Sage Business Cloud Accounting Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Cloud Accounting for Small Businesses

4.06/5 (192 reviews)

Sage Business Cloud Accounting Pricing

Starting from: £12.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

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

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Sage Business Cloud Accounting Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • The ability to integrate with other Sage solutions was great. We had some other 3rd party solutions which needed to be integrated and the ISV already had integration points available.Vishal R.Read the full review
  • Customer support is excellent with knowledgeable and helpful staff. Attractive screens and easy to understand.Caroline T.Read the full review
  • This Pastel My Business Online is definitely the best user friendly most cost effective comprehensive online package for nearly all Small Businesses or individuals anywhere.Vince YorkRead the full review

Cons

  • 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.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • You can be confused sometimes because all the windows are similar.Krystal L.Read the full review
  • It is telling that they are slashing their prices at the same time Xero is able to raise theirs.Matthew T.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Sage Business Cloud Accounting's pricing:

Chris S.

Expensive

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

Not that impressed. You can’t get any subsequent support unless you pay for it.

Pros
The main go to accounting software and as you’d expect, covers all required accounting aspects.

Cons
The software cost is expensive for what it is and we don’t like the fact that Sage lock you in then annually push up the prices for new functionality that most people never want.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Johan W.

Very slow system when items is above a 1000. We are on 100meg lines and Sage Accounting is terrible.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-25
Review Source: Capterra

It's just a basic accounting software.

Pros
The software is easy to use. But it it can be 10 times better if the right coders and designers is employed. Price, it is not the cheapest in the market but again African companies like their money and labour is expensive in South Africa. The system is slow as said when when you have more than a 1000 entries or stock items. Export function lacks functionality as only basic stuff can be exported. Compared to other software in the world....There is much better software in the market!

Cons
Speed, the software is very slow for an online system. It lacks functionality. The price per user is expensive. The software also doesn't have a lot of 3rd party integrations. When it comes to e-commerce it integrates with a few shopping carts but the integration is very basic.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Vishal R.

Can definitely Work with IT!!!!!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-09-29
Review Source: Capterra

Ability to meet the objectives of the finance department and make the workflow alot easier in terms of maximizing the efficiency

Pros
The ability to integrate with other Sage solutions was great. We had some other 3rd party solutions which needed to be integrated and the ISV already had integration points available

Cons
The price was a little off but we if you need the solution its worth the extra cost

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Justin R.

Way behind QBO, Early version you could not even print checks

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The price is lower as compared to QuickBooks online

Cons
The features are lacking to get the job done. We stopped testing when we couldn't print checks.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Definitely useful for self-employed professionals, but there are more attractive options for the pri

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-03-12
Review Source: Capterra

Plenty of useful features for a self-employed professional, such as Billing & Invoicing, Bank Reconciliation and Expense Tracking.

Pros
I used to use Sage One because it offers all the functions I need as a self-employed professional, but the price kept creeping up (it's between 14 and 54 euros a month where I'm from), so I decided to switch to QuickBooks. It includes plenty of useful features, such as Billing & Invoicing, Bank Reconciliation and Expense Tracking, but QuickBooks offers pretty much the same with a more attractive UI and at a better price point.

Cons
I really dislike how Sage One would prompt me to subscribe to a new, more expensive plan without ever showing the price. I felt that if I ever clicked by mistake they'd start invoicing me right away, since they already had my account number. As with any accounting software, there is a certain learning curve with Sage Accounting. Even though it does simplify bookkeeping, you still need to input all your clients information by hand and create your invoices yourself.

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Terry L.

A very simple online accounting system

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Karin

My Business Online Everything and all you need.

Reviewed 2012-08-27
Review Source: GetApp

MBO is the BEST online accounting software I have used. Super user-friendly, accessible from anywhere, even my accountant can login. Has great features like recurring invoicing, importing bank statements etc. Every time I log on, I know that I am using the VERY latest most up to date version All at an unbelievable cost effective price. Well Done Pastel, great to see you in the Cloud!

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Jennifer S.

Not what I had hoped for.

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

I was not happy with the fuctionality or the implementation.

Pros
It was in expensive and simple to set up.

Cons
It was hard to navigate because you could not move between screens. You had to have different windowd open to move between tasks. It was hard to make changes also.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Matthew T.

Abysmal software and customer service experience

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-07
Review Source: Software Advice

It appears as though Sage panicked when Xero and other cloud providers appeared in their market and so they rushed out a poor bit of software. They haven't developed it and so it is a long way behind its competitors, with basic functionality missing and a poor user interface. I have also had several problems with basic features (link the bank feed) which they have no idea how to resolve. The customer support experience is also the slowest and most painful experience I have ever come across from a SaaS provider. It is telling that they are slashing their prices at the same time Xero is able to raise theirs!

Pros
The only two good parts of the software are the discounted price and it clearly shows you how long until the end of your VAT period.

Cons
Unreliable Very little development in the 6 years I have used it Slow to do basic tasks The interface isn't user-friendly There is no way to take a back up your data The customer service is slow - typical experience is 20+ min wait for live chat, no response to emails and 15+ wait for phone support (on a premium rate number)

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Vincent D.

This is not the most intricate of services but it does work very well and is easy to use.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-03-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The price of the system is great for the quality of services. Can get the app on Android and iOS. The versions are cloud based so one can gain access from anywhere.

Cons
There is no Payroll so you will have to find payroll capabilities from somewhere else. This software will not be great for use in larger companies due to lacking features.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Rendani N.

Sage Business Cloud Accounting review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-06-28
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Kevin D.

