payroll year end

Payroll Year End 2017 (PYE 17)

payroll year end

Payroll year end

Quickpay and Micropay (Payroll Year End Updates) are available. The payroll year end release will update your software for the 2017 year end tasks and also contains the budget 2018 changes. The updates are available on www.sage.ie/pye.

Clients are advised to make sure they import the correct Revenue Tax credits for 2018 before processing payroll for next year.

For Sage payroll support hours over the Christmas Holidays click here.

Steps to take

  1. Install your year end update
  2. Prepare for your year end
  3. Process your year end
  4. Get ready for the new tax year

For full details head to the Sage.ie website using the links below…

Processing the Micropay Payroll Year End

Processing the Quickpay Payroll Year End

 

Tips and Hints

  • Holiday pay over year end – If you have employees that are going on holiday over year end, you must process their holiday pay in advance.
  • Extra pay period this year? – If you’re not sure if you have one, you can easily check your payroll data to see.
  • Are you ready for year end? – To successfully prepare for year end, you should check your 2015 information is correct and up to date.
  • Has the Central Statistics Office selected your company for surveying? – If they have, you must enable the CSO reporting option within Micropay.
  • Recording holidays in the new year – You can use the holiday accrual option to quickly and easily record holidays and process holiday pay.

 

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours 2017/8

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours

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The Synergy Network offices will close for the holidays at 5.30pm on Friday December 22nd and re-open on Tuesday January 2nd 2018 at 9am.

 

For Payroll Year End support, please consult the Sage website for details of their Christmas support service.

We wish all our customers a happy and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Chaser

Chaser: Debt Collection in Exact Online

Chaser

We have recently implemented a new tool called CHASER to automate our debt collection in Exact Online. Although it is very early days, we are impressed with its flexibility and its potential to speed up the collection of outstanding invoices – we are already getting positive responses of promises to pay. CHASER has been developed by a UK company Chaser Technologies Ltd and has been recently awarded the AccountingWeb Cloud App of the Year award. Please contact us if you have any queries or check out www.chaserhq.com. With CHASER and our own DD COLLECTOR , we are in a great position to reduce our investment in outstanding invoices to a minimum.

 

Chaser

 

The flexibility with the App provides for:

Templates

Are the basis for the email chasers you send out. Placeholders show Chaser where to insert the pieces of information that will be invoice or customer specific.

Tailor

Customise templates to your personal style, preserving the human touch.

Attachments

Automatically attach copy invoices or statements to your email chasers.

Schedules

Set your templates to be sent out as email chasers at different points before and after an invoice’s due date.

Timings

Choose which days of the week and what time your email chasers will be sent out. Align this with when you do your bank reconciliation to avoid chasing invoices that have already been paid.

Escalate

Set for later email chasers to be sent from a more senior individual at your business and to a more senior individual at your customer.

Thank you

Build customer goodwill by automatically sending a thank you message when an invoice is reconciled on your accounting system

Different Schedules

Create multiple schedules with different chasing approaches for different groups of customers.

 

AVA systems moves to Exact Online

We recently asked Odilon Hunt of AVA Systems Ltd. for some feedback on Exact Online, cloud business software.

Here is her response…

Exact Online“As Financial Controller of AVA Systems Ltd, established in 1995, I was extremely happy with the Accounts package which we had used for 15 years.  We were not particularly interested in getting new software as we were used to the old system and all staff were trained in its use.  However, we were using a number of spreadsheet to track enquiries, serial numbers etc and our accounts package did not enable us to easily manage our clients/suppliers.   Initially I asked Synergy Network for a demo of Exact Online as Synergy are a trusted supplier, they are intimately familiar with our company and our needs and any service they offered would be well researched, robust and suitable for our company.  However, I was not sure I would like to move to an online system.”

“I even surprised myself at the speed with which I decided to move to Exact Online after a short demonstration.  We had been frustrated for some time in trying to keep track of enquiries, contacts and managing follow up.  We would often have a number of open quotes for different people in the same company/organisation at any one time.  Initially what attracted me to Exact was the fact we could have a single database with all our customer and supplier contacts, we could track enquiries/quotes, and preparing quotations seemed to be a simple process – especially where a quote can be updated easily and tracked so we know “Exactly” which is the most recent quote.  The ability to track serial numbers was very attractive, as many of our products carry 5 or more years warranty and we were using a spreadsheet to track these in the past.  Being online is a huge advantage.  We can access the system when out of the office and although nobody likes working unsocial hours it’s great to be able to respond with a quote to a client promptly and reliably when the need arises.”

