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Sage 50 Accounting helps you organize and manage your business with confidence!

Sage wraps our powerful accounting and business management features with automatically delivered software updates and ongoing service and support you can trust—all part of your auto renewing Sage Business Care plan1 and included as part of your product purchase.

In the past, the features listed below have been included with Sage 50 software. However, the features listed below are NOW considered stand alone products and must be purchased separately :

Here’s a list of new Sage 50 features added since 2012.

2017.2 Features

Three of these features are exclusive to the Sage 50 c-line, including:

  • Enhanced Sage One Mobile Invoicing
  • Sage Contact app for Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium
  • Improved Office 365 Cloud Backup

Enhanced Sage One Mobile Invoicing (c-line exclusive):

Online invoicing through integration with Sage One was introduced in version 2017.1. However, Three significant improvements have been made to online/mobile invoicing. (1) Your Sage 50 sales taxes are automatically uploaded to Sage One. (2) Your Sage 50 inventory and service items are automatically uploaded to Sage One. (3) Receipts (from customers who use the click-to-pay option) are automatically downloaded into Sage 50.

Sage Contact app for Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium (c-line exclusive) :

The Office 365 connection wizard will sync customer and vendor contact information between your Sage 50 company and Office 365 (requires 365 Business Premium). In addition to being able to having basic contact information, the Sage Contact app will allow you to see the last 5 invoices and last 5 receipts/payments within the last 90 days. Contact information changed in the Sage Contact app will sync back to your Sage 50c data. You can schedule the sync to run every 4, 12, or 24 hours as well as initiating it manually.

Improved Office 365 Cloud Backup (c-line exclusive) :

This is another feature that was added in 2017.1 but has been now been improved. You no longer have to run Sage 50 as administrator for the Office 365 Cloud Backup to work, and behind the scenes improvements were made to help with backup of large companies. Lastly, the interface for email notification has been updated.

Click-to-Pay Invoicing (available to all Sage 50 and Sage 50c customers):

If you use Sage Payment Solutions to process credit/debit cards or virtual checks (ACH payments), you can now include a link when you email an invoice so your customer can pay online. The link will take them to a secure web page where they can enter a credit/debit card or their bank information. You can then download their payment directly into Sage 50 as a cash receipt (Receive Money) transaction and it will be applied to the invoice just as if you had entered it yourself.

Sage 50 2017.1 Features

Four of these features are exclusive to the Sage 50 c-line, including:

  • Online and mobile invoicing and payment
  • Microsoft Office 365 integration
  • Automatic cloud backup using the Microsoft Office 365 integration
  • Read-only access to a Sage Drive company

Two additional features are available to customers on all versions of Sage 50 and Sage 50c:

  • Web mail support
  • Automatic activation of Sage Payroll accounts

Online Invoicing and Payment (c-line exclusive)

Sage 50c customers can create and send online invoices using their computers or the mobile app. Recipients can use the Pay Now link on the invoice to quickly and easily pay online. This simplifies the billing process and shortens the payment cycle.

  • Online invoicing and payment* is available through integration with Sage One Accounting
  • Sage 50c general ledger accounts and customer records are uploaded to Sage One, but not inventory and services items or sales tax codes
  • Sage One is provided to Sage 50c customers for free. The activation code will be emailed to current customers on November 16, 2016. New customers will receive the activation code upon purchase or upgrade to Sage 50c.
  • Sage 50c customers create a Sage One account, manually enter inventory and service items, and then generate and send online invoices from Sage One using a computer or the mobile app
  • Emailed invoices from Sage One contain a Pay Now link so payees can submit an online payment using PayPal. Sage 50c customers with an SPS merchant account have the option to receive a credit/debit card payment
  • Once the invoice is paid, Sage 50c customers must manually record the receipt in Sage 50c
  • Sage 50c customers can download open invoices from Sage One into Sage 50c

* Online and mobile invoicing requires a Sage One subscription for integration. This is a one way integration and will require users to manually enter their inventory and service items into Sage One; customer records and general ledger accounts will be entered for them. Only customers on the latest release of Sage 50c Accounting have access to the Sage One integration. If customer cancels the Sage One integration service, to maintain access to Sage One, customer must set up separate billing. Not all Sage One features are available on the mobile app. Mobile devices sold separately and require a data plan. Data access is subject to cellular provider network availability and occasional downtime due to system maintenance.

