17 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
131 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Accounting Power ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
  • Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 1 feature set: Customization

Customization

4.0

Accounting Power

40%
7.2

Sage 50cloud Accounting

72%
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

4.0
40%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
7 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
8 Ratings

Security

9.5

Accounting Power

95%
9.0

Sage 50cloud Accounting

90%
Accounting Power ranks higher in 1/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
16 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
16 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
5.6

Sage 50cloud Accounting

56%
Accounting Power ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.2
62%
18 Ratings

Custom reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
3.4
34%
18 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
19 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.5

Accounting Power

85%
7.3

Sage 50cloud Accounting

73%
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 16/21 features

Accounts payable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
21 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
20 Ratings

Cash management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
20 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.8
98%
20 Ratings

Expense management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
20 Ratings

Multi-division support

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
9 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
11 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
12 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
8 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
8 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
3.4
34%
6 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
3.4
34%
3 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
4.6
46%
3 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
4 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Payroll Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.5

Sage 50cloud Accounting

65%
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
12 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
4.9
49%
9 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
11 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
11 Ratings

Inventory Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.2

Sage 50cloud Accounting

62%
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
14 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
8 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
5 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
5.2
52%
6 Ratings

Order Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.3

Sage 50cloud Accounting

53%
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
12 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
14 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
9 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
3.4
34%
13 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
3.8
38%
3 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
3.8
38%
3 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
3.8
38%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Power is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability
  • Sage 50cloud Accounting is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating
  • Accounting Power and Sage 50cloud Accounting are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Accounting Power

90%
1 Rating
8.9

Sage 50cloud Accounting

89%
32 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating
9.6

Sage 50cloud Accounting

96%
12 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating
9.0

Sage 50cloud Accounting

90%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Accounting Power

70%
1 Rating
7.0

Sage 50cloud Accounting

70%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
1 Rating
9.0

Sage 50cloud Accounting

90%
8 Ratings

Product Scalability

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Sage 50cloud Accounting

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountantsWorld

Retail, professional services, non-manufacturing, or non-inventory-based clients are a great fit.
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Sage

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.
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Pros

AccountantsWorld

  • Simple layout
  • Logical menu and format
  • Flexibility in designing reports
  • Department/location accounting
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Sage

  • 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&amp;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
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Cons

AccountantsWorld

  • CPA firm's client interface for delivery of bills to pay
  • Better ACH payment options for bill payment
  • Additional layer of department/location allocation
  • Invoicing option in mobile app
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Sage

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Accounting Power

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Accounting Power editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Sage 50cloud Accounting

    Starting Price

    $299 per year

    Editions & Modules

    Sage 50cloud Accounting editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Sage 50 Pro Accounting$2991
    Sage 50 Premium Accounting$4492
    Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 3 UserStarting at $1,4993

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Annual traditional plan with license, monthly, and annual subscription plans available.

    Likelihood to Renew

    AccountantsWorld

    I do not see a good alternative in the market
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    Sage

    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.
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    Usability

    AccountantsWorld

    It provides everything one needs for accounting services and then some at a price point that makes it very affordable.
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    Sage

    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
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    Support Rating

    AccountantsWorld

    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."
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    Sage

    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.
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    Implementation Rating

    AccountantsWorld

    Seek out others who have done it and learn from them.
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    Sage

    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.
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    Alternatives Considered

    AccountantsWorld

    I find Accounting Power to have more flexibility, power, and reporting capability than QuickBooks Online with a simpler interface.
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    Sage

    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
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    Scalability

    AccountantsWorld

    No answers on this topic

    Sage

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    AccountantsWorld

    • Allowed for standardized processes
    • Improved efficiency in disbursement processing
    • Bank feed is easily broken
    • ACH payment options are not well established
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    Sage

    • 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.
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