I've been informed by Sage that certain versions of Sage 50 Accounts software will stop working in the near future. Unfortunately, this is something that is outside of their control, and you may have already seen communications from Sage regarding this ...
If your version is affected you must upgrade your Sage 50 Accounts software before 30th September 2022!
If your software is affected you will need to update your software before 30th September 2022:. Who is affected?
PERPETUAL versions 23.2 - 26.2 - The software will stop working on 30.09.2022. You will need to upgrade to compatible software
PERPETUAL versions less than 23.2 or higher than 26.2 - The software will continue to work so no action is required
SUBSCRIPTION versions 20 – 26.2 - The software will stop working on 30.09.2022. You will need to upgrade to a version higher than 26.2, which you are entitled to at no additional cost as part of your subscription
SUBSCRIPTION versions less than 20 or higher than 26.2 - The software will continue to work. No action required
But why is this happening? Well, older versions of Sage 50 Accounts software use a security protocol called TLS (Transport Layer Security). TLS is used for the Sage Licence Service and AutoUpdate which enables products to communicate securely.
Unfortunately, the TLS 1.0 and 1.1 protocol which is used by some versions of Sage has been discontinued and no future security updates are scheduled. This means it poses a risk to any customers who continue to use it after 30th September 2022.
"It's important to note that TLS is not a protocol provided by Sage!"
If your version is affected you must upgrade your Sage 50 Accounts software before 30th September 2022. However, before you upgrade have a conversation with me so I can check that the latest software is compatible with your operating system.
If you use any additional 3rd party plugins, they'll most likely need to be updated too.
Until next time ...
Would you like to know more?
If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover more about upgrading your Sage 50, it may be a great idea to give me a call on 01604 261655 and let's see how I can help you.
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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