How Sage Drive for Sage 50 Accounts works
With Sage Drive you and your colleagues can access your live Sage Accounts data from remote locations using the Internet. You get the great features and reliability of your desktop software, plus the flexibility of sharing your data through the cloud.
Sage Drive is not a data backup service and should not be used as a replacement for your local computer network, you should still take regular backups of your data.
For Sage Drive to work smoothly a stable internet connection is required. Please make sure your internet connection at all sites meet the following recommended requirements:
- Recommended download speed: 4Mbps or higher
- Recommended upload speed: 2Mbps or higher
You can check the speed of your internet connection at various sites online, such as www.speedtest.net
1. Upload your data
The first step is to upload an encrypted copy of your Sage Accounts data to the Sage Drive cloud service.
This doesn’t move your existing Sage Accounts data. It’s still held on your computer or network, but any future changes you make to your data are also uploaded to the secure copy in the cloud.
2. Invite others to access your data
This is optional. If you have colleagues or an accountant that you want to allow to access your live data, you can invite them through the Sage Drive Management Centre.
3. Connect to your data from another location
You and any invited colleagues can now connect to your data via the Internet on any computer that has the same version of Sage Accounts installed. This gives you access to work on your data as though you were at your original data location.
4. Syncing data
As you and your colleagues work on your data, all changes are uploaded to the copy of your data in the cloud and then regularly downloaded to all other connected locations. This means you and your colleagues are always working on the latest version of your data.