Sage Accelerate – Inspiring Growth

Yesterday we brought our partner community together for our most ambitious Sage Accelerate Business Partner Conference yet! With business confidence high, growth firmly on the agenda and some exciting developments to our software, 2015 is set to be a landmark year for us and our partners. At Sage we‘re proud to work with an unrivalled […]

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Budget 2015

Yesterday’s budget brought with it the usual share of comment and the analysis will soon follow, however, here are our initial thoughts on the budget and the likely impacts for the SME community. Short term: For SMEs the most significant short term considerations are in the area of payroll changes to be adopted and also […]

Sage Ireland advises businesses on last minute preparation for e-Day

16th September 2014: Sage Ireland has today published five short tips for businesses in order to prepare for e-Day which is this Friday, September 19th. From this date, government, its departments and agencies will no longer issue cheques to or accept cheques from businesses. “From a business perspective this will impact on payments to government […]
Simon Bell

SEPA is here – 6 things you should know as a business

August 1st 2014 marked the passing of the final (and extended) deadline for the implementation of SEPA across the Eurozone countries. Despite some challenges with regards to adoption rates, leading to the extension of the compliance deadline from February 1st 2014 to various dates up to August 1st 2014 across different Eurozone jurisdictions, it should […]

Sage and the Heartbleed vulnerability

This week a security vulnerability termed ‘Heartbleed’ that exists in a piece of open source software called OpenSSL was identified. OpenSSL is one of the most popular tools used to secure some of the internet’s traffic. It’s an encryption technology designed to protect sensitive data on the internet like user names and passwords, and is […]

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IXBRL and Accountants

Simon Bell, Commercial Manager, Sage Ireland, comments on 31st March SEPA extension date confirmed today by IPSO

“Following the recent announcement from the European Commission proposing a six-month grace period for SEPA implementation (from 1st February until 1st August), it was yet to be determined how this proposal would be implemented at a national level. The Irish Payment Services Organisation (IPSO) has today confirmed that the grace period will last two months […]

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Sage Ireland comments on SEPA announcement “The situation is still crystalising and it remains to be seen how this proposal will be implemented at a national level. Businesses should continue to work to the legal deadline of 1st February”

Sage would advise that businesses continue to work towards the 1st February deadline to avoid the risk of a shutdown of payments in and out of their companies after this date. In early December, ISME reported that 73% of SMEs have started the implementation process. Continue reading…