Sage 50 Accounting Software – Great solutions for NZ businesses


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We specialise in Sage 50 accounting software. We have more experience with this product than anyone else in New Zealand, and are experts in supporting the product (the only accounting software we sell and support is from Sage) and in creating customised reports for our clients. The Sage 50 range of accounting software is an advanced accounting package designed for the small to medium sized business. If you have outgrown Xero or MYOB, then Sage could well offer you a cost effective, efficient solution – all fully compliant with NZ requirements.


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I have used Sage 50 (formerly called Line 50) since 1987, when I worked in London with a company that became Sage’s largest dealer. The Sage Group plc, based in the UK, is the largest publisher of accounting software in the world. The Sage 50 accounting software range includes Sage 50 Accounts, Sage 50 Accounts Plus, and Sage 50 Accounts Professional, allowing users to select a product which best suits their requirements. Most of our clients use Sage 50 Accounts Professional (formerly called Sage Line 50 Financial Controller) and which includes full stock control, order processing, foreign currency and multi-company consolidations. All versions have a comprehensive report writer, and are easy and intuitive to use.

We still sell Sage 50 software because we believe it is the best software in the NZ market for small to medium sized businesses. It is robust and provides all the functionality a business needs. We can integrate it with other business software, and can provide PC and network support.

We also can provide Sage Line 100 accounting software support, and develop applications using Retrieve 4GL.



Bean Counters Ltd has been a consistent entity for the many clients for whom we provide software and services. Set up in 1990 we specialise in Sage accounting software. We are based in Johnsonville, Wellington, and provide products and support to a wide range of businesses in the Wellington, Manawatu and Wairarapa regions. We have expertise in the manufacturing industries. We strive to supply the best solution for a client and believe in long term client partnerships.

We will support any version of Sage 50 to the best of our ability, even if end of life statements have been issued for the version in use.

As well as Sage accounting sales and support, we can also provide either short or long-term book-keeping services through to P&L and Balance Sheet, GST and PAYE returns.

Our people are our point of difference. Business life can be tough, so at times it helps to have a good sense of humour, and we are firm believers in work-life balance. Please don’t hesitate to ring either Shane or Wendy if you would like more information about our products or services – Contact Us.


new version now available - Sage 50 v20/2014


Sage 50 2014 / v20 is now available. I believe that this is a significant improvement over earlier versions, and I would like all users to carefully consider upgrading. We do not recommend every upgrade to our users, as I do not believe every upgrade represents good value for money. However, as most of our clients are using v15, which has gone end of life in the UK, and the number of improvements now available make Sage 50 2014 a good upgrade to consider. As well as this, the fact that many Windows XP computers are now being replaced with new 64bit Windows 7 computers make it even more important to keep your Sage accounting software up to date.

More information about the upgrade can be found here. Sage 50 NZ versions can be found here.



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