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GP vs Sage

As your business grows you may find that products such as Sage 50 don't have the features and functionality to keep supporting you. It could be time to consider an alternative like Microsoft Dynamics GP

Ready to upgrade from Sage 50?

Microsoft Dynamics GP - An upgrade from Sage 50

Sage 50 is a great accounting product, its popularity with smaller businesses across the UK and abroad is unquestioned.

Dynamics GP has the functionality, scalability and versatility of a true Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that manages more than just your financials.

We’ve put together a Microsoft Dynamics GP vs Sage 50 comparison table to help you think about your business requirements and figure out which one is the best for you and your business:

 

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Sage 50

 Latest version

Microsoft Dynamics GP2018

 Latest version

Sage 50cloud Accounts

 Licencing

Perpetual Licence or Subscription

  Licencing

Monthly Subscription or Pre pay 12 & 24 months

 Price Range

Starts at £3,354

Or £35 per user per month on pay as you go

 Price Range

From £20pcm

 User Types

Full, extended & light users depending on the user function.

Light users can view data only but this costs less than full users

 User Types

Full Users

 Add-ons

Microsoft accredited ISV channel providing a variety of add-on modules to address industry specific requirements

 Add-ons

Yes – Add- ons are available depending on what version of Sage 50 you have

 Scalability

SMEs, Enterprise
1-1000+

 Scalability

SMEs only
1-20 users

 Reporting

Embedded reporting (SmartLists)
Management Reporter (Consolidation)
300+ SQL RS Reports (Standard)
Excel access to real- time GP data (Standard)

 Reporting

Sage Report writer and Excel plugin for integrated reporting

 Authorisations

Workflow can force authorisations/approvals to specific users or user types.

 Authorisations

No

 Flexibility

Dynamics GP is an ideal choice for a fast growing small or midsize business, looking for an accounting and ERP solution that has the flexibility to add functionality as your business grows

 Flexibility

Sage 50 is a low cost solution ideal for small businesses looking to focus solely on accounting

 Client Base

47,000+ companies

 Client Base

400,000+ companies

 Rapid Implementation Methodology

Advantage has developed Quick Start Dynamics GP for rapid implementation. A basic system can be implemented in as little as six days

 Rapid Implementation Methodology

Sage 50 can be implemented quickly. However, Sage 50 is limited in scope and an upgrade to other Sage products may be required to meet business requirements

Maturity

First released in 1993 

Maturity

Long established solution

Lifecycle and Support

One update released a year. Major release every two years.

Lifecycle and Support

Regular updates

Desktop Integration

Yes - Excel, Word & Outlook

Desktop Integration

Yes - Excel and email integration

Multi Site

Yes

Multi Site

Yes

Multi Currency

Yes - Flexible multi-currency, used by a number of ForEx trading companies

Multi Currency

Yes – Only one exchange rate held per currency. It is not possible to revalue foreign debtors or creditors

Multi Company

Yes - Unlimited

Multi Company

Yes - But you need Account Professional version and the cost is associated with the number of companies and users

Multi National

Yes – Flexible Tax configuration means you can address localisation requirements. Limited language options

Multi National

UK & ROI.
English only

Database

MS SQL Server

Database

MySQL Server

Accounting Periods

Flexible Periods

Accounting Periods

12 calendar months in each financial year

Server OS

Compatible with all Operating Systems including Windows and Mac OS

Server OS

Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS

Mobile

Add-on can provide mobile functionality.
Reporting is device independent through Business Analyser

Mobile

Add-on can provide mobile functionality.
Mobile Accounts Tracker App.
Mobile Sales App for tablet and smartphone

Messaging and Social Media

Yes - through Yammer

Messaging and Social Media

No

CRM

Yes – Integration exists with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and other leading CRM solutions (e.g. SalesForce)

CRM

Yes – Integration exists with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and other leading CRM solutions (e.g. SalesForce)

Take the next step with Dynamics GP

To speak with us about a smooth upgrade from Sage 50 to Dynamics GP please contact us today.

Call us on 0203 740 4594