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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

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 Business Cloud Accounting
8.1
Zoho Books
Pay calculation
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books
Benefit plan administration
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books
Direct deposit files
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books
Salary revision and increment management
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.2
Zoho Books
Reimbursement management
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.9
Zoho Books

Customization

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books
7.4
API for custom integration
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Zoho Books
7.4
Plug-ins
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books

Security

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
8.4
Single sign-on capability
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
7.9

Reporting & Analytics

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.7
Zoho Books
8.3
Dashboards
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books
8.2
Standard reports
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
7.8
Custom reports
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.7
Zoho Books
7.9
Accounts payable
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books
7.7
Accounts receivable
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books
7.7
Cash management
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Zoho Books
7.9
Bank reconciliation
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books
7.3
Expense management
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books
8.0
Time tracking
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books
7.4
Fixed asset management
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Zoho Books
Multi-currency support
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
8.6
Multi-division support
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Zoho Books
Regulations compliance
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
10.0
Zoho Books
7.5
Electronic tax filing
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Zoho Books
Self-service portal
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books
8.6
Global Financial Support
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books
Intercompany Accounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
7.0
Zoho Books
Localizations
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Zoho Books
Journals and Reconciliations
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
9.0
Zoho Books
Enterprise Accounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Zoho Books
Configurable Accounting
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Zoho Books
Centralized Rules Framework
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Zoho Books
Standardized Processes
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
8.0
Zoho Books

Inventory Management

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
3.8
Zoho Books
8.7
Inventory tracking
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.0
Zoho Books
8.5
Automatic reordering
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
2.0
Zoho Books
8.9
Location management
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
2.0
Zoho Books
Manufacturing module
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Zoho Books

Order Management

Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.4
Zoho Books
8.0
Pricing
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Zoho Books
7.9
Order entry
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Zoho Books
8.4
Credit card processing
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Zoho Books
8.5
Cost of goods sold
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
5.0
Zoho Books
7.3
Order Orchestration
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.0
Zoho Books
End-to-end order visibility
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.0
Zoho Books
Order exception Resolution
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
6.0
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

  • Time tracking: Functionality not present, so this would present a disadvantage in industries where billing requires this (ie. law, accounting firms, etc.)
  • Interface could be improved: It doesn't have as user friendly an interface and navigation as competitors in the same category. It is somewhat dated in this regard.
  • Inventory functionality could be more robust: Competitors have created stronger features in this area.
  • Report customization options: Not as strong as competitors.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

  • Zoho Books is only available in Texas and California. There is no integration allowed for paying employee expenses. The absolute worst aspect is the fact that if you make even the slightest error in data input there is no backing up. You cannot undo an error.
  • The system does not allow change once implemented, so you must get every one of your beginning balances perfect. The practice of Journal Entries is cumbersome. When reconciling, Zoho Books has adopted a number of required steps that significantly overcomplicate reconciliation using practices that are not consistent with general accounting principles in the US.
  • On the customer side, you must look in two places to see the beginning balance and the current receivables that might exist for current invoicing.
  • The way the system works, you must avoid having much trust with the balances depicted. So far, it appears that Zoho Books uses what we called in school "that new math."
  • It would be terrifying to rely on this bookkeeping system to support an IRS Audit. The system violates too many fundamental accounting principles.
  • The software is used by so few people that there is concern that we might never find a skilled bookkeeper.
Mike James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I love the convenience of Sage One as I can access it anywhere I have internet. I also love how user friendly it is, my customers who do not have any kind of accounting or bookkeeping background are able to quickly learn systems and procedures that I help set up for them to stay on top of their finances to work towards having a successful business. It has so many features to help make things easy for you to keep track of your finances allowing you more time to work on your business.
Debrah Burleigh CPB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 2.0
Based on 2 answers
Super easy to use!
Brandy Perez | 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 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They are always there no matter how big or small my issue may be to support me and my customers to come up with a solution. The staff is always there by chat or phone and even remote support to solve any issues. I have noticed that Sage is always training there staff keeping the up to date on all the new releases so they are better able to support us.
Debrah Burleigh CPB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 1.0
Based on 1 answer
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

  • The product saves us a lot of time in training - everything is very self explanatory and very user friendly.
  • The fact that we can access the client records from our office assists us with many of the problems we had in the past. We no longer need to make copies or backups of client work. We also no longer need to drive out to our clients to provide assistance, assistance is just a phone call and a click away.
  • Employee efficiency has also increased due to the ease of access in the program (quick view).
Willem Jordaan | 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

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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
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 Business Cloud Accounting
    9.0
    Zoho Books
    7.7

    Usability

    Sage Business Cloud Accounting
    9.1
    Zoho Books
    2.0

    Performance

    Sage Business Cloud Accounting
    9.1
    Zoho Books

    Support Rating

    Sage Business Cloud Accounting
    9.1
    Zoho Books
    1.0

    Online Training

    Sage Business Cloud Accounting
    8.2
    Zoho Books

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