What users are saying about
44 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 6.7 out of 100
83 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

The program is appropriate for use in all business types - especially if the business has many different branches located in different parts of the country/world. The fact that invoicing can be done from a mobile device by use of the friendly Sage One app also makes it easy to quickly conclude a sales transaction by issuing an invoice at the client office - shortens time, leaving more time for business.
Francis Pratt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

The biggest pro is that everyone can easily use Zoho Books. Secondly I would say Zoho Books is the world's best accounting software which is very helpful by helping me in managing money flowing in or flowing outside of our organization. It has played a key role in making our decision making power strong.
Markus Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.3
Zoho Books
Pay calculation
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.5
Zoho Books
Benefit plan administration
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books
Direct deposit files
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books
Salary revision and increment management
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books
Reimbursement management
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books

Customization

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.5
Zoho Books
5.6
API for custom integration
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Zoho Books
5.6
Plug-ins
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.0
Zoho Books

Security

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.7
Zoho Books
6.6
Single sign-on capability
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.2
Zoho Books
7.4
Role-based user permissions
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.3
Zoho Books
5.7

Reporting & Analytics

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.7
Zoho Books
8.0
Dashboards
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.1
Zoho Books
6.8
Standard reports
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.2
Zoho Books
8.1
Custom reports
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.9
Zoho Books
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books
6.5
Accounts payable
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.4
Zoho Books
7.0
Accounts receivable
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.4
Zoho Books
7.0
Cash management
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.4
Zoho Books
6.2
Bank reconciliation
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.1
Zoho Books
6.4
Expense management
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.3
Zoho Books
6.6
Time tracking
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.0
Zoho Books
6.0
Fixed asset management
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
3.7
Zoho Books
Multi-currency support
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.2
Zoho Books
7.1
Multi-division support
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.6
Zoho Books
Regulations compliance
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Zoho Books
6.0
Electronic tax filing
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
4.3
Zoho Books
Self-service portal
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books
6.6
Global Financial Support
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.6
Zoho Books
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books
Intercompany Accounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.9
Zoho Books
Localizations
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books
Journals and Reconciliations
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.8
Zoho Books
Enterprise Accounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Zoho Books
Configurable Accounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.3
Zoho Books
Centralized Rules Framework
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.9
Zoho Books
Standardized Processes
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.6
Zoho Books

Inventory Management

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.9
Zoho Books
6.4
Inventory tracking
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Zoho Books
6.5
Automatic reordering
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.5
Zoho Books
6.4
Location management
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.5
Zoho Books
Manufacturing module
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books

Order Management

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.1
Zoho Books
6.4
Pricing
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books
5.8
Order entry
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books
6.7
Credit card processing
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books
6.6
Cost of goods sold
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books
6.5
Order Orchestration
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Zoho Books
End-to-end order visibility
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Zoho Books
Order exception Resolution
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.4
Zoho Books

Pros

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

  • The ability to log in to your accounting data anywhere you have internet. No sending backups to your accountant, no more trying to recover lost data, or having to log in to a server. This cloud hosted solution gives you a lot more freedom and flexibility as I can log in to it from any computer, or mobile device.
  • The ability to send professional invoices or quotes to my customers while still at their location. Also the ability to easily track my receivables and stay on top of them as they are always right at my fingertips.
  • Project tracking is a great feature. With this module you can send tasks associated with a project to your team without giving them access to your financial information. They can report to you where they are at on the project to help you stay on track. You can track the revenue and expenses associated with this project to make sure you are making a profit.
  • Bank integration brings in all the transactions and easily lets you allocate to the appropriate revenue and expense account or match to sales invoices or purchase invoices saving you time in data entry.
  • Sage One integrates with Sage Payment solutions or Paypal. By giving your customers more options to pay helping you stay on top of your receivables.
  • I love how it imports into the Sage 50 Accounting software for those customers who still need the features and functionality of the desktop software.
  • Just released the integration between Sage 50 and Sage One just got easier. The previous versions of Sage One and Sage 50 had the ability to download customer transactions from Sage One including invoicing, other income, bills, expenses, bank transfers and general journal entries to your Sage 50 accounting software.
  • With the latest update for Sage 50 you can now automatically upload and map your Sage 50 customer records, vendors, accounts, inventory items, and tax codes to Sage One for a quick, easy setup and perfect record match every time. This makes things so much easier when setting up new customers in Sage One
  • Now that important client information flows both ways, you can set up a new client in Sage One in minutes by accessing your Sage One connection wizard (under “file tab” in Sage 50 Accountants Edition) For the customers, vendors and accounts and products and services.
  • The other information such as Sales invoices and other income, Bills and other expenses, Bank Transfers, general journal entries flow from Sage One to Sage 50.
Debrah Burleigh CPB | 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 Business Cloud Accounting

