Sage 50 Payroll Standard

Half of the UK’s businesses pay their people using Sage Payroll
Sage 50 Payroll Standard

  • Latest version: 28 (v29 coming soon)
  • Users: single or multi
  • Companies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 25 or unlimited
  • Employees: up to 15, 25, 50,100 or unlimited
  • Available via free download
  • Includes Advantage Support UK's best rated Sage support
  • Stay up to date with all UK Payroll Legislation
  • Submit Payroll information to HMRC online
  • Connect to HMRC to retrieve tax codes automatically
  • Manage Automatic Enrolement Pension

Sage 50 Payroll Standard is suitable for 99% of businesses, however for improved multi-company processing and future payroll planning features, you might benefit from Sage 50 Payroll Professional.

from £35 per month
(£42 inc VAT)

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Sage 50 Payroll Features & System Requirements

Sage 50 Payroll

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Understand the differences between the Standard & Professional variants by getting the expert advice you need on Sage 50 Payroll. We've been the leading Sage 50 Payroll partner for Sage every year since 2011, helping customers like you with their Sage queries, ensuring the right software is purchased and advising on any additional modules or add-ons that will be benefitial, to ensure finance teams can operate as efficiently as possible.

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All Sage 50 Payroll & Sage 50 Accounts purchases from Advantage Services include support provided by our own in-house support team, giving you the peace of mind that if anything goes wrong we are on hand to help.

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Our experienced technicians have a friendly, no jargon approach and are ready to guide you through any technical issues you might face. Our trainers teach you the skills you need to use Sage to it full potential, helping you to take control of your business.

Sage 50 Payroll Features

System Requirements

Sage 50 Payroll (v28)

General Technical Requirements
10GB free disk
2GHz processor or higher
1Gbps network (minimum 100Mbps)
Operating Systems
All 32-bit and 64-bit variants of the below operating systems with the latest Microsoft Updates and Service Packs
Windows® 11
Windows® 10
Windows® 8.1
Windows® Server 2022
Windows® Server 2019
Windows® Server 2016
Windows® Server 2012
Internet Browser
From v28.03, Sage 50 Payroll uses your Default Internet Browser as set in Windows to display web based content
Office integration
Some features of Sage 50 Payroll interact with and require an installation of Microsoft Office, for example, emailing payslips and exporting reports.

Office 64-bit versions - Sage 50 Payroll isn't compatible with Office 64-bit
Microsoft 365 32-bit - desktop version only
Office 2016 32-bit edition
Office 2013 32-bit edition
Office 2010 32-bit edition - NOT compatible with Office 2010 32-bit starter edition

Sage 50 Payroll software

Manage your payroll

  • Process weekly, two-weekly, four-weekly and monthly payrolls
  • Choose from a range of payslip layouts
  • Print or email payslips to employees
  • Automatically calculate payments and deductions
  • Calculate and process employee loans
  • Record and calculate holiday pay
  • Electronically pay employees using e-banking
  • Easily calculate your PAYE and NI liability
  • Post salary journals to Sage Accounts software
  • Set variances in pay or hours and be alerted when these are reached
  • Record and calculate Salary Sacrifice deductions such as childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work scheme
Sage 50 Payroll - Manage your payroll

Keep up to date with payroll legislation

Sage 50 Payroll software

Keep up to date with payroll legislation

  • HMRC recognised software
  • Comply with the very latest legislation for the tax year
  • Directly submit PAYE data to HMRC online
  • Exchange employee data directly with HMRC online
  • Automatically calculate statutory sick pay, maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Record student loans and attachment of earnings orders
  • Record fixed amount or percentage-calculated pension schemes
  • Prepare for and manage the impact of the new National Living wage
  • Keep records for Class 1A company cars
Sage 50 Payroll - Pay your employees from directly within your Sage software

Sage 50 Payroll software

Pay your employees from directly within your Sage software

  • Manage salary payments from directly within your software
  • Significantly reduce payroll admin by automating key stages of the payment process
  • Reduce the risk of making payment errors
  • Manage sensitive employee payment information on a secure platform
Sage 50 Payroll - Pay your employees from directly within your Sage software

Store employee records

Sage 50 Payroll software

Store employee records

  • Appraisals
  • Absence
  • Holidays
  • Disciplinary records
  • Job and salary history
  • Written statements of employment
  • Attach documents to employee records
Sage 50 Payroll - Store employee records

Sage 50 Payroll software

Comply with Real Time Information (RTI)

  • Automatically send RTI data to HMRC
  • RTI Data Health Check tool ensures your data is error-free before you submit it to HMRC
  • RTI Centre with help and support when you need it
  • Submissions log lets you view and track the status of HMRC submissions

Submit to HMRC online

  • Send all your submissions to HMRC securely online
  • Track forms by status and sender
  • Comply with the latest legislation
Sage 50 Payroll - Submit to HMRC online

Manage holidays and absences

Sage 50 Payroll software

Manage holidays and absences

  • Manage holiday entitlement for individual employees
  • Record holidays and absence in days or hours
  • Record your own custom absence types
  • Automatically record statutory payment absence types such as SMP and SSP
  • Easily and accurately accrue employee holidays
  • Automatically calculate payments and deductions for different absence types
  • Calculate payments for sick pay, maternity/paternity, overtime, bonus and pensions
Sage 50 Payroll - Manage holidays and absences

Sage 50 Payroll software

Analyse your payroll data

  • Easily generate payslips, payment summaries, holiday and absence reports and more
  • Quickly print a range of reports in one batch
  • Save your favourite reports for quick and easy access
  • Analyse data by cost centre and department
  • Create your own reports with the report designer
  • Run statutory reports such as P32, P35, P60 and P11
  • Help manage your cashflow and future budgets by accurately forecasting your people costs
Sage 50 Payroll - Analyse your payroll data

Keep your payments accurate and secure

Sage 50 Payroll software

Keep your payments accurate and secure

  • Easily back up and restore your data
  • Roll your data back to correct errors from previous payroll runs
  • Apply access rights to restrict users from accessing certain areas of the program
  • Securely store documents and payslips in the online services portal
Sage 50 Payroll - Keep your payments accurate and secure

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