About Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage | Accounting is an easy to use accounting software for small business owners. It has features to help users forecast their cashflow, send and track invoices, get paid faster, act on real-time reporting and reduce manually data entry. Users can manage their business from anywhere, at anytime from the cloud and with mobile functionality. The Sage | Accounting app is available for iOS and Android.

Sage | Accounting's features support every step in the business process, allowing users to create quotes, estimates, invoices, and statements, as well as track the amount each customer owes at-a-glance, and chase overdue balances. By connecting their bank, users can have all transactions seamlessly flow into their Sage | Accounting software and automatically match to invoices. Integrations with AutoEntry and Stripe, help users reduce manually data entry and get paid faster with invoice payments.

With Sage | Accounting, small business owners can generate real-time reports and get insight on profit & loss, trial balance, balance sheet, and more to help improve business decisions. Users are also able to view cashflow forecasts to plan ahead and estimate what funds the business will need or have in the future. Cashflow statements allow users to understand and track money moving in and out of the business.

Pricing starting from:

£12.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Create and track invoices, quotes, estimates, and statements and send them to clients directly from the Sage | Accounting platform.

Cashflow forecasts help business owners plan ahead by estimating how much money the business will have or need in the future.

By connecting your bank account, transactions can flow directly into Sage | Accounting and are automatically matched to invoices.

Manage multiple companies with Sage | Accounting and navigate between them within a single account..

The Sage | Accounting platform can be tailored to any business workflow and integrates with popular add-ons.

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Business size

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Markets

Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Guernsey and 4 others, Ireland, India, Jersey, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

£12.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Sage Business Cloud Accounting: 73

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Aging Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Collections Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Customer Statements
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Extraction
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Electronic Payments
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Government
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Overpayment Processing
  • PO Reconciliation
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Spend Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Vendor Management

Alternatives

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

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Quickbooks Online

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Xero

4.3
#3 Alternative to Sage Business Cloud Accounting
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Sage Intacct

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5
(191)
Value for Money
3.9/5
Features
4.0/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Support
3.8/5

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Magdalene V.
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Sage Business Cloud - Cannot Do Business Without It

Reviewed on 04/10/2019

Pros

I love the fact that my clients and I can share the same system in different locations. It also has an app that I can use on the go for invoicing and quotes.

Cons

Currently, I don't have any grips with the system.

Alternatives Considered

Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to Sage Business Cloud Accounting

I have been a Sage Pastel user for over a decade. when I heard that there was a cloud-based system available that offered such powerful, yet simple to use features, I had to give it a try. I have not been disappointed.
Jason S.
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Cloud Accounting Package that is easy to use with limitations

Reviewed on 22/09/2021

Overall for our purposes the software is easy to setup and use. I like the ability to access it...

Overall for our purposes the software is easy to setup and use. I like the ability to access it anywhere and the ability to attach documents to transactions in the system. Modifying the chart of accounts was easy but the lack of customization on the layout of financial statements is frustrating.

Pros

We have used the software version of sage products such as Sage Business Works and Sage 50 so the product and company are familiar to us. The ability to login to the software from anywhere and to no longer have to have client/server environment is great. The software was easy to signup for and was relatively easy to implement.

Cons

There are 2 large cons to this software in comparison to it's direct competitors.
Con #1: The package has no ability to custom group GL accounts. So for example, if you have a section on your income statement for sales and you want to group sales by category and have a sub-total for that sales section you cannot do that. There is really no ability to edit the income statement layout or the balance sheet layout to add in sections and sub totals so you are stuck with the canned version of the software.

Con #2: In an environment where you have multiple small companies, you look after you cannot have one userid and password to access all the companies. You have to setup each company with it's own userid an password then invite another user via an email link to join.

Alternatives Considered

Xero

Reasons for Choosing Sage Business Cloud Accounting

We made the switch as we wanted to get away from a client/server based software solution and wanted a cloud based solution.

