Sage 50 Downgrade Conversion

Sage Version Downgrade Conversion

The Sage 50 downgrade conversion means reverting to an older version of the Sage 50 Accounting Software. Many scenarios may come when an organization needs to remove bugged or unused options of the Sage 50 software to increase efficiency or reduce cost. To do this, you will need to convert the company file of your current Sage 50 version to that of an older version.

As of now, Sage 50 does not provide any facility as such to downgrade a company file to a downgraded version. But, in this blog, we will look at fafJp3sY0upUS4XDgpOtI0XtIEKC2LiJMIvSwMSm3ASQEz4yW3qRQ09WNkw18FHJGBt uCcJPXxQyzkb1sZtixxeSJOuZPGDTtbhF5DVTuHyZ8ISqSMzyA yDWhcnigdDUQ 49DSsome effective ways by which you can downgrade your Sage 50 version. Using these, you will be able to convert and move your company data to a downgraded version of Sage 50. Hence, we would recommend you to go through this blog till the very end.

Why do you Need to Downgrade to an Older Version of Sage 50?

Sage 50 Downgrade Conversion involves removing from the current version, the enhanced features deemed unnecessary by the user. This is done to facilitate ease of use and to improve the speed. From this viewpoint, downgrading Sage 50 versions such as Quantum to premium or Quantum to Pro becomes a great savior at times. Downgrading may be termed as the reverse of the Sage upgrade or update.

What are the Scenarios when Sage 50 Downgrade Conversion becomes Necessary?

Sage 50 Downgrade Conversion becomes necessary in certain scenarios listed below-

  • At times, the higher versions of Sage 50 become complex and hence become difficult to operate 
  • While upgrading to an advanced version, sometimes we experience compatibility issues with the interface 
  • After upgrading to a higher version, The internal extensions may fail to work at times
  • It may so happen that after the upgrade to a higher version, the performance of the software fails to satisfy the expectation of the users. In such cases, downgrading to a lower version remains the best option 
  • Some legal disputes may arise at times, forcing the organization to replace the present Sage 50 version with an older one.

Procedure to Accomplish Sage 50 Downgrade Conversion

Here, we will show a step-by-step procedure to downgrade from Quantum, Sage 50 Premium to Pro –

Total Time: 35 minutes

Convert the Company file

If you want to downgrade to Sage 50 pro, you must first export your Company data, including all the lists, transactions and reports. Then, you should import them into the Sage 50 pro, the downgraded version.

Export data from Sage Premium

Please follow the procedure below-
🔸 Navigate to the File section
🔸 Select the option named Import/Export
🔸 Now choose the Template to use with regard to the exporting data
🔸 Click the Export option 
🔸 Click the Filter tab to specify the data to export
🔸 Now, you need to specify the order of the fields in which data should be exported 
🔸 Specify the Date Range with regards to the exporting data
🔸 Mark the checkboxes adjacent to each of the fields you wish to include in the exported file 
🔸 If you need, you can drag and drop the files to change their order
🔸 If you need to include a heading for each of the fields in the exported file, click on the Options tab and click on Include Heading
🔸 Select Save 
🔸 Give the template a suitable name
🔸 Click and wait till the template validation procedure completes
🔸 Repeat the process for every list and report.

Import data into Sage Pro

Please follow the procedure below-
🔸 Navigate to the File section
🔸 Select the option named Import/Export
🔸 Now choose the Template to use with regard to the exporting data
🔸 Go to the fields tab, 
🔸 Mark the checkboxes adjacent to each of the fields you wish to include in the imported file 
If you need, you can organize the fields to change their order, by clicking on the Move button
🔸 Use the Arrow button to select the file to import 
🔸 Now, tick the option First Row Contains Heading
🔸 Click on the Save tab
🔸 Finally, click on OK to begin the import process.

We hope the simple procedure discussed above would help you if you want to perform a Sage 50 Downgrade Conversion. You simply need to follow the sequential steps. If you experience any difficulties in performing the steps, or, if you have any queries, you may have a word with some of the seasoned Sage experts.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Sage 50 Downgrade Conversion?

Sage 50 Downgrade Conversion involves removing from the current version, the enhanced features deemed unnecessary by the user. This is done to facilitate ease of use and to improve the speed. From this viewpoint, downgrading Sage 50 versions such as Quantum to premium or Quantum to Pro becomes a great savior at times. Downgrading may be termed as the reverse of the upgrade or update.

Is it Possible to Run Two Different Cessions of Sage 50 on the Same System?

Yes, you can activate two separate Sage 50 versions on the same system. You can easily switch between these two versions.

Does Sage 50 Premium Accounting Include all the Features of Sage 50 Pro?

Yes. The Sage 50 Premium version includes all the features of Sage 50 Pro. In addition, it includes enhanced features and tools related to the management, inventory and analysis, which are not included in the Pro version.

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