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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?

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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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 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.

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.

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.

Choose a plan and migrate from Xero to Sage today

Sage Business Cloud Accounting Start

Sage Accounting Start

Save 50% for 3 months
$7.00 /month1
You save $21.00

Entry level accounting software. Ideal for self-employed and micro businesses.

  • Bilingual in English and French
  • Supports one user
  • Create and send invoices
  • Get paid faster with integrated payments
  • Track what you're owed
  • Track what you've paid
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate your GST/HST to submit to CRA
  • Essential Reports
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Sage Accounting

Save 50% for 3 months
$15.00 /month1
You save $45.00

Powerful cloud accounting software for small businesses. Includes everything from Sage Accounting Start, plus:

  • Integrated Payroll through Payment Evolution3
  • Run advanced reports
  • Send quotes and estimates
  • Recurring invoicing
  • Manage purchase invoices
  • Track income and expenses by projects and departments
  • Forecast cash flow
  • Manage multiple currencies
  • Track your inventory
  • Snap receipts with AutoEntry.4

Migrate to Sage from QuickBooks FAQs

It's super easy.

First, sign up for a free trial of Sage Accounting. Once you have set up your free trial account of Sage Accounting, you can go into your Xero account and begin exporting your accounting data to a .CSV file. To do this, go to the Accounting menu, selcect "Advanced," and then click "Export accounting data".

Next, select the date range of the accounting data you'd like to export, and then click "Download" to download a .CSV file of your Xero accounting data and save it to a convenient place on your computer.

Now, you can go into Sage Accounting, and import the .CSV file there.

Find out more about importing accounting data to Sage Accounting.





Exporting your Xero data to import into Sage Accounting is easy. See the FAQ above for export and import instructions.
Yes you can! It's easy. See the FAQ above for export and import instructions.

Sage Accounting is much easier to use than Xero, and even learns how to categorize transactions quicker automatically the more you use it.

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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.

  1. Offer valid for new customers only on monthly subscriptions of Sage Business Cloud Accounting. Discounted subscription rate is only for the first three (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 $14 or $30 /mo (tier depending).
  3. Payment Evolution is a third-party app that would require additional usage fees.
  4. Snap and upload data from unlimited receipts, invoices, and supplier statements with AutoEntry. 50% off your first 3 months. Accounting only.