Reasons for Switching to Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Our thought was to stay with the same company thinking that the transition would be easier and we had been happy with their other product offerings in the past. The user interface also was easy to understand and utilize in comparison to quick books an xero accounting as we were already familiar with how Sage products work overall.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Just don't

Reviewed on 11/03/2019

I wanted to use Sage business accounting cloud for basic bookkeeping and I couldn't even do this....

I wanted to use Sage business accounting cloud for basic bookkeeping and I couldn't even do this.
My experience was of utter frustration. Not only with the lack of capabilities and difficulty in using the software but even worse, with their billing department. I was charged the wrong amounts every single month. Clients were charged for software that they didn't even use. Some clients were charged for software that I had already paid for. Nobody in accounts could fix it. Not even the directors were able to fix it. What an absolute disaster. I am absolutely at a loss as to how they are still in business.

Pros

The sage logo hinted that it may be similar to their line 50 product. Oh, how wrong I was.
There is quite literally nothing good I can say about this software, their customer support nor their accounts and billing team.,

Cons

It falls way short of functional. It couldn't be further behind the competition if they did nothing.
Essential features like repeating invoices were missing.
You can't pay with or receive into the director's loan account.
You are restricted in the number and type of bank/cash accounts you can have.
Fixing anything is a mammoth task
and even then, it doesn't actually fic the issues.

Rendani N.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Sage Business Cloud Accounting review

Reviewed on 28/06/2021

Capability to meet the objectives of the finance department while also making the workflow much...

Capability to meet the objectives of the finance department while also making the workflow much easier in terms of maximizing efficiency

Pros

The installation and implementation procedures are straightforward. I like how easy the features are to use, even for non-accountants. It enables clients and colleagues to share files in real-time, saving time and eliminating the need to send invoices via email. This streamlines and lowers the cost of debtor management. When one is on the go, having access via a mobile device is extremely useful. The software is also reasonably priced, and it includes a free trial period. Sage's customer service is excellent.

Cons

One suggestion is that when adding a new Item from the Invoice screen, the new Item screen includes all features (such as selecting the Purchase account). You must currently exit the Invoice, create a new Item, and then return to the Invoice.

Alternatives Considered

Xero

Reasons for Switching to Sage Business Cloud Accounting

We were able to combine our accounting and payroll systems by using Sage One. It enables us to manage our accounts from any location and using any device. It also relieved us of the responsibility of backing up and protecting our financial records.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Reviewed on 27/05/2021

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is easy to set up and use. I loved that it easily integrated with...

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is easy to set up and use. I loved that it easily integrated with our existing business. With internet access, the software is accessible from anywhere and is available on mobile devices. It makes bank reconciliation and invoicing easy.

Pros

Installation and implementation are easy. I like that the features are easy to use even for non-accounting persons. It enables real time sharing of files with clients and colleagues which saves on time and eliminates the need to direct email invoices. This makes debtor management easy and less costly. Accessibility from a mobile device is a huge plus when one is on the move. The software is also affordable and has a free trial. Sage has good customer support.

Cons

Since the software can only be accessed online, it is difficult to work with when internet speeds are slow or when there is no connection at all. Sometimes bank sync feed is slow and the handling of foreign currency bank transactions could do with some improvements.

Alternatives Considered

Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage is user friendly even to persons with no book keeping knowledge while Quickbooks Online requires so basic book keeping knowhow. Sage has better customer support compared to Quickbooks Online. Considering our business needs, Sage seemed more affordable for us.
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Sage Business Cloud Accounting FAQs

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Sage Business Cloud Accounting offers the following pricing plans:

For a limited time only, try Sage Accounting free for 3 months. Offer ends 21st March.

Sage Business Cloud Accounting has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200

Sage Business Cloud Accounting supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Spanish

Sage Business Cloud Accounting supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Sage Business Cloud Accounting integrates with the following applications:

AutoEntry, Stripe

Sage Business Cloud Accounting offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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