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Sage 50 to QuickBooks Conversion Services

Switch from Sage 50 to QuickBooks (Desktop or Online) with eBetterBooks Data Conversion Services. Get a dedicated expert with industry knowledge, training services, regular follow-ups and much more.
AccPac to QuickBooks Data Conversion​

eBetterBooks Data Conversion migrates your financial data from Sage 50 to QuickBooks, including Sage, MS Accounting Office. Also migrate your data within different versions of QuickBooks Premier/ Pro/ Enterprise.

If your current accounting system is not compatible with QuickBooks, no worries! Connect with our expert team.

  1. Dedicated QuickBooks data conversion professionals who will understand your problem, identify which QuickBooks Products you want.
  2. Experts will collaborate with you to create a phased conversion plan ensuring data security and privacy.
  3. We hire full-time programmers to supervise exporting, cleaning, and importing your historical data.
  4. After the conversion, your team will get proper training on the new system.
  5. Get help framing-up effective procedures that allow you to make the most of your new system.

Why Convert Sage 50 to QuickBooks?

Convert to QuickBooks from Sage 50 to leverage the flexibility of cloud-based operations, enabling users to manage business from anywhere. QuickBooks offers the benefit of optimized, automated features related to invoicing & transaction processes and a user-friendly interface, both qualities ensuring an easy and efficient accounting experience for all types of users.

Checklist: Before Switching from Sage 50 QuickBooks

  • Analyze and match your needs with QuickBooks Online features. 
  • QB Online version has limited features, while  the software has some advanced features like Complex Sales Ordering, Batch Transaction Processing, Advanced Inventory, or the Average Cost for Inventory etc.
  • Follow strict character limitations in QuickBooks Online. So in case your files don’t adhere to the QuickBooks Online naming standards, immediately rename them.
  • Use  QuickBooks Desktop version 2016 or later before converting your company file. Download the most recent version and update your information for previous versions.
  • However, if you don’t know which QuickBooks Desktop version you are currently working on, open QB Desktop and hold down F2 or Ctrl + 1 keys on your keyboard. You will be directed to the Product Information Window. Herein, select Update Now from the Help menu to update QuickBooks Desktop to the newest version.
  • Verify that you run your payroll data and reports in advance, as the payroll data may or may not convert automatically.
  • Once you create a QB Online account, then from the date of creation of the account, you have 60 days to avail of “database conversion services” to convert your files from your desktop. In case you won’t be able to convert within the first 60 days, you’ll have to close the QB Online account you made and create a new one.
  • You must fix any errors in your QB Desktop inventory before proceeding further with Sage 50 to QuickBooks data migration. It will prevent you from data loss.

Benefits of Using Sage 50 to QuickBooks Data Migration Services

Benefits of Using Sage 50 to QuickBooks Data Migration Services

With QB Data Migration: Do More!

  • QuickBooks Data Conversion allows you to easily create and customize invoices and other sales documents.
  • Connect other users to the QuickBooks Online account and give them controlled access.
  • It is compatible with Mac and Windows environments, making it easy-to-use software.
  • You can start working right away with QB Data Conversion; it does not have a steep learning curve.
QuickBooks Data Conversion Services

QuickBooks Data Conversion from Various Accounting Software

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✔️Foundation to QuickBooks

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✔️FreshBooks to QuickBooks

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✔️Intacct to QuickBooks

✔️Infor to QuickBooks

✔️Master Builder to QuickBooks

✔️Maxwell to QuickBooks

✔️QuickBooks Online to Desktop

✔️QuickBooks Pro to Enterprise

✔️QuickBooks Premier to Enterprise

✔️Sage Intacct to QuickBooks

✔️Sage 50 to QuickBooks

✔️Sage 100 to QuickBooks

✔️Sage 200 to QuickBooks

✔️Simply Accounting to QuickBooks

✔️Wave to QuickBooks

✔️Xero to QuickBooks

eBetterBooks for Faster Sage 50 to QB Data Migration

Faster Conversions

You can speed up the time for the QuickBooks Data conversion, reduce time spent working on two systems at once.

Regular Training

Get you staff trained, including the leadership. Know how to use the 150+ out-of-the-box reports and generate custom reports.

Continued Support

We have an ongoing support team to troubleshoot issues and confirm your business growth with QuickBooks.

Keep your Historical Data

Comfortably and accurately migrate your historical data to the QuickBooks system.

