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Accounting Start - £12 - Add Payroll for £0.00 + VAT /mo
Accounting Standard - £24 - Add Payroll for £0.00 + VAT /mo
Accounting Plus - £30 - Add Payroll for £0.00 + VAT /mo

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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.
I'm happy with it, with good wifi there is no lagging and it is inexpensive.

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Gail M.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Sage for Small Companies

Reviewed 3 months ago

Big thumbs up in all. I love using your product in the main.

Pros

Ease of use. Speeds up reporting. I have worked in a large organisations previously and this software generates the reports I was used to seeing as standard. They are standard in my chosen package. You can call up latest bank detail automatically from your bank. Monthly payment option to use the software. Instant access even when you are out of the office, via the app, for viewing status of invoices.

Cons

Cost increase every year without option to debate it. I do not need anything more than I have been using in the original package. I only use this software for convenience and could do all the work manually. The bank feed has failed a few times. Support has always sorted for me but it is always inconvenient to have to trouble shoot and takes time to sort.

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Andile F.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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My professional side hustle enablers

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Banking connections, this and the ease of allocation of transactions, I can track my spending habits and allocate my incomes with ease.Bookkeeping should not be hard and the solution makes sure it's a breeze.

Cons

I'm not sure it's this is a thing of the past... But I have multiple bank accounts linked and transfer between accounts can be be very complicated and you can easy duplicate transactions.I really don't like the idea of paying for add-ons such as cloud space. I think the more functionality required the more this can become expensive.

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Andy H.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A good all round accounting product, good integration, but pricey as the users increase

Reviewed 2 years ago

We replaced Sage50 with Sage200, and also Sap B1 was migrated to Sage200, with the help of Sage partners at TN4 this was a relatively pain free migration in all cases, and they all worked well to meet our timescales and requirements, as well as helping us find other partners to integrate Sage200 with other related solutions such as barcode scanning, shipping, and MRP solutions that are not in Sage out of the box.

Pros

This software does everything a small, medium or relatively large sized business would need. The backend database is SQL server, so it's fast and well structured, and we found lots of modules and external products integrate well with it.

Cons

Implementation and training needed external consultants to do it at scale and at speed. The licence model is per user, so as soon as you start adding quite a few employees the cost of running the software gets rather pricey, though it's comparable to SAP B1 for example. We used our own servers to host the application and database, and although it's called "cloud" it's really not, but perhaps in the future.

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Mahir L.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Awesome Accounting System if you can afford it!

Reviewed 2 years ago

The overall experience is definitely good and it's worth every penny if one can afford it.

Pros

Sage Accounting application improved our efficiency and business processes by much. It's features are integrated and there's no functional flaws at all; we can trust it's reports!

Cons

When you have 10+ users, it'll be a bit expensive to maintain Sage. Besides, initially the learning curve to get accustomed to it's features may take some more time for the traditional ERP system users

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Aviation & Aerospace, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A saviour for start-ups and SMEs! Sage is like a digital CFO

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Features! The wide array of features from automated invoice generation, reminders to follow-up actions, report & analytics generation for sharing with shareholders or investors, etc. make sage a must-use for small and medium enterprises. Cuts down unwanted bottlenecks in finances, payroll, while saving significant costs and downtime.

Cons

Pricing is a bit steeper compared to alternatives. Although the premium pricing is justified by sage's product, I feel it is still not accessible to early stage companies. Maybe, a specific plan focused on start-ups offering only limited features that start-ups use on a day-to-day basis would be fantastic.

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Simon H.

Construction, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sage

Reviewed 2 years ago

Excellent, the more you learn about the software the more possibilities to improve your business, an all in one package.

Pros

With starting on a new venture it was imperative to start off with the right software, Sage gives us everything we currently need in terms of invoicing, banking, ensuring all payments (in & out) are allocated, plus the flexibility to set up your own product codes & pricing structure specific to our business.

Cons

I would like to see a word search feature included in the invoice and purchasing section, rather than have to go through individual invoices to find the product I am looking for.

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Vishal R.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Can definitely Work with IT!!!!!

Reviewed 4 years ago

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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Johan W.

Retail, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Sage One - Good for a Chicken Farmer in Zimbabwe

Reviewed a year ago

No comment, as it was developed by Pastel and not a lot of effort was placed in developing a descent accounting platform.

Pros

Sage is very cheap, but with it comes a entry level accounting platform. Definately not a Rolls Royce like Microsoft Business Central.

Cons

Uploading and deleting items and customers and suppliers. Very entry level. This product does not come close to Business Central. Sage is more an accounting platform for third world countries.

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Victoria G.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Why Sage Business Cloud Accounting Is the Best Solution For Independent Bookkeepers

Reviewed a year ago

Sage Cloud Based Accounting - runs not only our own business, its client structure and management thereof, it forms a key central hub from where we can deploy the various other Sage functions we use for our clients be that accounting functions, CIS, Payroll, year end accounts, VAT etc. Put in concise words - one log on - one hub - everything contained within it. It liberally is a one stop solution for a bookkeeping or accounting practice of any size.

