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Sage 50: Powerful accounting for small business

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

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 collaboration3.

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.

Connect to the cloud for anytime, anywhere access to your data3.

Sage 50 features

Work where you want3. Spend less time on admin tasks. Uncover real-time insights on your business. Get more than just invoicing with Sage 50 desktop accounting software.

Desktop accounting software with cloud-connected capabilities

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-connected capabilities, Sage 50 gives you greater flexibility and freedom in how you work and allows you to collaborate with your accountant, sharing data securely.

Extend the power of Sage 50

Get the most out of Sage 50 Accounting with integrated add-on business services.


Payroll services built right into your software make it easier to pay employees, track benefits, and report taxes.

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Features and pricing

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Pro Accounting

1 user
$607 / year1

Desktop accounting with cloud access. Covers essential needs like invoices, managing income, expenses, and payments.


  • 1 user
  • Cloud-connected desktop software
  • Invoice and bill tracking
  • Purchase order and approval
  • Expense management
  • Automated bank reconciliation
  • Reporting
  • Inventory management
  • Job management
  • Payroll subscription available2
  • Fraud protection with Sage Security Shield
  • Support plan
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Premium Accounting

$1,043 /year1

Upgrade from Pro and get advanced budgeting, advanced inventory, consolidate multiple companies, and more.

Includes everything in Pro, plus:

  • 1-5 users
  • Purchase orders and change orders
  • Multiple companies
  • Advanced budgeting
  • Advanced reporting
  • Serialized inventory tracking
  • Advanced job costing
  • Audit trails
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Quantum Accounting

$1,780 /year1

The full Sage 50 experience for seamless collaboration between larger accounting teams.

Includes everything in Premium, plus :

  • 1-40 users
  • Role-based user permissions
  • Faster processing
  • Order process workflow
  • Workflow management

1Discount valid on Premium and Quantum only.  Minimum one-year commitment required. Valid credit card and Internet access required to activate and maintain support and services. To ensure continuous service, your Sage Business Care plan is an automatically renewing plan, and you will be charged up to a week prior to your renewal date. The subscription plan is an annual subscription with a lease to the software license ; therefore, you can only use the software while you are on the plan. You may terminate your subscription plan with thirty (30) days’ advance notice to Sage and receive a pro-rated refund. However, if you terminate your subscription plan or if your subscription payment is not received, you will have read-only access to your data, and full program functionality will not be restored until you have brought your account current. The subscription plan requires that you be on the most current version of the software to continue your subscription. 
2Sage offers an integrated do-it-yourself payroll module. Run payroll, set up vacation/sick time, and create W2s, tax forms, and more. Pricing is tiered based on number of employees. Call 1-888-239-9520 to purchase.
3Remote Data Access is required to enable Sage 50 Accounting's cloud-connected capabilities. Remote Data Access is a cloud service that lets you share your company accounts data securely giving you and other users access to your company accounts from anywhere, including at home.

See Sage 50 in action

See if Sage 50 Accounting is the right solution for your business. Dive into the main features, functions, and integrations of Sage 50 in this expert-led, on-demand demo.

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Sage 50 Accounting FAQs

Sage 50, formerly known as Sage 50cloud, is an 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 and payroll tasks. Sage 50 combines the power of desktop accounting with the flexibility of cloud connectivity, to give you time back, advanced functionality, and business-wide actionable insight.

Sage 50 can help your small business by streamlining your accounting processes, automating your invoicing and billing, managing your inventory, and providing you with real-time financial insights. Some key features of Sage 50 include invoicing and billing, expense tracking, inventory management, financial reporting, and payroll processing.

Sage 50 integrates with a wide range of third-party software to streamline your operations and improve efficiency, including Sage AP Automation, Avalara, Microsoft 365, inventory management and more. 

We have a whole Marketplace of compatible partners, with solutions suited to your industry, that allow you to extend the power of Sage 50, grow your business and make life even easier. Check out the marketplace.

Get more than just great software

All Sage customers are part of the Sage community. As a Sage member, you can enjoy benefits, connect with experts and industry peers, and get insights that help you and your business.

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Simplify everyday invoicing, business accounting, and payroll tasks and bring better flow to your small business with Sage 50.