GoDaddy Bookkeeping vs. Sage 500 ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
GoDaddy Bookkeeping (formerly Outright) is a cloud-based bookkeeping and accounting automation platform targeted at small businesses. It contains basic bookkeeping and reporting features meant to simplify the process of accounting for small businesses and their accountants, ensuring taxes are filed easily. It also automates invoicing and manages receipt of payments. Its automated reporting features are meant to be simple, accessible, and update in real-time. It automatically uploads data from…
$4.99
per month
Sage 500
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
Sage 500 ERP includes accounting and finance, distribution and supply chain, and manufacturing operations support modules. The latest Sage 500 release includes accounts payable enhancements, credit card processing, and general updates, as well as updates to the solution's modules.N/A
Pricing
GoDaddy BookkeepingSage 500 ERP
Editions & Modules
Get Paid
$4.99
per month
Essentials
$9.99
per month
Premium
$14.99
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GoDaddy BookkeepingSage 500
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
GoDaddy BookkeepingSage 500 ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
3.0
1 Ratings
86% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
7.4
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation3.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
5.5
1 Ratings
37% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
5.0
2 Ratings
49% below category average
Single sign-on capability6.01 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions5.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
6.3
3 Ratings
17% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Dashboards6.03 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Standard reports7.03 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Custom reports6.03 Ratings10.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
5.7
2 Ratings
26% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.6
2 Ratings
15% below category average
Accounts payable6.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable6.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Cash management7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation3.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Fixed asset management5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support5.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
5.0
1 Ratings
34% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.5
2 Ratings
20% below category average
Automatic reordering5.01 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Inventory tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
5.0
2 Ratings
40% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
8.2
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Order entry3.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Credit card processing7.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Cost of goods sold5.02 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Pricing00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
2 Ratings
48% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.4
1 Ratings
32% below category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Revenue Recognition00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.9
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
1 Ratings
40% below category average
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Project Candidate Search00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Absence Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
7.5
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Spending Control00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Indirect Cost Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Contract Renewal Automation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
4.3
1 Ratings
38% below category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
1.3
1 Ratings
141% below category average
Forecasting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.3
1 Ratings
32% below category average
Proposal Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
GoDaddy BookkeepingSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(3 ratings)
2.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(2 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
GoDaddy BookkeepingSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
GoDaddy
Perfect for US market but not transferable to UK market, needs some upgrades for this. Even when set up with a UK address it won't allow changes in tax year end, presuming that tax year starts Jan - Dec. Also shows dollars instead of pounds even though figures were correct with solution.
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Sage
Sage 500 ERP is great for companies with core accounting needs, distributors, and discrete manufacturers. Some areas, such as process manufacturing, would require a companion product from an ISV for the software to be truly functional. Some areas, such as construction or retail apparel, may simply not be well-served.
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Pros
GoDaddy
  • Invoicing and linking payments to them.
  • Creating estimates for my clients.
  • Making tax time easier with easy P and L statements and categorization of expenses.
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Sage
  • Sage is the one-stop-shop for all of our needs. We're able to control contracts, subcontracts, and field reports from the program.
  • Another strength is the ability to database all the information and export it to excel. This makes data-based investigations a breeze.
  • The ability for Timberscan to be imported to Sage is a huge help with invoice management. Prior to this it all had to be done manually and slowed the process to an essential halt as there are thousands of invoices per month.
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Cons
GoDaddy
  • More complex tax prep features
  • Better filters for tax purposes
  • More tools for tax returns
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Sage
  • The biggest concern/complaint of Sage 500 users is speed. Some of the screen take a while to load.
  • The user interface needs some refreshing. Screens need to be updated to take advantage of shortcuts and to be more intuitive.
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Likelihood to Renew
GoDaddy
No answers on this topic
Sage
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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Usability
GoDaddy
Loses marks on the tax year only being Jan - Dec and inability to change that to a UK format and choose your year end date.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
GoDaddy
No answers on this topic
Sage
The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.
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Implementation Rating
GoDaddy
No answers on this topic
Sage
Keep your database and application in different servers.
Install Microsoft Office on your application server so you can use some of the data analysis tools in Sage.
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Alternatives Considered
GoDaddy
I already use GoDaddy for a lot of my website clients so tried the bookkeeping out and really liked it! I tried a few others but nothing worth the price difference. I have tried a few other time trackers as I wish I could live track my time vs entering a little a time.
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Sage
500 seems much smoother at handling some of the basic accounting tasks, for example both issuing and later reconciling checks in Dynamics AX seems a little tedious.
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Return on Investment
GoDaddy
  • Low monthly cost compared to other accounting software
  • Easy to use and learn with
  • Gives me the basic numbers I need for book keeping and taxes for a small business
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Sage
  • Positive: The program allows for a lot of data entry and splitting of information. It has the capability of replacing multiple programs and therefore saving cost.
  • Negative: The modules are cumbersome and not user friendly at all. As a result not many user are comfortable using it. This means that the program is not being used to its capacity.
  • Negative: Although the program has the capacity to be great, the user interface destroys that potential. Sage needs to seriously work on their program to simplify it. It's as if it still uses Command-line entries from 1995. Needs to be updated ASAP.
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