Upgrading from Sage 50 to Sage 200
Consistently meet your customer needs with end to end control from Sage 200
Does your business need to upgrade from Sage 50 to Sage 200?
As businesses grow, they often face new challenges such as an increasing number of transactions that need to be input manually and business processes becoming more complicated. While Sage 50cloud is a great accounting solution for many small to medium sized-businesses, eventually businesses find that they outgrow their Sage 50cloud solution when it no longer meets their business requirements or increasingly complex business processes. If you think that your business needs are increasing or are no longer being met, then upgrading from Sage 50cloud to Sage 200 could be just what you need.
Why should your business upgrade to Sage 200?
Upgrading from Sage 50cloud to Sage 200 is a natural progression and upgrade path for those businesses that are familiar with Sage Accounts but just need more versatility and flexibility within their accounting solution. With Sage 200, you can reduce complexities and increase efficiencies, all while using software that complements your business growth. Sage 200 is always up to date with the latest legislation changes to ensure your business remains compliant.
Micross Logic has over 20 years of experience migrating customers from Sage 50cloud to Sage 200, we can help you plan and develop a migration path and manage your migration from start to finish with the minimum of business disruption.
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How do you know if it is the right time to upgrade to Sage 200?
Micross Logic have put together a few key reasons why your business may need to start thinking about upgrading from Sage 50cloud to Sage 200.
Volume of Transactional Data/Users
As your business grows you may find that the number of transactions that you are entering into Sage 50cloud and the number of users you have inputting the data increases. Sage 50cloud has a limit of 1.5 million transactions and a limit of up to 20 users, 1.5 million may sound like a lot but you may find that after an increase in trading, you may hit this limit quicker than you think. Sage 200 is capable of over 9 million transactions, making the software much more scalable and able to grow with your business.
Sage 50cloud does not support authorisation levels. If you have a growing accounts team, with junior staff you may want to set authorisation limits in order to set some control parameters. Upgrading from Sage 50cloud to Sage 200 allows you to apply various levels of authorisation limits and also allows you to authorise orders remotely via a secure website when out of the office to ensure that business doesn’t stop when you are not at your desk.
Serial and batch traceability is not available in Sage 50cloud. Sage 200 allows full serial and batch traceability, enabling you to track and trace your inventory far more effectively than in Sage 50cloud. Sage 200 also enables you to add ‘sell by’ and ‘use by’ dates to help manage perishable items.
However, if stock management is your main pain point, Stock Control for Sage 50 is an addon to Sage 50cloud that can enhance the stock module within Sage 50cloud to give you far greater control over your stock management and also enables you to have serial and batch traceability from within Sage 50cloud.
Financial Period Control
Sage 50cloud can display a warning message to identify transactions posted outside the financial year, however, transactions can be posted into any period. Sage 200 uses transaction validation, whereby transactions can be validated by specific dates or open and closed periods to prevent future or prior year postings.
While the reporting within Sage 50cloud is adequate for many small businesses, however for those that need more in-depth analysis, Sage 200 three-tiered nominal code structure, Excel reporting capabilities and business intelligence modules allows you to report on departments, cost codes, as well as analyse critical business data to make business decision more agile and to give you greater visibility across your business.
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