Sage 300cloud vs. Xero

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage 300cloud
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Sage 300cloud (formerly Sage 300 ERP) is a business management solution that includes strong accounting and financials, as well as multi-currency and multi-language capabilities. Built on accounting best practices, users will be able to track, control, and plan the financial health of their business.
$1,655
Lifetime License per Seat
Xero
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Xero is an online accounting software product for small businesses and personal finance. Its features beyond general ledger and double-bookkeeping include quotable invoicing, bank reconciliation, purchase order and expense management, and tax management. Third party apps can extend its features further.
$11
per month
Pricing
Sage 300cloudXero
Editions & Modules
Sage 300 ERP Standard
$1,655
Lifetime License per Seat
Sage 300 ERP Advanced
$1,665
Lifetime License per Seat
Sage 300 ERP Premium
$1,665
Lifetime License (unlimited seats)
Early
$11
per month
Growing
$32
per month
Established
$62
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage 300cloudXero
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
More Pricing Information
Features
Sage 300cloudXero
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.6
9 Ratings
Xero
8.3
72 Ratings
Pay calculation9.39 Ratings8.064 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.04 Ratings8.123 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.39 Ratings8.949 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.77 Ratings8.941 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.76 Ratings7.554 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
9.2
9 Ratings
Xero
7.7
97 Ratings
API for custom integration9.37 Ratings7.278 Ratings
Plug-ins9.09 Ratings8.285 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.7
16 Ratings
Xero
8.6
116 Ratings
Single sign-on capability8.712 Ratings8.972 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.716 Ratings8.4114 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.6
18 Ratings
Xero
8.2
133 Ratings
Dashboards8.77 Ratings8.0129 Ratings
Standard reports9.018 Ratings8.8132 Ratings
Custom reports8.016 Ratings7.9121 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.8
19 Ratings
Xero
8.1
141 Ratings
Accounts payable8.719 Ratings8.8130 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.318 Ratings8.7131 Ratings
Cash management8.711 Ratings8.1121 Ratings
Bank reconciliation9.318 Ratings8.9137 Ratings
Expense management9.010 Ratings8.1125 Ratings
Time tracking10.04 Ratings6.842 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.05 Ratings7.286 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.39 Ratings8.382 Ratings
Multi-division support8.08 Ratings7.874 Ratings
Regulations compliance9.07 Ratings8.367 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.06 Ratings8.265 Ratings
Self-service portal8.06 Ratings7.780 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.02 Ratings8.336 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.03 Ratings7.734 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.35 Ratings7.440 Ratings
Localizations9.03 Ratings8.240 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.37 Ratings8.789 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting8.74 Ratings7.433 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.35 Ratings8.359 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.03 Ratings8.333 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.35 Ratings8.659 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.9
11 Ratings
Xero
7.0
64 Ratings
Inventory tracking9.311 Ratings6.160 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.35 Ratings7.624 Ratings
Location management9.39 Ratings7.829 Ratings
Manufacturing module8.76 Ratings6.416 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.9
11 Ratings
Xero
7.7
88 Ratings
Pricing8.79 Ratings7.261 Ratings
Order entry8.311 Ratings7.956 Ratings
Credit card processing9.36 Ratings8.657 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.010 Ratings8.165 Ratings
Order Orchestration10.01 Ratings7.521 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility8.72 Ratings7.424 Ratings
Order exception Resolution8.32 Ratings7.617 Ratings
User Ratings
Sage 300cloudXero
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(19 ratings)
8.9
(155 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(2 ratings)
9.4
(29 ratings)
Usability
7.7
(4 ratings)
8.9
(80 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(20 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(16 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(4 ratings)
7.6
(37 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(18 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(57 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage 300cloudXero
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
Sage 300cloud is a great option when it comes to cloud accounting/tracking software. In comparison to Sage's other products, Sage 300cloud is the only cloud/web based option with modern UI's and more intuitive interfaces. Additionally, Sage 300cloud offers an entire system of customer integrations that become available dependent on subscription level. Sage 300cloud also offers integrations between other Sage products (AP, CRM, etc) that allows for better automation and efficiency
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Xero
Xero is a 10-point software since it streamlines accounting and financial processes with great agility, generating immediate productivity. I recommend using all its features since, from creating reports to paying bills, the whole process is easy and does not require much knowledge. We can use it remotely with our phones and still build fluidity, plus it can be integrated with Salesforce, building even more power for short-term results.
