New Sage 2015

Bevan & Buckland Accountants logoNew Sage Line 50 Accounts Version 2015 now available for purchase or upgrade

Some of the key new features are:

  • The database has been improved to handle 1.5 million transactions
  • Now capable of handling up to 20 networked users
  • Complete User Interface overhaul – including Windows Search features and functionality
  • Improved performance
  • A completely new look design and menu navigation
  • Removal of duplicated routines
  • Customisable toolbar icons for each user
  • Automatically back up without users having to log out. A new automatic backup scheduler.
  • Data can be held in the Cloud so updated in Real Time for app/remote users
  • Introduction of 2 x new Sage Accounting apps
Sensible just became irresistible
 If you would like more information or pricing please don’t hesitate to give us a call on
01792 410100 or email sagesoftware@bevanbuckland.co.uk

Desktop

Desktop

Automatic backups protect your data and the new look and feel frees up time with one click navigation


Mobile

Mobile

Gives your clients the freedom to work from anywhere and feel connected


Cloud

Cloud

Work in real time with your accountant and colleagues, schedule backups to protect your data, reduce costs and save time

Important: Please note Sage Version 2015 will not run on a Windows XP machine.

Bevan & Buckland Accountants Swansea Tel: 01792 410100

Bevan & Buckland Accountants Haverfordwest Tel: 01437 760666

Bevan & Buckland Accountants Pembroke Tel: 01646 682383

Bevan & Buckland Accountants Carmarthen Tel: 01267 233115

Bevan & Buckland Accountants St David’s Tel: 01437 720352

Pension Scams:

 a lifetime’s savings lost in a moment

24 July 2014

 

The Pensions Regulator has launched a new campaign to warn people of the dangers of being enticed into

· trying to access their pension pot as a lump sum or loan before age 55, or

· moving their retirement savings into unregulated high-risk or bogus investments.

Arrests have been made, and websites have been closed down, but it is clear that more needs to be done to discourage often vulnerable people from following some very dangerous advice.

The Regulator’s press release mentions that “the Victims of pension scams have warned of the devastating impact of losing thousands of pounds in retirement savings”. It notes that “the known amount of funds paid into pension scams now stands at £495m in total. However, it is suspected that this amount is likely to be substantially higher and not all activity is reported.”

As part of the new awareness drive, The Pensions Regulator has refreshed its ‘Scorpion’ campaign material to reinforce the message to consumers not to be ‘stung’ by cold calls, text message spam or website offers claiming to be able to help them cash in their pension. The regulator is urging pension trustees and providers to include the leaflet in the next annual statement sent to members, and anyone who requests a transfer in the meantime.

Pensions minister Steve Webb has warned: “Although quick-fix pension release schemes may seem tempting, particularly when times are tough, people should make sure they understand all the implications before they sign on the dotted line. A joint industry and Government operation is working to stamp out these unethical, exploitative, poor value offers – but I would urge anyone who is approached to think carefully, consider seeking advice and, if in doubt, steer clear.”

The new campaign is being led by the Department for Work and Pensions, The Pensions Regulator, The Pensions Advisory Service, Money Advice Service, Financial Conduct Authority, Serious Fraud Office, HMRC, Action Fraud, National Crime Agency and City of London Police.

Visit www.pension-scams.co.uk for more information.

Bevan & Buckland Accountants Swansea Tel: 01792 410100

Bevan & Buckland Accountants Haverfordwest Tel: 01437 760666

Bevan & Buckland Accountants Pembroke Tel: 01646 682383

Bevan & Buckland Accountants Carmarthen Tel: 01267 233115

Bevan & Buckland Accountants St David’s Tel: 01437 720352

Bevan & Buckland Accountants Cardiff Tel: 02920 459960

 Bevan & Buckland Accountants Newton Abbot Tel: 01626 361484

Some useful record keeping mobile apps

HMRC (RTI) Real Time InformationBevan & Buckland logoInformation supplied by the HMRC.     

Simple record keeping applications for mobile devices

To help small businesses with record keeping on the go, the commercial software industry, following consultation with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), are producing simple record keeping mobile applications for businesses below the VAT threshold. These applications may help you with maintaining good records and include links to HMRC guidance related to record keeping that you may find useful. The majority of these applications are free.

The companies listed below have advised HMRC that they have commercial mobile applications for record keeping that meet the HMRC specification. This list is not exhaustive and it is probable that other software houses associated with mobile application development will also be developing applications.

