34 Ratings
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45 Ratings
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
  • Sage Business Cloud Accounting ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Payroll Management, Security, Inventory Management, Order Management
  • Sage 500 ERP and Sage Business Cloud Accounting are tied in 1 feature set: Customization

Payroll Management

7.4

Sage 500

74%
8.1

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

81%
Sage Business Cloud Accounting ranks higher in 4/5 features

Pay calculation

9.0
90%
1 Rating
4.6
46%
4 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Reimbursement management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Customization

4.5

Sage 500

45%
4.5

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

45%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 1/2 features

API for custom integration

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
7 Ratings

Plug-ins

2.0
20%
2 Ratings
4.0
40%
4 Ratings

Security

5.0

Sage 500

50%
6.8

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

68%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 1/2 features

Single sign-on capability

2.0
20%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
4.6
46%
15 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.3

Sage 500

83%
4.8

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

48%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
6.4
64%
16 Ratings

Standard reports

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
3.9
39%
18 Ratings

Custom reports

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
4.2
42%
14 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

6.6

Sage 500

66%
6.3

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

63%
Sage Business Cloud Accounting ranks higher in 18/21 features

Accounts payable

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
5.1
51%
17 Ratings

Accounts receivable

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
4.4
44%
19 Ratings

Global Financial Support

2.0
20%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

6.0
60%
1 Rating
3.6
36%
7 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

Standardized Processes

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
4 Ratings

Cash management

N/A
0 Ratings
3.7
37%
16 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

N/A
0 Ratings
4.2
42%
17 Ratings

Expense management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
15 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
3.4
34%
5 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
3.3
33%
12 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Multi-division support

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
7 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
9 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
2.3
23%
4 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Inventory Management

6.5

Sage 500

65%
8.9

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

89%
Sage Business Cloud Accounting ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Automatic reordering

3.0
30%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
4 Ratings

Location management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
5 Ratings

Manufacturing module

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
4 Ratings

Order Management

8.2

Sage 500

82%
8.9

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

89%
Sage Business Cloud Accounting ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
9 Ratings

Order entry

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
8 Ratings

Credit card processing

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
9 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
10 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

5.4

Sage 500

54%

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Billings Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cash Management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Period Close

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transactions Tax

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financial Management

6.9

Sage 500

69%

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 10/10 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Costing

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost Capture

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Capital Project Management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Revenue Recognition

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Execution Management

4.5

Sage 500

45%

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 11/11 features

Project Manager Dashboard

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Mobile Functionality

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Search

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Absence Management

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Grants Management

7.5

Sage 500

75%

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Spending Control

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Indirect Cost Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Billing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Procurement

6.0

Sage 500

60%

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 17/17 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Sourcing Analysis

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Authoring

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Compliance Management

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract History

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Renewal Automation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Repository

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Electronic Signatures

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoice Automated Matching

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Spend Compliance Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Assessment

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Management

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Risk Management

4.3

Sage 500

43%

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 8/8 features

Risk Repository

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Control Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Control Mapping

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Control Efficiency Assessments

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Automated Control Assessments

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Assessment Capture

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Automatic Notification

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Remediation and Certification

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

1.3

Sage 500

13%

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

Forecasting

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Planning

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

5.3

Sage 500

53%

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 6/6 features

Ideation Management

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requirements Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Proposal Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Innovation Portfolio Management

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Master Data Management

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Sage Business Cloud Accounting is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Online Training

Likelihood to Recommend

2.0

Sage 500

20%
4 Ratings
3.4

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

34%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.3

Sage 500

63%
2 Ratings

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

Sage 500

N/A
0 Ratings
4.1

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

41%
5 Ratings

Performance

Sage 500

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

91%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Sage 500

N/A
0 Ratings
3.7

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

37%
6 Ratings

Online Training

6.0

Sage 500

60%
1 Rating
8.2

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

82%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

8.0

Sage 500

80%
2 Ratings

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage

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.
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Sage

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.
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Pros

Sage

  • 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.
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Sage

  • 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.
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Cons

Sage

  • 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.
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Sage

  • The bank transaction reconciliations are terrible if you have to split payments to multiple clients. Often times work will just disappear halfway through the split
  • Telephonic user assistance. I have received conflicting info from service reps.
  • I prefer the way Quickbooks platform is set up
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Pricing Details

Sage 500

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Sage 500 editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Sage Business Cloud Accounting

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Sage Business Cloud Accounting editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Sage One Accounting Free$01
    Sage One Accounting Premium$52

    Footnotes

    1. Per User per Month
    2. Per Month [Unlimited Users]

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Versions and pricing listed are for US products. Versions available and pricing may vary by country.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Sage

    It's too pricey for our size of company.
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    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    Sage

    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
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    Performance

    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    Sage

    The product continues to improve and very excited about the new release coming soon.
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    Support Rating

    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    Sage

    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.
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    Online Training

    Sage

    The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.
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    Sage

    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.
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    Implementation Rating

    Sage

    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.
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    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Sage

    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.
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    Sage

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    Sage

    • 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.
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    Sage

    • 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.
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