Accounting software is an essential part of your business that contains all your financial transactions. Your software should help to make accounting an efficient process and provide you with useful, up to date information so you can keep an eye on how your business is performing.
For your software to deliver all of this information and for it to be used to its full potential, a full working knowledge is crucial, so ask yourself – are you up to scratch?
In my opinion, the best way to get acquainted with software functions is to get formally trained. It’s a wise investment and the trainer will often give you tips on how to process certain transactions, what to avoid and how to use your system to its full potential.
Also consider getting help from like-minded people such as joining an online user forum or discussion group. Most accounting programmes have user groups that can help you learn new ways of doing certain processes, how to use the system better and you can also post questions and get answers from others in the same situation. You may discover functions that you will wonder how you ever managed without!
Also don’t forget to ask the experts for help. At Rawlinsons, we are Sage Accredited Accounting Partners, which means our staff are accredited to provide training to suit your needs. So whether you have been using the software for years or have never even used Sage before, we can help.