From the 1st April 2017, sage will not longer offer perpetual licences (one off payment for complete ownership)  for upgrades, all customers will be moved onto subscription contracts on a pay monthly basis.

Will you be affected?

The programs affected will be :

  • Essentials
  • Accounts
  • Accounts Plus
  • Accounts Professional
  • Sage Cover Online / Extra / Premium (where clients don’t have an existing contract in place)

Will you be supported?

Sage will be withdrawing support for the following products :

  1. Sage 50 v2013 – unsupported from 31st Jan 2017
  2. Sage 50 v2014 – unsupported from 31st Mar 2017
  3. Sage 50 v2015 – support begins to be withdrawn from 1st Mar 2017


What you need to do:

If you would like to upgrade your sage product on a perpetual licence, you will need to do so before 31st March 2017.

Alternatively, now may the best time for you to consider changing to a cloud based bookkeeping package.

Clay Shaw Thomas can help you make the right choice for your business, if you would like to discuss  your options in further detail please contact me on or telephone 01656 867167.