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Sage Accounting

Sage Accounting
Formerly Sage Business Cloud Accounting


What is Sage Accounting?

Sage Accounting is online accounting software made to simplify life for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers by providing the functions needed to take care of daily business to-dos. Users can create and send professional quotes and invoices, track income…

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1 out of 10
February 25, 2022
I do not like Sage Business Cloud Accounting. I was assured it would be better than Quickbooks but it is clearly worse. I will be …
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Popular Features

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  • Standard reports (25)
  • Accounts payable (24)
  • Accounts receivable (26)
  • Bank reconciliation (24)

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  • No setup fee
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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $10 per month
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Product Demos

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Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

Avg 7.5


This addresses a company’s ability to configure the software to fit its specific use case and workflow.

Avg 6.9


This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

Avg 7.8

Reporting & Analytics

Users can report on and analyze usage, performance, ROI, and/or other metrics of success.

Avg 7.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Financial management solution, including capabilities for general ledger and configurable accounting

Avg 7.3

Inventory Management

The ability to track and manage the flow of goods or materials into and out of an inventory.

Avg 6.9

Order Management

The ability to process orders, and track them from quote to cash.

Avg 7.3
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Product Details

What is Sage Accounting?

Sage Accounting is online accounting software made to simplify life for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers by providing the functions needed to take care of daily business to-dos.

Users can create and send professional quotes and invoices, track income and expenses and know where the business' financials stand. Every Sage Accounting subscription includes unlimited access to support as well as automatic backups and product updates.

Sage Accounting Features

  • Supported: Simple accounting - Online accounting software that makes it easier to understand and eliminates unnecessary steps.
  • Supported: Invoicing - Creating and sending online invoices are as fast as point and click. Choose an invoice template, add a logo, include the details, and hit send.
  • Supported: Business insights - Over 15 built-in reports and statements.
  • Supported: Quotes/Estimates - Sage One helps users look professional with customizable quotes and branded estimates.
  • Supported: Bank integration - Once financial accounts are connected with Sage One, importing and categorizing bank and credit card transactions is automatic.
  • Supported: Unlimited support - Phone, email, chat, and online support included.

Sage Accounting Screenshots

Screenshot of The financial dashboard, with business insightsScreenshot of View of paid and unpaid invoicesScreenshot of Invoice designer, to add a logo, company info, and terms

Sage Accounting Video

Intro to Sage Accounting

Sage Accounting Competitors

Sage Accounting Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesUS, Canada, UK, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Africa, South Africa, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Malaysia, Australia
Supported LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Spanish and more

Frequently Asked Questions

Sage Accounting is online accounting software made to simplify life for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers by providing the functions needed to take care of daily business to-dos. Users can create and send professional quotes and invoices, track income and expenses and know where the business' financials stand. Every Sage Business Cloud Accounting subscription includes unlimited access to support as well as automatic backups and product updates.

Sage Accounting starts at $10.

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise, Xero, and FreshBooks are common alternatives for Sage Accounting.

Reviewers rate Benefit plan administration and Direct deposit files and Salary revision and increment management highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of Sage Accounting are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings


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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Produce comprehensive year end accounts
  • Sage payroll is easy to use
  • The Bank feed onto the Sage Accounting makes for easy reconciliation
  • Recognizing duplicate invoices
  • Number customer invoices as they are imputed onto Sage Accounting
  • Reduce paper invoices and input invoices from emails.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Customer and supplier ledger data review is easily done in comparison in particular to Xero. Ledger types are separated rather than combined as 'contacts'.
  • The format of the data presented is clear, both on screen and reporting in multiple formats
  • MTD facility to operate VAT reporting in line with HMRC requirements
  • Bank reconciliation is easily performed, using the 'bank feed' function
  • Automated processes are brilliant, such as uploading purchase invoices or expenses
  • Menu structure is straightforward, and easy for users to navigate
  • Adding notes to customer and supplier ledgers with regards communications
  • Making it easier to change from one VAT scheme to another, when company's grow and need to move away from cash accounting
  • Users creating their own reports
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Live Bank Feeds
  • Uploading of PDF and JPEG Invoices with auto recognition
  • A complete and detailed suite of financial reports
  • A vast array of support, educational materials and networking opportunities
  • Client Management facilities
  • Client Management side could be developed into a CRM lite
February 25, 2022


Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • They take your money well
  • They transfer you around to different departments well when you call them
  • They make your life difficult well
  • The bank transaction reconciliations are terrible if you have to split payments to multiple clients. Often times work will just disappear halfway through the split
  • Telephonic user assistance. I have received conflicting info from service reps.
  • I prefer the way Quickbooks platform is set up
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Nothing
  • 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
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The new bank rec is highly efficient when hooked up directly to your bank account.
  • The bill pay features and the accompanying workflow are particularly easy to use
  • Sage also allows a create collaborative workflow while working in either a small or large team.
  • Fixed assets needs some serious work. I don't even think the fixed assets module is native to Sage, they're all 3rd party bolt ons
  • Reporting could also be improved. We don't currently subscribe to custom reporting which is an additional add on, but the standard report writer is very difficult to use
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Very easy to use for non tech people and well self explanatory features.
  • Customer Service is very good. They will tell you easy solution for your problem
  • Time saving for all AR, AP and JE features for large organizations
  • I personally like all the features but especially for one this yearly write off stuff consume little time because you have to do it manually no better upload feature is available
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Access anywhere, from any device.
  • User-friendly, even for non-accountants.
  • Good reporting.
  • API
  • Because they don't use accounting terminology like debit/credit, journals can get very complicated, especially with balance sheet accounts like suspense accounts that can be either an asset or a liability.
  • The API documentation and process to gain access to the API is not very user friendly.
  • They don't have an integrated asset register that calculates amortization/depreciation. The logic is simple, it just needs to be done.
  • VAT is still calculated incorrectly; a different rounding is used than SARS (South African Revue Service) uses.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Connections to online financial accounts: Allows for real time updates of account balances.
  • Cloud access: Use anytime anywhere without the upkeep necessary when hosting the software on one's own servers.
  • Robust reporting: Excellent for viewing a business's metrics and performance in many different dimensions.
  • 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.
Debrah Burleigh CPB | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • 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.
  • It is currently missing the payroll module to make it complete but is on the road map and should be released soon. I am anxiously awaiting this release as it would make this accounting program complete.
  • It will allow you to use products and services when invoicing but doesn't yet allow you to track quantity for your inventory but I believe that is also on the road map or you can always import your transactions in to Sage 50 where it will track your inventory for you.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Customised Invoice and Quotes through their Sage Report Designer
  • Capture expenses (photo of receipt and details) through a dedicated mobile App
  • Automatically update your bank feed
  • Easy to understand Dash Board, to get a instant snapshot of where the business stands
  • Accountant has access to your account and can do all the reports and submissions he has to without ever contacting you.
  • Incredible support team!!
  • When creating an Invoice/Quote there should be a Summary Field where you can summarise what the Invoice/Quote is about, so that you do not have to go into Report Designer each time to add a custom field.
August 19, 2015

Daycare made easy

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The product is extremely user friendly and very easy to use
  • The invoicing system is great as I do not need to create new invoice each month which saves me lots of valuable time
  • I have an update on what is happening with my customer accounts and finance at the click of a button
  • I am happy at this stage and look forward to more additions to make life even easier then it already is
Willem Jordaan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • Functionality - Can be accessed from anywhere using internet connection.
  • User Friendliness - We found that training our clients takes very little time and encourages use.
  • Bank Processing - The automatic bank feeds leaves little room for human error and assists in timely and accurate processing.
  • Inventory is becoming an issue when we draw reports for clients. Inventory reflects on the Statement of asset and liabilities report but not on the Trial Balance report.
Jaime Rein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Sage One is an easy to set-up and use program. With little time required, a small business can be up and invoicing clients with a professional looking system. The payment feature that integrates into the invoicing allows companies to receive payments at a much faster rate, increasing their cash flow.
  • Sage One integrates easily in Sage 50 allowing a great collaboration between a business owner and their accounting team. There is no longer a lag time between waiting for paperwork to come in from clients, we can simply download their invoicing, help reconcile banks in real time.
  • Sage One is accessible anywhere for my clients. They are no longer tied to a desk invoicing, collecting payments, or entering expenses. They can be anywhere in the world, on any device with internet. My clients can take holidays!
  • In the invoicing section, I would love to see a "recurring" button for faster entries for monthly billing clients.
Francis Pratt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • The reporting functions in Sage One are particularly nifty and great for use in the presentation of financial information. The layouts are very well organised and the functionality and different options for using the reports are well thought out.
  • The Report designer makes it quick and easy to make amendments to the document design and to add/remove to the design specified to the client's needs.
  • The Quick View module and Dashboard module contribute to the user friendliness of the program which makes working with it even more of a pleasure. The required records/transactions have a very neat layout and the buttons are labelled very clearly.
  • The overall functionality and user friendliness of the program makes it very easy to use and contributes to quick training. This increases productivity and decreases time and costs spent to implement the product.
  • There are some reports which could be improved to further progress the presentation of financial information and assist management with important decisions.
  • There are some technical errors sometimes encountered - but these are usually internal(internet or lack of technological know how).
Brenda Ip | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Very user-friendly interface
  • Customer service - always available
  • Reports - easy to produce and easy to read for non-accounting background
  • Short-cuts for inputting common entries instead of clicking everytime
  • A mobile app
  • Ways to set up prompts for the user
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Seamless invoicing for wholesale clients
  • Easy to use tracking of bills and expenses
  • Vital reporting features to view the progress of the company
  • My only real complaint is the inability to void invoices. The only option is to delete them, which wouldn't allow us to look back and view them. Instead, I leave them as unpaid.
Corey Magowan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Anywhere access
  • Ability to invoice directly from software, with pay by credit card or Paypal integrated into the invoice.
  • Interacts with your bank to download and automatically match transactions
  • The invoices do not have enough customization. Stock layouts are not pleasing, or straight forward
  • Needs a statement report that you can send out to customers
  • Interface times out if you don't click save without notification. You will go to save a long quote and be told that the system signed you out, forcing you to start over.
  • Invoice numbers should be present throughout the invoice screens. Can only see invoice number from list screen and report, not while editing invoice.
  • Needs an outstanding invoice screen that shows all customers that owe money
  • Sorting doesn't stay, need to reset everytime
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It is a user friendly product. There is not a lot of unneeded sections of the product that make it cumbersome.
  • It is easy to navigate and the reports are very clean and easy to read.
  • Provides some nice forecasting a company overview insight on the main page.
  • Making the dates "sticky" would be a very helpful tool for us. We would like the ability to navigate between pages without having to reset drop down items each time.
  • We would like to be able to personally organize our reports so they specifically fit our needs.
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