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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

Government Gateway and Sage Accounts v24

We have been advised that users of older versions (v23 and below) of Sage 50 Accounts are seeing a prompt when they log in about the Government Gateway Changes.  DON’T PANIC ABOUT THIS!!!

To put this simply, once the new system is put in place by the Government after February 2018, unless you are using Sage 50 Accounts v24, it will no longer be possible to submit your VAT Return,… read more

It’s Christmas!

I guess everyone is doing the same this week, but our final blog of 2017 is one to send all of our customers, whether past, present or future, festive greetings.  May your Christmas fulfil your wishes – whether that is peace and quiet, time to recharge or family gatherings, and the New Year be Happy and Prosperous.

Our office is closed from Friday 22nd (pm) until the morning of Tuesday… read more

Ransomware Virus’ Over Christmas

I know it’s not very seasonal (don’t worry, that one will follow!) but we wanted to warn everyone that there has been another spate of Ransomware recently.

Generally, if one of these virus’ hit, the sooner your IT company is notified the better.  This is because some of the backup solutions out there overwrite the backups each time, or if they are not encrypted well enough the virus then gets… read more

Additional Improvements in Sage v24 SP1

Following on from our blog last week, we just wanted to share a couple of other improvements that we have found in the latest service pack of Sage.

One that we love, as the amount of times we take a backup as part of our technical support role, without checking to see if the default is All files rather than only Data files (then have to wait ages for the… read more

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