Sage 50 Manufacturing - Retirement

Sage’s popular manufacturing product has been announced as end of life. Find out more and discover its recommended replacement

Sage 50 Manufacturing

The Sage 50 Manufacturing solution has now been retired. All support and services from Sage for the product ended on 30th September 2021. This includes the following Sage Manufacturing variants; Bill of Materials, Batch Controller, Job Controller, Manufacturing Controller and Operation Times.

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Integrate With The Latest Version of Sage 50 Accounts

Since the release of Sage 50 Accounts Version 28 we have been able to confirm that there is a compatibility issue between Sage 50 Manufacturing and Sage 50 Accounts Version 28 and 28.1.

This issue will result in users being unable to print any reports or documents or being able to access the business solution at all.

Therefore, we would strongly advise not upgrading Sage 50 Accounts to v28, v28.1 or v29 whilst still using any of the Sage Manufacturing variants.

Our recommendation would be to migrate to Cim50 Manufacturing, which is fully compatible with Sage 50 Accounts v28, v28.1, v29, v29.2, v30 and Windows 11. We have a migration tool available so we can seamlessly move your data with as little downtime as possible.

Sage 50 Manufacturing’s Replacement: Cim50

Following the software retirement announcement, CIM Software entered an agreement with Sage that resulted in our Cim50 Manufacturing solution being the recommended manufacturing software package for Sage 50 Accounts.

Cim50 includes everything that the Sage solution offers as well as over 150 additional features spread across each area of the software.

Gain greater control over manufacturing processes by:

  • Effectively scheduling work with Just in Time Planning and MRP
  • Tracking resource utilisation from Capacity Planning
  • Improving business analysis via Costing and Work In Progress reporting 

Based on customer and partner feedback, Cim50 Manufacturing is continually being developed with new features added to each new annual release. Full support for the solution is also provided.

Wondering how Sage 50 Manufacturing and Cim50 Manufacturing compare?

As well as Sage 50 Manufacturing’s functionality, Cim50 has over 100 additional features including:

  • Traceability (Batch and Serial by Stock Item)
  • Schedule MRP and MPS
  • Shop Floor Data Capture Module (Barcoding)
  • Comprehensive Audit Logs
  • Kit Bill of Materials
  • Multi Item and Works Order Trail Kitting
  • Bill of Materials Costing History
  • Graphical Scheduler
  • Carbon Footprint calculations and reporting
  • Quarantine
  • Stocktake
  • Integration with Sage 50 Projects

We’ve created a guide that compares the functionality available in each of the manufacturing systems for Sage 50 Accounts.

Introducing Cim50, Our Manufacturing MRP System

Streamline your manufacturing business’ processes and maximise profitability with our material requirements planning software.

Cim50 is a modular system that can scale as your business grows.

Manufacturing Modules in the Cim50 Manufacturing Software

Our modules fully integrate with Sage 50 Accounts to enhance your manufacturing processes. Only pay for the modules you need and create a manufacturing software that works for your business.

Stock Control

Enhance Sage 50 with Advanced Stock Capabilities & Streamlined Processing

Bill of Materials

Utilise Multi-Level Bill of Materials with Detailed Costing & Audit Functionality

Works Orders

Manage Production Processes, Work in Progress & Resource Capacities Efficiently


Deliver Just In Time Planning to Meet Deadlines, Reduce Stock Holding & Improve Cashflow


Maximise Profitability with Accurate Costings when Quoting Manufactured Items

Shop Floor Data Capture

Use the Power of Barcoding to Improve Accuracy & Efficiency Across all Processes

Graphical Scheduler

Control your Production Planning with a Visual Drag & Drop Interface

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