Detailed information about Sage 50 Accounts Professional

Powerful software to keep you and your team at the heart of your finances, with additional tools to manage complex finances, track profitability and trade in foreign currencies. Connected apps offer all the dependability of desktop software with the additional benefits of online collaboration.

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  • Award-winning support included
  • A range of payment options
  • Add up to 20 users & unlimited companies

From £75+VAT per month


Easy setup

  • 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.
  • 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

  • Customise reports to suit your business.
  • Share information in real time  with your accountant through 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: 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.
  • Automatically create Intrastat returns.
  • Manage departmental budgets.
  • Deal in foreign currency.
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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.
  • 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 finances, customers, suppliers and stock.
  • Check data for errors and keep data safe by regularly using our backup feature.
  • A wide selection of 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.
  • Provide each user, or machine, with individual levels of access.
  • Integrates with Sage 50 Payroll.
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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

  • Sage Payments* could make your payment processes quicker and easier.
  • Get more control over your outgoing payments, saving precious time so you can focus on running your business.
  • Be confident that your suppliers will be paid accurately, securely and on time.
  • Make domestic and international payments securely.

*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 customers

  • Handy 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Create and process sales orders.
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Manage your suppliers

  • Create and process purchase orders.
  • Handy dashboard gives an overview of supplier cash allocation, what's outstanding, who you owe money to and daily tasks.
  • 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 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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Manage your stock

  • Stock control and management tools.
  • Sales and purchase order processing.
  • 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.
  • Create greater stock control with the Bill of materials feature.
  • Generate barcodes for your stock.
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Cloud working with Sage Drive

  • Integrates with your 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.
  • With Connected Users (additional charge applies) can access your accounts from various locations.
  • With Sage Drive your accountant has instant access to your accounts from anywhere in the world.
  • Multiple users can work in your accounts software at the same time and see any changes made in real time.
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Sage e-Banking

  • Provides a new level of cash control for your business.
  • 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

  • Secure transaction import means all of your transactions can be uploaded quickly.
  • Flexible transaction matching means you can tailor to your business processes.
  • Automatic transaction matching saves you time manually matching.
  • Find specific transactions if you are waiting for a specific transaction to clear.
  • Confirm matches and reconcile gives a final opportunity to double check to avoid errors.
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Flexible payment plans

  • Manage your cash flow with the option to pay monthly, or pre-pay an annual or multi-year subscription.
  • Award winning support is available with the option to choose from online or phone support packages.
  • 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 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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