Clearbooks vs. Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Clearbooks
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
ClearBooks Accounting is simple cloud accounting software, from Clear Books plc located in the UK, that is tailored to the needs of small businesses and start ups in the UK, or bookkeepers and accountants. It contains core accounting features like automated invoicing, document / image importing for capturing receipts, VAT returns direct to HMRC and a customizable dashboard (tax management), expense and purchase management with recurring billing capability, basic financial reporting features for…N/A
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Score 4.5 out of 10
N/A
Sage Business Cloud Accounting (formerly Sage One Accounting) is online accounting software made to simplify life for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers by providing the functions needed to take care of daily business to-dos. Users can create and send professional quotes and invoices, track income and expenses and know where the business' financials stand. Every Sage Business Cloud Accounting subscription includes unlimited access to support as well as automatic backups and…
$29
per month
Pricing
ClearbooksSage Business Cloud Accounting
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Sage One Accounting Free
$0
Per User per Month
Sage One Accounting Premium
$5
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClearbooksSage Business Cloud Accounting
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Community Pulse
ClearbooksSage Business Cloud Accounting
Considered Both Products
Clearbooks
Chose Clearbooks
Clearbooks was chosen 5 years ago as our accountant recommended it. There is an element of inertia in moving accounts packages.
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ClearbooksSage Business Cloud Accounting
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Clearbooks
5.0
1 Ratings
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.2
20 Ratings
Accounts payable5.01 Ratings4.917 Ratings
Accounts receivable5.01 Ratings4.019 Ratings
Cash management5.01 Ratings3.316 Ratings
Bank reconciliation5.01 Ratings3.717 Ratings
Expense management5.01 Ratings7.515 Ratings
Fixed asset management5.01 Ratings3.112 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings3.45 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings3.57 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings8.89 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings2.34 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings3.27 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.35 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Clearbooks
-
Ratings
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.1
6 Ratings
Pay calculation00 Ratings4.44 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Clearbooks
-
Ratings
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.5
7 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings5.07 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings4.04 Ratings
Security
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Clearbooks
-
Ratings
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.5
17 Ratings
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings3.915 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Clearbooks
-
Ratings
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.6
18 Ratings
Dashboards00 Ratings6.416 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings3.618 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings3.914 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Clearbooks
-
Ratings
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.9
8 Ratings
Inventory tracking00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Clearbooks
-
Ratings
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.9
13 Ratings
Pricing00 Ratings8.69 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
User Ratings
ClearbooksSage Business Cloud Accounting
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
3.0
(20 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
3.7
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.4
(6 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClearbooksSage Business Cloud Accounting
Likelihood to Recommend
Clearbooks
Larger companies, multi-currency. Clearbooks is in a competitive environment with Xero, SageOne, FreeAgent, Intuit etc., etc.
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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
Clearbooks
  • SaaS, so accessible by anyone, anywhere in the world via a browser
  • Clear and straight forward navigation
  • Good choice of management reports
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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
Clearbooks
  • Like any SaaS product, Clearbooks is continuously evolving and being improved
  • Some of the reports still need some work
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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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Usability
Clearbooks
No answers on this topic
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
Clearbooks
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
Clearbooks
No answers on this topic
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
Clearbooks
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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Alternatives Considered
Clearbooks
Clearbooks was chosen 5 years ago as our accountant recommended it. There is an element of inertia in moving accounts packages.
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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
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.
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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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