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What’s the difference between Sage 200 Standard and Sage 200 Professional?

Sage 200 is a powerful business management solution designed to help small and medium-sized businesses streamline their operations and scale their businesses with ease. Available in two versions, Sage 200 Standard and Sage 200 Professional, each solution is designed for slightly different business needs.

Sage 200 Standard

Ideal for retail, distribution, and manufacturing industries, Sage 200 Standard is designed for small businesses that require a flexible and scalable solution to manage their finances, supply chain, and customers. It offers a range of features that allow businesses to manage their day-to-day operations more efficiently, such as:

  • Financial management
    Sage 200 Standard offers a range of financial management features, including general ledger, sales and purchase ledger, and cash book. It also allows businesses to manage budgets, monitor cash flow, and create financial reports.
  • Supply chain management:
    With Sage 200 Standard, businesses can manage their supply chain more efficiently by automating purchasing, sales orders, and stock management. It also offers advanced inventory management features such as stock tracking.
  • Customer management
    Sage 200 Standard enables businesses to manage their customers more effectively by storing customer information, tracking sales activities, and creating targeted marketing campaigns.
  • Business intelligence
    Sage 200 Standard comes with built-in business intelligence tools that allow businesses to analyse their data and make more informed decisions.

Sage 200 Professional

Sage 200 Professional is designed for growing businesses that require more advanced features to manage complex operations. Ideal for businesses in the manufacturing, construction, and engineering industries, it offers all the features of Sage 200 Standard with additional functionality, including:

  • Project accounting
    Sage 200 Professional offers advanced project accounting features that allow businesses to manage their projects more efficiently, including project costing, billing, and profitability analysis.
  • Manufacturing
    Sage 200 Professional offers a range of manufacturing features, including bill of materials, work orders, and job costing. It also allows businesses to manage their production schedules and monitor their production costs.
  • Business intelligence
    Sage 200 Professional comes with advanced business intelligence tools that allow businesses to analyse data more comprehensively, and gain deeper insights.
  • Third-party add-ons
    Businesses can further customise their systems with Sage 200 Professional, through advance third-party add-ons that can automate tasks including document management and credit control.
  • Customer relationship management
    Sage 200 Professional offers a more advanced customer relationship management (CRM) system than Sage 200 Standard. It allows businesses to manage their sales pipeline, automate marketing campaigns, and track customer interactions.

Key takeaways

Sage 200 Standard and Sage 200 Professional are both effective business management solutions designed to help businesses ease their processes and improve performance. Sage 200 Standard is ideal for small businesses that require a flexible and scalable solution to manage their finances, supply chain, and customers, and for those looking for a step up from more basic solutions like Xero or Sage 50cloud. Whereas Sage 200 Professional is designed for growing businesses that require more advanced features to manage their operations.

For more information about each system, or for additional advice on which solution might be better for your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 03300 245447 or email info@techsolgroup.co.uk and a member of our expert team will be more than happy to answer your queries.

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