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Sage 50cloud Accounting 2020

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Included in Sage 50cloud Accounting 2020.2

Collaborate remotely with your entire team 

Using Remote Data Access (formerly known as Sage Drive) in multi-user mode, you and your accountant or co-workers can access real-time data to work simultaneously within Sage 50 from any location (Premium and Quantum only).

Sage ID - one simple login for all your connected services 

With one email address and one password for all of your Sage online services, Sage ID is your account key to securely access and manage your Bank Feeds, and Invoice Payments, and Remote Data Access. 

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Included in Sage 50cloud Accounting 2020.1

Easy access to Apps & Services

On the new Apps & Services pane, you will now find the cloud-connected services that are included with your Sage 50cloud. Connect a new service or learning about available services with just a click.

Import your time sheets

If you track employee hours in a separate spreadsheet or time tracking application, we have provided a handy CSV template you can use to format your data and import it into Sage 50 for payroll.

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Highlight your brand

Make a visual impact by adding your company logo to sales quotes and orders. You can also add a logo on the fly or save it to your Sage 50 database where it can be easily retrieved even if you move Sage 50 to a new computer. 

Better payments

When a customer pays an invoice by cheque, Sage 50 now updates the link in the online version of the invoice to show your customer that the invoice has already been paid and save you from potentially having to refund any double payments.

New pay period options

For years that have 27 and 53 pay periods, you now have that option in the Employee Records window. You can also update the pay periods in the Setup Guide which you can access at any time under the Setup menu.

Sage 50cloud Accounting 2019

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Included in Sage 50cloud Accounting 2019.2

Goods received notes

Use goods received notes to record the receipt of goods (and services) from your vendors and update inventory before a purchase invoice is received so you can keep your inventory up to date and sell your goods and services. To access this feature you need a service plan that includes goods received notes.

Delivery orders

Use delivery orders to record the delivery of goods (and services) and then subsequently invoice your customers. To access this feature you need a service plan that includes delivery orders.

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Included in Sage 50cloud Accounting 2019.1

Easily record returns, refunds, or adjustments to invoices

With the new transaction windows for credit notes and debit notes (Premium and Quantum only), you can easily record returns, refunds, or adjustments after an invoice is issued. Requires a service plan that includes credit notes and debit notes.

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Included in Sage 50cloud Accounting 2019.0

Better reporting

Sage Dashboard

Through the Office 365 integration (requires Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium), Sage Dashboard gives you insight into critical areas of your business when you are away from the office.

Transaction control

Sage Approvals

New to the Office 365 integration (Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium is required), Sage Approvals lets business owners take control of transactions that flow from Sage Capture.

Get paid faster

Payments in Outlook

Simplify the payment process for your customers. Let them easily pay you directly in their Outlook inbox. No switching windows or complicated work flows. They can pay easily and securely in the integrated payment window.

Sage 50cloud Accounting 2018

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Included in Sage 50cloud Accounting 2018.3

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Payroll tax updates for July 1, 2018

If you have a support plan that includes payroll tax updates, you benefit from timely and comprehensive in-house payroll processing within Sage 50cloud Accounting to help you save time and reduce the risk of payroll tax penalties at year-end.

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Included in Sage 50cloud Accounting 2018.2

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Sage Bank Feeds

Sage Bank Feeds makes it easy to keep the books accurate & up-to-date. Save time by automatically downloading bank/credit card transactions into Sage 50cloud. Reduce the risk for error and say goodbye to manual reconciliation with paper statements.

Sage Intelligence

Through the Office 365 integration1, Sage Intelligence provides Sage 50cloud customers with additional reporting options online. Along with an updated user interface for an improved user experience, Sage Intelligence also offers PDF export.

Sage Capture

Now available for Android, Sage Capture2 lets you capture and document purchases and expenses when you are away from the office. Pictures are uploaded to One Drive and then downloaded to your Sage 50cloud company.

Get paid faster

Invoice Payments

Invoice Payments makes creating and sending professional invoices fast and easy. After a quick and hassle-free setup, you can help your customers pay you online by emailing invoices with a Pay Now button. Save time by reconciling payments into your accounts. It’s that easy. Now you can focus on what really matters, growing your business.

Improved experience

Match bank transactions

Transaction matching has been further enhanced with additional options when creating missing transactions.

Easy access to Office 365 integration

With just a click, you can now access our cloud and mobile offerings that are included with Office 365 integration on the Cloud & Mobile pane.

1. Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium is required.

2. An active plan that includes T4A forms is required.

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Included in Sage 50cloud Accounting 2018

Microsoft Office 365 integration1

Set synchronization frequency

Business builders can now set an auto-synchronization schedule to control how frequently Office 365 and Sage 50cloud is synchronized for more real-time data.

Improved security

Database upgrade

We have upgraded the Sage 50cloud Accounting database to MySQL 5.7.18

1. Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium is required.

Sage 50cloud Accounting 2017

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Included in Sage 50cloud Accounting 2017.2

Microsoft Office 365 integration2

Sage Capture

Capture and document purchases and expenses—take a picture of supplier receipts and bills with Sage Capture, saving them to One Drive and posting transactions to your Sage 50cloud…all from your mobile or tablet.

Sage Intelligence Reporting Cloud2

Unleash the power of your Sage 50cloud data in Excel…and either build powerful and in-depth reports with our simple drag and drop designer, or use one of the smart templates.

Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management Start integration2

Sage 50cloud now integrates with Sage Business Cloud X3 Start

Easily upload records with bulk API when uploading records to Sage Business Cloud X3 during initial set-up and for larger company database.

Improved experience

Easily add links to files in sales and purchase invoices, vendor payments, receipts and General Journal transactions. With a single click, you can view the linked file.

Payment improvement

Direct Deposit Enhancements: simplify the audit of electronic file transfers with the following enhancements:

  • Show Generation File Number column
  • Show total amount and count on report
  • Allow corrections to be filtered out

SIN Validation for T4A: if you create T4A for your vendors, Sage 50cloud validates the format of the vendor's SIN for Box 12.

Government compliance

Payroll requirements for Ontario: payroll statements now show the pay period start date.

1.Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium is required.

2.Purchase of a Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management subscription is required. Call 1-888-261-9610 for details.

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Included in Sage 50cloud Accounting 2017.1

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Microsoft Office 365 integration1

Integration with Microsoft Office 365 will soon be possible. Available Spring 2017.

Sage Business Cloud X3 integration2

Sage 50cloud connects to the all new version of Sage Business Cloud X3 for Canada.

Improved transaction processing

Recording payments simplified

When processing customer and vendor payments in various transaction windows, you can use a pushpin to select the current payment method for faster transaction processing.

Improved experience

Help menu redesign

The improved design in the help menu structure gets you to the appropriate help resource when you need it.

Payment improvement

Include vendor SIN on T4A and T5018

If a vendor record contains a 9-digit tax ID, that number is included in the corresponding SIN box when printing a T4A3 or T5018 form. Also, if you are using electronic filing for T5018, the 9-digit number is included in the correct field in the file.

Government compliance

Payroll tax updates for January 1, 2017

If you have a support plan that includes payroll tax updates, you benefit from timely and comprehensive in-house payroll processing within Sage 50cloud Accounting to help you save time and reduce the risk of payroll tax penalties at year-end.

1. Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium is required. Available in Spring 2017.

2. Purchase of a Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management subscription is required. Call 1-888-261-9610 for details.

3. An active plan that includes T4A forms is required.

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Improved communication

Batch email

You now can send various forms using bulk email for a more efficient workflow.

You can send the following through batch email:

  • Direct deposit stubs for vendors or employees
  • Invoices
  • Receipts
  • Purchase orders
  • Sales orders
  • Sales quotes

Improved sales processes

Payments simplified

Quickly and easily select a default payment method for vendor payments and customer payments. If you accept credit cards or process payments through Direct Payments or EFT Direct1, you have even more methods to select from.

Payment status demystified

You can now add Paid and Amount Owing fields to customized forms. The payment status automatically displays on the default Sage 50cloud forms.

EFT Direct and multiple bank accounts

EFT Direct has been updated to support multiple bank accounts for more flexibility.

You can select and use separate bank accounts for employee direct deposit, vendor payments, and customer pre-authorized debit.

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Sage Business Cloud X3 Integration enhancement1

We've simplified setup! With a couple clicks, you can effortlessly set up your Sage Business Cloud X3 company to work with your Sage 50cloud Accounting company. Sage 50cloud Accounting does all the heavy lifting for you.

Government compliance

Sales tax update for 2016

Prince Edward Island has announced that the HST will increase to 15% on October 1.

New companies created on or after October 1 will automatically use the updated sales tax. If you have an existing company, you will have to adjust the HST rate.

