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Sage has launched its new Instant Accounts range, offering feature-rich yet easy to use accounting software solutions for small businesses. Sage Instant Accounts and Instant Accounts Plus offer a host of new features including e-banking and multi-user facilities.

Sage Instant Accounts
Sage Instant Accounts includes all basic ledgers, invoicing, streamlined anking facilities, a set of useful financial and management reports and VAT
management. Users of Instant Accounts can now harness the power of the Internet by taking advantage of its e-banking facility. This allows businesses to make electronic payments and request statements for reconciliation whenever they are required.

Other new and improved features include:
- ActiveSearch option which speeds up data entry
- Revised invoicing - a single screen creates invoices and credits to
save time
- Revised 'Getting it Right First Time' guide - ideal for first-time
users of accounting software
- Euro calculator


- Month End/Year End checklists - the user is guided to each task required saving time and keeping you on track Sage Instant Accounts retails at £129 inc VAT.

Sage Instant Accounts Plus
A new addition to the Sage Instant range, Sage Instant Accounts Plus is aimed at small businesses who need an accounting software solution with a richer feature set. It has all the features of Sage Instant Accounts with the added benefit of being multi-user ready to a maximum of two users, - this can be achieved by purchasing a two-user version up-front or adding a second copy of the software later. Additional enhancements include:

- Advanced Credit Control
- Handles customer discounts
- Basic stock management
- Links to Sage WebTrader, giving users a completely integrated ebusiness solution
- Ability to create custom reports with the Report Designer Wizard
- Full integration with Microsoft Office

Sage Instant Accounts Plus (Single User) retails at £249 inc VAT.

Commenting on the launch, Andrew Buckley, marketing director for Sage's new business division said, "We believe that the new Instant Accounts range gives small businesses more choice and flexibility depending on the size and nature of their business, when choosing an accounting software solution. Also, users of Instant Accounts who outgrow their software now have an easy and affordable upgrade in Instant Accounts Plus."


Also available in the range:
Sage Instant Payroll (£99inc VAT)
Sage Instant Financial Suite - includes Sage Instant Accounts and Instant
Payroll (£179 inc VAT)