As part of Sage’s new Sage Business Cloud initiative, Sage has announced Sage50cloud. Here are some common questions and answers about this exciting new development:

Q: Is Sage 50 now being offered as a cloud product?
A: No.

Q: Is Sage 50cloud just the new name for Sage 50c?
A: Yes.

Q: If it’s still a desktop product, why is it named Sage50cloud?
A: Sage changed the name to emphasize that Sage 50 is, in their terms, a “connected cloud” product. That is, a desktop product that you already know and trust that has links to cloud offerings such as Sage One (AKA Sage Business Cloud Accounting), Sage Drive, and Microsoft Office 365. Oh, and because marketing people think everything sells better if you slap the word “cloud” on it.

Q: If this is just another product renaming, why is it exciting?
A: Sage said it was, so it must be. Plus if the cloud offerings continue to mature, they have the potential to add genuinely useful new functions.