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Score 6.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Clearbooks

Larger companies, multi-currency. Clearbooks is in a competitive environment with Xero, SageOne, FreeAgent, Intuit etc., etc.
Peter Cowley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

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.
Francis Pratt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Clearbooks
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Accounts payable
Clearbooks
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.4
Accounts receivable
Clearbooks
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.4
Cash management
Clearbooks
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.3
Bank reconciliation
Clearbooks
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.2
Expense management
Clearbooks
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.3
Fixed asset management
Clearbooks
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
3.7
Time tracking
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.2
Multi-currency support
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.3
Multi-division support
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.6
Regulations compliance
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Electronic tax filing
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.4
Self-service portal
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Global Financial Support
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.5
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Intercompany Accounting
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.9
Localizations
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.8
Enterprise Accounting
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Configurable Accounting
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.3
Centralized Rules Framework
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.9
Standardized Processes
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.6

Payroll Management

Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.3
Pay calculation
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.5
Benefit plan administration
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Direct deposit files
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Reimbursement management
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0

Customization

Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.5
API for custom integration
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Plug-ins
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.0

Security

Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.8
Single sign-on capability
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.3
Role-based user permissions
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.8
Dashboards
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.1
Standard reports
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.3
Custom reports
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.0

Inventory Management

Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.7
Inventory tracking
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Automatic reordering
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.2
Location management
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.2
Manufacturing module
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0

Order Management

Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.9
Pricing
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.8
Order entry
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Credit card processing
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Cost of goods sold
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Order Orchestration
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
End-to-end order visibility
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Order exception Resolution
Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2

Pros

Clearbooks

  • SaaS, so accessible by anyone, anywhere in the world via a browser
  • Clear and straight forward navigation
  • Good choice of management reports
Peter Cowley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

  • 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.
Debrah Burleigh CPB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Clearbooks

  • Like any SaaS product, Clearbooks is continuously evolving and being improved
  • Some of the reports still need some work
Peter Cowley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

  • Everything is long winded, no fast key options
  • Basic options not available, you can not change payment terms for debtors or creditors only option is 30 days and statements do not break it down into pay periods
  • editing anything whether reconciled or not is painful
  • When data was carried over from Sage 50 accounts it was the basic info, all 490 customers accounts needed individually opening and statement preferences confirming, payment terms agreeing etc etc - no quick way to do all at once
  • Some nom codes have changed and some you are no longer able to use in Bank accounts purchases / sales etc. Some no-longer exist. this makes management accounts using the profit and lose data a nightmare
  • no favourites options for debtor / creditors lists and reports as there is only 1 option for all
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting 6.3
Based on 4 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The product continues to improve and very excited about the new release coming soon.
Debrah Burleigh CPB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting 5.6
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
Debrah Burleigh CPB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Clearbooks

Clearbooks was chosen 5 years ago as our accountant recommended it. There is an element of inertia in moving accounts packages.
Peter Cowley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

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.
Jaime Rein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Clearbooks

  • I am not sure that ROI is an appropriate measure for an accounts package. The cost is around £250/year, which is a tiny fraction of the cost of a bookkeeper/finance controller/finance director/CFO.
Peter Cowley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

  • 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.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Clearbooks

General

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

Clearbooks Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

General

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

Sage Business Cloud Accounting Editions & Modules

Edition
Sage One Accounting Free$01
Sage One Accounting Premium$52
  1. Per User per Month
  2. Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Additional Pricing Details
Versions and pricing listed are for US products. Versions available and pricing may vary by country.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Clearbooks
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.2

Usability

Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.3

Performance

Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.1

Support Rating

Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.6

Online Training

Clearbooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2

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