Sage Business Cloud Financials Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Sage Business Cloud Financials

Integrated cloud-based accounting solution for SMBs

3.21/5 (14 reviews)

Sage Business Cloud Financials overview

What is Sage Business Cloud Financials?

Sage Live is an integrated cloud-based accounting solution which helps businesses to automate financial recordings and streamline accounting activities. Sage Live is a web and mobile enabled solution which can be accessed from anywhere, anytime. The solution fully integrates with third party CRM solutions including Salesforce to access every business data from one central place and seamlessly exchange information across applications.

With Sage Live, users can receive live news feeds and notifications directly on any device, including mobile phones. Users can drill down to any historical information stored within the system and generate real-time insights. Sage Live allows for general ledger customization and separate ledgers for territory, team, and projects. The live dashboard feature enables real-time KPI (key performance indicator) monitoring. Users can log into their dedicated accounts from any device and view financial records, share invoices, submit bills, send spend requests and more.

Sage Live offers multiple report templates that can be branded and customized with company logos for business reporting. These templates can be used to generate ad-hoc and periodic reports for tax filing, annual reporting and auditing purposes. A central administrator can configure rules for software usage and set performance indicators for each user whilst iPad & iPhone users can track their accounting operations via Sage Live native mobile apps. Other features include enterprise social networking, US finance compliance management, bank integration and multiple account consolidations. The solution is suitable for small and midsize organizations looking for a scalable cloud-based accounting solution for their business.
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Pricing

Starting from
$350/month
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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Sage Business Cloud Financials reviews

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Kristen Bowen

Great accounting software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-12
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Sage has so many features! We use it for inventory, invoicing, accounting and much more! Our team can look up our parts, customers and jobs quickly and easily

Cons
It requires training to learn. You have to know what you are looking for and learn where Sage stores that information. We have had issues with multiple users adding inventory numbers. It doesn't automatically catch them.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Aaron Smith

Comparable Systems Cost Much, Much More

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-02
Review Source: Software Advice

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 accounting Multi-Currency Multi-Language Purchase Requisition/Approvals and Workflow Easy setup but can be configured as complex as you want, it's a very open database if you choose to use it that way Open API, integrates with many other web-based apps Well integrated with SalesForce Tablet and iPhone/Android apps These types of features are typically only available in enterprise level software like Intacct, Acumatica, Financial Force, X3, NetSuite, Oracle or SAP. You won't find this in Quickbooks, Freshbooks, Xero, Sage 50 or any other entry-level system. There's always been Microsoft Dynamics, Sage 100/300/500, Epicor, Infor and others, but those aren't true cloud based/browser based systems, nor are they inexpensive. What's unique about Sage Live is that they've priced it to be affordable for most companies - starts at monthly for 2 users and 1 company. 2 users and 100 companies is only $$$d/month. That is ridiculously less expensive than the other enterprise level systems out there. You can certainly use Sage Live as a small business, but the nice thing is that as you grow you can stay on the same system and not feel the need to change. If you are a mid-sized or large company, you owe it to yourself to take a look at Live before you make a decision on spending lots more money for perhaps the same thing.

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ross Cooper

Sage Financials Review

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-08
Review Source: Software Advice

Do not take the sales video/demo as something you can achieve on this product. They are nearly three years in with the product and it is not fit for purpose.

Pros
When they finish the product it will be great. Do not consider purchasing this until they have or you have a fulltime salesforce developer within your finance team.

Cons
The worst customer support I have ever experienced in 20 years of software support. Not fit for purpose. They release "upgrades" each month that they have clearly haven't tested as large parts of functionality stop working once they release it. 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Anonymous

Useful tool, keeps our books in order

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Speaking from a non-finance position, this tool has been very helpful to allow my staff to easily track all of our financial operations. I enjoy the clear, and simple printouts to give me a snapshot of specific accounts or our overall financial picture.

Cons
The software itself works great in a silo. I have had some trouble trying to link it with some non-profit donor tracking software which has meant double entry rather than a smooth sharing of information between systems.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Robust software for all our accounting, financial and CRM data

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It works great for small firms and can scale up as the company does. It takes away the need to set-up a separate server to host all of the accounting, CRM and financial that we need, so that’s a huge plus. Customer service can be easily reached and are data always more than helpful, even for simple questions that new users tend to have.

Cons
Payroll and some of the reporting can be a headache, but I suppose it could be that I’m just not using some of the features correctly. There’s still a lot I need to learn about the product, but the positive aspects definitely outnumber the negative ones ,

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Sage Business Cloud Financials pricing

Starting from
$350/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Sage Live Starter Pack, $350 per month, billed annually

Starter pack includes 2 Full Users and 6 Operating User Licenses
Additional Full User ($110 per month) and Business User ($35 per month) Licenses are available.

Sage Business Cloud Financials features

API
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Customizable Reporting
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management

Accounting Integration (157 other apps)
Audit Trail (125 other apps)
Compliance Management (172 other apps)
Data Import/Export (164 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (123 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (236 other apps)

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Additional information for Sage Business Cloud Financials

Key features of Sage Business Cloud Financials

  • 360º business view
  • Real-time data
  • live newsfeeds
  • Notifications
  • Multi-dimensional General Ledger
  • Financial performance tracking
  • Global accounting
  • Multilingual
  • Customizable reports
  • Key performance indicators tracking (KPIs)
  • Workflow management
  • Multi-company support
  • Multi-currency
  • Multi-legislation
  • Enterprise Social Network
  • Salesforce CRM integration
  • Multi-national support
  • Record sales & receipts
  • Pay bills
  • Financial reporting
  • Bank integration
  • Create & send invoices
  • Accept payments
  • Consolidate accounts
  • Accountant online access
  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Bank integration
  • Centralized business view
  • Cash accounting
  • CRM integration
  • Generate customizable reports
  • Track spend request
  • Multi-dimensional general ledger
  • Multi currency support
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Time tracking
  • Real-time notifications and newsfeeds
  • Role based usage
  • Record sales and receipts
  • Spend management
  • Salesforce integration
  • Dashboard
  • Purchasing management
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Tax management
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Benefits

• Sage Live helps businesses to streamline their entire accounting operations and minimize manual recording efforts.

• The solution fully integrates with Salesforce CRM and other business apps for the seamless exchange of financial information across business applications and the elimination of redundant data inputs.

• With a centralized dashboard, Sage Live offers a complete 360-degree view of every financial transaction with the capability to drill down to a specific transaction.

• Sage Live offers global accounting tools including multilingual and multi-currency support, which allow businesses to record and process multiple global transactions simultaneously.

• Businesses can create and send invoices directly using the software and can also export receipts in multiple file formats for recording and auditing purposes.