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Test a posting to Sage 50
Test a posting to Sage 50

Follow these steps to test the Sage 50 connector set-up by posting expenses to Sage 50.

Written by Jack
Updated over a week ago

Complete a controlled test by posting 2 - 5 expenses from the Finance area to Sage 50. We recommend test posting a reimbursable and company card purchase method expense and a mileage type of expense. 

If you have any billable expenses, mark them as Billed separately before completing the test posting from the Reconcilable or Reimbursable sections in Approved. Billed expenses must always be exported to a CSV file ready for you to bill on to a third party.

Part One 

1. When you are ready to post the Approved expenses, navigate to the Approved section and click in the relevant section for the type of expenses you wish to post.

2. Select the expenses for posting by selecting them individually or by ticking the Select All checkbox.

Please note: System filters are available to help you find the expenses needed.

3. Click the Export dropdown button and choose either Export All or Export Selected.

4. Click on the Sage 50 option in the Export Expenses box. 

Please note: All expenses will be moved to the Completed section in the Finance area once the posting has been started. If any expenses are not moved, please check the billable section and complete manually. 

5. Click the button Export.

6. Click the Export History link in the posting total message box to view the Pending posting status.

6. Check the expenses in a pending state on the Postings tab in Export History in the Imports and Export section.

Please note: Pending postings can be cancelled from the Export History section. Postings can only be cancelled if all of the transactions in that posting are of pending status.

  • Click on the Pending posting line.

  • Check all transactions are in a pending state.

  • Click the Cancel Posting button.

Once cancelled, make any mapping configuration changes required and retry postings by clicking on the Retry Failed Records button, found in place of the Cancel Posting button.

If expense transaction data needs changing do not use the Retry Failed Records button. You will need to move the completed expense data back to the Approved section to make the edit to the completed expense, once the changes are made export and process the expenses as a new posting.

Part two

1. Ensure you are logged out of Sage 50, and then double click to open the ExpenseIn Integration Connector for Sage 50 from your desktop.

2. Click Post Expenses and wait for the expense data to be processed.

3. Close the connector by clicking the X, found top-right, and check for the successful postings in Sage 50. The Finance user processing the posting will receive a confirmation of the posting summary details.

4. In the ExpenseIn web portal, Refresh the Postings and you will see the green Completed status.

  • Transaction Reference is the reference shown in your accounting package. For example, if posting as a purchase invoice, this will be the invoice reference. If posting as a bank payment, this will be the payment reference.

Click on the posting line to expand this and see further posting details.

If your test posting failed for any reason this will be identified with a red Failed status, and a more detailed error message can be viewed after expanding the posting line.

If you have any queries regarding posting expenses to Sage 50 please contact us via Live Chat or by emailing

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