Add-on Services for Sage 50

Sage 50 add-on payroll and payment processing

Get the most out of your Sage 50 Accounting investment with these integrated add-on business services!

Payroll processing

Payroll is conveniently accessible from within Sage 50 Accounting.

You can easily pay employees anytime with the most up-to-date payroll tax calculations. You will also always be prepared for government payroll forms and remittances.

Pay your employees in-house with ease

Sage payroll and support plans include timely and comprehensive in-house payroll processing within your Sage 50 solution to help you save time and reduce the risk of payroll tax penalties at year-end.

  • Process payroll at any time and pay up to 15 employees.1
  • Easily prepare payroll cheques or Direct Deposit2 stubs in batches.
    • Switch between paying one employee to paying multiple employees on-the-fly.
    • Select employees by pay period end date.
    • Enter hours and salary directly in the Payroll Cheque Run.
    • View Cheque Details within the Payroll Cheque Run.
  • Look up and review posted paycheques.
  • Post paycheques into future years.
  • Calculate withholdings on payroll advances.

Manage taxes effortlessly

  • Be always up-to-date with the latest federal and provincial payroll tax updates as soon as they are released.
  • Reduce the risk of payroll tax penalties at year-end by accurately calculating your employees' earnings, taxes and other deductions.
  • Efficiently manage and remit payroll taxes in a few clicks.

File tax forms and be ready for the year-end

  • Prepare government T4, ROE, and/or RL-1 forms with ease for print or online filing.
  • Report on most codes
  • Store T4/RL-1 Summary and Online Filing Contact Information for data entry efficiency
  • Review payroll records before preparing T4 slips with a PIER-like report.
  • Report multiple Quebec employee benefits on RL-1 slips.
  • Track insurable vacation hours required for ROE slips.
  • Print Two-Dimensional (2D) Barcodes on Relevé 1 (RL-1) Slips.
  • Prepare ROE slips through print or online filing.
Try Payroll Free

Experience how easy payroll processing can be for free!

Free 60-Day Trial or, call 1-888-261-9610 to sign up now.

Need Employee Direct Deposit?

Hassle-Free Paydays are just around the corner with electronic payments to employees using Direct Deposit2.

  1. Pay up to 15 employees (Sage 50 Pro Accounting, Sage 50 Premium Accounting, Sage 50 Quantum Accounting). Additional fees apply for more employees. Find out more about the Employee Limits on Payroll. All access to any payroll functionality requires a service plan with payroll processing. Payroll plans are available for all Sage 50 Accounting software solutions except Sage 50 First Step Accounting. A plan is also required to print, process, and file CRA forms.
  2. Additional fees apply for Direct Deposit.

Accept credit cards

Save time and money with credit card processing from Sage.

Sage Payment Solutions enables you to conveniently process credit card payments right in your Sage 50 Accounting software! This Sage merchant account services program offers affordable credit card services specifically tailored for businesses using Sage 50 Accounting.

Call 800-742-3975 for more information.

Accept Credit Cards

Sage 50 Direct Payments

Accept Credit Cards

Move to the convenience and accuracy of electronic payments.

  • Pay Employees
  • Accept Customer Payments
  • Pay Vendors

Conveniently make and receive electronic payments faster and more accurately with Sage 50 Direct Deposit. Increase your business satisfaction and have fewer delinquent payments (while saving a few trees) by offering more ways to electronically send and receive money.

Employee direct deposit

As the smart and productive way to pay employees, the Employee Direct Deposit option from Sage 50 Direct Payments offers:

  • Convenience and time savings by paying employees electronically at the click of a button from within Sage 50 Accounting
  • On time payment since you’ll never miss a payroll because of a rejected file by the bank
  • Cost savings by eliminating the need to purchase and print cheques
  • Flexibility with no minimum or maximum number of deposits or employees and the option of paying in either Canadian or US dollars
  • Ease of use with seamless integration to Sage 50 Accounting so you can get started quickly and easily

Customer pre-authorized debit

As a convenient and controlled way to ensure on time payments, the Customer Pre-authorized debit option from Sage 50 Direct Payments offers:

