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Sage 50 Accounts Upgrade – v24 New Features

Sage 50 Accounts v24

Sage 50 Accounts upgrade

New and Improved Functionality:

  • Enhanced Bank Feeds
    • Sage 50 v24 introduces data matching rules for its users
      • Create and amend rules
      • View and approve transactions automatically generated based on the user created rules.


  • Hide nominal and bank accounts
    • Sage 50 v24 allows you to hide nominal and bank accounts from list screens and reports.
      • Just as easily as you can make your Customers inactive, Sage 50 v24 now has the option to make your bank accounts and nominal codes inactive which then gives you the option to hide them from view.


  • Go-Cardless integration
    • Version 24, is now integrated with GoCardless, a direct debit company. Whilst at the moment BACS and Faster Paying Service payments remain the key method for paying suppliers, it is estimated that the Direct Debit collection for consumer payments will grow 50% by the year 2025 (see report by UK Payment regarding UK payment forecasts and trends). Accordingly, businesses who collect payments by Direct Debit are already ahead of this curve. If customers are using the GoCardless platform for these payments, they can now have integration with this system and their Sage 50c Accounts software.


  • Improved payment runs which now exclude direct debit payments
      • Sage 50 v24 draws up the list of cheque and bank transfer payments to be generated by the software, by default suppliers will be excluded and marked to indicate that payments are made by direct debit.



Sage 50 version 24 New Features Includes:

  1. Improved software performance
  2. Show negative items on Invoices
  3. Enter Invoice and payments together
  4. Full transaction detail on most screens
  5. Flexible Due dates on Invoices
  6. Edit and Delete Journals
  7. Un-allocate Transactions
  8. Track Users changes to transactions
  9. Drill Down on aged reporting
  10. Get paid faster with Sage Pay Invoices (Subscription required)
  11. New Look and feel makes easier to find tasks quickly
  12. Will now work with up to 1.5 Million transactions
  13. Automatic Backups protect your data
  14. Allow your Accountant to connect to your data remotely
  15. Use the software remotely as a connected user (Subscription required)
  16. Vat Verification tool to make sure your VAT Information is up to date
  17. Ready for new hardware and windows 10 operating system
  18. Ability to see both values in a FX bank transfer.


Interested in Upgrading/Purchasing Sage 50 v24?

If you currently are not eligible for an upgrade to Sage 50c v24 and want to know if Sage 50c Accounts is for you, then please check out of Sage 50c product page.

If you are interested in upgrading your software to Sage 50c Accounts v24 then please email us on sales@pimbrook.ie with your company name and Sage serial number and we will happily get you a quote or If you’re not currently a Pimbrook Customer and wish to purchase one of the latest Sage 50 Accounts packages then please call us on 051 395 900 or 01 862 4016

3 Areas to Save Time in Sage 50

Boost your productivity and free up valuable time with these three clever Sage 50 tips. By investing just a little time now in familiarising yourself with these areas, you will save a lot of time by automating recurring chores that can eat into your valuable time. It will also mean that you are making the most of your investment in Sage 50 Accounting Software (the latest version of which is known as Sage 50c).

Automate Those Time-Consuming VAT Returns with Sage 50

If you work in any field of commerce, you’ll know that VAT (Value Added Tax) is a tax charged by tax-registered companies on goods and services supplied.

As we write this blog, there are three different rates of VAT charges:

Standard 23%
Reduced 13.5%
Zero 0%

Unless you are operating under the Cash Accounting Scheme, you will pay VAT when you issue an invoice to your customer, or reclaim VAT when a supplier sends you an invoice.

VAT Cash Accounting is slightly different, and means that you only pay VAT to the Revenue when the customer actually pays that invoice you have issued. It allows businesses to protect or utilise VAT for cash flow reasons. In a nutshell, you only become liable for the VAT amount when you actually have it in your bank account.

As a business owner, you are obliged to be compliant at all times, and return the correct details to the Revenue within a specified deadline. Normally, you will be making these VAT return on either a two-monthly or a four-monthly basis.

