Summer Break at the Adept Office – 29/05/19

We’ll be closed for a rare Summer Break

The Adept offices will be closed on Thursday 30th May for a long overdue and very well deserved break! Once our power packs are fully recharged and we’ve updated some of our systems, we’ll re-open the office doors on Thursday 20th June 2019.

During this time our Telephone lines will closed but our Email Support will continue, though response times will be slower than usual I’m afraid. You can still get Trial, Full & Annual Renewal Licences as our systems for this are Automated.

Don’t Panic! This great new website of ours has plenty of Help material and Videos available from the Support Menu & YouTube link above, including the most popular Add-On FAQs, Installation, Upgrades, Annual Licence Renewals, Downloading Again and much more. You’ve also got your Help documentation for the Adept Add-On which you view by selecting Menu>Help.

If you do experience any issues with an Annual Renewal on our preferred Payment Providers website, please email us and we’ll send over a payment link from our secondary provider, please note that there may be a delay of 24/48 hours before you receive this request.

The Adept Team

Making Tax Digital for VAT – 23/05/19

Are you under the threshold for VAT?

Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV), the new regime for VAT record keeping and VAT return submission is now live. All businesses with a taxable turnover over the £85,000 VAT registration limit come within the new rules with a few exceptions.

What if my business is a voluntary VAT Registration and is under the VAT registration limit?

If your turnover is below the VAT registration limit, you don’t have to enter MTD for VAT. You can carry on filing as you do at present which sounds to me like the HMRC VAT submission portal will still allow us to submit our return directly on the HMRC website. But if you prefer, you can join MTD for VAT voluntarily.

Danny

Adept Add-Ons QualiTest Update – 07/05/19

23 Adept Tools were tested in the 5 Days

I say 23, it was actually 20 Add-Ons tested but our Adept Viewer comes in 3 versions, Lite, Mid & Pro so this effectively counts as 3 in my book 😉

The other addition to the total was our Adept Tools Menu which was used by QualiTest to run any of our Add-Ons who’s Icons were not showing on the Sage toolbar due to Sage’s limit of 10.

Here’s the full list of the Sage Approved Certified Solution Add-Ons from our Adept Tools range:

Address CSV | Back to Back Orders | BOM Tools | Company Viewer Lite | Customer CSV | Health Check | INV Header CSV | Multi Location Stock Tool | Order Viewer Pro | Own Part Numbers | POP Header CSV | Price CSV | Product & Account Code Changer | Product CSV | Product Viewer Mid | Purchase Order CSV | Sales Invoice CSV | Sales Order & Invoice Entry | Sales Order CSV | SOP Header CSV | Supplier CSV | Tools Menu | Transaction CSV

Don’t be put off if your looking at one our Add-Ons without the Sage Certified logo, we only had 5 days for Testing and at £2500 a go it’s not a cheap process! Please rest assured that the remaining Adept Tools not tested all have the same quality of code for a simple and effective end user experience.

Danny

Adept Sage 50 Transaction CSV – 29/04/19

Transaction CSV v25.0.53 New Features

By popular demand our Adept Sage 50 Transaction CSV now allows you to map the columns of your CSV file by using Sage’s field names in the first row of the CSV file. This new feature brings the Transaction CSV Importer in line with all our other importer products which already have this ability.

Historically this importer was first sold in 2007 to a charity who needed to import the Charity Fund Number. The initial design used the same fixed format CSV layout as Sage’s standard file import with an additional column for the Fund Number. Since then a plethora of new features have been added to the program which has taken the column count to a rather unwieldy 34.

The new feature will make it easier to import CSV files whose columns don’t follow the standard Sage layout. It will also allow you to eliminate columns that are not required.

An additional new feature will allow you to declare a default value for a column by adding =Content to the heading row field name. For example TYPE=SI as the heading for a blank column means that all the transactions in the CSV file will be SI transactions.

Please note that in order to maintain backwards compatibility for existing users these new features have to be turned on by ticking the “Heading row is column field name map” box in the program’s options.

Valid field names can be seen on the image to right. You can see this list within the program by clicking the Menu button and selecting the menu option Fields.

