How to Convert Sage 50 to QuickBooks?

by James Antonio

QuickBooks is fully enriched with many tools and the latest technologies. Sometimes due to some conditions or situations users might to covert data from Sage 50 to QuickBooks. You can use the QuickBooks conversion tool. Below are the details mentioned on how to use that tool and convert the data from Sage 50 to QuickBooks.

Before proceeding ahead you need to check the things which you required while converting the data. Let’s have a look at it.

Steps to Convert Sage 50 to QuickBooks

Step 1: Checking the Requirements Needed for Conversion

Operating SystemWindows 10, 8.1 & 8
ProcessorMinimum – 500 MHz Intel Pentium II
RAMMinimum 512 MB
Hard Drive2.5 GB free space ( this is recommended)
Microsoft .NET FrameworkMinimum 2.0 Version
QuickBooks DesktopPro, Premier & Enterprise 2018 or higher
Sage 50Version 2013 and above

Conversion of Data Converts the below Things:

  • Account Balances
  • Account, Employee, Item, Customer and Vendor Lists
  • Employee profile and contact info
  • Customer and Vendor transactions
  • Paychecks
  • Payroll General Ledger account balance info

Some things can’t be converted such as work tickets, Closed or partially closed sales orders, purchase orders, and Estimates, etc. Also before conversion always remember that you can convert the version of Sage 50 and QuickBooks Desktop from the same region. Means, if you have Sage 50 of US version, then you need to convert it to QuickBooks Desktop US Version.

Step 2: Preparing for the Conversion

Always save the file locally to avoid the conversion tool error.

  • If you have not installed QuickBooks Desktop already, then you must do it on the same computer on which Sage 50 is available
  • Remember to check if the Sage 50 and QuickBooks Desktop data are saved on your local hard drive. If it has not done yet, move the data to a local hard drive before starting. If failed to move the data conversion tool gives an error if you are hosting a file on a network or server.
  • Create the Sage 50 data backup before proceeding

Step 3: Setup Sage 50

To follow the below steps you need the administrator user access.

  • Open Sage and then open the file which you want to convert
  • Select the Maintain option from the main menu
  • Select Users >>> Select Set up Security
  • Now select the tab Data Access /Crystal reports
  • Choose the option With the following login information
  • Now finally select the change and create the password for the transfer
  • After setting the password, select ok and quit Sage 50

Step 4: Download Conversion tool

  • First of all, download the conversion tool
  • Locate the folder and open it in which the downloaded file is saved
  • Now, right-click on the QuickBooks conversion tool icon and select properties option
  • Select the checkbox for Run this program compatibility for option, after that select the operating system which you are using from the drop-down window.
  • Select Ok
  • Right-click on QuickBooks conversiontoolsetup.exe and click on Run as administrator

Step 5: Convert your Data

  • Once you will see the conversion tool, click on the Browse option at the left side
  • Find the sage 50 company which you want to convert
  • In the pervasive 32-bit ODBC engine DSN Setup windows, from the Database name drop-down menu, select Sage 50 company file and then select OK.
  • Enter the Sage 50 password you have created in the above steps.
  • Click Next
  • Now, select the QuickBooks Desktop version to which you are moving your Sage data. In the available field mention the company file name.
  • Click on browse and select the folder where you want to save your converted data and after that select next. My Documents folder is the default folder if the user doesn’t pick any folder.
  • Check the information that you’ve entered. Now, select option Convert file and it will start the conversion process. At this time QuickBooks and the QuickBooks Application Certificate windows launch requesting access to the company file.
  • Click on “ yes prompt each time “ to allow the application and click continue
  • Once the process is done you will get to know.
  • After finishing go to the next step.

Step 6: Review the Conversion

After finishing, select open in QuickBooks. Check your data and confirm if everything is there. Recheck the transfer log as per the below steps

  • Click on the windows icon and open the start menu
  • Search and open File Explorer
  • Go to C:\USERS\[Your Windows User Name]\My Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks
  • Check the failed transaction log file available in the folder. From here you can know which data has not been transferred.

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