17 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
45 Ratings
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Score 5.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Customization

4.0

Accounting Power

40%
4.5

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

45%
Sage Business Cloud Accounting ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

4.0
40%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
7 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
4 Ratings

Security

9.5

Accounting Power

95%
7.1

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

71%
Accounting Power ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
1 Rating
5.2
52%
15 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
5.0

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

50%
Accounting Power ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.3
63%
16 Ratings

Custom reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
4.6
46%
14 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
4.1
41%
18 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.5

Accounting Power

85%
6.5

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

65%
Sage Business Cloud Accounting ranks higher in 13/21 features

Accounts payable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
5.4
54%
17 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
4.7
47%
19 Ratings

Cash management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
4.3
43%
16 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
4.8
48%
17 Ratings

Expense management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
15 Ratings

Multi-division support

6.0
60%
1 Rating
4.6
46%
7 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

8.0
80%
1 Rating
4.1
41%
7 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
4 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
3.5
35%
5 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
3.4
34%
12 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
9 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
2.6
26%
4 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Payroll Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

82%
Sage Business Cloud Accounting ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Inventory Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.9

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

89%
Sage Business Cloud Accounting ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
8 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
4 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
5 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
4 Ratings

Order Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.9

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

89%
Sage Business Cloud Accounting ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
9 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
8 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
9 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
10 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Power is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Accounting Power

90%
1 Rating
3.9

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

39%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating
4.5

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

45%
5 Ratings

Performance

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

91%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Accounting Power

70%
1 Rating
4.1

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

41%
6 Ratings

Online Training

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

82%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
1 Rating

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountantsWorld

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

The program is appropriate for use in all business types - especially if the business has many different branches located in different parts of the country/world. The fact that invoicing can be done from a mobile device by use of the friendly Sage One app also makes it easy to quickly conclude a sales transaction by issuing an invoice at the client office - shortens time, leaving more time for business.
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Pros

AccountantsWorld

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

  • The ability to log in to your accounting data anywhere you have internet. No sending backups to your accountant, no more trying to recover lost data, or having to log in to a server. This cloud hosted solution gives you a lot more freedom and flexibility as I can log in to it from any computer, or mobile device.
  • The ability to send professional invoices or quotes to my customers while still at their location. Also the ability to easily track my receivables and stay on top of them as they are always right at my fingertips.
  • Project tracking is a great feature. With this module you can send tasks associated with a project to your team without giving them access to your financial information. They can report to you where they are at on the project to help you stay on track. You can track the revenue and expenses associated with this project to make sure you are making a profit.
  • Bank integration brings in all the transactions and easily lets you allocate to the appropriate revenue and expense account or match to sales invoices or purchase invoices saving you time in data entry.
  • Sage One integrates with Sage Payment solutions or Paypal. By giving your customers more options to pay helping you stay on top of your receivables.
  • I love how it imports into the Sage 50 Accounting software for those customers who still need the features and functionality of the desktop software.
  • Just released the integration between Sage 50 and Sage One just got easier. The previous versions of Sage One and Sage 50 had the ability to download customer transactions from Sage One including invoicing, other income, bills, expenses, bank transfers and general journal entries to your Sage 50 accounting software.
  • With the latest update for Sage 50 you can now automatically upload and map your Sage 50 customer records, vendors, accounts, inventory items, and tax codes to Sage One for a quick, easy setup and perfect record match every time. This makes things so much easier when setting up new customers in Sage One
  • Now that important client information flows both ways, you can set up a new client in Sage One in minutes by accessing your Sage One connection wizard (under “file tab” in Sage 50 Accountants Edition) For the customers, vendors and accounts and products and services.
  • The other information such as Sales invoices and other income, Bills and other expenses, Bank Transfers, general journal entries flow from Sage One to Sage 50.
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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

  • The bank transaction reconciliations are terrible if you have to split payments to multiple clients. Often times work will just disappear halfway through the split
  • Telephonic user assistance. I have received conflicting info from service reps.
  • I prefer the way Quickbooks platform is set up
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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 Business Cloud Accounting

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Sage Business Cloud Accounting editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Sage One Accounting Free$01
    Sage One Accounting Premium$52

    Footnotes

    1. Per User per Month
    2. Per Month [Unlimited Users]

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Versions and pricing listed are for US products. Versions available and pricing may vary by country.

    Likelihood to Renew

    AccountantsWorld

    I do not see a good alternative in the market
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    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    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

    There's nothing mechanically wrong with Sage, and it serves our intended purpose. Again, we don't really use Sage to its fullest potential, but for what it does for us, there are few complaints other than the darn fixed assets module
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    Performance

    AccountantsWorld

    No answers on this topic

    Sage

    The product continues to improve and very excited about the new release coming soon.
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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

    My Experience with sage business cloud Accounting is great. You won't disappoint with this software. Your accounting-related problem will be solved. Very easy to use all the features. I would highly recommend this software to all the company who is struggling for managing accounting data. Very user-friendly and easy to manage all the accounting problems.
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    Online Training

    AccountantsWorld

    No answers on this topic

    Sage

    I find the online training was very informative and they answered all my questions. I am also certified in Sage One and provided online training in the program which I have set up several people on and they love how it keeps them organized.
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    Implementation Rating

    AccountantsWorld

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

    No answers on this topic

    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

    I have used Wave Accounting, and while it is an excellent cloud accounting software, it doesn't allow us to work collaboratively with our customers. They both allow me to sign in and work with our clients books within the program, but Wave doesn't integrate into Sage 50 which is a must for clients that I know want to continue to grow.
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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

    • Ability to add-on: Positive ROI can be achieved by building you own customized solution by adding on partner apps. Such apps extend the functionality of the product to accommodate certain business requirements.
    • Product is slower than competitors: Negative ROI as product seems to be comparatively slower than competitors when holding other variables constant (ie. browser version, Internet connection speed, etc.) In a busy accounting cycle, this can have a substantial impact. Also, back buttons don't allow for retaining same screen input data.
    • Reports functionality strong: Positive ROI due to ability to view data in many dimensions/formats.
    • Ability to connect financial accounts: Positive ROI as data from financial accounts automatically brought into the accounts where it can approved for posting, thus eliminating manual entry.
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