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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

ZipBooks

ZipBooks is really strong for small businesses (and non-profits like the ones I help manage). It may not yet be ready to handle medium or large businesses given the deep, niche functionality that is sometimes required in those cases.
Dave Grow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

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

Customization

Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.2
ZipBooks
9.1
API for custom integration
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.5
ZipBooks
9.1
Plug-ins
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.0
ZipBooks
9.1

Security

Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.9
ZipBooks
9.5
Single sign-on capability
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.6
ZipBooks
9.7
Role-based user permissions
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.3
ZipBooks
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
ZipBooks
10.0
Dashboards
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.6
ZipBooks
10.0
Standard reports
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.8
ZipBooks
10.0
Custom reports
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.5
ZipBooks

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.1
ZipBooks
8.8
Accounts payable
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.7
ZipBooks
Accounts receivable
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.5
ZipBooks
8.0
Cash management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.7
ZipBooks
Bank reconciliation
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.9
ZipBooks
8.0
Expense management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.2
ZipBooks
10.0
Time tracking
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.1
ZipBooks
9.0
Fixed asset management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.9
ZipBooks
Multi-currency support
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.8
ZipBooks
9.1
Multi-division support
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.5
ZipBooks
Regulations compliance
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
ZipBooks
Electronic tax filing
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
ZipBooks
Self-service portal
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.3
ZipBooks
Global Financial Support
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.3
ZipBooks
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Sage 50cloud Accounting
4.4
ZipBooks
Intercompany Accounting
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
ZipBooks
Localizations
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
ZipBooks
Journals and Reconciliations
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.8
ZipBooks
Enterprise Accounting
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
ZipBooks
Configurable Accounting
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.0
ZipBooks
Centralized Rules Framework
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.4
ZipBooks
Standardized Processes
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.9
ZipBooks

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.6
ZipBooks
9.2
Pricing
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
ZipBooks
Order entry
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.6
ZipBooks
Credit card processing
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.0
ZipBooks
10.0
Cost of goods sold
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.5
ZipBooks
8.5
Order Orchestration
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.7
ZipBooks
End-to-end order visibility
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.7
ZipBooks
Order exception Resolution
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.7
ZipBooks

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

ZipBooks

  • Invoicing is particularly easy-to-use, quick, clean and beautiful. GREAT for branding.
  • The time tracker was unexpected, but very useful and integrates well with the invoicing. Leads to quick invoicing every time.
  • Customer support is phenomenal -- the support staff is friendly and helpful.
  • Although they are a new company, they are definitely on the right track!
  • I recommend this software to clients, colleagues, and friends alike, mostly for it quick and beautiful invoicing.
  • They do what they can to live up to their name! It doesn't take very long to get set up, or very long to create a complete invoice and send it to the right person.
Diego Lucero | 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

ZipBooks

  • There is some difficulty with a need to learn the use of the menus, they are not open and click, at the moment, the user needs to open the menu then using the pad keys scroll down and use enter to select from the drop-down menu. A mouse does not work.
Kenneth Shumaker | 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

ZipBooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ZipBooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ZipBooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ZipBooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ZipBooks

I've primarily compared ZipBooks vs. Quickbooks because I've used Quickbooks at larger companies before. ZipBooks was the right fit for a smaller organization because it still had all the core features of Quickbooks but at a dramatically lower price that fits the budget.
Dave Grow | 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

ZipBooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ZipBooks

  • ZipBooks is entirely affordable, and with my current $15/mo payments, I get ROI pretty quickly.
  • Invoices are simple and easy to make, while staying beautiful and functional at the same time. This saves me TIME, which means that I don't need to spend 15-20 minutes fiddling with the software to make it do what I want it to do. It just works. And that means, I can spend more time doing client work, and managing projects and sales.
Diego Lucero | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Sage 50cloud Accounting

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.

ZipBooks

General

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

ZipBooks Editions & Modules

Edition
ZipBooks Starter$0
ZipBooks Smarter$15
ZipBooks Sophisticated$35
ZipBooks AccountantCustom
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.4
ZipBooks
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.6
ZipBooks

Usability

Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
ZipBooks

Support Rating

Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
ZipBooks

Implementation Rating

Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
ZipBooks

Scalability

Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.1
ZipBooks

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