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TASBooks Coming to an End – What Are My Options?

TASBooks has been around for over three decades now and it’s an accounting solution used by many small and medium-sized businesses. However, as of 31st August 2024, Sage will be retiring TASBooks software. This decision is understandably a concern for accounting departments who are reliant on its functionality, but don’t worry, there are lots of other options available to support the day-to-day financial operations of your business. 

After August, there is no guarantee that TASBooks will continue to function and the software will no longer be supported or updated. Any other Sage products you use, such as Payroll, will continue to work but they won’t be tested to integrate with TASBooks. So, now is the ideal time to consider your options. Perhaps your business has grown or evolved since you first purchased TASBooks. It would be worth reviewing other Sage accounting software options to find the solution that best fits your business now and into the future. This is a strategic move for business owners that can impact everyday operations and streamline processes for accounting teams.  

As your business evolves, so should the tools you use to manage your financial information and Sage is committed to providing the best products to support your business. Below we have put together some useful information for SMEs that are currently using TASBooks, including some alternative software solutions to consider. 

Why is TASBooks Being Retired?

Sage continually reviews the software solutions it offers to ensure they align with modern business needs. Over the years, advancements in technology have significantly impacted the types of software that businesses use and it’s key for companies like Sage to invest in the right solutions both now and in the future. The option to retire TASBooks is a reflection of Sage’s commitment to providing the best accounting software to businesses. While TASBooks has been a reliable tool for many years, Sage is now focusing on more robust systems that offer greater functionality and integration capabilities. 

Exploring Alternatives for Accounting Teams 

If you’re currently using TASBooks, it’s beneficial to start exploring some alternative accounting software options. Staying within Sage offers several benefits and can make the transition process much more straightforward. There are a couple of stand-out options that can replace TASBooks; Sage 200 and Sage Intacct. Both of these products offer a variety of integrated tools and features that can help you manage different aspects of your operations.  

  • Sage 200 

Sage 200 is a popular software solution among small and medium-sized businesses, especially those wanting to grow their operations. This product extends beyond the capabilities of TASBooks by offering a fully integrated suite of ledgers. It can be used as a stand-alone solution or be integrated with a variety of other applications to suit specific business processes and requirements. Sage 200 can support decision-making through its comprehensive data insights and advanced reporting tools providing full transparency into your financial status. The option to automate repetitive and time-consuming tasks can be hugely beneficial too, streamlining operations and reducing the likelihood of human error. Ultimately, it’s an all-around solution that can increase efficiencies for accounting teams.  

  • Sage Intacct 

Sage Intacct is a leading cloud-based financial management solution, ideal for businesses that need advanced functionality. This software can transform day-to-day business processes and boost overall productivity. It provides real-time financial and operational insights, reducing your reliance on inflexible spreadsheets, and enables you to automate several essential workflows. For businesses with multiple locations or entities Sage Intacct Core Financials can support accounting teams and it easily connects with other industry-specific solutions to ensure all of your needs are met. Not to mention, Sage Intacct’s cloud-based nature ensures it can scale alongside your business, supporting your growth without the need for substantial additional investment, making it a long-lasting solution.  

Determining the Best Fit for Your Business

When transitioning from TASBooks to another Sage accounting software solution, it’s key to ensure you’re making the right decision for your business. This requires careful consideration of how you currently use the software as well as any functionality that could benefit your business’ accountants. Here are some steps to help you determine which Sage product is the best choice for your business;  

• Assess your needs – Review what you currently use TASBooks for on a day-to-day basis. Identify the features you can’t do without and are having the biggest impact on operations. It’s useful to also consider any additional needs that aren’t being met and features that could improve efficiency or reduce costs by streamlining processes. 

• Consider your growth plans – It’s always beneficial to think about where you see your business in the next 5-10 years. For instance, will you need a product that scales or offers more extensive reporting and analytics? It’s also vital to choose accounting software that can adapt to changing market conditions and business opportunities without being overly complicated to use or manage. 

• Evaluate integration requirements – Consider what other systems your business uses in other aspects of operations, from e-commerce and sales to inventory and supply-chain. It’s crucial to ensure the new software integrates with any existing systems to not only ensure data flow and reduce the risk of errors, but increase visibility and improve overall operational efficiency. 

 Seek advice – It can be useful to speak to a Sage expert who can provide insights and recommendations based on your specific business needs. An external perspective can help identify potential benefits and drawbacks of software that might not be immediately obvious, ensuring a well-informed decision. 

Upgrading Your Accounting Software in Ireland  

All in all, the retirement of TASBooks marks the end of an era, but it also opens new doors for businesses looking to leverage more advanced technology. With a range of Sage accounting software solutions to choose from, you can ensure you’re integrating new products that will help transform your business’ financial operations. As Sage continues to deliver innovative and efficient solutions, now is the ideal time to plan your transition from TASBooks to ensure your business isn’t impacted in August.  

