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What Is Sage Accounting?

Sage Business Cloud Accounting (formerly Sage One) is an online accounting software that gives you anytime, anywhere access to the most important small business essentials. It has features that help you manage your cashflow and send and track invoices all through the cloud or on the mobile app. See why successful business owners choose Sage | Accounting. Visit our website for a complete list of features. Compatible with Mac/PC, Apple/Android. For a limited time only, try free for 3 months.

Who Uses Sage Accounting?

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is for all types of small businesses, from sole traders and freelancers, up to start ups, small and micro businesses

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Reviews of Sage Accounting

Average score

Overall
4.2
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Service
3.9
Features
4.1
Value for Money
4.0

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Phil
Phil
Managing Director in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Management Consulting, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Accounting For The Small Business

5.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

Easy to use, intuitive and with great reporting tools that allow me to keep on top of my business performance. Invoicing to clients, profit and loss reports, VAT returns, keep up to date on cash flow and knowing how my business is performing every day

Cons:

I want to be able to compare this YTD performance with LYTD performance and that isn't possible to do

Michael
Administrator in UK
Nonprofit Organisation Management, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Accounting in small Charity

5.0 last month New

Comments: Very good but as described above there is always room for improvement

Pros:

It’s simple and efficient to use. It was also easy to implement and transfer data

Cons:

There are some features which could be improved eg when email invoice out customer the invoice shows as being attached but you have to open the email to find any supporting documentation caused much confusion with customers Another example it would be helpful if documents ie contracts could be attached to customers and suppliers

Peter
Accountant in UK
Retail, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Sage Opinion

2.0 last month New

Comments: Not overly impressed

Pros:

Standard procedures necessary for a small business.

Cons:

See comments above. It is impossible to communicate by e-mail. Have wanted to send details of Sage invoice payments to Credit and Collection Department but without success. They have threatened cancellation because of perceived non payment of a couple of pounds.

Denise
Accounts Manager in UK
Events Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great Accounts package for every business

5.0 last month New

Comments: Having used several different accounts packages my experience with Sage has gone very well, the initial transition was a little tricky as with any package when switching across but once set up soon got to know way round the package, able to set up ledger names that we wished to use. Excellent customer support with very experienced advisors who offer second to none service when assisting with issues. I am happy with our Sage package and will continue to use most definitely.

Pros:

Sage is very user friendly, great customer support always on hand to assist with any issues. Clear and concise ledgers and reports, can set up pretty much how the company wants opting for specific names ledgers. Saves time as Accountants can access the accounts to prepare end of year saving time. Good all round package especially for the smaller business.

Cons:

To be honest there is not much not to like about Sage, some of the invoicing elements bit clunky for example if you need to change Clients name on a specific invoice no facility to do this at source rather than go back into Customer record, lot of columns look messy if a balance if not being out on each line. Would also be advantageous to prepare delivery notes prior to invoicing as in our business goods are often sent before invoicing especially for Clients on account. Found the Stripe a little complicated having to download CSV from Bank Account, however currently do not use this facility.

Kevin
Director - Architect in UK
Architecture & Planning, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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4.0 last month New

Pros:

Works well being an online, cloud based product - like being able to have multiple users (all of the directors) access accounts reports and information from wherever they logon as opposed to having to pay for multiple user accounts or all use a single machine in the office.

Cons:

Lack of budget reporting is frustrating as is not being able to fully interrogate double entry journal records.