If a company decides to carry out its VAT computations on a manual basis, not only does it take valuable time, but you are also open to basic human error. It’s amazing how a single error in addition can leave you grossly misrepresenting the amount of VAT due, which may result in your making an unnecessary over-payment, or worse still, under-paying Revenue and possibly leaving yourself open to interest or penalties.

With Sage 50 Accounting Software (Sage 50c), however, all this work is done for you – saving you a huge amount of time and effort. All the relevant transactions are populated into the VAT area of Sage 50 to produce the correct data for your return, and you can send it off to Revenue safe in the knowledge that it is 100% accurate every time.

Not only is this super-fast and super-efficient, but it also means that a simple but costly maths error is completely out of the question.

Sage 50 Accounting Software (Sage 50c) will also cope with transactions being entered after the cut-off date, so that it is included in the next return. All that reconciling and calculating is done for you, quickly and efficiently and without any input on your part.
And to finish off the entire process for you, it will produce the support reports and documents in PDF format. This means that you can save them safely and securely, and can always access them again should you need to through your VAT module in Sage 50 (Sage 50c).

It’s also worth pointing out that Revenue are also pushing all businesses away from paper submissions to online submissions. This obviously makes sense in terms of overall efficiency, and is in keeping with the move to automating everything through the ROS portal.

Sage 50 (Sage 50c) can not only help you to create the file, but will also automatically upload it to ROS on your behalf. It’s fast, it’s slick and it makes your business function that much more professionally.

File your RTD with Sage 50 Accounting Software

Following on from being a VAT registered company, you must also submit an annual Return of Trading Details form to Revenue. Effectively, this represents a summary of all your VAT trading activity.

The return is usually based around the company’s accounting period, and there are strict rules around the deadlines for these returns. It’s a task that could easily be overlooked, leading to potential penalties on the part of Revenue.

Sage 50 Accounting Software (Sage 50c) include rules around calculating these details, and you must ensure your system is set-up accordingly to record the data. Set-up is fairly simple and quick, and once you’ve done it once, you can forget about it thereafter.

Again, once you have this data recorded, it is easily transferred to Revenue via the ROS system. The whole system is fool-proof, and will save you a lot of time and energy, but more importantly than this, it will give you the peace of mind of knowing that your returns have been made on time – and completely accurately.

Bank Reconciliation via Sage 50 Accounting Software

Back in the bad old days, you started with your T-Accounts, balanced the books and then prepared your Bank Reconciliation, starting with your opening bank balance, unpresented items etc. and trying to get back to the closing accounts balance. Not alone was this very time-consuming, but if just a single item had been omitted, it could take you days to find the problem and arrive at a final reconciliation.

Thankfully, those days are well and truly over. Reconciling in Sage 50 Accounting Software (Sage 50c) couldn’t be simpler. It’s been reduced to just a tick and check exercise.

It boils down to matching your Sage 50 transactions to your bank statement. And you know that if you have paid all your suppliers, and received all your customer payments, you have the correct starting point for the reconciliation.

But what the Sage 50 Bank Reconciliation also points out very quickly to you is any missing transactions – such as bank charges. And to avoid any delay in the entering and reconciling of these items, you can create the charge while completing the Sage 50 reconciliation.

When it comes to the next reconciliation, all the items that have been previously reconciled are cleared from the list, and your last reconciled balance is brought forward. All the reconciled and unreconciled items can be saved and ready for any audit.

So there you have it – three simple ways to save time and energy – and increase your level of accuracy. So what are you waiting for – get cracking with Sage 50 Accounting Software, now known as Sage 50c.

Sage 50 Accounting Software can save valuable time and increase your productivity.

If you have any questions or specific requirements Email us now! or Call us on Tel: 051 395900


Sage 50 Top 40 Tips

Sage 50 Accounts Top 40 Tips

Sage 50 Version 24

Sage 50 Accounts can save valuable time and increase your productivity with these 40 simple Sage 50 tips. By spending a short while getting familiar with them, you’ll make the most of your valuable accounting software, and free up time for more productive work on driving your business forward. And remember that if you’re new to Sage, the latest version of this award-winning software is known as Sage 50c. So with that, let’s get into our Top 40 Tips.

