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Score 9.8 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LivePlan

It's most appropriate when properly set up by someone with a deep knowledge of PNL/Forecasting. It's inappropriate for companies with poorly structured/inconsistently maintained financial statements.
Jason Ogden, President | 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

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

Customization

LivePlan
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
API for custom integration
LivePlan
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Plug-ins
LivePlan
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0

Security

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

Reporting & Analytics

LivePlan
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.8
Dashboards
LivePlan
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.5
Standard reports
LivePlan
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.5
Custom reports
LivePlan
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

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

Pros

LivePlan

  • Great for startups that are still working on their idea.
  • Preparing for pitching and presenting.
  • People don't need business knowledge in order to write a professional business plan, everything is explained in details.
  • Simplicity.
Anonymous | 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

LivePlan

  • UX: It's beyond time for an overhaul, especially on mobile. It can make the app seem dated.
  • The accounting software integration has been prone to break and need to be re-setup, though that seems to have improved.
Jason Ogden, President | 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

Usability

LivePlan

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

LivePlan

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

LivePlan

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

LivePlan

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

LivePlan

We did not really find a similar solution. All other solutions are focused on project management, [there's] nothing on generating a business plan. There is nothing on this level that helps people without any business experience write the plan. They have samples, instructions what to write where, how to prepare for pitching, and generate dashboards. Nothing in this market gets anywhere close to this solution.
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

LivePlan

  • For the price, it's worth it for 2 main reasons. Knowing what's going on throughout the year (relative to goals/prior periods), and seeing precisely where financial issues are off track.
Jason Ogden, President | 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

LivePlan

General

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

LivePlan Editions & Modules

Edition
Pay as you go$201
6 Months$182
Annual$153
  1. per month
  2. Per month, billed every 6 months
  3. Per month, billed every 12 months
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

LivePlan
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0

Usability

LivePlan
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.1

Performance

LivePlan
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.1

Support Rating

LivePlan
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.1

Online Training

LivePlan
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2

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