  • Cost savings through lower transaction fees than payments accepted with credit card
  • Better control of accounts receivable (A/R) by having a reliable, trusted system of accepting automatic payments from customers in a timely manner
  • Convenience and time savings by accepting payments electronically at the click of a button from within Sage 50 Accounting
  • Ease of use with seamless integration to Sage 50 Accounting so you can quickly and easily collect payments

Vendor direct deposit

As an affordable alternative to paper cheques, the Vendor Direct Deposit option from Sage 50 Direct Payments offers:

  • Better service by being able to pay small vendors not setup for online payments through the online bank bill payment service and the option of paying in either Canadian or US dollars
  • Convenience and time savings by paying vendors electronically at the click of a button from within Sage 50 Accounting
  • Cost savings by eliminating the need to purchase, print, and process paper cheques
  • Ease of use with seamless integration to Sage 50 Accounting so you can quickly and easily make payments

Avoid Duplicating Entries

Sage 50 Direct Payments is seamlessly integrated within Sage 50 Accounting—so the time you’ve invested entering figures into your accounting software is not wasted by having to re-enter the same numbers to separately pay vendors and employees or to receive payment from customers.

  • No need to duplicate efforts by using two systems nor do you have to install third party software.
  • Bank information is stored within Sage 50 Accounting so you benefit from having one secure, central location for all Sage 50 Direct Payments data.
  • Easily find out who processed a payment, what payments were processed, and when a payment was processed by viewing a single report.

Contact Information

For Signup Questions: Call: 1-888-261-9610

For Billing, Usage or Technical Inquiries:
E-mail: [email protected]
Call: 1-866-553-7244

Cheques & forms

Order cheques and forms for your business.

Maxmize the capabilities of Sage 50 Accounting with business cheques, forms and accessories. Our “Easy Align” cheques are the only guaranteed by Sage to be 100% compatible with your software. No formatting. No forms wasted on misprints. Just enter your data and print!

While our cheque security features are industry-leading, when you purchase from Sage Cheques and Forms, you’re getting much more than cheques.

Each order automatically includes:

EZ ShieldSM Cheque Fraud Protection covering your cheques against forged signatures, endorsements and alterations. It guarantees quick reimbursement in as little as 72 hours if your business has been victimized.

BizDefend Protection Services that provides risk assessment tools, business credit ratings, data breach response services, and online card monitoring.

Get started today! Receive 25% off your first cheque order. Call 1-800-497-1475 and reference source code 536.

Cheques & Forms

Call 1-800-497-1475 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST (Monday-Friday) to speak to a product specialist, fax the order form to 1-888-254-2878, or visit the online store.

Browse Catalog

Browse our online catalog to help select cheques, forms, compatible envelopes, and other business solutions.

Download and view Catalog


Checks & Forms

Sage University opens its doors to Sage 50 Accounting customers.

Learn Sage 50 the way you want, in the environment that works best for you.

Sage University

Sage University now offers several training options specifically for Sage 50 Accounting users. These options have been designed to help you make the most of your accounting software, as well as other products that complement Sage 50 Accounting. For a complete listing of all available courses, visit Sage University today!

Learn more about Sage University

Realtime Learning

Sage University is pleased to offer two Realtime training options for you, the Lunch and Learns and Realtime Series'. Both Realtime course options are live, online training that allow you to interact with the instructor conveniently from your home or office. Realtime courses are also recorded and available for viewing for a period of 30 days after the live date.

Learn more about realtime learning

Anytime Learning

Introducing a new way to increase your Sage 50 Accounting knowledge! These 1 to 2 hour sessions offer you the opportunity to learn at your own pace and when it is convenient for you.

Learn more about anytime learning

Seminar Courses

These lecture-style courses offer both beginner and in-depth training on the capabilities and functionalities within Sage 50 Accounting. Whether you are new to Sage 50 Accounting or an experienced user, our seminar courses will have something for you.

  • Multiple Seat Discount
  • Early Bird Pricing
  • Professional Development Points Available

Learn more about seminar courses

Hands-On Lab

Navigate through the software as you learn about the different modules within Sage 50 Accounting. From setting up companies to advanced training on specific modules, this practical approach to learning is perfect for all user levels that prefer to take the “hands on” approach.

