3 Steps to Payroll Calm over the Christmas & Year End Period

Payroll team

For many businesses leading up to Christmas, there are important payroll related tasks that need to happen, despite the slowdown in activities and more relaxed festive environment. If the only certainties in life are death and taxes then surely for the person running the company payroll the other certainty is that the period from December […]

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The Budget 2015 – an accountant runs through the key points

The Quest for Change

With the Budget of 2015 having been delivered, Tracey Glacken, of Glacken Accountants and a Sage Business Expert, discusses the announcements and how they affect businesses in Ireland. The Budget 2015, as delivered by Ministers Noonan and Howlin, signalled the end of austerity and the start of a positive approach towards the future. Changes to […]

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

IXBRL and Accountants

“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.

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Taking the Pain Out of Multi-Currency Transactions

Multi Currency

More than ever, companies are sourcing materials and products from different countries in order to remain cost effective and competitive. With the correct functionality, you can reduce the stumbling blocks and manual processes when it comes to generating sales and purchase orders in different currencies. Multi-currency transactions can incur foreign exchange gains or losses. How […]

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