Microsoft Office 365 Integration (c-line exclusive)

This integration with Microsoft Office 365 will provide Office 365 Business Premium features to Sage 50c customers in the U.S., Canada, and the UK in staged releases. It will also provide a platform for developing future features and functionality.

Microsoft Office 365 automatic cloud backup* (c-line exclusive)

This is the first feature delivered through the Office 365 integration. It provides Sage 50c customers the ability to securely store and retrieve company backup files online. Up to one terabyte of data storage available. Online backup was ranked Number One in a recent customer survey of potential new features

* Requires Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium license, available through Microsoft.

Sage 50c read-only mode (c-line exclusive)

Allows additional Sage 50c users to access a shared company in read-only mode while the active user
is working in that company. This is the first of a two-phased project to support multiple concurrent users in Sage 50c

Web mail support (available to all Sage 50 and Sage 50c customers)

Customers can now utilize their web-based email services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Live, AOL,
and Office 365, etc.) when emailing transaction forms such as invoices or receipts from Sage 50.

Automated Sage Payroll In-Product Activation (available to all Sage 50 and Sage 50c customers)

Sage Payroll Services customers will now have automatic in-product activation of their payroll account. This improves and automates the current manual process that requires the Sage sales colleague to generate an activation code and email it to the customer who must then enter it into Sage 50. Now Sage Payroll customers identify themselves in product and the activation code is entered for them.

Sage 50 Accounting 2017 Service Release 1

  • New bank features include:

Bank balances shown in daily, weekly, and monthly view.

Spending displayed by categories.

Spending comparisons of current period versus previous period.

Bank transaction details.

Sage 50 Accounting 2017

  • Improvements for easier installation and upgrades – Many of the screens in the installation routine have been combined and simplified.
  • Sage 50c Drive now has Pause/Resume feature– (For Subscription Users Only) The Pause/Resume feature allows a customer to pause online activities, continue working offline, and resume working later with automated data sync. Please note, sharing still limits you to a single user.
  • Accept ACH payments with Sage Payment Solutions – Users who process credit cards through a Sage Payment Solutions merchant account can now securely store customer’s ACH information in their customer record, and can process customer ACH payments through the Receive Money window in the same way they can process credit card transactions.
  • New Sage 50 Desktop Icon

Sage 50 Accounting 2016 Service Release 1

  • Sage 50 is compatible with Windows 10
    Sage 50—U.S. Edition Release 2016.1 is compatible with and certified for Windows 10
  • Payment Center dashboard
    The Payment Center dashboard serves as the all-in-one place to apply for a Sage Payment Solutions merchant account in order to securely process credit or debit cards within the program.
  • Services navigation center
    The Services navigation center provides one-click access to explore available add-on services:

Payroll Solutions
Credit card processing
Checks & Forms
Sage Mobile Sales

Sage 50 Accounting 2016

  • Windows 10 Compatible
  • Process Credit Card Refunds from inside Sage 50 – If you use Sage Payment Solutions to process credit cards right in the Receive Money window of Sage 50, you’ll be happy to know that you can finally process a refund the same way. Just bring up the receipt that originally paid the invoice and click the “Issue Refund” link. A new receipt will be created and its status will show “Approved – Refund Receipt.” The original receipt’s status will then show “Approved – Refund Issued.”
  • Sage iPhone App – lets you see customer information, item purchase history, and quantity available for items on an iPhone. You must have a current Business Care plan but, other than that, there’s no charge to use the app. Of course you can choose to upgrade to Sage Mobile Sales (subscription required) if you want to be able to enter quotes and orders from an iPad.
  • Convenient Signup for Payroll and Credit Card Processing – In-program signups have been added to make it easier to sign up for Credit Card Processing (Sage Payment Solutions) and payroll, including Sage Full Service Payroll.
  • Easy Conversion of Sales Orders and Purchase Orders to Invoice has been fixed. – Version 2015.3 added a button to the sales order window to convert an order to a sales invoice and an equivalent button in the purchase order window to convert a PO to an accounts payable invoice. A bug that was in this feature has been fixed so that changes made to the order’s header information, such as such as the ship-to address, will now be copied correctly to the invoice.

