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Announcement for Sage 50 Accounts customers!

Good news! From today (9th May 2018) the latest version of Sage 50 cloud Accounts v24.2 is released!

What’s new with Version 24.2?

Invoice Payments

New invoicing functionality that helps customers get paid at the click of a button.

No more chasing late payments

-Customers can get their invoices paid through the ‘pay now’ button – with Direct Debit through GoCardless, or by card via PayPal or Stripe.

-Our new instant payment option helps customers… read more

Why patches are JUST as important as having anti-virus software


What is a patch?

A patch is a small piece of software that an IT company will install if a security flaw is discovered. These can be either and/or fixes, improvements and updates.

Patches are designed to cover the flaw, stopping hackers from further… read more

Unfixable Error Messages in Sage – You need to restore backup data – Sage v24

We have had a number of instances recently where we have taken calls from our support customers who have had errors in their data.  When they looked at the overview screen for the errors, the message is showing ‘you must restore backup data’.

As you can imagine, the initial thought that goes through your head when you see… read more

Minimum Stock Levels on Sage

If you are a supplier of goods, the minimum level you hold of a product before you have to re-order it (minimum stock level) is an important piece of information for your business.

The consequence of setting this too low is obvious; you suddenly get an influx of orders for one of your products and… read more

What you need to know before you relocate your office

Are you moving offices, or planning on moving in the next year?

Moving premises can be incredibly stressful. As you know it’s not just a case of moving your office desks and chairs, there’s your IT systems that needs to be set up AND having the manpower to do it- all whilst still keeping your business running!

If the installation of your IT systems takes longer than anticipated (or if something… read more

What is backing up and why do I need to do it?

Backing up is a way of saving your data and protecting it from risks such as:



User Error (a user may accidentally delete an important file)


Natural Disaster- i.e. a fire may destroy the building where the data was being stored

Computer Breakdown

System Crash

Virus Attack where the data is wiped out

Hard Drive Failure

What happens if my data isn’t backed up?

It is dependant as to what type of data that has been lost and… read more

MTD Making Tax digital- Coming soon (well, in 2019)

We thought we give you a brief overview of making tax digital and how you can be prepared for the changes.

Why has MTD is coming into force

The government’s view is that using digital technology will make it easier for businesses to get… read more

The Cloud: Explained!


What is the cloud?

It’s where you securely upload your files to a service (essentially the internet!) and then download them again wherever you are. (An example of a service includes- OneDrive/Google/iCloud)

If you use any type of social media at the moment, chances are that you’re already using the cloud!


How can this benefit your business?

Firstly, to confirm that by not having the cloud, your… read more

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