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Get Started in Sage 50: Teach Yourself

Get Started in Sage 50: Teach Yourself

Paperback Teach Yourself

By (author) Mac Bride

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  • Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 18mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444100661
  • ISBN 13: 9781444100662
  • Illustrations note: Screen grabs
  • Sales rank: 321,912

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Is this the right book for me? Do you want to have a clear understanding of accounting principles and know how to prepare accounts using Sage? Get Started in Sage Line 50 introduces the principles behind the system - because if you understand how a system works, you will master it more quickly and be better equipped to sort out any problems later- and demonstrates how to use the various modules and facilities, for day-to-day accounting, for end-of-period summaries and reports and for trouble-shooting and analysis at any time. By the end of the book, you will have a clear understanding of acccounting principles and know how to prepare accounts using Sage. With its practical approach and clear illustrations, Get Started in Sage Line 50 is an essential resource for any user. Get Started in Sage Line 50 includes: Chapter 1: The principles of accounts The common basis Accounts and information Double-entry bookkeeping Customers and suppliers The nominal ledger Analysis and outputs Chapter 2: The Sage 50 system Getting started The screen display Viewing records and transactions Entering data Selections Wizards Smart links The diary Report designer File maintenance Backups Chapter 3: Setting up the accounts Company data Details and defaults Multiple users and access rights Customers and suppliers Bank accounts Products Invoice and order defaults Program date Change password Chapter 4: The Company module Company tasks and tools Nominal records Chart of Accounts Editing the Nominal accounts Double-entry bookkeeping Journal entries Activity Reports Chapter 5: Customers and suppliers New records Viewing and editing records Searching Customer reports Statements and labels Chapter 6: Invoices Invoicing in Sage 50 Credit notes Printing invoices Updating ledgers Batch invoices Order processing Chapter 7: Credit control Managing customer credit Day Sales Analysis Communications Cash flow Aged analysis Write offs Managing supplier credit Chapter 8: The Bank tasks The Bank module Reconciliation Payments and receipts Receive Payment Supplier payments Batch payments Recurring entries Cheque printing Transfers Statements Reports Chapter 9: Financial control Financials The Audit Trail The Trial Balance The Profit and Loss account The Balance Sheet Verification VAT Managing the month end The Year End routine Chapter 10: Products The Products module New products Viewing and editing product data Price lists Stock levels Chapter 11: Help and support Help Contents The Help Index Searching for Help The navigation panel Sage on the Web Ask Sage Shortcut Keys ...Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Mac Bride has many years' experience of teaching computing to adults. This invaluable teaching background has made him a much sought-after author of computing books in the UK and internationally. Thirty years ago, he was asked to develop onscreen tutorials, with voice-overs, for a computerised teaching system. This led him to computer programming, and now 12 operating systems, 10 languages, several hundred programs and about 150 books later, he is still enjoying himself just as much as ever.

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"The descriptions are clear, concise, and easy to understand ... if you are learning Sage, or have used it for a while and want to start doing more with it, I'd thoroughly recommend this book." D. O'Neill - Amazon reviewer "I followed each step and now actually feel very proficient in this package " Debrobbo - Amazon reviewer

Table of contents

1 Principles of accounts: Accounts and information, double-entry book keeping, customers and suppliers, Nominal Ledger, Sales and Purchase ledgers ,Trial Balance, Profit and Loss account, Balance Sheet 2 The Sage system: Active Setup, screen display, entering and editing data, wizards, selections, Task Manager, data management, backups 3 Setting up your accounts: Company settings, Customers and Suppliers, Products, Other Settings and preferences, customising the system 4 The Nominal Ledger: Nominal accounts, Chart of Accounts, Opening balances, Nominal records, Budget, Activity, Journals, Reports, exporting reports to Word 5 Customers and suppliers: The New Wizard, editing records, Graphs, The Activity tab, Aged analysis, Batch Invoices, Printouts, Report Designer, Analysing accounts, Searching 6 The Invoicing module, Product invoices, Service invoices, Credit notes, Print and Update, Reports, Credit control 7 The Bank module: Reconciliation, Payments and Receipts, Customer Receipts, Supplier Payments, Transfers, Recurring payments, Statements, Reports 8 Financial control: The audit trail, End of period routines, trial balance, Profit and loss account, balance sheet, VAT returns, Management Information System, exporting data to Excel 9 The Products module: New Products, Product analysis, Stock control 10 Help and support: Help, Shortcut keys, Online support, The Knowledgebase