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Choosing the right tools for the job

There are a several options for importing and exporting Data to and from Sage 50, each has its strengths and weaknesses.

Choosing the right tool for the job in the first place can save a lot of time and energy down the road.

Here are some tables to help you establish which product suits your requirement best or you can use our wizard

Sage V16 - Sage V17 + Custom Import Solution
Import Sources
csv Yes Yes Yes
xls No Yes Yes
headed csv  No No Yes
xml No No Yes
psv No No Yes
any ODBC data source No No Yes
Import Locations
Mapped Drive or UNC Path Yes Yes Yes
FTP Server No No Yes
WWW Server No No Yes
POP3 Mail No No Yes
Run Method
User Interactive GUI Yes Yes Yes
Command Line No No Yes
Scheduled Task No No Yes
Run from external application No No Yes
Run Requirements
Other users can access during import No No Yes
Run options
Archiving of imports No No Yes
Notification of results via email No No Yes
Results file in html No No Yes
User definable results file No No Yes
csv Yes* Yes* Yes
xml No No Yes
xls Yes* Yes* Yes
email No No Yes
user defined No No Yes
Alter data during import No No Yes
Capitalisation No No Yes
Lookup Values from other sources No No Yes
Manipulation with Regular Expressions No No Yes
Substitute values No No Yes
Additional Licence Costs £0 £0 £255
Additional customising
        Headed csv import 0
        Standard imports (as per old Sage defaults) foc
        Custom work to meet customer requirement £30-£300-£1000**

*To do this the user would need to manually send data to excel or run a report to file

** Our import solution is very customisable, most people use our customising service, you give us a brief and we write the customisation for you.  Even the most complex customisations cost less than £1000, most of our work is under £300 and very simple customisations can start from £30. This is is an approved Sage third party developed product that supports Sage V7 to V17, upgrade eligibility is 80 per year and is included for the first year, thereafter it is optional.

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