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Overview

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Sage 50cloud Accounting is an online accounting solution for SMBs with Office 365 integration that helps manage accounting,...

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QuickBooks Online is a complete small business accounting solution which allows users to manage all their financial data...

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  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
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  • 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
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  • Video tutorials

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33

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

30

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

3.9

382

5

4

3

2

1

145

127

61

22

27

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
81%
would recommend this app

4.3

6.6K

5

4

3

2

1

3.6K

1.9K

594

165

192

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
92%
would recommend this app

Pros

Customer service is outstanding. This product does everything we need to run our business from payroll to inventory.
Sage50 is a widely used product for a good reason. Sage is very user friendly and combines many of the necessary items for businesses.
Overall, a good piece of software and it still does exactly what you need it to do.

Pros

It's a user friendly service with great customer care, wonderful service if u have a small business.
Fields to fill and perfectly links the data from one end like ap and AR to the bank reconciliation. Great reports on transactions for the month or period if interest.
We love that it helps us streamline efforts, is easy to use, and is easy to train others on. QuickBooks Online has definitely been one of the best technology pieces of our administration.

Cons

Difficult to find problem relating to prior year. Lack of Efficiency while entering Journal Entry.
But as you begin to actually understand accounting and your bookkeeping goes on and on you discover some very frightening things about Quickbooks.
We are also constrained by the # of fields within the payroll module--as far as the category in which the employee worked. We also lament the lack of integration with our bank, microsoft programs etc.

Cons

This is extremely unprofessional and unacceptable from the company that is supposed to have your books.
The problem is that doing your own taxes online becomes risky the more you have to account for.
Other than tracking my expenditures, the whole system is a pain. Error messages constantly received because "there's a message from your bank" bla bla bla.
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Key features

  • Total features86
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 1099 Preparation
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Address Validation
  • Aging Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Batch Processing
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Consumer Use Tax
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Core Accounting
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Management
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Templates
  • Donation Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Exemption Management
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Government
  • For Higher Education
  • For Medical Purposes
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Real Estate
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Small Businesses
  • For Trucking Industry
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fund Management
  • General Ledger
  • Grant Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • K-12
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multi-State
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Overpayment Processing
  • PCI Compliance
  • PO Reconciliation
  • Partial Payments
  • Partnership Accounting
  • Payment Collection
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Reports
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Payments
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Revenue Recognition
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Reporting
  • Spend Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supplier Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Filing
  • Tax Management
  • Taxability Verification
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Transaction Management
  • Transaction Tracking
  • Trend Analysis
  • Trust Accounting
  • User Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Vendor Management
  • Version Control
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Total features172
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 1099 Preparation
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Address Validation
  • Aging Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Batch Processing
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Consumer Use Tax
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Core Accounting
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Management
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Templates
  • Donation Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Exemption Management
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Government
  • For Higher Education
  • For Medical Purposes
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Real Estate
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Small Businesses
  • For Trucking Industry
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fund Management
  • General Ledger
  • Grant Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • K-12
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multi-State
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Overpayment Processing
  • PCI Compliance
  • PO Reconciliation
  • Partial Payments
  • Partnership Accounting
  • Payment Collection
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Reports
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Payments
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Revenue Recognition
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Reporting
  • Spend Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supplier Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Filing
  • Tax Management
  • Taxability Verification
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Transaction Management
  • Transaction Tracking
  • Trend Analysis
  • Trust Accounting
  • User Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Vendor Management
  • Version Control
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment

Integrations

  • Total integrations125
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • Gmail
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net
  • Total integrations973
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • Gmail
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net

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Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Sage 50cloud Accounting

Great product, but you have to know how to use it

Reviewed 5 years ago

I consult with small businesses and some of my clients use/used Sage 50. My Sage 50 clients work in services, merchandise (drop shipping), transportation, and manufacturing. Sage 50 is a great software, but from what I've seen it takes a while to learn.

Pros

I'm a CPA and small business consultant. I have worked with some clients that use/used Sage 50. Sage 50 has a lot of good accounting functionality and makes it possible to record transactions and review reports, which is what an accounting software should do.

Cons

My main complaint about Sage 50 is the lack of documentation/support. I've used and recommend QuickBooks frequently because QuickBooks has easy to access phone/chat/online support and there are tutorials all over the web. I wish Sage 50 had more support like QuickBooks.

