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

Sage 50 Canada

Canadian SMB accounting software

3.75/5 (219 reviews)

Sage 50 Canada overview

Choose Sage 50 because we are . . .
• Canadian-made for over 25 years.
• Fully outfitted with built-in Canadian tax regulation compliancy.
• Trusted and used by over 500,000 Canadian small businesses.
• Backed by Canada's largest network of accountants and bookkeepers— 13,000+ Sage Accountants Network members.
• Supported for both English and French—application and customer support.

Sage 50 Pro Accounting 2014
Manage your business with a professional accounting and business management solution.

Sage 50 Pro Accounting 2014 (formerly Simply Accounting) is the right fit for small businesses that have one company, one location, and one user.
With this bookkeeping software, you can:
• Collect, track and submit taxes with confidence
• Manage cash flow and costs
• Track sales, expenses, and taxes
• Easily prepare invoices and cheques
• Budget company revenue and expenses
• Access 93 built-in reports

Sage 50 Premium Accounting 2014
Analyze your business and make informed decisions with an advanced accounting and business management solution.

Sage 50 Premium Accounting 2014 (formerly Simply Accounting) is ideal for small businesses that need business accounting software with advanced management tools for more than one company, location, or software user.
With this business accounting software, you can:
• Prepare forecasts and budgets
• Manage and track projects
• Optimize inventory levels and productivity to control costs
• Work with unlimited currencies
• Use up to 100 price lists
• Charge for services using employee Time Slips for accurate billing and tracking of activities.
• Access 153 built-in reports, including pre-defined industry specific reports


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Supported languages

English, French
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Sage 50 Canada reviews

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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.

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Heidi Neilson

Easy to use, nice reports; troubleshooting and updates can be a pain

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-25
Review Source: Software Advice

I used this software for really basic accounting functions and used a separate CRM and ERP software that I just journaled information from into Sage. It was great for that and for the everyday AP, payroll and GL. Overall I really liked it and it gave me few problems. The issue was that when there was a problem, it was really time-consuming to fix and I often had to bring in outside tech support when Sage couldn't solve the problem, so it cost a lot of extra time and money a few times a year.

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Amish Kadakia

Sage 50 Accounting

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-24
Review Source: Software Advice

Sage 50 Accounting is ideal for the small business that is looking for a comprehensive, customizable core accounting solution that includes: A/P, A/R , well developedBilling, Invoicing, Inventory Management and Financial reporting. Sage 50 Accounting integration with Microsoft Excel, Outlook and PDF are some of its other features. Sage 50 Acwell-developed program that is great for the small business to keep their books organized. Sage 50 Accounting recognizes that small businesses may not need some of the more advanced features that some of its higher versions have. This is why Sage 50 features are pretty basic, providing support for tasks such as project management, costing, invoicing, reporting among others.

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Randy Wester

Sage 50 'Quantum' Canadian is very stable but limited. No significant new features for last 4 years.

Reviewed 2015-06-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros: - Sage 50 Canadian is very stable, any 'crash' is almost always a hardware or operating system issue. - Vendor technical support is prompt and helpful. - Uses a solid 'Enterprise-grade' back end database. - ODBC is free, and included. - Free SDK is available. Cons: - Response to bugs is to provide work-arounds - No significant new features since 2011. - Screen designs are stuck on 1988. Data entry fonts are unusably tiny on modern monitors, and can't be adjusted. - Features and prior bundled software has been removed, no longer supported, or flat out disabled: . web store integration, . Crystal Reports, . ACT! CRM integration . Simply HR Manager - Numerous limitations in the 'Quantum' version to prevent use by all but the smallest companies: . no transaction reports show purchase order numbers, . ship-to addresses are limited to 99, . multiple vendor shipping addresses are not supported at all . if using multiple 'locations', inventory reports are wrong due to wrong beginning onhand. . Multiple shipments to / from a single invoice are not supported. . No way to report on Purchase Order vs invoice purchase amounts or pricing. . No reports - Designed for Accountants, not for business operations. . 'Job Tracking' will record what you put in, but not tell you what to bill out. . Year end process is unnecessarily convoluted and cumbersome for the business. . Inventory 'available' isn't displayed during invoicing, only 'On Hand'. . Only 2 years of sales statistics are tracked - current and prior year. Since current is always opened before the prior year is completed, there is never any point in time where a comparative report is of any use. . Canned reports are inadequate and can't be customized. - Time Tracking to Invoicing only works if you never have separate jobs for a single client - and who wouldn't? - Inventory statistics are broken - Quantities are correct, but adjustments rack up the statistics on number of transactions (one sale, adjusted two times will show as 5 transactions) - Virtually all inventory, sales, and purchase detail reports show all adjusted and reversed transactions, but don't output any indicator that they are just dead, junk data. - Few third party software integrations - Other Sage software does not work with it AT ALL. (Asset tracking, Time & Billing, CRM)

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Jason Hatch

Used to be the standard for small business in Canada, but no longer.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-09
Review Source: Software Advice

I have recently discovered Xero and moved my accounting practice to this software. It is so simple with the convenience of being cloud-based. I now recommend Xero to my clients and given its simplicity (yet still very powerful) I can foresee clients taking charge of their own bookkeeping and getting rid of their existing bookkeepers.

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Sage 50 Canada pricing

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Sage 50 Premium Accounting 2014 – Regular Price: $439.99. Now $369.99! (Save $70)
Sage 50 Pro Accounting 2014 – Regular Price: $229.99. Now $189.99! (Save $40)

Sage 50 Canada features

Activity Dashboard
Billing & Invoicing
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Reporting & Statistics

API (191 other apps)
Accounting Integration (132 other apps)
Accounting Management (126 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (118 other apps)
Compliance Management (98 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (103 other apps)
Data Import/Export (112 other apps)
Real Time Data (116 other apps)
Third Party Integration (121 other apps)
Workflow Management (94 other apps)

Additional information for Sage 50 Canada

Key features of Sage 50 Canada

  • Get paid faster and pay bills
  • Optimize inventory levels and productivity to control costs
  • Efficiently track customers and suppliers
  • Work with unlimited currencies
  • Calculate federal and provincial taxes confidently
  • Use up to 100 price lists
  • Collect, track and submit taxes with confidence
  • Access up to 153 built-in reports
  • Manage cash flow and costs
  • Track sales, expenses, and taxes
  • Easily prepare invoices and cheques
  • Budget company revenue and expenses
  • Prepare forecasts and budgets
  • Manage and track projects
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When moving from a manual accounting process, new Sage 50 customers achieve an average time savings of 47% on their accounting, giving businesses more freedom to focus on the things that are most important to them.

With Sage 50 Accounting you can:
• Handle accounting, taxes, and business management with confidence.
• Switch between French and English at the click of a button.
• Choose from a family of solutions designed for your needs.

Easily handle routine bookkeeping tasks with easy to use, affordable accounting software. Get instant access to numbers that help you make better and faster business decisions, discover trends, and build on successes.