Migrating to Sage 200 from Sage 50

A lot of our clients already enjoy the benefits of using Sage, the world’s market-leading accounting software for small businesses. Many of them are SMEs using either Sage 50 Accounts or Sage 50cloud, which is Sage’s latest offering and utilises Office 365.

But while Sage 50 is a powerful SME financial management and accounting system, many Sage 50 users eventually outgrow their existing software, as business development results in an accounting system that no longer meets their requirements.

It’s at this point many of our clients opt to take their business to the next level by migrating from sage 50 to Sage 200; and as a Sage Accredited Business Partner and Sage Developer, we can help you to make sure the move to the more powerful system is as swift, seamless and straightforward as possible.

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Reasons why businesses upgrade from sage 50 to sage 200

Common reasons why businesses migrate from Sage 50 to Sage 200 include:

  • The need for more users and a more powerful reporting platform
  • The development of more complex business processes, requiring system customisation
  • Increased integration between front office (CRM) and back office (accounts)
  • The need to track stock in multiple locations and warehouses
  • The need for a SQL database which handles large volumes of data without a performance compromise.

Benefits of migrating to Sage 200

The modular-based Sage 200 platform is packed full of features to help you meet these additional requirements and run your business smartly and efficiently; the software can also be tailored to meet your specific accounting needs.

The range of modules include:

  • Financials
  • Commercials
  • Excel Reporting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Manufacturing
  • Project Accounting
  • Sage CRM

There is also an extensive selection of Sage 20 add-ons which can be incorporated into the system to extend its functionality even further.

Fortunately, with the right advice and support, making the switch to Sage 200 can be straightforward. Using Sage’s migration tool, we can convert all your Sage 50 data to Sage 200. Alternatively, you may wish to take the opportunity to review your current data and start with a clean sheet in Sage 200.

The five-step upgrade process – installation and configuration, test migration, training, live migration, and ongoing support – typically takes between six and 13 weeks, depending on the complexity and configuration of the system.

If you’ve been using sage 50 accounts, you’ll find sage 200 looks very familiar, just with even more features. Whatever route you choose, you can migrate your data seamlessly.

Sage 200 training and support

And while you are likely to be comfortable with many of the Sage functions and operating processes from your existing software, we recognise that moving to a new system can initially be quite daunting. So as part of the migration process we can offer Sage 200 training, typically delivered on-site and tailored to your knowledge, requirements and system specifications.

And with our live remote-assistance tool, our support team is only a phone call or a screen share away.

Help with migrating to Sage 200

Making migrating to Sage 200 as swift, seamless and straightforward as possible.

At Price Bailey, we have been implementing systems for more than 15 years, and our staff have a vast amount of accounting and business software knowledge and experience. To find out more about how we can help you to migrate from Sage 50 to Sage 200, contact [email protected].

This post was produced by Alan Becker, Business Systems and Software Manager at Price Bailey. To contact Alan about any of the points raised in the article above, feel free to get in touch using the form further below.

We always recommend that you seek advice from a suitably qualified adviser before taking any action. The information in this article only serves as a guide and no responsibility for loss occasioned by any person acting or refraining from action as a result of this material can be accepted by the authors or the firm.


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