Application Support for PeachTree (Sage 50) (2023)

Software Vendor:Peachtree / Sage
Application Name:Peachtree Complete Accounting, Peachtree Accounting for Windows, Sage 50
Application Version:Several Versions

Historically, Peachtree has provided a very low level of support for running their applications on ANY database version other than what they ship. This is the primary downside to a low-cost application, as they have concentrated on providing a quality application at a low price, and not on maximum compatibility and support. What is good news is that Sage/Best Software has a much better track record with supporting their software, and we do expect the level of service to improve dramatically!

One problem often seen is that older versions of Peachtree complain about certain database parameters that it checks before the application will load. The common parameters it complains about are "Compression Buffer Size", "Delete TMP Files", and "Max Communications Buffer Size", but others may be reported as well. These settings can be found by using RegEdit and opening up the location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Btrieve Technologies\Microkernel Workstation Engine\Version6.15\Settings. For each of these settings, change the values to those requested by the program in the error messages. You may need to restart PeachTree to get to the next error message. You may also need to reboot your computer to clear memory from time to time.

Peachtree Software introduced version checking in Peachtree Accounting for Windows version 5.0. This version checking looks for a specific version of the Btrieve engine and will cause Peachtree to fail if it receives a response different from what it expects. Since Peachtree versions 5, 6, 7 & 8 all expect Btrieve 6.15, they will fail if they get the version information from the Pervasive.SQL 2000 Engine.

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Peachtree Accounting for Windows 2002 (or version 9) does do the version checking, but it will accept Btrieve 6.15, Pervasive.SQL 2000 SP2a, or Pervasive.SQL 2000i (SP3), though Pervasive.SQL 2000i is designed to be 100% backward compatible with all Btrieve API applications. Peachtree Software does not recommend that their users run with Pervasive.SQL 2000, but this is primarily because they do not support it and they have not done extensive testing with it.

There are a few workarounds available, and they depend on what version of Peachtree Accounting you are running, and what you want to accomplish.

The workarounds for versions 5, 6 & 7 will allow you to run Peachtree Software with the Pervasive.SQL 2000 Workstation or Workgroup Engine.

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The Workaround for version 8 will allow you to run Peachtree with Btrieve 6.15 on the same machine that also has Pervasive.SQL 2000 installed, but you cannot run Btrieve 6.15 and Pervasive.SQL 2000 on the same machine at the same time unless the Pervasive.SQL 2000i application uses the newer W3btrv7.dll Btrieve interface included in Pervasive.SQL 2000i. This means that you will have to exit Peachtree Accounting, which will unload the Btrieve 6.15 engine, and then you can start Pervasive.SQL 2000 and any applications that you will be using with Pervasive.SQL 2000 without having to reboot.

We WERE able to get the older Peachtree applications running on Pervasive.SQL V8.5 for a customer. The secret is to first install the new engine, then clean up the older 6.x components. You will then receive an error that Yardi does not support running on this database version. You must then set up the registry to force the requester version information to Btrieve 6.15N.

  • Peachtree Accounting Version 5.0: Set for peachw.exe and kernel32.dll.
  • Peachtree Accounting Version 6.0: Set for peachw.exe and kernel32.dll.
  • Peachtree Accounting Version 7.0: Set for peachw.exe.
  • Peachtree Accounting Version 8.0: Set for peachw.exe. (Note: This version may NOT work with Pervasive.SQL 2000i or newer. You may need to run your applications alternately.)

Important Note: You MUST use the "N" for the Version Type field, or you may get an error "Unable to load the Windows Version of Btrieve".

PeachTree 2004 and Older Version Notes: Sage Software has announced that they will discontinue all support for versions of PeachTree Accounting 2004 and older releases as of 11/30/2006. For full details on their support policy, click HERE.


