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Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting

What Is Sage 50cloud Accounting?

Sage 50cloud Accounts offers complete, out-of-the-box-desktop accounting software, with secure cloud and mobile access, for small businesses who want to spend less time on admin and more time on running their business. Try free for 30 days or buy now from £25 per month.

Who Uses Sage 50cloud Accounting?

Sage 50cloud Accounting is for all types of small and medium businesses

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Reviews of Sage 50cloud Accounting

Average score

Overall
3.9
Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Service
3.5
Features
3.7
Value for Money
3.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Barry
Barry
Accountant in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Accounting Software, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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28 Years and counting

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Very good, have loved my interaction with some great cleint managers over hte years and we have all benefited.

Pros:

I have used this software for 28 years from DOS to version 28. Its always delivered when required and good support when needed.

Cons:

Recent prices changes have been a challenge and too much for some cleints.

Sam
Financial Controller in UK
Construction, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Great product for a small entity - but you will outgrow

4.0 3 months ago

Comments: Good product for an SME but will outgrow it.

Pros:

Simple to use, flexible with ODBC connection possible.

Cons:

Not actually cloud based, connection to server can be slow.

Happy
Accountant in Malawi
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Alternatives Considered:

Sage 50 Accounting: Balancing the Books with Precision

5.0 2 months ago

Pros:

Easy to use and very great interface for new users.

Cons:

Might need some prior knowledge or short training.

James
Engineering Manager
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Major limitations for everything but the most simple operations

1.0 7 years ago

Comments: Want to do accounting? Sage 50 will do it almost as well as Quickbooks for a higher cost and with less support. It's also a lot harder to find an accountant that works with Sage and actually knows what they're doing. Want to buy and resell products? Sure, it'll mostly work. Want to use it for manufacturing/assembly? Forget it, Sage 50 can't do it properly and will cost you an incalculable amount in lost time and opportunity. No lot tracking, horrible reporting, no forecasting, only 5 user defined fields (none of which are very useful), no BOM variances, no part revisions allowed, no mass BOM update, etc.

Pros:

Better than chiseling on a stone tablet, though less reliable.

Cons:

Oh so many things: Database is SLOW No user workflows, cannot require approvals, checks, releases, etc. No ability to limit access to fields, or to require approvals on data entry Fields are not updatable in table views and require opening a screen for each item to update. Finding information in Sage is difficult, must search through multiple screens, reports, or excel spreadsheets to find date Order data exists in many separate views (SO, PO, WO, Invoice) without a single summary view of status. Sage50 items do not link – a line on a PO, SO, Quote, etc cannot be clicked to bring up the item card. The ID must be memorized and typed into another window, wasting valuable time Data import/export from/to Sage50 is time consuming and error prone Document templates are stored locally and must be manually updated per machine on change. One time use items or BOMs have to be added to part master to never be removed which clutters system, or have to be entered as a description items which severely limits usability. Cannot open multiple records when reviewing order history (or item cards, POs, Invoices, etc). Can only have one window for each type open at a time. No system discount levels Difficult to determine lead times for an assembly, have to start a pseudo work ticket and still can only determine current part availability that doesn't show when on order parts will arrive Sage can assign a user to a quote, but has no notifications to tell that user when the quote gets converted, updated, etc No material traceability, or lot tracking Routings do not exist – cannot track inventory moves from receipt to, inventory, picking, assembly, QA, etc Sage50 cannot record who received, assembled, tested, shipped, etc Cannot attach records or files to built items (final inspection reports, pictures, etc) Purchase planning is almost non-existent. Parts cannot undergo true revision. Changing the item ID results in changing entire system history Rev changes require creation of new ID and BOM update BOM changes are labor intensive BOM changes must occur individually and manually each time a part undergoes revision Variances are not allowed Cannot swap parts or revisions for a variance BOM, a complete new BOM must be created and all traveler paperwork reprinted When moving to a new revision, the old revision must remain in the BOM until consumed which results in Sage reporting the need to purchase the old revision instead of the new revision. Revision changeover must be manually watched and switched at point of consumption Sage has a field for “Preferred Vendor ID”, but no additional approved suppliers Single currency only Sage50 has updates that come out every year, but they only support the previous years version for another 6 months so you're forced into an upgrade if want any semblance of support (though it doesn't really count as support most of the time).

Laura
Director and Senior Bookkeeper in UK
Accounting Software, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Laura Lee Bookkeeping Love Sage 50

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: I have used Sage 50 for over 20 years & I do not ever expect to stop using it in my professional career. It is ideal software for many of my clients.

Pros:

It's so clear to review entered transactions & run any kind of report you like.

Cons:

Some of the third party software plugins do not work so well as they do with other softwares.