“Having trust in James Doyle of Synergy and knowing that his staff would be willing and able to assist us with the changeover and ongoing support was  key reason for making the change.  We had invested a lot in staff training for the old system but the transition to Exact was very smooth.  We did make a few mistakes but these were quickly rectified and the two staff who had to manage the system on a daily basis took to the new system very easily and enthusiastically – the simple fact is – it made their job easier.  Again, having the support of Synergy was a huge benefit, particularly as James is a qualified accountant and could assure me (I’m not a qualified accountant) that that accounts system was performing correctly.  We have continued to purchase support from Synergy as they know the ins and out of our business and can advise how best to do certain things.”

“In the 16 months since we implemented Exact I can honestly say it was an excellent decision to move to Exact.  On the best days I’d say it’s like having another member of staff in the office.  We have speeded up our quotation process and can manage our business so much better.  Yes, it costs more than our previous system but the reliability and ease of use is well worth the investment.  AVA is now better managed and able to give more prompt service to our clients.”

Exact Online

COMING SOON in Sage v24

COMING SOON in Sage v24

Sage v24

Sage 50c Accounts Software is constantly improving because Sage is always listening to customers in order to bring you the best software your business deserves now.  With the release of Sage v24 you get the features you deserve, the way you want them.

We in Synergy Network have been accredited Sage Business Partners for over 20 years now. We are very excited by the new version of Sage v24 that is due to be released next month.

Some of the excellent new features coming soon include:

Bank Feed Rules

Building on the excellent Bank feeds feature in Sage 50 accounts  v23, you now can apply transaction information and instruction rules to the information coming in from the bank and have this post automatically to data.

  • Reduces manual data entry
  • Reduces Time Spent on Bank Reconciliation

Go Cardless

Go Cardless integration allows customers to set up direct debit with their customers so they can get paid faster

  • Get paid on time, every time
  • Lower costs than other payment collections

Hiding Records

You can now hide Inactive Bank Accounts and Inactive Nominal records.
This was the number 1 most requested idea from end Users

  • Makes Navigating the software easier
  • Easily switch between inactive records being viewed or not

Exclude Suppliers

Exclude suppliers from a payment run that are set up as Direct Debit.
This was the number 2 most requested idea from end Users

  • Save Time not manually removing suppliers from payment file
  • Process payment with peace of mind all the suppliers are accounted for

For More Information on Sage v24
Call Malcolm Mc Donagh (071) 914 6815

or

e-mail sales@synergynet.ie

NEW Sage 50c Accounts

NEW Sage 50c Accounts

Sage 50c Accounts

Say hello to NEW Sage 50c Accounts. The same Sage 50 Accounts you use and love today, now with smart cloud and mobile features that give you best of what new technology has to offer, without disrupting the way you do business.
Powered by Microsoft Office 365, Sage 50c Accounts unleashes you to securely work how and when you want with secure cloud and mobile access giving you anywhere, anytime access to your business data, performance, contacts, records, documents and key tasks. It’s the trust, security and power of the desktop, together with the freedom and flexibility of the cloud.

Features of Sage 50c Accounts

Sage Contact

Stop toggling between Outlook and Sage. Sage 50c Accounts syncs your records, contact details, balances, transaction history and documents with Outlook, so no matter where you are you have all the information you need to quickly and efficiently connect with your customers.

Sage 50c Capture

Ditch the paper and never lose a receipt again by photographing expenses, invoices or other paperwork with Sage 50c Capture, saving them to OneDrive and posting transactions to Sage 50c Accounts, all from your mobile or tablet.

Quickly view Sage Capture Transactions

Keep track of who’s posting transactions from Sage Capture. With new reports in sage 50c Accounts you can see Sage Capture posting in once place.

Sage Intelligence

Unleash the power of your Sage 50c Accounts data into Excel and either build powerful and in-depth reports with our simple drag and drop designer or use one of our smart templates, to get a richer, deeper understanding of your business.

