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Sage 50 US Recommended Configuration

Sage 50 US Recommended Configuration

Minimum Requirements

  • 2.0 GHz processor for single user and multiple users
  • 1 GB of RAM for single user and multiple users
  • Windows Vista® SP2, Windows® 7, or Windows 8, with the latest updates from Microsoft installed
  • 1 GB of disk space for installation
  • Internet Explorer 9.0, 10.0, and 11.0 supported
  • Microsoft®.NET Framework 4.5.2; requires an additional 280 MB to 610 MB
  • At least high-color (16-bit) SVGA video; supports 1024×768 resolution with small fonts required
  • DVD-ROM
  • All online features/services require Internet access
  • Excel®, Outlook®, and Word integration requires Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word 2007, 2010, or 2013 (32-bit)
  • Printers supported by Microsoft Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • In-product demos require Adobe® Flash® Player 10 or greater
  • Adobe® Reader® 9.0 required
  • Multiuser environments are supported in Sage 50 Premium Accounting and higher
  • Multiuser mode is optimized for Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 client-server networks, and Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 peer-to-peer networks
  • A maximum of five licensed named users is allowed for Sage 50 Premium Accounting and 40 named users for Sage 50 Quantum Accounting; a named user account is granted a license when selected in the user maintenance screen
  • 1 GB of disk space for installation of components on server
  • Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2012 along with Remote Desktop Connection or Remote Desktop Web Connection client is required to run in a Windows Terminal Services environment; no more than 5 named users for Sage 50 Premium Accounting or 40 named users for Sage 50 Quantum Accounting
  • Terminal Server requires additional memory when more than one user is running under Windows Terminal Services
  • Customer registration and acceptance of License Agreement for Sage 50 Accounting software products

Recommended Configuration

  • 2.4 GHz processor for single user and multiple users
  • 1 GB of RAM for single user and 2 GB for multiple users


Before You Begin

Note:

  • Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003 are not supported
  • Also Sage 50 is not compatible with any version of Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Office Click-to-run
System Requirements: Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2016

System Requirements: Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2016

Minimum Requirements

  • 2.0 GHz processor for single user and multiple users
  • 1 GB of RAM for single user and multiple users
  • Windows Vista® SP2, Windows® 7, or Windows 8, with the latest updates from Microsoft installed
  • 1 GB of disk space for installation
  • Internet Explorer 9.0, 10.0, and 11.0 supported
  • Microsoft®.NET Framework 4.5.2; requires an additional 280 MB to 610 MB
  • At least high-color (16-bit) SVGA video; supports 1024x768 resolution with small fonts required
  • DVD-ROM
  • All online features/services require Internet access
  • Excel®, Outlook®, and Word integration requires Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word 2007, 2010, or 2013 (32-bit)
  • Printers supported by Microsoft Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • In-product demos require Adobe® Flash® Player 10 or greater
  • Adobe® Reader® 9.0 required
  • Multiuser environments are supported in Sage 50 Premium Accounting and higher
  • Multiuser mode is optimized for Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 client-server networks, and Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 peer-to-peer networks
  • A maximum of five licensed named users is allowed for Sage 50 Premium Accounting and 40 named users for Sage 50 Quantum Accounting; a named user account is granted a license when selected in the user maintenance screen
  • 1 GB of disk space for installation of components on server
  • Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2012 along with Remote Desktop Connection or Remote Desktop Web Connection client is required to run in a Windows Terminal Services environment; no more than 5 named users for Sage 50 Premium Accounting or 40 named users for Sage 50 Quantum Accounting
  • Terminal Server requires additional memory when more than one user is running under Windows Terminal Services
  • Customer registration and acceptance of License Agreement for Sage 50 Accounting software products

Recommended Configuration

  • 2.4 GHz processor for single user and multiple users
  • 1 GB of RAM for single user and 2 GB for multiple users


Before You Begin

Note:

  • Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003 are not supported
  • Also Sage 50 is not compatible with any version of Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Office Click-to-run

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Considering Sage Intelligence?

Do you want to:

  • Reduce the amount of time preparing reports?
  • Improve your access to key information for better decision making in your business?
  • Present your information in the familiar face of Excel, so you can easily analyze your data and improve your business insights?
  • Eliminate multiple sources for report data and reduce the amount of time spent creating and maintaining each source?

If so, take a moment to consider Sage Intelligence for Sage 50 US.

  • Helps you present your data on your terms.
  • Setup your report once, without having to rebuild it each time you want the latest data.
  • Improves operational efficiencies and increases productivity, giving you a rapid return on investment.
  • Ships with ready-to-use report templates, which can be customized to meet your unique requirements.

Check out our Sage Intelligence Stock Report Library or email info@121-business.com and attach a sample of the report you want to build.

What is Sage Intelligence?

Sage Intelligence is an Excel-based reporting tool that pulls data directly from your Sage 50 US system into a single location so you can slice, dice, and analyze the numbers in familiar spreadsheet environment. Sage Intelligence offers a level of reporting never before possible for Sage 50 US.