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Pros
Sage
  • Overall ease of use and intuitive navigation - minimal training has been required to use the system efficiently and effectively
  • Customer Inquiry - quickly see outstanding documents and drill down on any item (open or paid) to find the information you need
  • Most reports are easy to export into a workable Excel format using the Excel - data only or csv file format.
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Xero
  • Reporting (customizing look and contents and the ability to add multiple comparative periods is brilliant and not found in many other competitors.
  • Bank feeds. The way they organize bank feed and subsequent matching or coding is very user-friendly for non-accountants and fast for accountants.
  • Can file VAT returns and is MTD compliant in UK.
  • Customer support has been helpful (at least in my experience).
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Cons
Sage
  • Little things, like changing the company name - are more difficult than we would like (We used to be MSDSSAB but legally shortened it to MSDSB).
  • A management financial reporting tool with live access - to premade reports - without paying an arm and a leg would be appreciated.
  • More training opportunities in local areas - or nearby - would be appreciated...
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
It is a solid stable product with a large user community and large ISV community. Support and Training are easy to access and obtain and there is larger reseller channel to ensure the firm you work with is honest. It is scalable and there are multiple deployment and payment options.
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Xero
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.
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Usability
Sage
Sage 300cloud is intuitive and user friendly after some training. It does require implementation and training but once that's done, this software is easy to use and navigate. Support for Sage 300cloud is spot on and offers assistance over the simplest to [the] most complex of tasks. Finding information or learning new tasks within Sage 300cloud is relatively easy and educational.
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Xero
It has deep functionality, and it's easy to use for invoicing, quoting, financial reporting, and customer management. This product manages financial information for small business owners in a unique way. The phone interface is really good as well-meaning I can keep on top of the finances on my phone and feel confident about the financial decisions I'm making.
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Reliability and Availability
Sage
No answers on this topic
Xero
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.
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Performance
Sage
No answers on this topic
Xero
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.
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Support Rating
Sage
Turnover is high in the Sage Support department so sometimes it is difficult to get a rep who knows the issue well. Reps are good and getting assistance when they need it. Sometimes support is more interested in closing issue than actually solving problem. It can be difficult at times to have issues escalated but overall the support is good.
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Xero
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
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In-Person Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
Xero
The format was great; someone was there to ask questions or help if you were stuck.
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Online Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
Xero
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.
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Implementation Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
Xero
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Sage
Sage 300 cloud is much more detailed than the other. About the same in being user friendly A better layout Saves time for doing the schedules for Audits Mobile Access Sage 300cloud can manage all different industries
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Xero
Solely the ease of use. This has saved me so much time on day-to-day tracking it is astonishing. Not only does it make it super easy to send invoices, but it also makes it easy to print invoices off, eases the process of partial payments, and keeps good track of all notes made to the account.
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Scalability
Sage
No answers on this topic
Xero
I have yet to fully stress test the product given the size of the company where I am using it. I am sure as we scale to more customers, more vendors and more reporting requirements, I will have a better understanding of what it is capable of in terms of bandwidth and processing
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Return on Investment
Sage
  • It allows our company to efficiently and effectively maintain and track our job cost.
  • Its reliable performance allows us to function continually.
  • It also provides our division managers with reports that they can use to determine where we are experiencing problems.
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Xero
  • Xero helps to [minimize] payroll errors, saving the business money[.]
  • Tracking cost of goods is very easy which means that controlling expenses is easy[.]
  • It's extremely easy to pull up all key financial data to get both broad and specific snapshots of the business's financial health[.]
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