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Upgrading from Sage 50 to Sage 200
Wednesday April 17, 2013

Recognise the warning signs as to when its time to upgrade from Sage 50 Accounts and move up the range to a solution such as Sage 200.


Sage 50 Accounts is the trusted accounting solution of a number of businesses in the UK. It is the starting point to small business accounting, with the convenience of purchasing the Sage 50 software disc and installing it on your computer. After navigating around and a couple of training videos on the internet you can be up and running in no time.

However as your business grows you are likely to notice a strain on your accounts software as it struggles to keep up with the complexities of your new business processes. You will likely notice the system starting to slow down and the overall performance levels to drop due to:

  • An increase in the number of transactions – more business means more paperwork and with more and more transactions taking place Sage 50 will be pushed to its limits
  • An increase in the number of customers and suppliers – as you are holding a larger number of customers and suppliers on the system it can become a slower process in facilitating transactions and finding the correct data
  • An increase in the number of users on the system – more users on the system goes hand in hand with more transactions in draining performance and also brings about issues with auditing and tracking employee usage

The main drivers to considering upgrading to a bigger and better integrated accounting package revolve mainly around more complex business processes, a company drive to increase productivity and performance, better reporting and business analytics, audit trail for security purposes and a need to increase collaboration and communication.

Integrated accounting solutions such as Sage 200 increase company communication, collaboration and overall business efficiency, with access to CRM, Business Intelligence and a powerful set of financial tools.

A Directors Guide: How to Empower your finance team with Sage 200 Seminar

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Written by David Weaver at 00:00