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There’s one thing machines can’t do better than us

24 April 2018

The World Economic Forum predicts that five million jobs will be lost by 2020 as the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to transform labour markets.

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Digital tools to supercharge business builder’s productivity

19 April 2018

Are you running a mid-sized or scale-up business and managing piles of paperwork or spending hours in meetings and on the phone? Today’s digital tools can help take the stress out of managing your day-to-day tasks and collaborating with your team. Using these tools can save your business money and supercharge your productivity.

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Improve your cash flow: Manage your VAT

18 April 2018

If you went shopping on 1 April, you likely encountered aisles and aisles of products with no price tags as retailers updated their shelf pricing to reflect the new VAT rate. As a consumer, this was probably a slight inconvenience because you didn’t know how much something cost until you had to pay.

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Paid leave for volunteering: it’s about more than giving back

16 April 2018

If you’ve ever donated your personal time to help others, you’ve likely experienced what psychologists call the ‘Helper’s High’, or the feeling of euphoria we experience when we help others. It’s addictive and we want to experience it again and again.

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Meet the Sage Enterprise team at IDC CIO Summit South Africa

16 April 2018

Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions, will be an exhibitor at the IDC CIO Summit 2018 South Africa, as part of its commitment to reaching out to local customers and supporting its business partner network. Two Sage business partners – Argon Business Solutions and Parity Software – are among the sponsors at the Summit this year.

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How effective business solutions can help African distribution companies to grow

10 April 2018

From volatile foreign exchange rates to complex customs clearance procedures to unreliable logistics, African distribution companies face a range of challenges. At the same time, they have great opportunities to grow by meeting the continent’s increasing appetite for consumer goods from FMCG brands to electronics.

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Dear accountant, let the bots take your job

05 April 2018

Some 49% of respondents in Sage’s annual Practice of Now research, which surveyed 3000 accountants globally, say they would automate tasks like number crunching, data entry, and email and diary management.

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The clock is ticking for African companies to get ready for the General Data Protection Regulation

04 April 2018

A new data privacy and protection framework called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect across the European Union on 25 May this year – and it will change the game for African businesses, too. If your business based in Africa handles personal data about European residents and citizens, you will be expected to comply, even if you do not have a direct presence in Europe.

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Five accounting habits to break for any small business

26 March 2018

When you first started your business, you probably didn’t anticipate how much time it would take to balance your books and manage your cash flow – a major stumbling block for most small businesses.
‘Accountant’ is one of the many hats you wear as a small business owner, even if you’ve had no formal training and don’t enjoy number crunching.

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