Small Business BC

Sage 50 Accounting - Canadian Edition

Sage 50 Accounting—Canadian edition, formerly known as Simply Accounting, is the number one choice of Canadian small businesses and accountants according to an independent survey conducted in 2011.

Sage 50 Accounting has been tailored specifically for you, the small business owner. If you have no accounting department; you are not only the decision maker but are also the buyer, and you the one who will use the software, then this software is for you.

Your Software Options

The Sage 50 Accounting—Canadian edition software is easy to use, bilingual, Canadian made, and Canadian supported.

There are five different options available; we have outlined the key points for each below.

All software is GAAP compliant. This means that, should the CRA ask to audit your accounts, the data will be ready for them.

Sage 50 First Step Accounting

You are: a small, home based business, who is has just started out.

It provides you with: a way to manage you company cashflows, both in and out of the business; track customers and suppliers; and file your taxes online.



Sage 50 Pro Accounting

You are: a small business owner looking for a fuller accounting package. You have one company in one location and only need one user

Additional tools it provides you with: the ability to control cash flow and costs; track sales, expenses and taxes; manage projects and inventory; helps you prepare budgets and forecasts. It integrates fully with Word, Excel and outlook and can use up to two currencies.


Sage 50 Premium Accounting

You are: a small business owner looking to crease the level of customization and analysis you currently have and would like to give access to more than one user.

Additional tools it provides you with: two user licenses, with an option to purchase four more; ability to customize your software to your needs; the tools to prepare T4’s, ROE’s and RL-1’s through print and e-file; helps generate PIER reports to review payroll records before preparing T4’s. Supports unlimited currencies.


Sage 50 – Enterprise 2012

You are: a business owner with more than one location or more than one company, who has an accounting team that require access to the software.

Additional tools it provides you with: licenses for up to 40 named users, in-house payroll, free customer support from Sage, discounts on other Sage products and services, a business manager that centralizes daily tasks, advanced reporting.


For help comparing the different products and assessing the best one for your business visit the sage website and click ‘Compare Products’.

Why Use Sage 50 – Canadian Edition?

There are five reasons to use Sage 50 - Canadian Edition

  1. Ease of Use: Easy to install, can be used in the Home Window, provides easy access to sales and purchase reporting.
  2. Payroll Compliance: Canada Revenue Agency compliant, optional Quebec focussed modules, easy to use.
  3. Multilingual: You can easily flip from English to French.
  4. Multicurrency: Easy to conduct business with customers and suppliers in any country, in any currency.

Find Out More

Visit the Sage website, to find a solution that fits your business' needs.

Small Business BC also offers education on the Sage 50 - Canadian Edition product suite. Visit our seminars page to find out more information.