Sage 200 Standard vs Professional Comparison Guide

Sage 200 is Sage’s business management solution designed for small to medium-sized businesses. It’s suitable for companies with between 5 and 100 employees and can handle up to 9 million transactions. Typically, it’s best suited to organisations in manufacturing, wholesale, retail or construction sectors and is used by over 8000 businesses in the UK and Ireland. There are 4 versions available: Sage 200 Standard, Sage 200 Education, Sage 200 Professional and Sage 200 Professional Partner Cloud. In this blog, we’re just going to compare the following variants: Sage 200 Standard and Sage 200 Professional.

Sage 200 Standard vs Professional

As the name suggests, the Professional variant extends a lot of the functionality available in the Standard version. It’s a more comprehensive solution and there are a range of 3rd party add-ons available on the Sage Marketplace, such as Cim200. As there are hundreds of similarities between the products, in this Sage 200 Standard vs Professional comparison guide we’ve decided to focus only on the differences. If you’re interested in finding out more about Sage 200’s functionality in general, head to our Sage 200 product page.

FeatureSage 200 StandardSage 200 Professional
HostingFully cloud-based productAvailable as a cloud product or on-premise
SupportBy Sage and Sage Business PartnersBy Sage Business Partners only
InvoicingAvailableFree text invoicing available
Business IntelligenceNot availableAvailable
CRMNot availableAvailable
ManufacturingNot availableAvailable via ISV*
Bill of MaterialsSimpleAdvanced
Project AccountingNot availableAvailable
Multi-company ConsolidationBase currency onlyAll currencies
3rd Party Add OnsNot availableAvailable
Stock – Integration with Nominal LedgerNot availableAvailable
Stock – Cost of Sales PostingsNot availableAvailable
Batch/Serial Number TraceabilityNot availableAvailable
Multiple Suppliers per Stock ItemNot availableAvailable
Purchase Order Authorisation NotificationsNot availableAvailable  
Archive and Account MaintenanceNot availableAvailable
Number of Accounting Periods12 (flexible)Up to 20
*Sage 200 Manufacturing is now end of life.

When comparing Sage 200 Professional and Sage 200 Standard, it’s essential to consider the goals of your business. Sage 200 Standard offers a solid foundation for small to medium-sized enterprises, whilst on the other hand, Sage 200 Professional takes business management to a higher level, offering expanded functionality and customisation options. If you’re looking to integrate Sage 200 with a manufacturing software, then Sage 200 Professional is the variant you’ll need.

Here at CIM Software, we’re a Sage Tech Partner Plus. Our Sage consultants are fully accredited to implement and support their products and we also have a team of Sage developers too. If you’d like to discuss your options with one of our team, just complete the form below and one of our Sage 200 consultants will be in touch!

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