Sage 50 Accounting (Formerly Peachtree)


 

Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree) is core accounting software for small business. It provides billing and invoicing, inventory management, security and analytics/reporting. It offers industry solutions for a variety of business segments, including construction, distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit and accounting.

The Sage 50 system includes built-in data checks that flag common accounting mistakes and suspicious transactions. Audit and security functions allow users to track who is entering or editing data or accessing particular functions. The software provides forecasting and analytics that can be exported into Microsoft Excel.

The product also includes inventory management; users can track inventory based on a variety of qualifiers, such as color, size, style and more. The system monitors inventory and automatically creates a purchase order when levels run low.

Sage 50 integrates with Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word. Users can export Excel spreadsheets with formats and formulas intact, and data can be exported to PDF or sent via email. In addition, the solution integrates with Sage ACT!

 

 

Sage 50 Accounting (Formerly Peachtree) - Cash flow manager
 
  • Sage 50 Accounting (Formerly Peachtree) - Cash flow manager
    Cash flow manager
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    Accounting behind the screens
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    Internal accouting review
  • Sage 50 Accounting (Formerly Peachtree) - Business status - complete
    Business status - complete
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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Yveete from Liquid 8 Technology
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

It's okay for the Price

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

This system is reasonably priced. We get 3 user logins and pay an annual fee. We can run a report to see the profitability of a job with is useful.

Cons

There's a limited number of characters for the job code which makes it hard to work with jobs with long names.

 
 

James from QTRCO, INC
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Major limitations for everything but the most simple operations

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Want to do accounting? Sage 50 will do it almost as well as Quickbooks for a higher cost and with less support. It's also a lot harder to find an accountant that works with Sage and actually knows what they're doing. Want to buy and resell products? Sure, it'll mostly work. Want to use it for manufacturing/assembly? Forget it, Sage 50 can't do it properly and will cost you an incalculable amount in lost time and opportunity. No lot tracking, horrible reporting, no forecasting, only 5 user defined fields (none of which are very useful), no BOM variances, no part revisions allowed, no mass BOM update, etc.

Pros

Better than chiseling on a stone tablet, though less reliable.

Cons

Oh so many things:
Database is SLOW
No user workflows, cannot require approvals, checks, releases, etc.
No ability to limit access to fields, or to require approvals on data entry
Fields are not updatable in table views and require opening a screen for each item to update.
Finding information in Sage is difficult, must search through multiple screens, reports, or excel spreadsheets to find date
Order data exists in many separate views (SO, PO, WO, Invoice) without a single summary view of status.
Sage50 items do not link – a line on a PO, SO, Quote, etc cannot be clicked to bring up the item card. The ID must be memorized and typed into another window, wasting valuable time
Data import/export from/to Sage50 is time consuming and error prone
Document templates are stored locally and must be manually updated per machine on change.
One time use items or BOMs have to be added to part master to never be removed which clutters system, or have to be entered as a description items which severely limits usability.
Cannot open multiple records when reviewing order history (or item cards, POs, Invoices, etc). Can only have one window for each type open at a time.
No system discount levels
Difficult to determine lead times for an assembly, have to start a pseudo work ticket and still can only determine current part availability that doesn't show when on order parts will arrive
Sage can assign a user to a quote, but has no notifications to tell that user when the quote gets converted, updated, etc
No material traceability, or lot tracking
Routings do not exist – cannot track inventory moves from receipt to, inventory, picking, assembly, QA, etc
Sage50 cannot record who received, assembled, tested, shipped, etc
Cannot attach records or files to built items (final inspection reports, pictures, etc)
Purchase planning is almost non-existent.
Parts cannot undergo true revision.
Changing the item ID results in changing entire system history
Rev changes require creation of new ID and BOM update
BOM changes are labor intensive
BOM changes must occur individually and manually each time a part undergoes revision
Variances are not allowed
Cannot swap parts or revisions for a variance BOM, a complete new BOM must be created and all traveler paperwork reprinted
When moving to a new revision, the old revision must remain in the BOM until consumed which results in Sage reporting the need to purchase the old revision instead of the new revision.
Revision changeover must be manually watched and switched at point of consumption
Sage has a field for “Preferred Vendor ID”, but no additional approved suppliers
Single currency only
Sage50 has updates that come out every year, but they only support the previous years version for another 6 months so you're forced into an upgrade if want any semblance of support (though it doesn't really count as support most of the time).

 
 

Adele from Industrial Video & Control, Inc.
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Ease of Use makes Peachtree (Sage 50) a good choice for novice accounting users

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Sage 50 Accounting has a simple interface and is a good choice for novice accounting users. Support for this product is good, and it has good functionality for a small to medium business accounting.

