Support Newsletter – February 2023 – Sage 200

Welcome to the February edition of the CIM Support newsletter.

HMRC are making changes to their Password Complexity

If you are using Sage 200 Summer 2019 or lower (Sage 200 2016) you may need to download a standalone installer for MTD. This is due to HMRC making changes to their password complexity and the new installer will be required the next time you change your government gateway login. 

Please contact if you require the standalone installer.

To check the version of Sage 200 you are running please click here

Can I post into the new Financial Year before I run Year End?

We are often asked this question on the support desk and the short answer is no.  This is because Sage 200 uses accounting periods to help control how you report on your company’s financial position.  Transactions posted into a future account period don’t post to your nominal accounts, but are held as Deferred until the accounting period is opened.
Deferred transactions post to your customer, supplier and bank accounts, but are not included in the balance of your nominal accounts.  This means you can keep up to date with current invoices while you finalise your year end accounts.
When you open the relevant period, the deferred transactions post to the nominal account.
To open accounting periods in a new year, you must first run your Year End.

Report of the Month

Top Supplier Turnover Last 2 Financial Years

This report is sorted by overall turnover with values taken from the Purchase Ledger Analysis Value fields within the supplier record.
Please click here for an example of this report.
If you would like this added to your Sage200 software please let us know.

CIM Challenge

What a great start to our CIM Challenge 2023! 

Incredible!  Amazing!  Inspiring!  What a team! 

We have been out walking in temperatures ranging from -7° to 13°.

Our CIM Challenge for 2023 is to walk 11,072 miles, that’s the equivalent of walking the coastline of mainland Britain.  Whilst we won’t actually be walking the coastline, we will be updating you each month with how many miles we have walked collectively as a company. 

This month, we have walked 1049.3 miles, exceeding our target of 851.6 miles by a whopping 197.7 miles.

To find out about the charity we are supporting, hear about our group walk and perhaps even donate to a fantastic cause please click on the link below.

CIM Software is fundraising for Alfie’s Wish (

We hope these guides/articles will be of assistance, however, if you wish to discuss these further, please contact the support team by clicking the button at the bottom of this newsletter.

With Financial Year End fast approaching, did you know that the CIM Support Desk can assist with a back-up of your live data and create a new company (if required) free of charge? 

If you would like to take advantage of this, all we ask is that we are given a minimum of two working days’ notice to schedule it in. 

Please note this only applies to one data set, multiple data sets would be chargeable and have a longer lead time.

Previous Newsletters

Support Newsletter – December 2023 – Sage 200

Support Newsletter – December 2023 – Cim50 & Sage 50 Accounts

Support Newsletter – November 2023 – Sage 200

Support Newsletter – November 2023 – Cim50 & Sage 50 Accounts

Support Newsletter – October 2023 – Sage 200

Support Newsletter – October 2023 – Cim50 & Sage 50 Accounts

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