Software supplier Product Platform
Forbes Computer Systems Ltd (Click Here) Forbes Receipt Keeper Android 2.1 onward
FreeAgent Central Ltd (Click Here)

Tel:0800 2888691

Earnest iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
Immagini Ltd (Click Here)

Tel:01494 858374

ZipZipBooks Android 2.3 onward
Intuit (Click Here) MyBizTracker iOS (iPhone, iPod touch)
Sage (Click Here)

Tel:0800 447777

Sage Record Keeper iPhone, iPad iOS 4.3 and above

Free Sage Client Workshops

Bevan & Buckland AccountantsBevan & Buckland Free Sage Client Workshops

Revised Schedule and Agenda. (Wednesday May 9th at the Village Hotel Swansea)

ScheduleSage Accounting Software

Session 1. 9:30am
Making operational tasks easier
Session 1 will start at 9:30am and run until 11am
Coffee and biscuits will be served from 9am.

Session 2. 11:30am
Extracting Management Information from your Sage 50 Accounts
Session 2 will run from 11:30am until 1pm.
Coffee and biscuits will be available between the sessions.

As nearly everyone attending wanted to take part in both workshops we have moved the two sessions together to make better use of everyone’s time.  
If you only want to attend the ‘Extracting Management Information’ session then simply arrive at 11 – 11:30am and sit in on the second workshop.

Free Parking and Free Wi-Fi available

Agenda

Session 1: Making operational tasks easier

Overview:
This session is designed to help existing users of the Sage accounting software range understand how to use the features and functionality of the program that they may not be aware of. This session focuses on how to make the tasks that Sage accounts users do day-to-day easier.

Audience:
Sage 50 Accounts users, but some content will be relevant to Sage Instant users too. 

  • How to get different views of your data in the program
  • Customising screens so they show the information you need
  • Customising data entry screens so they suit your business
  • Dealing with customer refunds and refunds from your suppliers
  • Create price lists for individuals and groups of customers
  • How to use recurring orders and invoices
  • Hints and tips for a successful bank reconciliation  

Session2: Extracting Management Information from your Sage 50 Accounts

How to extract the management Information you need from Sage 50 Accounts in a format that you would find useful.

Overview:
This session is designed to help existing users of the Sage accounting software range understand how to get the greatest benefit from management information based on the data they key into Sage Accounts.

Audience:
Sage 50 Accounts users, but some content will be relevant to Sage Instant users too. 

  • Exploring the reports already contained within Sage
  • Making reports easier to find and run
  • Editing existing reports
  • Creating your own reports
  • Exporting data into Microsoft Excel
  • Exporting data into Microsoft Word
  • View Sage data in Microsoft Excel  

If you require any more information or have any questions please email events@bevanbuckland.co.uk

There are a few spaces left, if you would like to reserve a place either click here or email events@bevanbuckland.co.uk

These workshops are free and anyone is welcome to attend.

Wednesday May 9th at the Village Hotel Swansea

Free Sage Accounts workshops at the Village Hotel Swansea

Bevan & Buckland AccountantsBevan & Buckland are holding two FREE Sage client workshops at the Village hotel Swansea on May 9th.

The afternoon session will run from 2:30pm until about 4pm and is titled “Extracting information from your Sage 50 Accounts”.

Extracting Management Information from your Sage 50 AccountsSage Line 50 2012 Accounts

How to extract the management Information you need from Sage 50 Accounts in a format that you would find useful.

Overview:
This session is designed to help existing users of the Sage accounting software range understand how to get the greatest benefit from management information based on the data they key into Sage Accounts.

Audience:
Sage 50 Accounts users, but some content will be relevant to Sage Instant users too. 

  • Exploring the reports already contained within Sage
  • Making reports easier to find and run
  • Editing existing reports
  • Creating your own reports
  • Exporting data into Microsoft Excel
  • Exporting data into Microsoft Word
  • View Sage data in Microsoft Excel  

Venue
The Village Hotel Swansea

Date
Wednesday May 9th – 2:30pm – 4:00pm

To reserve a place either click here or email mail@bevanbuckland.co.uk

These workshops are free and anyone is welcome to attend.

Two free Sage Accounts workshops at the Village Hotel Swansea

Bevan & Buckland AccountantsBevan & Buckland are holding two FREE Sage client workshops at the Village hotel Swansea on May 9th.

The morning session will run from 9:30am until about 11am and is titled “Making operational tasks easier”.Sage Line 50 2012 Accounts

Making operational tasks easier

Useful hints and tips for users of Sage 50 Accounts.

Overview:
This session is designed to help existing users of the Sage accounting software range understand how to use the features and functionality of the program that they may not be aware of. This session focuses on how to make the tasks that Sage accounts users do day-to-day easier.

Audience:
Sage 50 Accounts users, but some content will be relevant to Sage Instant users too. 

  • How to get different views of your data in the program
  • Customising screens so they show the information you need
  • Customising data entry screens so they suit your business
  • Dealing with customer refunds and refunds from your suppliers
  • Create price lists for individuals and groups of customers
  • How to use recurring orders and invoices
  • Hints and tips for a successful bank reconciliation  

Venue
The Village Hotel Swansea

Date
Wednesday May 9th – 9:30am – 11:30am

To reserve a place either click here or email mail@bevanbuckland.co.uk

These workshops are free to attend and anyone is welcome.

