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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage 500

Sage 500 ERP is great for companies with core accounting needs, distributors, and discrete manufacturers. Some areas, such as process manufacturing, would require a companion product from an ISV for the software to be truly functional. Some areas, such as construction or retail apparel, may simply not be well-served.
Anonymous | 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

Sage 500
7.4
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.3
Pay calculation
Sage 500
9.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.5
Benefit plan administration
Sage 500
6.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Direct deposit files
Sage 500
9.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Reimbursement management
Sage 500
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0

Customization

Sage 500
4.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.5
API for custom integration
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Plug-ins
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.0

Security

Sage 500
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.7
Single sign-on capability
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.2
Role-based user permissions
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

Sage 500
8.3
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.7
Dashboards
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.1
Standard reports
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.2
Custom reports
Sage 500
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sage 500
6.6
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Accounts payable
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.4
Accounts receivable
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.4
Global Financial Support
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.6
Intercompany Accounting
Sage 500
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.9
Journals and Reconciliations
Sage 500
6.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.8
Enterprise Accounting
Sage 500
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Configurable Accounting
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.3
Standardized Processes
Sage 500
6.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.6
Cash management
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.4
Bank reconciliation
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.1
Expense management
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.3
Time tracking
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.0
Fixed asset management
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
3.7
Multi-currency support
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.2
Multi-division support
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.6
Regulations compliance
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Electronic tax filing
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.3
Self-service portal
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Localizations
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Centralized Rules Framework
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.9

Inventory Management

Sage 500
6.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.9
Inventory tracking
Sage 500
9.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Automatic reordering
Sage 500
3.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.5
Location management
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.5
Manufacturing module
Sage 500
6.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2

Order Management

Sage 500
8.2
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.1
Pricing
Sage 500
8.2
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Order entry
Sage 500
8.2
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Credit card processing
Sage 500
8.2
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Sage 500
8.2
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Order Orchestration
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
End-to-end order visibility
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Order exception Resolution
Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4

Subledger and Financial Process

Sage 500
5.4
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Automated Invoice Processing
Sage 500
6.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Shared Services Payments
Sage 500
4.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Billings Management
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Customer Receipt Applications
Sage 500
4.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Revenue Recognition
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Cash Management
Sage 500
6.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Asset Management
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Travel & Expense Management
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Period Close
Sage 500
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Transactions Tax
Sage 500
3.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Subledger Reconciliations
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Project Financial Management

Sage 500
6.9
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Budgeting and Forecasting
Sage 500
1.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Project Costing
Sage 500
3.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Cost Capture
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Capital Project Management
Sage 500
9.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Customer Invoicing
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Customer Contract Compliance
Sage 500
9.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Project Revenue Recognition
Sage 500
9.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Project Financials Dashboard
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Real-time Financial Reporting
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Project Execution Management

Sage 500
4.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Project Manager Dashboard
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Resource Manager Dashboard
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Task Insight for Project Managers
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Sage 500
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Team Member Task Collaboration
Sage 500
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Sage 500
4.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Project Candidate Search
Sage 500
4.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Real-Time Project Reporting
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Absence Management
Sage 500
4.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Product Lifecycle Management
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Grants Management

Sage 500
7.5
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Award Lifecycle Management
Sage 500
6.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Spending Control
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Indirect Cost Management
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Billing
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Procurement

Sage 500
6.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Sourcing Analysis
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Contract Authoring
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Contract Compliance Management
Sage 500
4.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Contract History
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Contract Renewal Automation
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Contract Repository
Sage 500
10.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Sage 500
9.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Electronic Signatures
Sage 500
9.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Invoice Automated Matching
Sage 500
9.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Sage 500
6.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Spend Compliance Management
Sage 500
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Supplier Assessment
Sage 500
3.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Sage 500
5.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Supplier Management
Sage 500
4.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Risk Management

Sage 500
4.3
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Risk Repository
Sage 500
3.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Control Management
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Control Mapping
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Control Efficiency Assessments
Sage 500
4.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Automated Control Assessments
Sage 500
6.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Assessment Capture
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Automatic Notification
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Remediation and Certification
Sage 500
3.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Supply Chain

Sage 500
1.3
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Forecasting
Sage 500
1.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Inventory Planning
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Performance Monitoring
Sage 500
1.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Product Lifecycle Management

Sage 500
5.3
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Ideation Management
Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Requirements Management
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Proposal Management
Sage 500
7.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Innovation Portfolio Management
Sage 500
4.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Product Master Data Management
Sage 500
4.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
Project Portfolio Management
Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Pros

Sage 500

  • Sage is the one-stop-shop for all of our needs. We're able to control contracts, subcontracts, and field reports from the program.
  • Another strength is the ability to database all the information and export it to excel. This makes data-based investigations a breeze.
  • The ability for Timberscan to be imported to Sage is a huge help with invoice management. Prior to this it all had to be done manually and slowed the process to an essential halt as there are thousands of invoices per month.
J. Mickey Merguerian | 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

Sage 500

  • The biggest concern/complaint of Sage 500 users is speed. Some of the screen take a while to load.
  • The user interface needs some refreshing. Screens need to be updated to take advantage of shortcuts and to be more intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

  • Everything is long winded, no fast key options
  • Basic options not available, you can not change payment terms for debtors or creditors only option is 30 days and statements do not break it down into pay periods
  • editing anything whether reconciled or not is painful
  • When data was carried over from Sage 50 accounts it was the basic info, all 490 customers accounts needed individually opening and statement preferences confirming, payment terms agreeing etc etc - no quick way to do all at once
  • Some nom codes have changed and some you are no longer able to use in Bank accounts purchases / sales etc. Some no-longer exist. this makes management accounts using the profit and lose data a nightmare
  • no favourites options for debtor / creditors lists and reports as there is only 1 option for all
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 500

Sage 500 6.3
Based on 2 answers
It's too pricey for our size of company.
Lisa Kuta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting 6.3
Based on 4 answers
There's nothing mechanically wrong with Sage, and it serves our intended purpose. Again, we don't really use Sage to its fullest potential, but for what it does for us, there are few complaints other than the darn fixed assets module
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Sage 500

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

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting 5.6
Based on 4 answers
My Experience with sage business cloud Accounting is great. You won't disappoint with this software. Your accounting-related problem will be solved. Very easy to use all the features. I would highly recommend this software to all the company who is struggling for managing accounting data. Very user-friendly and easy to manage all the accounting problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Sage 500

Sage 500 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Implementation Rating

Sage 500

Sage 500 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Keep your database and application in different servers.
Install Microsoft Office on your application server so you can use some of the data analysis tools in Sage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Sage 500

500 seems much smoother at handling some of the basic accounting tasks, for example both issuing and later reconciling checks in Dynamics AX seems a little tedious.
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

Sage 500

  • Positive: The program allows for a lot of data entry and splitting of information. It has the capability of replacing multiple programs and therefore saving cost.
  • Negative: The modules are cumbersome and not user friendly at all. As a result not many user are comfortable using it. This means that the program is not being used to its capacity.
  • Negative: Although the program has the capacity to be great, the user interface destroys that potential. Sage needs to seriously work on their program to simplify it. It's as if it still uses Command-line entries from 1995. Needs to be updated ASAP.
J. Mickey Merguerian | 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

Sage 500

General

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

Sage 500 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

Sage 500
2.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.2

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 500
6.3
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Usability

Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.3

Performance

Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.1

Support Rating

Sage 500
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.6

Online Training

Sage 500
6.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2

Implementation Rating

Sage 500
8.0
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

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