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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage 50cloud Accounting

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.2
Unit4 Financials
Pay calculation
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.9
Unit4 Financials
Benefit plan administration
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Unit4 Financials
Direct deposit files
Sage 50cloud Accounting
4.9
Unit4 Financials
Salary revision and increment management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.2
Unit4 Financials
Reimbursement management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.0
Unit4 Financials

Customization

Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.2
Unit4 Financials
API for custom integration
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.5
Unit4 Financials
Plug-ins
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.0
Unit4 Financials

Security

Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.9
Unit4 Financials
9.0
Single sign-on capability
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.6
Unit4 Financials
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.3
Unit4 Financials
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Unit4 Financials
5.3
Dashboards
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.6
Unit4 Financials
1.0
Standard reports
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.9
Unit4 Financials
7.0
Custom reports
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.5
Unit4 Financials
8.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.1
Unit4 Financials
8.1
Accounts payable
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.7
Unit4 Financials
9.0
Accounts receivable
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.5
Unit4 Financials
9.0
Cash management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.7
Unit4 Financials
8.0
Bank reconciliation
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.9
Unit4 Financials
Expense management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.2
Unit4 Financials
8.0
Time tracking
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.1
Unit4 Financials
Fixed asset management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.9
Unit4 Financials
Multi-currency support
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.8
Unit4 Financials
Multi-division support
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.5
Unit4 Financials
8.0
Regulations compliance
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
Unit4 Financials
Electronic tax filing
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Unit4 Financials
Self-service portal
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.3
Unit4 Financials
Global Financial Support
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.3
Unit4 Financials
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Sage 50cloud Accounting
4.4
Unit4 Financials
Intercompany Accounting
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Unit4 Financials
7.0
Localizations
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
Unit4 Financials
Journals and Reconciliations
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.9
Unit4 Financials
8.0
Enterprise Accounting
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
Unit4 Financials
Configurable Accounting
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Centralized Rules Framework
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.4
Unit4 Financials
Standardized Processes
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.9
Unit4 Financials
8.0

Inventory Management

Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.4
Unit4 Financials
8.0
Inventory tracking
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.8
Unit4 Financials
8.0
Automatic reordering
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.6
Unit4 Financials
Location management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.9
Unit4 Financials
Manufacturing module
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.1
Unit4 Financials

Order Management

Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.6
Unit4 Financials
Pricing
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Unit4 Financials
Order entry
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.6
Unit4 Financials
Credit card processing
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Cost of goods sold
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.5
Unit4 Financials
Order Orchestration
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.7
Unit4 Financials
End-to-end order visibility
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.7
Unit4 Financials
Order exception Resolution
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.7
Unit4 Financials

Pros

Sage 50cloud Accounting

  • 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
Karen Rollins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

  • 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).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sage 50cloud Accounting

  • 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.
Reno M. Borgognoni, CPA, CIA, CGMA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting 9.6
Based on 12 answers
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.
Christine Steele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

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Usability

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting 9.0
Based on 6 answers
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
Priya Sadasivam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

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Support Rating

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting 7.0
Based on 5 answers
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.
Emily Dykema | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

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Implementation Rating

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting 9.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Art Stumpp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

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Alternatives Considered

Sage 50cloud Accounting

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
Michelle M. Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Reno M. Borgognoni, CPA, CIA, CGMA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

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Return on Investment

Sage 50cloud Accounting

  • 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.
Nellie Jones (MBA) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sage 50cloud Accounting

General

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

Sage 50cloud Accounting Editions & Modules

Edition
Sage 50 Pro Accounting$2991
Sage 50 Premium Accounting$4491
Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 3 UserStarting at $1,4991
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details
Annual traditional plan with license, monthly, and annual subscription plans available.

Unit4 Financials

General

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

Unit4 Financials Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.4
Unit4 Financials
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.6
Unit4 Financials

Usability

Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
Unit4 Financials

Support Rating

Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Unit4 Financials

Implementation Rating

Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
Unit4 Financials

Scalability

Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.1
Unit4 Financials

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