Sage 50 Canada Features

Sage 50 Canada

Canadian SMB accounting software

3.73/5 (165 reviews)

Sage 50 Canada Feature Summary

  • 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

Finance & Accounting Feature Comparison

Most popular features of all Finance & Accounting apps

API (166 other apps)
Accounting Integration (107 other apps)
Accounting Management (104 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (111 other apps)
Auditing (78 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (100 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (80 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (114 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (84 other apps)
Data Import/Export (90 other apps)
Electronic Payments (99 other apps)
Expense Tracking (107 other apps)
Invoice Management (158 other apps)
Invoice Processing (95 other apps)
Multi-Currency (92 other apps)
Real Time Data (91 other apps)
Receiving (90 other apps)
Recurring Billing (78 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (105 other apps)
Third Party Integration (94 other apps)

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Sage 50 Canada Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Sage 50 Canada's features:

Amish Kadakia

Sage 50 Accounting

2017-02-24

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.

Pros

Integration with core Microsoft applications like Excel makes a good product for analytics export into a spreadsheet.

Cons

Need to have a fair level of accounting knowledge to use it correctly.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
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Andrea Cantu

You get what you pay for

2017-10-10

Other accounting software and Sage 100 and up are two plus times more expensive

Pros

Integrates with Sage processing to ease the process of marking invoices paid.

Cons

Therefore, internet orders for website still need manually entered for inventory and accounting purposes.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
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Summer Endraske

Price has gone up and quality has gone down

2017-06-16

I think customer service has gone down & price has gone up since it has been bought out by Peachtree.

Pros

Availability for payroll, one stop shop for accounting and inventory management.

Cons

It is difficult to track sales rep reports and what customers buy by product.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
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Femi Akinsulire

An efficient and functional accounting software

2017-07-21

Pros

It is very easy to navigate the software, creating and tracking invoices comes in handy and the system is generally reliable.

Cons

No integration with CRMs and more options can be added to the reporting tool to make generated reports more robust

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Alicia Robertson

Works best if you are utilizing all the job features

2018-04-04

The reports can be exported into Excel for further analytics and review.

Pros

Create PO, Apply to invoice, Inventory, Pay bill. Create your job quote, assign job, bill job, view job costing.

Cons

Using only certain features is difficult, as the steps in between may be missing to view full reports. It's also pretty ugly and kind of clunky, but it works and does the job.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
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Randy Wester

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

2015-06-12

- Few third party software integrations - Other Sage software does not work with it AT ALL.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Bryan Lockhart

We use Sage for all our accounting record keeping and payroll and find it very accurate and reliable

2018-01-23

We have accurate accounting records that are easily sent to our public accountant for year end processing.

Pros

We like that the reports are robust and exportable to excel, and the payroll module makes completing each run easy and year end a snap.

Cons

We get asked to backup the data upon sign in and sign out, this can be cumbersome, but also a terrific reminder to safeguard our data.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Emily Phipps

Great product that serves basic accounting functions

2016-09-01

Pros

Within those 20 different departments, we were also able to track 7 different expense categories (not accounts, groups of accounts).

Cons

In addition to account number, department, and expense category, we were hoping to track school projects, use tax, physicals expenses, location.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Sage 50 Canada

If you a looking for a straight forward accounting software for a small to mid sized business, this is a great option. It was always a reliable product and served our growing organization for 10+ years. It is also a very affordable option considering all you get for the price.

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Christine Schutz

Sage 50

2018-08-16

We've used this software for over 20 years. We have not outgrown it even though our business has grown.

Pros

If you're only looking for an accounting software this software fits the ticket.

Cons

It isn't useful if you're a service organization - you cannot track time, and expenses.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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JENNIFER LIU

Basic accounting program with limited customization options

2018-02-08

Cheaper than other larger programs, easy to use and manage.

Pros

The dashboard feature makes using the software and locating specific functions relatively easy.

Cons

Inventory management features are very limited, pricing options are limited.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Victor Olowu

Efficient and rich in tools

2018-04-12

Pros

The report are easy and straight forward to access.

