Sage Accounting

Sage Accounting

Online accounting software for small and start-up businesses

4.1/5 (150 reviews)

Sage Accounting Overview

Pastel My Business Online is an easy-to-use accounting application. Dashboards, graphs and drill-downs to any transaction allow an overview of your business for you and your accountant, at any time via the web.

Functionality includes customer sales history and supplier purchases. Bank statement imports allow you to manage your banking and cash flow.

Pastel My Business Online is smartphone-friendly. You can log on and view customer information or record notes at any time using your Android or iPhone.

Search for customers and contact them straight from your device. Or process quotes and send these to your customers on-the-fly. And if you need directions, you can always navigate your way to your customer's offices using the map links.

Pricing

Starting from
US$17,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

S
M
L

Markets

Australia, Europe, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported Languages

English

Sage Accounting Reviews

Overall rating
4.1/5
81% positive reviews
74
Excellent
47
Very good
12
Average
8
Poor
9
Terrible
Paul S.

A solid accounts package. Many useful features allowing simple accounting for small businesses.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/01/30
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It is relatively intuitive for people with only a basic knowledge of business accounting. It allows easy manipulation of accounting data and you are able to provide periodical reports which means you always know the state of your companies finances. It can be accessed from anywhere and at any time and allows you to restrict certain users to particular areas. You are able to give your accountant a direct log in to your accounts which makes annual tax accounting very quick and simple.
Sage One can be tied to your bank accounts so that all items that pass through your accounts can be automatically uploaded into sage saving lots of time on entering data.
VAT filing and reports can be done instantly and sent directly to HMRC.
Can also be used directly with Sage Payroll meaning all information from payroll is automatically added to Sage One accounts.

Cons

If you're internet connection is weak this can slow things down a bit though on the whole it is a very stable and trustworthy platform.
The only thing I find a little bit weak is the inability to create direct backups of your accounts either your computer desktop or external drives. The only method of backing up the information is to print reports of all ledgers, invoices, receipts and audit trail. This means you will always have the information but in the event of a catastrophic failure it would be highly time consuming to re-input all the details. There would be no obvious method of doing this.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Alan H.

Possibly the best accounting software we've ever used

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/11/09
Review Source: Capterra

Using Sage One allowed us to combine our Accounts and Payroll systems into one. It makes it easy to manage our accounts from any location and on any device. It also removed the worry of backing up and securing our accounts records.

Pros

The fact that Sage One is cloud based, is probably the best feature. No more endless backups and annoying updates to perform. Everything is taken care of and the support team are amazing. It's also simple to grant access to your Accountant, who can then do whatever that need to when it's your year end etc.

A very clear interface provides an overview of your current situation and makes it easy for you to do your everyday tasks like entering and raising invoices, or checking who owes you money. You can easily produces account statements and everything can be emailed straight to your customers, so far less physical paperwork.

Cons

The Invoicing template choices are limited, but with a bit of creativity, you can definitely make something you can work with. The thing that needs the most attention is the method by which invoices and statements are emailed out. they appear to be from the email address you give the system, but are sent by Sage. Consequently, some clients weren't receiving their emails. We just turn any invoices into PDF's and email them ourselves. No big deal as we are still paperless, but it would be nice if we didn't have to. hopefully something that will be addressed on a future update.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Terry L.

A very simple online accounting system

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/11/06
Review Source: Capterra

The ability to connect my bank accounts is great and a real time saver.

Pros

The fact that this is online and can be accessed from any device is a real pleasure. It means as a sole trader that I can enter receipts while I'm on the go or at home when I have a spare few minutes. I know sage was late to the party for online accounting systems but they have managed to make a simple system and one that starts cheaper than the competitors.

The second main feature for me was the ability to automatically connect to my bank accounts and match my transactions as this saves no end of time and is all included in the monthly price.

They also have a feature which allows you download your transaction in a CSV file as well, if you wanted to move them to another system.

Cons

It's not as customisable as the desktop version was but once you get over that hurdle and change your way of thinking and acting then you realise they had a reason for making it so simple.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Bhanu M.

GOOD EXPIRENCE

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/12
Review Source: Capterra

We use sage for accounting. The best thing is we can use sage cloud anywhere in the world. the software reminds us of the payments due for the customers. Then we can call our customers. It's easy to use. It saves time. If your computer will be crash then our all accounts are fully safe in the cloud-based sage. It's easy to use and access. When we need any help then the sage technician will fix the problem within few minutes on the call with remote access.

Pros

a few months ago we use the sage on the computer but if there any problem with the computer then our sage data not secure. Some time we lost lots of files as well. but when we subscribe Cloud service it's so much secure and easy. Our all data is fully secure on the sage cloud. The best thing is we can access anywhere in the world.

Cons

Nothing, when we need any help the sage technicians help me.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Tarryn T.

Good solution for the small business owner

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It is fairly easy to use. It provides the basic needs of small business owners. Helps me with their tax prep needs

Cons

Navigation through the product isn't seamless

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Sage Accounting Pricing

Starting from
US$17,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing in ZAR. Prices start at R150.00 per month. View the full website for more information.

Sage Accounting Features


  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Real Time Data
  • Receiving
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for Sage Accounting

Key features of Sage Accounting

  • Accountant Access: invite your accountant as a user.
  • Bank Statement Imports: a time saver for reconciliations.
  • Dashboards: view the information you need to make decisions.
  • Drill Downs: drill into the detail from any chart or report.
  • Mobile Applications: log on using your device from anywhere.
  • Online: run your business from anywhere, anytime.
  • Recurring Invoices: automatically invoice customers.
  • Report Designer: design your own formats and layouts.
  • Reporting: various reporting options available.
  • Sales/Purchases: manage your customers, suppliers and items.
  • Support: enjoy unlimited support and webinars.
  • To Do List: manage your To Do's and reminders.

Benefits

* Easy Installation: no implementation hassles - just login and start processing.

* Seamless Upgrades: because the software is in the cloud, you'll always be working on the latest version.

* Safe and Secure: we take data security as seriously as you do and will always ensure that your data is safe.

* Easy Access: whether you're in Boksburg or the Bahama's, you can work from anywhere at anytime.

Sage Accounting FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Sage Accounting.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Sage Accounting offer?

Sage Accounting offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$17,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Pricing in ZAR. Prices start at R150.00 per month. View the full website for more information.

Q. What are the main features of Sage Accounting?

Sage Accounting offers the following features:

  • Accountant Access: invite your accountant as a user.
  • Bank Statement Imports: a time saver for reconciliations.
  • Dashboards: view the information you need to make decisions.
  • Drill Downs: drill into the detail from any chart or report.
  • Mobile Applications: log on using your device from anywhere.
  • Online: run your business from anywhere, anytime.
  • Recurring Invoices: automatically invoice customers.
  • Report Designer: design your own formats and layouts.
  • Reporting: various reporting options available.
  • Sales/Purchases: manage your customers, suppliers and items.
  • Support: enjoy unlimited support and webinars.
  • To Do List: manage your To Do's and reminders.

Q. Who are the typical users of Sage Accounting?

Sage Accounting has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does Sage Accounting support?

Sage Accounting supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Sage Accounting offer?

Sage Accounting has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Sage Accounting support mobile devices?

Sage Accounting supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Sage Accounting integrate with?

Sage Accounting integrates with the following applications:

BigTime, Checkmybooks, ClickHome, HarmonyPSA, NetHelpDesk, PARIM, Sage People, SalesSeek, Workato, XLReporting

Q. What level of support does Sage Accounting offer?

Sage Accounting offers the following support options:

FAQs, Phone Support, Video Tutorials