Sage 50 US Edition Obsolescence Policy

Sage Software’s obsolescence policy varies depending on the version of the software you are currently using.  All support and services are available for the current release only. The current release of Sage 50—U.S. edition is 2024.

You must be on the latest release and have an active Sage Business Care plan to have access to all features and services.

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When does support for my current version of Sage 50 Accounting—U.S. Edition end?

The current policy and support dates are as follows:

Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2023 – Obsolete effective March 6, 2024

Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2022 – March 1, 2023 (Obsolete)

Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2021 – March 2, 2022 (Obsolete)

Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2020 – March 2, 2021 (Obsolete)

Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2019 – March 3, 2020 (Obsolete)

Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2018 – March 5, 2019 (Obsolete)

Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2017.2 – March 1, 2018 (Obsolete)

Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2017.0, 2017.1 or 2017.1.1 – December 1, 2017 (Obsolete)

Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2016.2 – March 1, 2017 (Obsolete)

Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2016.0 or 2016.1 – December 1, 2016 (Obsolete)

Sage 50—U.S. Edition 2015 – March 1, 2016 (Obsolete)

What are the add-on products that stop working after the obsolescence date?

  1. Program updates
  2. Tax updates
  3. Tax form updates
  4. Direct Deposit
  5. Sync with Managed Payroll
  6. Credit card processing
  7. Remote Data Access (formerly known as Sage Drive)
  8. Bank Feeds
  9. Invoice Payments with PayPal, Stripe or Paya

Restrictions for Subscription Licenses:

If you have purchased a subscription license of Sage 50, there are some additional restrictions you need to know.

  • Subscription License requires a minimum one-year initial commitment and lasts only as long as your subscription remains active
  • The program must be installed on a computer that has access to the Internet
  • You must have the most current version of the program installed
  • Cancellation or non-renewal of your subscription will cause your program to revert to read only mode. This means you will be able to access your data but you will not be able to edit or add to the data

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Why does Sage 50 Accounting—U.S. Edition only support the current version of the software?

  • There are many advantages to being on the current version of the software and being active on a Business Care support plan. These benefits are detailed in the articles located below in the Related Resources section.
  • Keeps you in compliance with the latest technology and operating systems – e.g. introduction of Windows 8 and Windows 10 and the retirement/obsolescence of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 by Microsoft
  • In addition to these benefits, supporting only the current version of the software allows Sage to focus their efforts on creating the best possible experience for customers on the most current version.