Recurring events and reminders do not appear automatically in the diary each recurring date.  They only appear when the computer date is the same as the recurring event.  In addition, reminders for subsequent recurrences will not appear until the previous instances of the event have been marked as complete.

Edit an existing event or task reminder

  1. From the navigation bar click Calendar.
  2. From the Calendar or Details view, select the event or task that you want to edit then click Edit Reminder.
  3. Enter or edit what information you need to change.
  4. Reminder Description – up to 70 characters.
  5. Date to use – this can be changed.
  6. Due Date – if required edit the date of the event or when task is due to be completed.
  7. Recurrence – You can change the frequency.
  8. Reminder Pop-up Date – if required, enter or amend the date when you want the reminder to appear.
  9. Competed Date – If applicated, mark the event or task as complete, enter a date in this box.
  10. Select which users the reminder should be displayed to – you can change which users see the reminder.
  11. Notes – if required you can add additional notes.
  12. To save you changes to the event or task and return to the calendar click OK.

Deleting an existing exist or task reminder

  1. From the navigation bar click Calendar.
  2. To delete an existing event or task, from the calendar, select the required item then from the Tasks pane, then click Delete Reminder. You cannot delete multiple items simultaneously.
  3. To delete the selected event or task and return to the calendar click Yes.

If you need help amending/deleting reminders or need any other help or advice with your payroll please contact us


Recurring entries

Recurring entries are a great way to save time.  Simply create multiple payments, receipts, Customer or Supplier Payments on Accounts or journals that happen on a regular basis such as direct debits and standing orders.  They can be processed all together each month and you can even set up reminders.

Create a new recurring entry

  1. Click Bank accounts, click Recurring items then click Add.
  2. In the Transaction type drop-down, choose the type of transaction you want, you can create the following transaction types
  • Bank, Cash, Credit Card Payment – BP, CP, VP.
  • Bank, Cash, Credit Card Receipt – BR, CR, VR.
  • Bank, Cash, Credit Card Transfer – JD, JC.
  • Customer Payment on Account – SA.
  • Journal Debit – JD – This must be posted with a balancing JC.
  • Journal Credit – JC – This must be posted with a balancing JD.
  • Supplier Payment on Account – PA.
  1. Enter the transaction details as required into each section. For help with each section you can click F1.
  2. To save the entry. Click OK.

Tip: there is a new Calculate net box at the bottom of the screen now which shows when you are setting up payments or receipts, so if you only have the Gross amount you can enter the amount, in the Net box, click Calculate net and the net will be calculated.

Tip: to set a reminder that Recurring items are due, click Settings, then Company Preferences then Parameters.  Ensure the No Recurring entries at startup check box is clear.  Now when you log into the program if any recurring entries are due a reminder will appear.

Process recurring entries

  1. Click Bank accounts click Recurring items then click Process.
  2. If required you, you can change the Show Due Entries Up To date and amend any transaction dates values and tax codes as required.
  3. Click Post.

Once posted any transaction can be amended, deleted as normal.

Suspending/editing recurring entries

You can amend any item of information except the transaction type, start date, and posting frequency once a recurring entry has started to be processed.

To edit/ suspend a recurring entry

  1. Click Bank accounts then click Recurring items.
  2. Click the recurring entry you want to edit/suspend, then click Edit.
  3. You can edit any piece of information you need to, to suspend a recurring item, select the Suspend Posting? check box.
  4. Click OK then click Close.

If you would like help with setting up, processing, editing or suspending recurring entries or need any other help with your Sage Accounts please contact us

Sage 50 Accounts V29.0 has been released, with many new and improved features such as:

  • Quick Search – this has been extended into individual fields. This makes it easier to find existing records when entering data, for example you can find a customer record using a contact name.  Quick search has been added to the Project and Departments modules.
  • Product record – Product description had doubled to 120 characters.
  • Record analysis fields – have increased from 3 to 6.
  • Email fields – you can now associate up to 6 emails addresses with a customer or supplier record.
  • Batch entry – New “Gross” column added to batch entry window to show total net + VAT Value. This is a row by row read only value.
  • Recurring items – A “Calc net” button had been added to recurring items to aid quick net calculations.


If you would any more information on the new Sage 50 Accounts v29.0 and how it can help your business or need help installing it or if you would like to purchase an upgrade or need any other help or anything else please contact us

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