Sage 50 Accounts

What is Sage 50 Accounts?

Sage 50 Accounts is the UK’s market-leading accounts software. It lets you manage your day-to-day finances, customers, suppliers and VAT and keeps your finger on the pulse of your business. It’s easy to get started and puts you in total control of your finances so you can spend more time running & growing your business.

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  • Quick online registration and activation
  • Simple company setup that allows you to customise your software to match your business
  • Clear, simple language with no accounting jargon
  • Online help centre packed with guides and video demos
  • Demo & practice data to help you get to grips with 50 Accounts
  • Simple walk-throughs of key processes like Year End and VAT returns
  • 45 days free telephone support if you need help setting up or moving data
  • Easily import Microsoft Excel (.xls & .xlsx) and .csv files

Tailor to fit your business

  • Easily customise your reports to suit your business
  • Single user and single company license included as standard
  • Up to 2 concurrent users & install over a network (2 user licence required – additional £265)
  • Manage the accounts of an unlimited number of companies (£275 per additional company)
  • Easily set up a Chart of Accounts that’s suited to your business
  • Control budgets for key areas of your business & forecast cash flow
  • Preferences and access levels for different users
  • Manage your time and meet important deadlines with integrated diary
  • Keep your data safe with easy backup
  • Sage Pay – send and receive online payments
  • Sage 50 CIS – keep up with CIS legislation

Take the hassle out of VAT

  • Dedicated section to VAT walks you through all you need to do
  • Complete your VAT returns in four easy steps in the VAT wizard
  • Calculate & reconcile VAT returns easily
  • Submit your VAT returns to directly to HMRC online (now a legal requirement for most businesses)
  • Set up different tax codes and rates to suit your business
  • Manage standard VAT, VAT Cash Accounting, Flat Rate VAT & Irish VAT Cash Accounting
  • Record and manage EC Sales List returns

Manage your cash flow

  • Record money going in and out of your business
  • Manage multiple payment methods: cash, cheque, card, direct debits and discounts
  • See Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet Reports
  • Share your data and information electronically with your accountant
  • See your credit position & reconcile with your bank account for up to date figures
  • Easily correct mistakes and set ‘lock dates’ to close-off financial periods
  • Process Year End and Month End easily with helpful step-by-step guide


Manage your customers

  • Create, store and easily find all your customer information
  • Search customer records instantly with the ‘Quick search’ feature
  • Customer dashboard highlights outstanding debts
  • Easily create & customise professional looking quotations and invoices
  • Record sales invoices in batches to save time
  • Send quotes, invoices and statements by email
  • Add Sage Pay ‘Pay now’ buttons to invoices for quick payments (requires Sage Pay subscription)
  • Check the profit of quotes before committing
  • Save and view a complete history of customer communication and activity
  • Apply flexible discounts & easily process refunds
  • Easily generate insightful reports to analyse customer activity, debt and your best customers

Manage your suppliers

  • Store supplier addresses, contacts and credit information
  • See a simple breakdown of outstanding invoices & who you owe money to
  • Identify urgent outstanding payments & set tasks to complete for the day
  • Record purchase invoices in batches to save time
  • Save and view a history of all supplier activity and communications
  • Pay invoices promptly from Sage 50 Accounts
  • Use a variety of reports to analyse your supplier debt, activity and performance
  • Search supplier records instantly with the ‘Quick search’ feature
  • Easily email documents to your suppliers

Manage your products and stock levels

  • Set up product stock codes, descriptions, categories and prices
  • Record services and easily create service quotes & invoices
  • See your top and bottom performing products on the handy dashboard
  • View the quantity and value of products you have in stock
  • Automatically update stock levels when invoices are posted
  • See the profitability of different products you offer
  • Keep your records up to date with a stock take
  • Add barcodes and QR codes to products to speed up processing
  • View sales broken down by different customers
  • Generate insightful reports about product performance

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Work on the move from your mobile & tablet

  • Access instant snapshots of your finances
  • Connect to your live data for accurate figures
  • Secure encryption keeps your data 100% safe

Sage 50 Mobile

  • Ideal for managing your finances on the move
  • Free for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android
  • See financial summaries at a glance so you’re always up to speed
  • Set up customers & generate quotes and invoices
  • Instantly check sales histories and product performance

Sage 50 Accounts Pulse

  • Instant insight on your Windows 8 device
  • Ideal for people outside your Finance Dept. who need to see financial summaries at a glance
  • Free until May 2013 (£4.99 per month after)

Apple Mac compatibility

  • Sage software is not compatible with Apple Macs, unless you are running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 via Apple’s Boot Camp utility.