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Ramin E.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud Accounting is a robust cloud software

Reviewed a year ago

I like Sage because it is a powerful accounting software, but it needs to improve some of its features

Pros

It is professional software for accountants. It is fast and has no downtime.

Cons

It is far behind QuickBooks Online. Sage needs to improve its user interface. it is okay for an accountant to use but I found it hard for clients to work with it.

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Daniel Y.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Quick books pro

Reviewed a year ago

Es fácil equilibrar su cuenta corriente y realizar un seguimiento de los gastos de la libreta de cheques.

Pros

Lo más útil de QuickBooks Online es la opción Cuentas por pagar. Creo que las organizaciones hacen un seguimiento de las cosas que son más valiosas para mí. Tengo más de 100 empleados y, como puede imaginar, mi vida está bastante ocupada.

Cons

Lo más inútil de QuickBooks en línea es que nadie está ahí para ti, pero la línea de soporte es absolutamente increíble, como si alguien estuviera ahí para ti, así que es increíble cómo trabajan contigo como si estuvieran ahí para ti. Realice un seguimiento de todo en su sistema para que no tenga que adivinar dónde están y dónde está usted mientras hace las cosas. Su sistema de apoyo también es el número uno.

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Gwen L C.

Environmental Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Sage 50cloud Accounting

Possibilities are endless

Reviewed 8 years ago

Sage 50 has the capability of being as good as if not better than QuickBooks; however, it is in desperate need of Service Techs do not have the ability to resolve issues, they send emails with links to help pages that don't resolve the problem. There is no reason why Sage 50 should be able to resolve the fact that transactions are posted in the general ledger but don't show up on the reconciliation screen. There is no reason why there isn't any capability of merging customers, vendors, etc when employees have duplicated accounts unnecessarily. The class they want you to take and complete in 90 days while working full time in a new position, is also antiquated. The classes don't coincide with the manuals which are full of errors and typos.

Pros

It is similar to Sage Timberline

Cons

It severely lacks in functionality that you have with QuickBooks and Sage Timberline.

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Betty S.

Accounting, self-employed

Used other for 2+ years

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Sage 50cloud Accounting

Too Rigid

Reviewed 4 years ago

Lack of flexibility, fairly poor support. No choice of other software from Sage with more flexability.

Pros

Software observes standard accounting principles. No "Other" vendors, excessive flexibility seen in QuickBooks.

Cons

Much too rigid, worked with this software when it was Peachtree, and since change to Sage 100, no change to software in 20 years.

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Jeri M.

Design, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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Very BAD customer service

Reviewed a year ago

The most frustrating was the customer service experience. We were not able to get call back numbers, they continually charged our credit card for service we could not access. Once we closed our account they continued to charge us for an additional 6 months. We would spend hours on the phone with seemingly helpful individuals who obviously knew nothing. Promises to call back were not followed up - they set up 3 accounts that they found confusing, we called every month for help and nothing was resolved. I am now filing fraud charges.

Pros

The salespeople were not helpful. They were good at selling the software but were not able to live up to any of the promises of customer support. We had to cancel our first subscription. They gave incorrect compatibility information and were even less helpful getting us onto the cloud based software.

Cons

It should have been easier than it was. We have gone back to using Quickbooks

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Financial Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Sage 50cloud Accounting

Worst experience ever

Reviewed 4 years ago

I had one call and because the tech rep could not stay on the phone while I did as he asked, he did up a ticket...which he immediately closed. When I called back in they could not / would not reopen that ticket. I got pushed to sales and they would not give me back my one support call. That rep said I could speak with a supervisor, then pushed me back to tech. When I called in, someone took my name for the supervisor to call me back, and that never happened. This is the worst customer service I have seen in years. Meanwhile my newly purchased upgrade, is not doing what it is supposed to. Thanks for nothing Sage!

Pros

Fine once you get used to it; it is not as user friendly as Quickbooks

Cons

Functionality between computers has been a problem and tech did not help; read below

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Daniel J.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Sage slowly catching up with Xero, QuickBooks and others

Reviewed 9 months ago

It is definitely getting better and better but still lagging behind Xero or QuickBooks

Pros

It now does most, if not all of the things expected from online software for bookkeeping and accounts.