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Sage 50 Accounts Top 40 Tips


Make the Most of Bank Feeds in Sage 50

Did you know that you can use bank feeds to download live bank transactions into your software? You can then compare them to your transactions in Sage 50, matching transactions and ensuring that nothing is missed.

Sage 50 - Reconciling your bank
Sage 50 – Reconciling your bank

Rely on Cloud Backup with Sage 50

We all love the security blanket of automatic cloud backup. It’s ultra-easy to back up your data to Microsoft OneDrive, so why not avail of it.

Emailing Your Invoices

Posting invoices in conventional format is costly and time-wasting, so why not email your invoices directly from Sage 50?

Drill Down Through Your Reports

It’s good to have a top-line report, but even better when you can drill down into the detail behind the big picture. Take advantage of this useful feature in Sage 50.

Microsoft Office 365 Help Centre

Sage 50 is linked to Microsoft Office 365*, and there is a dedicated Help Centre to address common Office 365 queries.

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Sage 50

Schedule Your Backups in Advance

When using your accounting software, leaving backups to chance is crazy, so avail of the ability to schedule backups to run automatically in Sage 50. There’s no need to log out while doing so.

Sage Backup
Sage Backup

Use the Check Data Feature

Running the Check Data option in Sage 50 lets you spot any issues and nip them in the bud on the spot. Run it regularly for extra peace of mind.

Don’t Forget the Shortcut Keys

When using the batch entry windows on your accounting software, F8 will delete a line while F6 will
copy the field above. These and other shortcuts can save you a whole heap of time.

Support and Training for Sage 50

Remember that Pimbrook offer extensive support and training on your accounting software, so don’t be afraid to use it!

Quick Print

You can print out your invoices from your accounting software with a single click by availing of the Print Invoices feature.

Press F1 for Help

We all run into problems now and again, but by pressing F1 for Help, you’ll get the answers to your problem right away.

Demo Data and Practice Data

If you’d like to experiment, your accounting software comes complete with dummy companies to help you do so.

Handling Recurring Entries

You can set up things like direct debits or standing orders as recurring entries in your accounting software, saving yourself a lot of time in the process.

Credit Invoice in a Single Click

If you want to generate a credit note on your accounting software based on the invoice you are crediting, there’s no need to re-key the information.

Capture Invoices & Receipts

You can take photos of your invoices & receipts and link to a transaction in Sage 50 with the Sage Capture app.

Adding Negative Values to Invoices

Not everyone knows that you can add negative values to your invoices with Sage 50.

Using Quick Search

You can use the Quick Search feature to find records without the need to create a full search or filter.

Transaction Detail

Using the View Transaction feature in your accounting software will give you a complete breakdown
of the transaction details.

Batch Reporting

Instead of running the same reports each month on an individual basis, why not run them as a batch instead?

View Users

If you need to know who’s logged in to your accounting software at any time, just click on the User List.

Using Analysis Fields

Use the custom fields in your accounting software to enter your own codes or references.

Quick Emailing

Did you know that you can email quotes, orders or invoices with a single click?

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Configure Shortcuts – Function Keys

Sage 50 includes two shortcut keys that you can configure for whatever function you want.

Duplicate Option

The duplicate option can save you a lot of time and energy when you are creating a lot of records or invoices that are similar in format.

Batch Changes

Batch Changes is a great tool for when you want to change the same field on a multitude of records in your accounting software.

Handy Global Changes

Changing a financial value – such as a budget increase – can be done simply by using the Global Changes wizard.

Set up Price Lists

You can set up price lists for a product, a single customer or a group of customers.

Using Foreign Trader

With Sage 50, if you trade overseas, the Foreign Trader options are available as standard in the Professional and Client Manager versions.

Nominal Link Feature

If you use Sage 50 and Sage Payroll, why not link them simply by using the Nominal Link, which will automate the posting of salary journals.

File Import

If you have information that’s been produced in a different source, just use the Import option to access it quickly and easily in your accounting software.

Send to Excel

You can simply export your data to Microsoft Excel for simple reporting and management information.

PDF Passwords

In Sage 50, you have the ability to create letters or reports in a password-protected PDF format.