Extend and Customize QuickBooks

We employ experienced programmers who can leverage the QuickBooks API to build modules and add-ons.

Better System Configuration

We ensure that your system is configured properly, all tables and databases are working, and your bank accounts are linked with one another.

System Requirements for a Successful Data Migration

Minimum System Requirements for Migrating Sage 50 Data to QuickBooks: Sage 50 to QuickBooks Migration

Operating System​


Memory (RAM)

Microsoft .NET Framework

Sage 50

Hard Drive

QuickBooks Desktop

QuickBooks or ERP, get Customized Solution from eBetterBooks

Experts at eBetterBooks specialize in tailoring QuickBooks and ERP systems to meet the specific requirements of each industry, whether you own a small retail store, manage an international manufacturing business, a residential construction company, a law firm, etc. Our several years of experience helps to adapt the software to your needs. We provide the assistance in following sectors:

✔️Accounting & Finance


✔️Advertising & Marketing

✔️Biotech & Pharmaceuticals

✔️Computer Software

✔️Construction & Contracting

✔️Computer / IT Services

✔️Distribution & Wholesale




✔️Energy / Utilities


✔️General Business

✔️Healthcare / Medical

✔️Health & Beauty


✔️Logistics / Transportation


✔️Media / Publishing



✔️Professional Services

✔️Restaurant / Hospitality


✔️Real Estate



QuickBooks Data Conversion services must be flawless and exceptionally secure to ensure a trouble-free experience for users. If you encounter any difficulties during this process, get in touch with the QB experts at 1-802-778-9005 for prompt assistance and resolution.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Following are the Sage 50 versions which can be easily migrated to the QuickBooks Accountant/Premier/Pro/Enterprise/Mac/Online with accurate transactional history. 

  • Sage 50 Accounting
  • Sage 50 Pro Accounting
  • Sage 50 Complete Accounting
  • Sage 50 First Accounting
  • Sage 50 Premium Accounting
  • Sage 50 Premium Accounting for Manufacturing
  • Sage 50 Premium Accounting for Distribution
  • Sage 50 Premium Accounting for Nonprofits
  • Sage 50 Premium Accounting for Construction
  • Sage 50 Premium Accounting
  • Sage 50 Quantum
  • Sage 50 Quantum Accountants

The duration of the conversion process varies depending on the size and format of your Sage 50 file, customization requirements and the complexity of your financial setup. On average it takes up to 72 hours from the time your data is uploaded. You are recommended to contact the QuickBooks Online support team if your data file has not been converted even after 72 hours.

The Dataswitcher conversion wizard is compatible with Sage 50 files containing up to 1,000 inventory items. If you exceed this limit, you have the option to import or manually create them in QuickBooks Online after the conversion process is finished.

Dataswitcher will convert the following inventory item-related data:

  1. Name
  2. Description
  3. Quantity on hand
  4. Cost
  5. Sales price/rate

Sage provides a broader range of features, encompassing project management, inventory tracking, and international accounting capabilities. Conversely, QuickBooks primarily emphasizes core accounting functions, yet stands out for its exceptional integration capabilities

We at eBetterBooks starts the conversion process by checking the minimum system requirements for the conversion tool and then prepare for the transition. After this, set up Sage 50 and download the conversion tool in your system. Once done, the conversion tool will transfer your data automatically. When the tool is finished, we review your converted data in QuickBooks and make sure everything is there.

There are some Sage 50 limitations due to which many users want to move their data from Sage 50 to QuickBooks for various security reasons. Let’s have a look:

  • Account number character limit: The account number with seven or more characters is not acceptable in QuickBooks and the conversion will fail if one or more of Sage 50 Account IDs in your Chart of Accounts exceed the character limits. 
  • Multi-currency limitations: All foreign currency data is transferred in home-currency.
  • Reversed Journals: Reversed journals will not be posted.
  • Data Integrity Check Issues: You may notice several issues during the conversion if your file fails the Data Integrity Check (Maintenance > Data Integrity Check) which includes:
  • Balances on Customer or Supplier 
  • Non-matching trial balances for several years.
  • Future Transactions: The transactions will be posted in the future to QuickBooks Desktop if the journals have a future date. 
  • Some debtor or creditor transactions may not post as you expect: QuickBooks Conversion Tool may need to use a “dummy” customer or vendor to align your AR and AP history.