Pros

Sage provides a one stop cloud based solution with the power to tackle the most complex clients and the ease of use to mean that using it is not a chore - its well laid out, graphically pleasing and the menus have a logical and intuitive structure - it is easy to gain proficiency in its use and deployment and its advanced functionality is attainable without too much head scratching. Customer service...

Cons

No - I say no because Sage are good enough to listen to improvement suggestions from end users, log them and incorporate the key ones in their roadmap - again the transparency of Sage and the inclusivity means that any teething problems are documented and supported until they are untimely resolved.

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Rendani N.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Sage Business Cloud Accounting review

Reviewed 3 years ago

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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Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Reviewed 3 years ago

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is easy to set up and use. I loved that it easily integrated with our existing business. With internet access, the software is accessible from anywhere and is available on mobile devices. It makes bank reconciliation and invoicing easy.

Pros

Installation and implementation are easy. I like that the features are easy to use even for non-accounting persons. It enables real time sharing of files with clients and colleagues which saves on time and eliminates the need to direct email invoices. This makes debtor management easy and less costly. Accessibility from a mobile device is a huge plus when one is on the move. The software is also affordable and has a free trial. Sage has good customer support.

Cons

Since the software can only be accessed online, it is difficult to work with when internet speeds are slow or when there is no connection at all. Sometimes bank sync feed is slow and the handling of foreign currency bank transactions could do with some improvements.

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Elizabeth W.

Retail, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Sage Business Cloud Accounting- easy accounting software

Reviewed 10 months ago

One thing I have to point out is that Sage customer service is quick to respond and even offers helpful resources like podcasts and blogs to help improve usability. They are also open to receive feedback from users to improve, which I consider a good thing, since they listen to their users.

Pros

I have a couple of years using Sage Business Cloud Accounting and have had a generally good experience. I liked the interface with its intuitive and clean menus. Although I'm not an accounting professional, setting up accounts was easy. The platform is very easy to use, makes data entry easy and allows you to sync bank accounts for added convenience. Plus, it's perfect for small and medium-sized businesses, and you can even manage two-business accounts at the base price.

Cons

Something I don't like is that it doesn't have good integration with other software, the interface needs to be improved, since it becomes somewhat monotonous, the synchronization of bank information sometimes loads very slowly.

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Paul M.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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owner

Reviewed 2 years ago

My accountant can open a copy and quickly finish the year and tax preparation saving me time and money.

Pros

I have used it for a very long time and it works very easily for me. It has evolved but never change so much as to make it difficult to keep using using. Sage has much more than I need but is still competitive with price and easy to use what I need.

Cons

I never got the hang of bank reconciliation to work faster than manually but is me and I do not have a great deal of entries.

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Eugenio C.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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a tool to trust if there is budget for it

Reviewed 3 years ago

very good, all the accounting department can work with it.

Pros

the robustness of the software, it does not save locally any file, is connecting to the server for every query.

Cons

the price is very high, the company need to be bigger to be able to pay this software, the customer service is not very good in the it section, they are accountants.

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Michelle S.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Reviewed 4 years ago

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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Matthew T.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Abysmal software and customer service experience

Reviewed 5 years ago

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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Bruno S.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Sage could accounting - innovative solution

Reviewed 3 years ago

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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Aaron S.

Management Consulting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Comparable Systems Cost Much, Much More

Reviewed 8 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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Johan W.

Retail, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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

Reviewed 6 years ago

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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Terry L.

Photography,

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A very simple online accounting system

Reviewed 7 years ago

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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Karen N.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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

Reviewed 6 years ago

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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Daniel R.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Simple, easy and professional accountancy.

Reviewed a year ago

very pleasant.

Pros

Easy to navigate, simple to use and looks the dogs.

Cons

There is no feature from sage itself for online payments. Subbing it to stripe is very expensive for big payments. I wish sage would have this feature included within their monthly billing and for small businesses we wouldn't get stung so badly with these card charges.

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Corinne H.

Hospital & Health Care, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Sage Accounting For Us

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

The cloud version of Sage works well for our business. We all have access to the same product which is up to date at all times.

Cons

The difference in price between the packages. We currently have Sage Accounting and were looking for a multi location stock programme. This would be on Line 50 Advanced which is over £150 per month difference in the price.

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John S.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Sage 50 Accounting Sofware

Reviewed 3 months ago

I have used Sage50 for 25 years. It is in my opinion the best on the market but price prevents me from recommending to everyone

Pros

Easy to use Excellent reporting functions Great analysis

Cons

Down load to Excel need improving Expensive compared to Xero etc.

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Nicola C.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Sage Accounting Review

Reviewed 3 months ago

I highly recommend Sage to clients and friends. Easy to use and great value. I have a fantastic Account manager and I always get the help needed

Pros

It's easy to set up and train clients to use. Even someone with little technical experience can easily use once set up by a professional

Cons

Mobile app doesn't allow you to process as much as the online version