Martin

Easter Opening Hours at the Adept offices – 16/04/19

We’ll be closed over the Easter weekend

The Adept offices will be closed this Easter weekend on Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 23rd April. Enjoy your time off and don’t eat too much chocolate! 😉

Danny

5 Days QualiTesting completed with a 100% pass rate! – 02/04/19

We expected nothing less for 20 of our most popular Add-Ons

We’ve spent the last 5 days working with QualiTest who are Sage’s official testing partners. We are proud to announce that every Adept Add-On Tool tested passed and a rate of 100% was achieved.

Danny

It’s back, 3rd time lucky for the v25.1 Update – 15/03/19

Minor issue with update v25.1.114.0 that Sage pulled this week.

Sage have released another update (3rd Time Lucky!) to resolve the minor issues identified with v25.1.110.0 and v25.1.114.0 . This means the latest build for Sage 50cloud Accounts is now v25.1.121.0

This 3rd new v25.1 Update is available to download now from Sage’s Update page which you can get to by clicking here.

Danny

Here we go again! Another update pulled! – 14/03/19

Another day and another update that’s no longer available to download

Have your Sage 50 Accounts v25 Add-Ons stopped working with an error message: “Data files are wrong minor version” ❓ The reason for this is that you server has just auto updated its data services to version 25.1 without telling you.

Sage have pulled this second update from their website which was 25.1.114.0

Our Solution : Download the v25.1 standalone SDO installer from here This ZIP File contains a folder with 4 files. After unzipping, you must run the file called Sage50Accounts_SDO.msi and follow the instructions on screen.

Danny

Beating Overzealous Spam Filters – 13/03/19

Adept Add-On emails for Trial Licences going into the spam?

We have recently noticed that some customers have only been receiving 1 of the 2 emails that are sent when they use our online systems to apply for a trial licence. It turns out that the first and most important email is being rejected because it contains a link to the Add-Ons installation .exe file.

To get round this we have changed the first email to point to a modified version of our “Download Again” web page. All you need to do now is just click on the link in the email, a web browser will open and the download will begin.

Martin

Sage 50cloud Accounts v25.1 Update – 05/03/19

Minor issue with update v25.1.110.0 that Sage pulled last week

Sage have now released an update to resolve a minor issue that was identified with v25.1.110.0 (see our blog post below from 28/02/19). The latest build for Sage 50cloud Accounts will install v25.1.114.0

The new v25.1 Update will be deployed to a small number of customers via auto-update from today, then phased to Sage’s remaining customer base over the course of the next few weeks. This update is also available now from Sage’s Update page which you can get to by clicking here.

Danny

Data files are wrong minor version – 28/02/19

Have you had the message “Failed to connect to Sage Data – (26) Data files are wrong minor version”

Have your Sage 50 Accounts v25 Add-Ons stopped working with an error message: “Data files are wrong minor version” ❓

The reason for this is that you server has just auto updated its data services to version 25.1 without telling you. It appears that the Sage 50 Client UI v25.0 is happy to connect to to a server running the 25.1 data services. However the v25.0 SDO (used by Sage Add-Ons) fails to connect with the above error message. 🙁

Sage have now pulled this update from their website with a new release date of week commencing Monday 4th March.

Solution : Download the v25.1 standalone SDO installer from here This ZIP File contains a folder with 4 files. After unzipping, you must run the file called Sage50Accounts_SDO.msi and follow the instructions on screen.

Martin

Missing Transactions on VAT Returns – 18/02/19

If you are using Sage v23 or v24 you may have an issue with your VAT Return

Sage have identified a small issue in Sage 50 Accounts, but don’t worry they’ve got it covered! If you run your VAT Return up to the period ending March 2019, the transactions for 31 March 2019 are not appearing.

To make sure your calculations are correct when submitting your VAT Return, you’ll shortly receive an automatic update, which Sage recommend you install. Alternatively, you can download and install the update now or follow a manual workaround.

To find out how to do this, click here for v23 and click here for v24

Please note: You need to take action before submitting your return to HMRC if you have transactions dated 31st March 2019.

Danny

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