137 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 1 feature set: Security
  • SlickPie (discontinued) ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Customization, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Order Management

Payroll Management

6.5

Sage 50cloud Accounting

65%

SlickPie (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

7.0
70%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

4.9
49%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

6.9
69%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

6.9
69%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customization

7.2

Sage 50cloud Accounting

72%
9.0

SlickPie (discontinued)

90%
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 1/2 features

API for custom integration

9.5
95%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Plug-ins

5.0
50%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Security

9.0

Sage 50cloud Accounting

90%
8.5

SlickPie (discontinued)

85%
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 1/2 features

Single sign-on capability

8.1
81%
16 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.9
99%
16 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

5.5

Sage 50cloud Accounting

55%
8.5

SlickPie (discontinued)

85%
SlickPie (discontinued) ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

6.2
62%
18 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Standard reports

7.1
71%
19 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

3.3
33%
18 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

7.3

Sage 50cloud Accounting

73%
8.5

SlickPie (discontinued)

85%
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 16/21 features

Accounts payable

8.5
85%
21 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Accounts receivable

8.5
85%
20 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Cash management

8.5
85%
20 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

9.9
99%
20 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Expense management

8.0
80%
20 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Time tracking

7.9
79%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Fixed asset management

7.8
78%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-currency support

6.9
69%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Multi-division support

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Regulations compliance

7.4
74%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

7.9
79%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Self-service portal

3.4
34%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Global Financial Support

3.4
34%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

4.6
46%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Localizations

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

7.1
71%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

7.4
74%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Management

6.2

Sage 50cloud Accounting

62%

SlickPie (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

6.1
61%
14 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automatic reordering

6.5
65%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Location management

6.8
68%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing module

5.2
52%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order Management

5.2

Sage 50cloud Accounting

52%
8.3

SlickPie (discontinued)

83%
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 4/7 features

Pricing

7.0
70%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Order entry

7.1
71%
14 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Credit card processing

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

3.3
33%
13 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order Orchestration

3.8
38%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

3.8
38%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

3.8
38%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SlickPie (discontinued) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Sage 50cloud Accounting and SlickPie (discontinued) are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Sage 50cloud Accounting

89%
32 Ratings
9.0

SlickPie (discontinued)

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.6

Sage 50cloud Accounting

96%
12 Ratings

SlickPie (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Sage 50cloud Accounting

90%
6 Ratings
9.0

SlickPie (discontinued)

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.0

Sage 50cloud Accounting

70%
8 Ratings
9.0

SlickPie (discontinued)

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.0

Sage 50cloud Accounting

90%
8 Ratings

SlickPie (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Sage 50cloud Accounting

91%
1 Rating

SlickPie (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Discontinued Products

In my opinion, SlickPie is best suited for small business owners and freelancers, especially service-based ones. If that's your case, then it's a no-brainer. However, if you are a bigger enterprise or if you are not a service-based business, then it might not be the best choice for you. Still, the software is free to use, so you might just give it a try anyway.
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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&amp;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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  • It is free for freelancers or small business
  • Easy to use its dashboard
  • It save too much time for handeling Account related things.
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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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  • Some more invoice templates would be nice.
  • Some more charts would be good too.
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Pricing Details

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Starting Price

$299 per year

Editions & Modules

Sage 50cloud Accounting editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Sage 50 Pro Accounting$2991
Sage 50 Premium Accounting$4492
Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 3 UserStarting at $1,4993

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Annual traditional plan with license, monthly, and annual subscription plans available.

SlickPie (discontinued)

Starting Price

$0 per account

Editions & Modules

SlickPie (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Starter0.001

Footnotes

  1. per account

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

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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No answers on this topic

Usability

Sage

Its pretty stable and doesn't have changes very frequently. Upgrades are good, but not the ones that need a user manual when done every time
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Discontinued Products

It saved me and me lots of time. it is free for smaller organizations or freelancers. it has Android, iPhone and iPad support. It has many features for Account management related tools and features. we can upload documents, print as per requirements. it has other features like Billing & invoicing, contact database, cash Management which can help in many ways.
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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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Discontinued Products

It is a time saver for Account related things and it has a Billing & invoicing feature which helps us to generate bills and prints directly or share online. It has a very well designed dashboard where we can do our daily work. and it is free for freelancers and small companies so need to worry about money
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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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No answers on this topic

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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Discontinued Products

Before shifting to SlickPie I was using QBO, so I guess I'll list it as a competitor. However, since SlickPie offers me 80-90% of QBO's features for free I can't really say QBO is a relevant contender.
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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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Discontinued Products

No answers on this topic

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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  • It saves me around $500 in accounting software subscription per year.
  • It saves me around 4-5 hours a week in manual data entry (thanks to MagicBot).
  • It reduced the average time customers take to pay for my invoices.
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