Sage 50 Accounts- Still the System of Choice for the Small Business?

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Sage 50 is the UK's best selling accounting software package and is recommended by 90% of the UK's practicing accountants. However, with businesses demanding more and more from their accounting software and the accounts market increasing in competition is Sage 50 able to hold its own? DMC Software Solutions specialists in training, supporting, supplying and implementing Sage CRM business solutions analyse whether the latest version of Sage 50, Sage 50 Accounts 2009, has improved enough to allow it to compete with its strongest competitors.

Launched in August this year the new Sage 50 Accounts 2009 is the product of much research and development and boasts some significant improvements over its predecessors. Sage 50 2009 promises to offer 'certainty in uncertain times' for its users with special features introduced specifically to improve debt management and cash flow.

This latest version of Sage 50 has an exciting new feature: an inbuilt diary in which a business can prioritise its workload, set reminders, automate diary events, such as follow up promised payments, and integrates with Microsoft Outlook. All of which is aimed at enabling the user to improve productivity and increase efficiency.

The system's newly enhanced dashboards are designed to help keep track of the company's cash flow, and include facilities to allow for planning further ahead and a communication history in which the user can record communications to each account, so the correct information is always to hand. Despite these improvements is Sage 50 still the system of choice for small businesses?

There is no definitive answer. While Sage 50 provides more than enough functionality for the majority of businesses, there may be some applications where it is not suitable.

Differing businesses operate in different ways and therefore before purchasing a new accounts solution it is vital that research of the market place is undertaken. Many businesses who believe that a system such as Sage 50 will meet their requirements eventually choose something more advanced in its capabilities such as Sage 200.

Sage 50 is still as good as it ever was, if not better. Small businesses will be attracted by its ease of use, functionality and cost efficiency, which will more than meet their requirements.

The system's expansive add-ons for activities such as Payroll and forecasting, and vertical market applications such as Manufacturing, Retail and Construction make Sage 50 is a highly accomplished tool.

Few programs in the small business market can match Sage 50 for usability and price which is why it remains the UK's best selling accounts solution, and there is little doubt that its dominance will remain.

Some superior alternatives are however available in the mid market arena, which out perform Sage 50 in many areas. But for small business with smaller budgets Sage 50 is set to remain the system of choice.

About DMC Software Solutions:
DMC Software Solutions is a specialist in training, supporting, supplying and implementing Sage CRM business solutions and the full range of Sage integrated accountancy software for companies.

Keeping over 2300 customers in the UK and Europe satisfied, the DMC Software team has received a number of awards from Sage UK over the last six years.

DMC Software experience implementing Sage solutions in small and midsized markets means there is no one better placed than DMC to deliver your Sage accountancy, CRM or a totally integrated Sage Suite.

Visit http://www.dmcsoftware.co.uk/ for more information.

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