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Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

In October 2020 HMRC will introduce reverse charge VAT rules which will affect you if you supply or receive specified services that are reported under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).  This is informally described as “CIS reverse charges” and will affect apply to both invoicing and VAT returns. What to do to ensure compliance with

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Enhancing working processes with technology

Technology is great, it helps us in all aspects of our lives, from online banking to wearable devices that track our fitness and exercise levels. The ways in which it can enhance working processes in a business sense are limitless. Some systems, such as Sage 200cloud, bring with them a wealth of benefits when we’re

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To Install, To Host or To Rent The Ghost

Technology brings choices: Invest in a traditional IT infrastructure and install your business applications upon it Rent hosted IT infrastructure and deny the need for internal IT resource Opt for cloud technology where you really can’t see it, touch it, or (in some cases) explain it Owner managed businesses of today face a very different

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Developing a business growth strategy

One thing that all organisations have in common is the desire to be successful and drive growth. To do this there are a few factors that need to be assessed if you are to develop a feasible business growth strategy. People Your people are your most important asset when it comes to whether your business

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Sage 50 or Sage 200…which is the right one for you?

When looking at bringing together disparate systems or figuring out why Sage 50 is no longer keeping up with your demands, it can be quite a minefield to work out what it is that your business needs next. Many people aren’t aware of their need for an ERP system, or in some cases what an

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It’s time your business made getting paid simple

‘Cash is King’ is how the old saying goes and when it comes to running a business it’s a truth that endures and always will do – after all, business is about making money. As we all know though, on a day to day basis revenue is not about financial reward for the individuals behind

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Gauging the preparedness of UK businesses for Brexit

We like to think we give readers of this blog the information they need and tackle the issues they really want to hear about. It’s with that in mind that we thought we’d take a look at Brexit, with the help of our partners at Sage, because there’s not been much said about the subject

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A reality check on Artificial Intelligence from Sage

The concept of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for a very long time now, pretty much since the dawn of computing, but until very recently it was sat solidly in the realms of science fiction. As we know though, over time a lot of recurring ideas within the sci-fi genre gradually become science fact

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Think before you Cloud…

The last decade in information technology has been dominated by one thing – The Cloud. It’s a terms that gets thrown about liberally in the media, by tech companies and by IT consumers themselves. With this being the case most of us could be excused for feeling a little “Cloud-fatigued” (I’ll admit it, this writer

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Invoicing in Sage 200c set to be a game changer

Invoicing your customers within Sage 200 (and when doing business in general) is pretty much the goal of the sales order process – let’s face it, you’re not getting paid without those invoices going out –  but for a long time now the absence of invoicing functionality from the core Financials module of the software

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