The 2019.1 release of Sage 50 Accountant Edition delivers to you and your business several feature enhancements and improvements, with the helping accountants like you stay ahead of the curve, while providing the tools you need to offer better client service.
One of the most important changes users will be able to do within Sage 50 is the ability to set company files as Active or Inactive the first time they open each company file. Company files designated as Archived / Inactive will function the same as in the past with all the data viewable and with reports able to be run. However, new transactions on these archived companies cannot be added. These archived companies will not count against the 50 active client threshold.
This is the in-product messaging you will see when you first open your 2019.1 software.
The first time a company file is opened or created, accountants will be asked to designate it as active or inactive. You will always be able to see how many active company files you have already assigned, as well as how many you have left.
As you approach the 50 company limit, you will be reminded that you need to add companies over 50 and will be directed to your dedicated customer sales contact to assist you through the process.
Accountants are encouraged to set their active company files by November 30, 2018 to ensure active access to all their necessary company files, as well as an error-free billing process.
If you missed the U.S. Sage Accountants Network webcast session from November 1, 2018 -- please find the recorded session below.
Sage 50 2020 allows you to work with more than 50 companies without requesting to modify or without paying additionally to enable such an option?
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One of the benefits of the Sage Drive sharing was that we as accountants could help our clients with certain functions like bank reconciliations that they were not comfortable doing on their own. I don
We agree completely!
We have clients we only use once a year to create financial statements to prepare returns that will now have to go against our "active" count. The fees to add these companies to Sage is ridiculous.I will not be recommending Sage to any more clients going forward and I am not the only accounting firm in my area that is upset with the new pricing structure. We will all be leaving Sage if the prices remain.