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Why move your Sage 50 Accounts to the cloud?

Sage 50 Accounts


The Sage 50 Accounts application is hosted on-premise.  It sits on a physical PC or server within your office walls.  For almost two decades, physical servers or on-premise hosting options dominated the industry. Now, with the rise of digital transformation and agile working, businesses have moved towards cloud computing, which offers extreme flexibility and network security.

Cloud hosting is a cost-effective and low-maintenance option for businesses who want to achieve data access from remote locations. 

All that’s needed to access data in the cloud, is an internet connection.

What are the benefits?

There are many benefits to cloud computing, including:

  • No more VPNs;
  • No more servers to replace;
  • No more expensive maintenance costs;
  • 99.9% uptime;
  • Accessibility for all!

If you use Sage, it may be time to consider moving it into Microsoft Azure, allowing your company to decommission your on-premise server and enable all of your users to access Sage securely and directly from their desktop with no need for VPNs.

Why should you migrate to Microsoft Azure?

Migrating your existing, on-premise, Sage 50 Accounts software to Microsoft Azure means it will sit side-by-side with your email accounts and cloud data. As such, you are no longer reliant on physical servers to host Sage, allowing it to be decommissioned and save all associated maintenance costs.

Utilising Microsoft’s advanced cloud technology, GCC can provide modern Windows desktops with Sage 50 Accounts available to those who need it.

For example: an icon on the desktop on any device (even an Apple Mac!) without any requirement for a VPN or direct connection to a server.

These desktops can be securely ring-fenced into a larger Azure network, which could include any servers you require including Domain Controllers, File Servers, SQL Server etc.

This is all implemented based on user profiles, allowing you to create desktop groups based on specific user needs.

For example, users that only work 9am – 5pm, Microsoft Teams’ users, Managers etc. to ensure all users receive the exact applications they require, along with the system availability and performance they need.

GCC manage and monitor the environment 24/7.  This keeps it secure and ensures minimal resource wastage allowing us to minimise operational costs.

In addition, we utilise market leading solutions including Multi Factor Authentication, Conditional Access Policies and Anti-Virus to ensure that your data is always protected, wherever its accessed.

Further Information

If you have any questions about this or need assistance, then please contact the GCC Group Support Team on 0345 260 1151 or

Sage 50

Create a more agile, efficient & modern business with Sage 50 Accounts.

Sage 50 combines the power of desktop accounting with cloud computing, allowing you to access your critical information any time, from anywhere.

The automated data-capture, in-depth reporting, and built-in help & guidance offered by Sage 50cloud accounts makes it an accounting system for the digital age.

There are 2 variations of Sage 50cloud accounts available:

  • Sage 50cloud Standard
  • Sage 50loud Professional

Sage 50cloud Accounts gives you the ability to leverage & act upon accurate information – which is at the core of all successful business operations.

Speak to a member of the GCC team and find out more about Sage 50cloud.

Sage 50 Training

Sage 50 can do wonders for your business, but to get the most out of it, you need effective training.

And although Sage 50 can be intuitive to a point, chances are without the right training, you’ll only scratch the surface of what it can do for you.

GCC run & offer expert Sage 50 Training courses – see which course is suitable for you, or contact us to discuss your training needs.