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QuickBooks is great but I did miss Sage!

I recently got asked to provide some training for a client who was already using Sage 50 but wanted a little bit of help as they felt things should be easier. 

Having used Sage for most of my bookkeeping life, I was more than happy to do this but with most of my clients running QuickBooks I realised I hadn’t used it for a fair few months (except a couple of clients using Sage One but that’s a very different Sage!). 

The training was great, not only did the client get everything they wanted from it but it also reminded me how much I loved my old friend Sage! Don’t get me wrong, I love QuickBooks and think it’s just what suits most of my clients but there was something nostalgic about using Sage again! 

Getting more from your books

A lot of people see their accounts as just a necessity, you have to do invoices to get the money in and you have to put your expenses through to lower your tax liabilities. Add VAT into the mix and now you’re having to make sure it’s done digitally and more regular, removing the annual frantic processing of your receipts in January but still only being done because you have to do it.

What we love to do is help you get something back from all this hard work! A lot of our customers now have us produce regular reports for them to be able to see what all those figures actually mean! Using the reports we helped generate recently showed a customer of ours that they were not making as much as they thought from one client who took a lot of their time up and they realised something had to change. Without the reports they thought they made quite a lot as it was a regular client and they did a lot of work for them, however the costs mounted up quickly and they hadn’t realised. 

We hope to help you find positive things too! See what marketing strategies have worked, see how work from clients has grown year on year, there’s loads to be learnt from your books. Let us show you how!