  • Multiple Seat Discount
  • Early Bird Pricing
  • Professional Development Points Available

Learn more about hands-on lab

User Certification

Set yourself apart from the rest by getting Sage 50 Accounting certified! Today's employer is looking for individuals with proven credentials, and a Simply Accounting certified designation provides you with the certificate to validate your Sage 50 Accounting skills for your resume.

Learn more about user certification

Additional add-on services

EFT Direct - quickly and easily transfer data from your accounting files to your financial institution

Sage 50 Accounting EFT Direct lets you quickly and easily transfer data from your accounting files to your financial institution. You are quickly able to perform employee and vendor direct deposits as well as customer pre-authorized debits. This simple but powerful program makes it easy to use electronic banking to make payments to vendors,1 receive payments from customers, and pay employees in Canada or in the US.2 Using EFT Direct does not change your Sage 50 Accounting data in any way. The program reads data from Sage 50 Accounting and uses it to create its own files for transmission to your bank, leaving your Sage 50 Accounting data intact. Some key benefits of using Sage 50 Accounting EFT Direct are:

  • Enhanced accuracy
  • Lower risk of fraud
  • Reduced transaction processing time and costs
  • Less delinquent payments

With Sage 50 Accounting EFT Direct, you can take advantage of the lowest fees on the market for customer collections, bill payments, and employee direct deposit. By processing payments directly through your bank, cutoff times can be as low as 24 hours before the payment is due. You work directly with your bank – no third party payment processor is required.

Sage 50 Accounting EFT Direct is available for Employee Direct Deposit, Vendor Direct Deposit, and Pre-Authorized Debits. A product license fee3 applies. Additional bank fees and setup may apply.4

Buy EFT Direct Now or call 1-888-261-9610

If you are currently on a monthly subscription, please call 1-888-261-9610 to purchase EFT Direct on a monthly plan.

  1. In Canada, this is referred to as EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) or AFT (Automated Funds Transfer). In the US, these funds are cleared through ACH (Automated Clearing House).
  2. All payments in Canada must be in Canadian funds. All payments in the US must be in US funds.
  3. Annual fee subject to renewal.
  4. You must contact your bank for the information requested in the Sage Simply Accounting EFT Direct setup window. Your bank may apply its own fees. Note: RBC, TD Canada Trust, Bank of Montreal, HSBC, Scotia Bank, Desjardins and Alberta Treasury Branch are just some of the banks that support EFT Direct. Please check with your bank to ensure it works with EFT Direct.
VRSP in Quebec - Offer a workplace retirement savings plan.
Improve data accuracy and save time administering your workplace savings plan with our integrated solution.

Sage has partnered with Manulife Financial to offer the Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan (VRSP) to our customers in Quebec with an integrated payroll solution to simplify the ongoing administration of the VRSP. We can help you meet the new Quebec legislation requiring every business owner, with five or more eligible employees, to offer a workplace savings plan.(Integration with Sage 50 will be available Fall 2014.)

Learn more or call 1-855-323-1080

Intelligence Reporting - Make fast, confident decisions with customizable Microsoft® Excel®-based business reports.
Custom Accounting Reporting with Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting

Get customizable Microsoft® Excel® - based business accounting reports, automatically updated with real-time data, so you can access the information you need to make swift, confident decisions. No manual exporting, consolidating, or cutting and pasting data. No broken formulas to fix. No fussing over formatting. With Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting, find the reported information you need right when you need it.

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Why Intelligence Reporting is Important for Small Businesses

Critical Information Made Visible

Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting gives you customized reports, on-demand, without having to manually update any spreadsheets. It pulls real-time information directly from your Sage 50 Accounting system—and even other databases—into any Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting report template you've saved. Drill-down for more detail, slice and dice to find the answers you want, and make informed decisions with confidence.