1. Purchase of a Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management subscription is required.

Sage 50cloud Accounting 2016

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Included in Sage 50cloud Accounting 2016.3

Improved user experience

Promote your business with graphics

Graphics are a great way to personalize your customer communications and promote your business. Adding logos to customer invoices has been enhanced with easier access and a simplified process. You can now also place your logo on customer statements. In addition to the easy workflow, you'll have better control of image scaling.

Support for images in Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format

Sage 50cloud Accounting has expanded its image support by including the PNG format. If you want to use this common image type, you can do so now.

Simplified server installation and upgrade

Updating a server installation has been enhanced and simplified. With a one-click update, you'll never have to worry about being out of sync while working.

Simplified desktop update process

Sage 50cloud Accounting now features a streamlined update. With a couple clicks, you've installed the newest release and even created a backup. Workstations connected to the company file detect when an update is available and remind users that they need to also update the server installation.

Enhanced email integration

You can now use popular web-based email services like Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, or Outlook 365 with Sage 50cloud Accounting. No complex setup involved! Use a different or lesser known service? Sage 50cloud lets you configure it manually. If you prefer to use your desktop email application, Sage 50cloud Accounting supports both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of Outlook.

Redesigned Learning Centre

The Learning Centre is your launch pad for all Sage 50cloud Accounting learning resources. You'll find videos, articles, and quick tips so you can make the most of your Sage 50cloud Accounting solution. Easily manage the basics of bookkeeping or become a master, it’s your choice and it’s at your fingertips.

Enhanced list panes

For improved usability, there is now more contrast between the font and the background in the list panes.

Improved sales processes

Easily see customer contact name and info

When looking at customer aged reports, you want their contact info readily available. With a few clicks, reports can show their contact name, phone, and email address.

Payment information at a glance

Take the guess work out of customer payments. You can readily see a PAID stamp on any printed or emailed invoice that has been fully paid.

Integrated EFT Direct1

EFT Direct is now fully integrated within Sage 50cloud Accounting. Previously a separate download, this integration allows for easy installation, updating, and use. EFT Direct allows you to conveniently make and receive electronic payments through electronic funds transfer. This service includes employee direct deposit, vendor payments, and customer pre-authorized debit.

Process recurring payments seamlessly

Recurring transactions have been improved for faster payment collection. If your customers use either a credit card or pre-authorized debit, you can use either method to process their recurring payments. Credit card payments are processed within a PCI-compliant integrated payment solution.

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Sage Drive enhancement2

If you work in a company shared through Sage Drive, you can now open that company in read-only mode while another user is processing transactions and creating records.

Government compliance

Sales tax updates for 2016

New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced changes to the HST rate in their respective provinces. New Brunswick and Newfoundland will increase the HST to 15% as of July 1.

1. An active service plan is required to purchase the EFT Direct service.

2. Only customers on any Sage 50cloud subscription plan can purchase Sage Drive. Your Sage 50cloud data may only be accessed by one person at a time, and there are limits as to the amount of data that can be accessed. Sage Drive data is securely accessed online by entitled users. The Sage Drive database is always current as of your most recent transactions. If you wish to have data copies as of specific dates that you can restore, you will also need to create manual backups using Sage 50cloud Accounting.

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Included in Sage 50cloud Accounting 2016.1

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Microsoft Office 365 integration1

Integration with Microsoft Office 365 will soon be possible. Available Spring 2017.

Sage Business Cloud X3 Accounting integration2

Sage 50cloud connects to the all new version of Sage Business Cloud X3 for Canada.

Improved transaction processing

Recording payments simplified

When processing customer and vendor payments in various transaction windows, you can use a pushpin to select the current payment method for faster transaction processing.

Improved experience

Help menu redesign

The improved design in the help menu structure gets you to the appropriate help resource when you need it.

Payment improvement

Include vendor SIN on T4A and T5018

If a vendor record contains a 9-digit tax ID, that number is included in the corresponding SIN box when printing a T4A3 or T5018 form. Also, if you are using electronic filing for T5018, the 9-digit number is included in the correct field in the file.

Government compliance

Payroll tax updates for January 1, 2017

If you have a support plan that includes payroll tax updates, you benefit from timely and comprehensive in-house payroll processing within Sage 50cloud Accounting to help you save time and reduce the risk of payroll tax penalties at year-end.

1. Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium is required. Available in Spring 2017.

2. Purchase of a Sage Business Cloud X3 subscription is required. Call 1-888-261-9610 for details.

3. An active plan that includes T4A forms is required.