SEPA: Unravelling huge complexity

Sage argues its long-standing synergy with the small firm community makes it a perfect partner on the road to Sepa, writes Ian Campbell

24th November, 2013

At its most basic level, Sepa is about businesses swapping out account numbers and sorting codes for BICs and IBANS, but there is an inevitable level of complexity, warned Simon Bell, commercial manager of Sage Ireland. ''Accounting and payroll systems are all different because they are designed for purpose, so it's hard for one translation to work across the board,'' he said. ''And it might seem like a small change, but it's quite fundamental when...

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