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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.
2020 Features (Released July 2019)
The 2020.0 Release is all about delivering requested Sage 50 feedback from you our customers. For quite some time, fellow business owners like you have shared feedback, ideas and even proposed requests within Sage 50 that you would like to see changed!
-Address fields associated with Maintenance records for Customers, Vendors and Employees were expanded to accommodate a greater number of characters for longer addresses (increased from 30 to 50)
-The Deposit Ticket ID field has been expanded to accommodate up to 20 characters (increased from 8 to 20).
-The Item Type field associated with Inventory Items was expanded to accommodate more characters (increased from 8 to 20).
-With many States introducing Paid Family Leave laws and other additional employee withholding taxes for designated types of businesses, fields “Special 3, 4 and 5” were added to the Withholding Info tab in the Maintain Employees & Sales Reps.
-When emailing a Customer form, you can now choose to email a specific contact, other than the primary/bill-to contact by default. Forms included are: Sales Orders, Quotes, Proposals, Sales Invoices, Credit Memos, Change Orders and Receipts.
-The Notes field was added to the Maintain Vendors area and mirrors the setup of Maintain Customers where the Notes field has existed for many releases.
-IPM Inbox Notification: For messages that users have not dismissed in the carousel, a new “bell” notification was added to the Top Navigation on the Dashboard to indicate how many active messages have not been read or dismissed. Clicking on the “bell” icon will open the Sage Message Center which will display active messages, with a read or unread status.
Limitations: Emailing to secondary contacts is limited to Customers and includes the forms mentioned in the highlight for this item.
2020.0 – Database Upgrade, Pervasive v11 to Actian Zen v13Highlights:
-Ensures that the latest updates to the Windows operating system are fully compatible and include the latest security counter measures to protect company data.
- Performance improvements in some operations and paves the way to streamline performance in other areas in future updates.Limitations:
-Only R2019 and above will operate on the same computer or Virtual Machine (VM) with Sage 50 R2020 installed (an advisory communication has already been sent to partners, add-on ISVs and SAN members).
- The 32-bit edition of the Actian Zen Workgroup Database Engine is still utilized (64-bit edition is not compatible).
- Possible conflicts with other software that runs on the same computer and uses/targets older versions of Pervasive that may not run with the license of the database granted to Sage.
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2019.2 Features (Released March 2019) (click on the arrow to watch short video on 2019.2 features)
Sage Capture Approvals / (Sage 50cloud New Feature)
Feature Released in 2018.0, Sage 50cloud Capture is a fast and simple way to record your business transactions in Sage 50cloud Accounts, and electronically file paperwork in OneDrive from anywhere. Sage 50cloud Capture uses the convenience and security of Microsoft Office 365 to store your data in the cloud and liberate you from the office.
The Capture app allows a Sage 50cloud user who is not in the office to create a payment transaction and save it in Sage 50cloud by using the Office 365 Integration. When the Approvals app is used, transactions created by the Capture app must be approved before they are downloaded into Sage 50.
Approvals is only for Sage 50 R2019.2 and later and is only available to customers on subscription with Sage 50cloud.
Sage Drive Multi-User Performance Improvements / (Sage 50cloud Enhancement)
Originally introduced in February 2016 (in 2016.2) Sage Drive is a service that enables you to store a current copy of your company database in the cloud, then access it from any computer that has (preferably fast) internet connection and Sage 50—U.S. Edition installed on it. Sage Drive is an included feature in all currently supported versions of Sage 50—U.S. Edition, provided you have a currently active SAN (Sage Accountants Network) or Sage 50c subscription. It was designed to be used in two situations:
2019.0 introduced Sage Drive Multi-User, which allows multiple remote and local users Read/Write access to their Sage 50cloud data at the same time. 2019.2 introduces new performance and code improvements that:
Miscellaneous Enhancements /(Perpetual & Subscription)
Sage 50 2019.2 includes a number of Quality of Life improvements in areas of the program our customers use. Improvements were made in the following areas:
Improved messaging in various areas of the program (Perpetual & Subscription)
What's New in Sage 50 2019.1 Release
Both Sage 50 Desktop and Sage 50Cloud will be receiving behind the scene hot fixes.
Three other updates are exclusive to the Sage 50Cloud including:
(click on the arrow to watch short video on 2019.1 features)
Sage Drive Multi-User Functionality
If you recall, Sage Drive Multi-User allows your and your team to read or write new and existing transactions in Sage Drive company data files. Regardless of a Local Area Network (LAN) or working remotely, users can simultaneously work in and access a shared Sage Drive company.
We are now excited to deliver to you in 2019.1 significant performance improvements to Sage Drive Multi-User, previously launched 2019.0:
Sage Drive Progress Dialog:
As updates are made and received by other users, a Sage Drive Progress dialog will appear with the status of Download/Upload data progress. The frequency of this message may have been increased when many changes by users in the company were being made. We are happy to report that these messages no longer pop in a rapid sequence and payloads are delivered more efficiently due to the introduction of Payload Compression in 2019.1.
