Sage 50 Canada to Quickbooks

We offer an industry-standard migration service to convert your Sage 50 Canada data file to Quickbooks Enterprise, Pro, Premier, Accountant, Mac, or Quickbooks Online. This is a full service Sage 50 Canada data conversion with all lists and transactional history.

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Sage 50 Canada Conversion Testimonials

Seamless Migration

  • All lists converted
  • All historical transactions converted
  • All financial reports match source data 100%


  • Fully encrypted transfers
  • 20+ years of experience
  • 2,000+ migration projects completed


  • Full service conversion
  • Quick Turnaround time
  • Software-driven and highly automated

Sage 50 Canada Conversion Specifications

We convert your Sage 50 Canada data file to Quickbooks with engineering precision. Below are the specifications of the conversion:

Quickbooks Setup

Organisation details & financial settings

Chart of Accounts

Exactly as in Sage 50 Canada with opening balances

Items & Inventory

Exactly as in Sage 50 Canada with quantities

All Lists

All Sage 50 Canada lists including Customers, Vendors, Employee, Other Names


Full transaction history conversion from Sage 50 Canada to Quickbooks

Payroll Conversion

Payroll data is converted as Journal Entries

Conversion Audit

Trial Balance and Aging Reports reconciled to the source data file

Conversion Checklist

Post conversion checklist document

What is Converted?

The following is a summary of lists and transaction types converted from Sage 50 Canada to Quickbooks:


  • Chart of Accounts
  • Customer list
  • Vendor List
  • Jobs List
  • Employee List
  • Service Items
  • Inventory Items
  • Non-Inventory Items
  • Assembly Builds Items


  • Invoices
  • Customer Payments
  • Credit Memo
  • Sales Receipts
  • Bills
  • Vendor Credits
  • Vendor Payments
  • Checks
  • Journal Entries
  • Item Receipts
  • Inventory Adjustments
  • Liability Adjustments
  • Paychecks (as Journal Entries)
  • Payroll Liability Checks
  • Sales Tax Payments
  • Transfers
  • *All transactions are converted as journal entries

Data Migration FAQ

What is the turnaround time?

The average turnaround time is 2-3 business days. The turnaround time depends on the size of your data file and the complexity of the conversion. Weekend conversion service is available.

Which versions of Quickbooks can Sage 50 Canada be converted to?

Sage 50 Canada can be converted to Quickbooks Enterprise, Pro, Premier, Mac, or Quickbooks Online.

How many fiscal years of data are converted?

US Data files: All fiscal years of data are converted.
Canadian Data files: The last 2 fiscal years of data are converted by default (As defined in Sage 50 Setup > Settings). If you need additional years converted, you will need to let us know how many fiscal years of data you want to convert. Also, Projects are not converted by default because Quickbooks does not support projects. Projects can be converted to classes but you need to request this customization.

What can I expect after ordering this service?

After ordering the service, we will send you instructions to securely upload a backup of your data file. After we convert the file, we will send you a secure link to download a backup of the converted Quickbooks file in the requested format.

How secure is my data?

At E-Tech, privacy and security are of our utmost concern. Accordingly, all data files are transmitted to and form us is via secure servers (SSL encrypted) to ensure safety and security during transmission. Once we perform our services, we securely store our clients information on our servers for a period of 14 days at which time all client data is deleted (please inform us if you would like the information deleted immediately).

You have our pledge that any and all information provided to us is merely in the performance of our services and we would never use such information for our own gain.

What is not converted from Sage 50 Canada?

We only currently convert core accounting data from Sage 50 Canada and not the following types of data.

  • Due to the differences between the two software, Invoices and Bills are converted as native Quickbooks transactions. All other transactions are converted as Journal Entries.
  • Departments are not converted because Quickbooks Desktop does not support departments.
  • Bank Reconciliations (You will need to do one bank reconciliation after the conversion)
  • Paychecks are converted as Journal Entries (Payroll data conversion is not supported by Quickbooks)
  • Employee YTD information (You will need to enter employee YTD information into Quickbooks after the conversion since payroll data conversion is not supported by Quickbooks)
  • Individual employee wage or deduction information
  • Sage 50 Canada Custom templates
  • Budgets
  • Non-posting transactions are not converted
  • GST returns for earlier periods may need to be marked as "filed" in QuickBooks, to make sure that old transactions do not appear in the next GST report. You should check the first GST return you produce in QuickBooks carefully, to ensure that the numbers are as you would expect.
  • Recurring transactions are not converted. You will need to memorize recurring transactions after the conversion.
  • A/R and A/P credits need to be manually applied for historical transactions: Since the transactions downloaded into QuickBooks did not link the bills/invoices with their respective payments, you may notice names that have zero balances in your A/R and A/P aging reports. You can easily link A/P credits/payments to your open invoices by turning on the 'Automatically use credits' preferences in Edit->Preferences->Bills and click on "Automatically use credits" on the Company preferences tab.

How to get started?

Sage 50 Canada to Quickbooks

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