Sage 50 Accounts Plus

Next level accounting software for day-to-day financial management, with stock management features and intuitive project costing tools, its ideal for growing businesses

In-depth information about Sage 50 Accounts Plus

Sage 50 Accounts Plus gives you the help you need to manage your finances, stock, customers and suppliers.

  • Get up and running

    • Easy to set up and use
    • Easy to customise to fit your business
    • Jargon-free language that's easy to understand
    • Simple network setup for multi-user versions
    • 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
    • Set up an unlimited amount of companies
    • Register and activate your software online
  • Manage your finances

    • Share information electronically with your accountant
    • 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: 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
    • Support for Annual Return of Trading Details (Ireland)
    • Manage prepayments and accruals
    • Automatically reverse journal entries
    • Manage multiple currencies with the Foreign Trader module (additional charge applies)
  • Manage your stock

    • Handy dashboard for at a glance overviews of your top and bottom performing products as well as stock levels and value
    • Store all your important stock information in one place including product codes, descriptions, categories and prices
    • Check your stock levels whilst raising invoices
    • Stock levels automatically update when invoices are posted
    • Keep your records up to date with the stock take feature
    • A variety of reports allows you to view your product performance, profitability, stock levels and helps you identify your top and bottom performers
    • Bill of materials
  • Manage your customers

    • Handy dashboard to see where your money is, what’s outstanding, aged debt and tasks for the day
    • Create professional quotations and invoices
    • Choose to send invoices and statements by email
    • Add pay now buttons to email invoices, statements and debt chase letters
    • See how much profit you will make on each quote or invoice before you commit
    • Store all your customer information in one place, including addresses, contacts and bank details
    • Easily access customer activity
    • See who owes you money and when it’s due
    • Record all your customer communications in one place
    • Apply flexible discounts to win business
    • Find customer contact details quickly and easily
    • Easily process customer refunds
    • Integrate with your web store
    • A variety of reports to analyse your customer activity, debt and to help you identify your best customers
    • Quickly and easily search your customer records with our intelligent search feature
    • Store multiple delivery addresses in your customer records
    • Create discounted pricelists to apply to one or more customers
  • 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.

  • Easily manage VAT

    • Built in VAT help centre
    • Automatically validate VAT returns with the VAT verifier
    • Prepare & reconcile VAT returns
    • Manage electronic VAT Submissions - Accredited by HMRC
    • Manage Flat Rate VAT and VAT Cash Accounting
    • EC Sales List management
  • Manage your suppliers

    • Handy dashboard gives you an overview of your 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 it's 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
  • Manage your business

    • Manage reports to suit the needs of your business
    • 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
    • Integrate with your Webstore (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
    • A wide selection of reports to analyse your business
    • Use the accountant link to easily exchange information with your accountant
    • Set up a Chart of Accounts that's suited to your business
    • Integrates with Microsoft® Excel, Word and Outlook, for further reporting or manipulation of data
    • Provide each user, or machine, with their own levels of access
  • Cloud working with Sage Drive

    • Will integrate with your Sage 50 Accounts and enable your data to be stored in the cloud.
    • All the dependability of desktop software with the additional benefits of online sharing.
    • With Connected Users* multiple users 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.

    *additional charges apply

  • Technical requirements

    Minimum hardware

    • An IBM® compatible computer with a 2GHz processor or higher; 2GB RAM (4GB for all PCs running a 64-bit operating system); 2GB free disk space;  Screen Resolution of 1024x768.
    • Network Users only: 1Gbps network (100 Mbps minimum).
    • An Internet connection with a 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® 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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Got questions?


I have three people that need to be in this program at all times. Is it suitable for me?

A Sage 50 Accounts and Accounts Plus allow for a maximum of two concurrent users - Sage 50 Professional allows up to 10.

Last updated: 16/12/2014