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Sage 50: Powerful accounting for your business

Desktop accounting software with cloud connectivity, giving you a complete view of your business finances & inventory.

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Helping small business accounting flow

We're one of the leading names in accounting software for a reason. With over 40 years' experience behind us, we know how to save you time and effort with everyday jobs. Use powerful tools on your desktop, and take your work with you, thanks to online access and collaboration.

Sage is trusted by over 2 million businesses

Backed by 40+ years of expertise and best-in-class support

Built to simplify complex accounting for small businesses

Connected to the cloud for anytime, anywhere access to your data

Sage 50 features

Work where you want. Less time on admin tasks. Real-time insights on your business. Get more than just invoicing with Sage 50 desktop accounting software.

Desktop accounting software, with cloud flexibility

Using desktop accounting software doesn't mean you're tied to your desk. The working week looks different for everyone, so take your work with you. With cloud capabilities, Sage 50 gives you greater flexibility and freedom in how you work and allows you to collaborate with your accountant, sharing data securely.

Choose a Sage 50 Accounts plan

No long-term contracts or hidden fees. We'll even help you get started with a bespoke 1:1 session with our experts.

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Sage 50 Accounts Standard

Starts from
£92.00 +VAT/mo

Ideal for small businesses with simple to complex accounting tasks

  • Free on-boarding call and support
  • Making Tax Digital ready for VAT
  • AutoEntry credits included to automate your admin 
  • Supplier Payments included to streamline your payments
  • Manage cash flow, income, expenses and payments 
  • Create professional personalised invoice and quotes 
  • Create discounts to automatically apply to invoices
  • Set up invoices and transactions to recur automatically 
  • Automatic bank reconciliation 
  • Create and run bespoke reports 
  • Track and manage stock 
  • Manage multiple companies, departments and budgets 
  • Invoice & trade in foreign currencies (additional fees apply) 
  • Add extra users (additional fees apply) 
  • Manage and submit CIS to HMRC (additional fees apply) 
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Sage 50 Accounts Professional

Starts from
£186.00 +VAT/mo

Great for more advanced small business needs

  • ALL the same features as Standard, PLUS: 
  • Set up contacts with individual pricing and discounts
  • Create sales and purchase orders 
  • Set up sales and purchase orders to recur automatically 
  • Flag invoices as disputed
  • Fixed Assets register
  • Project Costing
  • Advanced stock management
  • Management reports for multiple companies, departments and budgets
  • Invoice & trade in foreign currencies (included)
  • Bank reconciliation for foreign currencies
  • Advanced credit control through Satago (upgrade to package required)

“We could not run our business without Sage, efficiently or otherwise.”

Derrick Rowe
DPR Motorsport

Sage 50 Accounts FAQs

Sage 50 is accounting software for small businesses with in-house bookkeepers who need to simplify basic admin and processes like everyday invoicing and financial management alongside more complex business accounting & payroll tasks. Sage 50 combines the power of desktop accounting with flexibility of cloud connectivity, to give you time back, advanced functionality, and business-wide actionable insight.

Sage Accounting is for solopreneurs and microbusinesses with basic accounting needs who need a simple, light solution to send invoices, track expenses, and reconcile  payments. Sage 50 is a desktop accounting software with more advanced functionality for small businesses with more complex accounting tasks, like managing payroll and inventory.

Sage 50 Accounts will be installed directly onto your PC. You’ll have the ability to back-up your data locally, and won’t need to rely on internet connectivity to access your software. Sage 50 can handle large volumes of data, without the time lag. 

Cloud connectivity enables you to access your data remotely via Remote Data Access, so you don’t have to be in the office to review your accounts. You’ll also be able to use a number of time-saving automation features, which will connect with your Sage 50 software directly.

Don't worry about taking backups - Sage 50 can automatically backup and store a copy of your data securely in the cloud. If you'd rather backup locally, you can do that too.

Taking a trial will enable you to install and use the full desktop version of Sage 50 Accounts Standard or Professional for 30 days. After that, or at any point during, if you decide to go ahead and join Sage 50, you will be given a new serial number and activation key. Any data you entered will remain and you can simply continue to use.

We have an award-winning help centre for all customers, available whenever you need it. Head to the Sage Help Centre to find 100’s of help articles, access to Sage City and so much more. If you need help from a human, we have a team of experts on-hand. You’ll find all of the contact options using the link above.

Yes, Sage 50 Payroll allows you to process payroll at any time, manage your taxes effortlessly and be ready for the year-end. Sage 50 Payroll will help you to:

  • Confidently manage your payroll with security & accuracy
  • Be compliant
  • Easily submit your payroll online
  • Enable employees to access their payslips securely

Payroll confidence starts here

Get it right first time. Let Sage 50 Payroll do the hard work for you, no matter your size and business needs. When you add it alongside Sage 50 Accounts, your payroll data flows directly in. Eliminate errors and tax compliance worries.

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