Account Reconciliation Update:
We’re pleased to inform you that the previous issue with Accounts Reconciliation is now resolved! If for some reason you & your team are still experiencing issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Multiple Companies’ Names Display in Windows Taskbar:
We are pleased to inform you that with the release of 2019.1, the program now displays the names of companies in the Windows Taskbar when two or more company files are opened, making it easier for users to switch back and forth between multiple companies without having to manually review the title-bar of each company window to locate the company they desire to interact with.
Invoice Payments with Microsoft Pay
Bring payments to Outlook with Microsoft Pay and Invoice Payments
Include payments experiences directly in your emails to millions of Office customers with Microsoft Pay. Building on the innovation of Invoice Payments, Sage now supports Microsoft Pay which allows customers to open invoices in Outlook & pay with saved credit or debit cards, or PayPal.
Microsoft Pay is an enhancement to Invoice Payments and works with integrated payment services from Stripe.
What’s New in Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2019.0 (Released 7-2018)
The 2019.0 release delivers to you and your business feature enhancements
and improvements, as well as an integration between Sage 50 Account software (formerly Sage Peachtree Accounting software) and Sage CRM*, to assist you in making your business life easier than ever! Features in this release pertain to both Sage 50 Cloud and Sage 50 perpetual Traditional business care on plan customers.
YOU SPOKE, and WE LISTENED!
Feedback, as you know being a business owner, can make or break your
business! The Sage 50 Team has started a mission called “You Spoke, and
Our goal is to make product enhancements or suggestions that you send us via the Sage City Ideation page. Ideally as a team we will review suggestion and enhancement requests and decide which enhancements to build.
Make sure you check out the Sage City Ideation page and
rate your top enhancements that you would like to see as we use this
list to decide on what enhancements are most important to you!
Below are the many updates, enhancements and productivity maintenance that we delivered for 2019.0:
Expanded Sales Order Dropdown Menu & Totals in Quotes and Purchases List Views (Sage 50cloud and traditional)
We’re pleased to inform you that the Sales Order dropdown menu has
been expanded to match the current field width of the Invoice Number
field. In addition, dollar totals are now featured in the Quotes and
Purchases List views.
.NET Framework 4.7.1 Updates (Sage 50cloud and traditional)
Sage 50 now leverages .NET Framework 4.7.1, which is already
installed on most operating systems through standard Windows updates. If
the update does not exist during installation, .NET Framework 4.7.1
will be installed during the installation process. Several advantages of
this update include:
User Security Updates (Sage 50cloud and traditional)
Sage 50 provides several options that can maintain data security and
deter unauthorized users from possible fraudulent activities. To
provide the control needed with multiple users, Sage 50’s updated
existing security settings in the installer were streamlined to minimize
the occurrence of User Account Control (UAC) message prompts.? A
standard user will need Administrator-level credentials to perform some
tasks that require Administrator-level permissions to execute. For more
information about this update, please reference KB 92079.
Additional Enhancements (Sage 50cloud and traditional)
Sage Payroll (SPR) Sync: This
release also includes updates to the latest Azure security compliance
standards and improved reliability of large sync operations.
Microsoft Office 365 Integration Maintenance: Performance and reliability improvements are included in this update.
Sage Payment Cloud Maintenance: Performance and reliability improvements are included in this update.
Also, a reminder that Sage has partnered with PayPal to bring
you the latest feature, Invoice Payments, in Sage 50. Invoice Payments
using PayPal is an easy, convenient, secure way to allow your customers
to pay you. You have the ability to invoice your customers by email and
include a Pay Now button that your customers can use to
pay you with a debit or credit card. Payments are securely processed
online and deposited directly to your bank account. For simple
instructions on how to set up Invoice Payments through PayPal, reference
Sage 50 CRM Integration* (see below for our BEST advice)
Sage CRM is a communications system that is ideal for companies that
need to streamline processes between departments or provide
customer-facing staff with financial information, including the ability
to create orders through the Sage CRM interface that pass through to the
Sage accounting system.
The integration between Sage 50 and Sage CRM was developed by Dan
Cousins & Associates Inc. . Sage 50 CRM is a one-way, read only
integration wherein Sage 50 is updating Sage CRM every 24 hours.
Beyond the features listed above, the integration allows you to
connect multiple companies in Sage 50 to a single company record in Sage
Sage 50 2018.2 Release Features
(click on the arrow to watch short video on 2018.2 features)
Sage Business Cloud Payments (Sage 50cloud and traditional) -Sage Business Cloud Payments enables customers to make managing payments simple and getting paid easy and effortless.
