currently undertaking work transforming their VAT services, which includes migrating customers to a new IT platform.

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Are you inputting data into Excel or a CSV file to transfer your data into another system?


Specially designed importers take item lines from a spreadsheet and turn them into transactions, invoices, or sales orders.

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Are You Prepared For The EU VAT Changes That Are Around The Corner?


The next date for the business diary is 1st July 2021, when EU VAT legislation changes will see the process being overhauled again to help with reducing VAT fraud.

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The Price of Consultancy - Can you afford not to invest?


Investing in Consultancy can be worth its weight in gold making light work of projects

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Struggling to get invoices paid on time?


So you have your Credit Control system in place, but there are still invoices that aren't being paid - how do you get your invoices paid?

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Keeping Track of Your Company Spend


How a Purchase Order Control add-on can keep you in control of your company's spend

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Is Staff Training Included in Your Budget Plan?


Why training should be included in your budget plan

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Hosting Solutions Ease the Move Away from the Office


How hosting services can enable remote working on Sage Accounts and Payroll

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Making Tax Digital - Are you Ready?


Making Tax Digital Guidance

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Time to Spring Clean Your Payroll System


Tidying up your Payroll System

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Four Steps to the Perfect Payroll Year End


Four Steps to the Perfect Payroll Year End

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Do You Work In Construction? Are You Ready for the Domestic VAT Reverse Charge?


How the Construction Industry needs to be prepared for the Domestic VAT Reverse Charge

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Preparing to Work From Home (& Staying Productive)


Working from home? There are options to make remote working possible for almost anyone who's office-based! Check out a few tips and tricks to get your home office up and running in no time.

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4 reasons why your next big training investment should be in Finance and Accounts.


As an employer or person with managerial responsibility, having new employees can be an exciting prospect for your business, but it lies with you to ensure that employees are comfortable and efficient in their role whether that is integrating with the team or overcoming hurdles like learning new software.

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What do the delays to the CIS reverse VAT changes mean for you?


Wondering what the latest CIS update means for you? Get the latest details.

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Do you need software training?


January is the perfect time to evaluate your training needs. It’s usually the time when businesses welcome new starters and assess their resources. Questions could arise like, “Do I need to update my accounts software” or “Am I getting the most out of my Payroll software?”

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Opening hours during the festive period


Please note that during the festive period our hours vary.

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Subscription vs. Perpetual


You have decided to bring the Sage 50 Accounts software into your business. However, the decision making doesn’t stop there. You also need to decide whether a subscription licence or a perpetual licence is better for your business.

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Are you ready for Making Tax Digital?


As of April 2019, businesses with a turnover above £85k will have to submit VAT returns through the HMRC gateway using commercial accounting software. I will explain how these changes affect your business and ensure that you are prepared and compliant.

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Keeping your accounts in an orderly manner


We all try to keep our accounts neat and in the correct order. It can be stressful knowing that the accounts which our business relies on are at any time, is in disarray. Many Sage users turn to a simple solution – Code Changers and Mergers.

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What is customer service? Part 2


Customer service begins with the first contact with any employee no matter their rank or position – and never ends.

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What is customer service?


It is a service provided before, during and after sales. Is that it? Absolutely not.

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Making Tax Digital


Everyone is talking about Making Tax Digital. Some are trying to get their heads around it whilst others are still intimidated by the sound of Making Tax Digital. To save you from that, I am giving you all the basic information you need to make sure you are aware, compliant and not intimidated.

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Is it time to upgrade?


How often are we told to upgrade? Whether it’s our gadgets, cars or other items, we are constantly advised to upgrade, but when should we? When is it actually worth upgrading and when is it a little bit of a time waster. Here are a few quick points to look out for to ensure you’re being as efficient as possible with your time – upgrading only when you need to!

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Boost your professional look


Making your business appear more professional is all about perception. Little indicators such as quality of e-mails, language used by staff and even stationery can suggest how professional and grown your business actually is.

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Perks of Accounting Software


Learning new perks can boost efficiency in any aspect of life, so make the most out of them starting off with accounting software perks. Accounting software records and processes a firm’s financial accounting transactions, such as revenue and costs. Perks for such dynamic software are only going to extremely improve your business.

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Branding: the simplest way to boost your business


Branding is crucial, not only because without it your business has no personality, but because with it the foundations for your businesses identity is set.

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Challenges faced by the Distribution Industry


Are you aware of, and tackling, the challenges facing warehouses today? If not, it may just be the time to consider how they may affect you and what you need to do in order to survive.

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Importance of a CRM System


Customers are the lifeblood of any business after all they pay the bills and your salaries, but unfortunately it is surprising how many feel neglected by their suppliers. Companies need to remember that making the initial sale is just the start of the customer journey if you want to retain them into the future. With obtaining a new customer costing 6-7 times more than retaining one, it makes economic business sense to build effective relationships with your current database.

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E-Learning vs. Classroom Training


Training companies offer a variety of training methods which tend to be either e-learning or classroom based. Both methods of learning possess their own merits and can produce effective results. Let’s take a look at each option and its pros and cons.

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Moving offices


The team at Advantage Service Ltd recently underwent their own office move and as a result we thought we would share our four top tips to make yours run as smoothly as possible.

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Software Solution Shop site move


We are moving the whole of our domain to our parent company domain,, as part of the streamlining of our business.

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New year, new website


We've started off 2017 with a revamp of our website.

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