Pros and Cons of Sage 50 Accounting and Sage 50C Accounting -800.475.1047 – Support – Training – Consultant – Reseller
Sage 50 Accounting, the current desktop solution/in office accounting software for small businesses. For 1 user, Pro is your entry level choice to handle cash management including accounts payable and accounts receivable. If you have 5 or fewer users, Premium is more in line with its offerings allowing not only cash management, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable but also order processing, budgeting automated tasks including audit trails. Sage Quantum is the final option for up to 40 users which will allow for industry-specific features such as manufacturing and construction, workflow management and data analysis reporting.
With Sage 50 in order to share your database with your accountant, for example, you need to back-up your database which then needs to be restored by the accountant on their end to perform accounting functions/changes. Once the accountant is finished, a backup needs to be completed and sent to the original user which then be restored on their end. Assuming the original user didn’t make any changes since their original backup, the database is up to date. If the original user had gone in and made changes, the new restore will override and eliminate changes made.
So Sage announced its newest version of Sage 50c this past February. We know is that Sage 50c is a hybrid, if you will, of cloud and desktop version giving users the ability to access/view/share data in real time. This version of Sage 50c is offered through a subscription to Sage Drive which is easily turned on by the main user desktop user wanting to grant access to the Sage Drive to other users.
Optional advances include Sage Payment merchant account as well as Sage payroll. Sage payment services allow payments to be posted virtually anywhere you have Internet access accepting a variety of payments. Payroll becomes more streamlined and easier to manage.
“Sage 50c is the most convenient way to keep tabs on your company, no matter where you are,” stated Eva Schoenleitner, vice president product marketing at Sage. “We’re establishing a new way of doing business by creating hybrid reliable desktop accounting software with cloud access supported by best-in-class accounting standards that will help you make more informed decisions and ensure accurate financials.”
“We also kept accountants and bookkeepers in the front of our focus while developing Sage 50c,” stated Schoenleitner. “Real-time access to their clients’ information over a secure online connection is not only more efficient, it’s also safer and more secure than exchanging USB thumb drives and trading emails.”
– Easily migrate from Sage 50 to Sage 50c
– Access to your database anytime, anywhere (as long as you’ve subscribed to Sage Drive)
– View almost real time database without having to backup and restore
– 24/7 access to ‘real-time’ database for your accountant
– Automatically syncs database to Sage Drive
– has easy to use import / export features
– Thru the next release coming in June it is limited to single user access: In order to use Sage 50c and Sage Drive, no other user can make any changes on their end. While using the database must be a single user and read-only by others. While this doesn’t prohibit the use of the database, one cannot make any changes as they will be lost.
Is this really a con? Considering shared excel spreadsheets and such may only be single user access in order to make changes…
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