Detailed information about Sage 50 Accounts Essentials

Try or buy Sage 50 Accounts Essentials

  • Pay by monthly direct debit
  • One user and one company included
  • Add Sage Cover support for an extra €15 per month

From €20+VAT per month


Getting started

  • Quick online registration and activation with minimal configuration.
  • New user interface and easy navigation.
  • Jargon-free language makes it easy to understand.
  • Practice data, support pages and video demos to help get you up and running.
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Easy payment plans

  • Pay monthly subscription helps you spread the cost to help manage your cash flow.
  • One user and one company licence included with the option to purchase an additional user.
  • Always up to date with legislation and the latest product features.
  • Includes Sage Drive and Sage 50 Accounts Tracker App.
  • Enhance your software with additional apps and modules such as Foreign Trader modules, Sage Pay and Sage Payments (additional cost applies).
  • Select our award-winning support plan and receive priority telephone and email support (additional cost applies).
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Take the hassle out of managing VAT

  • Save time by submitting returns in just three clicks, keeping records of your returns and submission receipts together.
  • Show me how gives you the confidence around entering and processing transactions correctly for your VAT Scheme.
  • VAT verifier ensures that your VAT return contains all the transactions for the VAT period you’re submitting.
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Anytime, anywhere access with Sage Drive

  • Access your accounts information from anywhere with an internet connection using Sage Drive.
  • Provide colleagues and your accountant with real-time, remote access to Sage 50 Accounts Essentials data via Sage Drive.
  • Use the Sage 50 Accounts Tracker smartphone app to access current information from your software, wherever you are.
  • One Connected User and one Connected Accountant come included with Sage 50 Accounts Essentials enabling you to work from anywhere with an internet connection, and your accountant not having to leave the office. For two connected users to work simultaneously, a two-user Sage 50 Accounts Essentials licence is required.
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Streamline your business

  • Keep detailed records of products and services.
  • Use dashboards for a quick snapshot of business performance.
  • Use the Report Designer to customise and tailor reports.
  • Create customisable quotes and invoices for a professional image.
  • Keep up to date with bank records with simple back reconciliation.
  • Store and find customer and supplier contact details quickly.
  • Save time by scheduling regular automatic back-ups.
  • Share information electronically with your accountant.
  • Track money going in and out of your business.
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Increase business productivity

  • Access your accounts information from anywhere with an internet connection using Sage Drive.
  • Provide colleagues and your accountant with real-time, remote access to Sage 50 Accounts Essentials data via Sage Drive.
  • Use the Sage 50 Accounts Tracker smartphone app to access current information from Sage 50 Accounts Essentials, wherever you are.
  • Allow one colleague and one accountant to connect via Sage Drive to access real time data and work on your accounts whilst out of the office, anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Integrate your accounts with Sage Pay (additional cost applies). Speed up your cash flow by taking payments through your website and accepting debit and credit card payments.
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Tailor your software & choose how you want to work

  • Set up Sage 50 Accounts Essentials with access rights to suit different roles in your business.
  • Configure the navigation and task tool bar for quick access to your most frequent tasks.
  • Hide inactive records from search lists to make it easier to find the customers, suppliers or products you’re looking for.
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Manage your stock

  • Use the stock wizard to easily calculate the value of stock.
  • Perform stock takes and automatically update stock levels ensuring you have enough stock to fulfil orders as you go.
  • Create invoices and quotes that automatically populate details of your products and services.
  • Keep detailed records of products and services you sell.
  • Easily remove products and services no longer sold from your stock list.
  • Record the cost and sales for each product.
  • Easily report on product profitability.
  • View stock levels when raising an invoice or order.
  • Be confident about stock levels at point of sale by importing stock take from Excel/CSV files.

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Trade with overseas customers*

  • Manage multiple currencies with the Foreign Trader module.
  • Deal with multi-currency sales, invoicing and exchange rates every day to make sure trading stays on track.
  • Sage Foreign Trader automatically calculates exchange rates, making it an essential partner for overseas activity.
  • Save time by consolidating foreign sales activity on one platform, with the ability to set up multiple bank accounts to manage different currencies you trade in.
  • Stay compliant with ROS, EC Sales List and Intrastat legislation for overseas trading.

*Additional cost applies

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Sage e-Banking

  • Sage e-Banking provides a whole new level of cash control for your business where your cash flow can be effectively managed.
  • Complete rapid online bank reconciliation with your accounts software.
  • Keep up to date accounts and have a more accurate cash flow control.
  • Make accurate electronic payments using your accounts software.
  • No need to write out cheques and post them: BACS payments are cleared in three days.
  • Save money. Processing payments electronically is nearly always cheaper than the cheque method.
  • Be secure. No need to have cash on premises, no lost or stolen cheques. Payments are cleared straight into your payee bank accounts at exactly the same time as the funds are drawn from yours with full traceability.

To access the Sage e-Banking downloads, visit the My Sage website.

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