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Sage Accounting Software

Sage is cloud-based accounting software with basic features that can also scale up and integrate with Salesforce, a customer relationship management (CRM) solution.

Sage Highlights

Sage has three options to choose from: Sage One Accounting, which is a simple cloud accounting solution, Sage 50c, which integrates with Office 365, and Sage Live, which is fully customizable cloud accounting. They also offer services such as payment processing and payroll for an additional cost. 

Sage One. Sage One Start is a basic accounting solution suitable for solo and small firms. You can track expenses, securely connect to bank accounts, reconcile statements, and access the program via mobile. Your data will be backed up frequently via their Instant Automatic backup feature. Additionally, you can have unlimited users and send invoices, including multi-currency invoices.

Sage 50c. Sage 50c is a desktop accounting solution that backs up to the cloud. It’s fully integrated with Office 365 so that you can sync Outlook contacts and other data.

Sage Live. Sage Live is a feature-rich accounting solution designed for small to mid-sized firms who want to invest in a scalable accounting program. Send invoices, pay bills, accept payments, track time, consolidate accounts, and run detailed business reports from your customizable dashboard. Since Sage Live is built on the Salesforce cloud platform, it gives you access to over 3,000 apps on the Salesforce App Exchange. You can fully customize your Sage Live and Salesforce experience, as well as add up to 100 users if needed as your firm grows.

Pricing

Sage accounting has two tiers of pricing for its accounting service and extra charges for additional services.

  • Sage One is $6.99/month for the first 6 months and $10/month thereafter.
  • Sage 50c has three subtiers ranging from $439/year to $1,729/year.
  • Sage Live is $350/month (billed annually.)
  • Sage Payment Processing starts at $89/month.
  • Sage Payroll services are custom-priced.

Features

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 Sage  
Websitesage.com
PlansSage One StartSage One AccountingSage Live
Starting price$10/month$25/month$300/month
InstallationCloudCloudCloud
AppsWeb App
iOS
Android
Web App
iOS
Android
Web App
iOS
Android
Free trial✓ 30 days free.✓ 30 days free.
Bookkeeping
Connect to bank accounts
Billing/invoicing
Online payments
Secure portal
Tax preparation
Expense tracking
Mileage tracking
Reporting/analytics
Accounts receivable
Payroll
Multiple users
Accounts payable
Bill payment
Statement reconciliation
Foreign currencies
Check printing
Contact management
Timekeeping

Things You Might Want To Know

Security. It is unclear from Sage’s United States website what type of data security protocols they observe. However, Sage sites in the United Kingdom and South Africa indicate they use bank-grade encryption and host their data on Amazon’s cloud.

Migration. Sage allows for data import from pre-formatted CSV templates that they provide.

Apps and Integration. Sage has accounting apps for both iOS and Android. Sage makes its API available so that other applications can integrate with it easily. Via the Salesforce platform, Sage Live has hundreds of integrations.

Who Sage Is For

Sage offers a dizzying array of solutions, particularly because the company also has many non-accounting products.

At the Sage One tier, Sage is a good fit for small firms that are looking for standard accounting capabilities such as tracking expenses, sending invoices, and connecting to your bank account and credit cards. However, you won’t get payment processing or payroll without significant extra costs that are better suited to much larger organizations. Sage 50c integrates things like payroll but it isn’t clear what the extra cost for that service might be.

While Sage Live’s range of services and integrations is impressive, it is a large-scale solution much more suited for large firms.

Company Info

Sage Group was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

One Review of Sage Accounting Software

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sage is a great scalable solution.

    Sage is great if you want the scalability of things like Salesforce integration.

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