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HMRCNews

New Hospitality VAT Rate

From 1 October 2021, the government will introduce a new reduced rate of VAT for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions. Background The government initially introduced a reduced rate of VAT back in July 2020, with a temporary 5% reduction, and was intended to last until January 2021. This was then…
Alice
21 September 2021
CIM50

Improved Stock Take in Cim50

We had a request from one of our Cim50 customers to be able to complete a stock take by GRN location. Much as Cim50 has the great ability to create a partial stock take by location, it's the default location from Sage 50 Accounts, not the locations batches are in. …
Alice
17 September 2021
IT Solutions

E-mails from External Sources Warning

Above: An example of an anti-phishing measure employed by many companies around the world While discussing new and clever ways of improving the cyber-security of our customers and ourselves, one thing that came up was how to differentiate between an e-mail actually sent from one of your colleagues vs one…
Alice
7 September 2021
CIM50

Cim50 Knowledgebase and Resource Hub

After some wait, the Cim Knowledgebase and Resource hub is finally here! The Knowledgebase The purpose of the knowledgebase is to give you easy access to helpful information across the entire Cim50 system, within a resource that is easy to navigate by the powerful search functionality. Articles will be updated…
Alice
26 August 2021
Microsoft 365Products

Say Hello to Windows 11

  Windows 10 was billed as the last Windows OS you’ll ever need. So of course, it’s time to meet Windows 11, “a calm and creative space”, according to Microsoft. The rumour mill has been grinding away for months, wondering what Microsoft’s newest operating system in over 6 years will…
Alice
9 July 2021
NewsSage 200Sage 50

Yet More Legislation Changes

What’s happening? From 01 July 2021, the EU will be introducing two new optional VAT schemes for sales to EU consumers (customers in the EU who are not VAT registered). These new schemes are: The One Stop Shop The Import One Stop Shop On this date, the EU will also…
Alice
14 June 2021
CIM50

Cim50: Updates to Auto-Update

As you may be aware, CIM’s current auto-update system occasionally experiences issues where update files are not downloaded correctly. For the upcoming v2021.3 release, CIM have moved their Auto-Update system to a dedicated Azure server, meaning increased reliability and a reduced need for calls to Support. If you’ve had to…
Alice
3 June 2021
CIM50

Cim50 Update – v2021.2.10

We’ve become aware of an issue when some users are applying the recent hotfix for Cim50. What’s happening is that some machines are not recognising the fact that v2021.2.10 is higher than v2021.2.9. While they’re unsure of the cause, CIM are working hard to resolve the issue. For the time…
Alice
1 June 2021
ACIT NewsIT Solutions

Are You Covered in Case of Attack?

No, we’re not talking about alien attacks (although a plan might be worth having in case of invasion), we’re of course talking about cyber-attacks. Because of an increase in cyber-attacks and their severity, Lloyd’s (London’s insurance marketplace) issued a bulletin in July 2019 to address the ambiguity around cyber coverage…
Alice
26 May 2021
EventsSage

Sage Sessions Online 2021

 Sage Sessions Online is back for 2021! Join us for this free virtual experience on Wednesday, 7 July 2021.As we get back to growth, it's not what the year holds for Sage that excites us, it's the stories of success and renewal we're going to help our customers to write.So this…
Alice
25 May 2021
EventsSage

Sage Impact Awards Are Now Live!

This May, Sage is launching Sage Impact Awards in partnership with Sage Champions community. These awards will be celebrating the work that accountants, bookkeepers, and businesses have done over the past 12 months. Help us champion the difference-makers…YOU! The award nominations are open now until 13 June 2021. The awards…
Alice
25 May 2021
Sage 50

Opayo by Elavon (Formerly Sage Pay)

If you weren’t aware, Sage had long held their own Payment Service Provider (PSP) called Sage Pay. Since 13th July 2020 though, after being acquired by Elavon, Sage Pay has now been rebranded as ‘Opayo by Elavon’. Opayo is Europe’s leading independent PSP and is one of the most trusted…
Alice
21 May 2021
Microsoft 365

NEW to Microsoft Teams: Whiteboards

Ever wanted to scribble a quick picture or diagram during an online meeting, but didn’t know how to share it with your colleagues? Worry no more; Microsoft Teams can help with its new virtual Whiteboards. Not only can you share your doodles and diagrams with your colleagues, you can even…
Alice
21 May 2021
CIM50Sage 50

Sage 50 Manufacturing – Why Should I Switch to Cim50?

