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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • FreeAgent ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Payroll Management, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
  • Sage 300cloud ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Customization, Security, Reporting & Analytics, Inventory Management, Order Management

Payroll Management

8.6

FreeAgent

86%
8.5

Sage 300cloud

85%
FreeAgent ranks higher in 3/5 features

Pay calculation

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
9.3
93%
9 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
8.9
89%
4 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
9 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
8.6
86%
7 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.7
87%
8 Ratings
8.6
86%
6 Ratings

Customization

5.5

FreeAgent

55%
9.1

Sage 300cloud

91%
Sage 300cloud ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

4.5
45%
9 Ratings
9.3
93%
7 Ratings

Plug-ins

6.4
64%
10 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Security

8.5

FreeAgent

85%
8.6

Sage 300cloud

86%
FreeAgent ranks higher in 1/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.0
90%
13 Ratings
8.6
86%
12 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

8.0
80%
13 Ratings
8.6
86%
16 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

7.8

FreeAgent

78%
8.5

Sage 300cloud

85%
FreeAgent ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

10.0
100%
18 Ratings
8.6
86%
7 Ratings

Standard reports

9.0
90%
18 Ratings
8.9
89%
18 Ratings

Custom reports

4.4
44%
10 Ratings
7.9
79%
16 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

9.3

FreeAgent

93%
8.7

Sage 300cloud

87%
Sage 300cloud ranks higher in 12/21 features

Accounts payable

10.0
100%
17 Ratings
8.6
86%
19 Ratings

Accounts receivable

10.0
100%
19 Ratings
8.3
83%
18 Ratings

Cash management

10.0
100%
17 Ratings
8.5
85%
11 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

10.0
100%
18 Ratings
9.3
93%
18 Ratings

Expense management

10.0
100%
21 Ratings
8.9
89%
10 Ratings

Time tracking

10.0
100%
16 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Fixed asset management

8.6
86%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Multi-currency support

9.1
91%
7 Ratings
7.3
73%
9 Ratings

Multi-division support

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Regulations compliance

8.7
87%
8 Ratings
8.9
89%
7 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

9.0
90%
18 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

Self-service portal

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
7 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
3 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
5 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
3 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
4 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
5 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
3 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
5 Ratings

Inventory Management

7.4

FreeAgent

74%
8.8

Sage 300cloud

88%
Sage 300cloud ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

7.7
77%
2 Ratings
9.3
93%
11 Ratings

Automatic reordering

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

Location management

4.5
45%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
9 Ratings

Manufacturing module

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
6 Ratings

Order Management

8.1

FreeAgent

81%
8.8

Sage 300cloud

88%
Sage 300cloud ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pricing

8.1
81%
9 Ratings
8.6
86%
9 Ratings

Order entry

6.8
68%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
11 Ratings

Credit card processing

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
9.3
93%
6 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

9.1
91%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
10 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • FreeAgent is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

FreeAgent

100%
22 Ratings
8.5

Sage 300cloud

85%
19 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

FreeAgent

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Sage 300cloud

84%
2 Ratings

Usability

9.1

FreeAgent

91%
4 Ratings
7.6

Sage 300cloud

76%
4 Ratings

Availability

8.9

FreeAgent

89%
10 Ratings

Sage 300cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.1

FreeAgent

91%
2 Ratings

Sage 300cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

FreeAgent

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Sage 300cloud

83%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

FreeAgent

82%
1 Rating

Sage 300cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

FreeAgent

FreeAgent is really suited to the financial management of a small business. Especially an owner managed business as it provides all the tools to keep on top of finances. It can reduce the need for a bookkeeper as it is easy to add expenses and reconcile them with the linked bank accounts. The integrated payroll would also reduce the need for third-party management of such processes. Would still recommend the use of an accountant to advise on more complex financial requirements.
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Sage

Sage 300cloud is a great option when it comes to cloud accounting/tracking software. In comparison to Sage's other products, Sage 300cloud is the only cloud/web based option with modern UI's and more intuitive interfaces. Additionally, Sage 300cloud offers an entire system of customer integrations that become available dependent on subscription level. Sage 300cloud also offers integrations between other Sage products (AP, CRM, etc) that allows for better automation and efficiency
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Pros

