Upgrade from Sage 50 to Sage 200

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We've helped hundreds of companies upgrade from Sage 50 to Sage 200

Sage 50 is a fantastic entry level accounting package and is by far the most installed and operated business software in the UK SME market today. However, company growth and development can put pressure on software, leading to a system that no longer matches your business requirements.

Common changes undertaken by Sage 50 customers include expanding their product range, increasing their employee numbers, placing more emphasis on trading with overseas customers, and increasingly complex business processes.

Changes like these act as triggers, pushing you to reassess your business systems and look at new ways of doing things. If your business is undertaking any of these changes, then it might be a good idea to consider an upgrade from Sage 50 to Sage 200.

Sage 200c is a business-wide suite of software and is the natural upgrade route for Sage 50 customers who find themselves requiring a system which can manage more complex business processes and functionality.


Why upgrade?

  • Concurrent Users
    Sage 50 has single user access in many areas resulting in widespread “record locking” messages
  • Multiple transactions and/or users
    Sage 200c has an MS SQL database
  • Flexible and structured control of accounting periods
    Sage 50 is a date driven system, while Sage 200c has the option of closed period accounting
  • More detailed accounting reports
    Sage 200c allows up to 999 companies, allows consolidation and has a three tier chart of accounts
  • Protect your Data
    Full data migration available from Sage 50 to Sage 200c including historical transactions
  • Sage 200c Eco-system
    Sage 200c has a large & established range of boxed add-on products
  • Improved Commercial Analysis
    Each Account and Order has up to 20 analysis codes
  • Advanced foreign currency control
    Pay, receive and allocate any currency against any currency
  • Multi-location stock control
    Multiple warehouses and bins are available in Sage 200c
  • Batch/serial number tracking
    Full traceability functionality for batch and serial numbers
  • Integrated Vertical Modules
    Sage 200c has fully integrated modules for Manufacturing, Job Costing, EPOS & Construction



Migrate Your Sage 50 Data

Data is the number one asset to any business and is a key consideration with any system upgrade project.
At Smith Cooper, we have many years of experience in helping customers upgrade Sage 50 to Sage 200 and are ideally placed to discuss and agree the best way to move your data into your new software.

As you would expect, there is a standard migration utility that will bring all of your data, including historical transactions, seamlessly across from Line 50 to Sage 200c. Should you wish to take the opportunity to restructure your chart of accounts or purge any redundant data instead (e.g. Dead accounts, old Stock codes etc), we have a range of standard import file formats we can provide.

Even going down this route, Smith Cooper can assist with the extraction and import of your data. This will allow you to cleanse your data whilst avoiding the tedious re-keying of static data such as names, addresses, stock codes, BOM’s etc. What’s more, as there is no limit on the number of datasets in Sage 200c, we can still migrate Sage Line 50 in full as a second archive company for reference purposes.


Deployment Options

Sage 200c is available to be installed on premise in the traditional way, or it can be operated in the Cloud.

There is no right or wrong answer as to whether a cloud deployment is the right way to go. This is absolutely subjective to your company’s cloud policy, software requirements and the quality of your internet connection.

Smith Cooper can go through all of the options with you and make a mutual decision as to the best way forward.

Payment Options

Funding an installation like Sage 200c upfront with a traditional capital expenditure purchase was not always an option for some companies.

Now that Sage 200c is sold on a subscription basis, there has never been more options with how to finance your system implementation, regardless of how you choose to deploy the system.


If you would like to get in touch with a member of our team, we will be more than happy to provide more information on each of these options, and we’ll happily help you crunch the numbers.

Call us on 01332 587515 or email sage@smithcooper.co.uk

Why work with Smith Cooper System Partners?

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Our business is built on long lasting, mutually beneficial business relationships. We provide quality service and solutions that work for our clients in the short, medium, and long term.

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All our staff are fully accredited in the full range of the Sage 200 Suite and we will never sell you any third party add-on that our staff are not trained to deliver and support directly.

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