Reconciling Bank Accounts

Be aware of what’s in your bank account at any time by reconciling regularly.

Using the Lock Date

If you have finished reports and want to stop posting into previous months, just use the Lock Date feature in Sage 50.

Use Colour to Break up Lists

Using colour on alternate lines is a great way to help you stay on the correct line. Just click Tools, Options and Colours.

Archiving Your Data

Archives are a simple but handy way to create a helicopter view of your business performance.

Use the Favourite Function

Sage 50 has many reporting options, but some of them will be used by you time and again, so why not Favourite them to help find them more quickly next time you need them?

Layout Rename Description

If you want to change a layout description, all you have to do is right-click the description and click Change name and description.

Auto Updates

The Auto Update features means that your accounting software is always right up-to-date. Just click Tools then Internet Options, then select Automatic.

Sage Pay

Sage Pay, integrates with Sage 50 and is a brilliant way to make sure you’re paid on time – every time.

Sage 50cloud Accounts can save valuable time and increase your productivity.

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Sage 50 Underused Features That Save You Time

Sage 50 Underrated Features

Save time and increase the return of your accounting software investment by learning some of the underused features of Sage 50.
Save Time with Sage 50
A very wise man once said that there are two types of people in the world – those who read the manual, and those who don’t.

For some of us, no new device or piece of payroll software – or any other software – is opened without first having at least a quick flick through the accompanying instruction booklet – but for others, it’s straight into ‘fire her up’ mode.

And in the vast majority of cases, no harm is done by those who haven’t invested a bit of time in reading the manual. The device doesn’t blow up, the payroll software doesn’t crash. So why bother, you might ask? Well here’s the thing. It’s estimated that users of software – including payroll software and accounting software – only tap into a fraction of its functionality – simply because they haven’t made themselves aware of its full capabilities.

Research from the Standish Group found that only a meagre 7% of features of your typical enterprise solution are ‘always used’. And when it came to the figure for ‘often used’, it was still a paltry 13%, while just 16% of features were ‘occasionally used’

When you do the sums on this, you’re left with the rather amazing thought that over 60% of features are rarely or never used. This is an incredible amount of ‘unused potential’ in your typical enterprise software – anything from accounting software to CRM software or payroll software. This means that you may be reducing the return on your investment simply through lack of knowledge of its full range of functionality.

When you think of how many companies utilise some form of payroll software or accounting software, you can see how much available functionality is being missed out on.

The Standish research should not be seen as an indictment of software quality – rather a suggestion that users need to invest a little more time at the outset in finding out the true power of their chosen solution.

So with that in mind, we’ve come up with a number of features of Sage 50 (now Sage 50c) which we believe are under-used, but can save you a lot of time and effort.

Sage 50cloud accounts (formerly known as Sage 50) means that Ireland’s leading accounting software just got even better, seamlessly combining the productive power of a respected desktop solution with Microsoft Office 365 integration* and secure online access.

Here are our tips for making the most of Sage 50 (Sage 50):

So with that in mind, we’ve come up with a number of features of Sage 50 (now Sage 50cloud) which we believe are under-used, but can save you a lot of time and effort. In no particular order, they are as follows:

Making the most of custom fields in Sage 50

You can never have too much information about the behaviour of your customers, and an excellent way to ramp up your levels of customer information is by turning to the Customer Analysis Fields. You can rename 3 fields on the customer record and store a value per customer, which means that you can run sales by these custom fields. For example, you could assess Customer X Rep Sales, or Customer Type X Product Sales.

Handling recurring entries in Sage 50

There are a number of recurring entries available on Sage 50 (Sage 50c). For example, certain industries have a regular amount to be invoiced to their clients and this can be set up so that the user can select ‘Recurring invoices’ and a ‘date up to’ – after which all invoices are produced automatically.

These can be amended, if required, before or after the production. The frequency can be daily, weekly, monthly and annual. Other recurring entries could be bank payments/receipts, or journal entries for items such as salaries, depreciation etc.

It’s brilliantly simple, but can pay rich dividends in terms of time saved.

