Ten Ways Sage 50 Beats the Competition!
Every small business has unique goals and faces unique challenges. That’s why whether you are starting a new business in your basement or have multiple locations and dozens of employees, Sage 50 offers a range of solutions.
Even better, Sage 50 includes features and benefits you won’t find with other options. We beat the competition by providing advice that adapts to your needs, tools to simplify your business life, and exactly what you need to help you meet your goals and run your business with confidence.
Here’s how we do it:
1. Sage 50 offers support like no one else
With Sage 50, you get unlimited access to our North America-based customer support, product updates, and more! You’ll feel secure knowing that assistance is close at hand when you need it. These benefits are part of your autorenewing Sage Business Care plan1 and are included as part of your product purchase!
2. Advice that adapts to your needs
You need advice, guidance, and answers. Sage Advisor provides them—24/7, on-screen, online, where and when you need them. Sage Advisor is your personal coach, answering questions you might not even think to ask.
3. Insights that help you make better decisions
Find the insights buried in your data. Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting is a dramatically better way to search for insights, ideas, and innovation in your business. It provides custom reporting and analysis using the familiar Microsoft® Excel® format and your real-time Sage 50 information.
4. Accounting principles that give you the most accurate financials
You’re not a CPA, but that does not mean you should keep your business books using the same method as your personal accounts. Sage 50 uses double-entry accounting, which is more accurate than other methods and is an industry best practice.
5. In-depth audit and security functions to protect your data (and your money)
Your business cannot afford to lose money because of accounting errors or fraud. The Sage 50 Internal Accounting Review2 can help find potential accounting errors with up to 15 different checks for common mistakes and suspicious transactions. Plus, with module- or screen-level security and audit trails, you can track who is entering data, editing existing entries, or accessing particular functions.
6. Customized dashboards and management centers so you stay in the know
With easy access to information, you can improve customer service, take action quickly, and better plan purchases and spending. That’s the power of the Sage 50 dashboards and management centers. Get high-level views of key business metrics and quickly drill down to the details. Plus, each center is customizable, so you can view the most important information for your business.
Easily plan "what if" scenarios using customizable reporting tools.
Protect financial information from unwanted eyes with module- or screen-level security and locally installed software.
Start each day knowing exactly where your business stands with customized views of your most important information.
7. Strong inventory management that helps improve your bottom line
A true strength of Sage 50, its inventory management easily helps control costs and reduce errors. Create and track inventory based on color, style, size, and more. Monitor inventory levels and automatically create a purchase order to replenish inventory. You also can:
Establish up to ten different price levels per item. Update prices by dollar amount or percentage. Choose the best inventory costing method for your business: Average, LIFO, FIFO, or Specific-Unit costing. Track warranty and repair information with serialized inventory.
8. Project and job management tools to help increase profitability
Sage 50 saves time by quickly giving you answers to job-related questions in the Job and Project Management Center. In addition, the robust change order tracking system lets you see how job changes affect profitability by calculating estimated expenses and revenue down to phase and cost code. You can follow even the most complex jobs with Order Process Workflow. This unique feature tracks each step and lets you notify the next person in the process with a status and specific notes.
9. Accounting solutions from Sage that grow with you
Whether you plan to add employees, expand your inventory, or diversify your business, Sage 50 manufacturing accounting offers a solution for every stage of your business with easy upgrades to more robust features and functionality. You can add services that work with the software to let you accept credit cards on site or on the go, easily and accurately prepare paychecks and reports, and pay employees with direct deposit. As you continue to grow, you have the option to transition to Sage mid-market solutions. Sage offers industry-specific solutions for the construction, manufacturing, real estate, nonprofit, and distribution industries.
10. Power to decide when and how to move your business to the cloud
YOU decide when to move your business processes to the cloud. Keep your accounting information securely on the desktop and expand your potential with cloud and online apps that connect with your software. Adjust and adapt as your business grows and your needs change.
In addition to these ten market-leading qualities, Sage 50 comes equipped with cash flow management tools; Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook® integration; and a wide range of built-in features that maximize visibility into your business finances. For an easy-to-use solution that adapts to your needs, simplifies your business life, and helps you realize your unique business vision, Sage 50 accounting download beats the competition.
Note: Features vary by product.
Sage 50 Accounting—U.S. Edition
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 Sage is not liable or responsible for any fines or penalties that may result from errors in your company accounting records. The Internal Accounting Review is not intended to uncover all questionable transactions.
3 Subject to approval and to Sage Payment Solutions terms and conditions. Additional fees, Internet access, and credit card required.