Is this the right book for me? Do you want to have a clear understanding of accounting principles and know how to prepare accounts using Sage? Get Started in Sage Line 50 introduces the principles behind the system - because if you understand how a system works, you will master it more quickly and be better equipped to sort out any problems later- and demonstrates how to use the various modules and facilities, for day-to-day accounting, for end-of-period summaries and reports and for trouble-shooting and analysis at any time. By the end of the book, you will have a clear understanding of acccounting principles and know how to prepare accounts using Sage. With its practical approach and clear illustrations, Get Started in Sage Line 50 is an essential resource for any user. Get Started in Sage Line 50 includes: Chapter 1: The principles of accounts The common basis Accounts and information Double-entry bookkeeping Customers and suppliers The nominal ledger Analysis and outputs Chapter 2: The Sage 50 system Getting started The screen display Viewing records and transactions Entering data Selections Wizards Smart links The diary Report designer File maintenance Backups Chapter 3: Setting up the accounts Company data Details and defaults Multiple users and access rights Customers and suppliers Bank accounts Products Invoice and order defaults Program date Change password Chapter 4: The Company module Company tasks and tools Nominal records Chart of Accounts Editing the Nominal accounts Double-entry bookkeeping Journal entries Activity Reports Chapter 5: Customers and suppliers New records Viewing and editing records Searching Customer reports Statements and labels Chapter 6: Invoices Invoicing in Sage 50 Credit notes Printing invoices Updating ledgers Batch invoices Order processing Chapter 7: Credit control Managing customer credit Day Sales Analysis Communications Cash flow Aged analysis Write offs Managing supplier credit Chapter 8: The Bank tasks The Bank module Reconciliation Payments and receipts Receive Payment Supplier payments Batch payments Recurring entries Cheque printing Transfers Statements Reports Chapter 9: Financial control Financials The Audit Trail The Trial Balance The Profit and Loss account The Balance Sheet Verification VAT Managing the month end The Year End routine Chapter 10: Products The Products module New products Viewing and editing product data Price lists Stock levels Chapter 11: Help and support Help Contents The Help Index Searching for Help The navigation panel Sage on the Web Ask Sage Shortcut Keys ...Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.