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Sage 50 Accounts Professional

Sage 50 Accounts Professional 2015

Sage 50 Accounts Professional (which was previously Sage Line 50 Financial Controller) is designed for businesses that require more than 2 concurrent users (up to 10 users are available), have foreign bank accounts and trading, and who use either Sales or Purchase Order Processing.

  • Free UK disk delivery
  • Free instant download access
  • Free remote install
  • Free trial of add-on modules

Features specific to Accounts Professional...

  • All the features of Sage 50 Accounts Plus and more
  • Process foreign currency transactions and keep track of your assets
  • Purchase and sales order processing
  • Handles cash sales
  • Up to 10 users (additional cost applies)
  • Intrastat support
  • Foreign bank account revaluation
  • Batch change - e.g Set credit limits for customers in one action
  • Journal reversals - excellent for error corrections
  • Sage Drive - 12 months
  • Connected Accountant
  • Tracker App - 25 users
  • Connected User - one user free for 12 months

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£899.00
(£1,078.80 inc VAT)
RRP £1,262.00 ex VAT

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Sage supplies standard 'off-the-shelf' products, which will initially provide all the basic functionality that you should need. However, 'one-size' does not fit all and as time goes on you may find yourself wishing the software had more functionality to fit the growing needs of your business. All of the add-ons listed below offer you more control and functionality within your accounts software that the standard Sage program does not permit.

Compare Sage Accounts Features
Sage 50 Accounts
Sage 50 Accounts Plus
Sage 50 Accounts Professional
Users (concurrent access)
1 - 2 users
1 - 2 users
1 - 10/20 users*
Create custom quotes, invoices & statements
Chase debts & manage payments
Customer price lists
Create & process sales & purchase orders
Mobile and tablet apps
Store & manage stock levels & information
Bill of materials (BOM) & Stock shortfall
Manage CIS and subcontractors
Additional cost
Additional cost
Additional cost
Manage foreign currency accounts & transactions
Additional cost
Additional cost
Sage Drive & Mobile and tablet apps
Manage individual projects & costs
Manage VAT, sales, expenses & profit
Store & manage stock levels & information
Cash Sales
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Area Feature Sage 50 Accounts 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Plus 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Professional 2015
Working with customers Inactive accounts
Customer statements
Late payment charges
Quotation management
Invoicing
Cash register
Card payments
Addresses and contacts
Batch changes
Chase Debt
Communications history
Recurring invoices
Memorise and recall
Customer price lists
Customer invoice disputes
Contra entries
Sales order processing
Intrastat returns
Sales order fulfillment
Recurring sales orders
Cash sales
Area Feature Sage 50 Accounts 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Plus 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Professional 2015
Working with suppliers Inactive accounts
Manage payments
Communications history
Addresses and contacts
CIS and subcontractors
Recurring invoices
Memorise and recall
Supplier invoice disputes
Contra entries
Supplier price lists
Purchase order processing
Intrastat returns
Recurring purchase orders
Area Feature Sage 50 Accounts 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Plus 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Professional 2015
Working with stock Inactive accounts
Opening and closing stock wizard
Stock take
Stock shortfall
Bill of materials (BOM)
Price lists and special pricing
Stock returns
Stock allocations
Quantity sold discounts
Area Feature Sage 50 Accounts 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Plus 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Professional 2015
Working with the bank Bank activity on toolbar
Bank reconciliation
e-Banking
Cash Register
Recurring bank transactions
Remittances
Cash flow planner
Memorise and recall
Cheque printing
Batch supplier payments
Area Feature Sage 50 Accounts 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Plus 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Professional 2015
Accounts and management reporting Accountant link
Accounts verification and audit reports
Lock date
Departments
Departmental profit and loss
Departmental balance sheet
Advanced budgets
Fixed asset register
Automatic prepayments and accruals
Automatic journal reversal
Multicompany consolidation
Area Feature Sage 50 Accounts 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Plus 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Professional 2015
VAT management VAT Return adjustments
VAT transfer wizard
Internet submission of VAT return
Online payment of VAT return
Automatic reverse charge postings
Internet submission of EC sales list
Flat Rate VAT schemes
Scale charges wizard
Area Feature Sage 50 Accounts 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Plus 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Professional 2015
Projects Project costing
Multi-level projects
Area Feature Sage 50 Accounts 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Plus 2015 Sage 50 Accounts Professional 2015
General functionality Brand new user interface and navigation
Interface customisation
Windows style record selection
Backup Manager
Report Designer
Transaction email
Excel Integrated Reporting
Error corrections and refunds
Diary
File import
Microsoft Office integration
Sage Cover services stack
Multi-user functionality
Up to 2 concurrent users
Up to 2 concurrent users
Up to 10/20 concurrent users*
Access rights
Multicompany functionality
Batch reporting
Charities
Multicurrency functionality - Foreign trader
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* Sage 50 Accounts Professional perpetual licences are limited to 10 concurrent users. Subscription licences allow up to 20 concurrent users.

** Foreign trader comes free with Sage 50 Accounts Professional but is also available as an optional extra with all other variants.

Sage Accounts 2015 System Requirements

Important Information about Windows XP

Microsoft ended all support for Windows XP in April 2014 including important security updates. This means that your computer and your data may be significantly vulnerable to malicious security attacks. We take the protection of your data extremely seriously which is why new versions of Sage 50 Accounts v21 will no longer install or operate on Windows XP.