  • Everything is long winded, no fast key options
  • Basic options not available, you can not change payment terms for debtors or creditors only option is 30 days and statements do not break it down into pay periods
  • editing anything whether reconciled or not is painful
  • When data was carried over from Sage 50 accounts it was the basic info, all 490 customers accounts needed individually opening and statement preferences confirming, payment terms agreeing etc etc - no quick way to do all at once
  • Some nom codes have changed and some you are no longer able to use in Bank accounts purchases / sales etc. Some no-longer exist. this makes management accounts using the profit and lose data a nightmare
  • no favourites options for debtor / creditors lists and reports as there is only 1 option for all
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

  • When converting to Zoho Books from another accounting software, this seemed a bit difficult but this process is never easy.
  • There are certain restrictions within modules (estimates/sales orders/invoices/payments) that make it difficult to edit transactions. In many ways this is good, but different from what we have experienced with other accounting software solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting 6.3
Based on 4 answers
There's nothing mechanically wrong with Sage, and it serves our intended purpose. Again, we don't really use Sage to its fullest potential, but for what it does for us, there are few complaints other than the darn fixed assets module
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 7.2
Based on 4 answers
Some features lack of depth in its functionalities as they give the impression that they are incomplete or half-way developed, so it is necessary to optimize some features already present in the software so that it can provide maximum performance and provide a real value to the software. It should be noted that there is a steep in the learning curve when using Zoho Books especially if you are a user who comes from using another accounting software, so you will have to get used to its workflow and operation.
Markus Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The product continues to improve and very excited about the new release coming soon.
Debrah Burleigh CPB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting 5.6
Based on 4 answers
My Experience with sage business cloud Accounting is great. You won't disappoint with this software. Your accounting-related problem will be solved. Very easy to use all the features. I would highly recommend this software to all the company who is struggling for managing accounting data. Very user-friendly and easy to manage all the accounting problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 5.7
Based on 4 answers
The people are great. They follow the party line when working with us. There is clearly no intent to provide integration to the employee expenseThere is no intent to make the bank reconciliations system work in a manner consistent with US Accounting principles. There is no intent make the payroll system one that can easily cut a paycheck. Which brings up the fact that adjusting the printing on a check is very laborious and you only get close. You cannot get perfect
Mike James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I find the online training was very informative and they answered all my questions. I am also certified in Sage One and provided online training in the program which I have set up several people on and they love how it keeps them organized.
Debrah Burleigh CPB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

I have used Wave Accounting, and while it is an excellent cloud accounting software, it doesn't allow us to work collaboratively with our customers. They both allow me to sign in and work with our clients books within the program, but Wave doesn't integrate into Sage 50 which is a must for clients that I know want to continue to grow.
Jaime Rein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

We had a lot of problems with Exact Online, support-wise and price-wise. So Zoho Books wins on every point there. While Exact offers way more options, it tends to be really slow... and complex. Again Zoho Books wins. If you want an easy-to-use tool and not pay a lot of money, or if you are a small administration office with a few clients, this tool will be perfect for you.
Mike Koolwijk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

  • Ability to add-on: Positive ROI can be achieved by building you own customized solution by adding on partner apps. Such apps extend the functionality of the product to accommodate certain business requirements.
  • Product is slower than competitors: Negative ROI as product seems to be comparatively slower than competitors when holding other variables constant (ie. browser version, Internet connection speed, etc.) In a busy accounting cycle, this can have a substantial impact. Also, back buttons don't allow for retaining same screen input data.
  • Reports functionality strong: Positive ROI due to ability to view data in many dimensions/formats.
  • Ability to connect financial accounts: Positive ROI as data from financial accounts automatically brought into the accounts where it can approved for posting, thus eliminating manual entry.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

  • Integration: Zoho Books offers out of the box integrations to extend the functionality and connect with the applications you love like MailChimp, Microsoft Outlook, PandaDoc, and Quickbooks, etc.
  • Flexibility makes Zoho Books great!
  • Since I can use forecast reports, I can create customizable sales forecast data from the dashboard to accurately measure revenue forecasts and establish sales quotas.
Cedric Haynes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

General

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

Sage Business Cloud Accounting Editions & Modules

Edition
Sage One Accounting Free$01
Sage One Accounting Premium$52
  1. Per User per Month
  2. Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Additional Pricing Details
Versions and pricing listed are for US products. Versions available and pricing may vary by country.

Zoho Books

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$15

Zoho Books Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$151
Professional$401
Premium$601
Free$02
  1. Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
  2. For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum
Additional Pricing Details
Zoho Books is available for both monthly and yearly plans. Users who sign up for the annual plan get a discount.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.2
Zoho Books
8.4

Usability

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.3
Zoho Books
7.2

Performance

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.1
Zoho Books

Support Rating

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.6
Zoho Books
5.7

Online Training

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books

Add comparison