Spreadsheet Based Reporting Inside your Sage 50 Accounting Software

Who doesn't love quick ROI? Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting is ready to launch from within your Sage 50 Premium Accounting or Sage 50 Quantum Accounting software. It's Microsoft® Excel® based, so the tools and features may already feel familiar and intuitive, and it comes with 18 powerful and useful standard reports you can produce right away:

  • Inventory Analysis
  • Company Dashboard (view sample dashboard)
  • Projects Report1
  • Sales Analysis
  • Sales Top 10
  • Income Statement - Current Month & YTD
  • Income Statement - Comparative Financial Report - Actual vs. Budget
  • Income Statement - Comparative Financial Report - Actual vs. Prior
  • Income Statement - Comparative Financial Report - Actual vs. Budget vs. Prior
  • Income Statement - Monthly, Quarterly and YTD Financial Report
  • Balance Sheet - Current & Prior Year
  • Balance Sheet - Comparative Financial Report - Actual vs. Prior
  • Balance Sheet - Monthly, Quarterly and YTD Financial Report
  • Detailed Employee Hours and Wages by Job Category1
  • Summarized Employee Hours and Wages by Job Category1
  • Employee Wages by Departments1
  • Employee Hours and Wages by Project1
  • Financial Report Designer1 (View Screen or Play Video)
  • Receive timely business reports on the go2(View Screen or Play Video)
  • View graphical trend forecasts of key business data(View Screen or Play Video)
  • View detailed descriptions of the standard reports and their benefits
  • View sample reports in a Microsoft® Excel® format
Role-Based Security to Protect your Data

Security controls give you the ability to set access to information based on the user's role. Protect the integrity of sensitive or confidential data.

Extraordinary Intelligence Reporting at a Realistic Price

Get the powerful functionality and flexibility of a business intelligence solution designed specifically for small businesses! You don't have to be a programmer to get the data and you don't need to be an accountant to interpret the data. It's designed for easy adoption by small businesses, at an affordable price!

The Flexibility of Customization—Without the Frustration

You or your accountant can custom-design almost any report you need, giving you total control over your reporting process. Every customization you make can be saved for future use, sparing you time and effort.

18 dashboard, sales, inventory, project, payroll, and financial reports included!

View detailed descriptions of the standard reports and their benefits

Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting is available for Sage 50 Premium Accounting and Sage 50 Quantum Accounting customers.

Call 1-888-261-9610 to buy or learn more.

Not ready to buy yet? Try Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting free for 30 days.

Third-party solutions - Solve unique business issues and optimize Sage 50 performance with handpicked solutions.

Endorsed Solutions1

Endorsed Solutions meet rigorous strategic, technology and integration criteria and have been hand picked by Sage. These solutions solve unique business issues and optimize the performance of Sage 50.

Select a Sage Development Partner add-on solution or service from the categories below:

  1. Third party add-on products and services and Endorsed Solutions are provided by third party vendors. Sage and its affiliates are in no way liable or responsible for claims made related to the products or services provided by third party vendors. Sage does not guarantee the quality of third party products or services. Please direct your inquiries regarding third party products or services to the appropriate third party vendor.
Hosting providers- Have Sage 50 be maintained and backed up at a secure off-site location using a approved hosting provider.

Third-party hosting providers1 offer the benefits of better administration and security, improved collaboration between accountant and client, and global product accessibility.

Select the logo of the partner below to learn more.

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Become a Sage 50 Hosting Provider

The Sage 50 Hosting Provider Program ("HPP") is open to dedicated hosting facilities and qualified consulting firms who meet Sage 50 Hosting Provider Program requirements.

Program Benefits

  • Increased exposure of your hosting solution to current Sage 50 customers, including those seeking a remote solution for accessing data online
  • A Hosting Provider listing in the Add-On Services Products section at sage-50-accounting-ca
  • Product referrals from the Sage sales and support teams when customers are seeking online software solutions

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Hosting Partner Program (HPP) authorization fee is $2,000 annually2
  • Hosted Partner Program applicants must sign the Sage Hosting Provider Program Agreement
  • Hosted Partner Program Providers must house servers in a minimum Tier III Certified Data Center
  • HPP Providers must be a Microsoft® Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) program member
  • Servers must meet minimum Sage 50 System Requirements
  • HPP Providers must provide Automated Backup Nightly

Download Hosting Provider Program Application

  1. Sage 50 Hosting Providers are third-party vendors. Sage and its affiliates are in no way liable or responsible for claims made related to the products or services provided by third-party vendors. Hosting Providers may not speak French.
  2. Hosting Partner Program (HPP) fee is $2,000 annually. HPP member fees not paid promptly at time of expiry will be removed from the Sage 50 website, and will be removed from internal Sage referral documentation
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