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Whether you’re switching from QuickBooks® or an ERP solution that’s too big and costly or considering a cloud-based option, Sage invites you to join over 500,000 Canadian businesses and step confidently into Canada’s #1 choice in accounting software by small businesses and accountants.1

With Sage 50 Accounting you can:

  • Handle accounting, taxes, and business management with confidence.
  • Switch between French and English at the click of a button.
  • Choose from a family of solutions designed for your needs.

Not sure if you’re ready to make the switch? Here are some resources to help you decide...

Compare Sage 50 Accounting versus QuickBooks® 2014

Deciding between Sage 50 Accounting (formerly Simply Accounting) or QuickBooks?

Canada's #1 Choice of Small Businesses & Accountants

Sage 50 Pro Accounting versus QuickBooks® Pro 2014 Canadian

Sage 50 Pro Accounting
QuickBooks Pro 2014

Manage Customers and Sales

Prepare customer invoices and estimates check check
Track cash flow, sales and expenses check check
Create records for customers and vendors check check
Generate accounting and business management reports check check

Government/Accounting Compliancy

Electronically file your GST/HST return (requires Internet access) check check
Choose between accounting and non-accounting terminology4 check
Help stay compliant with a full-time audit trail check check

Increase Productivity and Efficiency

Lookup posted invoices Adjustment or read-only mode Adjustment mode only
Record invoices and sales receipts from the same screen check
Create sales orders check
Access your favourite reports and create shortcuts with a single click check check

Optimize Inventory

Buy and sell inventory in different units of measure check
Track backordered items check
Assemble new inventory items from existing items check

Reporting—business performance

View a summary of your daily tasks, post recurring invoices, or your business performance and more in the Daily Business Manager check
Get a single-view visual snapshot of your business’ key performance indicators and activities that impact your business with the Performance Dashboard check

Integrated Products and Services

File T5018 online (applicable to construction industry) check
Pay employees with integrated Direct Deposit processing within your accounting software5 check

Sage 50 Premium Accounting versus QuickBooks® Premier 2014 Canadian

Sage 50 Premium Accounting
QuickBooks® Premier 2014

Product Options

Price for 2-users including annual payroll tax tables and one-year of customer support $821.99 $1,104
Number of multiple users available Up to 4 Up to 5

Ease of Use

Choose between accounting and non-accounting terminology4 check
Customizable list views for ease of finding information and reporting on it check check
Apply discounts to each line item on a sales invoice check

Optimize Inventory

Use First-in First-out (FIFO) inventory costing method FIFO and Average Average Only
Create and maintain bill of materials5 check check
Conveniently create items with item assembly check
Store inventory items at multiple locations check

Accounting and Banking

Recognize revenues and expenses with accrual or cash basis accounting check check
Link transactions to projects and/or departments check
Support multiple currencies check check
Purchase quotes check
Account register for quick entry check
Help stay compliant with full-time audit trail check check


Allocate payroll amounts to multiple departments check

Job Costing

Allocate a single transaction line to multiple jobs check

Easy access to key business data

Access and customize pre-defined financial reports with the Report Designer providing insight into the health of your business check check
Consolidate financials for multiple companies for each fiscal year check
Get a single-view visual snapshot of your business’ key performance indicators and activities that impact your business with the Performance Dashboard check check

Why Sage 50 Accounting?

Sage knows Canada

At Sage, the source of our inspiration and innovation for Sage 50 (formerly known as Simply Accounting) never changes. Our mission is always driven by the energy and creativity of Canadian business owners pursuing their dreams. Helping them reach their goals is what we do.

Choose Sage 50 because we are . . .

  • Canadian-made for over 25 years.
  • Fully outfitted with built-in Canadian tax regulation compliancy.
  • Used by hundreds of thousands of Canadian small businesses.
  • Backed by Canada's largest network of accountants and bookkeepers— 13,000+ Sage Accountants Network members.
  • Supported for both English and French—application and customer support.
Sage 50 Accounting formerly Simply Accounting
  1. Based on independent surveys of 279 Canadian small businesses (conducted 2/13) and 275 accountants who work with small business clients (conducted 6/13).
  2. 13,000+ members of the Sage Accountants Network.
  3. Sage 50 Accounting is bilingual in English and French in Canada. Also includes the ability to set language preference for customers, vendors and employees.
  4. Example of accounting vs. non-accounting terminology: “receivables” vs. “unpaid sales”, “sales due.”
  5. Additional fees apply for payroll tax updates, automatic payroll tax calculations, and direct deposit.

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