Sage 50 Accounts Essentials (v26) Package

A simple and easy to use desktop accounting solution.
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Every new Sage 50 Accounts Essentials purchase includes our own highly rated, expert support...

"Really Great service. Response times on tickets is really fast, always happy to help find solutions to solve work flow problems. Highly recommend."
3 Jun 2020 - RobH

"Efficient, easy to use software, and probably the most responsive and effective customer service / support levels I've come across with technology solutions. Thank you!"
2 Jun 2020 - Rose Butterfield

Sage 50cloud Accounts Features

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Features Essentials Standard Professional
Users (concurrent access)
1 - 2 users
1 - 2 users
1 - 20 users
1 - 10 (max)
1 - Unlimited
Manage cash flow, income, expenses & payments
Create professional invoices and quotes
Bank Feeds
Manage VAT & submit online returns to HMRC
Powerful reporting and dashboard
Secure cloud access and backup
Office 365 integration
Sage Drive
Track and manage stock
Manage multiple departments and budgets
Track Project income, expenses and profit
Create sales and purchase orders
Trade in multiple currencies
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Sage 50 Accounts Support & Training

Expert support and training from Advantage Services

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Advantage Support

Advantage Support was launched in 2013 following numerous requests from our customers wanting a more personal support service from a close knit team. Our experienced and friendly team of technicians will go that extra mile to make sure your query is answered as quickly as possible. We answer every call in person and if a technician is not available straight away we will arrange to call you back at a time convenient for you.

Our support team and the service they provide are outstanding, and the reviews we receive fully support this.

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Advantage Training

Advantage Services are the leading Sage training provider in the UK. Our Sage 50 Accounts training caters for all users whether at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level. We understand that not everyone learns in the same way, so we've made our options flexible.

  • Onsite Training
  • Remote Access Training
  • Tutor-supported self-study workbooksace
  • Consultancy

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System Requirements

Sage 50 Accounts (v26)

Minimum hardware
Processor Speed - 2Ghz processor or higher
RAM (memory) - 2 gigabytes (GB) or 4GB RAM if running a 64-bit operating system
Free disk space - 5GB of free disk space
Screen resolution - Between 1024 x 768 and 1920 x 1080 - this applies to 4k and hi-res monitors
DPI setting - Maximum of 125%
Network users only - 1Gbps network speed (100 Mbps minimum)
Microsoft .NET - Framework 4.6 or higher. This is included with the Sage 50 Accounts installer and is installed along with the software if .NET 4.6 or higher isn't already installed
Internet Connection
Internet connection - A broadband connection is essential to keep your Sage software up to date.
Internet browser - Internet Explorer version 11 or above. To check, open Internet Explorer and on the menu bar click Help then About Internet Explorer
Internet speed - If you're using Sage Drive we suggest a minimum download speed of 4Mbps and upload speed of 2Mbps
Supported operating systems
All 32-bit or 64-bit variants of Microsoft Windows operating systems:
Windows 10 (except Windows 10S)
Windows 8.1
Windows 7
Windows Server 2019 (except Windows Server 2019 Essentials)
Windows Server 2016 (except Windows Server 2016 Essentials)
Windows Server 2012 (except Windows Server 2012 Essentials)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (except Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (not supported on Small Business Server/SBS 2011)
Windows Server 2008 (not supported on Small Business Server/SBS 2008)
You must also ensure all the latest Microsoft service packs and updates are installed

Microsoft support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 ended on 14 January 2020. We therefore recommend that you don't install on those operating systems.

Sage software on an Apple Mac - Although most Sage software must be installed on a Windows operating system, you may still be able to use the software, by installing Bootcamp on your Apple Mac.
Microsoft Office integration
Sage software integrates with Microsoft Office in several ways, such as emailing documents, sending reports and grid data to Excel and Excel Integrated Reporting. To ensure these features work correctly, you must use a compatible version of Microsoft Office.
Microsoft Office 365
Office 2019 (32-bit edition)
Office 2016 and 2013 (32-bit edition)
Office 2010* (32-bit edition)
* Not compatible with Office 2010 32-bit starter edition.

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