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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Power

Retail, professional services, non-manufacturing, or non-inventory-based clients are a great fit.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage is great for portability and exchange with external accountants as it is widely used and people will be able to read your data in. It's a very good and complete solution for a little business where one person can handle all of the accounting. I doubt that it scales well to large companies with several in-house accountants working at the same time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Accounting Power
9.5
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.9
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Power
10.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.7
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Power
8.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.4
Dashboards
Accounting Power
7.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.0
Custom reports
Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.1
Standard reports
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Power
8.5
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.1
Accounts payable
Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.8
Accounts receivable
Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.5
Cash management
Accounting Power
8.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.8
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Power
10.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.7
Expense management
Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.2
Multi-division support
Accounting Power
6.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.3
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Power
8.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.1
Standardized Processes
Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.9
Time tracking
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.9
Fixed asset management
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.9
Multi-currency support
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.4
Regulations compliance
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.7
Self-service portal
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.2
Global Financial Support
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
4.3
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Localizations
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.1
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.4

Payroll Management

Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.1
Pay calculation
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Direct deposit files
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.0
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.9
Reimbursement management
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.6

Customization

Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.2
API for custom integration
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.5
Plug-ins
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.0

Inventory Management

Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.4
Inventory tracking
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Automatic reordering
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.7
Location management
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.9
Manufacturing module
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.1

Order Management

Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.7
Pricing
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.9
Order entry
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.8
Credit card processing
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.0
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.1
Order Orchestration
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.7
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.7
Order exception Resolution
Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.7

Pros

Accounting Power

  • Simple layout
  • Logical menu and format
  • Flexibility in designing reports
  • Department/location accounting
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

  • It has the capability of "Single Click" processes that allows you to turn Quotes into orders, instant invoicing and track A/R in the Order Screen
  • I can email Sales Orders directly to my Customer and also remind them of past due from a single screen. I can track Project, Closeouts, Over Seas order by setting up Jobs and clicking the job name in Order Entry.
  • You can use recurring entries and copy and paste on the P&L, using masking for department reporting and budgeting
  • You can use the BI feature and export into Excel in Pivot format and utilize Timeline and Slicer to see the company overall performance by months, day or years
Karen Rollins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Accounting Power

  • CPA firm's client interface for delivery of bills to pay
  • Better ACH payment options for bill payment
  • Additional layer of department/location allocation
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

  • Sage 50 could use some improvement in the Invoicing Module to allow for more flexibility in the design of the Invoice fields. The report customization tools could use some upgrading for easier use.
  • Fixed assets management module needs to be included with unlimited number of fixed assets.
Reno M. Borgognoni, CPA, CIA, CGMA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Power

No score
No answers yet
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Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting 9.6
Based on 12 answers
I use this rating simply because I have a thriving Sage 50 consulting practice and will continue to keep my expertise in the product. I have consulted on both Sage 50 and QuickBooks for over 25 years so I have to maintain expertise in the solution as well as accounting and verticals.
Christine Steele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accounting Power

Accounting Power 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It provides everything one needs for accounting services and then some at a price point that makes it very affordable.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Its pretty stable and doesn't have changes very frequently. Upgrades are good, but not the ones that need a user manual when done every time
Priya Sadasivam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Accounting Power

Accounting Power 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Needs some work. Support staff seem to be computer people, not accountants or users of the system. Their answers sometimes seem short and computer-based. Not answered in a way that says, "I have thought through this and here is what I see to do."
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting 7.0
Based on 5 answers
Although I have only needed to call tech support on three occasions through out the entire time of usage, each time my problem was quickly resolved by people who were obviously well trained and easy to understand. Sage 50 Premium Accounting is a reliable and "bug-free" product that is regularly improved upon.
Emily Dykema | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accounting Power

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Sage 50 is a strong accounting software package. It will work efficiently if it is installed correctly. If one puts garbage in, one will get garbage out. Also it is important to train the staff to use Sage 50 properly. It is also important to set up security for each user.
Art Stumpp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Accounting Power

I find Accounting Power to have more flexibility, power, and reporting capability than QuickBooks Online with a simpler interface.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

As we did the conversion almost 10 years ago it is hard to answer this question. At the time it was the ease of being able to produce both cash and accrual financial statements and reporting that led us to pick Sage
Michelle M. Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Accounting Power

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I define scalable from two perspectives; 1) the scalability to handle more bookkeepers/accountants using the product, and 2) the scalability to handle increasing customer/vendor/employee and transactional data. Sage 50 does a good job on both fronts. From the single users operating a micro-business accounting for customer invoices and bill payments only, to the multi-staff, multi-location, multi-departmental complex transactional operation. Although Sage 50 is quite expensive for that smallest user, it is quite inexpensive for the larger business entity. So, for the new enterprise expecting rapid growth, Sage 50 is the application of choice.
Reno M. Borgognoni, CPA, CIA, CGMA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Power

  • Allowed for standardized processes
  • Improved efficiency in disbursement processing
  • Bank feed is easily broken
  • ACH payment options are not well established
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

  • Sage definitely needs to do a better job with customer service. I have had to use them only a handful of times and it was not a great experience but not the worse I've seen. They didn't make us a priority and I felt that they didn't have a sense of urgency. They did address my lack of satisfaction and I can see that they are at least aware of the issues and they are trying to correct them.
  • Sage is exactly what we need in my current organization and I wouldn't change it for another system. I have used quite a few in my lifetime and I would say that it fits our needs.
Nellie Jones (MBA) | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Accounting Power

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Accounting Power Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sage 50cloud Accounting

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Sage 50cloud Accounting Editions & Modules

Edition
Sage 50 Pro Accounting$2991
Sage 50 Premium Accounting$4492
Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 3 UserStarting at $1,4993
  1. Per year
  2. Per Year
  3. Per year
Additional Pricing Details
Annual traditional plan with license, monthly, and annual subscription plans available.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.6

Usability

Accounting Power
10.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0

Support Rating

Accounting Power
7.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0

Implementation Rating

Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0

Scalability

Accounting Power
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.1

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