Sage One has become am essential part of my business and I would recommend it to anyone

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-30
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Ease of use. I have basic accounting training but, by using the help pages, I have managed to run my business without the expense of accountants. VAT returns are just a press of a button and all information is easily found if needed. The package has grown ( at no extra cost) and the stock control and invoicing side has much improved.

Cons
Sage support is very good if you have to telephone them - HOWEVER it is expensive! Very occasionally the system has crashed (not often) and it can cost you money to find out that it is their error not yours...

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Vince York

The #First for SME's - Pastel My Business Online

Reviewed 2012-10-23
Review Source: GetApp

This Pastel My Business Online is definitely the best user friendly most cost effective comprehensive online package for nearly all Small Businesses or individuals anywhere. Even includes 'Fixed Assets Register" apart from 'Income Statement' or 'Assets and Liabilities' Balance Sheet, Customers Statements and Supplier with inventory controls ! It is virtually instant, and reports so professionally that I have even moved many of my clients from conventional stand-alone packages to this online version with excellent satisfaction and maximum cost saving, with hassle free IT and no backup requirement - simply logon to the internet. Africa has improved low cost broadband where even rural entities and individuals, no longer only those in Metropolitan areas can now quickly set themselves up and "talk the same language" as their bank managers. In short, Pastel My Business Online is always there for you!

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Shiawtian C.

Your Accounting System In One View

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-01-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like how there is a dashboard that lets me visualize transactions and entries of the business. We're able to import information like bank statements, contracts, sales history into the cloud for access and reference.

Cons
It has limited features and the mobile app crashes and is limited in functionality. For the price, it still can't be beat cause there are little instances on which you want to access the accounting cloud through mobile.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Kemi A.

Sage one has good features that can support a small business

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2018-06-26
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
It's affordable for small and medium business owner It's Flexible to set up and configure It's User Friendly

Cons
It's not easy to customise. Users are stucked to the way software forms look and feel instead of customising it the way they wanted It still requires extra add on

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

A good and affordable cloud accounting software

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-03-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
This is an useful product for accounting purpose. It is very easy and convenient to use . Its affordable too.

Cons
The software doesn;t lag at all. It has nothing which I do not lile . The team can surely work on to add more features.

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Brenda F.

Easy-To-Use Accounting Program

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

Generally speaking I find this program easy-to-use and a cost effective way for small businesses to do their accounting online or on the road.

Pros
Easy-to-use, mobile device friendly, set was easy, cost effective

Cons
There is no option for multiple currency.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Best accounting software ever.

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-28
Review Source: Capterra

we can create invoices, quotations and all the accounting things. it support with cost accounting also

Pros
sage is running on cloud based so i can access from any where. can invoice and handle project costing also.

Cons
this software is little bit high cost software. but it is awesome

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mike C.

It does the job but a number of processes seem rather laborious

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-02
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It is easy to learn to use it at the basic level.

Cons
In terms of value, it competes unfavorably with Quickbooks and Xero and lacks functionality eg being able to amend entries and journals. Overall it not at the cutting edge

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Bruno S.

Sage could accounting - innovative solution

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-07-22
Review Source: Capterra

Incredible experience, easy to use and helpful to develop the business.

Pros
Sage Business Cloud Accounting is an innovative solution based on the sage software that allows to combine the original one with the cloud solution, as future and digital transformations needs.

Cons
The software is quite expensive if companies does not needs all features presented.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Nathan M.

Not really impressed

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-11-20
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
The free trial seemed to work for our small event, but in time we learned that a number of the features we wanted were considerably higher to purchase.

Cons
The overall cost and pay-as-you-go customer service aspect were both negative aspects.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Karen N.

Almost has 100% of what we need as a growing business

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-30
Review Source: Capterra

Compliance, ability to integrate different aspects of financial company data.

Pros
User-friendly interface. Good dashboard view. Collaboration with external agencies - HMRC, our accountant & book-keeper. Functionality has increased alongside our needs as a growing business. Cost-effective Excellent customer support

Cons
No trace-ability of emails sent - only a Yes or No view of whether emails (invoices) have been sent. Cannot export XL data to our Pension portal (Big booooo for the Sageone!) No auto-generation of a reference number for purchases like there is sales?! This causes us issues!! Only 1 user allowed to access Payroll platform for our subscription

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Martijn v.

It is a good tool to use for accounting

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-02-02
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy to use and connection to bank account details. It's really good to see directly the updates and it works perfect

Cons
Can't email the invoices to a special email address that they will be in the system so it take a longer time to upload the cost

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Michelle S.

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-07
Review Source: Capterra

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is easy to use, features are easy to access. Reporting for several different ranges of time-table very handy. No installation, no backup...very nice product to use!

Pros
Sage Business Cloud Accounting has all the features one would need from Accounting software. Easy to implement, do the setup, and train new Customers on how to use it. The add-on modules adds value to the software. The Accountant's easy access to assist Clients is a wonderful feature!

Cons
One improvement I would like to see: When adding a new Item from inside the Invoice screen, the new Item screen should include all features (such as selecting the Purchase account). Currently you have to exit the Invoice, create the new Item, and then continue with your Invoice

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jaco S.

Sage 300

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-06
Review Source: Capterra

The cloud based accounting solution offers a truly "connected" experience for the end user. Whether you are a salesperson travelling amd entering orders online or a Financial director viewing information while you are sitting in an airport lounge. I believe Sage accounting solutions can truly offer value for money.

Pros
From a customization point of view I think Sage 300 ranks pretty high. Most lager ERP solutions offers a square to plug a round hole.

Cons
Searching through all the modules for an Invoice and following the flow from AP to GL for example is quite cumbersome. I have had a more positive experience with other ERP solutions as a end user.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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