Long ago, Sage stopped developing new features for their Manufacturing software. Then they stopped supporting it. Now, they don’t even recommend using it, favouring Cim50 instead. Apart from the obvious reasons above, let’s look at why you should switch to Cim50 from Sage Manufacturing. Continuous Program Development CIM Services are…
Alice
14 May 2021
Microsoft 365

NEW to Microsoft Teams: Webinars

From the end of April, Microsoft will be rolling out the ability to host Webinars, right from your Teams account. You’ll be able to host webinars if your Microsoft account is on one of the following licenses: Office 365 or Microsoft 365 E3/E5/A3/A5/Business Standard/Business Premium. If you’re not on one…
Alice
21 April 2021
IT Solutions

Remote Access – Are You at Risk?

Nowadays, most businesses are aware of attacks through viruses and the like, yet they don’t see the danger in allowing remote access to their network. Here at ACIT, we ensure our customers' security and safety online, however you access your systems. Allowing remote access needs to open a port on…
Alice
31 March 2021
Featured ProductsSage 200Sage 50

Featured: Enhanced Sage Reporting

Frustrated with the lack of extensive reporting capabilities in Sage 50 and Sage 200 accounts? So are we; that's why we've created our own enhanced Sage reports, available for you now. As experts in Sage accounts and an accredited Sage partner, ACIT Solutions are committed to helping our customers get…
Alice
26 March 2021
Featured ProductsProducts

Featured: PaperLess – Document Management Software

When most people hear the term ‘document management’, they think of simply scanning documents onto a computer and storing them digitally. Most document management systems though, like PaperLess, offer much more than this, with easy search-and-retrieval, organisation and sharing options commonly available. PaperLess automates your document capture and processing procedures,…
Alice
26 March 2021
Sage 200Sage 50

MUST-READ If you use Sage Drive

After 31 May 2021, Remote Data Access will no longer be available in v26 and below. To use Remote Data Access after that date you must upgrade to v27. In October last year, Sage released version 27 of Sage 50Cloud Accounts. As always, the latest version came with a host…
Alice
19 March 2021
CIM50Sage 50

Cim50 V2021.2 Updates Roundup

As you may already know, in order to stay in line with Sage’s update/release structure, CIM brought forward their own release schedule in October last year. Rather than having to update the two separately, it makes it easier for users to update both programmes at the same time. This means…
Alice
19 March 2021
BrexitSage 50

Sage 50 Account v27.1 – Brexit Ready

Sage 50cloud Accounts v27.1 Service Pack  There have been several additional improvements release in Sage v27.1 relating to Brexit, along with general improvements to the software itself. To cover the general improvements first, there have been amendments made to the Auto update functionality, meaning that any future updates are completed…
Alice
19 January 2021
Sage 50

What’s new and Improved in Sage 50cloud Accounts v27

It is that time of year again where Sage have released the new version of the software, and we are all investigating the new functionality that was included with it.  We would normally have hosted a workshop demonstrating the functionality below, but obviously the way of the world currently has…
Alice
25 November 2020
Covid-19

Has the coronavirus pandemic affected your credit control?

Credit hound software stays on top of your credit control processes, reduces administrative tasks, improves your cash flow and gets you paid faster. Forget time consuming manual admin, delayed payments and withheld money due to disputes, this software improves customer communications, allowing you to have more available cash for your…
Alice
16 September 2020
Sage 50

Sage 50cloud – Are you on the latest version?

With v27 due out this week, are you getting left behind? Upgrades are part of your subscription allowing you to benefit from the latest innovative features and bug fixes helping your business become more effective and productive as a result. Did you know that Sage release functional updates three or…
Alice
9 September 2020
CIM50Sage 50

The Future of Sage 50 Manufacturing

Sage announced on the 12th August 2020 that support for their Sage 50 Manufacturing will cease on 30th September 2021.  The software has not been developed since 2013. To support their customers moving forwards, Sage have partnered with CIM Services, the authors of alternative manufacturing software that integrates with Sage…
Alice
8 September 2020
Sage 50

Unfixable Errors in Sage 50cloud Accounts

We had another instance this week of a customer who had unfixable errors in their accounts data.  They have support from Sage directly for this software and, after running the standard tools, were told that the only thing they could do was restore back to a last good backup; this…
Alice
7 September 2020