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Sage vs QuickBooks: Which accounting software is better?

Choosing between Sage vs QuickBooks is a common junction to come to if you've been researching for industry leading accounting software. Sage has many uncontested advantages over QuickBooks, it's a powerful, easy-to-use accounting software platform that automates admin tasks so you can focus on your business.

Let's compare Sage and QuickBooks

Features
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Core cloud accounting features
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French language product & support
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Audit trails
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Free bank feeds
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Unlimited users
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Unlimited transactions & chart of accounts
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What are the advantages of Sage versus QuickBooks?

Sage Accounting is the easy-to-use, powerful accounting solution that helps you take control of your business finances and provides the type of top-of-the-line support you expect from premier accounting software. You can find an abundance of incredible features that make Sage's value offer stand out when compared with QuickBooks.

Unlimited users

Get real-time updates in from your team, from anywhere. Sage Accounting doesn't place a cap on the number of users you can add.
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Avoid hidden transaction charges

Connect your bank, reconcile transactions, and send as many invoices as you want. All without incurring additional transaction charges.

No ads whatsoever

Contrary to competing accounting software, Sage Accounting is completely ad free so you can focus on the tasks at hand without distractions.
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Support when you need it

With our bilingual support, online chat, and free training, we're here to support you at any time.

Watch data flow seamlessly into Accounting

Connect your bank account to Sage Accounting and start importing transactions automatically to get an accurate, real-time view of your accounts.
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Get Started with Sage Accounting

No commitment, cancel at any time.

Start

Great for sole traders and freelancers.
Get 50 % off for 3 months
$17.00
$8.50 /month
You save $25.50
  • Create and send unlimited sales invoices
  • Get paid faster with integrated payments
  • Track what you're owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate your GST/HST to submit to CRA
  • Supports 1 user
  • Bilingual interface and support in English and French
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Standard

Great for small businesses.
Get 50% off for 3 months
$39.00
$19.50 /month
You save $58.50
  • Create and send unlimited invoices
  • Get paid faster with integrated payments
  • Track what you're owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate your GST/HST to submit to CRA
  • Bilingual interface and support in English and French
  • Supports unlimited users
  • Run advanced reports
  • Send unlimited quotes and estimates
  • Forecast cash flow
  • Manage purchase invoices
  • Automate receipt capture

Plus

Great for growing small businesses.
Get 50 % off for 3 months
$55.00
27.50 /month
You save $82.50
  • Create and send unlimited sales invoices
  • Get paid faster with integrated payments
  • Track what you're owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate your GST/HST to submit to CRA
  • Bilingual interface and support in English and French
  • Run advanced reports
  • Send quotes and estimates
  • Recurring invoicing
  • Manage purchase invoices
  • Track income and expenses by projects and departments
  • Forecast cash flow
  • Automate receipt capture
  • Invoice in multiple currencies
  • Multi-currency banking
  • Manage inventory
Sage Accounting

Accountant Edition

Free
For your practice<sup>4</sup>

For accountants or bookkeepers providing professional accounting or bookkeeping services for multiple fee-paying clients

  • Client subscription management—Set up, access, and manage all your Sage Accounting clients in one place.
  • 1 free subscription to Sage Accounting for your practice’s books.
  • Access to exclusive discounts for your clients' Accounting subscriptions.3

1. Get 50% off for 3 months or try free for 1 month, then $17/$39/$55 +tax/mo (tier depending). Offer valid for new customers only on monthly subscriptions of Sage Business Cloud Accounting. After the promotional period, the monthly subscription rate will renew at the then current rate. May not be combined with any other offers or discounts. To ensure continuous service your subscription plan is an automatically renewing plan. Subsequent months will automatically be billed to the same credit card each month on your anniversary date of purchase. You may terminate the plan at any time prior to your renewal data and not be charged for the renewal. 

2. Not all Accounting features available on the mobile app. Mobile devices sold separately and a data plan is required. Data access is subject to cellular provider network availability and occasional downtime due to system maintenance.

3. Discounted subscription rate valid only when client subscription account (including renewals) is linked with a Sage Accounting Accountants Edition account. If the accountant or bookkeeper cancels their client’s Sage subscription, client will be required to set up their own account at the then-current rate in order to maintain access to client’s Sage Accounting program. This offer may not be combined with any other offers or discounts. Sage reserves the right to end this promotional offer at any time.

4. For accounting professionals only. To receive and maintain access to Sage Accounting—Accountant Edition, you must be an accountant or bookkeeper providing professional accounting or bookkeeping services for multiple fee-paying clients. If at any time Sage determines that you are no longer eligible, your access will be terminated. 

Moving from QuickBooks to Sage

Making the switch from QuickBooks to Sage? No problem—you can take your data with you.

You can use our trusted partner Movemybooks to transfer 2 years of data for free, saving $100.

Learn more about switching from QuickBooks.

Mobile App

Free with every subscription—Sage mobile app works alongside your Sage Accounting, helping you control your business while you’re on the move.

Go to Google Play store Link to Apple App Store

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