What puts the ‘extra’ in Sage 200 Extra?
What puts the ‘extra’ in Sage 200 Extra?

There is a plethora of business management systems available on the market. Selecting a versatile, comprehensive, and affordable option is a difficult decision. By choosing Sage 200, companies gain greater control over their entire operations. It is an innovative management tool that increases efficiency, saves time, and increases profitability. We have compiled a list of specific highlights to help you integrate Sage 200 into your business operations.

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Date 9 November 2017 Categories Sage
The principles behind prioritising business IT spending
The principles behind prioritising business IT spending

In a September news article, we reported that the average British business spends £200,000 per year on new technology. During a time of economic adversity, IT expenditures and technology purchases must not be undertaken lightly. Sometimes difficult decisions arise from these type of scenarios, but today we will establish certain criteria which should make these IT spending choices easier.

Align outlays with business priorities

A few years ago, a leading Asia-Pacific bank conducted a study into what percentage of its IT spending was directly aiding its core business activities. The results showed that 33% of these expenses did not directly align with business priorities. Read more >

Date 3 November 2017 Categories GCC
Does your business need management reporting?
Does your business need management reporting?

Before we can answer that question, we first need to make sure that we are on the same page regarding the definition of management reporting.

Management reporting defined

Management reporting systems provide the type of information that is crucial for a firm’s managers to run the business. These reports often contain data that already forms part of other reports, e.g. financial info – but a robust management reporting system will provide this data in a way that it is more useful to managers.

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Date 1 November 2017 Categories GCC
Is early adoption a risk or a benefit?
Is early adoption a risk or a benefit?

New technology is proliferating at a rapid rate across nearly every business service imaginable. One must plan the introduction of new solutions very carefully to prevent chaos. For that, you need the help of a company that has proven expertise in helping SMEs choose and implement the right new technology for their particular line of business, at that specific moment in time.
Many factors require careful consideration:

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Date 26 October 2017 Categories GCC
Should your company move from Sage 50 to Sage 200?
Should your company move from Sage 50 to Sage 200?

If your business has grown to more than 50 employees or your Sage user base has increased to more than 10, it could be time to upgrade.

The same is true if your firm now operates from various locations that require multiple centres for stock management and cost control. In addition, if your product range is now much bigger or if you need to customise the system in order to integrate it with third-party software, it might be worth considering the switch.

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Date 13 October 2017 Categories GCC, Sage
Tips For Your Staff to Keep Your Network Secure
Tips For Your Staff to Keep Your Network Secure

In a world where hardly a day goes by without breaking news about some or other cyber security breach costing the victims millions of pounds, countless lost man hours and severe reputational damage, even a small business can no longer ignore the threat.

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Date 5 October 2017 Categories GCC, Ransomware
What is “the cloud” anyway?
What is “the cloud” anyway?

The terms “cloud computing” or simply “the cloud” have become buzzwords in modern business circles. Unfortunately, many small business owners are not completely sure what these terms really mean, and how the technology can benefit them.

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Date 29 September 2017 Categories GCC
MS SharePoint — much more than document storage
MS SharePoint — much more than document storage

You probably already know that Microsoft’s SharePoint is a web-based document management system that comes with state-of-the-art teamwork capabilities. It is, however, much more than just another document storage program.

SharePoint offers numerous convenient and user-friendly features, as well as a rock-solid security infrastructure.

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Date 29 September 2017 Categories Microsoft SharePoint
What malware is and how to protect your business
What malware is and how to protect your business

Malware refers to malicious software that accesses a user’s computer system without his or her approval and often without their knowledge.

It has become a serious threat and a real danger to businesses large and small because it enables cyber criminals to gain access to crucial company data, such as employee security numbers, operating systems, sales data and other financial records. Spyware, Trojan horses, worms and viruses are all examples of malware.

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Date 29 September 2017 Categories Ransomware
The importance of a good backup routine
The importance of a good backup routine

According to a recent GCC report, the majority of SMEs in the UK do not regularly backup their data. Others do, but they still use antiquated technologies such as tape backup, and even this is not done systematically at regular intervals and stored at a remote location.

Why data backups are so important

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Date 22 September 2017 Categories GCC
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