Cons

The feel is still old fashioned, not very intuitive, though for people coming from desktop Sage this should not be a problem. Still not many apps link with Sage, compared to e.g. Xero

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Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage Peachtree is better...not easier

Reviewed 11 years ago

I have used both for several years. There is no question that Sage/Peachtree is not as "user-friendly" as Quickbooks...at least for the first month or two. But as you begin to actually understand accounting and your bookkeeping goes on and on you discover some very frightening things about Quickbooks. They put everything onto one, big, gigantic database-unlike almost every other accounting system...

Pros

Usually lower in price. It doesn't try to hide the "debits and credits" as much as quickbooks does. In the long run that is a good thing. You will learn real accounting much quicker with peachtree than quickbooks (and you should learn it anyway).

Cons

Peachtree is not as popular as quickbooks so there are not as many "3rd party add ons" available. If there is some particular 3rd party add on you need to use and only quickbooks has it then the decision is made for you.

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Jennifer S.

Accounting, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Only Software I Recommend

Reviewed 5 years ago

I have all of my client on Sage 50, because of the functionality and proper accounting methodology.

Pros

Sage 50 is designed for accountants. It does do operation behind the scenes like Quickbooks, like reconciling bank accounts without finding the differences.

Cons

I can be expensive, but not out of line with other software.

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Patrick L.

Philanthropy, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Sage 50cloud Accounting

Good all inclusive inexpensive software geared to accountants

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

It's a relatively inexpensive, feature-packed software package that makes sense to accountants, rather than Quickbooks which is geared more toward the layperson.

Cons

It is a bit ponderous in that it takes up a fair bit of resources on your PC. It can become crushingly slow at times.

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NIcki M.

Restaurants, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sage 50cloud Accounting

More bang for your,buck!

Reviewed 4 years ago

The use of Sage over Quickbooks is a total 360. It's so easy to navigate and find the transactions and reports you need to use.

Pros

I use this software at my actual job. I like the ease of use so much that I am switching to using it at my second job.

Cons

Tax code formulas, if something is missing I have no idea how to correct it.

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Deirdre L.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Controller

Reviewed 6 years ago

This a less expensive way to get a decent bookkeeping software for your small company.

Pros

This program is a good software for a small business. It is not as intuitive as Quickbooks, but you can maneuver around the product. It meets the basic financial needs of a small business.

Cons

The software will not grow with your company. IF your company grows, you will need to switch to a more powerful software offering more flexibility in custom and stock reports.

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Jeremy M.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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Good SMB accounting software

Reviewed 7 years ago

Great basic accounting software

Pros

Sage 50 is great for startups and SMBs looking to upgrade from quickbooks or freshbooks. The reporting functionality is a little obtuse, but it's much more powerful than what's available through other low cost solutions.

Cons

The software feels outdated and has a couple of small, annoying bugs. For example, if you connect to Sage via wifi and then ethernet, sometimes it will count that as two users logging in.

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Chris S.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Sage 50cloud Accounting

Does The Job But Expensive

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, not too impressed. Yes it does the job, but it’s expensive and Sage keep increasing their prices year on year trying to justify uplifts on pretty useless product additions. Also the lack of ANY customer support, unless you pay for it, is pretty poor when spending so much every month.

Pros

As it’s a leading accounting software clearly it does the job and has everything you need. The range of functions is vast.

Cons

The software is quite difficult to use, training online is confusing, and a newbie would struggle in places.

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Angelo C.

Arts and Crafts, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Sage 50cloud Accounting

Good but outdated

Reviewed 3 years ago

Does the job but has become outdated

Pros

Very powerful basic accounting features. Handles simply inventory. Optional payroll works.

Cons

Outdated with very little online connectivity. No available integrations. Multi-user is poor. Can't grow as the company grows

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Brian F.

Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Good option for non-profits

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Installed for a large non-profit and meets their needs for accounting. They do not use any addons such as payroll, but meets all other needs. Up there with Quickbooks as one of the best accounting tools.

Cons

On a local install there are issues with licensing, say if a user account gets locked up and you close the program, the server still thinks the user is signed in and it will give an error for that user at the next login. No known workaround aside from user reboot.

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Mary S.

Retail, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sage 50cloud Accounting

First class software for accounting

Reviewed 9 months ago

Could not do without Sage for Mail Order online business its a must.

