In our Sage Delivers series, we provide you with the latest news and updates on our small business accounting, payroll, and HR offerings. Today, we cover some exciting updates to Sage Accounting.
It’s often the small things that can make a big difference, so over the past 90 days, we’ve made a number of enhancements to Sage Accounting that will make a noticeable difference to you.
Time is precious and finding ways to streamline how you manage your business admin and finances is key.
Here’s how Accounting can help you with this.
Add attachments to sales transactions
One of the highest requests on the Accounting Ideas portal (see the ‘Got a product improvement idea’ section below for more on this) with 112 votes was: “It would be really helpful to be able to add a document to a quote.”
And further to this was: “I might just want to attach a document but choose not to send it – just keep it as a record.” In response to this feedback, sales attachments are now available for you to use.
You can streamline the communications between you and your customers by adding attachments to all your sales transactions (be it a sales invoices, sales credit notes, quote, estimate, or recurring invoice).
As requested, you can choose whether to make the attachments visible to customers.
By sending your invoices from within Accounting, you can easily track the progress of your invoice.
Here’s what Alison Church from Jackson Church Structural Engineering has to say about this Accounting update…
“I want to thank you because it works really well and makes life significantly easier. I was going to use it to attach detailed terms and conditions but now I also have COVID guidance to send to clients, so it really makes a difference when managing quotes and invoicing.”
Easily validate the accuracy of your accounts
This improvement is in response to a request from our valued accountants.
Given the reliance accountants have on the Trial Balance report, we’ve enhanced the formatting of this report so you can run reports for a select period to get a snapshot of what your nominal ledger account balances are up until that date or select the period you would like to analyse.
This is helpful to accountants in three ways:
- You can easily view a breakdown of retained earnings
- You’re able to choose to hide zero balances accounts
- By clicking on any of the account balances, you can drill down to the transactions that make up that balance – ensuring the accuracy of your customers’ accounts.
Run your business effectively on the go
The latest updates made to the mobile Accounting app give you even more flexibility to manage your business from anywhere and at anytime, allowing you to use your time effectively.
Here are some of the latest enhancements that you can take advantage of:
- Instantly attach your supporting documents to your customer receipts and supplier payments
- Easily add carriage/shipping charges to your sales
- Create, edit and delete a purchase or sales credit notes from within the app as well as link a credit note to a purchase or sales invoice.
- Working in the construction industry? You can now do your CIS sales and purchase invoices and credit notes from the mobile app.
If you haven’t downloaded the Accounting app yet, it’s time to give it a try.
Here’s what Mark Timmins from M Timmins Leathers has to say about the mobile app…
“Best app on my phone bar none, I can run my business and accounts from my phone anywhere.”
Got a product improvement idea?
We’re committed to continuously listening, empathising and solving the Sage Accounting issues that matter most to you.
One of the ways we’re doing this is by asking you to share your requests and ideas with us on the Accounting Ideas portal, or vote on other ideas that have already been submitted.
We’ll then keep you updated on the ideas you’ve contributed to.
So far, we’ve delivered on ten of these ideas. We’ve got another 10 great ideas in the works and our product team is actively reviewing another 354 ideas.
We hope these new features and updates help to make life easier for you as you manage your business admin.