Chapter 1

Introducing Sage 50 Accounts

In This Chapter

  • Introducing the Sage software range
  • Considering SageCover
  • Installing the software
  • Getting help from the wizards
  • Navigating around Sage

In this chapter, I introduce you to the Sage 50 Accounts software range. I show you how easily you can install the software and give you a guided tour, so that you can get up and running quickly – essential for busy people.

Sage works on the principle that the less time you spend doing your accounts, the more time you spend on your business, so it makes each process as simple as possible.

I also discuss SageCover, an optional technical support package, which is an addition worth considering. If you experience software problems, SageCover can help. For small businesses, this support is like having an IT department at the end of the phone.

Looking at the Varieties of Sage

Sage's developers understand that every business is different and each business has different needs. As a result, they've developed a range of accounting software designed to grow with your business, whatever it is. The three levels of Sage 50 Accounts software start with basic features and finish with a product that contains all the bells and whistles you can possibly want. These versions of Sage are:

  • Sage 50 Accounts: This is the entry-level program. Sage 50 Accounts provides all the features you need to successfully manage your accounts. You can professionally handle your customers and suppliers, manage your bank reconciliations ...

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