Supported operating systems

All 32-bit or 64-bit variants of the following operating systems:

Note : Please ensure all the latest Microsoft Service Packs and Updates are installed.

  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2012 *
  • Windows Server 2012 R2*
  • Windows Server 2008 *
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 *

* Running software like Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft SQL Server on a Small Business Server will reduce the performance of Sage over a network. We are currently investigating the cause of this issue.

Hardware

  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM if running a 64-bit operating system).
  • 2GHz processor or higher.
  • 5GB of free disk space.
  • 1Gbps network (100mbps minimum).
  • Screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Note: Performance is improved with higher specification PCs and networks. A Netbook PC, running an entry level operating system, will require less advanced hardware. Sage 50 Accounts uses the Sage System Checker when you install the software. This checks that your PC meets the recommended requirements for Sage 50 Accounts. If you have any further queries about this, please refer to article 27858 .

Office integration

  • Office 2013 32-bit edition
  • Office 2010 32-bit edition*
  • Office 2007
  • Office 2003

* Not compatible with Office 2010 32-bit starter edition.

Tip: For further information about Microsoft Office compatibility, please refer to article 32017 .

Internet Connection

A broadband Internet connection with a minimum download speed of 2mbps is essential to keep your Sage software up to date, and to take full advantage of its features.

Antivirus software

To optimise performance your antivirus software should be configured to exclude Sage files from its checking routines. For further information, please refer to article 12122 .

Internet browser

Internet Explorer version 10 or above.

Using a MAC ?

Sage software is developed to work on Windows operating systems (PCs) only. However, you can (and more and more of our customers now do) run Sage Accounts on Apple MACs. To achieve this you need to use a VMware such as the free 'Apple Bootcamp' or you may prefer a third party VMware which offers you more seamless access. Once the WMware is installed you can then install a Windows operating system, and then Sage Accounts.

Support

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Sage Drive and Sage Connected Services

Accessing Sage 50 Accounts from outside the office

Historically, Sage Accounts has been developed to be used on a LAN (Local Area Network) only. Companies who have accounts users working remotely have needed to set up a VPN, or remote desktop connection, to enable their remote users to work on Sage Accounts while offsite.

With the release of Sage 50 Accounts 2015 (v21) Sage introduced long awaited, and eagerly anticipated functionality to facilitate access to Sage 50 Accounts for remote users. The different ways you can access your accounts data are detailed below, but all are dependent on Sage Drive.

Sage Drive

Sage Drive is a new hybrid connection that allows Sage 50 Accounts 2015 (v21) users to access data from different locations such as home or an additional office. Sage Drive is the key component and it must be configured to use the Sage 50 Accounts remote access solutions, whether from a laptop, desktop or mobile devices.
Sage Drive

  • Sage Drive is quick and easy to set up
  • Sage Drive is free for subscription customers
  • Sage Drive is free for 12 months for perpetual licence holders and £25+vat per month thereafter
  • Sage Drive must be active to use the mobile apps, have connected users or connected accountants

Sage Drive is for use with version 21 (2015 ):Sage 50 Accounts, Sage 50 Accounts Plus and Sage 50 Accounts Professional.

You can read about the various connected services that operate using Sage Drive in the text boxes below.

Sage Accounts Mobile Sales App

Sage Mobile Sales App

Work more effectively with customers when you're away from the office. Simply login securely with your Sage ID and PIN Number to:

  • Create new customers
  • View products & service records
  • Apply price lists & discounts
  • Create quotes & orders
  • Create invoices to print or e-mail straight from your device
  • Create sales orders & allocate stock
Sage Accounts Mobile Sales App is charged at £5+per user per month. Sage Drive must be configured and active to use this app.

Sage Tracker App

Sage Tracker App

Management reporting from your mobile. Simply login securely with your Sage ID and PIN Number, to view:

  • Business Summary on Dashboard
  • Overdue & Unpaid Invoices
  • Profit & Loss Summary
  • Bank Balances & Account Details
  • Contact Customers & Suppliers
  • Customer & Supplier Summaries

25 free Tracker user licences are included with any new purchases of, or upgrades to, Sage 50 Accounts 2015 (any variant).

Connected Users

Connected Users

Connected users can work on Sage Accounts remotely from a laptop or desktop computer without the need for a VPN or remote desktop connection. The Sage Accounts data is accessed from the cloud (Sage Drive) and allows the remote user to work on accounts in real-time.

Your first Connected user is provided free for 12 months.

Connected users are are charged at £5+vat per user per month. Sage Drive must be configured and active to use this app.

Connected Accountant

Connected Accountant If your accountant is part of the Sage Accountants Club and uses Sage Client Manager, then this new feature allows your accountant to access your accounts data in real-time, with no need for you to send a backup. Connected accountant is a standard feature of Sage Drive and there is no additional cost to use it.

Connected Accountant is free and works as long as your Sage Drive is active.

Advantage Support for Accounts vs SageCover Support
Advantage Standard
Advantage Plus
SageCover
SageCover Extra
Phone Support
Remote Access Support
E-mail support
Call back service
Technician Request
Support for all versions back to v12
Nominal Code Changer Service
Report Design*
Password recovery
Pre-book support time
Data repair
Online FAQ & Video Bank
Coming soon
Coming soon
Annual software upgrade

*Sage 50 Accounts support customers have the option of requesting three customised reports within their annual membership.



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