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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

Zoho Books

If using other cloud applications and you wish to create Zoho Books transactions via APIs, Zoho Books is great. The overall UI and flow of the application are great. If you need a detailed job cost accounting solution and robust reporting there is some room for improvement here.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.3
Zoho Books
Pay calculation
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books
Benefit plan administration
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books
Direct deposit files
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.0
Zoho Books
Salary revision and increment management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books
Reimbursement management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books

Customization

Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.5
Zoho Books
9.5
API for custom integration
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
9.5
Plug-ins
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books

Security

Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.4
Zoho Books
9.3
Single sign-on capability
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
Zoho Books
9.5
Role-based user permissions
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.5
Zoho Books
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.6
Zoho Books
8.8
Dashboards
Sage 50cloud Accounting
4.6
Zoho Books
9.1
Standard reports
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.6
Zoho Books
8.4
Custom reports
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.8
Zoho Books
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.4
Zoho Books
8.4
Accounts payable
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books
8.6
Accounts receivable
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books
8.6
Cash management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.9
Zoho Books
8.8
Bank reconciliation
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
7.8
Expense management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.4
Zoho Books
8.5
Time tracking
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
7.2
Fixed asset management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.9
Zoho Books
Multi-currency support
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books
8.3
Multi-division support
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
Regulations compliance
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books
8.3
Electronic tax filing
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
Self-service portal
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
9.4
Global Financial Support
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.0
Zoho Books
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
Intercompany Accounting
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
Localizations
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
Journals and Reconciliations
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.6
Zoho Books
Enterprise Accounting
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books
Configurable Accounting
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
Standardized Processes
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books

Inventory Management

Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.9
Zoho Books
8.1
Inventory tracking
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books
8.1
Automatic reordering
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
8.1
Location management
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.8
Zoho Books
Manufacturing module
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.9
Zoho Books

Order Management

Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
8.5
Pricing
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
8.9
Order entry
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.8
Zoho Books
8.1
Credit card processing
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
8.3
Cost of goods sold
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
8.9
Order Orchestration
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
End-to-end order visibility
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
Order exception Resolution
Sage 50cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books

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

Zoho Books

  • Zoho Books invoicing and receipting features are second to none. We find it easy to quickly invoice clients and add items to their bills and also for our own receipting internally.
  • The accounting features are great for our accounting team to be able to see where we are financially and how the business is doing.
  • The ability to add contacts and run a mini CRM channel with clients within Zoho is invaluable. Since we use this in conjunction with our other CRM channels, it helps to have a centralized place to follow up and see through a sales funnel.
  • Zoho Books allows us to take payments from clients around the globe a feature we didn't have when we used another accounting system.
  • The pricing for Zoho Books is fairly reasonable for an SME organization which is a great for us as it pays itself back many times over every month.
Nathan Sichilongo | 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

Zoho Books

  • Printing checks - they only offer one vendor and they are expensive compared to QuickBook alternatives.
  • Their interface for bids - retainers and applying them against income could be improved, but once you know how it's easy.
  • Their recurring fees don't seem to always work the way I'd want. But overall they work.
Daniel Coburn | 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

Zoho Books

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting 8.9
Based on 4 answers
I have used Sage 50 Premium Accounting for twenty years, and only used their technical support team three times
Emily Dykema | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy to use!
Brandy Perez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting 9.4
Based on 3 answers
They were very knowledgeable of the product, understood my timeline was limited for a software issue and allowed me to get back to my day to day work. The dial into your computer is great so you can monitor what they are doing and learn some tricks yourself
Karen Rollins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

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

Zoho Books

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

Zoho Books

Easier to integrate with other Zoho apps. It’s also customized for mobile use making it easy to use wherever I am. I can get real-time updates on payments while in the field via the mobile app. The software is customizable and adaptable so I can easily make it fit various business needs.
Cedric Haynes | 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

Zoho Books

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

Zoho Books

  • The price is very good for all the features across platforms.
  • Very easy learning curve (no need for extra training to use the software our new employees and people that never used such program managed to learn very quickly).
  • It is updated and maintained regularly (features addition and tweaking).
Mehdi Aherraki | 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$4492
Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 3 UserStarting at $1,4993
  1. Per year
  2. Per Year
  3. Per year
Additional Pricing Details
Annual traditional plan with license, monthly, and annual subscription plans available.

Zoho Books

General

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

Zoho Books Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$9
Standard$19
Professional$29
    Additional Pricing Details
    Zoho Books is available for both monthly and yearly plans. Users who sign up for the annual plan get two months off (Basic - $90, Standard - $190, Professional - $290)

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Sage 50cloud Accounting
    9.0
    Zoho Books
    8.6

    Likelihood to Renew

    Sage 50cloud Accounting
    9.6
    Zoho Books

    Usability

    Sage 50cloud Accounting
    8.9
    Zoho Books
    10.0

    Support

    Sage 50cloud Accounting
    9.4
    Zoho Books

    Implementation

    Sage 50cloud Accounting
    9.0
    Zoho Books

    Scalability

    Sage 50cloud Accounting
    9.1
    Zoho Books

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