Getting smarter about reporting in Sage 50

When you run reports to a preview mode in Sage 50 or Sage 50c, data is presented in blue and a hyper link to allow the user to drill down through to further data that makes up those totals.

You can also opt for batch reports – whereby you could link a number of reports together so when you need to run these for month/quarter end etc., you just need to press one button and all reports are produced together. And again, these combined reports all contain a handy drill through feature.

How to make those shortcut keys work harder for you in Sage 50

We take shortcuts in all sorts of areas in our lives, but sometimes forget to do so when using software. Next time you’re under pressure to get data into your Sage 50c accounting software system, why not turn to these handy shortcuts:

F1 Opens Help
F2 Opens Calculator
F6 Copies information from the field above
F7 Insert a blank line
F8 Delete a line
F9 Calculate Net Amount

There are many more shortcuts available when you combine the ALT and Letter keys, so next time you find yourself with ten minutes on your hands, maybe spend the time honing up on the available options. It will be time well spent!

A matrix approach to Pricing/Discounts in Sage 50

You can set up a matrix of pricing around customers and suppliers per product. This can be set up for a single creditor/debtor – or for a whole group. You can even take things to the next level and introduce thresholds to break down the pricing further.

Nominal Link in Sage 50

Another handy shortcut is to link your Sage Micropay to your Sage 50 accounts, which will have the effect of reducing the duplicate data entry, and avoiding the risk of incorrect values transferring.

So there you have it – some really easy ways to make sure that you’re getting more from your Sage software, and that you’re getting an even bigger return on your investment.


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6 Fresh Tips To Help Drive Your Business Forward

When we think of growing our business, we often get caught up in the negatives that this may entail. For example, will we have to raise extra capital, take on expensive debt, or up our headcount? All of these can put an unnecessary damper on the prospect of growing your business, but the truth is that there are many ways in which you can grow that don’t involve extra staff or extra borrowing.

6 Fresh Tips To Help Drive Your Business Forward

Accounting Software and Payroll Software Drive Business Forward

  1. Keep that cash flowing freely– Cash is the lifeblood of any organisation. In normal times, a healthy cash flow makes sure that your staff and suppliers are paid – and there’s a modest profit on hand in the bank to re-invest in the business. But at times when you want to grow your business, it takes on an even greater significance. Getting every ounce from your cash flow can be the difference between borrowing or not borrowing.Many companies wrongly believe that there is little they can do about their cash flow. “This is the way our clients have always paid”, is a common complaint. But what would happen if you offered them a discount for early bird payments, for example. The 1% you might offer for payment before the due date could be worth many tines this amount in the borrowing costs you might avoid. Another tip is to make sure that your accounting software has built-in functionality to chase cash. Issuing an invoice is one thing, but getting paid promptly is something else entirely!
  2. Don’t hire too many of the same staff – It’s tempting to think that the ten people with the same skills set that you already employ should be the template for all future hires. But best practice suggests that you look to diversify your staff in terms of their skills. It can give you a broader customer offering for your clients, and remember that if you run short on your ‘traditional hires’, you can also plug that gap in the short-term by hiring contract or freelance staff.
  3. Learn from those who’ve gone before – There’s never been an easier time to network with your peers. All over the country, groups of like-minded individuals – from your own industry and lots more besides – come together regularly to share their experiences, swop knowledge and learnings, and act as an unofficial support group for each other. It’s an excellent way of keeping up with what’s happening in the business world, but also protects owners or managers from a sense of isolation that they may be experiencing. The fact of the matter is that any problem you’re facing has already been faced by thousands of others, so it makes sense to learn from their experience. In some cases, you don’t even have to physically turn up for a network meeting, as they happen online. If you’re not already part of a network, why not put it on your ‘To Do’ list?
  4. Don’t leave growth to chance – When most of us first set up our business, we do so on the expectation that it will grow over time, delivering greater cost-efficiencies and a greater level of profitability. But like any other facet of your business, growth must be planned for. Otherwise, your company can suffer no end of growing pains, and can even put the existence of your company in jeopardy.By planning your growth – which often means reining yourself in – you can make sure that your current customers are not in any way affected by your drive for new business. And if there are physical aspects to growth – such as bigger premises or new equipment or machinery – you need to be very clear as to the extra demands that this will place on the business. And having your bank fully on board before you press the button makes real sense, of course. Financial institutions look far kindlier on expected cash flow consequences of growth than on unexpected results of unplanned growth.
  5. Turn to software to free up your staff for more profitable work – When we talk about getting the most from your software, we’re not restricting ourselves to things like payroll software or small business accounting software. You can also access software for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) that will help you develop and manage a sales pipeline.Similarly, software can help you manage your stock levels simply and easily, or link to an online booking engine, for example. The best accounting software to consider is a solution that can grow with you, letting you scale up without any major new expenditure. Sage 50c is an excellent choice in this regard.Sourcing accounting software for small business may take slightly longer than you budgeted for, but we strongly recommend that you invest time at the outset to make sure you’re getting exactly what you need to satisfy both todays needs and your likely needs over the next three to five years.
  6. Boost your online presence – The days are long gone when having a website was proof that you were serious about promoting your business. The explosion in social media has meant that your online presence often needs to amuse, inform and surprise – not just present a boring menu of the services you provide. You need to impose your business onto the online conversations that are happening in your locality, your sales areas or your market sectors.The secret is consistency. It’s pointless being very active for a week and then ‘gong silent’ for a month. Companies that do well on social media tend to be those who schedule their activity each day – and it soon becomes second nature to them to post their morning or evening contribution.You may not be overly familiar with the workings of social media, but the chances are that quite a few of your staff are. So why not make it part of someone’s job description to handle your social presence? It’s just another way of getting the best from the skill set of your staff!

