Sage 50cloud Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Sage 50cloud

Cloud-connected accounting solution for small business

3.74/5 (230 reviews)

Sage 50cloud overview

What is Sage 50cloud?

Sage 50cloud (formerly Peachtree Software) is a comprehensive accounting solution for small business. It provides core functionality, such as A/R and A/P, customer management and financial reporting. Premium features, such as detailed profitability tracking, cash flow forecasting and custom reporting, come standard.
Sage 50cloud enhances user productivity with convenient, cloud connected features, such as digital invoicing, online payments, automated bank reconciliation, Microsoft Excel-based reporting, and more. Remote access allows users to work on-the-go via laptop.
The software has built-in accounting and compliance controls that maintain accuracy and prevent common errors. Security functions include suspicious transaction flagging, audit trails and user access settings. Data can be backed up locally or to the cloud.
All Sage 50cloud plans include core vendor, inventory and job management functionality. Advanced features tailor to certain industry segments, such as construction, distribution and manufacturing businesses.
www.sage.com

Pricing

Starting from
$465.95/year
Pricing options
Value for money
View Pricing Plans

Devices

Business size

S
M
L

Markets

United States, Australia, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Spanish
Sage 50cloud screenshot: Automatically sync Microsoft Outlook contacts and Sage 50c contacts, and access all data from anywhereSage 50 Cloud OverviewSage 50cloud screenshot: Manage cash flow and invoicing, and link directly to bank accounts to record sales and receipts in real timeSage 50cloud screenshot: Work from anywhere with Microsoft Office 365 integrationSage 50cloud screenshot: Calculate taxes and automatically file returns securely onlineSage 50cloud screenshot: Perform stock takes and automatically update stock levelsSage 50cloud screenshot: The Sage 50 Accounts Tracker mobile app for iOS and Android provides real-time business insight while on-the-go

Sage 50cloud reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
  3.4
  3.6
  3.8
  3.3
Anonymous

Great product, but you have to know how to use it

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-23
Review Source: Capterra

I consult with small businesses and some of my clients use/used Sage 50. My Sage 50 clients work in services, merchandise (drop shipping), transportation, and manufacturing. Sage 50 is a great software, but from what I've seen it takes a while to learn.

Pros
I'm a CPA and small business consultant. I have worked with some clients that use/used Sage 50. Sage 50 has a lot of good accounting functionality and makes it possible to record transactions and review reports, which is what an accounting software should do.

Cons
My main complaint about Sage 50 is the lack of documentation/support. I've used and recommend QuickBooks frequently because QuickBooks has easy to access phone/chat/online support and there are tutorials all over the web. I wish Sage 50 had more support like QuickBooks.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

Minimize review

martinho Henriques

I have been using the sage billing system for several years. I recommend

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-15
Review Source: Capterra

It is software that has been with me daily for several years, I'm already in tune with the program, the experience is fantastic

Pros
Very intuitive, easy to perform everyday tasks , Has very important sales charts, In the main frame we have all the necessary information, we don't need to go around opening several menus.

Cons
In my case, I cannot reconcile with my accountant , It is not easy to layout invoices is not a very easy process

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

Minimize review

Victoria Evans

Solid but somewhat limited software

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-29
Review Source: Capterra

not interested in continuing to use this software. Not interested in recommending it to others. I have now switched over to different software.

Pros
Sage50 seems to be created more so for accountants or those with in-depth knowledge of accounting. I have a degree in accounting so I found it extremely easy to use. Most functions are easily located and you can choose a number of them from one screen. The software has very good reports which is an important factor to management. Sage is very similar to another popular accounting software program used by small and medium businesses, so it should be fairly easy for employers to locate employees who have used Sage.

Cons
Tends to be glitchy. If you have an issue, it could be very time costly to get the issue resolved. Customer support and the time frame in which it is provided needs improvement. Another negative aspect is the cost as compared to its biggest competitor. Sage is more expensive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

Minimize review

Chris Statham

Does The Job But Expensive

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, not too impressed. Yes it does the job, but it’s expensive and Sage keep increasing their prices year on year trying to justify uplifts on pretty useless product additions. Also the lack of ANY customer support, unless you pay for it, is pretty poor when spending so much every month.

