Migrating from Sage 50 to Sage Intacct


  • Achieve an average of 250% ROI
  • Eliminate manual processes and double entry
  • Gain complete up-to-date visibility across your business

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5 Reasons why you might be looking to move away from Sage 50

Slow, error-prone Month End processes
The lack of automated capabilities in Sage 50 makes for a painful, manual month-end process that slows you down each month.
Manual data entry & excessive spreadsheet usage
If you find yourself printing off trial balance reports after entering all your invoices and journals manually, you will know that its prone to error and is not an efficient or enjoyable way to work.
System running slow and freezing
Its unfortunately common for Sage 50 users to experience freezing or their system running slow when they are trying to navigate it. Some users even experience the system crashing altogether which can be extremely frustrating especially if you’re in the middle of a process that you haven’t yet saved.
Data errors and corruption
It isn’t uncommon for Sage 50 users to have issues with data errors and corruption. Despite it not being fatal and can be repaired by Sage, the time and money you lose whilst you wait for it to be repaired can be frustrating and costly.
No automated Revenue Recognition
Spending hours or days a month posting revenue recognition journals manually is extremely time-consuming and leads to human error.

"Having outgrown Sage 50 as the business rapidly grew over a few years, we wanted to go with a cloud-based solution that could offer integration/automation and wouldn’t present any issues on capacity as far as number of transactions was concerned. We decided to compare Netsuite & Intacct, and we felt they had a similar overall product offering in terms of functionality. Intacct felt aesthetically like it might be a bit easier for the team to learn, but ultimately we were more inclined to go with it based on ITAS being our preferred partner choice!"

Scott Ripley, Commercial Financial Controller, Superbike Factory

Free Download: Life After Sage 50


Download our free whitepaper to learn what life after Sage 50 looks like. Within the whitepaper you will learn:

  • When is the right time to find a new solution?
  • What options should you consider?
  • What are the benefits of Cloud Accounting?
  • What are the hidden costs of waiting to upgrade from Sage 50?

Life After Sage 50 Whitepaper

Migrating from Sage 50 to Sage Intacct

When you start noticing signs that you’ve outgrown Sage 50 it can be difficult to decide where to go next. There is a reason Sage 50 is one of the most popular accounting software packages in the UK, it’s simple, versatile and an easy-to-use system but unfortunately, it can often begin to crack under the pressure of a growing business. You may be intimidated by the idea of the costs of moving to a new system, migrating your data, training your staff etc, however, long term you will end up saving time and money if you invest in a finance solution that is a step up from Sage 50 and allows for automation and powerful functionality, like Sage Intacct.
Osprey were using Sage 50 but were being held back by slow and manual processes and the system couldn't keep up with their growth.

"We were outgrowing Sage 50 in terms of the increasing number of transactions we had and the number of different ways in which we needed it to operate. With Sage Intacct, anyone in the business with access to the system can extract the financial data they need accurately, in the format they need it in, instantly."
Lewis Dangerfield, CFO, Osprey

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Moving to Cloud Accounting Software

All you need to be able to use a Cloud Accounting solution is a browser for the web and an internet connection. The dynamics of finance solutions have been changed entirely by the introduction and proven success of Cloud-based financial software. With no need for extra servers, IT, software or staff costs, Cloud Accounting has proven its worth, helping catapult businesses into the growth and successes they've been longing for.
A Powerful Cloud accounting solution will feature the following functionality:


Real-time data, anytime, anywhere
Flexible Reporting
Accounting Automation
Extensive Integration
User-defined Workflows
Scalable Architecture
Multi-ledger System
Internal Controls
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Why do businesses that outgrow Sage 50 move onto Sage Intacct?

Struggling with Sage 50 Multi-Currency?


Sage 50's foreign currency capabilities are very limited and requires manual user input when it comes to conversions. Sage Intacct allows you to automate the management of multiple currencies using up to date exchange rates for conversions and revaluations.

