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Likelihood to Recommend

LessAccounting

If you are an entrepreneur and you want to focus on building your business, start with Less Accounting. It's a full-blown accounting system that has a simple implementation and it can connect to your financial accounts to automate many parts of the business. Our 1st four years of business, we worked without a bookkeeper at all due to the level of automation.
It is not limited in any regard and is not simply for invoicing or tracking hours, it more or less does everything. Perhaps one area that it wouldn't be ideal is for firms that need to have more rigid accounting, with charts of accounts etc for industries that are audited or highly regulated.
Shirin Elkoshairi | 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

Payroll Management

LessAccounting
9.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.1
Pay calculation
LessAccounting
9.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Direct deposit files
LessAccounting
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Benefit plan administration
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Reimbursement management
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.9

Customization

LessAccounting
8.3
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
API for custom integration
LessAccounting
9.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Plug-ins
LessAccounting
7.2
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0

Security

LessAccounting
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.2
Single sign-on capability
LessAccounting
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
10.0
Role-based user permissions
LessAccounting
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.5

Reporting & Analytics

LessAccounting
9.7
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.8
Dashboards
LessAccounting
9.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.5
Standard reports
LessAccounting
9.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.5
Custom reports
LessAccounting
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

LessAccounting
9.4
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.1
Accounts payable
LessAccounting
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Accounts receivable
LessAccounting
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Cash management
LessAccounting
8.6
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.0
Bank reconciliation
LessAccounting
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Expense management
LessAccounting
9.1
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Fixed asset management
LessAccounting
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.4
Electronic tax filing
LessAccounting
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.0
Self-service portal
LessAccounting
9.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Intercompany Accounting
LessAccounting
9.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Journals and Reconciliations
LessAccounting
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.5
Configurable Accounting
LessAccounting
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.0
Centralized Rules Framework
LessAccounting
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Standardized Processes
LessAccounting
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Time tracking
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Multi-currency support
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
10.0
Multi-division support
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Regulations compliance
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.5
Global Financial Support
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Localizations
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Enterprise Accounting
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0

Order Management

LessAccounting
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.4
Pricing
LessAccounting
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Order entry
LessAccounting
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Credit card processing
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Cost of goods sold
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Order Orchestration
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.0
End-to-end order visibility
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.0
Order exception Resolution
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.0

Inventory Management

LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
3.8
Inventory tracking
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.0
Automatic reordering
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
2.0
Location management
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
2.0
Manufacturing module
LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0

Pros

LessAccounting

  • Categorize Expenses Automatically
  • Profit and loss Statements
  • Interfaces with Credit Union
Elizabeth Pampalone | 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

LessAccounting

  • With the flexibility comes room for folks not adhering to specific accounts. There is no numeric chart of accounts so at times you will see 2 line items for a single item. We tend to overcome this limitation with extensive tagging.
  • Invoices and sales orders don't have an obvious way to assign credit to specific salespeople or consultants. We reached out to LA and they have shown us a different way to do this which we'll try soon.
  • The visual interface can use some sprucing up. It's easy to navigate but I believe the navigation can be slightly improved. I do find myself hitting the back button to get into other parts of the app.
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

  • Because they don't use accounting terminology like debit/credit, journals can get very complicated, especially with balance sheet accounts like suspense accounts that can be either an asset or a liability.
  • The API documentation and process to gain access to the API is not very user friendly.
  • They don't have an integrated asset register that calculates amortization/depreciation. The logic is simple, it just needs to be done.
  • VAT is still calculated incorrectly; a different rounding is used than SARS (South African Revue Service) uses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LessAccounting

LessAccounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It works, it keeps our historical data and is easy to use
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

LessAccounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I love the convenience of Sage One as I can access it anywhere I have internet. I also love how user friendly it is, my customers who do not have any kind of accounting or bookkeeping background are able to quickly learn systems and procedures that I help set up for them to stay on top of their finances to work towards having a successful business. It has so many features to help make things easy for you to keep track of your finances allowing you more time to work on your business.
Debrah Burleigh CPB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

LessAccounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

LessAccounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They are always there no matter how big or small my issue may be to support me and my customers to come up with a solution. The staff is always there by chat or phone and even remote support to solve any issues. I have noticed that Sage is always training there staff keeping the up to date on all the new releases so they are better able to support us.
Debrah Burleigh CPB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

LessAccounting

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

Alternatives Considered

LessAccounting

I had been with QuickBooks for a few years (unwillingly) at the behest of accountants. It took me a while to realize there were other options out there and I needed to begin a hunt to find them. I found LessAccounting. While it's not the most appealing software, it sure helped me see the breakdown of things and allowed me to reconcile my books without feeling like I needed a degree in Accounting.
Elizabeth Pampalone | 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

LessAccounting

  • + Less time worrying about my accounting
  • + actually reconciling my books at the end of each month or quarter
  • + being able to access my P+L anytime!
Elizabeth Pampalone | 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

LessAccounting

General

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

LessAccounting Editions & Modules

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

LessAccounting
9.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

LessAccounting
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Usability

LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.1

Performance

LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.1

Support Rating

LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.1

Online Training

LessAccounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2

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