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



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

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 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

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 ( or

Sage 50 Emailing

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


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 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

Thanks for watching!

Payroll Year End (PYE 2016)

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 2016 year end tasks and also contains the budget 2017 changes. The updates are available on

Clients are advised to make sure they import the correct Revenue Tax credits for 2017 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 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 2016/7

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 23rd and re-open on Tuesday January 3rd 2017 at 9am.

We will be providing a skeleton support service via telephone (071) 9146815, between 10am and 3pm each day from Wednesday 28th to Friday 3oth of December. 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.

Client Focus – Sligo Social Services

Sligo Social Services

Sligo Social Services

Sligo Social Services Council CLG was founded in 1969, with the aim of responding to the emerging and unmet needs of the people of Sligo. As a voluntary company, the organisation has grown over the years and now provides personal and community based services to a wide range of people. Its activities include meals on wheels, thrift shops, homeless services and several fund-raising activities.

Tas to Sage

Our Managing Director James Doyle met with Breege and Claire in 2011. At this stage they were running an unsupported version of TAS books which was no longer meeting all of their needs. When he reviewed their specific requirements, James proposed Sage 50 and Micropay.


When we first met up with Sligo Social Services they were using a legacy software payroll package. James proposed Sage Mircroay as being better suited to their needs with the added bonus of connectivity to Sage 50 accounts. They would now be able to record wages journals in their accounting software. Sage Micropay is also multi-company and facilitates staff wages being automatically split over different departments (eg Thrift Shop, Meals on Wheels).


Breege and Claire had many reporting needs. They present the Income and Expenditure report to the Board of Management on a monthly basis. The charity consisted at the time of 17 operating units which James implemented as Departments in Sage 50. Anne, our Technical Director, implemented Sage 50 Batch Reporting as the answer to their problems. At the touch of a button they can now run 17+ income and expenditure reports by department.

By implementing Sage 50 with the support of Synergy Network Claire and Breege now enjoy a much more streamlined accounting and reporting system.


Charity Accounting

The Charity option in Sage 50 provides the analysis required for a charity or non-profit organisation. Charities and non-profit organisations need to submit Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) reports. The charities option includes a Statement of Financial Activities (SOFA) report which you can use to analyse your income and expenditure for each SOFA category.

James is working on the charity option at the moment with Claire and Breege. They hope to go live in January 2017.

Our Christmas charity

Synergy Network will be making a charitable donation to Sligo Social Services this year. If you would also like to make a donation to the poor and needy of Sligo this Christmas, the details are on their website.

Sligo Social Services

Sligo Social Services

Get Paid Faster with Direct Debit!

Synergy Network
Direct Debit Add on Software


More and more companies are turning to Direct Debit as a reliable and secure way of collecting payments from customers. Most of the popular Accounting software programs don’t have a Direct Debit Feature built in so we have sourced 3 solutions to provide you with a range of options. All of these options avoid duplication of data, speed up processing and minimise errors. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Direct Debit for Sage 50 Accounts

Our First D/D Option allows the creation of a collection file on the back of transactions in Sage 50 which can be transmitted to the bank for processing. The system accesses the bank details stored on customer records in Sage 50. The user can choose which outstanding invoices to pay. Specific customer accounts or individual transactions on customer accounts can be excluded. The system generates a SEPA format xml file which is then uploaded to the bank for processing. In addition the DD amount is posted to Sage 50 accounts and matched against the selected invoices on customer accounts.

Direct Debit for EXACT ONLINE

Direct Debit Collector

Our second DD Option is a cloud based Direct Debit APP for EXACT Online Accounts. This software works in a similar way to the Sage 50 DD add-on described above. It also creates a collection file in xml format for upload to the bank. A full  history of all collection files generated is always available in the app.  This facilitates resending files where necessary and retrospective reporting.

Direct Debit Collector

Standalone Direct Debit Software

Our third DD option is a stand-alone database which records all the customers and direct debit amounts to produce an xml file for transmission to the bank. This software is suitable for clubs or membership organisations where there is no requirement to integrate with the back office accounting system.

For more information,
contact James Doyle at (071) 91 46815 or