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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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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.

 

Why Use Sage Intelligence and Not Just Excel?

Why Use Sage Intelligence and Not Just Excel?

From “Why Use Sage Intelligence and Not Just Excel?” by Loren Taljard

Microsoft Excel is the universal language of business and accountants and most decision-makers in small to mid-sized businesses use ‘the king of spreadsheets’ in some way for reporting. In fact, research analyst Gartner has conceded that “Excel is still the number one reporting tool”[1]. Why then, would you want or need to use Sage Intelligence, a Business Intelligence (BI) tool, and not just Excel for your business reporting?

Let’s begin by answering this question with some more questions: Can you say with conviction that you have a clear view of your company’s performance? Do you have visibility of MTD and YTD sales year on year? Can you see, whenever you want to, how your profitability or cash flow is tracking? How about top 5 customers, expenses, or salespeople?

Click here for more from “From “Why Use Sage Intelligence and Not Just Excel?” by Loren Taljard

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Sales Rep Commission Report-Billed Invoices

Sales Rep Commission Report-Billed Invoices

Want a report that calculates Sales Rep commissions for you? This new, ready-to-install, stock Sage 50 Business Intelligence Report can be added to your system today.

 

 

Details. This report presents sales $’s and/or gross profit $’s, along with a calculated commission for each sales rep for any starting and ending date.  This stock report pulls invoices based on invoice date. Many variations are possible.

(Please note: This report is not available in the core Sage 50 product or via any standard Sage 50 BI template.)

 

What You Get.  You will received a locked BI report, that you may copy, change and save to create a number of useful reports for your own business. We also include a one-to-one online session to install your report, show you how to run it, provide minor modifications and/or provide an overview of BI basics (up to a two hour online session provided with each BI report purchase, a $190 value). Please note: This report is for your own business use and is not for resale.

Click here for a PDF of the full reportEmail info@121-business.com for questions or to schedule installation. Report includes up to 2 hours for installation, minor modifications and basic BI skill building.

 

 

 

See other Sage 50 Business Intelligence Stock Reports.

 

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Killer Keyboard Shortcuts in Excel

Killer Keyboard Shortcuts in Excel

From “Killer Keyboard Shortcuts in Excel” by Doug Thomas and Microsoft Business Hub

Microsoft Excel includes many features to help your small business be more effective and productive—by keeping key details and data within a few keyboard strokes. This episode gives you quick tips and tricks to help maximize your time—and your business. Learn how to swiftly navigate spreadsheets using shortcuts that allow you to manage, organize, and analyze important data. Take advantage of these guidelines today—helping you to more efficiently run your business. Here’s an outline of shortcuts to get started:

  • Ctrl + Y is a repeat of previous action—just repeats the last step you made.
  • Ctrl + arrow keys are used for navigation—allowing you to move around the spreadsheet, effortlessly.
  • Ctrl + G is “go to”—you can go to any random cell based upon desired specifications.

More from “Killer Keyboard Shortcuts in Excel” by Doug Thomas and Microsoft Business Hub

 

Suzy Payne Rabb
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The New Era of Peachtree

The New Era of Peachtree

Trusted. New. Better.  The new Sage 50 family of small business accounting and management solutions is out!  And with it comes a bigger, broader, and bolder commitment to streamlining your business processes, making sense of your numbers, saving you time and money, and supporting your investment in a Sage 50 solution every step of the way.

You see, there’s a way to boost your confidence, put your data in order, and create some breathing room where you can think clearly about where you want to take your business. That’s what Sage 50 is designed to do. Power through the mundane tasks quickly, discover the insights hidden in your data, and free up time to get creative about your business vision.