Sage 50 Accounts Plus Accounting software

Detailed information about Sage 50 Accounts Plus

Sage 50 Accounts Plus is an advanced level of accounts software yet remains simple to set up and use. It's ideal for small and growing businesses with 5 – 99 employees. Award-winning support packages will provide ongoing assistance on a range of topics.

You can also manage your business, customers and suppliers wherever and whenever you have an internet connection with Sage Drive.

Try or buy Sage 50 Accounts Plus today

  • Award-winning support included
  • Flexible subscription plans to pay monthly, annually or multi-year subscriptions
  • Add up to 2 users & multiple companies

From £50+VAT per month


Getting started

  • Customise the software to fit your business.
  • Jargon-free language making it easy to understand.
  • Simple network setup for multi-user versions.
  • Online help centre with articles and video guides.
  • Learn in practice mode or use demonstration data.
  • 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.
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Manage your finances

  • Keep track of money going in and out of your business.
  • Easily produce 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.
  • 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).
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Manage your stock

  • Dashboard for overview of best and worst performing products as well as stock levels and value.
  • Store all important stock information in one place including product codes, descriptions, categories and prices.
  • Check stock levels whilst raising invoices.
  • Stock levels automatically update when invoices are posted.
  • Keep records up to date with the stock take feature.
  • A variety of reports allow you to view product performance, profitability and stock levels as well as helping you identify your best and worst performers.
  • Greater stock control with the Bill of Materials feature.
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Manage your customers

  • Automated dashboard to see where your money is, what’s outstanding, aged debt and tasks for the day.
  • Create professional quotations and invoices.
  • Send invoices and statements by email.
  • Add Pay Now buttons to email invoices, statements and debt chase letters.
  • See how much profit you’ll make on each quote or invoice before you commit.
  • Store all customer information in one place, including addresses, contacts and bank details.
  • Easily access customer activity.
  • See who owes you money and when the payment is 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.
  • A variety of reports to analyse customer activity, debt and help identify your best customers.
  • Quickly and easily search customer records with our intelligent search feature.
  • Store multiple delivery addresses in customer records.
  • Create discounted pricelists to apply to one or more customers.
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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.
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Make payments straight from your software

  • With Sage Payments* you don't have to manually re-enter details into your bank or export and re-import payment files.
  • Manage your supplier payments from one place.
  • Get complete control over your outgoings.
  • Receive updates about the progress of your payments in real time.

*Sage Payments is provided by Sage Payments (UK) Ltd which is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (Register Reference: 900180) for the issuing of electronic money.

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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 to and when payment is due.
  • Easy access to account activity and communications.
  • Record all communications in one place.
  • Store all 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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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.
  • Specific 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).
  • Customisable dashboards  give you an at-a-glance overview of finances, customers, suppliers and stock.
  • Check data for errors and keep data safe by regularly using back-up manager.
  • Manage users and restrict access to different areas of the program.
  • A wide selection of advanced reports to analyse your business.
  • 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.
  • Integrates with Sage 50 Payroll.
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Cloud working with Sage Drive

  • Integrates with Sage 50 Accounts and enables your data to be stored in the cloud.
  • All the dependability of desktop software with the additional benefits of online sharing.
  • Users can access and work on your accounts in real time from anywhere with an internet connection with the Connected User feature (additional cost applies).
  • Give your accountant real time access to your accounts from anywhere in the world.
  • Multiple users can work in your accounts software at the same time and view changes made in real time.
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Sage e-Banking

  • Gain a new level of control for your business to help control your cash flow
  • Reconcile your accounts quickly and easily with online bank reconciliation
  • Make accurate payments direct from your accounts software.
  • No need to write out cheques and post them; BACS payments are cleared in three days.
  • Save money by processing payments electronically.
  • Have confidence that you’re payments are sent securely as there’s no need to store cash in the office.
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Bank Feeds powered by Yodlee

  • Quick and securely import your transactions.
  • Automatically match your accounts and banking and simply confirm it sis all correct.
  • Flexible matching means you can decide how to reconcile your accounts.
  • Spend less time on tedious manual data entry and processing.
  • Quickly and easily get a view of your current cash position.
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Technical requirements

Minimum Hardware

  • IBM® compatible computer with 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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Easy payment plans

  • Spread the cost to help manage your cash flow with our pay monthly, or pre-paid 12 or 24-month subscription plans.
  • Award-winning support is included - choose from Online Support and Phone Support plans.
  • With our subscription plans you can rest assured you’re always up-to-date with legislation and the latest product features.
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