What Does Sage Evolution 200 Offer For You?

  It’s always good news when the latest Sage software is officially released. Now, as a Pastel UK & Ireland customer, you can enjoy one of the best updates we have seen for some time: Sage Evolution 200. There are a lot of new features to explore with Sage Evolution 200. Here, we take you on a tour of this software to show you why you need to upgrade. Be quick off the mark Sage Evolution 200 offers you several great ways to get started, including a trio of installation options (typical, full, and custom), as well as the freedom to choose the Windows Firewall settings. A full log of the installation is available. You can also create your very own database from scratch with ...

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Making Tax Digital: Do You Really Need To Prepare For April 2019?

Have the warnings for Making Tax Digital (MTD) been falling on deaf ears? Or has there not been enough information about the government’s plan to turn all tax submissions digital? This remains up for debate, but there can be no questioning that thousands of businesses are nowhere near ready to make the move to MTD – and now the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) are taking action. As the national representative body of more than 50 accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK, the BCC is campaigning for HMRC to halt the MTD roll-out until the beginning of the 2020/21 financial year. This has left some taxpayers a little confused, and many are asking whether they even need to prepare for MTD anymore. Here’s ...

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Making Tax Digital

Digitalisation is influencing everything in the 21st century, and tax is no exception. Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the government’s own plan to use the tech evolution to transform the British tax system, reducing errors and enhancing efficiency across the board by 2020. Yet, despite the importance and significance of MTD, there remains a degree of uncertainty surrounding the scheme, especially given how it’s suffered setbacks since it was first announced. Everyone needs to know where they stand before MTD is officially rolled out, and certain business owners will need to prepare sooner than others for the onset of an all-digital tax world. That’s why Pastel, alongside sister company Liquid Accounts, has prepared an official step-by-step guide to Making Tax Digital. Over ...

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GDPR is just a few days away – here’s what we’ve done at Pastel

The GDPR deadline is 25 May 2018 and we’ve invested a lot of time and effort in preparing for it. Here’s what the Pastel team have done to ensure we’re ready for the General Data Protection Regulation: We did an audit to double check that we know what personal data we collect and hold, and what we use it for We’ve added tick boxes where needed to get consent and ensure that we’re processing data on an appropriate lawful basis We’re asking for marketing consent, and from the 25th May will only be communicating where explicit consent has been granted We have updated our Data Protection Policies to make sure they are GDPR compliant and will be publishing these shortly We ...

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VAT and Making Tax Digital – how will it affect my business?

From April 2019 all VAT registered businesses with turnover above the VAT threshold will be required to maintain digital records and will need to send their VAT information to HMRC using third party commercial software. HMRC’s online portal will remain available to all other businesses that complete a VAT return but have turnover below the VAT threshold. Who’s in? MTD for VAT will apply to VAT registered businesses with turnover above the VAT threshold. This includes unincorporated businesses, companies, LLPs, and charities. Businesses registered for VAT but with turnover below the VAT threshold can opt in and file their VAT information via MTD if they wish. What we know so far… Start date We expect that a business will have to keep digital records and ...

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Are Spreadsheets Costing Your Business?

The office desk has changed a lot in the past decade. Calculators, notepads and writing utensils – the instruments staff used to update company accounts – have all migrated to computers. For the most part, businesses have welcomed technological advancements with open arms and reaped the benefits as a result. Yet, one archaic accounting tool that many companies still can’t let go is the spreadsheet. Contrary to popular belief among business owners, Excel is not the answer for accounting procedures in this day in age. In fact, pursuing with spreadsheets in 2018 might actually be costing your business money. Here’s why… Data entry dangers Even the biggest spreadsheet fans would admit that Excel data input is problematic. Something as simple as a single ...

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LetsOrder Mobile for Pastel Partner – Empower Your Sales Team

LET US EMPOWER YOUR SALES TEAM A mobile app that allows anywhere, anytime, realtime sales invoice & quotation generation, staying up to date on client info & sales history and the management of sales team activity User location services This feature uses location services to track the whereabouts of the consultants while on the road. Customer Dashboard The consultant will check in once they arrive at their client's destination. Once the consultant is ready to leave, they can then check out. It is as easy as that! 10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED THE LETSORDER MOBILE APP It integrates seamlessly with Sage Partner and Sage Xpress platforms Sales reps have access to complete client contact and location information All the features are easily accessible from one dashboard ...

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