We've helped hundreds of companies upgrade from Sage 50 to Sage 200
Sage 50 is a fantastic entry level accounting package and is by far the most installed and operated business software in the UK SME market today. However, company growth and development can put pressure on software, leading to a system that no longer matches your business requirements.
Common changes undertaken by Sage 50 customers include expanding their product range, increasing their employee numbers, placing more emphasis on trading with overseas customers, and increasingly complex business processes.
Changes like these act as triggers, pushing you to reassess your business systems and look at new ways of doing things. If your business is undertaking any of these changes, then it might be a good idea to consider an upgrade from Sage 50 to Sage 200.
The latest version of Sage is a business-wide suite of software that comes in two versions: Sage 200 Professional and Sage 200 Standard. No matter the version you choose, migration from Sage 50 is easy and time-efficient.
Sage 200 Standard is a powerful and easy to use cloud-based solution. It is a popular choice for businesses wanting to manage their accounts online as it means you have access to all of your data at any time and anywhere. Sage 200 Standard is ideal for businesses with small numbers of users who will not require additional enhanced functionality such as Manufacturing or integrated CRM.
On the other hand, Sage 200 Professional is similar to Standard however it is not cloud-based. It offers you vital business control and the information you need to make informed decisions quickly, from core financials, to supply chain to production and even into sales and marketing with Integrated CRM. Sage 200 Standard is easily customisable through a selection of additional modules or through third party add ons.
Why Upgrade To The Latest Version of Sage?
- Concurrent Users
Sage 50 has single user access in many areas resulting in widespread “record locking” messages
- Multiple transactions and/or users
Sage 200 has an MS SQL database
- Flexible and structured control of accounting periods
Sage 50 is a date driven system, while Sage 200 has the option of closed period accounting
- More detailed accounting reports
Sage 200 allows up to 999 companies, allows consolidation and has a three tier chart of accounts
- Protect your Data
Full data migration available from Sage 50 to Sage 200 including historical transactions
- Sage 200 Eco-system
Sage 200 has a large & established range of boxed add-on products
- Improved Commercial Analysis
Each Account and Order has up to 20 analysis codes
- Advanced foreign currency control
Pay, receive and allocate any currency against any currency
- Multi-location stock control
Multiple warehouses and bins are available in Sage 200
- Batch/serial number tracking
Full traceability functionality for batch and serial numbers
- Integrated Vertical Modules
Sage 200 has fully integrated modules for Manufacturing, Job Costing, EPOS & Construction
Migrate Your Sage 50 Data
Upgrading to the latest version of Sage is nothing to fear, we know that data is the number one asset to any business and it is a key consideration within our system upgrade projects.
At PKF Smith Cooper Systems, we have many years of experience in helping Sage 50 customers upgrade to the latest version and are ideally placed to discuss and agree the best way to move your data into your new software.
As you would expect, there is a standard migration utility that will bring all of your data, including historical transactions, seamlessly across from Line 50 to Sage 200. Should you wish to take the opportunity to restructure your chart of accounts or purge any redundant data instead (e.g. Dead accounts, old Stock codes etc), we have a range of standard import file formats we can provide.
Even going down this route, PKF Smith Cooper Systems can assist with the extraction and import of your data during your migration to the latest version of Sage. This will allow you to cleanse your data whilst avoiding the tedious re-keying of static data such as names, addresses, stock codes, BOM’s etc. What’s more, as there is no limit on the number of datasets in Sage 200, we can still migrate Sage Line 50 in full as a second archive company for reference purposes.
Sage 200 is available to be installed on-premise in the traditional way, or it can be operated in the Cloud.
There is no right or wrong answer as to whether a cloud deployment is the right way to go. This is absolutely subjective to your company’s cloud policy, software requirements and the quality of your internet connection.
PKF Smith Cooper Systems can go through all of the options with you and make a mutual decision as to the best way forward.
Funding an installation like Sage 200 upfront with a traditional capital expenditure purchase was not always an option for some companies.
Now that Sage 200 is sold on a subscription basis, there has never been more options with how to finance your system implementation, regardless of how you choose to deploy the system.
If you would like to get in touch with a member of our team, we will be more than happy to provide more information on each of these options, and we’ll happily help you crunch the numbers.
Call us on 01332 959008 or email [email protected]
Why work with PKF Smith Cooper Systems?
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Our business is built on long lasting, mutually beneficial business relationships. We provide quality service and solutions that work for our clients in the short, medium, and long term.
All our staff are fully accredited in the full range of the Sage 200 Suite and we will never sell you any third party add-on that our staff are not trained to deliver and support directly.
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