Actinic Link to Sage 50 Accounts - Overview


Sage has 30 years of experience working with businesses of all types and sizes. 800,000 UK businesses have already chosen Sage.

Sage 50 Accounts ® is the market-leading s software. It’s designed to make managing customers, suppliers and day-to-day finances as easy as possible. It offers a range of benefits from invoicing customers and paying suppliers to managing VAT returns and year-end .

 Actinic Link for Sage 50 Accounts ®

With Sage 50 Accounts ® and Actinic DataPlug software installed and configured on your computer, importing and exporting data from your online store to your ing software and vice versa is a quick and easy operation.

When products, images and product categories are defined in Sage 50 Accounts ®, you import data from Sage 50 Accounts ® into Actinic DataPlug and from there easily upload that information to your Actinic store. ;

Inversely, orders, new customers, etc. created in your online store are downloaded to Actinic DataPlug and from there can be exported to Sage 50 Accounts .

Technical prerequisites

The list of technical prerequisites necessary to the installation and use of the Link can be found on this page: Prerequisites for the Actinic Links

We highly recommend to check each of those prerequisites before starting any installation.


To install Actinic DataPlug, You need to have the Microsoft .net Framework 2.0 SP2 installed on your system.

You can download the Actinic DataPlug application directly from your Actinic admin console via the [Help / DataPlug] menu. After downloading the install file, execute it and follow the steps in the wizard. More details about the Actinic DataPlug application.

Then to activate the DataPlug Link, Sage 50 Accounts ® 2012 software must be installed with SDO (Sage Data Objects) for Sage s Instant activated.

 Creating Products, Images and Customers in Sage 50 Accounts ®

Importing Products, Images and Product Categories from Sage to DataPlug

The link allows you to import products that meet certain criteria.

Product categories and sub-categories can be created.

Numerous Actinic product fields are automatically mapped by the Link for Sage 50 Accounts ® such as: code, name, quantity in stock, low stock level, VAT rate, description, detailed description, price 1, weight, zoom image, main Image, thumbnail image, categories, etc.

The image associated to the product in Sage 50 Accounts ® can be retrieved and used as the main image in the Actinic product page and transformed for use as a thumbnail and zoom image if desired

Importing Customers

The DataPlug Link for Sage 50 Accounts ® allows you to import customers and contacts, provided that the files contain an email address.

Numerous Actinic fields are automatically mapped by the Link for Sage 50 Accounts ® such as: last name, email, company, VAT reg No, phone, secondary phone, fax, subscribed to newsletter, address, postal code, city/town, state/county, country, company, shipping address, etc.

 Uploading Data (Images, Products and Users) to Actinic

Data from Sage 50 Accounts ® can be uploaded from the DataPlug to Actinic separately (Products, Images, Users) or all at once with the “Upload All” option.

 Downloading Orders from the Actinic site to the DataPlug

This involves downloading, or importing, customer orders from the Actinic site and saving them in the DataPlug database.

Click on the [Download\Orders] menu in the DataPlug. You will be guided through the configuration of the customer orders to download. By default, the current day is proposed in the date range. However, you can select another date range.

Note: Only orders with a confirmed payment status are downloaded. However, you can select another payment status (Contacting Payment Processor, Payment in Process, or Payment Refused), as well as the date range related to the change of payment status.

 Export Customer Orders to Sage 50 Accounts ®

Exporting orders from Actinic to Sage 50 Accounts ® entails creating new sales orders in the company’s Sage 50 Accounts ®.

In the DataPlug, click on the [Export\Orders\Sage 50 Accounts ®] menu.

You will be guided through the necessary configurations to export your orders.

By default, the DataPlug proposes to export all orders that have not yet been exported to Sage 50 Accounts ®. However, you can select either a date range (with the option to export orders that have already been exported) or the prefix for customer s to create in Sage 50 Accounts ®.

 Creating Customers in Sage 50 Accounts ®

Exporting customer orders to Sage also allows you to create new customer s in the Sage database.

Exporting a customer’s order will automatically create the customer in Sage 50 Accounts ®

 Download Documentation

Download the User Guide for Actinic Link for Sage 50 Accounts ®

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