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Sage 50c vs Sage 50 – The Straight Answers

I’ve heard from many Sage 50 users confused by the calls they get from Sage sales reps trying to get them to switch to Sage 50c. The first thing you need to know is that you do NOT have to switch if you don’t want to. Here’s my summary of the differences so you can […]

How to fix “Sage 50 accounting has stopped working” after installing 2017.1 update

Some people have experienced a problem running Sage 50 after installing the 2017.1 update. In the cases I’ve run across, Sage 50 opened without a problem after the installation finished. But the next time they try to launch Sage 50 they get the error “Sage 50 Accounting has stopped working.” All I’ve been able to […]

Sage 50 2017.1 New Features

On November 16, 2016, Sage 50 U.S. released the 2017.1 update to Sage 50. Sage is following through with their plan to provide additional cloud and mobility features in the Sage 50c (subscription) variant of the product, differentiating it from the traditionally licensed Sage 50. For some users, the additional features could make it worth […]

Have Peachtree Create Purchase Orders For You.

To save you time, Peachtree can create purchase orders for you, either to fill specific sales orders, or to replenish low inventory.

Bug in Sage 50 2017 Customer Notifications

IF YOU USE THE “ALWAYS NOTIFY” FEATURE FOR CUSTOMERS, DO NOT UPGRADE TO VERSION 2017 YET! If you have been waiting to upgrade to version 2017 of Sage 50, you may want to wait a little longer. In my Sept 2016 newsletter I said that I hadn’t found any significant problems in Sage 50 2017 […]

Design an Income Statement with both YTD Budget and Annual Budget in Sage 50

Recently I came across this question from a Sage 50 user: I’d like to add a full year budget column to the standard Income/Budget Statement so my board can keep their eyes on the end-of-year goal. ┬áCan you tell me how to add that column using the design tool within Reports & Forms? When I […]

What To Do When Your Sage 50 2017 Installation Freezes

Most of the Sage 50 version 2017 upgrades I’ve installed have gone smoothly. But on a few PCs it froze up on “Step 1 of 3, Installing Pervasive” so I thought I’d pass along this tip for how to resolve this problem. W3dbsmgr.exe is the database service manager for Pervasive, the database engine that Sage […]

What’s New in Sage 50 2017

July 12, 2016 was the official release date for Sage 50 Accounting 2017, US version. Over the next few weeks, those of you with a current subscription or Business Care plan will see the upgrade show up as an automatic update, just like the 2016.1 and 2016.2 updates, or payroll tax updates. As usual, the […]

Adding Labor and Overhead Costs to Assemblies in Sage 50

Last month I talked about how to set up and use assembly items in Sage 50’s inventory. This month I’ll expand on that by explaining how to add labor or overhead costs to an assembly. First, you’ll need to set up at least one inventory item for labor and one for overhead. So go to […]

Using Assembly Items in Sage 50’s Inventory

Assembly items are inventory items that are made up of other components. Those components can be stock items, non-stock items, services, labor, or even other assemblies. Quantity and costs are tracked for assembly items just like they are for stock items. The two essential differences between assembly items and stock items are: Assemblies have a […]