Cons

Although easy to use, Sage 50 Accounting is not as robust as some other accounting packages. However, it contains most of the functions necessary for a small to medium office and accounting functions.

 
 

Elena from Medicap Laboratories
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Sage 50 Premium Accounting Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

1. Relatively easy to learn
2. Payroll function is simple and efficient
3. Reconciliations are simple

Cons

1. Cannot find a way to save invoices and pay stubs directly to PDF on my computer. I have to print them out and then scan them so they can be saved as PDF, which is more time consuming.
2. Sometimes it is difficult to reverse a transaction or paycheque if you make an error.
3. Reports function is not as good as QuickBooks.

 
 

Amish from Aurora Civic Center Authority
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Sage 50 Accounting

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

Sage 50 Accounting is ideal for the small business that is looking for a comprehensive, customizable core accounting solution that includes: A/P, A/R , well developedBilling, Invoicing, Inventory Management and Financial reporting. Sage 50 Accounting integration with Microsoft Excel, Outlook and PDF are some of its other features. Sage 50 Acwell-developed program that is great for the small business to keep their books organized. Sage 50 Accounting recognizes that small businesses may not need some of the more advanced features that some of its higher versions have. This is why Sage 50 features are pretty basic, providing support for tasks such as project management, costing, invoicing, reporting among others.

Pros

Easy to Use.
Ease of implementation.
The flexibility of financial reporting.
A functional software for small uncomplicated businesses.
Integration with core Microsoft applications like Excel makes a good product for analytics export into a spreadsheet.

Cons

It is very basic. And also does not have many capabilities.
Finding Transactions can be a bit Tricky.
Check printing has its own set of problem.
Need to have a fair level of accounting knowledge to use it correctly.

 
 

Kitty from Alegria Community Living
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Sage 50

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

I have been using this software for almost 20 years when it was called Peachtree.
It is an ideal software for small business, who need a little bit more than a simple profit and loss, but ability to track costs by departments or locations.
There are a lot of improvement to the latest version, which allow much easy listing and printing from different ledgers write at the input window.
I like the flexibility that Sage has provided for report customization; there is no report format that Sage 50 cannot produce.
However, you will need some accounting background in order to fully utilities the product, that's the only recent that I hold back the rating.

 
 

Allan from RTSI, LLC
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2017

February 2017

Sage 50 review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Generally an excellent product for the non-accountant.

Pros

The package either has as standard modules or add-on modules all of the functions you would need to run a small business

Cons

Requires M$ Office for exporting to excel spreadsheets.

 
 

AMGAD from gta aviation
Specialty: Transportation
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Basic software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I Use this everyday. Very basic. Does not have much capabilities.

 
 

sydney from iPaperless Document Management Solutions
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Small Business Accounting

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Peachtree Accounting has come a long to be considered as a serious platform for small to medium enterprise businesses. We have successfully sold and implemented the product in about 6 different market segments, namely law firms, retail and small scale manufacturing. The product is fully customizable when it comes to billing, invoicing and inventory management. Integration with core business applications like Microsoft Office makes it easier to export to Microsoft Excel for reporting analytics and dashboards. It is user-friendly and comes with the same familiar feel and look of most Ms Windows based products.

Pros

Integration with core Microsoft applications like Excel makes a good product for analytics export into a spreadsheet.

Cons

Being a consulting company and middlemen for our clients the experience with support was horrible. Fees on support quite high considering the number of sites

 
 

Julio from Cobalt Construction
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Easy to use Accounting Software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

A great accounting software for all types of businesses. Easy to use and easy to learn, as a first time user I was able to use most of its functionality. Report function made it a whole lot easier to generate quarterly and end of month financial statements.

Pros

Easy to Use, adaptable to several types of business platforms, generating reports is relatively easy, affordable.

Cons

Even though it is flexible I wish some features such as the PO function can be tweaked to be able to use it to its full potential, other than that a great piece of software.

Advice to Others

Go out and buy it.

 
 

Beth from contour enterprises, llc
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Sage

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Sage has been very user-friendly. The help button and the manual are always there for questions. The Sage Community has been an asset to finding answers to any other problems that might arise.

Pros

User-friendly, adaptability

Cons

Inventory descriptions need to be more user-friendly

Advice to Others

It is a great product for small businesses

 
 

Sandy from Fibre Processing Corp
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Have had the software since the DacEasy Days

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The software if fine until it doesn't function and when that happens to forget about getting a hold of the support that you pay big bucks for because the are non-existent. I have been trying for 3 days to get a call back from Support on a large issue with the software. The recording states they are too busy to take my call at this time and for me to try again at some other time. I am ready to research another software company. 18 yrs and they have only gotten worse instead of better.

