Welcome to Century Software Limited
We’re an award winning Sage Business Partner with offices in the heart of the West Midlands, serving customers throughout the UK. We specialise in tailoring your solutions to fit your business processes.
From essential Accounting to full Commercial Ordering and Stock Management, Manufacturing Solutions, Payroll & HR, Credit Chasing and Document Management.
We place particular emphasis on comprehensive training led by our experienced tutors, which we regard as prerequisite to a successful implementation.
As experienced developers we can tailor your solution to fit your requirements exactly. Integrate with your other software packages, customise screens and workflows.
Available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Expert Remote Assistance, Telephone and Email Support. We aim to get back to you on the majority of queries within one hour.
From initial enquiry and face to face consultations we will get to know you, your business and your staff to learn how you work, and your specific business processes and requirements.
From then on you’re within safe hands as we professionally manage your project and program any bespoke customisations to your software, migrate your existing data from your previous system into your new solution, provide expert tutor-lead training for your staff at your premises, be with you through ‘Go Live’ implementation, and provide an excellent technical support experience once you’re up and running.
Quite simply, we want to go above and beyond to deliver a phenomenal service.
Sage 200 cloud
Sage 200 is ideally suited for small to medium sized businesses with a turnover of around £1m-£50m and brings together financial and commercial management, customer relationship management and business intelligence software all in one end to end solution allowing you to share data easily throughout your business.
2019 Summer Update
The 2019 Summer Update is available now, including bank reconciliation improvements, the ability to scan and attach more eletronic document types, new reverse charge VAT for the CIS and all additions from the previous seasonal updates.
Find Us Here
Brook House, Brook Street Business Centre
Tel: 0121 557 2300
St Peters House
Tel: 01675 430128
Telephone: 01675 430 128 | 0121 557 2300
General Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on the Prime Ministers sobering speech last night. We are as a business and individually doing all we can to limit the spread of the virus. This is a challenging time for all businesses, and I and my team would like to say a huge “thank you” to our clients. Some of you have been with us for with us for the last 18 years and others at the beginning of what we hope will be a long working relationship – either way I want you know that we are here for you. In terms of our support, we are continuing to work in a “business as usual” stance, although our staff are working diligently to keep up with the demand of support calls, as businesses make the move to home working. We have managed to transition many clients through this process. We have now completely deployed our home working strategy for the last 12 months, which allows us to manage your support calls and enquiries with no interruption. Outside of our normal working relationship however, I would like to extend an offer to get in touch with me at any time, day or night. My email is email@example.com and my mobile number is 07773 287063. In these uncertain times we aim to stick together, communication will be key to getting through this. We’ll keep doing all we can to support our customers over the coming weeks and months with any advice and guidance we can, so please feel free to reach out if you think we can help. Keep healthy and I hope this situation is resolved by everyone doing what they can to limit the effect of this disease on our business and lives. Kind Regards, James Dignan Managing Director
As the advice regarding the containment and delay phases for the Coronavirus continues to develop daily, Century Software would like to assure all customers and partners of the continuity of our service. Due to the cloud-based nature of our key systems, our staff will be able to work from home if required. This means that there should be no disruption to the availability of support, account management or general customer service. In the event that our entire workforce needs to work remotely we will operate as follows: Our phone system is cloud-based and all staff working remotely will be accessible via the standard phone numbers, 01675 430 128 and 0121 557 2300. The support team use FreshDesk, TeamViewer and LogMeIn Rescue for their Help Desk systems which are accessible by all of our team remotely. You can contact us via phone or on our usual support email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our collaboration tools for communication and file sharing run on cloud platforms which will allow us to offer a seamless content sharing solution both internally and for our customers and partners. Best Regards, Century Software Ltd
UPDATE 10/09/2019: The government has agreed to delay the implementation of domestic reverse charge VAT for construction services by a year, until October 2020. See more. As of October 2020 (new extended date) those working in the UK’s construction industry might have to handle and pay VAT in a different way following the introduction of the new VAT reverse charge system for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). For supplies of certain specified construction services, the customer will be liable to account to HMRC for the VAT for these purchases instead of the supplier. The reverse charge will include goods, where those goods are supplied with the specified services. Affected Sage 200 customers are able to contact us now to book their upgrade to Sage 200 2019 Summer Enhancements to be ready well in advance, or be mindful that Sage 200 is updated seasonally four times per year and to get in touch well before 1st Oct 2020 to upgrade to the latest version available at the time. Notes: For full compliance with the CIS, you will need to use a third-party CIS module for Sage 200c. CIS is only applicable for companies in the UK, and not Ireland.
