How to Access Sage 50 Data on Remote?

One can access Sage 50 data on remote by harnessing the facilities provided by the ‘cloud’. This is an important feature that enables you to share data securely through the cloud. It will give you and your users to the freedom and power to work anywhere, if you have an internet connection.

In this blog, we will provide you a few important instructions on how to access Sage data on remote from another computer, through the Remote Data Access (previously Sage Drive) in Sage 50 Cloud Accounts, v27 and above.  

Please follow the steps mentioned below to set up remote data access in Sage 50 cloud:

  • Open Sage 50cloud Accounts
  • Log in to your account as Manager.
  • Click on  Settings 
  • Now  click on  User Management 
  • Click Users.
  • Click Manager 
  • Tab on Edit.
  • In case you are not connected the Sage account to this particular company, the option Get started with Sage Account  will appear on your screen. Click on this option to set it up. If you have connected your Sage account already, this option will not appear on your screen.
  • Click on the check-box named  Allow Remote Data Access 
  • Next, click on Continue.
  • Enter and confirm the passphrase. Remote users would use it when they connect to your data
  • Then click Save to proceed
  • If you are prompted for, enter your Sage account Email id and Password 
  • Click on Log in.
  • Your data will be now uploaded to the Remote Data Access.
  • When complete, click the Close button.

We hope the simple steps provided above would help you access Sage 50 cloud data remotely. Follow the steps sequentially. If you experience any difficulties in carrying out the above-mentioned steps, you may speak to our experts. We have a highly skilled team of seasoned experts and we will be able to provide all the support and services, whenever you contact us. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the prescribed format of the Passphrase for the remote users to access Sage 50 Cloud?

The length of the passphrase should be of at least 15 characters. It must include at least one lowercase and one uppercase character. However, no maximum character length is prescribed.

Can a user recover his passphrase in case he forgets it?

If a user somehow forgets his Passphrase, he needs to inform this to his Manager or data owner. The manager/data owner can view this in Sage 50 Cloud Accounts. To do this, he should click on Remote Data Access Settings then click on Show Password/Passphrase.

What are the system requirements to use Remote Data Access on Sage 50 Cloud?

The following requirements are recommended-

  • Internet connection – All the sites should be having a minimum of 2Mbps upload Speed and 4Mbps download speed. Wireless Internet connection is not recommended at all. In Windows 10, check the network speed by running the Network Speed Test from the Start menu. Alternatively, you can also check the speed on online sites such as speedtest.net
  • Version numbers – All the computers should have the same Sage 50 Accounts version number. Also, they should have the latest updates  installed. Sage 50cloud Accounts v27 or above is a must.
  • What are the advantages of the Remote Data Access in Sage 50?
  • Facilitates both home and remote working.
  • You do not need to keep backups
  • Provides faster access to information beyond the working hours
  • You can invite the accountants as separate users, to adjust balances and carry out other specialized tasks related to your business accounts- without any disruption to the other users logged in at the same time.
  • Sage can be installed on multiple PCs. This means, you do not need to depend only on one system.

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