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Sage 50cloud Accounts, Sage 50 Accounts and Sage Business Cloud Accounting feature comparison

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Summary

This article summarises the features available in our accounts products.

Resolution

The features are broken down into each tier of Sage Business Cloud and Sage 50 different areas of the software found below:

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Feature Sage Business Cloud Accounting  Sage 50 Accounts / Sage 50cloud Accounts
Working with customers
Inactive accounts Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Customer statements Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Late Payment charges Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Quotation management Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Invoicing Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Duplicate Invoice Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Cash Register Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Opayo (formerly Sage Pay) Integration Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Addresses and contacts Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Batch changes Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Chase Debt Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Communications history Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Recurring invoices Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Customer price list Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Customer invoice disputes Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Contra entries Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Sales order processing Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Intrastat returns Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Sales order fulfilments Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Recurring sales orders Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Cash sales Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Invoice payments Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Foreign Trader Start

Essentials*

✘ - Can be bought separately

Standard Standard ✘ - Can be bought separately
Plus

Professional

Working with suppliers
Inactive accounts Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Batch invoices / Purchase invoices Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Supplier statements Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Manage payments Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Communications history Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Addresses and contacts Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

CIS and subcontractors Start

Essentials*

✘ 50cloud only - Available when you purchase the CIS module.

Standard Standard Available when you purchase the CIS module.
Plus Professional

Available when you purchase the CIS module.

Supplier invoice disputes Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Contra entries Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Memorise and recall Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Supplier price lists Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Purchase order processing Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Intrastat returns Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Recurring purchase orders Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Foreign Trader Start

Essentials*

✘ - Can be bought separately

Standard Standard ✘ - Can be bought separately
Plus

Professional

Working with stock
Inactive accounts Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Product records Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Service records Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Opening and closing stock wizard Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Stock take Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Stock shortfall Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Bill of materials (BOM) Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Price lists and special pricing Start

Essentials*

Standard Multiple pricing in item records Standard
Plus Multiple pricing in item records Professional

Stock returns Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Stock allocations Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Quantity sold discounts Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Working with the bank
Bank Feeds Start

Essentials*

✔ 50Cloud only

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Bank reconciliation Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

eBanking Start

Bank statement import

Essentials*

Standard Bank statement import Standard
Plus Bank statement import Professional

Cash Register Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Recurring bank transactions Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Remittances Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Cash flow forecast Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Memorise and recall Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Cheque printing Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Batch supplier payments Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Stripe integration
Start

Essentials*

Standard

Standard

Plus

Professional

GoCardless integration Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Invoice payments Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Accounts and management reporting
Accountant link Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Accounts verification and audit reports Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Journals Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Lock date Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Departments Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Departmental profit and loss Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Departmental balance sheet Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Advanced budgets Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Charities Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Fixed asset register Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Automatic prepayments and accruals Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Automatic journal reversal Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Multi company consolidation Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

VAT management
VAT Return adjustments Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

VAT transfer wizard Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Making Tax Digital VAT submissions Start

Essentials*

50cloud only

Standard Standard 50cloud only
Plus Professional

50cloud only

Internet submission of EC sales list Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Flat Rate VAT schemes Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Scale charges wizard Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Projects
Project costing Start

Essentials*

Standard - analysis only Standard
Plus - analysis only Professional

Multi-level projects Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

General functionality
Configurable Toolbars Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Windows Style Records Selection Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Backup Manager Start Not required Essentials*

Standard Not required Standard
Plus Not required Professional

Remote Data Access (formerly Sage Drive) Start

Web based system

Essentials*

Standard Web based system Standard
Plus Web based system Professional

Report Designer Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Excel integrated Reporting Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Error corrections and refunds Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Diary Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

File import Start

Contacts, products&services only

Essentials*

Standard Contacts, products&services only Standard
Plus Contacts, products&services only Professional

Quick Search Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Quick Print Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Multi company functionality Start

Essentials*

2 concurrent users

Standard Unlimited users Standard 2 concurrent users
Plus Unlimited users Professional

20 concurrent users

Batch reporting Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Multiple currency functionality Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Microsoft 365 integration Start

Essentials*

50cloud only

Standard Standard 50cloud only
Plus Professional

50cloud only

Access rights Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

Charities Start

Essentials*

Standard Standard
Plus Professional

* Sage 50 Essentials is no longer sold.