137 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 1 feature set: Reporting & Analytics
  • Unit4 Financials ranks higher in 2 feature sets: General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management
  • Sage 50cloud Accounting and Unit4 Financials are tied in 1 feature set: Security

Payroll Management

6.5

Sage 50cloud Accounting

65%

Unit4 Financials

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%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.5
95%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plug-ins

5.0
50%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Security

9.0

Sage 50cloud Accounting

90%
9.0

Unit4 Financials

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

Single sign-on capability

8.1
81%
16 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Role-based user permissions

9.9
99%
16 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

5.5

Sage 50cloud Accounting

55%
5.3

Unit4 Financials

53%
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

6.2
62%
18 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Standard reports

7.1
71%
19 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Custom reports

3.3
33%
18 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

7.3

Sage 50cloud Accounting

73%
8.1

Unit4 Financials

81%
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 17/21 features

Accounts payable

8.5
85%
21 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Accounts receivable

8.5
85%
20 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cash management

8.5
85%
20 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Bank reconciliation

9.9
99%
20 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Expense management

8.0
80%
20 Ratings
8.0
80%
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
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-division support

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Regulations compliance

7.4
74%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

7.9
79%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 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
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Localizations

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

7.1
71%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

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
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

6.2

Sage 50cloud Accounting

62%
8.0

Unit4 Financials

80%
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

6.1
61%
14 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

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%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 50cloud Accounting ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

7.0
70%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order entry

7.1
71%
14 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Credit card processing

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 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

  • Unit4 Financials is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Sage 50cloud Accounting

89%
32 Ratings
9.0

Unit4 Financials

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.6

Sage 50cloud Accounting

96%
12 Ratings

Unit4 Financials

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Sage 50cloud Accounting

90%
6 Ratings

Unit4 Financials

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Sage 50cloud Accounting

70%
8 Ratings

Unit4 Financials

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Sage 50cloud Accounting

90%
8 Ratings

Unit4 Financials

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Sage 50cloud Accounting

91%
1 Rating

Unit4 Financials

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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Unit4

This would work well for the back side of accounting...meaning after the invoice was created. If you need software to create invoices, this may not be the software for you (or at least you would have to do additional research on its capability). Other than that, it takes care of the majority of our needs.
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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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Unit4

  • It is easy to move around in if set up properly.
  • You can changes background colors to your choice.
  • It is customizable (you can create home pages specific to the user).
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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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Unit4

  • There is a lot of "building" when first starting up with the software.
  • Some of the data you cannot pull unless you have sequel knowledge, although capabilities are getting better.
  • There is not a good operating statement report option.
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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.

Unit4 Financials

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Unit4 Financials 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

    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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    Unit4

    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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    Unit4

    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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    Unit4

    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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    Unit4

    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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    Unit4

    Unit4 Financials is definitely much more robust than Peachtree or other software. I've also used SAP in the past and this seems to have many more capabilities.
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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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    Unit4

    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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    Unit4

    • Because of the lack of operating statement reports, we've had to spend additional funds to use another system.
    • It does show data in real time, so no waiting for batches to update overnight.
    • You can do a lot of customizing to meet your own needs.
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