Pros

Does all I need in one software package with great backup included in price.

Cons

takes time to manually add entries but it works great

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Emma W.

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Sage Peachtree - Great Alternative to Quickbooks

Reviewed 12 years ago

Hi have used Quickbooks for many years until someone recommended to me Peachtree. It is actually a very complete accounting solution and I think that even a junior accountant would be able to use this tool immediately.

Pros

Easy to use Complete Solution Sage Advisor

Cons

No cons were added to this review

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Elisa S.

Computer Software,

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Sage 50cloud Accounting

User friendly

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

The product is very user friendly and the customer service is great.

Cons

When using payroll without Sage services you cannot send out payroll stubs and needing a online solution for payroll time tracking that is cost effective.

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Dani B.

Hospitality, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Looking to switch

Reviewed 6 years ago

Easy to use and train others.

Pros

Syncs with ADP payroll for easy payroll general ledger journal entry; works okay for basic accounting needs (AR/AP).

Cons

Many users are not trained with Sage (quickbooks is more common), poor customer service, does not sync with other databases that my company uses; invoicing is cumbersome; adding multiple users is expensive; cannot have more than 1 user in software at a time.

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Mark S.

Facilities Services, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Sage 50cloud Admin

Reviewed 2 months ago

In general, fair. As an Admin I found the regular updates and data errors which occur from time to time a problem.

Pros

The user interface is fairly well laid out with good online documentation when there is a problem.

Cons

It is not strictly a cloud service and requires regular software updates which can be problematic when there are multiple users is the business. We used an RDS machine with multiple users logging in to overcome this. However, this does make it expensive.

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Brandon T.

Package/Freight Delivery, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Sage 50 Review

Reviewed 5 years ago

Sage has always been helpful through online or phone calls whenever you need them. Find the right consultant for you, and you experience improves.

Pros

There is alot of things that are already set up for you to just hit the ground running and a lot of items integrated into the system to help small businesses that need a solution but no time to customize a whole system.

Cons

Sage 50 allows for minimal customization from their out of the box set up software. This plays as an advantage, but does not allow you to get the information you want in the view you want.

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Sarah D.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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It gets the job done!

Reviewed 6 years ago

The software is pretty self explanatory meaning I don't believe new users would require additional training in order to use the product. I think if they would develop a better adjustment scenario (ie. Journal Entry adjustments) I think this product would rate up there with QuickBooks. This product is definitely worth the look!

Pros

The customer service at Sage is extremely helpful! I have had to call multiple times, and each and every time they patiently help me through my problem. I think it's great if you have a small to medium sized manufacturing business and want something to keep track of everything.

Cons

Comparing the software to QuickBooks, I think there is a lack of efficiency in entering Journal Entries especially when you happen to find a problem that originated in a prior year. Other than that, I think the software is great for recording daily transactions and keeping track of inventory (for small to medium businesses).

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Patrick R.

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Used for months during the start of business to support GL and AP

Reviewed 6 years ago
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The new cloud version has online capabilities to collect or view data from any device. The bank interface is easy to configure and use

Cons

A lot of gadgets for accounting software. It makes the delivery of the pertinent data difficults on tablets and phones

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Joshua C.

Accounting, self-employed

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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QuickBooks Online

Highly recommended software

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall experience was pretty good but then again, I don’t use it on a daily basis

Pros

I am an accounting student and. I am in my first year of uni so I haven’t used this software a lot but I have heard it is highly recommended, it’s either this or sage or East books

Cons

It was a bit complicated to understand, but you could always learn how to use it of if YouTube

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Hey there, Joshua. We'd like to welcome you to the QuickBooks family. We'd like to help simplify the learning process when it comes to QuickBooks. We recommend checking out our community page for tips, answers to commonly asked questions and more: (community.intuit.com). We also have a tutorial page that will help explain how to use QuickBooks and what features comes with it: (https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/tutorials?product=QuickBooks%20Self-Employed). We hope this information helps and wish you the best! -Jay, The QuickBooks Team.

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Paul A.

1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Constant billing problem and been locked out of my account.

Reviewed 6 years ago

Looking at sage now.

Pros

Easy to use and navigate. Once you have put all your products on and the customers, doing a bill is quick and easy.

