Following on from my previous post, What’s New in Sage 50 Accounts 2013, where I gave a brief list of the new features in the software, and highlighted my two favourite features, Quick Tasks and Email settings, in this article I am going to expand on more of the new features which have made Sage 50 Accounts 2013 even easier to use and understand.
When I train a company new to using Sage Accounts, one of the first things I go through with them is the defaults that can be set up in the Settings menu, which make data input much easier in the long run. This is something that self-taught Sage Accounts users who have bought the product without extra support or training often miss.
There is now a ‘customise your company’ option which can be run on first installing the software, or can be opened at any time from the Help Menu. The facility has videos and instructions which take you through the many options available as well as ‘Setup Now’ options which take you straight to the relevant screens in the software.
When you buy Sage 50 you no longer get a manual – and to be honest – who reads the manual anyway? Another part of the training I give is on using the Sage help system in order to remind yourself about tasks you have forgotten, or things you do infrequently, such as VAT returns and year end procedures.
You have always been able to use the F1 key to bring up help about the area you are currently in, and then search the help area for what you need, but now if you are on a machine connected to the internet, the F1 key will bring up a new Web Help screen, which has all the same great information held in the offline Help, but is now easier for Sage to keep right up to date.
These are just a couple more highlights of the new features in Sage 50 2013. If you want to find out about other changes, 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.