Sage 50c v27: Some Exciting New Features
Bookkeeper with Sage is a whole lot easier ...
Posted by Alison Mead on 12/10/2020 @ 8:00AM
Sage has released Sage 50c v27, and it's available for download for all subscription customers. The current version number is 27.0.465.0, and there are a whole host of improvements ...
Sage 50c v27 makes bookkeeping a whole lot easier!
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The first thing you'll notice is the appearance of the new company screens. These have been streamlined to give you four choices on how to add a new company. You can:
Create - a brand new company
Connect - link to a company on a local network
Restore - add a company from a Sage backup
Download - connect via Sage Drive to data in the Cloud
For accountants, you can now search for a company when you open Sage, which will make your life a lot easier. One of our accountant clients has over 1,000 companies, so this will most definitely help them.
"Custom Alerts can now be set up!"
Alerts can be created to appear in Sales Orders, Invoices or Purchase Orders as soon as you select a customer, supplier or product. These can either be popup windows or embedded in the document.
It's a great way to set reminders when, for example, an awkward customer requires their own purchase order reference to appear on an invoice. I think this will be most useful in a multi-user environment.
"User Management is the new name for Access Rights!"
Many business owners don't want to share their manager password with staff, so User Manager means you can designate staff as Standard, Accountant/Bookkeeper or Administrator.
You can also now force a password change when you create a new user which will greatly improve security. Manager logins can still see and change this password if they forget.
If you're using Sage Drive, you can also set up a user to access your company data from home, which is a welcome change in the face of Coronavirus and employees now working remotely.
"There are also many new Sage Drive improvements!"
Sage Drive Data Synch can also be paused and resumed whenever you like. If you're part-time bookkeeping from home, then it may not be appropriate to have data syncing permanently. You can simply turn on sync on days that you're working on that particular company.
This simply means you can start a sync then go and make a brew so when you return, you should be ready to work. Maybe you could even squeeze in lunch if it's a particularly large data set?
"New improvements for the Accountants Client Manager!"
With accounting staff being encouraged to work from home, the Client Manager can now be the main site for Sage Drive purposes, which means accounting staff can easily be set up as remote users.
There are other new ways to connect if you don't have Client Manager when your staff need to be able to work from home.
Until next time ...
Would you like to know more?
If you are thinking of upgrading to Sage 50c v27 and need some support or help with the upgrade or with accessing and using any of these new features, call me 01604 420057, leave a comment below or use the Messenger tool you can see in the bottom right of your screen to chat right now.
About Alison Mead ...
Alison loves bookkeeping and supporting bookkeepers. She has been helping clients to be better bookkeepers in Sage 50 for over 24 years and has been Xero Accredited in accounts and payroll for a number of years too.
She specialises in a very unique hand-holding method of training, helping bookkeepers and business owners to use their accounts software as and when they need support in setting up and producing their invoices, reports and financial information.
Alison combines her role at Silicon Bullet with her Forever Living network marketing businesses and is often to be seen at business networking meetings as she likes to keep busy.
You know what they say: if you want something done well ask a busy person!
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