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Likelihood to Recommend

FreshBooks

FreshBooks is the perfect tool for businesses who have hundreds of clients and customers whom they invoice regularly. It removes the need to manually send invoices to clients and customers, by streamlining inputted information to create an automated invoicing system which keeps clients and customers up to date with their bills.It is also a great tool for managing expenses, especially for companies with different teams working on varying projects, ensuring these teams do not exceed the budget ceiling.
Sandra Ikegwuonu | 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

Customization

FreshBooks
7.2
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.5
API for custom integration
FreshBooks
5.8
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Plug-ins
FreshBooks
8.7
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.0

Security

FreshBooks
8.7
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.7
Single sign-on capability
FreshBooks
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.2
Role-based user permissions
FreshBooks
7.3
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

FreshBooks
7.1
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.7
Dashboards
FreshBooks
8.3
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.1
Standard reports
FreshBooks
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.2
Custom reports
FreshBooks
4.8
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

FreshBooks
7.7
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Accounts payable
FreshBooks
8.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.4
Accounts receivable
FreshBooks
8.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.4
Cash management
FreshBooks
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.4
Bank reconciliation
FreshBooks
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.1
Expense management
FreshBooks
7.8
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.3
Time tracking
FreshBooks
7.7
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.0
Multi-currency support
FreshBooks
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.2
Regulations compliance
FreshBooks
6.4
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Self-service portal
FreshBooks
9.1
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Fixed asset management
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
3.7
Multi-division support
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.6
Electronic tax filing
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.2
Global Financial Support
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.6
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Intercompany Accounting
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.9
Localizations
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Journals and Reconciliations
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.8
Enterprise Accounting
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Configurable Accounting
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.3
Centralized Rules Framework
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.9
Standardized Processes
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.6

Order Management

FreshBooks
8.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.1
Pricing
FreshBooks
7.8
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Order entry
FreshBooks
7.6
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Credit card processing
FreshBooks
8.4
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Cost of goods sold
FreshBooks
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Order Orchestration
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
End-to-end order visibility
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Order exception Resolution
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4

Payroll Management

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

Inventory Management

FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.9
Inventory tracking
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Automatic reordering
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.6
Location management
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.6
Manufacturing module
FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2

Pros

FreshBooks

  • FreshBooks is pretty intuitive to use. I did have some questions when I first started using the system, but it wasn't a long learning curve.
  • FreshBooks provides more capability than other billing applications such as PaySimple or BlinkSale. FreshBooks does provide an easy invoicing function. It's easy to create invoices that can be sent via email or snail mail to one or more individuals (for example, the decision-maker and the accounting dept). Clients can pay online or send a check and then I note that the payment has been received. If paid by credit card, the system automatically marks the invoice paid. Your business accounts such as bank accounts can be linked to FreshBooks. Then, the system can automatically draw in expenses and will create simple P&L reports, overdue invoices, client history, etc. If you don't have inventory and complex payroll, etc. FreshBooks provides just the right level of capability to make financial tracking simple.
  • FreshBooks integrates with a number of credit card companies. I use Stripe, which has fees similar to Paypal, but much more reliable processing. I can accept all credit cards, including American Express, for a reasonable fee.
Kathleen Allardyce | 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

FreshBooks

  • I can brand invoices with my business logo, but I might like to change colours of the invoices themselves to match the rest of my business documents. That isn't a major point at all, but it's something that I'd like to see.
  • Freshbooks doesn't remember the categories that similar expenses were previously assigned to. It would be nice if Freshbooks would suggest a category for an already saved vendor, to ensure the consistency of expense reporting.
  • The home page of a Freshbooks account has a great graph display of expenses and income, but it only shows the last 6 months. This is still very useful, but I'd like to be able to see this kind of graph for different periods of time.
Raylene Wall | 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

Likelihood to Renew

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 7.6
Based on 18 answers
At the current needs of our business, FreshBooks suits us perfectly - it allows online access by our accountant to the system for GST purposes, easy input of expenses and tracking of Profit and Loss statements. FreshBooks customer service is great as well - very understanding and accommodating.
Stan Zaslavsky ★ 3D Visuals for Projects | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 8.3
Based on 11 answers
FreshBooks is very easy to use even for novices. If you're looking for an online accounting software that is full of features, has great aesthetics and is user-friendly, then this is definitely the software for you. I've been using it for several years now and despite being tempted to switch by other vendors, I like the feel of FreshBooks and it's mobile features.
LaToya M. Davidson-Perez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Reliability and Availability

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 10.0
Based on 4 answers
FreshBooks is easy to use and always works!
Matt Franko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 9.1
Based on 11 answers
They told us about the recent acquisition of a Mexican company in order to accelerate the implementation of compliance with Mexican needs, in addition to being able to make payroll and compliance with Mexican taxes. We look forward to this to re-evaluate and use it with our clients with affiliates in Mexico.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FreshBooks

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

Implementation Rating

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't changed my mind since my first evaluation. Freshbooks is still meeting my needs, easy to use, etc.
Kathleen Allardyce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

FreshBooks

I selected FreshBooks because it combined Toggl, Harvest and Quickbooks features into a single system. This simple move allowed for me to save money on the tools and in turn bring all client data into a single portal.
FreshBooks is easy to use and automatically generates the accounts based on available data!
Anonymous | 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

FreshBooks

  • Freshbooks saves me time compared to when I managed to invoice without an app.
  • Freshbooks make keeping my invoices organized which saves me time.
  • Freshbooks helps me to know who is late on payments. When I was doing this by hand, some invoices would get lost in the clutter and I would not find out I haven't been paid until much later.
Mike Calabro | 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

FreshBooks

General

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

FreshBooks Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$4.501
Plus$7.501
Premium$151
SelectCustom Pricing
  1. per month
  2. none
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

FreshBooks
7.7
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.1

Likelihood to Renew

FreshBooks
7.6
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Usability

FreshBooks
8.3
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.3

Reliability and Availability

FreshBooks
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Performance

FreshBooks
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.1

Support Rating

FreshBooks
9.1
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.6

Online Training

FreshBooks
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2

Implementation Rating

FreshBooks
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

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