When you create a new company or use one of the company templates provided, your Sage 50 Accounting company records need to be brought up to date with your company's historical financial information. Historical information includes account balances, vendor and customer invoice and payment information, employee year-to-date earnings, deductions, and expenses, and the quantity and value of inventory on hand.

History mode iconA History symbol beside an icon indicates that you can enter historical transactions in the record.

Until you finish entering history, you can continue to change the account balances or other information you entered.

After you have created your records, recorded their historical information, and set up the linked accounts for the modules you plan to use, select Finish Entering History from the History menu. You must select the Finish Entering History command in order to advance your company into a new fiscal year.