Pros

A functional software for small uncomplicated businesses.

Cons

Forget support they will not help you, but believe me, they will hunt you down to get their thousands in support fees. I am beyond angry at this point and have already started researching other software companies. SO FORGET SUPPORT.

Advice to Others

Buy the software and hire a private support company because Sage cannot help you when you need it.

 
 

SARAH from LUXUS DEKOR
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

SAGE 50 REVIEW

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

THIS PRODUCT IS VERY USER FRIENDLY AND EASY TO SET UP. WITH GREAT CUSTOMER SUPPORT IT MAKE FOR A SIMPLY LEARNING EXPERIENCE!

Pros

USER FRIENDLY WITH GREAT CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Cons

PRICEY

 
 

Adam from Susan E. Hubbard Accounting Services
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Sage 50 - Canada

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Sage 50 is a functional, feature rich, accounting suite. In terms of bookkeeping, it is easy to use solution for everyday transactions and gives you extremely detailed reporting functionality. Payroll and year ends are a breeze, and reconciliation is fairly fool proof.

Pros

-Easy to use
-Intuitive
-Capable

Cons

-Customer support costs
-Needs enhanced searching

 
 

Rich from CPI
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Not very effective

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

This software is very basic and doesn't offer the best in regards to most financial transactions. It isn't ideal for monies paid like refunds and the like. Needs major work

Pros

Easy for users to figure out. Very basic

Cons

Not good with out of the run of the mill transaction.

Advice to Others

Consider other software

 
 

Tim from BTG Labs
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Powerful Tool with a User Interface that Needs Improvement

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Sage 50 has a lot of great qualities that help with accounting, but the built in capability to track inventory could be further refined. The backbone of peachtree has helped us a lot with our financials with it's ability to link payments to purchases. However, the inventory management capabilities are not intuitive.

Pros

Ease of linking payments to purchases
Making Purchases
Tracking Sales Orders

Cons

The default setting for transaction dates and "assigned to" categories are not ideal
Takes a lot of input to track the perpetual inventory

Advice to Others

If you are looking for a powerful accounting software with limited inventory tracking, Sage 50 works. If you'd like something more intuitive that helps track inventory, there are better options for a lower price tag.

 
 

Darrell from SWSP
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

SAGE 50 - review of user with one TIN

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Very easy to implement. Requires you to think about set up before starting. Flexible reporting that can also easily be downloaded to EXCEL for further formatting. Customer Support is not very helpful or accessible. But the system itself is fairly intuitive.

Pros

Ease of implementation. The flexibility of reporting.

Cons

Customer Support is hard to reach and not often helpful.
Check stub from A/P and not efficient in their use of the check and stub.

Advice to Others

TEST DRIVE !!!

 
 

BRYAN from AKI STAFFING
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

SAGE 50 ACCOUNTING

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

THE SAGE 50 ACCOUNTING PROGRAM ITS A PREATTY GOOD SOFTWARE TO USE IN SMALL BUSSINESSES. IT WILL HELP YOU TO KEEP INVENTORY, MAKE JOURNAL ENTRYS AND EVEN DO YOUR PAYROLL MORE EASLY. I LIKE IT CAUSE ITS PRETTY CHEEP IN COMPARISON WITH OTHER ACCOUNTING PROGRAMS THAT YOU CAN BUY. AND IF YOU KNOW ABOUT COMPUTERS AND SYSTEMS, THE PROGRAM ITS EASY TO USE.

Pros

CHEEP, EASY, PRETTY GENERAL

Cons

THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS NOT VERY GOOD.

Advice to Others

SUALLY THIS SOFTWARE WILL GIVE YOU PROBLEMS IF YOU HAVE INSTALLED IN YOUR COMPUTER MCAFEE. SO TRY TO HAVE ANOTHE ANTIVIRUZ.

 
 

Brenda from Sovereign Farms
Specialty: Agriculture
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

flesability

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

ok but would like to see more flexability in the projects

Pros

easy to learn

Cons

not that flexable

Advice to Others

learn to work with it

 
 

Amy from DBK Accounting
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Good Program for the Money

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Sage 50 is a well developed program that is great for the small business to keep their books organized

Pros

Well established program with excellent customer support

Cons

Can be a little hard to learn if you have never used an accounting software before

Advice to Others

Discuss this purchase with an accountant to determine if this purchase is right for your business.

 
 
 
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