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Sage launches Sage 50cloud Pastel with Microsoft Office 365

16 October 2018

Representing the next generation of Sage Pastel, Sage 50cloud Pastel with Microsoft Office 365 gives customers more freedom to collaborate in the cloud, more control with simple, automated backups and improved productivity.

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How to take the pain out of preparing year-end financials for your small business

15 October 2018

Most small business owners dread the end of the financial year and the associated paperwork. Closing your books and ensuring you are ready to file your tax return is stressful and time-consuming. Here is a checklist to help you prepare to meet SARS’ tax filing requirements, and plan and budget for the new financial year.

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HR must focus on strategic alignment with the business, or risk losing its place at the boardroom table

09 October 2018

The human resources (HR) function must reinvent itself as a digital, data-driven partner to the business as trends such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data and mobility transform the world around us. HR departments and leaders that continue to focus on compliance and administration at the cost of strategic alignment and enablement, risk losing their place at the boardroom table, warns Coenette Bosman, Head of Consulting – HRP at Sage business partner, Parity.

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Modernising the Client Experience

08 October 2018

The world of accounting is rapidly changing. From the increasingly prominent role of technology, to shifting client requirements and the need to provide an expanded range of services, transformation is everywhere. And as the accounting profession evolves and matures, so too must the way firms do business, enabling them to keep pace with their competitors and meet client requirements.

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Securing your supply chain against political uncertainty

20 September 2018

Businesses across the world could be forgiven for feeling uncertain about the future of their supply chains. With major economies like the USA and the UK revisiting their longstanding trade agreements, deals that might have seemed watertight a few years ago are now being threatened. With the change in the political climate, there’s a sense that we’re on the verge of a major realignment of the established balance of global trade, thrusting us into a world of increasingly dynamic and complex supply chains.

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How AI will bring out the best in accountants

18 September 2018

Do you remember a time before online and mobile banking? A time when you’d walk into a bank and the manager would greet you by name, ask about your family and what you needed help with? That relationship and personal experience made us loyal to the bank because we felt like someone genuinely cared about us.

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Industrial Internet of Things: Connecting machines, people and data

12 September 2018

The industrial Internet of Things is starting to come of age, but are African organisations ready to use it to boost their global competitiveness? The reality is that many industrial companies in Africa are missing a critical building block for an Internet of Things strategy - a modern, robust, and integrated set of enterprise applications.

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CIPC Will Soon Require an AFS or FAS Before You Can File an Annual Return

11 September 2018

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has announced that it will soon introduce a step in the Annual Return (AR) filing process to verify that either an Annual Financial Statement (AFS) or a Financial Accountability Supplement (FAS) have been filed.

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Beyond the Sale: Inspiring customers to become your advocates

10 September 2018

Customers are powerful. Social media and increased global connectivity have made their voices louder and more influential than ever. In the ‘age of the customer’, it’s time we capitalise on their ability to influence and grow our brands and businesses.

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