Sage 2012 Accreditation Exam – We Passed!

Bevan & BucklandWe are proud to announce that Bevan & Buckland has passed the Sage Accounts 2012 accreditation exam.

As a member of the ‘Sage Accounting Partner Programme’ we are required to sit this exam with every new release of a Sage Accounts or Payroll package.

This accreditation proves that we have the knowledge and expertise to sell and support the Sage Line 50 product range to our clients.

There are a number of great new features in Sage Accounts 2012 some are listed below:

  • Installation and activation has been improved and netsetup is back.Sage Line 50 2012 Accounts
  • Performance has been improved even on networks.
  • Quick Search
  • Quick Print
  • Interactive opening balances guidance wizard
  • Lock dates – the ability to restrict users from transactions dated before a specific date.
  • Chart of accounts preview pane
  • Sage 50 Accounts on your Mobile (iPhone and Blackberry only)

Sage One, Sage Instant Accounts & Payroll, Sage 50 Accounts, Sage 50 Payroll, Sage ACT, Job Costing, Financial Forecasting.

At least 25% discount when you switch from your existing business software to Sage.

Additional discounts available if you’re a registered charity looking to purchase Sage.

If you would like more information, pricing or support on the Sage accounting products then please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01792 410100 or email sage@bevanbuckland.co.uk

http://www.bevanbuckland.co.uk

 

Free Sage charity accounts seminar

Bevan & BucklandAre you a Charity – using or thinking of using Sage?

If you are then we have a few spaces left on our next workshop.

Bevan and Buckland offer free workshops with advice to charities and not or profit organisations that use or are interested in using Sage 50 Accounts.  These workshops demonstrate the benefits of Sage 50 Accounts for charities, helping you to get the most out of the software.

Specific areas covered in the workshop include:

  • Charities Launch Pad
  • VAT requirements for HMRC
  • Funds – Unrestricted, Restricted & Endowment
  • Donations via the Sales Ledger
  • SOFA Categories for Chart Of Accounts to produce a SOFA report
  • Gift Aid management
  • Basic Membership Management
  • HMRC Approved Gift Aid report
  • Departmental Budgets
  • Project Costing improvements
  • Report Designer
  • On line card payments
  • Drillable reports
  • Sage Health check

Can you join us?

Date: Tuesday 22 November

Venue: Village Hotel Swansea

Timing: 9.30-11.30am

Reserve your place by calling 01792 410100 or email events@bevanbuckland.co.uk or register online here.

We look forward to seeing you!

Are you a charity using Sage?

Bevan & BucklandWould you like to know more about the functions within Sage accounts to help you improve your charities fund management and accountability?

Why not book your free place at our latest Sage training course, full details are below or you can book online at www.bevanbuckland.co.uk/events

We hope you can join us, places are limited so booking early is recommended.

Many thanks

The Marketing Team
Bevan and Buckland

Are you a charity using Sage?

NEW: Sage 50 Accounts 2012 allows mobile Accounting!

Sage 50 Accounts is now available from the UK’s market leader and introduces a host of exciting new features

  •  Lock data – Use this feature to prevent postings before a specific date.  This will give clients greater control.  
  • Quick search – This feature helps you quickly find records and transactions. Efficiency on Sage Accounts 50 has had a major improvement.
  •  Quick print – You no longer need to select a layout every time you print an invoice, quote or order with this feature.
  •  Support home page – Provides all the key information about your software.
  •  Chart of Accounts improvements – To make it easier to produce your management reports and show profit before and after taxation.
  •  Recovery tools and My data – To support you with fixing any corruption in your data.
  •  Speed upgrade – increase in speed so that in many modules the user isn’t left looking at the green task bar for long amounts of time.

 Make note: Sage 50 will no longer be supporting Sage Accounts 2008 and earlier, so you need to upgrade to get the full support and latest features.

What’s more- you can access Sage 50 Accounts at a touch of a button on your smartphone allowing anytime, anywhere access to business data! Click here to watch the demo.

 

The Sage 50 Mobile app shows:                                            

  •      Totals for cash in the bank
  •      Amounts owed and owing
  •      Net balance
  •      Searchable Customer and Supplier lists
  •      Quotation module
  •      Banking facilities
  •      Pricelists, Reports and Stock
  •      Project Costing modules (depending on version).
The mobile app itself is free but must be tied to a Sage 50 Accounts desktop host. The Plus and Professional versions support extra functionality on mobile devices, and accountants can set their app up to review and access multiple user accounts.
 
If you need any further help regarding Sage 50 Accounts 2012, take a look at our Sage services page. Alternatively, why not contact our IT Manager Ian on: 01792 410105 or email:   ian@bevanbuckland.co.uk