PeachTree 2004 Notes: With PeachTree Complete Accounting 2004, certain functions in Peachtree create Temporary data files, which try to create on the Workstation by default. Because of this, you have two options:
1) Install BOTH the Client/Server engine AND the Workstation Engine on each computer. This will allow the WSE to take over and access local HD files.
2) Use JUST the Pervasive.SQL 2000i Client, but then change each user's TEMP and TMP directories to point to the database server. This may have an adverse effect on the performance of other applications (such as WinZIP) that use these temporary file locations, but this allows PeachTree to work correctly again.

PeachTree 2005 Notes: We have found that PeachTree Accounting 2005 DOES work with Pervasive.SQL 2000i Workgroup Engine for sure. We have not yet tested it on Pervasive.SQL V8, but we expect it will work the same way.

If you are having problems with this environment, follow these simple steps:
1) Make sure that you have the Pervasive.SQL 2000i Workgroup engine installed to each computer that will be using PeachTree. This should show up in the "Start/Programs/Pervasive" program group.
2) Make sure that the WGE is being "auto-started" by having the Engine icon placed in your Startup folder. This will show the "Pervasive Database - Preload" icon on your system tray.
3) Make sure that you have sufficient licenses. Check the Pervasive utility called the User Count Administrator for the proper number of licenses. While you can check each computer, the best one to check is the one hosting the files.(This machine will be the gateway.)You should also lock down the gateway (click here for info) so that this computer will ALWAYS be the database gateway.
4) Perform a search & destroy mission (delete the files, or rename to be safe) for all Btrieve 6.x-related components. This includes WBTRCALL.DLL, WBTRLOCL.DLL, WBTRTHNK.DLL, WBTR32.EXE, W32MKDE.EXE, WBTRV32.DLL, and W32MKRC.DLL. Do NOT delete the files from the C:\PVSW\BIN directory, since these are the newer ones. Please note that while these files should all be dated 1999 or earlier, PeachTree re-stamps some of these files with newer dates, just to confuse the issue. Be sure to delete the older ones, but to NOT delete the Pervasive.SQL 2000i (V7.9) versions.

PeachTree 2007 Notes: We are QUITE HAPPY to announce that the PeachTree 2007 releases now come with the Pervasive PSQL v9.1 database engine. This will eliminate a LOT of problems when working with other applications (such as American Medical) on v9.1, although the use of the common database engine may still impact licensing issues.

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All is not perfect, however, and the user is advised of the following caveats:

  • At this time, the version of Pervasive PSQL v9.1 shipping with PeachTree appears to be v9.11.045, although some modules are 9.11.044. This is noticeably newer than the official Service Pack 1 v9.10.020 release, and yet older than the v9.5 release. We do not know if specific changes were included in this special patch release for a reason, or if the base v9.1 will work at all.
  • We do not know if this application will work or will be supported on v9.5 or not. The user is encouraged to contact PeachTree to find out the viability of using PSQLv9.5 and the PeachTree applications.
  • Although the Pervasive v9.11.045 engine is installed, it is possible that not all tools are installed completely. Again, you MAY be able to upgrade to the PSQLV9.5 engine, which would provide all of the database's myriad tools, but which may cause other problems. If you opt for this option, please use caution. If you try it, and have either success of failure, please let us know so that we can update this page!

Based on these issues, each site will need to make their own decision and perform their own testing of the application. Goldstar Software will be happy to help in any way we can with this process!

PeachTree 2008 Notes: We were ecstatic to find out that while PeachTree 2008 still ships with the PSQLv9 Workgroup Engine, it DOES run on Pervasive PSQL Summit v10. When you attempt to run PeachTree in a PSQLv10 environment, you will receive a warning message that the V10 engine is unsupported. However, you can bypass the warning and use the "unsupported version". In our tests, the PSQLv10 components did just fine. You may wish to contact PeachTree for additional help with this configuration, as installation can be a nightmare.

PeachTree 2010 Notes: PT2010 ships with PSQLv10.12 in a Workgroup Engine, but (as usual) they have left out a number of key components. Also, it seems that the "Automatic Backup" function still suffers from problems if users are in PeachTree when it runs. This is so confusing, especially since the database has allowed for online backup since 1994. If you want better online backups, please check out our Data Protection Service.

