Sage 50 Distribution Accounting

A software system designed by Sage for distribution/wholesale trade companies.

About Sage 50 Distribution Accounting

This product is no longer sold or supported. Sage recommends Sage 50c US or Sage 50c Canada as a replacement.

In order to remain competitive, distributors must juggle multiple demands related to inventory management, procurement, pricing, and customer demands. Sage 50 distribution industry solutions help you deal with these challenges so you can increase sales, deliver on time, retain customers, and minimize overhead. Sage 50 is easy-to-use, so you spend less time on accounting and more time running your business.

Sage 50 solutions for the distribution industry facilitate:

  • Multi-quantity unit buy/sell capability
  • Serialized inventory
  • Multiple costing methods
  • Establish minimum stocking levels and reorder quantities
  • Flexible pricing tools: volume discounts and quantity-based pricing
  • Custom reporting to manage distribution operations

Plus, Sage 50 comes with Sage Business Care Silver, an auto-renewing program that provides automatically delivered upgrades, access to customer support, online training, customizable reporting tools, and more.

Save Time With Efficient Accounting Essentials

  • Invoice customers, pay bills, track receipts
  • Real, double-entry accounting principles
  • Use at-a-glance dashboards for quick insights into your business status

Organize Your Business

  • Set email alerts to know what requires attention
  • Use Microsoft Excel and Word1 integration for key tasks
  • Gain further insights using customized reports

Manage Cash Flow

  • Analyze and forecast your expected payments and receipts with Cash Flow Manager
  • Confirm that you have enough cash to meet current and upcoming obligations


  • Works with Sage 50 Payroll Solutions
  • Print or direct deposit paychecks

Take Control of Your Numbers

  • Control user access and secure business data
  • Check for common accounting errors

Easily Track and Manage Inventory

  • Build inventory assemblies and track customer orders
  • Use Average, LIFO, and FIFO inventory costing methods

Create Multiple Budgets Based on Departments and Cost Centers

Go beyond one budget for your entire business. Improve financial planning and insight by tracking budgets for each of your departments and cost centers. Create ýwhat ifý scenarios for better decision making.

Consolidate Multiple Companies for Financial Reporting

Reduce time and mistakes when combining financials for multiple companies. Combine charts of accounts, transactions, budgets, and more for a single, clear financial picture of all your businesses.

Design and Share Insightful Reports With Crystal Reports 2008

Crystal Reports 2008, widely recognized as a leading report-writing package, expands the flexible reporting you get from Sage 50 Accounting, including the ability to create graphs and charts.

Manage and track all change order information in one place for better control over job costs and revenue. Capture approvals, update estimates and end dates, maintain notes, and attach documents.

Track Serialized Inventory

Assign serial numbers to individual inventory items and maintain detailed records for costing and warranty tracking and recalls.

Purchase and Sell Items in Bulk or in Multi-Pack Units

Make the calculations easy when you buy in one quantity (a pallet, for instance) and sell in another (like a single unit).

Create Custom Units and Measures for Bulk Sales and Purchases

Define your most common shipping quantities and work with the actual shipping units that match your business. Whether you buy and sell inventory by the pallet, case, or by piece, Sage 50 Distribution Accounting makes it faster, easier, and more accurate than ever.

Inventory Management and Trend Analysis

Track your fastest- and slowest-selling items so you can adjust pricing for maximum profits.

Order and Sell Using Vendor Part Numbers

Automatically create POs based on stocking levels and eliminate time-consuming calculations. And Sage 50 Distribution Accounting lets you order and sell using vendor part numbers (or your own).

Offer Quantity Price Breaks to Customers

Ensure that your volume discounts are applied fairly and consistently. Sage 50 Distribution Accounting lets you specify up to 50 prices per item.

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