Cons

I keep getting locked out of my account, Apple say its active and up to date but Quickbooks say its a billing problem and want me to migrate my billing direct instead of sorting the problem.

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Elliott P.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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QUICKBOOKS Online - Great fit for our small business

Reviewed 3 years ago

Prior to switching, our old software was installed on one PC in our office. There was no remote access without some sort of remote sharing software. And backups had to be scheduled. They could be autorecurring, but unlike cloud services where your work is just there, we had to think about this a bit more. The other main benefit was the training and support we get with QBO vs other. With our old software, training was VERY expensive (for us, a small business with two users), in excess of $100 per hour and usually the training had to be purchased in bulk. With QBO, the onboarding and support / training were included. So I really don't feel like I get "nickel and dimed" as much.

Pros

One of our primary reasons for switching to QBO from Sage was the the fact that the service is cloud based and more user friendly / intuitive. With a basic understanding of accounting principles, most should be able to set, use and truly benefit from QBO.

Cons

Customer service can sometimes be a bit tricky. But ultimately, we are able to resolve questions / issues.

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pavan k.

Accounting, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Reviewed 2 years ago

Not good, not bad, just average

Pros

Being cloud base, its easy accessible anywhere with internet even on mobile and low weight.

Cons

Misses some basic accounting concept such as no option to add accounting & invoice date different.

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Suchitra V.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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QuickBooks Online

Online software for accounting with high performance

Reviewed a year ago

save time and minimize human error streamline processes and increase efficiency

Pros

cloud accounting invoicing online banking accounting reports cash flow management time tracking accounting reports multiple users.

Cons

Missing data Datas on Quicksbook could be saved properly, products are easy to use, and existing business process is not difficult in this application

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Rebecca P.

Accounting, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Super easy to use

Reviewed 3 years ago

We use it for one of our subsidiaries to keep track of our records.

Pros

It's easy to use, much more intuitive than Netsuite or Sage. It's easy to search for vendors and find what you need.

Cons

Limited functionality compared to some bigger systems. Can't figure out how to post journal entries without copying a previous one. Bank feed doesn't get the account right half the time.

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Lisa N.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent reporting and automation

Reviewed 8 months ago

I've been a user of Quickbooks products since 2003. It has been great. Prior to that I was struggling with Sage. I used Sage for 3 years and Sage payroll. But when I discovered Quickbooks, to me, it lived up to its name... it was quick to do the books... I've done their training, I've an advanced certified pro advisor and user and the company has treated me (I feel) as a client user extremely well over the years.

Pros

Auto invoicing, payroll module that's integrated, sending out reports automatically, great customer service and supportive software provider. Receipt capture (although not every sophisticated) still does the job.

Cons

What I'm struggling with is this new tax feature, to then be able to file year end accounts, but once I've grasped it... I think it'll be a game changer for how I do business. The process will be quicker, which'll free up my time.

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Jibraan U.

Retail, 5,001-10,000 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Great product, easy to deploy and very limited training needed

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, it's okay for a cheaper product than some other competitors but wouldn't be my first choice accounting software.

Pros

It's generally easy to use and can be easily trained out to staff. No accounting knowledge is needed

Cons

I don't think the interface is as clean as Sage which is much easier to drill down to transactional level

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Zachary C.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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QuickBooks - Acct Industry Standard

Reviewed 4 years ago

Quickbooks handles our budgeting and tracking needs very efficiently, effectively, and in a time-saving manner. It's a great software!

Pros

Quickbooks is a very intuitive, user-friendly accounting software. As with any accounting software, it requires an appropriate knowledge of accounting, but with that, it's easy to navigate, search accounts, track spending and payments, etc.

Cons

Quickbooks as an accounting software requires a knoweldge of accounting. This is in no way a dislike of Quickbooks, but someone looking to learn it without basic accounting knowledge would struggle.

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An N.

Architecture & Planning, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Quickbooks Online User for new business startups

Reviewed 6 years ago

From downloads to organization, this has been very useful with setting our business. I couldn't imagine having to hire an accountant.

Pros

The online features avoid the hassles of non accessibility. Plus one subscription allows access to more than one admin and also the CPA.

Cons

Just like anything else, accounting software requires an accounting background, but at least it helped me navigate it.

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Pritesh P.

Retail, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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