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PeachTree 2014 (a.k.a. Sage 50 2014) Notes: Not to be outdone by the idiocy of previous versions, the 2014 release of this product sinks to new lows. This release finally ships with the PSQLv11 Workgroup Engine, but Sage developers have taken some strange steps within their code for which workarounds may no longer be available. Apparently, this release attempts to update the PSQL license key every 28 days, and if you attempt to switch PeachTree to a faster and more secure Server Engine, they assume that the software is pirated and shut it down. One user who tried this kept getting messages about a problem with activation, and even though she tried to reactivate, it continued to fail. (This is likely due to the security of the server name, which requires a username and password to alter the server's configuration and licensing.) Instead of prompting the user for credentials, it just fails. If you need the security or performance of the Server Engine, you'll likely have to contact Sage and open a support ticket to see if they can address this issue. If you are running other PSQL-based applications with Sage 50 2014, you may need to host the other applications on a different server, and pay for additional licenses. Again, feel free to contact Sage with any complaints about these issues.

Database Access to PeachTree Data: Sage Software provides a freely available Software Developers Kit which provides for "proper" access to the PeachTree database. They do NOT recommend nor promote direct access to the database itself, as this can violate Sarb-Ox regulations and get some companies in hot water. Contact PeachTree for more information on their SDK if you need it. If you are NOT an application developer and you just want access to the database, then Goldstar Software can help. Please CLICK HERE for more details.

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How do I contact Sage support? ›

If you aren't able to answer your security questions, please contact us on 0191 479 5955. Alternatively, you can create a new MySage login using a different email address.

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Sage have announced that they will be making some essential security updates to Sage 50cloud Accounts on 30 September 2022 which means anyone running version 26.2 or below will not be able to use their software beyond this date.

Is Peachtree and Sage 50 the same? ›

Sage 50cloud Accounting (formerly Peachtree Software) is a comprehensive accounting solution for small business. It provides core functionality, such as A/R and A/P, customer management and financial reporting.

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Peachtree is now Sage 50 Accounting – Sage 50 Peachtree is robust, yet easy-to-use accounting software for your business. Sage 50 is designed to make your business life simple for everyday tasks.

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We're running live Q&A sessions Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm where our product experts are answering your questions.

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To start a chat:
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What is Sage Line 50 called now? ›

Sage 50 is now called Sage 50cloud Accounts and is the UK's bestselling accounts software for small to medium sized businesses. Sage 50 is a far superior accounting solution to Sage One and is highly configurable, scalable and flexible.

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Version 2022.3 has a few more changes than the last update, including the Payroll tax updates for July 1, 2022.

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Operating system

Windows 11 (except Windows 11S) Windows 10 (except Windows 10S), build 1709 or later. Windows 8.1. Windows Server 2022 (except Windows Server 2022 Essentials)

What is the new name for Peachtree? ›

Peachtree has recently been renamed to Sage 50 US Accounting Software, while still under the same company Sage. 2022 & 2021 Sage 50 US Accounting Software, the latest verision of Peachtree, has already released by Sage.

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Peachtree Complete for a single user is $299.

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Access all the accounting tools you need wherever you are, when you subscribe to Sage Accounting. Available now on iOS and Android.

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Sage 50 Peachtree® Premium Accounting Software 2022 & 2021 provides all of the features found in Peachtree Complete Accounting Software, plus: company consolidation, compensation management and advanced budgeting, serialized inventory, the ability to archive company data, run departmentalized reports and much more.

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  Complicated Setup One disadvantage of using Peachtree Accounting is that it requires the business owner to configure the software for use in her business. To configure the software, the business owner needs to decide what features she wants to use. She needs to run the setup wizard for each feature on her computer.

Is Sage outdated? ›

Accounting software provider Sage has recently advised that after 30 September 2022, Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 50cloud Accounts v26. 2 and below will no longer be accessible. The discontinuation of these older versions of Sage is due to changes Sage are making in line with industry-standard security protocols.

