What’s New in Sage 50 Accounts 2013
Sage 50 Accounts 2013 is for growing and established businesses who need to take more control of their finances with department and budget analysis. The software helps you stay in control of your cash flow and VAT, and track key business information.
In brief, the new features in version 2013 are:
- New – user interface and language
- New – company configuration
- New – Help Centre
- New – Quick Tasks
- Simplified month end, year end and VAT return tasks
- Improved reporting
As Sage users ourselves, we have been using the product for a couple of weeks now, and I want to highlight a couple of features which have really improved my experience with the software.
Quick Tasks help you to speed up your common processes, and also guide you to the next step in some specific processes. The feature I really like is that you can highlight a variety of products in the Sage product window and with a couple of clicks create a Sales Order, Quotation or Invoice, or a Purchase Invoice .
Other areas which have been streamlined are common processes when using Sales and Purchase Orders, and processing Cash Sales.
One of the most common requests I am getting at the moment is to set up invoices and statements so users can email them to customers instead of printing and posting them – thus saving on paper and postage. If a company has several different invoice designs, this used to involve editing each layout in turn to customise the email settings. Sage 50 Accounts 2013 have added Email Default settings into the Settings Menu – so you can set up your email defaults once for each type of layout then choose which layouts to apply these changes to – thus removing the need to change the settings in each individual layout.
Also each Customer and Supplier record can now have 3 separate email addresses associated with each account, enabling orders, invoices and statements to each be sent to a different email address. This could be done with the Addresses and Contacts option before, but that was long winded and could really slow down the running of your reports.
These are just a couple of highlights: if you want to find out about other changes then why not arrange a free demonstration of the new software – check out our Facebook page for informational videos which take you visually through the main new features. Just call Alison or Paul on 01604 420 057.