Sage 50c Accounting

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Sage 50c (formerly Peachtree) brings you best-in-class accounting standards, more flexibility and mobility than any other desktop solution, and affordable subscription plans that offer the best value for your business.

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Sage 50c review by <span>James B.</span>
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Out dated and extremely hard to use

What do you like best?

It is very hard to write something positive about Sage 50. The only thing I can say positive about was the ability to create product codes and break down products easily.

What do you dislike?

The whole software is out dated in terms of user experience. In this day and age you want to be able to automate as much as possible. Sage offers no automation at all you had to buy additional packages to do simple things like invoice email reminders and to schedule invoices to be sen automatically. Reports you needed a degree in to actually create and if you had no training on sage you would potentially mess up massive. No bank feed integration as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Evaluate if your business needs to have this software, look at the reporting and integrations against software like Quickbooks or Xero. Sage you will need training and you need to use it daily to get used to where everything is hidden. Also if your using Macs you will need Windows and Bootcamp or Parallels for Mac. Windows will cost you an additional £180 and Parallels will cost you £100 a year to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The only thing Sage 50 helped our business was the ability to move from a cheaper piece of software to allow us to group sales by products and with a lot of difficult be able to report on this.

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Sage 50c review by <span>Kristine  B.</span>
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Software is fine, support cost not five

What do you like best?

I find the software easy to use for the most part. I did not find a huge learning curve. Modules are clearly labeled

What do you dislike?

Over the last few years, the yearly support and update charges have skyrocketed. Last year's increase was almost 40% from 2016. The explanation? Microsoft 365 integration. We do not run the cloud version and we have no interest in Office 365 integration. But we are required to pay for something we will not use. When asked how it would be "better" the canned answer was 365 integration.

Also, we often get weird errors that can only be corrected by calling support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

While the software is functional, the rising cost of the yearly support and updates is a factor, especially if you are not using the Office 365 and cloud functions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it as our primary accounting software.

It is a cost effective software package although it does not do everything we would like to. Before Sage acquired Peachtree, we had a lot more functionality in the inventory module.

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Sage 50c review by <span>Adam G.</span>
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Soon to be closing account with Sage

What do you like best?

Sage has many features which are brilliant, and the reporting side of things is quite advanced. the multi currency options available to work well since we have implemented them. We have used sage for many years and it has always been ok for what we needed, but we have now decided to move away form this.

What do you dislike?

Many of the features need lots of training to master and are not very user intuitive. The is no option to run Sage 50 on a mac which has meant we have to run it on an office based server, which means i can only access sage 50 when in the office. This has caused many problems of visibility over the years.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would opt for the cloud version now as it is much more user friendly. But you should opt to view a few of the other new cloud based accounting systems as they offer some good options as an alternative. we had a few months worth of headaches after switching but now we are a few months in we are in a much better position.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have recently decided to move away from Sage in favour of Xero so are currently only using it as a backup until our year end when we will be switching it off. I did explore the Sage 50 cloud option but i found the xero pricing structure, and ease of use to be more attractive.

Sage 50c review by <span>Logan Y.</span>
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Big learning curve but worth it.

What do you like best?

The screens are broken up into sections which makes it easier to understand. There are icons and menus so its great for either kind of user. I personally love the old school menus but the others in my office love the icons. Its the best of both worlds.

What do you dislike?

Backups can only be made if you are closed out of the software. This is horrible because with 20 users I have to way of being sure they all log out at night. The backup system for this software really needs some vast vast improvements. Also the Fixed assets needs its own set of backups which is a whole different issue. Contacting support for this software is expensive and then the wait time is crazy long.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider the multiple uses of the software from everything from the customer sales all the way to payroll.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are better able to get everyone on the same software and one the same procedures. With user security we are able to only have each user in the part of the software that they should have access to. Users are not able to access the General ledger and portions of our accounting that they are not involved with.

Sage 50c review by <span>Rachel G.</span>
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My SAGE 50c Experience

What do you like best?

I greatly enjoy the way that all information is linked to the other parts of the program. This means that when I update information within one area, it will automatically link to the next area, so on and so forth.

What do you dislike?

When entering time tickets, it is not possible to simply add the time in without a colon, and have it right itself automatically, you have to add it in exactly how it is meant to, otherwise it will go back to zero and you have to do it all over again. I have worked with other payroll programs and they are much easier, with this as an added benefit. Peachtree does not have that built into its system, which means it takes much longer to do.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This program is a very strong program and will take your company far. It will expand along with your company and you will be able to gain a lot of business while remaining with Peachtree. It has a great built in payroll system and it helps immensely!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to ensure that across the board all the different purchases are matched up to the sales orders, in order to make sure that the orders are going in correctly. I have the benefit of ensuring that the jobs are assigned specific job IDs and then when a job is pulled up, you can pull a report of that job to see how many people worked it, how many purchases were made for it, and how long the people worked on the job from start to finish.

Sage 50c review by User in Events Services
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I would Pick Sage again and again

What do you like best?

Sage 50c has helpful, fast and professional tech support. Their help documentation is superb to the point that having to contact tech support is often not needed. it is adaptable to any kind of company ad they have multiple choices to set up a company if you don't want to start completely from scratch. They have updated all of their modules so is easy to set up your company's accounts to be as specific or general as you want. It is easy to customize reports but their built in reports are more than adequate.

What do you dislike?

Payroll module has a finite number of accounts, but they did expand it a couple of years ago, so it's better than it was. Sage constantly implements better changes each year and they have a meeting every year that all users are invited to attend and have their voices heard so they can implement changes to make it better for people that use their software every day.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this to anyone because it is very user friendly, they have helpful, fast and professional tech support. Their help documentation is superb to the point that having to contact tech support is often not needed. Sage 50c is adaptable to any kind of company ad they have multiple choices to set up a company if you don't want to start completely from scratch. They have updated their payroll module that is easy to set up multiple wage accounts to be as specific or general as you want.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have changed reports to be used for specific purposes. Time wasted correcting mistakes is minimal compared to what it used to be. Very easy to run their reports at the end of the year to be used to send out 1099's and W-2's. Very easy to create memorized transactions to be used for checks and Journal Entries, which also cuts down time and leaves little margin for error.

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