Sage 50 vs Sage 200

If your business is experiencing growth, Sage 50 may no longer meet your business needs. Sage 200 provides greater functionality to enable you to manage changing business needs and process complexities.

Sage 50 vs Sage 200

If your business is experiencing growth, Sage 50 may no longer meet your business needs. Sage 200 provides greater functionality to enable you to manage changing business needs and process complexities.

What is the difference between Sage 50 and Sage 200?

Sage 50 is ideal if you are new to the market or are a small or medium business with up to 50 employees, looking to manage your accounting, invoicing, cash flow, inventory, taxes, and more. Sage 50 includes standard accounting such as accounts payable/receivable, bank reconciliation, as well as Making Tax Digital compliance and VAT returns. It only allows up to 1.5 million transactions.

Sage 200 is ideal if you are a growing business with a turnover of £1 to £50 million and up to 200 employees. It is a robust product allowing you to manage accounts, customers, manufacturing, supply chain and business intelligence, with the ability to drill down into real-time data.


Sage 50 v Sage 200 Feature Comparison

Sage 50Sage 200
1 Tier Nominal Structure 3 Tier Nominal Structure
Multi-Company Allows for Complex Business Processes
Foreign Currency Foreign Currency
Basic Accounting Functionality Strong Reporting & Business Management Capabilities
Cash Flow Management MonitorIntegrated CRM Functionality
Payment for Invoices Online Batch/Serial Number Processing
Inventory Management Financial Period Control
Customer/Supplier Management Centre Strong Analysis Capabilities
Microsoft Office 365 Integration Microsoft Office 365 Integration
Business Intelligence

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When is it time to move on from Sage 50?

It could be time for you to consider an alternative solution, such as Sage 200cloud , if:

  • Your business processes are becoming difficult to manage in Sage 50
  • You need a system that manages more than financials
  • You need more in-depth reports, by region, product or salesperson
  • You require advanced stock capabilities, such as multiple warehouses and batch tractability
  • You require overseas trading capabilities and handling of exchange rates

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Reasons Sage 50 users move to Sage 200

For improved speed – Many Sage 50 users experience speed issues when processing high volumes of transactions. Sage 200cloud is built on Microsoft SQL Server, which means it is faster, more reliable and robust.

For stock management capabilities – Both Sage 50 and Sage 50cloud have limited stock management functionality. Sage 200cloud can facilitate management of stock over multiple locations and provides real-time information on stock levels.

For batch traceability – In Sage 200cloud you get added flexibility, giving you the ability to trace batch items by ‘sell by’ and ‘use by’ dates and monitor quantities.

For deeper analysis – A three-tiered nominal structure enables Sage 200cloud to deliver in-depth financial reports based on departments and cost centres, ideal for businesses that need better analysis.

For a complete business solution – With Sage 200cloud you can integrate accounting and stock processes with customer relationship management to deliver an

Why choose Xperience?

  • We’re a Sage Certified Partner demonstrating our ongoing commitment to our customers
  • We are a member of Sage Developers’ Programme with access to a comprehensive range of development tools to help us develop, support and integrate Sage products to meet the varying needs of our clients.
  • We have 133 years combined ERP experience across our project managers and implementation teams.
  • We continue to invest heavily in our people and technology ensuring that we are up-to-date with the latest accreditations and market trends
  • We have extensive knowledge of ERP solutions with over 280 installations across the UK
  • We work across sectors but also have deep industry expertise in construction and manufacturing

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Find out all you need to know about Sage 200cloud by downloading the brochure. Understand the options and modules available to you.

Sage 200 Client Testimonials

“With the integration we were able to eliminate the double-entry of customer information, which helped us clean up our data and make it reliable. We have already identified that 8% of our active customers were not entered on our old CRM, so were never marketed to. Altogether we reduced the time-consuming administration processes, saving around 40% time for every new record we setup.”

Tim Holyomes


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For Auger Torque, having a global collaborative team is hugely reducing the R&D time, getting the right product to market faster and stopping us wasting time. With the new optimised process the’re keeping momentum and getting the buy-in from everybody, ensuring all teams have insight into the design, replacing the linear process we had before. “

Alistair Brydon

Auger Torque,

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“From raising an order to dispatching goods, we have total control over stock, ensuring availability and customer satisfaction. It’s so easy – stock in, stock out – everything gets registered through Sage, helping us be more responsive and competitive.”

Jaskaran Rai


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