Sage Intelligence Overview

 

How to Activate Sage Intelligence

New Sales Analysis Capability for Sage 50 US

New Sales Analysis Capability for Sage 50 US

Sales Comparative Period Reporting

If you work with Sage 50 US and use A/R, sooner or later you’ll probably want to compare sales today to sales from another period. The data is all there, but no core A/R report allows a meaningful comparison of sales from one time period to another. To get any such reporting, a user would be faced with running multiple reports, dropping them into Excel, then performing a number of time consuming, tedious and error prone steps to get there.

 

Sage Intelligence Offers an Option

Fortunately, Sage Intelligence offers a time saving opportunity.  We’ve just added another stock report to our SI library to address this issue. Our reasonably priced stock reports are a great way to add valuable functionality to your current Sage 50 US system. The report below presents Sales $ by Item ID, but the same comparison reporting is also available by Customer, Sales Rep, Item Type and more. Percentage changes from one period to another are also included to help you stay on top of sales trends as they occur.

Sales Comparative Reporting-Current, Prior, 12 Month Rolling
Sales Analysis Comparatives

Have Another Reporting Need?

Need a different report from your Sage 50 US data? Email us a sample of the type of reporting you’d like to have. We offer a free consultation to discuss this or any other reporting need you may have.

Suzy Payne Rabb
Your Live, Online Guide to Sage 50 Success
Sage 50 Certified Consultant
Sage 50 Certified Intelligence Report Developer
BBA/Accounting
512.892.8990
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Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting-Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting?

A. Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting is a powerful Microsoft® Excel®-based reporting solution that integrates with Sage 50 Accounting software. With Intelligence Reporting, you can easily run customized reports, on demand, without having to manually update worksheets. Also, with the optional Connector Module, you can create custom reports from multiple companies or other databases.

Q. Where can I get Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting?

A. Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting is available as a free 60-day trial in all Sage 50 Accounting products. Click here to learn how to activate your Sage Intelligence.

Q. How much does Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting cost?

A. A one-user license of Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting is $250. If you are on a Sage Business Care plan, including Sage 50 Quantum customers, a one-user license for Sage Intelligence Reporting is included with your plan at no additional cost. Additional user licenses are available for $50 each. The Connector Module site license, which allows you to create custom reports from multiple companies or other databases, is $100.

Q. What is included with a one-user license?

A. A one-user license includes the Report Manager, Activation Manager and Security Manager. These tools allow you to create and run standard and customized reports from your Sage 50 company on demand, without having to manually update worksheets.


Q. What reports are included with Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting?

A. The standard Microsoft Excel-based reports that come with Intelligence Reporting include Financial Reports, Sales Analysis, Purchase Analysis, Inventory Analysis, and Dashboard Analysis.

Q. Is Sage Intelligence Reporting compatible with older releases of Sage 50?

A. Yes. Sage Intelligence Reporting is compatible with Sage 50 Complete Accounting 2012-2014. Sage 50 Premium Accounting 2012-current, and Sage 50 Quantum 2012-current.

Q. What versions of Microsoft Excel are compatible with Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting?

A. Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013 are compatible with Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting 2015.

Q. I am a Sage 50 Accounting customer with multiple users on Sage 50 Accounting. How many Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting user licenses should I purchase?

A. You will need a Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting Report Manager license for each person who will be running, creating or editing reports.

Please note that the maximum number of Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting user licenses you could purchase equals the number of Sage 50 Accounting user licenses you own. For example, if you have a 10-user Sage 50 Quantum 2012 license, you can activate up to 10 user licenses of Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting.

Q. How is Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting different from Microsoft Excel and Sage 50 Accounting?

A. Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting is a comprehensive reporting program that allows you to access all your business information in one centralized location. Microsoft Excel provides an easy-to-use interface and Sage 50 Accounting reporting gives you access to all your financial, sales, inventory, payroll and projects information.

Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting takes the best of both these worlds and combines them into one complete reporting product, making it easier to access and interpret your business information – so that you can focus on making better and faster business decisions.

Q. Is there a support plan for Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting?

A. If you are a current Sage Business Care subscriber, then you automatically have support coverage for Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting. If not, then you may subscribe to Sage Business Care when you purchase Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting.

Q. What type of training is available to help me make the most of Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting?

A. There are many training resources to help you get started with Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting. Please check out the Sage 50 Intelligence Resource Center.

The Sage 50 Accounting Resource Center is a centralized location where you can find all the resources for Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting. There are videos that instruct you on how to use Sage Intelligence, a getting started manual, a set of product tips and tricks, and also a link to the Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting forum, where you can share and receive tips and tricks from report writing experts.

Q. I would like to have someone create a custom Sage Intelligence report for my company. Is there anyone doing this for Sage 50 US?

Yes. There are several Sage Intelligence Report Writing Consultants creating custom reporting for Sage 50 US and other Sage Solutions. Check out this list of Sage Intelligence Report Writing Consultants. At Search by ERP/Accounting Package, select Sage 50 US.

For information about Sage 50 U.S. Edition Intelligence Reporting, please contact us.