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Sage Accounts and Sage Instant Accounts - Clarification of the single-user licence

When you purchase one of the following, you can only install the software once, on a single computer, unless you're entitled to use Sage Drive:

  • Sage 50 Accounts Essentials single-user
  • Sage 50 Accounts single-user
  • Sage 50 Accounts Plus single-user
  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional single-user

If you install the software on more than one computer, and you're not entitled to use Sage Drive, this is a breach of the terms and conditions of the software licence agreement and of our copyright.

This article explains the options available to you if you need to install the software on more than one computer. To discuss these options further, please contact our Sales team on 0800 33 66 33.

Where an additional installation licence is required, you must purchase one for each computer on which you need to install the software.

Required use Sage 50 Accounts Essentials Sage 50 Accounts Sage 50 Accounts Plus Sage 50 Accounts Pro
Use Sage Accounts including an entitlement to Sage Drive.
Each Sage Drive user is permitted to install the Software on one other device to facilitate the sharing of the Sage Accounts data through Sage Drive.
Install the software on another computer, in the same or a different location, using back up and restore to move the data between the two computers.
Purchase an additional installation licence.
Purchase an additional user licence.
Run on a network, with the software installed on more than one computer.
Upgrade to a two user licence.
Upgrade to a two or more user licence.
Purchase an additional user licence.
Install the software on a laptop or additional computer as a backup.
Purchase an additional installation licence.
Purchase an additional user licence.
Process different sets of company data at more than one location.
Not permitted.
Purchase an additional company licence.

If you'd like to discuss the contents of this article, or your use of our software in further detail, please contact our Software Licensing team using the following contact details:

Contact method Contact details
Telephone number: 0191 479 5904
Email: [email protected]
Post: Sage (UK) Limited
Software Licensing
North Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 9AA