Top 5 Signs It’s Time To Take Sage 50 or Sage 100 to the Cloud

So you’re looking to update your Sage 50 or Sage 100 system?

Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree) and Sage 100 (formerly MAS 90 and MAS 200) helped millions of small businesses manage their organizations in the times before cloud computing became the standard. If you remember seeing Saturday Night Fever in theater then you may also remember the introduction of Sage 50, which also launched in 1978. Perhaps your organization used one of these systems, created in an era before the advent of the modern internet?

If those systems still drive your organization and manage key business processes, that’s fantastic news and frankly, pretty impressive.

But by now chances are you are looking to update Sage 50 or Sage 100 because it’s putting more strain on your business and hindering the productivity of your accounting and finance team. At that point an upgrade to Sage Intacct is the next logical step. How do you know when the time is right? At a glance, see a handful of signs it’s time to move to the cloud.

  1. The Reporting Happens… in Excel

Excel is a mainstay in business for great reason – it’s easy to use and easy to find. It has a place in an accountant’s toolbox, of course, but businesses should expect better when it comes to reporting.

  • Excel mistakes happen more than you think. Two separate studies by PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG find nearly 90% of spreadsheets have errors. And those blunders are costing businesses billions.
  • Excel is as only as good as the data it uses, and by being disconnected from the source information the data gets stale. Stale data is bad data.
  • Modern software lets you drill in to investigate. Going from summary to detail to the underlying transactions means better numbers faster.
  • More complex reporting requirements can be handled in Sage Intacct to put data in the hands of decision makers. Having information is one thing… getting it to the people who need it and can act on it is better still.
  • In contrast to Sage 50 or Sage 100, we have a video showing how to make a great report in Sage Intacct in under five minutes.

  1. Consolidations Getting Worse?

Sage Intacct is a multi-entity financial system. Whether your organization has grown or is planning for expected growth, Sage 50 and Sage 100 do little to help with those consolidations. Compare that to Sage Intacct, a system built to simplify multientity environments.

How great is it? With a shared environment, you essentially have no more consolidations! Entities can be added in a few clicks, due-tos and due-froms happen automatically, and realtime numbers are there for the taking.

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  1. If Only We Could Integrate!

Sage 50 and Sage 100 are limited in what they can do with integrations. They force elaborate Excel-based workarounds to bring in information. This lack of functionality makes for more manual entry, data errors, or a lack of visibility.

Sage Intacct, on the other hand, has a marketplace of hundreds of integrating solutions. Imagine picking a full-featured product and connecting it securely to your accounting system with only a few clicks. Or, if you have more ambitious goals, use the robust Sage Intacct API to push or pull information automatically.

Instead of having pockets of information buried in different systems, integrate away.

  1. Want to Say Goodbye to Upgrades and Out of Date Systems?

Sage Intacct upgrades automatically every quarter. It’s cloud-based, accessible with any modern browser. Users do not have to take any steps or prepare in any way. Upgrades just happen automatically, adding new features and constantly improving the system.

All the time spent on backups, system patches, disaster recovery, patching security holes, and all the rest gets reclaimed.

You get to focus on your business instead.

  1. You Need to Take It With You

World events have shifted the way companies do business and an update Sage 50 or Sage 100 is just a few clicks away. Whether your organization has moved to working remotely or whether you need a way to make meeting fast-paced deadlines at least a little easier, welcome to Sage Intacct and cloud computing.

No special software or plugins are needed – just an internet connection and a browser, and organizations can choose to allow their users to work anywhere.

It’s Time to Update Sage 50 & Sage 100

Sage 50 and Sage 100 were great systems in their time, and if they are magnifying the skills and abilities of your organization, that’s one thing. But if those systems have outlived their useful life, maybe it’s time to upgrade to Sage Intacct.

If you are looking to update Sage 50 or Sage 100 and want to see your options, we have you covered. You can reach out to us by phone at 855.913.3228 or shoot us an email at You can even fill out our simple web form and someone will get back to you within one business day. At Alta Vista Technology we take pride in being part of your solution.