Invoicing Payments with Stripe is here!
Sage Payments Solutions has a new brand name, Paya!
PayPal partnership coming soon!
Windows 10 Stability Improvements (Sage 50cloud and traditional)
Sage Drive + Office 365 Compatibility (Sage 50cloud only)
Sage Pegg (Sage 50cloud only)
Sage Intelligence (Sage 50cloud only)
Sage Capture (Sage 50 cloud only) - Sage Capture is now available for Android!
2018.1 Release Features
(click on the arrow to watch short video on 2018.1 features)
Sage 50 C Exclusive Features:
Cloud & Mobile Navigation Aid Tab: The Cloud & Mobile tab showcases the benefits of Sage 50c by
featuring Microsoft Office 365 Synchronization, Sage Drive and Sage One
Mobile Invoicing. This feature will allow you to:
Automated bank feeds:
New Sage Dashboard Microsoft Office 365 App
Improvements made to Sage Contacts
2018.0 Release Features
(click on the arrow to watch short video on 2018 features)
Sage 50c Subscription Exclusive Office 365 features:
Sage Capture w/Office 365: Capture a receipt or
record a transaction and post it to Sage 50c using any mobile or tablet
device. Images are automatically stored in OneDrive so you never lose a
receipt or document again. Visit the Apple and Android App stores,
search for Sage Capture App. Download the app Free to any mobile device!
Sage Intelligence Reporting w/Office 365: SI
Reporting unleashes the power of Sage 50c data into Excel. From building
powerful reports to customizing – using simple drag and drop design. SI
Reporting provides deeper business insights and understanding into your
business. You can also publish Financial reports to the cloud and
access them on any device. Available in HTML via web browser and Excel.
Sage 50c Subscription & Traditional:
AP Automation provided by Beanworks: Beanworks offers
a cloud-based accounts payable automation solution that helps companies
streamline their invoice-to-payment process. Automatic invoice routing
with the ability to review and approve online, pay invoices via virtual
credit card, EFT/ACH, wire, or automated check
This partnership and feature add-on will be available to Sage 50, 100
and 300 customers. The Sage 50 Quantum customer with 25 users or more
will get a tremendous amount of satisfaction and see increased
productivity using the AP Automation.
Maintenance – UI Modernization
User Interface Modernization: It’s a Facelift for
Sage 50! Sage 50 has not had a user interface update in a decade! We
think it’s time for a facelift. We have made some updates to the
Navigation Centers for ease of use. Enjoy the new look and the same
functionality that you know and love of Sage 50.
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Three of these features are exclusive to the Sage 50c Subscription, including:
Enhanced Sage One Mobile Invoicing (Sage 50c Subscription 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 (Sage 50c Subscription exclusive) :
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 (Sage 50c Subscription exclusive) :
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
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Four of these features are exclusive to the Sage 50c Subscription, including:
Two additional features are available to customers on all versions of Sage 50 and Sage 50c Subscription:
Online Invoicing and Payment (Sage 50c Subscription 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 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 (Sage 50c Subscription exclusive)
This integration with Microsoft Office 365 will provide
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
Microsoft Office 365 automatic cloud backup* (Sage 50c Subscription 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 (Sage 50c Subscription 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
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
Sage 50 Accounting 2016 Service Release 1
Credit card processing
Checks & Forms
Sage Mobile Sales
Sage 50 Accounting 2016
Sage 50 Accounting 2015 Service Release 3
Sage 50 Accounting 2015
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.
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.
More quickly and accurately process incoming inventory. You can receive inventory directly from the purchase order. You’ll save time with every transaction.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
Gain greater visibility into all the information you need for a specific vendor on one customizable dashboard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 Valid credit card and Internet access required to activate and maintain support and services. Activation of your Sage Business Care plan must occur within 30 days of your product registration to have access to benefits for the entire term of your plan. To ensure continuous service, your Sage Business Care plan is an automatically renewing annual plan or monthly subscription, and subsequent terms will be automatically billed to the same credit card on your renewal date at the then-current rate. The credit card provided with this purchase will be used to automatically renew the plan if there is no other credit card number already established as your standard credit card number on file with Sage. You may terminate the plan with at least seven calendar days’ notice prior to your renewal date and not be charged for the renewal. If you are on a monthly subscription, you must be on the most current version of the software to continue your subscription. If you cancel your subscription or your monthly payment is not received, you will have read-only access to your data. Full program functionality will not be restored until you have brought your account current, including payment of a reactivation fee.
2 If importing an online bank statement, Internet access required. Your bank may charge a fee to download statements.
3 Subject to approval and to Sage Payment Solutions terms and conditions. Additional fees, Internet access, and credit card required.
4 Additional fees required. After a 60-day free trial, the service is available with Sage 50 Pro Accounting and higher; included at no additional charge with Sage Business Care.