Archive for category Sage 50 / Peachtree Tips

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.

Printing Envelopes From Sage 50/Peachtree

If you ever print envelopes to mail to your customers, vendors, or employees, you can save time by setting up a custom form in Sage 50-US Edition. Then you’ll be able to print an envelope with just a few clicks, instead of retyping or copying and pasting names and addresses.

Receiving Inventory In Sage 50/Peachtree Without an Invoice

The “Waiting on Bill” option in Sage 50/Peachtree allows you receive inventory before you have an invoice for it. This tip explains how and why you should use it, as well as how to work around some of its shortcomings.

Negative Inventory, Cost of Goods Sold, and SysCost Adjustments in Sage 50 / Peachtree

Sage 50 will let you sell more inventory than you have on hand. But how does that affect inventory and cost of goods sold?

Recurring Transaction Setup

If you manually enter the same transaction every week, month etc, recurring transactions can save you time.