Access business services

Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 provides access to a variety of products and services for your company.

Services overview

Before you begin, make sure you have an active Internet connection.

  1. On the Company menu, point to Online Business Services and then click Services Overview.

  2. Follow the instructions on the Web page to research online services that are available to your company.

  3. When you are done, click Close Button image to return to Accounting 2008.

Sign up for payroll

If your company has employees, you have payroll responsibilities. Payroll costs include not only the employee's wages, but also Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax, National Insurance contributions (NICs) and any deductions for health plans, pension schemes, court orders and other employer-sponsored benefit plans. Payroll for Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 provides an easy, accurate and affordable alternative to calculating your payroll manually.

Before you begin, make sure you have an active Internet connection.

  1. On the Employees menu, point to Online Payroll Services and then click Sign Up for Payroll.

  2. Follow the instructions on the Web page to choose a subscription option.

  3. When you are done, click Finish Button image to return to Accounting 2008.

Buy cheques and forms

Accounting 2008 provides access to a Web site where you can buy preprinted and custom cheques and other supplies for your company.

If you are buying cheques, make sure you have your banking information, including the name of the financial institution, your bank account type and your account number.

Before you begin, make sure you have an active Internet connection.

  1. On the Company menu, point to Online Business Services and then click Buy Cheques and Forms.

  2. Follow the instructions on the Web page to buy preprinted and custom cheques and other supplies for your company.

  3. When you are done, click Close Button image to return to Accounting 2008.

Build a Web site

A Web site can increase your company's visibility and attract new customers for your products and services. Accounting 2008 provides access to software tools and consultants who can put your company on the Internet.

Before you begin, make sure you have an active Internet connection.

  1. On the Company menu, point to Online Business Services and then click Build a Web Site.

  2. Follow the instructions on the Web page to research products and services that are available to build a Web site for your company.

  3. When you are done, click Close Button image to return to Accounting 2008.

Send e-mail newsletters

An e-mail newsletter is a cost-effective way to keep in touch with your customers, suppliers, employees and other business contacts. Accounting 2008 provides access to tools that can help you create and distribute company newsletters by means of e-mail.

Before you begin, make sure you have an active Internet connection.

  1. On the Company menu, point to Online Business Services and then click Send E-Mail Newsletters.

  2. Follow the instructions on the Web page to research e-mail marketing products and services.

  3. When you are done, click Close Button image to return to Accounting 2008.

Access support services

If you have questions or problems working with Accounting 2008, you can subscribe to online support services.

Before you begin, make sure you have an active Internet connection.

  1. On the Company menu, point to Online Business Services and then click Support Services.

  2. Follow the instructions on the Web page to access software support services for Accounting 2008.

  3. When you are done, click Close Button image to return to Accounting 2008.

Make BACS payments

You can pay your suppliers, customers and employees electronically from within Accounting 2008 by subscribing to Albany e-Payment Service for Microsoft Office Accounting 2008.

Before you begin, make sure you have an active Internet connection.

  1. On the Company menu, point to Online Business Services and then click Make Payments Through e-Payment for Office Accounting.

  2. Follow the instructions on the Web page to access software support services for Accounting 2008.

  3. When you are done, click Close Button image to return to Accounting 2008.

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