Sage 200 and Sicon - The winning formula for Distribution Businesses

Posted by Steve Boyes on Feb 23, 2022 9:43:21 AM

Every day, warehouse managers spend much of their time ensuring that all areas of the warehouse are working efficiently, from the operatives to the machinery to the software used.

But, with the ever-changing landscape of business these days, older and disparate systems can struggle to keep up with demand. Slower stock movements, larger SKU's, inaccurate stock projections, new and additional locations and higher landed costs can put pressure not only on the warehouse but on the entire system including finance, sales and procurement.

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5 Great Ways to get more from Sage 200 Reporting

Posted by Laura Delaney on Dec 10, 2021 10:15:00 AM

One of the best things about Sage 200 in my opinion is the variety of options you have at your disposal to report on the data. We have noticed that Sage 200 users typically start out using one or two of these but may have forgotten about the other options that exist. For new and existing users, we thought this article might be helpful as little reminder of the reporting options available to you.

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Should you consider a Sage 200 Demo?

Posted by Amy Hughes on Nov 25, 2021 1:55:06 PM

When you’re considering implementing new solutions for your business it can be difficult to draw realistic comparisons and truly judge the potential value the solutions can add. Actually being able to see the software working in front of you can be invaluable when making an informed decision.

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Sage 200 and Power BI - The Perfect Combination

Posted by Ladislav Zimanyi on Nov 4, 2021 3:33:48 PM

Reporting is something that is top priority for most if not all CFO’s, Financial Controllers and Finance staff. Month Ends, Year Ends, Audits all have pre-requisite reports that must be produced. When you extend reporting out to the rest of the organisation, typically, this is where spreadsheets begin to pop up by the dozen.

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What Value can a Sage Partner add to your Business?

Posted by Sinéad Galligani on Oct 29, 2021 10:24:55 AM


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Sage 200 – Taking your Business to the next level

Posted by Amy Hughes on Oct 5, 2021 2:03:15 PM

Whether you’re an existing business that needs to take a step up to maintain your standards or drive growth, or you’re a business experiencing growth that needs to sustain the ability to keep everything going in the right direction, Sage 200 has a broad range of applications and benefits, and we can help to ensure you get the absolute most from each one.

The Sage 200 ERP suite offers businesses a host of benefits:


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How to Improve Retail Administrative Efficiencies in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Ladislav Zimanyi on Aug 19, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Connecting Up the Pieces in the Retail Back Office

When it comes to managing and running a single or multiple retail stores, there are many challenges to contend with from the shopfront all the way to the back office and everything in between. In this article, we’re going to focus on the finance/administrative or back office, an area which we know particularly well.

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Sage 50 Upgrade to Sage 200 - 4 Reasons Why Companies Are Stepping Up

Posted by Gerry O'Donohoe on Aug 18, 2021 3:46:21 PM

How do I know if Sage 50 still suits my business needs? 

Sage 50 began its life over 25 years ago as a product called Sage Sterling. It was really the beginning of small businesses having a Windows-based cost-effective in-house system for managing their finance function. This was an accounts package that was simple to use and gave small businesses the autonomy and control they needed to run and manage their businesses their way.


Traditionally, Sage 50 and other small business accounting systems were installed on a single PC or perhaps on a small network. They tended to focus on the core needs of the finance department although over time, they began to become more central in the operations of small businesses, with functionality such as Stock Control and Order Processing happening in real-time across the business.

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4 reasons why Sage 200 Fixed Assets wins over spreadsheets

Posted by Lisa Costello on Jun 30, 2021 1:15:00 PM

Fixed Assets may not be the most exciting dinner conversation, but it’s something that all businesses need to record and depreciate for accounting purposes.

This article looks at why spreadsheets are such a popular tool for maintaining your fixed assets and at the same time, we point out 4 reasons why the in-built Fixed Asset Register for Sage 200 is a much better option.

For Sage 200 users, as long as you are running Version 2016, the good news is that you already have the Fixed Asset module, so no additional software purchase is necessary.

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3 Reasons Why Your Sage 200cloud Month End May Not Balance

Posted by Lisa Costello on May 31, 2021 12:50:26 PM

Sage 200cloud Month Ends 

From a Sage 200cloud support perspective, we get lots of calls each month around the topic of Month Ends. So, we put this blog together to help our customers and other Sage 200cloud users to manage their month ends with ease. We have included some common troubleshooting steps to go through as the majority of support calls can be resolved by following these simple guidelines.

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Simply put, the Month End (sometimes known as Period End) is the closing of your financial accounts each month. It usually occurs on the last day of the month in order to match up with the Year End

In most businesses, the month is kept open for an additional 5 or 7 days into the following month in order to ensure all transactions for the month are complete and posted and so that they are then shown on month end reports. 

There are some businesses who choose not to run month ends and will just run a year end at the end of the financial year. We would however recommend running a month end at the end of each period as this will:

  • Help your finance team to keep a closer eye on the business finances and cash flow
  • If you have reconciled your debtors and creditors each month and resolved any issues with balances as you go, it will make the year end process easier
  • If you have differences at year end, when carrying out consistent month end reconciliations, it is easier to find your issue in the previous month rather then trawling back through 12 months of transactions.

Benefits of running a Month End: 

There are many benefits to carrying out a period end each month within Sage 200cloud. Some of these are: 

  • Balances your Nominal Accounts
  • Keeps mistakes at bay
  • Helps detecting accounting errors
  • Saves time at Year End

Ensuring each month balances at the end is a huge help when time for Year End comes around. Unfortunately however, there are times when the month end does not balance and you are unable to see why. So in this blog post and the accompanying videos, we will cover some of the most common reasons the Aged Debtors/Creditors do not balance and how to resolve the issue. 

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