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Give your business a cutting edge in 2018

It may be a little early to think of the Christmas holidays, but here’s a thought that we’d like to plant with you. Most companies in Ireland tend to come to a halt for well over a week between Christmas and the New Year, and when you’re sitting at home in those long days after the turkey has been cleared away, it’s a fantastic time to come up with some fresh thinking for your company.

While you’re relatively relaxed – and without the daily pressure of the office – you can achieve great clarity of thought. Why not put it to good use by working on three or four core items that will give your company an edge in 2018? In no order, we’ve come up with the following:


Are you set up for success?

Accounting and Payroll operations

There is a huge amount of research evidence to support the claim that employees are significantly more productive when working in a physical space that suits their needs. Some people may prefer the privacy of a closed office, while others may prefer the more social nature of an open plan space. The key point here is that not all employees are the same, so it’s great to be able to offer a choice of working environments.

And it’s not just whether you opt for open plan versus private offices that impacts on staff. Humans react positively to factors like light. Natural light if best, of course, but if your offices are short on natural lighting, there are umpteen solutions on the market that can simulate natural light, with a proven ability to improve mood, energy levels and concentration.

We’re not suggesting that you spend a fortune in remodeling your workspace, but some thought to how you structure your offices could pay rich dividends in getting the most from your staff – and creating a workplace that suits their many different needs.

This could be as simple as tackling an old storage room that’s not doing much and turning it into a brightly coloured and casually furnished breakout room where your staff can go for informal meetings, think-ins or just to get some quiet time to concentrate on a difficult project.


Are you getting enough from automation?

Your staff are not just your most expensive asset – they’re also your most important. It stands to reason, therefore, that you’ll want to use them to best effect – on tasks that will make a real difference such as forging great relationships with your clients or coming up with new business initiatives.

To this end, it pays to make sure that as many as possible of your day-to-day office tasks are automated. For example, by calling on payroll software or accounting software to drive your company forward, you are freeing up hundreds of hours each year – hours that can be used on much more productive tasks. And don’t be put off by believing that software solutions are designed for bigger companies – there’s no shortage of accounting software for small business that can transform how you take care of time-sapping day-to-day accounts work. The latest edition to the Sage 50 family of software is Sage 50c, and it is a leading accounting software in the Irish market for small to medium-sized businesses.

It automates a whole host of tasks in areas such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Flow Management, Inventory Management and Invoicing. Each of these tasks, on their own, can sap a huge amount of man-hours, but when you combine them, the savings that automation yields are even more dramatic.

