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Sage Group Plc

With over 30 years' experience, and a strong emphasis on software development and support, Sage focuses on supporting accountants in practice and their clients, by providing a wide range of products and services that help in the day-to-day running of a successful business.

Today, we have over 250 people dedicated to delivering software specifically for use in practice, including accounts production, taxation and practice management software. We also provide software and solutions for accountants who work in industry.

Through a combination of our people, products and services, Sage can help you with the day-to-day practicalities of running your practice - whether that is ensuring compliance with tax, statutory accounting or industry-specific legislation, or keeping up with the changing technology landscape. In addition to software for use in practice, Sage also develops a wide range of software that you can recommend to your clients to enhance their business. With one in three UK VAT-registered businesses using Sage software there's a good chance some of your clients are already using our accounts, payroll or HR software.

By switching to Sage, you could further increase your practice efficiency and reduce your costs, by having a seamless link between your clients' business systems and your practice.


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Managing Difficult Clients

It doesn’t matter how professional we try to be in our guise as accountants, we all have at least one client that we sometimes find difficult to deal with. This guide outlines a few methods you can deploy to salvage a client account that might be turning slightly sour.

Company: Sage Group Plc | Published: 08 July 2014 | Business Area: Practice Management

Success Breeds Success

You may think accountancy industry awards are just for those wanting to bang the drum to their braggart rights, but there are some distinct advantages to getting official recognition by your peers. Sage's article studies how accountancy firms can reap the benefits of winning awards.

Company: Sage Group Plc | Published: 03 July 2014 | Business Area: Marketing Your Practice

Short Guide to Selling Your Accountancy Practice

With many accountants having to work for longer than they originally planned, getting the best price for their practice is now more important than ever. So now that you have decided to sell, what is the best way to approach it? Download Sage's guide to find out how to maximise your sale price.

Company: Sage Group Plc | Published: 02 July 2014 | Business Area: Practice Management

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Sage Short Stories: Drumbeat Creative

Drumbeat Creative is a design, branding and digital creative agency based in Manchester, owned and managed by Jon McQuillan and Andy Heggs. This case study looks at how Sage provided strategic and financial advice to the business as it managed the transition from a partnership to a limited company.

Company: Sage Group Plc | Published: 20 June 2014 | Business Area: Small Business Accounting Software

Be Part of the Cloud Network

More and more accountants are moving their practices lock, stock and barrel to the cloud. No longer are you confined to the four walls of your office – taking your business online means that you can work virtually anywhere you choose. This article studies two key advantages of cloud accounting.

Company: Sage Group Plc | Published: 11 June 2014 | Business Area: Cloud Computing

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CIPP explore the future of payroll

The current PAYE system was introduced when a job was for life and employees were paid weekly for hours worked. This article provides a recap of the recent history of payroll and outlines what the future holds as employers demand more for less. Topics covered: outsourcing; RTI; Auto-Enrolment.

Company: Sage Group Plc | Published: 10 June 2014 | Business Area: Payroll and HR Software

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Easing into Auto Enrolment

Research published by the Pensions Regulator shows 96% of payroll administrators and 95% of accountants expect to be helping clients with Auto- Enrolment. This two page article provides an overview of Auto-Enrolment to date and the changes made impacting key deadlines and employee adoption rates.

Company: Sage Group Plc | Published: 09 June 2014 | Business Area: Corporate Pensions

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Ten biggest mistakes by SMEs

Setting up and running your own business isn’t for the faint hearted. However, there is no excuse for making basic blunders. Sage's article highlights some of the most common pitfalls and how you can avoid them.

Company: Sage Group Plc | Published: 19 May 2014 | Business Area: Business Performance Management

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Is crowdfunding right for your business?

There has been a lot of media hype about crowdfunding. Given that Hab Housing raised £1.9 million through crowdfunding platform Crowdcube in September 2013, it’s understandable that the press have given over plenty of column inches. But what’s the real story? Can crowdfunding work for any business... view abstract

Company: Sage Group Plc | Published: 15 May 2014 | Business Area: Corporate Finance

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Business confidence is returning

The annual Sage Business Index surveyed over 11,000 small and medium sized businesses in 17 countries and found that businesses across the world are now more confident than they have been for three years.

Company: Sage Group Plc | Published: 13 May 2014 | Business Area: Business Intelligence

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