Pros
As it’s a leading accounting software clearly it does the job and has everything you need. The range of functions is vast.

Cons
The software is quite difficult to use, training online is confusing, and a newbie would struggle in places.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

Minimize review

John Tracey

Good...But A Little Expensive

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-13
Review Source: Software Advice

I use the Canadian version of the software. I suspect it's basically the same as the American version, except for sales tax and payroll, but I would check a review of that version for any American users.

Pros
Sage 50 is an easy-to-use piece of accounting software aimed at SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), and it is one of QuickBooks' major competitors. It's fairly easy to find people who are familiar with Sage 50. That's a plus for small businesses looking to find an employee or outside service provider to take care of their books. If you are looking to do the books yourself, Sage 50 is relatively easy to learn. They have thorough tutorials available to walk you through the basics. Major transactions are grouped together under tabs on the left-hand navigation panel. The various workflows--receivables, payables, inventory and services, employees and payroll, and a 'company' category--are all shown graphically. Each task within a major area is represented as a labeled icon, making it is to start a new transaction from this screen. The 'company' link is a catch-all category, including general journal entries, the chart of accounts and tools for managing your data and accounting tasks. Virtually every report that a small business could need is available in Sage 50.

Cons
I found Sage 50 to be glitchy in the past. I have spent too many hours on hold or on a call with their tech support. I use the payroll-included version of Sage 50. I also have a support package. In all, that's not competitively priced. If it weren't for the fact that some clients have been using this software for years and are reimbursing me for the cost of the software, I would not be using it. QuickBooks is a better value.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

Minimize review

Sage 50cloud pricing

Starting from
$465.95/year
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
View Pricing Plans

Versions:

Sage 50c Pro Accounting:
Sage 50c Premium Accounting:
Sage 50c Quantum Accounting:

Add Microsoft Office 365 integration available.

Sage 50cloud features

Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Billing & Invoicing
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics

API (243 other apps)
Accounting Integration (155 other apps)
Audit Trail (119 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (151 other apps)
Compliance Management (162 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (152 other apps)
Data Import/Export (154 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (116 other apps)
Third Party Integration (173 other apps)
Workflow Management (131 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Sage 50cloud

Key features of Sage 50cloud

  • Financial consolidation
  • Pay bills electronically, print paper checks
  • Control budgets and departments
  • Customer tracking
  • Mobile invoicing
  • Integrated bank feeds
  • Accounting management
  • Activity tracking
  • Auditing
  • Automated backup
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Batch processing
  • Contact database
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable templates
  • Data import
  • Electronic payments
  • Employee management
  • Estimating
  • Expense tracking
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial management
  • Forecasting
  • Forms management
  • Inventory optimization
  • Inventory tracking
  • Invoice management & processing
  • Invoice processing
  • Job costing
  • Microsoft Outlook contact synchronization
  • Mobile integration
  • Multi-currency
  • Order management & tracking
  • Payroll management
  • Project accounting
  • Project time tracking
  • Project tracking
  • Purchase order management
  • Quote management
  • Real time data
  • Recurring billing
  • Sales analytics
  • Sales reporting
  • Supplier management
  • Templates
  • Tracking features
  • Trend analysis
  • Activity dashboard
  • Purchasing
  • Transfer management
  • Receipt management
  • Benefits
  • Project budgeting
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Budgeting & forecasting
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Tax management
  • Automated billing
  • Expense claims
  • Sales orders
  • Cash flow statement
  • One-click reports
  • Custom pricing
  • Access control
  • Contact management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Inventory management & optimization
View All Features

Benefits

Access contact details, customer balance information, credit limits, and order history from anywhere by syncing Microsoft Outlook contacts and Sage 50cloud contacts.

Accept payments on the go by combining Sage 50cloud with Sage Payment Solutions in order to accept secure and compliant payments from anywhere.

Link directly to bank accounts to record sales and receipts in real time and check up on what the business is owed, schedule supplier payments, and more, with tools for cash flow and invoicing.

Sage 50cloud's add-on solution for stock and inventory management enables organizations to automatically update stock levels, and control assets through stock valuations and audits.

Work and collaborate from anywhere with applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook through seamless integration with Microsoft Office 365.