Fiserv Prologue Financials vs. Sage 50cloud Accounting

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Prologue Financials
Score 2.7 out of 10
N/A
Prologue Financials from Fiserv, a fully integrated accounting solution, features enhanced, built-in automation and controls and a newly designed user interface, enabling users to increase the efficiency of financial accounting processes.N/A
Sage 50cloud Accounting
Score 7.8 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Sage 50cloud Accounting (formerly Sage 50 Accounting) is accounting software designed for small businesses. Sage 50cloud Accounting (formerly Sage 50, and formerly Peachtree) lets businesses invoice customers, pay bills, manage inventory, control costs, and pay employees. The solution includes high-level dashboards and in-depth reports.
$299
per year
Pricing
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsSage 50cloud Accounting
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Sage 50 Pro Accounting
$299
per year
Sage 50 Premium Accounting
$449
per year
Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 3 User
Starting at $1,499
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Prologue FinancialsSage 50cloud Accounting
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAnnual traditional plan with license, monthly, and annual subscription plans available.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsSage 50cloud Accounting
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
14 Ratings
18% above category average
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings9.013 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.01 Ratings9.013 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
10 Ratings
24% above category average
API for custom integration9.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
19 Ratings
12% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings9.017 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings9.017 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
21 Ratings
17% above category average
Dashboards9.01 Ratings9.020 Ratings
Standard reports9.01 Ratings9.021 Ratings
Custom reports9.01 Ratings9.020 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.7
24 Ratings
16% above category average
Accounts payable9.01 Ratings9.023 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.01 Ratings9.022 Ratings
Cash management9.01 Ratings9.022 Ratings
Bank reconciliation9.01 Ratings9.022 Ratings
Expense management9.01 Ratings9.022 Ratings
Time tracking9.01 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.01 Ratings9.013 Ratings
Multi-currency support9.01 Ratings8.910 Ratings
Multi-division support9.01 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Regulations compliance9.01 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Electronic tax filing9.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Self-service portal9.01 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.01 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.01 Ratings6.95 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.01 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Localizations9.01 Ratings6.95 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.01 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting9.01 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.01 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.01 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.01 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
16 Ratings
25% above category average
Inventory tracking9.01 Ratings9.016 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.01 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Location management9.01 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Manufacturing module9.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.4
17 Ratings
13% above category average
Pricing9.01 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Order entry9.01 Ratings9.016 Ratings
Credit card processing9.01 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.01 Ratings9.015 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.01 Ratings7.85 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility9.01 Ratings7.45 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.01 Ratings7.85 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Accounting Seed
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Score 8.3 out of 10
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Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Score 8.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsSage 50cloud Accounting
Likelihood to Recommend
1.9
(2 ratings)
9.0
(34 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(12 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsSage 50cloud Accounting
Likelihood to Recommend
Fiserv
Fiserv Prologue Financials will automate and help streamline your accounting processes and increases your data accuracy and create efficiencies that enables time and resources to be directed to strategic and profitable activities. Instant correction to errors and automatic journal entry reversal are very effective and excellent detailed audit trail allowing easy tracking and monitoring.
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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
Fiserv
  • In my opinion, nothing is done well. I hate this program with an extreme passion.
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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&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
Fiserv
  • Support is only available within business hours.
  • No free trials.
  • Takes time to implement during initial stages.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Fiserv
No answers on this topic
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
Fiserv
Powerful tool that helps us to automate and to streamline our accounting processes and helps to deliver reliable and accurate accessible information that is crucial to the performance of our organization. Its easy to customize and to create financial reports of any kind from the GL and its ability to manipulate data through the system is amazing.
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Sage
Sage delivers what it promises. The whole accounting package is user friendly and can be easily picked up by a novice. The support is second to none. They always keep us abreast of new technologies and/or changes to accounting that would impact us. The range of reports fits both small and large companies.,
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Support Rating
Fiserv
It provides us with a fully integrated accounting management solution with effective account payables and investment portfolio accounting. It helps us to automate and to streamline our accounting processes and it allows us to create custom financial reports easily enabling faster reports with accurate financial accounting data.
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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
Fiserv
No answers on this topic
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
Fiserv
Fiserv Prologue Financials is easily available and deployed in Mac and Windows and allows our financial controllers to create simple custom reports that enable them to report faster with accurate financial data. Great product that provides us with excellent cash management and payment management processes.
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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
Fiserv
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
Fiserv
  • Instant correction to errors.
  • Real-time financial data.
  • Automatic journal entry reversals.
  • Detailed audit trails that allows effective tracking.
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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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