Sage 50 Accounting 2015 Service Release 3

  • One-click support chat– Just one click inside the software lets you chat with a technical support advisor when you have a question. No IDs or passwords ; a single click launches a chat session with an expert. Plus, you get a record of the conversation, so you can check it later if you have a question.
  • Easy order-to-invoice conversion– Cut invoicing time in half and get paid faster. Now you can create an invoice directly from the sales order. It’s much faster, and you won’t forget a thing.
  • Receive inventory from the purchase order– More quickly and accurately process in .You can receive inventory directly from the purchase order. You’ll save time with every transaction.
  • More powerful Maintenance Records– Quickly create a purchase order and record a purchase or vendor payment right from the Maintain Vendors screen. Or create a new task—Quote, Sales Order, Invoice, or Receipt—from the Maintain Customers screen. And easily set up new customers, vendors, and inventory items by copying information from a similar record and then editing it.
  • Customizable Lists– Lists have more flexibility and functionality with custom date ranges that you select and total. Plus, you can drill down to the details right from the List.
  • Expanded Add Attachments– This popular feature allows you to attach critical files and documents to more records :purchase orders, quotes, and sales orders.It works for any type and size of file you have for a complete record of every transaction right inside your software.
  • Personalized text on emails- There’s a new tab on the Customer Defaults screen that allows you to create custom messages when sending sales invoices and quotes. When you’re ready, simply select the customer and the transaction, click Send, and you’re done!
  • Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting enhancements– Intelligence Reporting is more powerful than ever with usability and performance enhancements including easier access to commonly used features, simplified right-click menu, and modernized ribbon and background displays.
  • Streamlined payment processing– Now it’s easier than ever to offer your customers more ways to pay: in the office, in your store, or on the go. Our stream lined application process makes it easy to connect Sage 50 with Sage Payment Solutions.1 You’ll save time, help increase sales, and better protect credit card information.

Sage 50 Accounting 2015

  • One-click support chat
  • Just one click inside the software lets you chat with a technical support advisor when you have a question. No IDs or passwords to remember; a single click launches a chat session with an expert. Plus, you get a record of the conversation, so you can check it later if you have a question.

  • Easy order-to-invoice conversion
  • Cut invoicing time in half and get paid faster. Now you can create an invoice directly from the sales order. It’s much faster, and you won’t forget a thing.

  • Receive inventory from the purchase order
  • More quickly and accurately process incoming inventory. You can receive inventory directly from the purchase order. You’ll save time with every transaction.

  • More powerful Maintenance Records
  • Quickly create a purchase order and record a purchase or vendor payment right from the Maintain Vendors screen. Or create a new task—Quote, Sales Order, Invoice, or Receipt—from the Maintain Customers screen. And easily set up new customers, vendors, and inventory items by copying information from a similar record and then editing it.

  • Customizable Lists
  • Lists have more flexibility and functionality with custom date ranges that you select and totals on amount columns. Plus, you can drill down to the details right from the List.

  • Expanded Add Attachments
  • This popular feature allows you to attach critical files and documents to more records: purchase orders, quotes, and sales orders. Works for any type and size of file you have for a complete record of every transaction right inside your software.

  • Personalized text on emails
  • There’s a new tab on the Customer Defaults screen that allows you to create custom messages when sending sales invoices and quotes. When you’re ready, simply select the customer and the transaction, click Send, and you’re done!

    Sage 50 Accounting 2014

  • Accounts Receivable enhancements
  • It’s faster and easier to record outstanding customer invoices as paid. This feature reduces the number of steps necessary in receiving money for outstanding invoices and gives you access to all the information you need.

  • Streamlined Accounts Payable
  • Take care of payments and purchases in fewer steps, with fewer screens. The “Purchase/Receive Inventory” screen offers time saving links to information and reports, more critical dates displayed, and more options for paying invoices.

  • More efficient invoicing
  • Invoicing enhancements save you time with early warnings for customers with credit issues and quick access to related customer information or reports that you need. It also displays critical due dates, payment dates, and credit status messages (Ex: Notify Over Limit) when you select a customer.

    Quote Status List

    The Quote List shows the status of each quote without having to open it. Follow up on open quotes before they expire, quickly see which quotes have been converted into sales, and ensure that prices are current and consistent right from the Quote List.

  • Easy startup with Sage Advisor
  • Get up and running quickly with the Sage Advisor Launchpad and Sage Advisor Messages. These tools help you understand important features, including dashboards and reports. Includes a QuickBooks Conversion Guide.