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Sage Group

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To ensure continuous service, your Sage Business Care plan is an automatically renewing plan. The traditional plan is an annual plan with a perpetual license to the software, therefore you own the license.

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The Sage Group plc, commonly known as Sage, is a British multinational enterprise software company based in North Tyneside, England.

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Sage E-learning courses are flexible online courses that you can access online whenever and wherever you like. They're completely flexible, and allow you the freedom to learn in your own time, at your own pace.

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  1. Right-click on the Sage 50 icon on your desktop.
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  3. Select Compatibility tab.
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Go to Help>Sage 50 Activation. Click Activate Online Now.

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Sage 50 (previously known as line 50) is a sophisticated accounts solution that gives you complete financial control of your business. The Sage 50 Accounts software solution is highly flexible and configurable and can be used online via the Cloud or installed on your own server as On-premise.

Can you use Sage 50 without subscription? ›

Subscription and Non-Subscription Service Plan

Sage 50 licenses can either be subscription or perpetual. With a non-subscription service plan (like a payroll-only plan, where you get access to the module), you normally pay one time to get entitled for a period of time.

How much does Sage 50 cost per year? ›

Sage 50cloud Accounting is scalable, with three plans available. The Pro Accounting plan is designed for a single user and is currently priced at $340/year. Sage 50cloud Premium Accounting, which is designed for one to five users, is priced at $554/year for a single user, and supports up to 10 companies.

What operating system does Sage 50 use? ›

Sage 50 Accounts must be installed on a Windows operating system, if you use an Apple Mac, don't worry, you can use Bootcamp to install Windows, and then Sage Accounts.

How do I check for Sage 50 updates? ›

Check for updates

It's easy to install available updates from within your Sage 50cloud Accounts software: On the menu bar click Help, then click Check for updates. Follow the on-screen prompts.

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Sage 300 2021 (and Sage 300cloud 2021) was released on September 14, 2020. Here's a look at what's new in this latest version that includes a range of new features to streamline workflow along with security enhancements to keep your data safe.

Is Peachtree Windows 11 compatible? ›

This tutorial works for XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 11. Yes, this does mean that you can transfer Peachtree Accounting even from XP to Windows 11!

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The #1 Cloud ERP Solution

Sage 50 HK (formerly Peachtree Accounting) is a popular entry level accounting software for Hong Kong small businesses.

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Peachtree accounting software is one of the world's most comprehensive accounting solutions that is used to manage a company's complete finances and accounting, Peachtree by Sage is used by businesses world wide to increase productivity and maximize profitability.

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The three main versions of Sage 50 include Pro, Premium, and Quantum. Sage 50 Pro is a limited functionality version available only for single-user usage. Sage 50 Premium offers more features than Sage 50 Pro and allows up to 5 users.

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(NEBS) in 1993. Peachtree Software (owned by ADP at the time) acquired OneWrite Plus from NEBS in 1996. OneWrite Plus ended up with Sage in 1999 when Sage acquired Peachtree from ADP.

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The easy-to-use Sage HR mobile app helps you manage HR and payroll from anywhere.

What is Sage app? ›

Sage Accounting makes it easy to run your business on the go, reducing time on admin with simple Invoices, Quotes & Expenses. All-in-one app, the invoice maker, quote maker and expenses tracker, are ready at the touch of a button for your business account, whether you are self-employed or part of a small business.

Can you use Sage 50 on a tablet? ›

By integrating Sage 50 with your tablet device's you can manage a wide range of tasks, including replacing inefficient paper-based systems for expenses, events, invoicing, job sheets, petty cash and timesheets.

Can Peachtree export to Excel? ›

The Data Import/Export module saves you time by facilitating the transfer of information to and from Sage Peachtree. Export your reports from Sage 50 Peachtree into an Excel Spreadheet, or format of your choice.

Can QuickBooks convert Peachtree? ›

Make the switch to one of the most established and trusted programs available. Download the Sage 50 / Peachtree Data Conversion Tool to get started with your migration to QuickBooks. If you have support questions about the conversion, please call our customer support team at 866-340-7237.

