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Score 6.2 out of 100

Xero

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage 100cloud

For small and medium business in the distribution and light manufacturing space, Sage 100 is probably the best bang for your buck. As a very scaleable system, you can modify the system to meet the needs of a growing business without making gross changes to the core of the system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

Xero is well suited to my [organization] across all facets of the business. It easily handles payroll which is integrated with our Deputy account for a completely streamlined payroll process that requires very little user input. It also syncs with our point of sale, Lightspeed (Kounta) which removes any need for manual sales/revenue data entry. Managing expenses and bills to pay is also extremely easy, quick, and intuitive.
Tom Roden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Sage 100cloud
8.4
Xero
8.3
Pay calculation
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
8.1
Direct deposit files
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Xero
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Xero
8.4
Reimbursement management
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
7.0

Customization

Sage 100cloud
1.0
Xero
7.6
API for custom integration
Sage 100cloud
1.0
Xero
7.3
Plug-ins
Sage 100cloud
1.0
Xero
7.9

Security

Sage 100cloud
8.0
Xero
8.4
Single sign-on capability
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Xero
8.4
Role-based user permissions
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Xero
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
8.1
Dashboards
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
8.1
Standard reports
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
8.6
Custom reports
Sage 100cloud
7.4
Xero
7.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sage 100cloud
7.4
Xero
8.0
Accounts payable
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
8.6
Accounts receivable
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
8.7
Global Financial Support
Sage 100cloud
6.6
Xero
7.5
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
8.2
Intercompany Accounting
Sage 100cloud
6.6
Xero
7.3
Localizations
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
8.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
8.9
Enterprise Accounting
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
7.2
Configurable Accounting
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
8.4
Centralized Rules Framework
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
7.6
Standardized Processes
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
8.0
Cash management
Sage 100cloud
Xero
8.1
Bank reconciliation
Sage 100cloud
Xero
8.9
Expense management
Sage 100cloud
Xero
8.2
Time tracking
Sage 100cloud
Xero
6.7
Fixed asset management
Sage 100cloud
Xero
7.3
Multi-currency support
Sage 100cloud
Xero
8.0
Multi-division support
Sage 100cloud
Xero
7.1
Regulations compliance
Sage 100cloud
Xero
8.4
Electronic tax filing
Sage 100cloud
Xero
8.9
Self-service portal
Sage 100cloud
Xero
7.9

Inventory Management

Sage 100cloud
7.6
Xero
5.9
Inventory tracking
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
5.7
Automatic reordering
Sage 100cloud
6.6
Xero
4.9
Location management
Sage 100cloud
6.6
Xero
7.4
Manufacturing module
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
5.4

Order Management

Sage 100cloud
8.3
Xero
7.8
Pricing
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
7.2
Order entry
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
7.7
Credit card processing
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
9.0
Cost of goods sold
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
8.1
Order Orchestration
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
Sage 100cloud
6.6
Xero
7.9
Order exception Resolution
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
7.5

Subledger and Financial Process

Sage 100cloud
8.0
Xero
Automated Invoice Processing
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
Shared Services Payments
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
Billings Management
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
Customer Receipt Applications
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
Customer Collections
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
Revenue Recognition
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
Cash Management
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
Asset Management
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
Travel & Expense Management
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
Period Close
Sage 100cloud
9.4
Xero
Transactions Tax
Sage 100cloud
9.4
Xero
Subledger Reconciliations
Sage 100cloud
9.4
Xero
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Sage 100cloud
2.0
Xero

Project Financial Management

Sage 100cloud
7.4
Xero
Budgeting and Forecasting
Sage 100cloud
9.0
Xero
Project Costing
Sage 100cloud
9.0
Xero
Cost Capture
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
Capital Project Management
Sage 100cloud
8.6
Xero
Customer Invoicing
Sage 100cloud
7.8
Xero
Customer Contract Compliance
Sage 100cloud
7.8
Xero
Project Revenue Recognition
Sage 100cloud
7.8
Xero
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Sage 100cloud
7.2
Xero
Project Financials Dashboard
Sage 100cloud
7.2
Xero
Real-time Financial Reporting
Sage 100cloud
5.6
Xero
Embedded Business Intelligence
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Project Planning Collaboration
Sage 100cloud
6.0
Xero

Project Execution Management

Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Project Planning and Scheduling
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Project Manager Dashboard
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Resource Manager Dashboard
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Task Insight for Project Managers
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Team Member Task Collaboration
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Project Candidate Search
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Defineable Resource Pools
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Defineable Resource Pools
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Talent Profiles
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Real-Time Project Reporting
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Absence Management
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Product Lifecycle Management
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero

