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Hi All

I am wanting to upgrade my computer, does anyone know if Sage works on Apple products?

Thanks

Chris

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Yes, there are two ways to do this.

1) All apple computers can dual boot (meaning they can be started as either in Windows or MacOS when you start the machine - Apple call this boot camp). So if you start in Windows then the computer works just like any other windows computer.

2) You can buy a piece of software called Parallels, and using this software you can run Windows from MacOS so there is no need to dual boot.

Either way works great for Sage Desk top (and for that matter QB Desktop).

If however, you are using Sage One or QB Online then you do not need windows since both of these are clould based and work fine from any MacOS browser.

On the basis, that both Sage and QB are moving more and more to cloud, any computer/tablet will run any could based accounting package.

Hope this helps.

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accountsforme said:

Yes, there are two ways to do this.

1) All apple computers can dual boot (meaning they can be started as either in Windows or MacOS when you start the machine - Apple call this boot camp). So if you start in Windows then the computer works just like any other windows computer.

2) You can buy a piece of software called Parallels, and using this software you can run Windows from MacOS so there is no need to dual boot.

Either way works great for Sage Desk top (and for that matter QB Desktop).

If however, you are using Sage One or QB Online then you do not need windows since both of these are clould based and work fine from any MacOS browser.

On the basis, that both Sage and QB are moving more and more to cloud, any computer/tablet will run any could based accounting package.

Hope this helps.


 Hi Vip

Thank you very much for your help and advice, I am glad Sage will work on an Apple Desktop, I have an iphone and an ipad and I am hoping to link everything together, do you use an Apple computer for your business?

I use Sage 50 Accounts & Sage 50 Payroll, microsoft excel, word and outlook on a daily basis, do you recommend I buy Apple or have you any other recommendations?

Thanks

Chris

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Hi Chris

 

No problem. I personally don't use Sage Desktop, on my Mac, but have used it when I was doing my studying (stupid course/exam requirement), and had no problems. I went the Parallels route, and had to buy a copy of Windows.

Regardless if you need Windows, you will need to buy it.

As for Excel/Word/Outlook etc, there are Mac versions available from Microsoft, which are 100% compatible with any files you might get from windows users. I personally only use excel from MS, which I get as part of my office 365 subscription for my email.

My honest suggestion would be to go cloud based Sage or QB, and even better Xero. And use a cloud based payroll software. That way you do not need windows at all.

Hope this helps.

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accountsforme said:

Hi Chris

 

No problem. I personally don't use Sage Desktop, on my Mac, but have used it when I was doing my studying (stupid course/exam requirement), and had no problems. I went the Parallels route, and had to buy a copy of Windows.

Regardless if you need Windows, you will need to buy it.

As for Excel/Word/Outlook etc, there are Mac versions available from Microsoft, which are 100% compatible with any files you might get from windows users. I personally only use excel from MS, which I get as part of my office 365 subscription for my email.

My honest suggestion would be to go cloud based Sage or QB, and even better Xero. And use a cloud based payroll software. That way you do not need windows at all.

Hope this helps.


 Hi Vip

Thank you very much for your help, it is much appreciated.

Kind Regards

Chris

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