When an increasing number of Finance Professionals is turning into invoice processing automation and digital record keeping, it is important that these professionals have present that HMRC does not specify any rules on how they must keep records.
According to HMRC, documents can be kept on paper, digitally or as part of a software program. The important thing is that records are kept accurate, complete and readable, otherwise HMRC can charge penalties, so make sure you store your documents in a digital format and well organized making sure that you can have easy access to them.
Sage 50 Accounts, Sage 200 Business Suite and Sage 200 Extra Online users can keep all their documents properly stored and organized with the Sage Developer solution, PaperLess software, a powerful document management solution with build-in OCR that integrates seamlessly with both Sage 50 Accounts, Sage 200 Business Suite and Sage 200 Extra Online allowing accountants and finance professionals to easily manage all accounting and non-accounting documents having them directly linked to transactions in Sage.
Besides being a Sage Developer, PaperLess is also listed on HRMC Record Keeping Software Providers List, which presents to users a number of software suppliers that have produced simple record keeping applications to help accounting professionals manage their documents and, in the case of PaperLess software, to have those documents directly linked to transactions in Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 200 Business Suite.
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