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Sage 50 Accounting

SAGE is truly a great tool for manufacturing and can handle a million dollar business easily. It can also handle most small businesses that just require day to day Accounting duties. I wouldn't recommend it for large organizations requiring time tracking or revenue recognition. I'm sure there is technology that I never needed and that is available but I will need to dig deeper to really give sound advice on further recommendations
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Sage 50 Accounting
9.2
Pay calculation
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Benefit plan administration
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Direct deposit files
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Reimbursement management
Sage 50 Accounting
9.2

Customization

Sage 50 Accounting
7.0
API for custom integration
Sage 50 Accounting
6.9
Plug-ins
Sage 50 Accounting
7.0

Security

Sage 50 Accounting
9.8
Single sign-on capability
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Role-based user permissions
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Sage 50 Accounting
9.1
Dashboards
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Standard reports
Sage 50 Accounting
9.2
Custom reports
Sage 50 Accounting
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sage 50 Accounting
9.7
Accounts payable
Sage 50 Accounting
9.2
Accounts receivable
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Cash management
Sage 50 Accounting
8.8
Bank reconciliation
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Expense management
Sage 50 Accounting
9.2
Time tracking
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Fixed asset management
Sage 50 Accounting
8.4
Multi-currency support
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Multi-division support
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Regulations compliance
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Electronic tax filing
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Self-service portal
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Global Financial Support
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Intercompany Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Localizations
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Enterprise Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Configurable Accounting
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Standardized Processes
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Inventory Management

Sage 50 Accounting
6.8
Inventory tracking
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Automatic reordering
Sage 50 Accounting
6.4
Location management
Sage 50 Accounting
6.8
Manufacturing module
Sage 50 Accounting
5.9

Order Management

Sage 50 Accounting
9.9
Pricing
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Order entry
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6
Credit card processing
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Cost of goods sold
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Order Orchestration
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Order exception Resolution
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Sage 50 Accounting
9.8
Branded client dashboards
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Client data roll-up capabilities
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Configurable alerts
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Billing bypass
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Client template cloning
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Single sign-on
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Configurable client onboarding questions
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Cross-client workflow management
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Industry-specific versioning
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Legacy system data migration
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Pros

  • Sage 50 has added the business Intelligence reporting tool that allows us to pull mass data and manipulate it in the system. This helps alleviate the dependency that we originally had using excel. The old version did not really allow to pull mass data without it crashing and this is a great improvement.
  • Sage50 is designed for the Non-accountant who does not have an in depth experience in Accounting. It can be used by many small businesses and does not require extensive time and knowledge to set up. The wizards are phenomenal and the user does not really need a full knowledge of Accounting to operate. It is efficient and super easy to navigate. The initial operations of Sage requires little time to set up and the ongoing maintenance is minimal.
  • Sage 50's design helps eliminate the time it takes to correct Accounting errors. You can set it up to have either maximum or minimum controls which is helpful to manage your day to day business. It does not take several iterations and steps to correct a minor error that you make - as you do in other systems.
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Cons

  • Manage balances on multiple purchase orders within a company.
  • Load time. The application itself is slow to load.
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Likelihood to Renew

Sage 50 Accounting9.6
Based on 12 answers
I use this rating simply because I have a thriving Sage 50 consulting practice and will continue to keep my expertise in the product. I have consulted on both Sage 50 and QuickBooks for over 25 years so I have to maintain expertise in the solution as well as accounting and verticals.
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Usability

Sage 50 Accounting8.9
Based on 4 answers
It is easy to use and very logical.
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Support

Sage 50 Accounting9.4
Based on 3 answers
They were very knowledgeable of the product, understood my timeline was limited for a software issue and allowed me to get back to my day to day work. The dial into your computer is great so you can monitor what they are doing and learn some tricks yourself
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Implementation

Sage 50 Accounting9.0
Based on 4 answers
I do great work and have implemented many companies
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Alternatives Considered

While QuickBooks is a great program, we found Sage to be a better fit for our company. QuickBooks does, however, offer more integration with other software applications and some even require QuickBooks to run.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

Sage 50 Accounting8.2
Based on 4 answers
Sage can handle multiple clients and I pretty much have not been able to find s business I couldn't use Sage 50 for
Reno M. Borgognoni, CPA, CIA, CGMA profile photo

Scalability

Sage 50 Accounting9.1
Based on 1 answer
I define scalable from two perspectives; 1) the scalability to handle more bookkeepers/accountants using the product, and 2) the scalability to handle increasing customer/vendor/employee and transactional data. Sage 50 does a good job on both fronts. From the single users operating a micro-business accounting for customer invoices and bill payments only, to the multi-staff, multi-location, multi-departmental complex transactional operation. Although Sage 50 is quite expensive for that smallest user, it is quite inexpensive for the larger business entity. So, for the new enterprise expecting rapid growth, Sage 50 is the application of choice.
Reno M. Borgognoni, CPA, CIA, CGMA profile photo

Return on Investment

  • Simple to use. Less accounting staff needed.
  • Robust features and great support. Able to do more with less downtime.
  • Frequent updates keep tax tables up to date and correct.
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Pricing Details

Sage 50 Accounting

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Sage 50 Accounting Editions & Modules
Sage 50 Accounting
Edition
Sage 50 Pro Accounting
$2991
Sage 50 Premium Accounting
$4492
Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 3 User
Starting at $1,4993
1. Per year
2. Per Year
3. Per year
Additional Pricing Details
Annual traditional plan with license, monthly, and annual subscription plans available.