Sage 50cloud Accounting vs. Sage X3

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage 50cloud Accounting
Score 7.7 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Sage 50cloud Accounting (formerly Sage 50 Accounting) is accounting software designed for small businesses. Sage 50cloud Accounting (formerly Sage 50, and formerly Peachtree) lets businesses invoice customers, pay bills, manage inventory, control costs, and pay employees. The solution includes high-level dashboards and in-depth reports.
$299
per year
Sage X3
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Sage X3 is an ERP solution with a robust range of capabilities supported by collaboration, analytics, and workspace tools.N/A
Pricing
Sage 50cloud AccountingSage X3
Editions & Modules
Sage 50 Pro Accounting
$299
per year
Sage 50 Premium Accounting
$449
per year
Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 3 User
Starting at $1,499
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage 50cloud AccountingSage X3
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAnnual traditional plan with license, monthly, and annual subscription plans available.
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Features
Sage 50cloud AccountingSage X3
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
14 Ratings
18% above category average
Sage X3
7.7
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation9.014 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.011 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.011 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
10 Ratings
24% above category average
Sage X3
3.0
2 Ratings
83% below category average
API for custom integration9.08 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Plug-ins9.09 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
19 Ratings
13% above category average
Sage X3
9.5
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.017 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.017 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
21 Ratings
17% above category average
Sage X3
5.7
2 Ratings
20% below category average
Dashboards9.020 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Standard reports9.021 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Custom reports9.020 Ratings7.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.7
24 Ratings
16% above category average
Sage X3
7.1
2 Ratings
7% below category average
Accounts payable9.023 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.022 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Cash management9.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation9.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management9.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking9.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support8.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.04 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers7.05 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.011 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.06 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework7.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.09 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
16 Ratings
25% above category average
Sage X3
8.3
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Inventory tracking9.016 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.010 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location management9.07 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Manufacturing module9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.4
17 Ratings
13% above category average
Sage X3
8.0
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Pricing9.014 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Order entry9.016 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Credit card processing9.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.015 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Order Orchestration7.85 Ratings8.01 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility7.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution7.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage X3
5.8
2 Ratings
24% below category average
Billing Management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage X3
7.5
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage X3
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage X3
8.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage X3
8.2
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage X3
6.1
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage X3
7.6
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Production Process Design00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Work Execution00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage X3
9.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 50cloud Accounting
-
Ratings
Sage X3
8.5
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Proposal Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sage 50cloud AccountingSage X3
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(34 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage 50cloud AccountingSage X3
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
Sage is great for portability and exchange with external accountants as it is widely used and people will be able to read your data in. It's a very good and complete solution for a little business where one person can handle all of the accounting. I doubt that it scales well to large companies with several in-house accountants working at the same time.
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Sage
I wouldn't suggest this ERP for small organizations, especially if there is no IT staff. While they do offer support packages, they can be costly as certain packages limit the number of times you can call in. Hiring an outside consulting firm to support is another route, however that could become costly as well. Medium to large businesses with savvy tech staff would be a good fit for this ERP.
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Pros
Sage
  • It has the capability of "Single Click" processes that allows you to turn Quotes into orders, instant invoicing and track A/R in the Order Screen
  • I can email Sales Orders directly to my Customer and also remind them of past due from a single screen. I can track Project, Closeouts, Over Seas order by setting up Jobs and clicking the job name in Order Entry.
  • You can use recurring entries and copy and paste on the P&L, using masking for department reporting and budgeting
  • You can use the BI feature and export into Excel in Pivot format and utilize Timeline and Slicer to see the company overall performance by months, day or years
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Sage
  • Easy to understand software for new users.
  • Journal entry and review process is easy.
  • Sage is efficient in tracking multi subsidiary transactions.
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Cons
Sage
  • Sage 50 could use some improvement in the Invoicing Module to allow for more flexibility in the design of the Invoice fields. The report customization tools could use some upgrading for easier use.
  • Fixed assets management module needs to be included with unlimited number of fixed assets.
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Sage
  • Complications in configuration. Had to use a third party vendor to help us customize the system so we could better use it within the organization. This added additional expense
  • Some error messages are in French. If you aren't French, or can't speak French, this makes it pretty hard to troubleshoot
  • If you want to customize reports, you need to know Crystal Reporting (at least for the version I am using)
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
I use this rating simply because I have a thriving Sage 50 consulting practice and will continue to keep my expertise in the product. I have consulted on both Sage 50 and QuickBooks for over 25 years so I have to maintain expertise in the solution as well as accounting and verticals.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Usability
Sage
Sage delivers what it promises. The whole accounting package is user friendly and can be easily picked up by a novice. The support is second to none. They always keep us abreast of new technologies and/or changes to accounting that would impact us. The range of reports fits both small and large companies.,
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Sage
Although I have only needed to call tech support on three occasions through out the entire time of usage, each time my problem was quickly resolved by people who were obviously well trained and easy to understand. Sage 50 Premium Accounting is a reliable and "bug-free" product that is regularly improved upon.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Sage
Sage 50 is a strong accounting software package. It will work efficiently if it is installed correctly. If one puts garbage in, one will get garbage out. Also it is important to train the staff to use Sage 50 properly. It is also important to set up security for each user.
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Sage
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Alternatives Considered
Sage
As we did the conversion almost 10 years ago it is hard to answer this question. At the time it was the ease of being able to produce both cash and accrual financial statements and reporting that led us to pick Sage
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Sage
Sage has quite less setup cost and was easy to setup. Sage is capable of managing multi subsidiary transactions. It was easy for our team members to learn and start using. Team leads has some issues while approving invoices initially but it was fine later. Sage is a good option for mid scale manufacturing firms
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Scalability
Sage
I define scalable from two perspectives; 1) the scalability to handle more bookkeepers/accountants using the product, and 2) the scalability to handle increasing customer/vendor/employee and transactional data. Sage 50 does a good job on both fronts. From the single users operating a micro-business accounting for customer invoices and bill payments only, to the multi-staff, multi-location, multi-departmental complex transactional operation. Although Sage 50 is quite expensive for that smallest user, it is quite inexpensive for the larger business entity. So, for the new enterprise expecting rapid growth, Sage 50 is the application of choice.
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Sage
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Return on Investment
Sage
  • Sage definitely needs to do a better job with customer service. I have had to use them only a handful of times and it was not a great experience but not the worse I've seen. They didn't make us a priority and I felt that they didn't have a sense of urgency. They did address my lack of satisfaction and I can see that they are at least aware of the issues and they are trying to correct them.
  • Sage is exactly what we need in my current organization and I wouldn't change it for another system. I have used quite a few in my lifetime and I would say that it fits our needs.
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Sage
  • Created efficiencies within the organization.
  • Centralized data input and retrieval.
  • Can be an expensive undertaking for an SMB.
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