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Sage 50 Accounting – Canadian Edition Small Business Accounting Software

Sage 50 Feature highlights

Sage 50 Features

Customers and sales

Know your customers and how much you are billing and getting paid.

Vendors and purchases

Know your vendors and how much you are spending.

Government / Accounting

Rest assured your business accounting software is compliant with government regulations and standards.

Employees and payroll

Efficiently and cost-effectively pay employees in-house and comply with government regulations

Inventory and services

Optimize inventory management and control inventory costs.

Projects / Jobsites

Stay on budget and help increase profitability

Compare Sage 50 Editions

Which Accounting and Bookkeeping Software Will Give Your Business a Competitive Edge?

The #1 accounting and bookkeeping software choice of Canadian small businesses has a range of solutions to meet your unique business needs. No matter the size and scope of your business, Sage 50 Accounting (formerly Simply Accounting) has a product to help you work faster, smarter and confidently.

Available editions perfectly fit for your accounting needs

First Step 1 user $99.99 Buy now Free Trial
Pro 1 user $249.99 Buy now Free Trial
Premium 2-4 users From $499.99 Buy now Free Trial
Quantum 5-40 users From $3,214 Buy now Free Trial

Included with Purchase

Sage is ready to help your business

Receive one customer support case 2 check check check Unlimited access to Support
Online training from Sage University3 $99 Value $99 Value $99 Value $99 Value
Access 24/7 online Knowledgebase check check check check
60-day money-back guarantee check check check check

Manage Customers and Sales

Know your customers and how much you are billing

Create customer records check check check check
Prepare sales invoices check check check check
Track payments and create receipts check check check check
Choose a price list 1 List 3 Lists 100 Lists 1000 Lists
Create sales quotes and orders check check check
Charge for services using employee Time Slips check check

Manage Vendors and Purchases

Know your vendors and how much you are spending

Create vendor records check check check check
Print cheques check check check check
Create purchase quotes and orders check check check check
Record and track purchase invoices check check check check
Simplify reordering items from vendors check

Employees and Payroll4

Efficiently and cost-effectively pay employees in-house and comply with government regulations

Prepare payroll cheques with automatic tax calculations Available Available Included
Process cheques as a batch Available Available Included
Prepare ROE slips for print or online filing Available Available Included
Prepare T4/RL-1 slips for print or online filing Available Available Included


Rest assured your software is compliant with regulations and standards

Track GST/HST and PST/QST check check check check
File GST/HST Online check check check check
Keep accurate records with the full-time audit trail check check check check
Store multiple years of financial history Up to 2 Up to 7 Up to 100 Up to 100
Process payroll remittances check check check
Reconcile bank statements to accounting data check check check
Use departmental accounting check check
Use First-in First out (FIFO) inventory costing method check check
Expand the range and length of account numbers check check
Create payroll expense groups check check


Increase productivity and efficiency

Allow more than one user at a time 5 1 User 1 User 2-4 Users 5-40 Users
View summary of common tasks with the Daily Business Manager check check check check
Switch between English and French check check check check
Integrate with Microsoft® Word and Excel® 6 check check check check
Convert data from QuickBooks®, MYOB® and Quicken®6 check check check check
Work with multiple currencies Two Unlimited Unlimited
Synchronize with Microsoft® Outlook 6 check check
Create and assign role-based security settings check


Protect and control access to your data

Assign user access to financial reports check


Analyze business performance, monitor cash flow and make informed decisions

Access and customize built-in reports 29 93 153 165
  • Use pre-defined
    industry-specific reports
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  • Review BOMs, assemblies and adjustments
Open reports in Excel® for formatting and calculations check check check check
Budget company revenues and expense check check check
View the Performance dashboard for real-time information check check check
View the Trends Forecast dashboard of key business dataThe Trends Forecast dashboard contains trend forecasts of your company’s key performance data or indicators (KPIs), providing a snapshot of where your business is potentially headed. check
Consolidate financials for multiple companies check check


Optimize inventory levels and productivity to control costs

Manage inventory Basic Advanced Advanced Plus
Create finished goods from Bill of Materials check check
Generate packing slips check check
Manage inventory in multiple locations check check
Track items by serial number check


Stay on budget and help increase profitability

Track and report on projects check check check
Budget projects by fiscal year 1 year 1 year Up to 5 years
Create detailed project budget By period By account, by period By account, by period
Assign projects to orders and invoices check
Track salaried employee and contractor hours check



