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Accounts payable automation software for small businesses

Bring balance to your back-office using AP automation. Manage finance tasks from one place, including your bank, payment systems, purchase and expense automation, and credit supply. 

Make AP automation a breeze

Efficiency is on your side with the benefits of accounts payable automation. 

Know your spending at all times

Keep track of every penny your business spends with simplified, automated features that remove the burden of manual data entry. 

Avoid hours of admin

Digitising your financial records ensures that no expense goes missing. Wave goodbye to stacks of paperwork. 

Manage finances with confidence

Know when and where your business is due to collect and pay up with connected banking, automated data capture, and insight-filled dashboards. 

How can your business benefit from AP automation?

From keeping your reports accurate, to boosting your business productivity, AP automation features give you the power to take back your time and focus on your business. 

Save time and money

Cut back on the hours taken up by manual data entry using automated data capture with Purchase Automation. With Accounting Standard and Plus, you can automate tasks and refocus on results. 

  • Automate data capture from purchase invoices and receipts to minimise manual entry.
  • Send invoices and receipts via email attachment to automatically view and pre-populate digital records.
  • Assign roles to users and create approval flows that protect your business data, and monitor performance.

Keep suppliers on side

Manage how your business works with suppliers, making sure information flows. From contracts to cashflow visibility, you’re in control. 

  • Get instant insights on aged creditors or comprehensive lists of credits incurred by using simple dashboards and powerful reporting.
  • Control spending and bespoke credit terms with terms as agreed, for an accurate picture of your finances.
  • Sending returns or cancelling purchases? Flagging disputes or creating credit notes becomes easy with AP automation. 

Better connect for easy reconciliation

Create bank feeds to automatically pull transactions into Sage Accounting for simpler reconciliation:

  • Automatically pull transactions daily so your records are up to date.
  • Match instantly with captured purchase invoices and expenses. 
  • Set your bank rules to take the pain out of manually entering recurring expenses.

Stay in control of your cashflow

Automate and streamline tasks like posting purchases and expenses. Get a more accurate view of cashflow, and harness the power to make decisions for now, and later. 

  • Get full visibility of upcoming payments and outgoings.
  • Powerful reporting gives you full sight of unreconciled payments, transactions, and receipts.
  • Analyse and categorise your data to spot challenges and opportunities in real-time.

Plans to support you and your business

-Get 50% off for 3 months

Get full access to your product, and upgrade or cancel at any time. No long-term contracts, commitments or hidden fees.


Great for sole traders and freelancers.
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50% off for 3 months, then £14 a month. You save £21
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Great for sole traders and start-ups.
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50% off for 3 months, then £36 a month. You save £54
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* Get 50% off for 3 months or try free for 1 month, then £14/£28/£36 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
(1) Starting at 5 employees from £8.00 per month + VAT with the option to add employee tiers for up to 100 employees.

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“With my bank connected to Sage Accounting I am in control of business performance, and I know where to focus my attention.”

Roisin Culligan
Brew Box Coffee

Accounts Payable Software FAQs

Accounts payable is how a business processes accounts in the accounting cycle. You may choose to pay bills as soon as they land, but it’s more likely you'll have a number of bills to pay at different times. By adding them to accounts payable you can pay them at a date that suits you and your client.

Sage accounts payable software helps businesses streamline their accounts payable processes through invoice automation, payment remittance, tax calculation and supplier management – for small business accounts payable and receivable.

When a business buys goods or services on credit (rather than cash) it will credit accounts payable and the credit balance will increase. When a business pays one of its suppliers the amount included in accounts payable, the company should debit accounts payable meaning the credit balance is decreased.

Accounts payable is a short-term credit mechanism used by a business to pay a supplier for products and services. Payment terms differ, typically across 30 or 90 days. The payable amount goes into default if a business does not pay within the terms agreed, and is listed on a company's balance sheet. Accounts payable is a liability since it's money owed to creditors and is listed under current liabilities.

With Accounting Standard and Accounting Plus, Sage users can get access to a number of helpful tools to meet all of their accounts payable requirements.

Purchase Automation is the newest AI-based management tool by Sage for managing purchases and expenses, to help reconcile accounts payable needs quickly and easily. With Purchase Automation, you take the time and difficulty out of the purchase orders process, as all of your purchase and expenses management is done from one place, with just a few clicks. 

AutoEntry features also allow you to stay on top of your accounts payable. Generate, upload, and populate invoices and documentation, without the need for manual paperwork. Instantly capture information for: 

  • Purchase invoices and credit notes
  • Supplier statements
  • Sales invoices and credit notes
  • Bank statements
  • Expenses
  • Line itemisation included

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