Upgrade Adept Add-Ons for a new version of Sage 50 or 50cloud

Ideally you should upgrade your Adept Add-Ons to the latest version before you upgrade Sage. All our Add-Ons are backwards compatible so it will continue to work with your old version of Sage.

To Upgrade Adept Add-Ons and install the latest version of your Adept Add-On, ensure that you are an elevated Windows Administrator and click on the “Check for Updates” button on the Adept Tools About Dialog. Some Add-Ons have the About button on the main window but for most it’s Menu>About>Check for Update.

If there is a new version of the Add-On available it will be downloaded and installed. Please note that for our Adept Viewer programs the check for updates feature is activated by selecting “Web Update” on the viewer’s menu.

Alternatively Visit the Adept Tools Downloads Page and enter the serial number of your Adept Add-On. You will be shown the current version of the software. Click the version number on this web page to download the latest installation file for your Add-Ons. For help installing the latest version click here.

Important Notes about Windows 10 & 11 for how to Upgrade Adept Add-Ons.

  • All of our Adept Sage 50 Add-Ons will run on Windows 10 & Windows 11.
  • If you decide to upgrade any of your computers to Windows 10 & 11 you should upgrade your Adept Add-Ons to the latest version first.
  • To use your Adept Add-Ons Check for Updates feature on Windows 10 & 11 you must run the Add-On from the Start>All Apps>Adept Tools menu. Right click the menu entry and select “Run as administrator” or “More>Run as Administrator” from the small sub menu that pops-up. For day to day use of our Add-Ons you can continue to run them from the buttons that they place on the Sage tool bars.
  • From the main Add-On window select Menu>About>Check for Update, a couple of Add-Ons have the About button on the main window.
  • If you discover any issues with using Sage 50 & 50cloud or any of our Adept Add-Ons on Windows 10 & 11 please let us know. Email support@adepttools.co.uk
Upgrade your add-ons with ease

When you connect to a new version of Sage or run the Adept Tool for the first time in a new month, you may be prompted to purchase a Reactivation or Annual Renewal for your Add-Ons licence.

Sage Versions UK Australia New Zealand
Sage 50 2014 v20 and below

Sage 50cloud 2015 v21+ and above

GBP 20% of the Tools RRP
eg: £180 RRP = £36+VAT
eg: £360 RRP = £72+VAT
eg: £720 RRP = £144+VAT
AUD 20% of the Tools RRP
eg: $360 RRP = $72
eg: $720 RRP = $144
eg: $1440 RRP = $288
NZD 20% of the Tools RRP
eg: $396 RRP = $79.20
eg: $792 RRP = $158.40
eg: $1584 RRP = $316.80

Prices are per Adept Add-On and include VAT where applicable.
Licences for Sage 50 v21+ and Sage 50c/50cloud v22+ will need to be reactivated once a year by paying an Annual Renewal Fee.

Check that your contact details are correct. If they are not, click the Edit button and correct them accordingly.

When you edit your details the Edit button changes to Save and the Refresh button changes to Cancel so that you can chose whether to save or abandon any changes that you makes. Fields that you change are highlighted pink. Why do we need this information ?

  • Email, Forename and Surname are used to send you an email with your new licence and a VAT invoice for your records.
  • Telephone is in case we need to contact you because the email with your new licence and invoice has bounced.
  • Trial licences and Full licences are locked to your Sage serial number as an anti-piracy measure.
  • Company name and address are used on your VAT invoice.
  • VAT Reg is only required if you are in an EC country other than the UK. It will be verified against the VIES database and if valid we will be able to zero rate the sale.
  • You can’t change Tax Code yourself. For intra EC sales it will change to 22 when your VAT Reg has been verified.
  • Reseller is the name of the Adept Reseller who sold you this software.

The following screen shot shows a v21+ Annual Renewal.

Upgrade Required Screenshot

You don’t need to have a PayPal account

To buy the Licence upgrade click on the Buy a One Year Licence Upgrade.

Your Internet browser will be started and you will be taken to a shopping cart page where you can pay for the upgrade using any standard Debit, Credit Card or a PayPal account.

You don’t need a PayPal account! The first screen you will see asks you to “Log in to PayPal” by entering an email address, but it’s actually just asking for your email address so it can send you a receipt for the payment. To proceed, enter your email address and select “Next”.

Upgrade Payment Screenshot

This is where you can “Pay now as Guest” by following these instructions based on the screen shot below.

You are now on the Payment page where you can still login to PayPal if required by selecting “Log In” next to “Already got a PayPal account?” or you can check out as a Guest using your Debit or Credit Card.

To proceed without creating a PayPal account, click to slide off the option “Save information & create your PayPal account”. Next you will need to enter your Debit or Credit Card information and your Billing address, then you can click “Pay Now as Guest” without creating a PayPal account.

Upgrade Payment Screenshot

After you have successfully paid for the upgrade return to the Add-Ons Licence Dialog and click Refresh.

Your details will be re-read from the Adept licence server and if the new licence is found it will be loaded automatically.

Automatic Upgrade Confirmed Screenshot

If for any reason this doesn’t work you will also receive an email with a new licence key that you can enter manually.

If PayPal is not working for you or not accepting your Card details please see below.

On rare occasions PayPal may not accept your Card details and fail to complete the payment, if this happens please email accounts@adepttools.co.uk and we will send you a payment link using our secondary provider Stripe.

When your Stripe payment has completed, we will issue your new Licence and VAT Invoice manually.

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