Unsupported 3rd party database component Sage 50 US

Notification Message from Sage 50


Unable to install or activate Sage 50 US Editions version 2019 and older.


Due to a third-party database component that is no longer supported, Sage 50 US users will be unable to install and activate Sage 50 US versions 2013 through 2019.

Sage 50 Message

Due to an unsupported 3rd party database component, you will be unable to reinstall or reactivate this version.  Upgrade to the latest version to avoid disruption to your practice and your clients.

Other messages you may receive:

  • Your activation key for Sage 50 has expired
  • Subscription has expired or could not be authenticated
  • Cannot view your company data
  • There was a problem activating…

What is this message about?

The 3rd party database component they are referring to is the database workstation engine that supplies data to your Sage 50 US versions.  Sage 50 uses the Pervasive/Actian database engine to store your accounting data.

What they are really saying is that they are discontinuing  activation of the database within Sage 50.  This is done when you install Sage 50 on your computer.

Many clients do not wish to upgrade to the current version of Sage 50 so we are working on multiple solutions to resolve this issue.

If you would like to be notified once a solution is available,  complete the form below.


Select the Peachtree/Sage Base Version you are using.  This includes all flavors: Quantum, Premium, Pro, etc.

Sage 50 Employee Emergency Contact Information

Have you updated your employee’s emergency contact information lately?

Our editable email report may be sent to every employees inbox in a matter of minutes.  Employees can fill out the editable PDF file from either their smartphone or computer.  Once the form is completed they can just reply it back you.

The emergency contact form pull employees information directly from Sage 50.  It also includes extra fields that Sage 50 does not have.  There is an area for an additional contact and special medical information.

You may send the form to one or 1000’s of employees, or just pick a few.  This is a multiple function report. 

The Employee Emergency Contact Form may be printed , exported, or emailed.

Purchase the Sage 50 Employee Emergency Contact Form Now!

Sage 50 Employee Emergency Contact Form

The example below shows the editable pdf fields

Sage 50 Employee Emergency Contact Form

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Sage 50 Audit Trail Report

Sage 50 Audit Trail Report

Are you using your Sage 50 Audit Trail report?

Do you review your accounting activities?  If you are not familiar with an Audit Report, its purpose is to provide a timeline of events.  This includes the user’s login/out, processes executed, transactions added, edited, or deleted, etc.  It is crucial for any organization because it provides a complete list of events and entries.

What is an Audit Trail Report good for?

  • Finding Transactions
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Compliance
  • Employee Productivity
  • Fraud Detection

Here are some ways the Audit Trail Report can help you.

There are many benefits to using Audit Reports. So, make sure you start generating reports and review them today.

Below is DataSoft’s Sage 50 and Peachtree Audit Report offerings.  We have reports for Sage 50 Audit Trail by Email and Sage 50 Audit Trail with sorting and transaction drill down.

Finding Transactions

The question always gets asked, did we enter those transactions?  With the Sage 50 Audit Report, you can quickly find out.  DSStudio’s Sage 50 Audit Report with Transaction Viewer can view the details with just one click.

The traditional Audit Report will only show you audit entries, this is ok but it is not a rock star.  With our Sage 50 Audit Trail Report with Transactions, you can drill down into transaction details right in the report.   Our Audit Trail Report also has interactive sorting so grouping by user or activity is quick.  This makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for.   It is a huge time saver and eliminates errors while searching.

Disaster Recovery

It is best to be well-prepared right?  You never know when your hard drive will give out.  One of the best defenses for disaster recovery is a log of all transactions that have been entered.  With an Audit Report, you know exactly what transactions were in your Sage 50.   You may not have all the details of those transactions, but you have a complete list of them.  This is huge if you must reenter a day or two of missing transactions.

DSStudio’s Sage 50 Audit Report by Email, allows you to set a schedule and the Audit Report will be emailed to you at any time frame.  We recommend setting this report up to run every evening.  You can also configure it to run multiple times per day, once in the afternoon, then again at night.  You decide what works for your organization.


Each industry or organization will vary with their audit plans, but regulations may dictate a specific time frame in which Audit Trails must be reviewed.  Depending upon your business industry, you may have to follow certain regulations.  Some may include the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or HIPAA, just to name a few.

Employee Productivity

Telecommute employees have benefits for both the employee and employer, but how can you measure productivity?  How about monitoring their distractions by social media or other internet-based distractions?

A daily emailed Audit Report will show you the activity for each employee.  You will know what they did within Peachtree or Sage 50.  Employees who know that their time and activities are being tracked are motivated to prove that they can be efficient works.

As a manager or owner, it is important to know what is happening with your accounting system, and our Audit Report will give you just that.

Fraud Detection

The Sage 50 Audit Trail report is extremely useful in uncovering fraud within your organization. This report provides you information when transactions were added, edited, and deleted.  It also gives you a timeline of events including dollar amounts.  We have seen multiple times users enter a transaction, receive the payment, and then change the invoice amount to a lesser amount, then either take the cash or credit another credit card.

The Sage 50 Audit Trail report provides evidence to support the actions an organization takes when it discovers fraud.

Sadly, these types of actions do happen, so you need to have the information to provide facts and proof.   More than one-third of all security breaches and leaked information can be traced to organization insiders.  Employees who know that the management monitors and tracks their work commit less fraudulent activity.

There are many benefits to using Audit Reports. So, make sure you start generating reports and review them today.

Below is DataSoft’s Sage 50 and Peachtree Audit Report offerings.  We have reports for Sage 50 Audit Trail by Email and Sage 50 Audit Trail with sorting and transaction drill down.

Sage 50 US Email Payroll Stubs

Sage 50 US Email Payroll Stubs

Sage 50 US Bulk Email Payroll Stubs

You can use DSStudio to email Sage 50 pay stubs to all your employees.   Your pay stub will be emailed as an attached PDF file with optional password protection.  You may specify each employee’s PDF password by using a custom field within the Maintain Employee Screen or create your own generator.

You also have the ability to attach additional attachments, this could be employee notices or company news.

Sage 50 Payroll Stub Emailed

When you are ready to send your payroll stubs fire up DSStudio, enter your payroll date range, and blast them out.


DSStudio Page by Page Screen
You can purchase Sage 50 pay stub from the DataSoft Store.  More Information

Sage 50 and Peachtree Accounting Data Services

Data Recovery

Sage 50 US and Peachtree Accounting Data File Repair Service.

 Fiscal Period Change

Change the fiscal period time for a Sage 50 or Peachtree Accounting Company.

Data Transition

Many data-related services, which include: Sage 50 Product Downgrade, Quote Removal Service, Failed Fiscal Year Close Fix, and bulk change inventory item costing.

Purge Service

Data Purging Service for Sage 50 and Peachtree Accounting.  Reducing file size and increasing program execution speed.

Sage 50 Shell Company

Rebuild your Sage 50 / Peachtree Company in half the time.

Sage 50 Quote Stripping

Unable to import transactions into a new company.  The quote " maybe getting in your way.

Get In Touch

In a world full of options, we wanted to take a moment and say thanks for choosing us.

Our Knowledgebase is available for your technical support questions. 

All Sage 50 and Peachtree Accounting support is provided for a fee.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

954 - 523 - 8570

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