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Xero vs Sage: Which accounting software is better?

Sage Accounting gives you more powerful features with an easy-to-use interface. Make the switch and take back control of your business.

Xero or Sage—which accounting software is better?

Features
Sage Xero
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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 Project profitability
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Find a better Xero alternative

Sage Accounting is the easy-to-use, powerful accounting solution that empowers you to take control of your business finances so you can focus on growing your business.

Track profitability

Create analysis types to help you to categorize and group customers, vendors, products, and services. Track how profitable a given project is by customer, vendor, product group, and more.

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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.

French language support

Sage Accounting is available in French and our bilingual support team is available to help you whether you when you need assistance.
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Support when you need it

With our online chat and free training, we're here to support you at any time. Plus, it's super easy to use and a dedicated success coach is available to help you get started.

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

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Start

Great for solopreneurs and freelancers.
FREE for 3 months
$17.00
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You save $51.00
  • 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.
FREE for 3 months
$39.00
C$0.00 1
You save $117.00
  • 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
  • Snap receipts with AutoEntry
Accounting Plus

Plus

Great for growing small businesses.
FREE for 3 months
$55.00
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You save $165.00
  • 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
  • Snap receipts with AutoEntry
  • 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 subscriptions5
  1. Offer valid for new customers only on monthly subscriptions of Sage Business Cloud Accounting. Discounted subscription rate is only for the first 3 months after which 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. Start your free trial and receive 1 month free, then $17, $39, or $55 /month (tier depending).
  3. Snap and upload data from unlimited receipts, invoices, and supplier statements with AutoEntry. 
  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. 
  5. Discounted subscription rate valid only when client subscription account (including renewals) is linked with a Sage Accounting – Accountant 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. 

Moving from Xero to Sage

Making the switch from Xero 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 Xero.

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.

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