AccountingWEB.co.uk’s Sage 50 Accounts discussion group has been documenting some of the frustrations users experience with their accounting application, but since we published a summary of the recent 2010 upgrade controversy, the forum has taken a constructive turn.
Sage 50 tips
-Keeping database size down
-Clearing the audit trail
Navigation & enquiry
-Adjust windows & columns
-Sort data views
-Right-click heading options
-Search wild cards
-Credit card process
-Factoring/standard accounting software (notably Norton) slows Sage 50 Accounts 2010.
-Send data to Excel
-Excel Integrated Reporting
-Tutorials: MS Query exports etc.
Sarah Douglas, a software trainer as well as accountant, commented that some complaints about Sage are often due to a lack of training, where people don’t know how to do things. This is the same with every piece of software including Excel and Word. Rather than
, it might be that developing a better understanding of the software they already have could be a more economic approach, she argued.
The conversations that grew from that thread produced a glut of good suggestions from which this summary article is drawn. Once you have familiarised yourself with the tips and links below, do check in to the discussion group to see if any more have been added. Or perhaps you might have a few additions that you’d like to add to the mix by commenting below.
Our thanks to Sarah, Witch-Queen, David Carter and all the other contributors to this discussion – it’s yet another example of how useful the online community can be.