Grants Management

Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Award Lifecycle Management
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Spending Control
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Indirect Cost Management
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Billing
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero

Procurement

Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Sourcing Analysis
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Contract Authoring
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Contract Compliance Management
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Contract History
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Contract Renewal Automation
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Contract Repository
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Electronic Signatures
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Invoice Automated Matching
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Spend Compliance Management
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Supplier Assessment
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Supplier Management
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Supplier Portal
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero

Risk Management

Sage 100cloud
4.4
Xero
Risk Repository
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Control Management
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Control Mapping
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Control Efficiency Assessments
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Automated Control Assessments
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Xero
Assessment Capture
Sage 100cloud
4.0
Xero
Issue Detection
Sage 100cloud
3.0
Xero
Automatic Notification
Sage 100cloud
4.0
Xero
Remediation and Certification
Sage 100cloud
4.0
Xero

Logistics

Sage 100cloud
7.1
Xero
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Transportation Sourcing Management
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Transportation Process Integration
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Transportation Execution Management
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Freight Payment Automation
Sage 100cloud
7.6
Xero
Trade Management
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Customs Entry Management
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Customs Document Management
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Customs Document Collaboration
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Fulfillment Management
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Xero
Inventory Visibility
Sage 100cloud
7.6
Xero
Warehouse Workforce Management
Sage 100cloud
7.6
Xero

Manufacturing

Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
Production Process Design
Sage 100cloud
8.4
Xero
Supply Chain Business Flows
Sage 100cloud
8.4
Xero
Production Management
Sage 100cloud
8.4
Xero
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Sage 100cloud
8.4
Xero
Configuration Management
Sage 100cloud
8.4
Xero
Work Definition
Sage 100cloud
7.8
Xero
Work Execution
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Xero
Advanced Fulfillment
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Xero
Manufacturing Costs
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Xero

Supply Chain

Sage 100cloud
7.8
Xero
Forecasting
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Xero
Inventory Planning
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Xero
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Sage 100cloud
7.4
Xero
Performance Monitoring
Sage 100cloud
7.6
Xero

Product Lifecycle Management

Sage 100cloud
1.4
Xero
Ideation Management
Sage 100cloud
1.0
Xero
Requirements Management
Sage 100cloud
1.0
Xero
Proposal Management
Sage 100cloud
1.0
Xero
Innovation Portfolio Management
Sage 100cloud
1.0
Xero
Product Master Data Management
Sage 100cloud
2.0
Xero
Vendor Portal
Sage 100cloud
2.0
Xero
Project Portfolio Management
Sage 100cloud
2.0
Xero

Pros

Sage 100cloud

  • Simple to implement and use. Operation very intuitive so new employees are quickly trained.
  • It is very flexible with many modules and many features allows for easy customization to suit particular needs of any department or company.
  • Context sensitive help, training and support make it easy for a company to operate with out a lot of additional outside tech support.
  • Scalable plenty of room to grow as the business grows without being bloated.
  • Pricing is very reasonable.
Therese Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

  • Easy to set-up/use. It took me only 15-minutes for the initial set-up.
  • Provide necessary integration with other applications we use. We integrate Xero with Expensify and JustWorks.
  • Cost-effective and therefore much cheaper than other plans out there.
  • Real-time link with our bank, which provides real-time account balances of what's in our bank account.
  • Standard reports already built-in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sage 100cloud

  • It's painfully slow even for mid-sized businesses like ours without millions of transactions.
  • It crashes very, very often and has numerous critical failures.
  • Unfortunately, it's a local program so that excludes it from being used remotely. You have to be on site for it to work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

  • Overall it is a great platform and quite comprehensive for US based users.
  • However, if we focus on multinational companies that want to integrate the information of different companies in several countries within the same solution, we find the need to carry out reports outside the platform to provide the accounting structure and compliance necessary in countries outside the US.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud 7.6
Based on 5 answers
I would put this out to bid, if I were at the same organization. There have been a lot of improvements and changes in enterprise software and my preference would be to find a good web-based or cloud-based tool. Lower overall cost of ownership and improved efficiency would be my target criteria for a rebid of this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

Xero 2.1
Based on 26 answers
In addition to the matters covered in this review, my reason for renewing this product is that Xero's functionality and the constant updates that the company provides, makes the software even more business friendly. The software therefore builds a brand loyalty among customers.
Sarang Mandke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud 8.2
Based on 4 answers
It is easy, flexible, user friendly and feature laden. Out of the box or easily customized to meet our "wish" list . Sage offers a variety of modules and bolt-ons, user defined fields etc., allowing us to conduct business "our way" without forcing us into a one-size- fits- none mold or having to purchase expensive and cumbersome programming modifications
Therese Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