The latest seasonal Sage 200cloud update is available now. Sage 200cloud is now refreshed with new functionality four times per year with new features as voted for by you. Here are Sage's change notes for this release. Do of course feel free to Contact Us if you'd like further information or if you are looking to book your upgrade - most of the time we can update you remotely with minimal downtime. Bank reconciliation improvements Following feedback we received from you, we are pleased to announce these improvements for bank reconciliation: If you don't want to reconcile the full amount of the transaction, you can part reconcile the transaction by entering the Amount to Reconcile for the transaction, before you match it.The remaining amount of the transaction can be reconciled the next time you do your bank reconciliation.The transaction will be marked with a status of Part, to indicate it has been part reconciled. You can now see the URN of a transaction when you reconcile or unreconcile. Scan and attach documents for sales invoices and credit notes, and goods or services received Now you can attach files and scanned documents when you view sales invoices and credit notes, confirm receipt of goods or services received (GRNs), and view the delivery history of a purchase order or return. When you use the Customer Transaction Enquiry, select a sales invoice or credit note, then select Attached Documents. When you use the Nominal Transaction Enquiry, view the transaction detail for a sales invoice or credit note, then select Attached Documents. When you Confirm Goods Received and Confirm Service / Text Items Received, select the Attach Documents check box before you select Save. When you view the Delivery history for purchase orders and returns, select Despatches or Deliveries , then select Attached Documents. Reverse charge VAT for the CIS As of October 2019, those working in the UK's construction industry might have to handle and pay VAT in a different way following the introduction of the new VAT reverse charge system for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). For supplies of certain specified construction services, the customer will be liable to account to HMRC for the VAT for these purchases instead of the supplier. The reverse charge will include goods, where those goods are supplied with the specified services. Note: For full compliance with the CIS, you will need to use a third-party CIS module for Sage 200c. Note: CIS is only applicable for companies in the UK, and not Ireland. See CIS reverse charge - common questions. To set up your reverse charge VAT rates for the CIS, see Reverse charge VAT rates for the CIS (UK only). Flow - Email notifications for purchase requisitions and supplier bank details You can now send email notifications by using these new Microsoft flows that we've provided. Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based service that makes it practical and simple for people to build workflows that automate business tasks and processes across applications and services. To use this feature, you'll need to use Microsoft Flow with an Office 365 subscription. The purchase requisitions flow automatically sends emails to people to notify them during the authorisation process. Authorisers will receive email notifications when they have new purchase requisitions that require authorisation. The person who submitted the purchase requisition will receive an email notification when it is authorised or rejected. The supplier bank details flow automatically sends emails to people to notify them of any changes to the bank details for supplier accounts. The emails are sent to everyone that has user access to the Audit Log, so that they can check the changes in the log. Other improvements You can now set your EORI number in company details. This is required by UK companies trading in the EU, and Irish companies trading outside the EU. Open: Accounting System Manager > Settings > Company Details. You can now set the Country of Origin for a stock item when using a UK company. This feature was previously only available for Irish companies. Open: Stock Control > Stock Records > Amend Stock Item Details and select the Analysis tab. If you can't open a feature because other people are using a related feature, such as changing settings, you can now see a list of who is preventing access. Based on your feedback, you can now show the default contact's email address on the Customers List and Suppliers List.To add the column, right-click inside the list, then select Columns > Contact Email. We've changed the calculations for the totals on invoices and orders when notional VAT rates are used. See Notional VAT effects on order and invoice totals. If it has been a while since your last upgrade, don't forget you also receive all enhancements in the previous updates. You can see them all on our main Sage 200 hub here.
Sage 200 cloud Professional 2019 Spring Update Now compatible with Windows Server 2019 - to allow use on the latest Microsoft Server operating system for longer future proofing. Export and update nominal accounts, customers, suppliers and stock items - You can now export and update information for nominal accounts, customer and supplier accounts, and stock items. This makes updating the information easier if you need to make a lot of changes. The information is exported to a file in the same format used for an import. This means you can export information and make changes to it using an external tool (such as Excel), and then import your updated information back into Sage 200c. Power BI - Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that work together to turn your data into immersive and interactive insights. Power BI lets you easily connect to your data sources, discover what's important, and share that with anyone you want. You can connect Power BI to Sage 200c to analyse your company data. Sage 200c includes some example reports to get you started, but you can also build your own reports to share with other people inside your organisation. Control access to supplier bank details - You can control who can view and amend supplier bank details by setting access to the feature Bank Details. This feature allows you to show or hide the Bank tab for all supplier accounts. Open or close all modules in an accounting period - You can now open or close an accounting period for all modules at once, rather than having to open them individually. Save remittances to cloud document storage - You can now save supplier remittances to cloud document storage, so that you can view or print them at a later date. If it's been a while since you've upgraded, you'll also receive all previous seasonal updates. Sage 200 is now updated 4 times a year and it's easier, quicker and cheaper than ever to upgrade your version once you're on Sage 200c. You can see more information on our Sage 200c page.
