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Download and install Sage 50cloud Payroll v27.03

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This guide shows you how to update your Sage 50cloud Payroll software to the latest version, v27.03.211.



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Installing Sage 50cloud Payroll v27.03 ensures your software is up to date. It also includes improvements to the Sage Online Services. To find out what's new in version v27.03.211, read our handy what's new guide >

Now, let's get your software checked and updated!


Check your version number

Let's check your version number, you may not have to do anything if you're already up to date!

  1. Click Help then click About.
  2. In the Program Details check your version number:
    • If your version number is 27.03.211 or above, your update has already installed and you don't need to take any further action.
    • If you're using a lower version number, you need to follow the steps in this article to install v27.03.211

Before you install v27.03

To make the installation process easier, we recommend that you run the optimise option, and carry out the preparation steps below.

TIP: If you're installing for the first time on your computer, you can skip this section and instead refer to our guide on installing for the first time >

  1. Close and re-open Sage 50cloud Payroll.
  2. On the Open Company window, click the company you want to optimise.
  3. Click Optimise.
  4. Click OK then log in to the company as normal.
  5. Click Help then click About.
  6. Make a note of the Program Directory.
    • You'll need this during the installation.
  7. Take a full backup of your company >
  8. Close Sage 50cloud Payroll and any other Sage software on your computer.
  9. Check the system requirements to ensure your computer and operating system are suitable, read more >


Download and install v27.03

Now let's get you on the latest version of payroll!

  1. Simply click the link below:
  2. To begin the installation, locate and double-click Sage50cloudPayroll_2703211.exe.
  3. Click Accept Licence then click Next.
  4. Check the path is the same as the program directory you noted earlier, then click Yes.
    • If the path isn't the same, click No then Yes and browse to the program directory you noted, click Sage50cloudPayroll_2703211.exe, then click Open.
  5. Click OK, when the installation completes, click Close.

If Sage 50cloud Payroll is installed on more than one computer, repeat these steps on each one.

When you open Sage 50cloud Payroll after installing the update, your data automatically upgrades. The amount of time this takes depends on the size of your data.

Make sure you're always up to date

To ensure your software is always up to date, we can automatically download and install updates and fixes for you using background updates. These normally install while your software is closed, which means you don't need to take any action.

Find out how to enable background updates > 

Further help

For further help, please visit out installation help centre.