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The Adept Sage 50 Product And Account Code Changer

Another useful add-on ...

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POSTED BY ALISON MEAD ON 04/02/2019 @ 8:00AM

Another blog post about Sage 50 add-ons which our clients use. This week, it's the Adept Sage 50 Product and Account Code Changer ...

When your reports are looking messy and your codes are all over the place, use the Adept Sage 50 Product And Account Code Changer!

When your reports are looking messy and your codes are all over the place, use the Adept Sage 50 Product And Account Code Changer!

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Have you ever been in the situation where you have mistyped a product code, a sales ledger or purchase ledger account code, but you have not realised until after you have saved your first transactions to the account?

"You are then stuck with this incorrect code!"

Even if you edit transactions to move them to a new corrected code, you still can't delete the incorrect code due to transactions being shown on the account ... even if they have been deleted.

This is something I have encountered in many places where I have given Sage training, and when I take on a new bookkeeping client there can often be a mismatch of codes due to companies changing names, or product descriptions changing slightly, which just make the accounts look messy.

The Adept Sage 50 Product and Account Code Changer is a simple add-on which allows you to edit account codes, product codes or even fixed asset codes (although almost none of my clients seem to use this last option). The beauty of it is that the transaction or stock history is fully retained and is moved seamlessly to the newly named code.

The add-on has a CSV input facility for people who want to change a large number of codes in one go. This is particularly useful for companies who, with the benefit of hindsight, have decided that they could have designed a better coding structure for their products.

The program also has a test mode (untick the update box) which allows you to see what the program will do without actually making the changes. This mode is available in the trial as well so you can understand what effect the changes will have before you go ahead.

There is a free trial version available that you can download by clicking here, It works with Sage 50 versions 8 to 24 (2018) and costs £180.00 + VAT for a company wide licence plus 20% Annual Renewal Fees.

However, to prevent you from getting the trial version, making the changes you want, then not purchasing the full product, the trial version only works with the Fixed Asset codes, just giving you a taste of what the software can do.

"Would you like to know more?"

If you'd like to find out more about the Adept Sage 50 Product and Account Code Changer for Sage 50 then do give me a call on 01604 420057 or click here to ping me an email and let's see how I can help you.

Until next time ...


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More 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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