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Sage 50 Accounts Essentials V25 (Perpetual Licence)



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Sage 50 Accounts Essentials – Perpetual – One-Off Purchase

Formerly Sage Instant Accounts – Perfect for new and small businesses, our market-leading accounts software puts you in full control of your cash flow and VAT.
Whether you’re dealing with quotes and invoices, customers or VAT, Sage 50 Accounts Essentials will help you manage your day-to-day accounts.

Our simple navigation makes it easy to work efficiently, and the ability to link your data to the cloud via Sage Drive makes it the most flexible way to manage your finances.

Quick, simple and easy to use

  • Register and activate your software online
  • Video demos and practice data to get you up and running
  • Support page contains helpful advice
  • Import Microsoft Excel (.xls & .xlsx) and .csv files
  • The new look and feel makes it easy to navigate your way around

Keep up-to-date business records

  • Set up bank records for your different bank accounts and credit cards
  • Keep accurate banks records with bank reconciliation
  • Reconcile your bank data in 3 easy steps
  • Make your payments electronically through e-Banking
  • Easily see overviews and summaries of your bank activity with a choice of reports

Stay on top of VAT

  • ‘Show me how’ will give you the confidence that you are entering and processing transactions correctly
  • The VAT Verifier checks your return before submitting to HMRC
  • Calculate your VAT returns, VIES and RTD automatically with a few clicks
  • Standard VAT and Irish VAT Cash Accounting schemes are all supported

Keep your customers happy

  • Search and find all your customer details at the touch of a button
  • Select from a range of quotations and invoices, and enter them in batches
  • Produce and print customer statements, individually or in batches
  • See how profitable an invoice will be before committing to it
  • Automatically apply flexible discounts to invoices
  • Highlight outstanding invoices and see who owes you money at a glance
  • Take instant credit card payments by adding Sage Pay ‘pay now’ buttons to e-invoices (additional Sage Pay service required)

Control your products and stock

  • Easily calculate the value of your stock with the opening and closing stock wizard
  • Import stock take from Excel/CSV files ensuring stock levels are correct
  • Set up products easily with the in-built wizard
  • Run stock checks and know exactly what’s in your stock room
  • See when you have too much stock or when you need to order more
  • Keep records and analyse trends of your products and services
  • Record and analyse your cost and sale price of all your products
  • Produce easy-to-read reports on product profitability with a few clicks
  • Add barcodes to your products to save time

Pay your suppliers on time

  • Search, sort and find your supplier contact quickly and easily
  • See a handy snapshot of individual supplier activity
  • Save time by recording invoices and credits individually or in batches
  • Easily highlight outstanding invoices and see who you owe money to
  • View a full breakdown of supplier activity with a selection of reports

Work faster with up two users

  • Two-user licence available (additional charge)
  • Work faster with two concurrent users
  • Work together on the same financial data
  • Install on your office network and access from as many computers as you like

Stay connected within your software

  • Get live messages about changes to products and legislation from Sage plus the best way to contact us
  • Our live link functionality makes payments easier, keeping your cash flow healthy

Apple Mac Compatibility

Sage 50 Accounts Essentials software is not compatible with Apple Mac hardware, unless users are running Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 via the Apple Boot Camp utility.

    • Feature
    • Working With Customers
    • Multi User
    • Multi-Company
    • Inactive Accounts
    • Customer Statements
    • Late Payment Charges
    • Quotation Management
    • Invoicing
    • Cash Register
    • Card Payments
    • Addresses and Contacts
    • Batch Changes
    • Chase Debt
    • Recurring Invoices
    • Customer Price Lists
    • Customer Invoice Disputes
    • Contra Entries
    • Memorise and Recall
    • Sales Order Processing/Fulfillment
    • Recurring Sales Orders
    • Intrastat Returns
    • Working With Suppliers
    • Inactive Accounts
    • Batch Invoices
    • Supplier Statements
    • Manage Payments
    • Addresses and Contacts
    • CIS and Subcontractors
    • Supplier Invoice Disputes
    • Contra Entries
    • Memorise and Recall
    • Supplier Price Lists
    • Purchase Order Processing
    • Intrastat Returns
    • Recurring Purchase Orders
    • Working With Stock
    • Product Records
    • Service Records
    • Opening and Closing Stock Wizard
    • Stock Take
    • Stock Shortfall
    • Bill of Materials (BOM)
    • Price Lists and Special Pricing
    • Stock returns
    • Stock Allocation
    • Quantity Sold Discounts
    • Working With The Bank
    • Bank Reconciliation
    • e-banking
    • Cash Register
    • Recurring Bank Transactions
    • Bank Feeds
    • Remittances
    • Memorise and Recall
    • Cheque Printing
    • Batch Supplier Payments
    • Accounts and Management Reporting
    • Accountant Link
    • Accounts verification and audit reports
    • Journals
    • Departments
    • Departmental Profit and Loss
    • Departmental Balance Sheet
    • Advanced Budgets
    • Charities
    • Fixed Asset Register
    • Automatic Prepayments and Accruals
    • Automatic Journal Reversal
    • Multi Company Consolidation
    • VAT Management
    • VAT Return adjustments
    • VAT Transfer Wizard
    • Internet Submission of VAT Return
    • Online Payment of VAT Return
    • Automatic Reverse Charge Postings
    • Internet Submission of EC sales list
    • Flat Rate VAT schemes
    • Scale Charges Wizard
    • Projects
    • Project Costing
    • Multi_level Projects
    • General Functionality
    • Configurable Toolbars
    • Windows Style Record Selection
    • Backup Manager
    • Sage Drive
    • Report Designer
    • Transaction Email
    • Excel Integrated Reporting
    • Error Corrections and Refunds
    • Diary
    • File Import
    • Microsoft Office Integration
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    • Multi Currency Functionality
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Supported operating systems
All 32-bit or 64-bit variants of the following operating

Please ensure all the latest Microsoft Service Packs and Updates are installed.
• Windows 10
• Windows 8.1
• Windows 8
• Windows 7
• Windows Vista
• Windows Server 2012
• Windows Server 2012 R2
• Windows Server 2008
• Windows Server 2008 R2

• 2GB RAM (4 GB RAM if running a 64-bit operating system).
• 2GHz processor or higher.
• 5GB of free disk space.
• 1Gbps network (100mbps minimum).
• Screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Office Integration
• Office 2013 32-bit edition
• Office 2010 32-bit edition*
• Office 2007
• Office 2003

* Not compatible with Office 2010 32-bit starter edition or Windows XP.

Internet Connection
A broadband Internet connection is essential to keep your Sage software up to date with a minimum download speed of 4mbps and upload speed of 2 mbps.

Antivirus software
To optimise performance your antivirus software should be configured to exclude Sage files from its checking routines.

Internet browser
Internet Explorer version 10 or above.