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GDPR- Is your business ready for the changes?

GDPR- You’ve probably heard that acronym before, but what does it mean?

It’s the General Data Protection Regulation, which is superseding the Data Protection Act 1998 and will affect how data relating to both individuals and businesses should be handled.

It will apply to every organisation in the world that does business with EU residents and is coming into force in under 70 days, on the 25th May 2018.

The bad bit

If your… read more

Microsoft Power BI – Your Business at a Glance

Finding it hard in your busy day to have the time to properly see what’s going on in your business?  Then look no further than Microsoft Power BI.

What is Power BI, I hear you say?

Power BI is a tool from Microsoft that allows an easy insight into your business through great looking, interactive reports!


At ACIT, we have connected this tool to Sage 50 Accounts, to combine powerful and in-depth… read more

Hidden information from Sage 50 Accounts – and how to see it

While looking at how to best use Power BI to help manage our own business here, we came across some information that we could interrogate that we had been asked to get out of Sage 50 Accounts in a report, but couldn’t.

In this particular instance, we were calculating how long it took for a Quote to be won, the difference in the date a Quote was created compared to… read more

ACIT and Swiftpage Act!

ACIT are proud to announce that we have been become Business Partners with Swiftpage (again!), to sell the excellent Act! Premium & Professional software.

After having a taste of different software in-house for our CRM system, we have come to realise just how good, and simple to use, Act! software actually is.  They say ‘you should never go back’, but then they also say ‘you don’t know what you’ve got… read more

Last time (honestly) – HMRC Gateway changes

I know we have been blogging a lot about this, but it is something that all Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 50 Payroll users need to be aware of, especially if they submit any of their data to HMRC via the Sage Gateway.

We have been made aware by Sage that they have had reports of some customers being told by the HMRC that their systems will not change after… read more

Upgrades for Sage 50 Perpetual licences

ACIT Solutions have been given the unique opportunity to offer Upgrades on Sage 50 Accounts Perpetual licences.

For the last year or so, Sage have been actively pushing their customers on to a Subscription service, which is great…  However, we do know there are a number of users that just want to own their software and not be paying out money monthly.

This is where we come in.  We have negotiated… read more

Keeping up with the latest Office 365 Cloud Services

We are very proud of our IT manager, Joe, for completing the latest Microsoft Enabling & Managing Office 365 Course last week.

Keeping up to date with the continuous Microsoft Office 365 developments is very important to our business, being an IT support company who implement Microsoft Office 365 to the majority of our numerous IT customers, alongside many of our Sage 50c clients.  Joe already knew a lot of… read more

Yet another Government Gateway change that affects Sage…

So you’ve seen all the previous blog articles about upgrading to Sage 50 Accounts v24 to allow you to keep submitting your VAT returns online – well here’s another one but about Payroll this time!

We have received communication from Sage today advising that customers who are using Sage 50 Payroll v23.00 will need to install an update to ensure they can continue to submit their returns.  To check your… read more

A little warning about….. Sage 50 v24 AUTO UPGRADING!

Following our post a couple of weeks ago, Customers have advised us in the last few days that an upgrade to Sage 50 Accounts v24 has auto installed to their PC.

So will this happen to us?
If you have an active Sage 50c or Sage Cover contact then possibly! Sage doesn’t push out auto updates to everyone in one go. They will be scheduled.

So what happens??
When closing out of Sage… read more

Workplace Pension Contributions

You can’t have missed the recent tv adverts with the big blue creature talking about Workplace Pensions and how every business, no matter how big or small, needs to offer their employees a pension.  Hopefully, all of you out there who meet these criteria have got schemes in place – if not you really do need to address this.

We thought it would be useful for you to know that… read more

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