Detailed information about Sage 50 Accounts

Sage 50 Accounts is the market-leading accounts software that puts you in complete control of your business.

From invoicing customers and paying suppliers, to dealing with every aspect of your VAT and accounts, it helps you manage all the different areas of your business to stay in control and drive business success.

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  • Award-winning support packages
  • Range of payment options
  • Add up to 2 users & multiple companies

From €35+VAT per month


Getting started

  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Simple network setup for multi-user version.
  • Customise to fit your business.
  • Jargon-free language that's easy to understand.
  • Online help centre with articles and video guides.
  • Learn in practice mode or demonstration data.
  • Easily correct mistakes.
  • Automatic software updates.
  • RSS feeds to keep you up to date with software updates and news.
  • Support for up to an unlimited amount of companies.
  • Register and activate your software online.
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Manage your business

  • Choose from a wide selection of reports to suit the needs of your business.
  • Easily customise your reports.
  • Customise the way you view your software.
  • Keep track of your products and services.
  • Barcode Generation to control your stock.
  • Manage your time with the integrated diary.
  • Support for charities and non-profit organisations.
  • Integrate with your online store (using Sage Pay).
  • Set up an unlimited amount of companies (multi-company license required).
  • Dashboards offer an at a glance overview of your finances, customers, suppliers and stock.
  • Check your data for errors and keep your data safe by regularly using our backup feature.
  • Manage your users and restrict access to different areas of the program.
  • Set up a Chart of Accounts that’s suited to your business.
  • Integrates with Sage 50 Payroll.
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Manage your finances

  • Share information in real time with your accountant via Sage Drive.
  • Keep track of money going in and out of your business.
  • See Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet Reports.
  • Control budgets from key areas of your business.
  • Bank reconciliation for up to date figures.
  • Easily correct mistakes.
  • Set up recurring transactions.
  • Manage multiple payment methods including cash, cheque, card, direct debits and discounts.
  • Process your Year End and Month End easily with step by step guides to help you along the way.
  • Forecast your cash flow.
  • Use the lock date feature to prevent users from posting transactions before a set date.
  • Manage multiple currencies with the Foreign Trader module (additional charge applies).
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Cloud working with Sage Drive

  • Will integrate with your Sage 50 Accounts and enable data to be stored in the cloud.
  • All the dependability of desktop software with the additional benefits of online sharing.
  • With Connected Users (additional charge applies), multiple people can access your accounts from various locations.
  • With Sage Drive your accountant has instant access to your accounts from anywhere in the world.
  • You control what users see and have editing rights to.
  • Multiple users can work in your accounts software at the same time and see any changes made in real time.
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Simple VAT

  • Built in VAT help centre.
  • Automatically validate VAT returns with the VAT verifier.
  • Prepare & reconcile VAT returns.
  • Manage electronic VAT submissions.
  • Manage Flat Rate VAT and VAT Cash Accounting.
  • ECSL management.
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Manage your suppliers

  • Dashboard overview of supplier cash allocation, what's outstanding, who you owe money to and tasks for the day.
  • Record purchase invoices in batches.
  • See who you owe money and when each payment is due.
  • Easy access to account activity and communications.
  • Record all your communications in one place.
  • Store all your supplier information in one place such as addresses, contacts and credit information.
  • Process supplier refunds.
  • Use a variety of reports to analyse your supplier debt, activity and performance.
  • Quickly and easily search your customer records with our intelligent search feature.
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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 and 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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Bank Feeds powered by Yodlee

  • Get a real-time view of your cash position at a glance.
  • Reduces the amount of tedious manual processing.
  • Match payments and receipts quickly and easily.
  • Discard personal transactions.
  • Spend less time on time-consuming data entry.
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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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Easy payment plans

  • Pay monthly, or pre-pay annual and multi-year subscriptions to help you spread the cost to manage your cash flow.
  • Choose from our award-winning support options, including online and telephone support.
  • With a subscription plan you can rest assured you’re always up to date with legislation and the latest product features.
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Technical Requirements

Minimum Hardware

  • IBM® compatible computer with a 2GHz processor or higher; 2GB RAM (4GB for PCs running a 64-bit operating system); 2GB free disk space; screen resolution of 1024x768.
  • Network Users only: 1Gbps network (100 Mbps minimum).
  • Internet connection with minimum download speed of 2Mbps. An up to date version of Internet Explorer

Supported Operating Systems

  • All 32 or 64-bit variants of Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012.
  • Note: Please ensure all the latest Microsoft Updates are installed.
  • Note: Not compatible with Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.
  • Works with Microsoft Office 2013 and 2010 (32-bit editions) or 2007 and 2003.
  • Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Important Licence Agreement

Use of this product is covered by a licence agreement which is available in the software.

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