Convert from the Same Region: You can only switch Sage 50 and QuickBooks Desktop versions from the same region. For example, if you have a US version of Sage 50, you need to migrate your data to a US version of QuickBooks Desktop.

eBetterBooks is a one-stop solution for the users who want to move customer list, vendor list, inventory lists,  average costs, charts of accounts etc. from Sage 50 to QuickBooks using the conversion tool. You can manage your invoices, payroll taxes or records without compromising your data security. Here’s a list what QuickBooks data conversion includes: 

  • Account, Employee, Item, Customer, and Vendor lists
  • Account balances
  • Credit Memo
  • Sales Receipts/ Bills
  • Item Receipt
  • Payroll Liability Checks 
  • Customer and vendor transactions
  • Sales Tax Payments
  • Employee profile and contact info
  • Payroll General Ledger account balance info
  • Sales Orders
  • Purchase Orders
  • Paychecks (convert as journal entries)
  • Inventory Adjustments

You must follow certain mandatory steps before sending your Sage 50 files or data for the QuickBooks conversion process. Here’s what to be considered:

  • Verify the integrity of your Sage 50 file. 
  • Make sure all account numbers are in the range of your chart of accounts.
  • Also, check Aged AR & Aged AP reports match the balances in the General Ledger as of the conversion date without addressing any discrepancies. 
  • Don’t forget to reconcile your bank or tax accounts in Sage 50.
  • Create a backup of your Sage 50 data file and check the minimum system requirements. 
  • Run and download a copy of the following reports used for checks after conversion:
  • Balance sheet report up to the conversion date
  • Bank Account balances up to conversion date
  • Aged receivables up to conversion date
  • Aged payables up to conversion date
  • Trial Balance up to conversion date
  • Income statement
  • Taxable / Exempt Sales (if you collect sales tax)

Yes, eBetterBooks is undoubtedly the most preferred stoppage for the users who want to move their financial data from Sage 50 to QuickBooks. But there are some data that cannot be converted using the QuickBooks conversion tool which includes: 

  • Payroll transactions and employee year-to-date info (paychecks, year-to-date adjustments).
  • Payroll items used to calculate paychecks (hourly and salary payroll items, deductions, medical insurance, etc)
  • Individual employee wage or deduction information
  • Fixed Assets
  • Custom Templates 
  • Employee YTD information
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Posting and Non-posting transactions after the current date are not converted
  • Budgets 
  • Work tickets
  • Closed or partially closed Sales Orders, Purchase Orders, and Estimates

You are recommended to review the post-conversion checklist when your Sage 50 data has been converted to QuickBooks. Here’s a list:

  • After the conversion, you will receive an email with the subject header “Your conversion is ready to review” and you have only 72 hours from the date and time of receipt to review and approve your conversion. 
  • Do not connect your back or credit card accounts yet, this will be covered later.
  • It is important for the users to enter and check their company information such as address, phone number, email etc. 
  • Set your fiscal start month. 
  • We suggest you compare the Sage 50 and QuickBooks reports to ensure the data is migrated successfully. To verify the reports, run the following reports by “This Fiscal Year or This Year” in QuickBooks Online. 
  • You are not recommended to mark all transactions as reconciled up to the conversion date so that it only considers future transactions for reconciliation.
  • It is required to link journal entries to their respective invoices and bills otherwise, your trial balance will be affected.

We at eBetterBooks ensure the safe and secure migration of your Sage 50 data which contains the information related to bills, purchases, client payments, sales etc. Once you upload your data, our experts will protect it using industry standard SSL encryption.Your data is also governed by Intuit’s Data Stewardship Principles. We create backups before moving your data from one software to another and hire full-time programmers who help until the transition is over successfully.

Here’s a list of some issues you have to end up with while performing the QuickBooks data migration process. 

  • If you get an error prompt stating, “It looks like something went wrong”, do the following.
  • Your file should not be saved locally. You’ll end up with this error if you’re hosting a file over a network or on a server. You need to download and install Sage50 on a different computer that’s not on the network or server. 
  • Create a backup in Sage 50 and restore Local to your computer. This is usually your C Drive.’
  • Your file name has a special character in the saved name and remove any special characters in the name if there’s any before saving the file.
  • Or if you get an error that says, “We just need a little more info” then you are recommended to run the Conversion tool in Compatibility mode.

If you are looking for affordable accounting services in USA, just get in touch with us at +1-802-778-9005 or drop us an email at [email protected] to connect with our accounting experts.

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