Cons

From my experience, using peachtree with another currency aside the US dollar is unnecessarily not easy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Joseph Adi

Lacking Fullsuite Applications

2017-05-15

Pros

Low price point Simple internal interface Accounting system is easy to use Updates are helpful and frequent

Cons

Inability to integrate into a website Lacks customer portal capabilities Default accounting reports are difficult to read

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
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Joe DiLuca

Easy to use

2017-12-05

Ease of usage and cost

Pros

The software is easy to navigate. Invoicing and cash receipts are very user friendly.

Cons

Reporting is minimal and not easy to customize.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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YUE JUNE LU

fairly nice product

2016-09-15

Pros

professional; able to customize the report; easy for professional accountant

Cons

little complex; lost data sometimes; need to have fair level of accounting knowledge to use it

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Sage 50 Canada

easeness to use accuracy speed number of users easy to access

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Elein Vargas

Longtime business user

2017-10-12

It keeps us extremely organized and our data is easy to sort and analyze.

Pros

It has a lot of features that prevent double entries and create an audit trail.

Cons

Otherwise the reporting is excellent and the exporting to Excel and pdfs is more than enough.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Kenneth Saxe

Each version gets better and better.

2017-09-18

Pros

Works well in a multi-user environment.

Cons

Sage 50 does not have the expanded import and export capabilities that are available in some other accounting systems.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Sara Havlik

Functionality

2017-06-09

Pros

The ability to view the entries posted and balances are updated real time. Good for small to medium business set ups

Cons

Unable to see the invoice document ( digital) in SAGE payables and unable to see any scanned supporting document to the GL entries.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

I really like this product for our company. We use it for payroll, all accounting, customers notes

2018-07-02

Pros

I use this product for all of our accounting, invoicing, accounts payable and accounts receivable, credit card, payroll etc.

Cons

If you should have issues or the system should go down you have to call customer service and sometimes it take awhile until the call you back.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

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Sundeep Malhi

Designed for small business owners

2017-10-16

- Small buiness full cycle accounting experience.

Pros

Ease of use, fully cycle accounting, professional-looking invoices, prints cheques and manages direct deposits.

Cons

The need to continually having to upgrade this software every few years can make it expensive. over the long run.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ankit Aggarwal

Dissapointing

2016-08-12

Pros

Its good for very Basic Accounting practice.

Cons

Really) Cannot run report that shows Quote number, Order number, Invoice amount & salesperson side by side.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

2/10

Recommendations to others considering Sage 50 Canada

Please do have a demo account based on your Industry. Use as many features as per your workflow to be confident on product that will give you efficiency rather than maintaining multiple spreadsheets.

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Ashley Tubby

Easy to learn the basics

2018-01-18

Overall the program is user friendly and I have been able to learn as I go for the most part

Pros

Banking, invoices, sales and reports are easy to find and check for errors

Cons

I don't like how the program backs ups and overwrites, I wish that there was a simpler way to ensure if there is a critical error that you could trace it back more easily. Backing up and updating always makes me leery

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Phil Klein

Not too special

2018-01-16

Have been using this software since Peachtree Days. Not too happy with it anymore but I still use it for some smaller companies.

Pros

Ability to easily format Invoices and Statements.

Cons

Seems to take a long time to load program.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
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Kim Tracy

Great Accounting Software!

2017-05-18

I am saddened that I have to move away from Sage 50 because it does not integrate with Service Titan, Field Edge or any other cutting edge dispatch programs in my industry.

Pros

Reports are easily exported to excel and can be customized.

Cons

The only con for me is that Sage 50 doesn't integrate with any industry related software programs I need.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Amy Stutsman

Good value for your money

2017-11-07

Good software for the price. Has some great job costing features.

Pros

This software does an excellent job of helping to track and reconcile the full accounting process.

Cons

The bank reconciliations have been known to frequently be malfunction because of entries that don't post properly. The solution is fairly cumbersome and requires unreconciling all past bank reconciliations. I have known some organizations who simply do there bank reconciliations outside of Sage 50

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Jill Petro

Sage Accounting--review by a 10+ year user

2016-05-16

Pros

My training is accounting--I like the process and the robustness of the accounting for the price point.

Cons

We also lament the lack of integration with our bank, microsoft programs etc.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Sage 50 Canada

Be sure to compare apples to apples. Look at the reporting capabilities. Evaluate pros and cons of processing payroll in house.

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