FreeAgent

  • Accounting! As you'd expect. Makes it much simpler andmore cost effective. In-coming and out-goings are recorded and assigned to projects and accounts. My accountant can access my books and reconcile so much more easily than trawling through spreadsheets.
  • Time billing - time spent on projects/client work is recorded and is ready to be invoiced as required. Saves so much time and prevents inaccuracies.
  • Invoicing - again, it should do this well and it does. Non payment reminders are automatic and clients have no excuses for not knowing the status of their account.
  • Account dashboard - gives me an instant overview of the health of the business (am I on track to meet my yearly targets) and my accounts.
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Sage

  • Overall ease of use and intuitive navigation - minimal training has been required to use the system efficiently and effectively
  • Customer Inquiry - quickly see outstanding documents and drill down on any item (open or paid) to find the information you need
  • Most reports are easy to export into a workable Excel format using the Excel - data only or csv file format.
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Cons

FreeAgent

  • Reporting on financials, time tracking and project status is a little poor. It's adequate for what what we need, but would be great to see more advanced features.
  • API is quite closed so cannot integrate with our other project management tools.
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Sage

  • Little things, like changing the company name - are more difficult than we would like (We used to be MSDSSAB but legally shortened it to MSDSB).
  • A management financial reporting tool with live access - to premade reports - without paying an arm and a leg would be appreciated.
  • More training opportunities in local areas - or nearby - would be appreciated...
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Pricing Details

FreeAgent

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

FreeAgent 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 300cloud

    Starting Price

    $0 Lifetime License per Seat

    Editions & Modules

    Sage 300cloud editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Sage 300 ERP Standard$1,6551
    Sage 300 ERP Advanced$1,6652
    Sage 300 ERP Premium$1,6653

    Footnotes

    1. Lifetime License per Seat
    2. Lifetime License per Seat
    3. Lifetime License (unlimited seats)

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Our pricing is by module and by license and can range depending on what the customers requirements are. Most of our financial and operational modules are $1655.00 each, plus user license, plus an annual business care of 24%.

    Likelihood to Renew

    FreeAgent

    No answers on this topic

    Sage

    It is a solid stable product with a large user community and large ISV community. Support and Training are easy to access and obtain and there is larger reseller channel to ensure the firm you work with is honest. It is scalable and there are multiple deployment and payment options.
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    Usability

    FreeAgent

    I spent nearly two decades in IT and am happy to say that FreeAgent's user interface is one of the best interfaces I have ever used.
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    Sage

    Sage 300cloud is intuitive and user friendly after some training. It does require implementation and training but once that's done, this software is easy to use and navigate. Support for Sage 300cloud is spot on and offers assistance over the simplest to [the] most complex of tasks. Finding information or learning new tasks within Sage 300cloud is relatively easy and educational.
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    Reliability and Availability

    FreeAgent

    Based in a cloud and never had any issues with down time. I can access from any device
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    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    FreeAgent

    No answers on this topic

    Sage

    Turnover is high in the Sage Support department so sometimes it is difficult to get a rep who knows the issue well. Reps are good and getting assistance when they need it. Sometimes support is more interested in closing issue than actually solving problem. It can be difficult at times to have issues escalated but overall the support is good.
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    Alternatives Considered

    FreeAgent

    I used Fresh Books for about three years prior to switching to FreeAgent. It was the accounting functionality that made the difference - in the past two years I've not regretted the switch. Fresh Books is good, but its the UK accounting features that make FreeAgent indispensable to my business.
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    Sage

    Sage 300 cloud is much more detailed than the other. About the same in being user friendly A better layout Saves time for doing the schedules for Audits Mobile Access Sage 300cloud can manage all different industries
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    Return on Investment

    FreeAgent

    • Professional and uniform offering providing great confident customer service. My clients love it, whether they use it a little or a lot. It's a great piece of software - while sophisticated, it's straightforward to use.
    • Time saving and efficient use of my team's time. Being able to easily share and compare work / tasks.
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    Sage

    • It allows our company to efficiently and effectively maintain and track our job cost.
    • Its reliable performance allows us to function continually.
    • It also provides our division managers with reports that they can use to determine where we are experiencing problems.
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