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

Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Cloud accounting & invoicing for small business

4.08/5 (162 reviews)

Sage Business Cloud Accounting overview

What is Sage Business Cloud Accounting?

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is accounting software that helps simplify accounting and invoicing processes for entrepreneurs and small businesses by automating important tasks from sales and purchases to cashflow, VAT, and reporting. iOS and Android apps for mobile allow users to take care of their accounting from anywhere, at anytime, and on any connected device.

Sage Business Cloud Accounting's features support every step in the business process, allowing users to create quotes, estimates, invoices, and statements, as well as track the amount each customer owes at-a-glance, and chase overdue balances. By connecting their bank, users can have all transactions seamlessly flow into Sage Business Cloud Accounting with automatic matching to invoices. Machine learning technology helps reduce manual entry, and intelligently learns category selections.

With Sage Business Cloud Accounting, entrepreneurs and small business owners can generate reports and get insight on profit & loss, trial balance, balance sheet, and more to help improve business decisions. Users are also able to calculate and submit VAT returns to HMRC for compliance, as well as view cashflow forecasts to plan ahead and estimate what funds the business will need or have in the future. Cashflow statements allow users to understand and track money moving in and out of the business.
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Pricing

Starting from
£3/month
Pricing options
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, French, German, Spanish
Sage Business Cloud Accounting screenshot: Access Sage One at work, at home, and on-the-go via desktop, tablet or phoneSage One Accounting - Product OverviewSage Business Cloud Accounting screenshot: Get reports and insight into the business from the summary tab with visual data representationsSage Business Cloud Accounting screenshot: Create invoices to send to customers by selecting products and entering pricesSage Business Cloud Accounting screenshot: Connect accounts to banks such as Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest, RBS, and hundreds moreSage Business Cloud Accounting screenshot: Add bank accounts, credit cards and loans to automatically import transactionsSage Business Cloud Accounting screenshot: Check and match account entries against statements for bank reconciliation

Sage Business Cloud Accounting reviews

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Magdalene van der Walt

Sage Business Cloud - Cannot Do Business Without It

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I love the fact that my clients and I can share the same system in different locations. It also has an app that I can use on the go for invoicing and quotes.

Cons
Currently, I don't have any grips with the system.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Cathy Jensen

Simple to learn, gives you great data

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-04-23
Review Source: Capterra

I started a new job and I was up and running on invoicing at the end of the week, by week two I was able to post cash. It did take a little bit of time to familiarize myself the reports and with the general ledger. When I covered accounts payable it was also very intuitive. One of the most intuitive computer systems I have worked with ever.

Pros
The company I got a job with a few years ago used Sage, I was apprehensive about learning a new computer system but Sage was easy. It was intuitive if you have a little experience and accounting knowledge. It gives very great reports and gives you a lot of basic detail. I like.the fact that you can drill down to give various information.

Cons
There were a few times that I wish there was an online help to explain a few questions. There are a lot of reports and I feel like you may have to look at several reports to pull some advanced details.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Just don't

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-03-11
Review Source: Capterra

I wanted to use Sage business accounting cloud for basic bookkeeping and I couldn't even do this. My experience was of utter frustration. 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. Clients were charged for software that they didn't even use. Some clients were charged for software that I had already paid for. Nobody in accounts could fix it. Not even the directors were able to fix it. What an absolute disaster. I am absolutely at a loss as to how they are still in business.

Pros
The sage logo hinted that it may be similar to their line 50 product. Oh, how wrong I was. There is quite literally nothing good I can say about this software, their customer support nor their accounts and billing team.,

Cons
It falls way short of functional. It couldn't be further behind the competition if they did nothing. Essential features like repeating invoices were missing. You can't pay with or receive into the director's loan account. You are restricted in the number and type of bank/cash accounts you can have. Fixing anything is a mammoth task and even then, it doesn't actually fic the issues.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Jaco Schoeman

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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Terry Livesey

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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Sage Business Cloud Accounting pricing

Starting from
£3/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Start: £3.00 + VAT, per month

Accounting: £10 + VAT, per month

Sage Business Cloud Accounting features

Accounting Management
Customizable Reporting
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics

API (256 other apps)
Accounting Integration (158 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (207 other apps)
Audit Trail (126 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (159 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (174 other apps)
Compliance Management (173 other apps)
Data Import/Export (167 other apps)
Electronic Payments (158 other apps)
Expense Tracking (157 other apps)
Real Time Data (143 other apps)
Third Party Integration (188 other apps)
Workflow Management (141 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Key features of Sage Business Cloud Accounting

  • Invoicing
  • Quotes
  • Estimates
  • Statements
  • Overdue balance tracking
  • Connect to banks
  • Reports and insight
  • Profit & loss
  • Balance sheet
  • Trial balance
  • Calculate and submit HMRC VAT
  • Cashflow forecasts
  • Mobile apps
  • Sell products and services
  • Multi-user
  • Purchase invoices
  • Muti-company
  • Multi-currency invoicing
  • Analysis types
  • Pro-forma invoices
  • Remittance advice
  • Credit notes
  • Delivery notes
  • Machine learning
  • Automatic matching
  • Bank reconciliation
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Benefits

Create and manage quotes, estimates, invoices, and statements and send them to clients directly from the Sage Business Cloud Accounting platform, and track any unpaid or overdue balances.

Cashflow forecasts help business owners plan ahead by estimating how much money the business will have or need in the future.

By connecting banks, transactions can flow directly into Sage Business Cloud Accounting and are automatically matched to invoices.

Manage multiple companies with Sage Business Cloud Accounting and navigate between them within a single account, as well as invoice international customers in their currency with multi-currency invoicing.


The Sage Business Cloud Accounting platform can be tailored to any business workflow and integrates with popular add-ons.