At Envisage, we specialise in Sage accounting software in Ireland. Our expert team is ready to help you find the ideal solution to replace TASBooks. Over the years, we have successfully migrated many customers from TASBooks to an alternative Sage solution. You can turn to us in confidence knowing we will take the time to understand your needs and our team will be open and honest throughout, enabling you to make the best decisions for your business. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to find out more about how a new Sage accounting software can transform your operations both now and in the future. 

On June 19th, we will host a webinar “Paving the way for growth with Sage Software”.

The following topics will be discussed:

• Accounting Software Evolution
• AI and Future Trends In The Market
• Challenges Facing Small-Mid Businesses
• The Positive Impact of Sage Software
• Choosing The Right Solution For Your Business

See link to register: https://envisagecloud.ie/paving-the-way-for-growth-sage-software-webinar/

About the Author

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Ivan Darmody

Ivan is a customer-centric self-starter with a passion for technology. With extensive sales experience in various industries, he has focused on problem-solving customers’ requirements and providing the best solutions to streamline their processes while maximising potential utilising both direct and indirect sales channels.

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Transforming Accounting and Finance with AI for Sage Intacct

In today’s fast-paced business environment, organisations are constantly seeking ways to improve operational efficiency and drive growth. One area where technology is making a significant impact is in accounting and finance. Sage has been at the forefront of this transformation, leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionise how businesses manage their finances.

At Sage Transform 2024, Sage unveiled Sage Copilot, an AI-powered productivity assistant designed to automate workflows, manage cash flow, and generate and send invoices with simple, natural language commands. Sage Copilot acts as a trusted partner, handling administrative tasks, identifying errors, and providing actionable insights in real-time. This innovative tool enables businesses to improve efficiency, reduce manual errors, and drive growth.

In this blog, we explore the transformative impact of AI on accounting and finance, focusing on Sage Intacct’s innovative AI-powered solutions.

Enhancements to Sage Intacct

The latest enhancements to Sage Intacct promise to streamline operations and boost productivity for businesses. AI-powered project and resource management provide greater visibility into resourcing and help keep projects on time. Additionally, forms and operational flows have been improved to help businesses work better and get more done. These enhancements are designed to optimise and automate project management tasks, allowing businesses to focus on their core competencies.

Sage Intacct with AWS for Modern Finance

Sage partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enhance how small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) optimise their operations with generative AI. This collaboration will inform Sage Copilot and serve as a foundation for SMBs to navigate local accounting and compliance applications. The agreement not only enables SMBs to leverage Sage Intacct in the AWS Marketplace but also helps them navigate the complexities of modern finance and address environmental responsibilities with cutting-edge solutions.

The Advantages of AI for Finance Teams

For Sage Intacct users, AI offers a range of specific benefits tailored to finance departments. These include the following:

Simplified Automation: Sage Intacct leverages AI for automated financial tasks like invoice processing and expense management, reducing errors and improving efficiency;

Insightful Analytics: AI-powered analytics in Sage Intacct offer actionable insights into financial performance and trends, aiding in informed decision-making;

Proactive Forecasting: Sage Intacct’s AI capabilities enable predictive analytics for forecasting financial outcomes and identifying risks and opportunities;

Tailored Reporting: AI-driven reporting tools in Sage Intacct allow for quick and accurate generation of customisable financial reports, aiding in timely analysis;

Fraud Prevention: Sage Intacct’s AI algorithms detect anomalies in financial data, aiding in the detection and mitigation of fraud risks;

Personalised Recommendations: AI algorithms analyse customer and transaction data in Sage Intacct to offer personalised financial recommendations;

Compliance Support: Sage Intacct automates compliance checks and reporting processes, ensuring adherence to accounting standards and regulations;

Cost Efficiency: Sage Intacct helps identify cost-saving opportunities and optimise resource allocation for improved profitability;

Streamlined Workflows: AI-driven workflows in Sage Intacct automate approval processes, reducing manual effort and accelerating financial transactions;

Scalability and Flexibility: Sage Intacct’s cloud-based platform with AI capabilities enables seamless scaling and adaptation to changing business requirements.

Transform Your Finance Team with Envisage

Sage Intacct’s AI-powered solutions are transforming the accounting and finance landscape, enabling businesses to improve efficiency, reduce errors, and drive growth. With Sage Copilot and the latest enhancements, businesses can streamline operations, boost productivity, and make smarter decisions.

Envisage has a skilled Sage technical team in Ireland, specialising in implementation, support, and development. Contact us if you’re thinking about upgrading your accounting software to streamline operations for your finance teams. Our experts can simplify the process of upgrading your current software and integrating Sage Intacct.

About the Author

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David Burke

David Burke, the Technical Director for Envisage, is responsible for developing bespoke and off-the-shelf solutions, including easyDD for Sage. In 2023, he achieved accreditation as a Sage Intacct Implementation Certified Consultant.