    Sage 50 Accounting 2013

    Convenient bank reconciliation

    Easier account reconciliations.2 Work more efficiently, eliminate after-hours and weekend reconciliations, help prevent posting errors in prior periods, and save time, because others can work in the current accounting period while you reconcile in another.

    Expanded amount and currency field lengths

    Record amounts up to $99,999,999,999,999.00000 on transaction screens, list views, dashboards, reports, forms, account register, and the Maintain Inventory Item history tab. Perfect for currencies other than the U.S. dollar or for inventory quantities requiring more than two digits to the right of the decimal place.

  • Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting enhancements
  • The Inventory Analysis Report offers real-time inventory information that helps better forecast consumption of goods and manage the supply chain. The Dashboard provides a graphical summary of Key Performance Indicators, and the Report Designer lets you

    create your own unique layouts using simple drag-and-drop functionality.

  • Inactivate multiple vendor records
  • Quickly identify and deactivate old or unused vendor records all at one time. Set Multiple Records as Inactive creates faster data entry, improves lookup performance, and makes it easier to clean up your database and complete year-end tasks.

  • Mobile integration
  • Sage Mobile Payments3 turns your cell phone, smartphone, or tablet into a secure and convenient credit card terminal. With real-time authorization, emailed receipts, void, and online reporting, you can take credit card payments virtually anywhere and collect your money faster.

  • Waste-free check printing
  • Save money when printing vendor and payroll checks by optionally excluding zero-amount checks. And for checks that need more remittance room on the stub, Sage 50 prints the additional information on plain paper—and does it at the end of the regular print run. No more voided checks and wasted money!

    Sage Peachtree Accounting 2012

  • Copy transactions
  • Quickly create a new transaction based on a previously saved one, easily making modifications instead of manually recreating every line item. Available on Quotes, Sales Orders, Proposals, Sales Invoicing, Purchase Orders, Purchase Invoices, and General Journal Entries.

  • System check
  • Use this early warning and monitoring tool to help identify potential application issues and get advice on how to resolve them, thereby increasing peace of mind and preventing possible downtime or lost productivity.

  • Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting
  • Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting4 is an integrated reporting and analysis solution. Using the familiar interface of Excel, it enables more robust, custom reporting and easier access to your data.

  • Vendor Management Center
  • Gain greater visibility into all the information you need for a specific vendor on one customizable dashboard.

  • Management Center enhancements
  • My Dashboard and Management Centers user-friendly enhancements include automatic totaling of columns on transaction lists, customizing the number of lines displayed, and making it easier to find items in a list when filtering.

  • Sage Advisor
  • Through personalized dashboards, engaging “show me how” videos, on-screen help, and other business resources, Sage Advisor helps you learn more about your Sage product and discover new ways to simplify your processes.

    Expanded payroll fields

    More fields on both the employee and employer company payroll records allow for recording of additional benefits, deductions, and liabilities and help your business comply with legislative requirements, such as the Health Care Act of 2010.

    Easier network installation

    A more efficient installation option for multiuser versions allows you to run multiple workstation installs simultaneously while greatly reducing the number of steps required.

  • New My Dashboard modules
  • Eleven new modules for My Dashboard—including General Journal Entries, Inventory Adjustments, Payroll, Assemblies, Purchases Received, Top Vendors, and Item Purchase History by Vendor—allow more people in the organization to work better and faster.

  • Workflow automation
  • Establish default assignments for all of your transaction statuses to ensure that work is routed to the appropriate person at the right time. Easily view and add transaction tracking notes from the Customer Management Center.

  • Change Order processing
  • Eliminate manual change order tracking and keep all of your information in one place. Features include noting when a change order is approved, when it is applied to transactions, any changes to projected end date, and maintaining all notes applicable to the change order.

  • Enhanced assemblies reporting
  • Handle assemblies in new ways with customizable modules on the Inventory and Services Management Center that provide detailed information for a specific assembly item. Modules are still controlled by existing security measures and automatically respect the security settings you have today.

    Setup Advisor

    A retractable panel is docked to the side of customer, vendor, employee, inventory, and other records. Each time a field within one of these screens is selected, the panel automatically displays instructions, descriptions, and links. Can be turned on or off for each user.


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