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Setup and post the nominal link for Sage Business Cloud Accounting

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How to set up and post the nominal link from Sage 50 Payroll into a CSV file, ready to import into Sage Business Cloud Accounting (SBCA).


From v29 of Sage 50 Payroll, you can easily post the nominal link into a file that's ready for you to import straight into SBCA.

This saves you time by ensuring a quick and accurate transfer of payroll values into SBCA.


Set up the nominal link to post to SBCA

First, you need to enter your nominal link settings.

  1. Click Company, then click Nominal Settings.
  2. Under the destination heading, click the Accounts Software or File drop-down and click Sage Business Cloud Accounting.
  3. From the Override by drop-down list, select Department or Cost Centre, as required.
  4. If required, select the Overrides may replace Department information with blanks check box.
  5. Click the P&L Analysis tab and enter the required nominal code in the Acc N/C column for each category.
  6. Click the BS Analysis tab and enter the required nominal code in the Acc N/C column for each category.
  7. Click OK.

Post the nominal link to a file for SBCA

  1. Click Payroll, then select the required employees.
  2. Click Nominal Link, then click Next.
  3. Click Next, then click Next again.
  4. If required enter a transaction reference, then click Next.
  5. If required, click Print, or click Send To Excel.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. Browse to the location to save the file,
  8. Enter a filename, then click the Save as type dropdown and select CSV files (*.csv) and click Save.
     NOTE: SBCA can only import your nominal file if it's saved as a CSV file. 
  9. Click OK.

You've now exported your file, and you can import it into SBCA using the import journals function.