Sage 50 Accounts is simple and straightforward accounts software to help businesses keep on top of their finances - and now Sage made it even easier to become an expert.

Below is just some of the features found in the current version of Sage 50.

Getting Started

- Quick online registration and activation included as standard
- Users will be up and running in a matter of minutes
- Straightforward company setup allows customisation to match any business
- Clear, concise language means the software is totally free of accounting jargon
- New and improved user interface design
- Easy to navigate and highly effective accounting software
- Online help centre full of guides and video demos to quickly get to grips with features
- Practice data provided to allow unlimited testing with dummy numbers
- Step by step walk-throughs of key processes such as Year End and VAT returns
- Easy to import data from Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx and .csv files)

Bespoke Business

- All reports can be customised to suit any business
- Tailor the navigation and toolbar for quick access to most used features
- Clearly labelled keyboard shortcuts to save you time
- New interface is designed to make it easy to become an efficient user
- Regular automatic back-ups can be scheduled without interrupting users
- Comes with a single user and single company licence included as standard
- Up to two concurrent users and network installation can be added (additional charge)
- An unlimited number of companies can be added (additional charge)
- Set up a Chart of Accounts suited to the business
- Create specific budgets for key areas of the business to simplify cash flow forecasting
- Preferences and access levels for multiple users easily configurable
- Manage time effectively and work towards deadlines with integrated diary feature
- Further bolt on features for Sage 50 Accounts include:
- Sage Pay
Send and receive online payments securely and efficiently - available via starting from £15 per month
- Sage 50 CIS
Keep up to data and compliant with construction industry legislation for only £10 per month
- Sage Foreign Trader
Work with foreign customers and suppliers in multiple currencies for only £10 per month

Hassle Free VAT

- Everything required to effectively manage VAT
- Dedicated VAT section that walks users through the process
- Complete VAT returns in four easy steps using the VAT wizard
- In-built calculators mean VAT can be reconciled quickly and easily
- Includes a VAT verifier to make sure returns contain the necessary transactions
- All submissions can be sent to HMRC online - a legal requirement for most businesses
- Software displays the status of VAT returns so users are kept up to date with progress
- Different tax codes and rates can be setup to suit your business
- Manage standard VAT, VAT Cash Accounting, Flat Rate VAT and Irish VAT Cash Accounting
- Record and manage EC Sales List returns

Cash Flow Control

- Complete control over cash flow
- Record money going in and out of your business
- Manage multiple payment methods including cash, cheque, card and direct debit
- Advanced credit position and bank reconciliation
- Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet Reports
- Share data electronically with your accountant
- Step by step guides to Year End and Month End processing
- Configured to allow users to easily correct mistakes
- Set lock dates to close-off financial periods

Managing Customers

- Create, store and easily find customer information
- Quick Search feature instantly searches through customer records
- Bespoke customer dashboard highlights outstanding debts
- Customised and professional looking quotations and invoices
- Sales invoices can be recorded in batches to save time and improve efficiency
- Quotes, invoices and statements can be sent via email direct to customers
- Add Sage Pay Pay Now buttons to invoices (requires a Sage Pay subscription)
- Check quotes for profit margin before committing
- Complete history of customer communication and activity available for reference
- Apply flexible discounts and easily process refunds
- Inactive customer records can be flagged and hidden
- Powerful reporting tools to provide critical insight and information to users

Managing Suppliers

- Store supplier addresses, contacts and credit information
- Search supplier records instantly using the Quick Search feature
- Simple breakdown of outstanding invoices and who is owed money
- Flag urgent outstanding payments and tasks for completion that day
- Purchase invoices can be recorded in batches to save time
- Pay invoices promptly from within the Sage 50 Accounts software
- Save and view a history of all supplier activities and communications
- Inactive supplier records can be flagged and hidden
- Variety of reports available to analyse supplier debt, activity and performance
- Email reports to other users, employees or suppliers when required

Product and Stock Control

- Complete control over products and stock
- Configurable product stock codes, descriptions and categories
- Service quotes and invoices can easily be recorded onto the system
- Data dashboard displays the top and bottom performing products in the range
- Monitor the quantity and value of products in stock
- Automatic updates to stock levels when invoices are posted
- Profitability of each individual product line can be viewed
- Inactive product records able to be flagged and hidden
- Records can be kept up to date with a stock take
- Add barcodes and QR codes to products to speed up processes
- Insightful reports around product performance can quickly be setup
- Comprehensive data around product sales by different customers

Sage Drive and Sage 50 Accounts Apps

- Sage 50 Accounts with Sage Drive
- New cloud portal that allows users to stay connected to their data and their accountant
- Real-time access via multiple users (when an internet connection is available)
- Sage Drive is the technology that enables the cloud connection to take place
- Encompasses four key strands that take 50 Accounts software to another level:

1) Connected Accountants
Seamlessly work with your accountant in real-time. Included as standard as part of Sage Drive.
2) Connected Users
Connect multiple users to your Sage 50 Accounts software - one device included as with Sage Drive with option to add up to 23 connected users at £5 per device per month.
3) Sage 50 Accounts Tracker App
View key business management information on the move from your smartphone. Included as standard as part of Sage Drive.
4) Sage 50 Accounts Mobile Sales App
Process sales orders and quotes on the move from your tablet - from £5 per user per month.