From 1 April 2019, most VAT registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) must keep digital records and file their VAT Returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) compliant software. To ensure you are compliant with MTD, we recommend you purchase Sage 50cloud Essentials, which includes the MTD module at no extra cost. However, if you are below the threshold, we recommend you purchase this cost effective solution. For more information on MTD including excemptions to the rule, please click here.
Sage 50 Accounts Essentials (previously Sage Instant Accounts) is the latest addition to the market-leading Sage 50 Accounts software range.
If you are using version 15 or below you will need to make sure your data is fully compatible. We offer chargeable data conversion services, so please get in touch.
Are you a VAT-registered business with a turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000)? From April 2019, you will need to keep VAT records digitally and file VAT returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible software. We offer the MTD module for £300 + VAT per annum or Sage 50cloud Essentials to ensure you remain compliant. For more information, please get in touch.
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|Sage 50 Accounts Comparison||Sage 50 Accounts Essentials||Sage 50 Accounts Standard||Sage 50 Accounts Plus||Sage 50 Accounts Professional|
|Users (concurrent access)||1 - 2 users|
|Multi-companies||1 company||Unlimited companies||Unlimited companies||Unlimited companies|
|Create custom quotes, invoices & statements|
|Sage Drive, mobile & tablet apps2|
|Manage VAT, sales, expenses & profit|
|Manage multiple departments & budgets|
|Track & manage stock|
|Bill of materials (BOM) & stock shortfall|
|Track project income, expenses & profit|
|Create sales & purchase orders|
|Manage CIS & subcontractors3|
|Control & authorise Purchase Orders3|
|Credit Control (auto-chase debt)3|
|Auto-check data for errors & warnings3|
|Business Intelligence (interactive Dashboard Reporting)3|
|Fast & secure online payments with Sage Pay3|
|Manage foreign currency accounts & transactions4|
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1 11-20 user licences are only available on Sage 50cloud Professional licence.
2 Sage Drive is free with perpetual licences for 12 months, thereafter a monthly fee is charged for continued use. Sage Drive is included with Sage 50cloud purchases.
3 Additional charges apply.
4 Included with Sage 50 Accounts Professional only. Additional charges apply when purchasing with Sage 50 Accounts Essentials and Sage 50 Accounts Standard. Some products may not be suitable for companies based outside of the UK. If you are unsure, please speak to an adviser on (+44)330 335 0011 for details.
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Advantage Support was launched following continued requests from our customers wanting a more personal support service from a close knit team, and we now have 100s of customers using our service.
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.
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|Unlimited telephone support|
|Unlimited e-mail support|
|Unlimited remote support|
|Report Design and support|
|Dedicated Account Manager|
|Access to exclusive Sage add-ons|
|Pre-book support time|
|Request a specific technician|
|Full support on end of life products|
New versions of Sage 50 Accounts (starting at v21) no longer install or operate on Windows XP.
"Advantage Services have been our Sage 50 Partner of the year for the past 4 years and continue to work and collaborate well with us as a business, as well as delighting both ours and their own customers. They are always engaging to work with as a Business and we hope this will continue in the years to come."
Lance Gilmour – Vice President, Indirect & Partner, Sage UK