The best accounting software for your business is a solution that addresses not just today’s needs, but that also has the capacity to grow with you, without requiring a further major investment in the future. Choosing your small business accounting software could be one of the most productive things you could possibly do over the Christmas holidays. And wouldn’t that be a fantastic Christmas present to your business?


If you’re not a ‘natural delegator’, now is a good time to address this.

People often believe that they are naturally good at some things – and naturally bad at others. The fact of the matter, however, is that most skills can be acquired, and the ability to delegate very definitely comes under this heading.

Many executives feel an unnecessary degree of stress each year because they take on too much responsibility – not just for overseeing various tasks, but also for micro-managing them.

If you think you could do with some extra layers of delegation in 2018, here are five simple questions to ask yourself to check if it’s appropriate. If you can answer yes to most of them, maybe it’s time to hive off some of the work next year.

  • Is there someone else in your company who already has – or could be given – the expertise or knowledge to carry out the task. In other words, is it critical that YOU perform the work, or can you let go of it?
  • Could someone else in your organisation grow and develop their skill set by carrying out the task?
  • Will this task crop up again in the future? In other words, will you be doomed to carry it out forever if you don’t delegate it to someone?
  • Have you got enough time to spend on delegation, i.e. explaining what’s required, possibly giving training or advice, and being available to intervene if any problems arise?
  • Is this a task that’s better suited to someone else’s skills? This isn’t always the case, as recruiting new team members, for example, may be something that genuinely needs your experienced input.


If you’re not a ‘natural delegator’, now is a good time to address this.

We’re not by any means suggesting that a few hours solid thinking over the Christmas break will work miracles by itself. But it can mean that you come back to the workplace after the holidays with a clear picture of what you want to achieve – and perhaps a few starting points on your journey to a more efficient, more effective and more automated business.

And if you get it right, we promise that it will become part of your ‘Christmas routine’ from here on in. After all, who can quibble with a better business?

Spend some time over the Christmas holidays thinking about how you can improve your accounting and payroll operations – as well as remodelling your workspace. To find out more about our cloud-based solutions, call us at 051 395 900


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Sage 50 and Sage Micropay Customer Success Story


What is Sage 50?

Sage 50c is an easy to use Accounting Software solution for small to medium size businesses. It offers everything from Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Cash Flow Management, to Inventory Management, Invoicing, Online Returns to Revenue and a customisable dashboard for quick access to important data. To learn more about Sage 50c – Accounting Software for small business, please visit the Sage 50c product page.

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What is Sage Micropay?

Sage Micropay is a sophisticated yet easy-to-use payroll system designed to address the needs of medium to large-sized Irish businesses while taking care of all Irish Revenue requirements. . To learn more about Sage Micropay, please visit the Sage Micropay product page.

Sage Micropay will allow you to easily manage your payroll processes – no expertise required Request a Demo Now!



Sage 50 Version 24 – Automatic Updates

Planning for your Sage 50 Version 24 Upgrade

Now that you have subscribed to sage 50 subscription you will be notified on any updates on your sage automatically unless you turn this off.  Please turn off these notifications from automatically update to manually update.  We recommend you change these settings by going into Tools – Options and tick Manual for each PC in your office and only upgrade your sage 50 when it is a planned upgrade.


Sage 50


If you decide you wish to go ahead with an upgrade please contact us first and check the following:

  • Your computer meets the system requirements
  • You’ve installed all the latest updates for Windows
  • You can log on to the computer as an administrator
  • If you’re installing on a network, that you have the right permissions on your data folder
  • It is important that your firewall or antivirus software doesn’t block the Data Service. Please ensure the following ports are open:
    • Sage 50 Accounts Service v24: TCP 32224
    • Sage 50 Accounts Control v24:  TCP 34224
  • Take a backup of all your companies within Sage 50
  • You can register and download the update from our Downloads and Update on our website https://pimbrook.ie/support
  • We recommend you install the software in a new location on your Server and your Client PC.

We would strongly recommend if you have your data on a network that you contact us to arrange for our technicians to come on site to run the update.   You can contact sales@pimbrook.ie to get a quote and arrange an appointment.


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