Sage 300cloud vs. Zoho Books

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
Zoho Books
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Zoho Books is an accounting solution that is designed to help small businesses manage their finances. This solution includes dashboards and a wide variety of reports. Business users can automate tasks and set up custom workflows. The vendor offers a 14 day free trial.
$0
For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum
Pricing
Sage 300cloudZoho Books
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)
Free
$0
For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum
Standard
$15
Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
Professional
$40
Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
Premium
$60
Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage 300cloudZoho Books
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$15 Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
Additional DetailsOur pricing is by module and by license and can range depending on what the customers requirements are. Most of our financial and operational modules are $1655.00 each, plus user license, plus an annual business care of 24%.Zoho Books is available for both monthly and yearly plans. Users who sign up for the annual plan get a discount.
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Features
Sage 300cloudZoho Books
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.6
9 Ratings
Zoho Books
-
Ratings
Pay calculation9.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
9.2
9 Ratings
Zoho Books
6.0
14 Ratings
API for custom integration9.37 Ratings6.014 Ratings
Plug-ins9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.7
16 Ratings
Zoho Books
9.1
24 Ratings
Single sign-on capability8.712 Ratings9.818 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.716 Ratings8.423 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.6
18 Ratings
Zoho Books
7.8
23 Ratings
Dashboards8.77 Ratings7.323 Ratings
Standard reports9.018 Ratings7.322 Ratings
Custom reports8.016 Ratings9.01 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
Zoho Books
8.2
24 Ratings
Accounts payable8.719 Ratings8.122 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.318 Ratings9.023 Ratings
Cash management8.711 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Bank reconciliation9.318 Ratings5.621 Ratings
Expense management9.010 Ratings7.022 Ratings
Time tracking10.04 Ratings6.014 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.39 Ratings10.013 Ratings
Multi-division support8.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance9.07 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal8.06 Ratings10.015 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting8.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.9
11 Ratings
Zoho Books
6.5
12 Ratings
Inventory tracking9.311 Ratings6.012 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.35 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Location management9.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing module8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.9
11 Ratings
Zoho Books
8.3
21 Ratings
Pricing8.79 Ratings7.018 Ratings
Order entry8.311 Ratings9.017 Ratings
Credit card processing9.36 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.010 Ratings8.217 Ratings
Order Orchestration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility8.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Sage 300cloudZoho Books
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(19 ratings)
7.2
(25 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.7
(4 ratings)
6.3
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(4 ratings)
5.1
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage 300cloudZoho Books
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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Zoho Corporation
If using other cloud applications and you wish to create Zoho Books transactions via APIs, Zoho Books is great. The overall UI and flow of the application are great. If you need a detailed job cost accounting solution and robust reporting there is some room for improvement here.
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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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Zoho Corporation
  • Zoho Books invoicing and receipting features are second to none. We find it easy to quickly invoice clients and add items to their bills and also for our own receipting internally.
  • The accounting features are great for our accounting team to be able to see where we are financially and how the business is doing.
  • The ability to add contacts and run a mini CRM channel with clients within Zoho is invaluable. Since we use this in conjunction with our other CRM channels, it helps to have a centralized place to follow up and see through a sales funnel.
  • Zoho Books allows us to take payments from clients around the globe a feature we didn't have when we used another accounting system.
  • The pricing for Zoho Books is fairly reasonable for an SME organization which is a great for us as it pays itself back many times over every month.
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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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Zoho Corporation
  • Zoho Books is only available in Texas and California. There is no integration allowed for paying employee expenses. The absolute worst aspect is the fact that if you make even the slightest error in data input there is no backing up. You cannot undo an error.
  • The system does not allow change once implemented, so you must get every one of your beginning balances perfect. The practice of Journal Entries is cumbersome. When reconciling, Zoho Books has adopted a number of required steps that significantly overcomplicate reconciliation using practices that are not consistent with general accounting principles in the US.
  • On the customer side, you must look in two places to see the beginning balance and the current receivables that might exist for current invoicing.
  • The way the system works, you must avoid having much trust with the balances depicted. So far, it appears that Zoho Books uses what we called in school "that new math."
  • It would be terrifying to rely on this bookkeeping system to support an IRS Audit. The system violates too many fundamental accounting principles.
  • The software is used by so few people that there is concern that we might never find a skilled bookkeeper.
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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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Zoho Corporation
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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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Zoho Corporation
Customization is the biggest struggle for us and most of the time we need to involve a tech person. The chat support is a great feature and very helpful. It would be great to be able to customize and create invoices and correspondence (templates) such are reminders in multiple languages within one organization. The currency (USD) would be the same. We have clients in different countries that don't speak English but pay in USD.
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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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Zoho Corporation
The support team feels very disjointed. We have filtered through a number of "lead" contacts and are frequently spammed by other Zoho members. Once getting an appropriate support contact on the phone - the team is very helpful, it just takes a lot of hoop jumping to get there. We actually unsubscribed from their support package as we were not getting the value we were looking for.
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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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Zoho Corporation
We had a lot of problems with Exact Online, support-wise and price-wise. So Zoho Books wins on every point there. While Exact offers way more options, it tends to be really slow... and complex. Again Zoho Books wins. If you want an easy-to-use tool and not pay a lot of money, or if you are a small administration office with a few clients, this tool will be perfect for you.
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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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Zoho Corporation
  • Integration: Zoho Books offers out of the box integrations to extend the functionality and connect with the applications you love like MailChimp, Microsoft Outlook, PandaDoc, and Quickbooks, etc.
  • Flexibility makes Zoho Books great!
  • Since I can use forecast reports, I can create customizable sales forecast data from the dashboard to accurately measure revenue forecasts and establish sales quotas.
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