Sage 100 / 500 Cost of Ownership
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 sage 500 erp 500x96

How much?  It's a reasonable question that you need answered, but nobody wants to tell you.  The reason they don't is that there are many variables that can make your Sage implementation cost more or less than someone else's, but we can give you a pretty good idea.  

Sage 100cloud is only available as a subscription and Sage 500 is available either as an outright purchase with annual maintenance or subscription.The following are examples of Sage 100 annual subscription and Sage 500 perpetual pricing. Other options are available including monthly subscription and 3-year subscription for Sage 100, and monthly subscription for Sage 500. For more information on these and other pricing options contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note the following factors are the primary drivers of cost:

• How many users need access to the system

• How much data needs to be converted —i.e., limiting data to vendors and balances or the need for detailed G/L history.

• Complexity of set up—e.g., setting up custom workflows, bringing over an existing chart of accounts versus the need to create and map a new chart of accounts by scratch, etc...

• Training needs—e.g., generally, highly tech savvy staff accountants require less training, whereas; a staff accountant accustomed to using a small market accounting system or doing double entry accounting in binders may require more training.

• The need for custom programming or custom report writing.

• The need for additional modules not included in a standard bundle—e.g., payroll, job cost, etc...

• The need for Third Party tools—e.g., document management, time keeping, fixed assets, etc...

Note the following cost of ownership ballpark examples for Sage 100c is based on an annual subscription with Silver Care Business Plan for up to 26 users.


Sage 100cloud  (Annual Subscription)

1 to 5 users (Essentials Bundle) $550 to $2,700

6 to 10 users (Essentials Bundle) $ 3,100 to $5,150

1 to 5 users (Advanced Bundle) $660, to $3,300

6 to 10 users (Advanced Bundle) $3,800 to $6,300

1 to 5 users (Complete Bundle) $720 to $3,600

6 to 10 users (Complete Bundle) $4,100 to $6,850

1 to 5 users (Complete Plus Bundle) $3,400 to $6,300

6 to 10 users (Complete Plus Bundle) $6,800 to $9550 

5 to 10 users (Complete + Sage Manufacturing Base) $7,650 to $14,500

15 to 26 users (Complete + Sage Manufacturing Base) $20,650 to $31,800


Ballpark examples of "minimum" time required for installation, set-up and training for Sage 100c

Essentials Bundle 

Est. 40 hours

Advanced Bundle 

Est. 65 hours

Complete Bundle 

Est. 80 hours

Complete Plus Bundle 

Est. 80+ hours

Complete Bundle with Sage Manufacturing Base

Est. 150+ hours 


Sage 500 ERP (Based on up to 30 users)

Core Financial Bundle - Purchase

1 to 10 users

$3,600 to $35,500

11 to 20 users

$37,000 to $68,000

21 to 30 users

$67,000 to $96,000

Distribution Bundle – Purchase

1 to 10 users

$4,400 to $44,000

11 to 20 users

$46,000 to $83,000

21 to 30 Users

$82,500 to $118,000

Manufacturing Bundle – Purchase

1 to 10 users

$4,700 to $47,000

11 to 20 users

$49,000 to $89,500

21 to 30  users

$89,000 to $127,000


Ballpark examples of "minimum" time required for Installation, Set-up and Training for Sage 500 ERP

Small organization (<35 employees)

Est. 40 hours

Medium Organization (36-199 employees)

Est. 65 hours

Large Organization (200 + employees)

Est. 80 hours

Additional time is required for the following (Ballpark Figures):

Inventory Management

Est. 60 hours


Est. 90 hours

Project Accounting

Est. 50 hours

Custom Modifications (Master Development)

Depends on Scope


For a demonstration of Sage 100 ERP or Sage 500 ERP and more information on cost contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 877-454-3200 Ext. 6346.

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