What Sage Accounting Can Do For Your Enterprise?

From stock exchange giants to start-ups, Sage can bring in the best business accounting solutions. Read on to find out more.

Did you know that Sage has been voted as the number one finance and payroll software by over 800,000 enterprises in the UK? The versatility of sage has made it a popular choice for almost any organization, no matter the size or nature of the business.

Once you start using Sage, you will be in awe of its excellent features. You can keep a track of your money, import data, find out more about your business performance, submit online VAT returns, write recurring statements, run reports and even organize your finances. Recording payments and creating invoices too becomes a breeze with all your important information in one place.

Sage has something for everyone, whether you are looking for an accounting, bookkeeping, payroll or an all-in-one software. Here are six of the most popular software by Sage and how they can help your business.

1. Sage Instant Accounts Plus

If your business is small in size or new, then this bookkeeping software is for you. You can not only save hours on managing your finances and VAT, but also keep an accurate record of your bank accounts and control your stock/products with ease. Other features include, easy information storage, ability to track customer activity and identification of who owns you money.

2. Sage Instant Payroll

If you use Sage Instant Payroll, you can make accurate, on-time payments to your employees and also be assured that your business is compliant with the latest market legislations. The Sage Instant Payroll has the capability to use a flexible licence plan and work as per HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) standards.

3. Sage Act!

Have you always wished to get a bird’s eye view of your customer records? Now you can with Sage Act! With the software’s advanced social networking and mobile features, you can quickly view phone details, meeting notes, emails and even documents for each customer. By using this software you can even work with any popular web based productivity tool. Continue reading

5 Advantages of Using QuickBooks Pro For Your Business

QuickBook Pro by Intuit is an acclaimed financial accounting software. Made especially for small to mid-size businesses, this software has great features for common accounting functions like accounts receivables, accounts payables, financial reporting and credit card management. If you have still not used QuickBooks Pro, then its time you used it right away, as this software can give your business the following five benefits:

1. Better money management

The software has uniquely designed features that can enable your business to manage your money in a better fashion. You can enter due dates and payment details for all your recurring bills. When your bills are due, you can directly print out a check from QuickBooks. This software records all your transactions and has the option of linking your banking accounts too. Since you can view all your financial records on a single screen, you can discard the use of paper bank statements.

2. Keep a track of expense billing

If you run a business, then you would need to keep a track of your expenses which have to be later billed to clients. Small and large expenditures like mileage, purchases, meals or international travel can now be easily recorded into QuickBooks Pro. You can also go a step further and save each expense according to the job or customer and enjoy the benefit of not having to manually reconcile your expenses.

3. Quick sales invoicing

By using QuickBooks Pro, you can save plenty of time as receipts or invoices can be quickly created at the click of a button. You can bill clients in large batches or individually and even email the invoices. This is a handy feature to employ, especially when you have to bill a several customers for the same service. Continue reading

IT Outsourcing Prediction for 2014: Cloudy, With a Chance to Reign

Outsourcing experts and research surveys have predicted that cloud computing will be a focal area in 2014.  This year will be the year of cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).  Businesses that have experienced their first cloud success have not stopped, but are rapidly accepting their second and third cloud.  On the other hand, companies who have not taken the step towards cloud computing in 2013 are realizing their folly and are making moves towards adopting the cloud in 2014.

In the year of 2012, small and mid-size businesses across the world spent over $45bn on cloud services. This number is expected to exceed $95bn by the year of 2015.  The cloud has been able to give small business access to computing applications, services and power that were earlier very expensive or complex to use. The cloud has in fact removed the limits of smaller businesses.

Even with the past success of the cloud, experts feel that companies will continue to have concerns about security. The cloud will also face resistance from traditional IT companies who prefer ownership and control over the cloud.  Experts also feel that the public cloud will be more likely to extend its growth over the private cloud as companies will understand that the private cloud will bring in the same in-house challenges. This is particularly true of small and mid-size firms that continue to run old operating systems and work on unsupported versions and platforms.

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