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Overview

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FreshBooks is accounting software that makes running your small business easy, fast and secure. Spend less time on accounting...

Sage Live is an integrated cloud-based accounting solution that helps small and midsized businesses to manage their accounting operations

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

6

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from

No info

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

2,025

1,199

231

33

24

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

3.3

5

4

3

2

1

4

6

1

1

4

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
67%
would recommend this app

Pros

The best I found in this software was the ease of use, it is very friendly to the user, the cost is very good too. Is a very good value for the money.
For a small company as myself the excellent invoice features has been very helpful and useful.
Ease of use, simplicity, and reliability. I love how easy it is to access, upload information, and navigate through the site.

Pros

Perfect for a small company and can grow as you do. Love not having to keep all of this data on a server.
What it says it can do is really good. We found that we were told certain things and once we signed up, those things then weren't possible.
The customer service is always good and they help you build reports if you're having trouble so that's really helpful.

Cons

We would lose all of that if we switched, so unfortunately we are stuck with having to use this horrible new format.
It is really frustrating to have a client not be able to pay through the invoice, and for this reason, only, I have been considering a new software company.
Tier based pricing from Lite to Premier is a bit confusing. WePay advocates having a Chase bank account for faster processing otherwise fails to integrate.

Cons

This is then compounded by things not working properly, or their suggested partners running into problems that they can't fix , coupled with almost non-existent support.
It takes several weeks each month to firefight and fix these problems before they release another update and inevitably another part of the system goes wrong.
We spent 2 months trying to get the software implemented and we decided we had had enough. The product does not solve problems but creates problems.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review16 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review13 days ago

Key features

  • Total features105
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Billing
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Control
  • CPA Firms
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Processing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collections Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Deferred Billing
  • Discount Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • HR Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Member Accounts
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Order Management
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Preview Functionality
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Spend Analysis
  • Spend Control
  • Status Tracking
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features78
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Billing
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Control
  • CPA Firms
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Processing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collections Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Deferred Billing
  • Discount Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • HR Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Member Accounts
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Order Management
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Preview Functionality
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Spend Analysis
  • Spend Control
  • Status Tracking
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations271
  • Authorize.net
  • Dropbox Business
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations27
  • Authorize.net
  • Dropbox Business
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sage Business Cloud

Comparable Systems Cost Much, Much More

Reviewed 5 years ago

Built on the Salesforce platform so it can handle any number of users. Sage has initially targeted the small business segment with Live, however it is just as good for mid-market or enterprise. Consider the following features: Capable of handling 1-1000+ users. SAAS (hosted and browser-based) so no software to install. No server needed. Multi-Company consolidation Inter-Company transactions Dimensional...

Pros

No pros were added to this review

Cons

It has only been around for 3 years, so it's not as fully developed as some more mature offerings out there. They are adding new stuff all the time but you might find some features missing that you are used to.

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