Overview of Sage 50 Cloud Accounting Software
As a Sage 50 Certified Consultant, I find myself explaining to my clients the functionality of Sage 50cloud daily. When introduced a few years ago, the "C" stood for Connector. Sage has announced the "C" now stands for cloud to better reflect its remote access capabilities. What has changed? Nothing besides the name. I agree the concept is confusing.
Sage 50cloud is a hybrid solution that gives you the best of both worlds. Sage 50cloud is still a desktop software with some cloud capabilities. Most of Sage 50cloud capabilities and functionality must be performed on the computer where your software is installed. Most importantly, the program data still resides on your computer.
The cloud capability in Sage 50cloud permits you and every other licensed user with Sage 50 installed on their computer to simultaneously access data using Sage Drive.1 Any changes made will be synchronized back to the original data set. The Sage 50 software program will need to be installed on all remote computers. Your Sage 50 Cloud (Subscription) license comes with one additional download to be installed on your Accountant’s computer.
If you want your data in a true cloud, you must host your data with a hosting company.