Archive for category Sage 50 / Peachtree Tips

Issuing a Customer Credit For Sales Tax in Sage 50

If you have ever charged a customer sales tax when you shouldn’t have, you probably learned that correcting the mistake can be tricky. First let me point out a couple of common mistakes people make and why they don’t work. Mistake #1 – Using the sales tax field alone to issue the credit. Whether you […]

Changing Decimal Places in Sage 50

By default, most numbers in Sage 50 show 2 decimals. But you have the option of changing that. To change the number of decimals used on screen, open the Options menu and choose Global. On the Accounting tab are you can choose the number decimal places for Quantity fields, Unit Price fields, and Standard Fields. […]

Replacing Item ID with Part Number on Sage 50 Forms

In Sage 50 and Peachtree, inventory related transactions all revolve around the Item ID. Since it st the unique identifier for each item, it’s always used for data entry. While you are limited to using the Item ID on screen, Sage 50 can substitute an item’s Part Number or UPC/SKU field for the item ID […]

Replacing a Lost Payroll Check in Sage 50/Peachtree

Occasionally you may need to replace a payroll check if an employee loses or destroys their check. It’s a simple process in Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree). This tip will show you everything you need to know about the process.

Vacation and Sick Tracking in Sage 50/Peachtree

You told yourself that this would be the year you started tracking vacation and sick time in Sage 50’s payroll instead of on a spreadsheet or in a notebook. But that still hasn’t happened and vacation season is in full swing. Don’t worry, it’s not too late. The Payroll Settings Wizard will help you set up the required payroll fields and formulas; then you just need to enter each employee’s starting balance.

Customer Over-Payments in Sage 50/Peachtree

Customer over-payments don’t happen often, but do you know how to deal with them when the situation arises? I’ll also explain how they are affected by a new feature in version 2014.

Sage 50 US Edition (Peachtree) 2014 New Features

Sage 50 2014 has arrived.  I think most people will be happy with the upgrade even though it doesn’t have the type of big new features people often look for in a new version. Instead this release focuses on making the things you’re already doing easier, and it accomplishes that without making you relearn how […]

Save Sage 50/Peachtree Backups to Any Folder

Sage 50 defaults to saving your backups in the same folder your data is in – not very helpful if that hard drive fails. Here is an easy way you can save your backups to a different location.

Fix an Invisible Sage 50 Window

If you have ever tried to open a task in Sage 50/Peachtree and it showed up on the Windows task bar but no window ever appeared, don’t worry. You can usually solve the problem with a few simple keyboard commands.

Fixing the payroll error “Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation”

In Sage 50/Peachtree the error “Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation” means that there is a problem in the user-maintained tax table. It may mean that the file was damaged. But if the error appeared after a tax update was installed there is another likely explanation.