Sage 200 Standard VS Professional – Simple Product Comparison

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The Sage 200 suite is available in two different versions, Sage 200cloud Standard and Sage 200cloud Professional. Sage 200 Standard is Cloud-based, with no On-premise option. Whereas Sage 200 Professional is available as both a Cloud or On-premise version. Sage 200 Standard is a very straight forward, out of the box platform. It has most of the functionality of Sage 200 Professional, but without a few extra features and functionality, including no customisability.

Sage 200 Standard and Sage 200 Professional – Simple Product Comparison

First of all, what is Sage 200cloud? Sage 200 is a powerful business management solution which has been designed for small to medium-sized businesses. Sage 200 allows you to share information across teams, all through one integrated system.

Below is a quick feature comparison to what Sage 200 Professional has to offer, vs Sage 200 Standard.

Feature
Sage 200cloud Standard
Sage 200cloud Professional
Sage CRM
Business Intelligence
Manufacturing
Project Accounting
Bill of Materials (BOM)
✔ – Simple
✔ – Advanced
Invoicing
API
Excel Reporting
Multi-company Consolidation
✔ Multi-company is only supported in base currency
✔ Multi-company is supported across multi currencies
Making Tax Digital Ready
Sage 50 Payroll Integration
Number of Analysis Codes
5 (modular)
20 (modular)
Bank Feeds
Budget v Actual Reporting
Invoice Payments

Sage 200cloud Standard Features & Benefits

Considered the entry-level version to the Sage 200 suite, Sage 200 Standard is extremely easy to use. It is a natural migration path from Sage 50cloud, sitting comfortably between Sage 50cloud and Sage 200cloud Professional. This system is ideal for businesses wanting to switch to the cloud for managing their accounts. One of the benefits of using a cloud accounting solution is that you can access your company’s data from anywhere, at any time.

Standard is a very powerful software and is simple to use. Most businesses will choose this software if they’re wanting to manage their accounts online. Sage 200cloud standard can cater to organisations between 10 and 200 employees, with a turnover of up to £50 million, working across all business sectors. It’s also scalable, which means it will grow as your business grows.

With Standard, it boasts interactive dashboards for a variety of areas within your business such as stock, sales, financials and sales orders. Standard is also compliant with the Making Tax Digital Ready legislation.

However, Sage 200cloud Standard only has a handful of features, compared to Sage 200cloud Professional. These features include:

  • Financials (Standard)
  • Payments
  • Connected User
  • Commercials

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Sage 200cloud Professional Features & Benefits

Sage 200cloud Professional has all the features of the Standard version, plus more. You can even purchase extra modules in Professional, such as CRM, Manufacturing and Project Accounting. These extra modules can be customised to each business.

The features within Sage 200 Professional include:

  • Financials
  • Commercials
  • Manufacturing
  • Business Intelligence
  • Sales, Marketing and Service
  • Bill of Materials
  • Project Accounting
  • Excel Reporting on the go
  • Connected UserPayments

The extra modules you can purchase:

Sage 200 Commercials Module – This module specialises in effective stock management. You can automate the delivery of customer orders which gives you peace of mind. Within the Commercials Module, you have access to the Stock Control Module, Purchase Order Processing Module, Price Book and Sales Order Processing Module.

Sage 200 Manufacturing and BOM Module – This module allows you to use Bill of Materials on its own, or as part of the Manufacturing feature. There are different elements within this module which are: Planning, Estimating, Works Orders, Operation Times, Graphical Planner and Manufacturing System Manager.

Sage 200 Project Accounting Module – This project accounting module will allow you to allocate revenue and cost transactions to your project. This is all done through the Financials and Commercials module integration options. The Project Accounting Module also allows you to have full control of your Sage 200 system.

Sage 200 Business Intelligence Module – The Business Intelligence Module has 16 data cubes which are powerful and predefined. It gives you a 360 view of your data. This module is Excel-based, which allows users to create new and modify the existing Sage 200 BI reports, quickly and easily.

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Conclusion

Whilst both Sage 200 Standard and Sage 200 Professional both use the same software, Professional offers more features that can be customised when compared to Sage 200 Standard. Both of these products are fantastic and both have their own benefits and advantages. But which system should you choose?

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