What is the purpose of using Peachtree application? ›

Nowadays, businesses can't stop consider using cloud-hosted Peachtree accounting software for reasons including: Remote accessibility of financial data anywhere, anytime. Business app integration for importing/exporting Sage 50 data. Make use of Peachtree software along with add-ins.

Why do firms use Peachtree Accounting? ›

Offers an audit trail

One of the major pros of using Peachtree Accounting is the audit trail that it creates for each transaction. For every transaction that is entered in Peachtree, a record is created. If the business owner reverses a transaction, the software will also capture the reversal.

Who owns Peachtree Accounting? ›

After several subsequent changes of ownership ending with ADP, Peachtree was eventually acquired by the Sage Group in 1998 for US$145 million. In the US, many schools utilize this program in their Accounting classes.

Is Sage 50 being discontinued? ›

The future once Sage 50 and QuickBooks desktop accounting software end. Support for Sage 50 will end on 30th September 2022, sparking consternation among some customers. Sage's decision follows an earlier announcement from QuickBooks Desktop which will be discontinued in the UK from 1st February 2023.

What are disadvantages of Sage? ›

Cons of using Sage
  • Very difficult and time-consuming to set up. ...
  • Not easy to use so staff will need training. ...
  • A lot of the features are over-complicated.
  • The homepage can become cluttered, making the system seem imposing, if not customised.
  • Lack of Efficiency when it comes to Journal Entry.
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Will Sage stop working? ›

From 30 September 2022, we're making security improvements which means you need to install v26. 3 or above, to continue to access your software.

How do I correct a transaction error on Sage? ›

Find transactions to change
  1. From Adjustments, select Correct Transactions.
  2. Select Make Correction.
  3. Use the search criteria to find the relevant transactions. For example, ...
  4. Select Search.
  5. Select the transactions you want to correct and click Next.
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What happens if I don't renew Sage? ›

If You cancel or fail to renew Your SAN membership, (i) the Program will operate with reduced functionality and Your access to payroll features, functionality, and forms will terminate immediately, (ii) You may continue to use the Program and access Your data, but You will not be able to enter new data; (iii) You will ...

Is Sage linked to HMRC? ›

Sage offers HMRC-recognised payroll software that streamlines your processes. HMRC tax calculations are handled automatically and there's no need for extensive training either.

How do I reset my Sage password? ›

On the Login Home screen, click on Forgot your password. Enter your email address and click on the Reset Password button. You will then receive an email with a system generated password. As soon as you log in with the new system generated password, you will be prompt to change your password.

What are two reasons for a transaction failure? ›

Find out the different causes and solutions for failed transactions.
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  • Insufficient funds -> Reason: There are insufficient funds in your account. ...
  • Incorrect card information -> Reason: You might have entered the wrong card number, card date, or CVC.

How do I check for errors in Sage 50? ›

What to do if errors, warnings or comments are found when you check your data in Sage 50cloud Accounts v25 and below. You can use the Check Data option to check the integrity of your data: Click File then click Maintenance and click Check Data.

What causes a transaction to fail? ›

Additional reasons for online payment failure

Merchant account blocks the transaction. Credit or debit card is expired or canceled. The billing address is invalid. The bank flagged the cardholder's account.

Do I have to upgrade Sage 50 every year? ›

Do I have to upgrade? You must be on a current release of Sage 50 to access customer support for phone, chat, and other assistance. Once your Sage Business Care plan expires, you will need to renew in order to access payroll and other add-on services.

How many financial years you can maintain in the Sage 50? ›

Sage 50 permits you to operate within two open fiscal years.

Do companies still use Sage? ›

We have data on 23,277 companies that use Sage 50. The companies using Sage 50 are most often found in United States and in the Information Technology and Services industry. Sage 50 is most often used by companies with 10-50 employees and 1M-10M dollars in revenue.

Who bought out sage? ›

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Reset your pattern (Android 4.4 or lower only)

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