If Century have already upgraded your Sage 200 software to a Making Tax Digital (MTD) compliant version (Sage 200 2018 Spring, 2018 Summer, 2018 Winter or 2019 Spring), please read through and follow the steps below to ensure you are all set up ready for MTD submissions from April 2019. Part 1: Set up Sage 200c to submit VAT Returns to HMRC Part 2: Activate MTD Part 3: Submit your VAT Return to HMRC using MTD Q: How do I combine VAT figures from multiple Sage 200 companies and submit as one company, or group? Q: My base currency is not Pounds Sterling. Can I still submit MTD returns through Sage 200? Part 1: Set up Sage 200c to submit VAT Returns to HMRC Before you start Your base currency must be set to Pound Sterling. To check this, open Accounting System Manager > Settings > Currencies and Exchange Rates. You must be enrolled with the HMRC and have a HMRC user ID and password. (Optional) To pay using e-Banking, you must have installed the Sage 200c e-Banking component and configured e-Banking for the bank account that you will pay your VAT from. (Optional) To pay using Sage Payments, you must have had your application accepted for a Sage Payments account, and finished setting up your account. Set up VAT submissions Enter the VAT registration details for your company. Open: Accounting System Manager > Settings > Company Details. Enter your VAT registration number. Make sure your country code is set to GB - Great Britain. Enable online VAT submissions in the Nominal Ledger Settings: Open: Nominal Ledger > Utilities > Ledger Set Up > Ledger Settings | VAT Submissions tab. Select Enable online VAT submissions. Enter the contact details. You must enter a valid email address or the submission will fail. (Optional) Set up Online VAT payments if you will pay HMRC online (not via Direct Debit). You can do this directly from Sage 200c using either: The Sage e-Banking service. A Sage Payments account. Set up online VAT payments for e-Banking Select Enable online VAT payments (UK only). The bank details for the HMRC are entered automatically. Do not change these unless you have received notification from HMRC. Select the Default bank account for payments to pay the VAT from. The VAT payment defaults to this bank account. Choose the Nominal VAT liability account to post the VAT payment to. Part 2: Activate MTD Please do not follow this step and activate MTD before you are ready to submit your first MTD VAT return to HMRC. HMRC will have advised you on the date that your business must start submitting MTD returns, so check with them if you are unsure. This step may require you to seek assistance from your IT department if you do not have access or are otherwise unable to follow the instructions. Alternatively, please give Century a call (01675 430 128 or 0121 557 2300) and our support team will dial in to assist you. For clients using the Sage 200 2018 Spring and 2018 Summer versions, you need to create a file on your computer which will instruct Sage to switch over to submitting VAT in the MTD format. If you are using the 2018 Winter or 2019 Spring versions you can skip this section, there is a tickbox instead in nominal settings to enable MTD. Download the UseOnlineVATPilot.zip file from here. Unzip the UseOnlineVATPilot.xml file. Open Start > Run, or an Explorer window, and copy/paste this location and press OK/Enter: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\ Create a new blank folder in here called Sage200 (no space). Drag your downloaded UseOnlineVATPilot.xml file into C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Sage200\ Edit the UseOnlineVATPilot.xml (right click, open with > Notepad) to point to the relevant company or companies (specify the company ID). This information can be found by logging in to Sage 200 System Administration and selecting the Companies option from the left hand menu. There is a column headed Company ID and each company listed will have its own ID. The UseOnlineVATPilot.xml file can be edited in Notepad, and should look something like this: In this example, the second line has been modified to enable MTD for company IDs 1 and 2. In Nominal Ledger Settings, tick the Enable online VAT Submissions box on the Vat Submissions tab, if required. Under this setting, it will now display Making Tax Digital: Pending. Once the first VAT return has been produced under MTD, this will change to Enabled. The customer will now be able to use the new HMRC gateway to submit their VAT returns. Part 3: Submit UK VAT Return Online Outcomes Your VAT Return is finalised for the VAT period. Your VAT Return is submitted online to HMRC. A copy of the VAT Return and the VAT transactions reports are printed. Before you begin you must have: Selected Enable Online VAT Submissions in the Nominal Ledger settings. Registered your company for online VAT services with the HMRC and have your company's HMRC user ID and Password. To submit your VAT Return online Open: Nominal Ledger > Period End Routines > VAT Analysis | Current Period Return. Check and make adjustments to your VAT Return if required. Click Produce VAT Return. Note: This is the final VAT Return for this period. You cannot make any changes to the VAT Return once you have selected Produce the VAT Return. All the transactions are marked as reconciled, and cannot be included in any subsequent returns. Click Yes to the confirmation message. The Online VAT Credentials window appears. Check your contact details are correct. You can change them here if necessary. You must complete all the boxes. This must also include a valid Email address (e.g. the address should contain an @ and end with .com, .co.uk). Enter your User ID and Password. Enter your password again in the Confirm Password This is your User ID and Password for HMRC Online Services. To submit your VAT Return to HMRC, click OK. Follow the steps in the Sage Internet Submissions If your submission is successful You will see a submission successful message. Click the link...
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