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The Quest for Change

The Budget 2015 – an accountant runs through the key points

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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Posted in: Business Tips, Management, News, SEPA, Small Businesses, Social Media, Startups
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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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SEPA

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…

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