Sage 50 Canadian Edition is an entry-level accounting application available from Sage for customers primarily in the Canadian market. Called Sage 50 Canadian Edition (or Sage 50 Canada), this is the former Simply Accounting product developed initially by Bedford Software in 1985. Computer Associates acquired Simply Accounting in 1996 merging it into its Accpac International division in 1998. Sage then acquired the Computer Associates ERP and accounting products in 2004.
As dominant as Intuit QuickBooks is in the US, that’s how dominant Sage 50 Canadian Edition is in Canada. Sage 50 Canadian Edition is a great but basic entry-level accounting application. The user interface is very clean and modern with built-in workflows and dashboards.
Sage 50 Canadian Edition goes a step beyond some of the newer SaaS accounting applications with a bit more functionality in the inventory, sales order, and project/job management areas but still falls short of a true SMB ERP application. There are many third party products available including several for point of sale and ecommerce. Misys Manufacturing is a long-time Sage 300 (Accpac) manufacturing software developer with a special integration for Sage 50 Canadian Edition.
This is one of the few entry-level products available in multiple languages (English, French or Spanish). The product is available in two editions – Sage 50 Pro Accounting at $162 to buy or $15.75 monthly or Sage 50 Premium Accounting for $275 or $26.83 monthly. Sage 50 Quantum is marketed in Canada to companies that need more than 4 users. Note: Sage 50 Quantum is not the same code-base as Sage 50 Canadian Edition. It is based on the Sage 50 US (formerly Peachtree) product but is a fantastic option for companies not yet ready to jump into an SMB ERP application with pricing at $3,200 for 5 users or $5,300 for 10 users.
Sage 50 Canada (formerly Simply Accounting)
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