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What is MTD (Making Tax Digital)

MTD (Making Tax Digital) is a HMRC initiative to digitise the UK tax system. The main aim is to make it more effective, efficient and easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax correct. This new tax system will require the majority of business owners to maintain digital records using compatible software. As of April 2019, businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 are required to file their VAT returns electronically using accounting software, and are obligated Read More...

Act! v20.1 – What’s new

Act! v20.1, the newest version of the #1 best-selling contact and customer manager, with enhancements to compatibility, web user functionality, custom tables, Act! emarketing and Act! Companion. Act! v20.1 delivers the features and improvements detailed below: Act! Insight Act! Premium Only Customisation is a brand-new component to the Act! Insight view. You are able to create custom Insight charts and report on supported Act! entities (Contact, Opportunity, Activity, History) and fields for those entities. In addition, there is now the ability to drill-down into Read More...

Changes to HMRC’s VAT Portal will affect Sage users

Sage software and changes to the UK Government Gateway The Government Gateway is a secure online account where individuals and businesses can register for and access government online services. Your Sage software integrates with the gateway for online submissions such as: VAT Returns EC Sales lists CIS Returns CIS subcontractor validations RTI submissions IR secure mailbox On 14 February the HMRC gateway is closing. If you use Sage 50 Accounts to submit VAT Returns, EC sales lists or CIS submissions you will need to consider the options. Read More...

Act! v19.2 Update Released – Overview

Act! v19.2, the newest version of the #1 best-selling contact and customer manager, with enhancements to compatibility, web user functionality, Act! emarketing and Act! Companion. Act! v19.2 delivers the features and improvements detailed below: Key Highlights Compatibility Updates: Now compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016. Act! emarketing Call List Improvements: Focus in on campaign results by date with a new date range filter in the Call List. Act! Companion Enhancements: Do more from the app! Schedule and update activities and to-dos. Web Read More...

Sage Training Courses Birmingham

Get the skills and knowledge you need to use your software and get the maximum benefit from it at the Birmingham Training centre. Plus, Certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the day. Certification exams are also available for any stages (additional charges apply) Sage Training Birmingham courses are methodically thought out and conducted from an ever-resourceful training manual, which you can take away with you at the end of the course. The trainers are fully approachable to answer Read More...

Act! 19.1 Update Released

Act have released an update for the Pro and Premium version 19 in march 2017 and the below outlines what this includes. New eCommerce Connections* This is probably the most exciting of the update releases. Many business owners will have a website and often an eCommerce solution so customers can order and checkout online. You can now connect Act with popular eCommerce solutions BigCommerce, Ecwid, Etsy, Shopfy, Volusion, and WooCommerce for visibility into customer purchase history in Act! Premium. Use those details Read More...

Q2 – 2017 Promotion – Act! Premium Subscription

Upgrade to Act! Premium Subscription Offer Swiftpage are running a Q2 promotion to try an encourage EOL Act! 2013 (V15) customers to migrate to their subscription model. NB: This offer is is only valid up to 30/06/2017 and applicable to anyone currently using V15 2013 on either Act! Pro or Act! Premium. Offer is valid from today. Customers will be priced based on the reactivation/loyalty price list which is normally only available to customers on V17 and above and works out approximately 18% Read More...

Sage 50c Launched – What’s New with Sage 50c

Sage unveiled Sage 50c – Microsoft Office 365 integration in January 2017 which enables more freedom, control and automation for Business Builders. In our opinion this is the most exciting release in years. Sage fulfilled their promise to give Small & Medium Businesses access to the best business solutions with major transformation of its popular Sage 50 accounting package. Business has changed drastically over recent years with the introduction of smart phones, tablets and the power of the internet. We have become Read More...

What’s New with Act! V19

This month sees the release of V19 for Act. We will cover the new features of this version below. Act! V19 has been designed to maximise your productivity. Now 64-bit compatible Modern, new Connections – extend the power and reach of Act! Performance and campaign management improvements to Act! emarketing help you work more efficiently Customer-driven feature enhancements make Act even easier to use 64-bit Office compatibility work with the Microsoft products you rely on every day, because Act! is now compatible with 64-bit editions of Read More...

Microsoft Office 2016 Courseware now available

Our Microsoft Office courseware materials have now been updated and completed for Office 2016. The materials contain everything you need to deliver courses whether it is classroom, self-study or onsite environments. Bring high-quality Microsoft training courseware materials into your organisation in an instant. Save your organisation considerable time, effort and money by using our training materials as a complete solution or simply as a starting point for your own courses. Available in the following formats: Printed Workbooks – A4 printed training manuals We provide Microsoft Read More...