SAGE 50 VS. SAGE 100

Many Sage 50 software users have found it beneficial to upgrade to the Sage 100 software. As your business grows and your business processes become more complex, migrating from Sage 50 to Sage 100 will be a natural progression.

However, when considering to upgrade from Sage 50 to Sage 100 it’s important to determine your business needs and compare the main differences between the two ERP software solutions.

Sage 50 is an out-of-the-box software with various accounting functionalities and approximately 100 report options. This software is ideal for startups and small- to medium-sized businesses with one office location and simple business processes.

Sage 100 is a true ERP system for growing businesses. This software is equipped to support many modules including accounting, inventory management, manufacturing, business intelligence, reporting, sales and customer management, purchasing and supplier management, HR management, time and project management, and alerting – just to name a few.

Here are more key differences between Sage 50 and Sage 100 to help you better make your decision.

Sage 50 Sage 100
Strengths User-friendly, ability to invoice through mail or email, embedded payment link in emailed invoices, manages fixed assets, user or role based security. Integrations, customizable, strong manufacturing & distribution features, dozens of users, integrations between CRM, e-commerce and financials.
Weaknesses Decreased performance when 10 users access software, licensed to each computer, increased data will slow down the system, light audit controls, can’t customize data entry screens, add new fields, or add customized functionalities, limited integration and access to 3rd party functions, limited ability to customize forms and reports. Must be correcting transactions to fix errors, batch processing may lead to improper date postings.
Number of Users 40 user maximum. 100s
Scalability Simple business processes, limited number of users and functions, few integration options o expand functionality. Support large size files, companies and user accounts, supports SQL database, ability to modify software and workflow with scripting and screen customizations, many integrations available to enhance functionality.
Financial Management & Reporting Basic dashboard and limited financial report customization through Business Intelligence, export reports to Excel. Business Insights Dashboard, Reporter, and Explorer, integrates with Microsoft Power BI, create custom reports with Sage Intelligence Reporting and Crystal Reports.
Ability to Customize No customization ability except defining a limited number of UDFs (User Defined Fields). Extensive codeless customization, change and add screens, unlimited UDFs, ability to fully customize with programming if desired.
Industries Financial, Distribution, Light Assembly. Financials, Extensive Manufacturing, Multi-site Distribution.
Company Size Small to Medium. Small to Large.
Deployment Options On-Premise, Sage Drive Cloud. On-Premise, Hosted Server, Private Cloud.
Implementation Effort Easy. Smaller software solutions tend to be easier to implement because there is much less flexibility to tailor the system to specific needs.
Implementation Timeline 1 to 3 months. Core Accounting: General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable (2-4 weeks).
Payroll:  (2-4 weeks).
Distribution:  Inventory, Sales Order, Purchase Order (2-4 weeks).
Manufacturing:  Bills of Material, Work Order Processing (4-8 weeks).
Implementation Cost $3,000 – $12,000 $5,000 – $30,000
Pricing Model License purchase with annual maintenance plan or subscription; named users. Subscription; concurrent users.
Annual Maintenance Cost $600 – $5,000 $600 – $30,000

If you’re looking for a software that provides more than basic financial reports and delivers expanded functionality you should consider upgrading to Sage 100. Sage 100 will provide you with a more powerful, scalable ERP system to support your growing business needs.

ACC Software Solutions specializes in upgrading customers who have outgrown Sage 50 to more robust systems.  To fully understand the benefits of upgrading to Sage 100cloud please contact us to schedule a full needs assessment and demonstration.

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