Cloud backup

Stop worrying about taking backups or whether you’ve remembered to take the USB stick home on a weekend, Sage 50c Accounts automatically backups up to the cloud and notifies you of any problems. One simple setup and it just works.

Store Documents in the Cloud

With Sage 50c Accounts you can store Documents you send such as Invoices, statements, letters etc. Automatically to Microsoft One Drive.

Concurrent Error Correction

You can now Edit and delete Transactions while other users are still logged into sage 50c.

Improved Excel reporting

When sending reports to EXCEL, the new super friendly format means your data is ready to use straight away.

Enhanced Bank Feeds

Bank feeds are now even easier to setup. Speed up bank Reconciliation and reduce data entry by downloading transactions directly from your bank.

For More information on Sage Accounts
Call Malcolm on (071) 9146815 or Email sales@synergynet.ie

It’s a Hagstravaganza

It’s a Hagstravaganza

Frequent visitors to our website will have noticed that recently we published a new case study featuring The White Hag Brewery. Recent adopters of our online software Exact Online, the White Hag is about to celebrate its 3rd birthday in style with an international brewery festival entitled “Hagstravaganza”

Hagstravaganza

Hagstravaganza Tickets

Tickets are available online at Eventbrite and cost €25. The festival is taking place July 29th in Ballymote Co. Sligo and your ticket includes 4 glasses of beer.

Hagstravaganza Schedule

2pm – 10pm in the Brewery

Sligo Town Tap Takeover 10.30pm – 3am

“We are focusing on bringing twenty breweries from eleven countries leading the way in craft beer, pouring three beers each. We will also have Irish Breweries pouring a unique beer each, and a healthy selection of unique beers from our own brewery.”

“Some of the best food outlets from Sligo Food Trail and the Strandhill Peoples Market are going to be feeding the masses, with some using our beers in preparing the food.”

Don’t miss out on your ticket,

Enquires to T: +353 85 872 2989
E: amy@thewhitehag.com

Exact Rising Star Partner

Exact Rising Star Partner

Exact Rising Star

James attended the Exact Business Partner Roadshow at The Belfry in April. He was honoured to be awarded Exact Rising Star Partner for 2016.

If you don’t know about Exact Online software yet please read on.

“Exact is an affordable, simple yet feature rich and flexible cloud software solution.”

Since becoming an Exact Business Partner in late 2015, James has gone on to introduce new and existing clients of Synergy Network to this amazing online business software solution. New clients such as the White Hag Brewery have gone from strength to strength since incorporating the new Exact Online system into its operations.

View the video below and you will see why we are so happy to part of the amazing company culture that is Exact Online.

Email and Cutting Costs With Sage 50

Email and Cutting Costs With Sage 50

More and more companies are turning to email as a cost-effective solution for delivering invoices and statements to customers. Beat the rising costs of postage and stationery – it’s time to call Synergy Network Support and find out how Sage 50 can work with your mail program.

First of all you need to edit your layout in Report Designer and check the mail options.

Sage 50 email

Microsoft Outlook is the most compatible mail provider to use. If you are using any other mail provider you must choose the option “send immediately”. You also need to do some additional configuring.

Sage 50 emailing

Head for Tools->Options->Email setup to configure an SMTP provider such as eir.ie (eircom.net) or gmail.com.

Sage 50 Emailing

Finally when you click on configure you must use the assistance of the configuration wizard to get you up and running.

Email

If you need help with configuring Sage 50 why not give Synergy Network a call?

Take a support contract out with Synergy Network today on (071) 9146815 or email Malcolm sales@synergynet.ie and discuss the best support options for you.

Sage Training Online

Sage Training Online

Synergy Network now has its own Youtube Channel! We have decided to share some of our tips and know-how in video format – a vlog so to speak.

Tony our certified Sage 50 trainer features in the first of our training videos “Sage 50 Accounts Backup Procedure”.

Synergy Network Ltd has been delivering Sage Software training courses in Sligo and the surrounding area for the past 20 years. With our wealth of experience in this field, we have developed an extensive client base and a broad range of courses. These courses have been tailored for Local Enterpise Office (LEO) training and also one to one.

Why not give the wider public a taste of what Synergy Network has to offer with some immediately accessible training videos?

Please let us know what you think – feedback is always appreciated. What topics would you like us to cover in the future. Let us know in the comments below or else by email to sales@synergynet.ie

Thanks for watching!