Xero 9.0
Based on 53 answers
Xero has a very clean design and a pleasant, easy-to-navigate GUI. It was immediately understandable how to reconcile book charges without a tutorial. Creating and sending invoices are fairly straight forward; and financial reports are easily customizable. Xero also has a support database that gives quick solutions to most issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Sage 100cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 9.0
Based on 10 answers
We have been actively using and 100% Xero based for our ecommerce accounting practice for over 4 years. There has on been one real outage for more than 5 minutes. Xero was open and transparent about the outage, what they were doing to resolve the issue, and provided 15 minute updates. Showing how they care about their customers and partners. Plus, showing that their customers care too, were understanding, and went surfing or in our case took a nap. Couldn't run our business without Xero as a partner.
Scott Scharf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Xero

Xero 10.0
Based on 8 answers
Pages generally load quickly, but it's a fairly common occurrence to have pages taking a bit longer than I'd like to load (as in, 4+ seconds). Occasionally I have to refresh a page to get it to work. Bank feed and integrations tend to be slow in general, but that could easily be due to API latency on the side of the other parties. Most of the time, though, the bank feeds refresh before I login so it's not a huge problem. Not necessarily good performance compared to a local app like QuickBooks desktop, but definitely good performance for a cloud application. Room for growth? yes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud 7.7
Based on 2 answers
Sage Support is very good. I usually get a person on the phone in a short time frame and usually get my issues fixed in one called.
Joseph Mancuso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

Xero 4.4
Based on 19 answers
Support has always been responsive and quickly resolved any questions I have. The only reason I don't give full points is because there's no way to call for immediate help. I'm fine with this because I don't need it badly enough to pay for it
Dave Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Sage 100cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
Based on 5 answers
All of Xero's training is online and available for anyone (business owner or accountants) to learn and become experts in their system. There is a range of content from product training to real world webinars from their partners. Xero is beautiful accounting software and their training is the same.
Scott Scharf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We had an advantage in implementing the tool in that our director of Ops had been part of the team implementing the ERP for other users so we knew what to expect and were able to avoid a lot of the challenges people sometimes face with implementations. However, the process still took far longer than desired.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

Xero 9.7
Based on 10 answers
If it can be done, time the implementation near a new fiscal year so you can start clean. Otherwise, you have to go back and do historical data from the beginning of the fiscal year, which can be brain draining.
Andre Yeu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Sage 100cloud

I've reviewed Accpac, Syspro, SAP Business 1 and Platinum. Sage is far easier to use and setup than Syspro and SAP Business 1. Generally speaking, most accounting software does the same thing, at the end of the day, how easy is it to modify data inside the system and review to make sure that your system integrity is intact. I find that Sage 100 is excellent at these things.
Brett Witzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

For the purpose of which we use Xero, I have not used any alternative systems. However, for certain aspects of it such as expense management, we decided to go with Webexpenses to replace the expense management features of Xero. This was because Xero lacked the automation, control and visibility we needed to correctly manage our company's expenses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Sage 100cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Over 600 plus apps available for integration and easy to create standard charts of account and report templates to implement across multiple entities. Same pricing regardless of number of transactions or users. Real benefit is variety of integrated apps that allow you to automate processes and have functionality that 10 years ago was only available in ERP systems costing hundreds of thousands.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sage 100cloud

  • We have seen increased efficiencies for our team members processing orders and fulfillment as they are now integrated.
  • We have cut paper/printing/mail expenses by 500% of what we previously spent.
  • Our overall cash management has improved with the visibility from Bank Reconciliation and Financial Reporting.
Joshua Curlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

  • Excellent positive impact on ROI - easy to use, saves time related to bookkeeping
  • Improved access to financial information - excellent reports
  • Improved bill payment time - can easily see what bills are due and the amounts
  • Improved accounts receivables collection time - can easily see when invoices are coming due
Nicola (Nicki) Morris | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Sage 100cloud

General

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

Sage 100cloud Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Sage 100 ERP Standard1
Sage 100 ERP Advanced1
Sage 100 ERP Premium1
  1. Per Seat per Month
SaaS Edition
Sage 100 ERP Online1
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Xero

General

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

Xero Editions & Modules

Edition
Early$111
Growing$321
Established$621
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage 100cloud
6.6
Xero
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 100cloud
7.6
Xero
2.1

Usability

Sage 100cloud
8.2
Xero
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Sage 100cloud
Xero
9.0

Performance

Sage 100cloud
9.1
Xero
10.0

Support Rating

Sage 100cloud
7.7
Xero
4.4

Online Training

Sage 100cloud
Xero
10.0

Implementation Rating

Sage 100cloud
6.0
Xero
9.7

Scalability

Sage 100cloud
Xero
10.0

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