  1. Based on independent surveys of 279 Canadian small businesses (conducted 2/13) and 407 Canadian accountants who work with small business clients (conducted 9/14).
  2. Support specialists reserve the right to limit the duration of customer support calls.
  3. Essentials online course ($99 Value for NEW customers only). Redemption details included after product registration.
  4. Additional fees apply. Sage Business Care Gold (with Payroll) is required. Sage 50 Quantum Accounting includes one year of Sage Business Care Gold subscription. For details on payroll feature restrictions without a Sage Business Care Gold or Payroll plan, please refer to the chart on this web page.
  5. Each Sage 50 Premium Accounting box includes two user licenses. Up to four users can be purchased. Sage 50 Quantum Accounting may be purchased in increments of five for Up to forty users. Each user must have a license to use the product.
  6. See system requirements.

Payroll processing

Payroll is conveniently accessible from within Sage 50 Accounting.

You can easily pay employees anytime with the most up-to-date payroll tax calculations. Be prepared with government payroll forms and remittances.

Sage 50 Pro Accounting with Payroll
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Sage 50 Premium Accounting 2-user with Payroll
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Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 5-user with Payroll
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Pay your employees in-house with ease

Sage payroll and support plans include timely and comprehensive in-house payroll processing within your Sage 50 solution to help you save time and reduce the risk of payroll tax penalties at year-end.

  • Process payroll at any time.1
  • Easily prepare payroll cheques or issue Direct Deposit2 payments in batches.
  • Pay employees salary or hourly pay rates. Easily create multiple pay rates on-the-fly.
  • Calculate withholdings on payroll advances.
  • Deduct and remit the appropriate taxes with certainty.
  • Create custom taxable and non-taxable benefits.
  • Post paycheques into future years.

Manage taxes effortlessly and be ready for the year-end

  • Be always up-to-date with the latest federal and provincial payroll tax updates as soon as they are available.
  • Reduce the risk of payroll tax penalties at year-end by accurately calculating your employees' earnings, taxes and other deductions.
  • Efficiently manage and remit payroll taxes in a few clicks.
  • Prepare government T4, ROE, and RL-1 forms with ease for print or online filing.
Try Payroll Free

Experience how easy payroll processing can be for free!

Call 1-888-261-9610 to sign up now.

Need Employee Direct Deposit?

Hassle-Free Paydays are just around the corner with electronic payments to employees using Direct Deposit2.

  1. Pay up to 10 employees (Sage 50 Pro Accounting, Sage 50 Premium Accounting, Sage 50 Quantum Accounting). Additional fees apply for more employees. Find out more about the Employee Limits on Payroll. All access to any payroll functionality requires a service plan with payroll processing. Payroll plans are available for all Sage 50 Accounting software solutions except Sage 50 First Step Accounting. A plan is also required to print, process, and file CRA forms.
  2. Additional fees apply for Direct Deposit.

Explore Sage 50 Solutions


An easy-to-use small business desktop accounting solution, Sage 50 helps you do accounting faster and accurately while you focus on running your business.

  • Keep your finances organized
  • Make timely business decisions with real-time data
  • Prepare for tax time with accurate numbers
Why choose Sage 50?

Payroll processing

Pay your employees with ease and accuracy by processing payroll from within Sage 50.

  • Stay current and confident with up-to-date tax calculations
  • Be prepared for government forms and remittances
Learn more


Start accepting credit card and debit cards from within Sage 50 Accounting.

  • Make it easy for customers to pay you
  • Transactions automatically post to Sage 50, so no manual data entry
  • Backed by Canada’s number 1 credit card provider, Moneris Solutions
Learn more

Add-on Services

Get more out of Sage 50 when you choose services that connect directly with your software!

Cheques and Forms

Created to work with Sage 50 Accounting.


Anytime, online or in the classroom, Sage University has training that works for you.

EFT Direct

Quickly and easily transfer files from your accounting solution to your financial institution.

Third Party Solutions

Solve unique business issues and optimize Sage 50 performance with handpicked solutions.

Direct Payments

Efficiently pay employees and vendors electronically.

Retirement Savings Plan

Improve data accuracy and save time administering your workplace savings plan with an integrated solution.

Intelligence Reporting

Make fast, confident decisions with customizable Microsoft® Excel®-based business reports.

  1. Based on independent surveys of 279 Canadian small businesses (conducted 2/13) and 407 Canadian accountants who work with small business clients (conducted 9/14).
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