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Sage Intacct Multi Company Dashboard

Outgrown Sage 50's Multi-Company Capabilities?


Sage 50 has multi-company capabilities however they are each held totally separate from one another. This could become difficult to manage as your business grows. Not only does Sage Intacct allow for multiple companies, but it also allows you to eliminate intercompany transactions when consolidating, automatically.

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Frustrated with the lack of Global Company Consolidation in Sage 50?


There is no functionality in Sage 50 to do any company consolidation inside the system. Sage Intacct, however, allows you to automatically consolidated companies even when they are subject to different legislations or in different base currency. There is no need for external spreadsheets, Sage Intacct will roll up everything within the system.

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Sage Intacct Consolidation Dashboard
Sage Intacct Dashboards

Move to more Powerful and Customisable Reporting


As your business grows so does its demand for better reporting capabilities. Sage 50's reporting tools are extremely limited and lack the ability to have a more granular view of your financial data. Sage Intacct’s multi-dimensional general ledger allows you to get a truly dimensional view of your business, with powerful drill-down capabilities and access to real-time analytics.

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Sage Intacct Starter Edition

From £12,000

The Sage Intacct Starter Edition is a package that has been created for small businesses that want to harness the power of Sage Intacct in a more affordable and time-efficient manner. At just £12,000, the package is aimed at businesses with less than 20 employees and a turnover of less than £5m.

One of the benefits of the Intacct Starter Edition is the time it takes to get you live on the system, with typical implementation times of between 50 and 70 hours (subject to module selection).

If you have any questions or would like to talk about the Sage Intacct Starter Edition, please request a call back using the button below and a Sage Intacct specialist will be in touch with you shortly.

  • Up to 5 users
  • Up to 5 entities
  • 1 Employee pack
  • Project Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • 2 Additional modules
  • Core/ Learning Membership

Improve your Month End Process


Processes that are manual in Sage 50 are automated in Sage Intacct, automatic consolidation, automated revenue recognition postings and automatic bank feeds mean you can spend less time on month-end manual entry and more time on month-end insights and analysis with Sage Intacct.

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Sage Intacct Foreign Currency Management

Better Foreign Currency Management


Sage 50's foreign currency capabilities are very limited and heavily manual. Sage Intacct allows you to automate conversions, it automatically uses up-to-date exchange rates and produces reports in either headquarters or local currencies.

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Contracts & Subscription Management


Sage 50 does not offer subscription management functionality. Sage Intacct however, boasts powerful subscription management functionality out of the box. With automated pricing and billing models, streamlined contract and subscription billing lifecycles, and the ability to integrate your billing with automated revenue recognition.

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Sage Intacct Revenue Recognition Schedule Screen

Frustrated with manual Revenue Recognition in Sage 50?


Sage 50's revenue recognition functionality is a very manual process which can be extremely time-consuming and has risks of human error. Sage Intacct offers automated revenue recognition straight out of the box, helping businesses gain an accurate view of their financial position and also saving finance teams hours on manual journal entry.

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"We felt that ITAS had a really strong team in place to gain a true understanding of our business requirements and offer a tailored solution to the nuances of some of our processes."

Scott Ripley, Commercial Financial Controller, Superbike Factory

Speak to a Specialist

If you have any questions about Sage Intacct, how much it costs or if you'd like to book a personalised demo, use the form below to request a call back from a Sage Intacct specialist.

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Why choose itas as your Sage Intacct partner?


At itas, we believe in working in partnership with you to deliver the perfect solution that you want and need for your business. As the Sage Intacct Partner of the year winner, our approach is to help you maximise technology to transform the way you work.

  • We really know our stuff
  • We take the hassle away with effective project management
  • We help you get up and running quickly with training that delivers results
  • We are good people to work with that genuinely care about your business
  • We are just a phone call away with no automated queues
  • We are big enough to deliver, but small enough to care
  • We will ensure a smooth transition from your old platform to your new

The change to any new platform is a journey, and we will be on that journey with you, every step of the way.

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