Sage 50 Accounts

Understand and take control of your day-to-day finances with Sage 50 Accounts. Designed for established small to medium sized businesses, Sage 50 Accounts helps you manage your accounts with ease, makes light work of managing your VAT, and frees up more of your time to run your business.

In-depth information about Sage 50 Accounts

Find out more about what the software can do for your business.

  • Get up and running

    • Easy to set up and use
    • Simple network setup for multi user version
    • Easy to customise to fit your business
    • Jargon-free language that's easy to understand
    • View video demonstrations
    • 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
  • Manage your business

    • Manage 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
    • 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
  • 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
    • View your stock levels when creating 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
  • 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
  • Technical requirements


    • 2GHz processor or equivalent
    • 2GB RAM
    • 2GB of free disk space (additional space is required for data files)
    • Network users only: 1Gbps network (100 Mbps minimum)

    Supported Operating Systems

    • All 32 or 64-bit variants of Microsoft® Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003 or Server 2008.

    Other requirements

    • Integrates with Microsoft Office® 2003, 2007 and 2010 (32-bit edition)
    • Internet Explorer v7 or higher
    • An Internet connection
    • Screen Resolution of 1024x768
    • Anti-Virus software should be configured to exclude Sage files from its scanning routines

    Note: Please ensure all the latest Microsoft Updates are installed.

  • VAT made easy

    • 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
    • ECSL management
  • 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
    • Manage multiple currencies with the Foreign Trader module (additional charge applies)
  • 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
  • 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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Got questions?


I am currently using another program. Can I transfer my information into Sage 50 Accounts?

A Yes, you can import information from another program via Excel. What's more, as a new customer you'll get 45 days free telephone support, so experts will be on hand to help you with the process.