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Photography, music and film accounting software

Save admin time to focus on your creative talent

Sage Accounting helps creative agencies, designers and photographers spend more time working with clients. It makes taking care of books easy and helps you submit accurate, compliant VAT-compliant returns to HMRC. Not MTD for VAT compliant? Take action before time runs out.

Get paid faster with automatic invoices

Make it easy for customers to pay you by creating personalised sales invoices in seconds and setting up recurring invoices to save hours of admin time.

Unlock a real-time view of your accounts

Get organised with one place to view your accounts. Connect your banks to Sage Accounting and import transactions automatically and get an accurate, real-time view of account information.

Work from anywhere with the app

Whether you’re with clients, at home or on the go you can use the Sage Accounting app for creative agencies and production companies to send quotes and invoices, check when your clients paid you, and manage your cash flow.

Improve your creativity with a better work-life balance

Free up your time by sharing the relevant financial information with your accountant in real-time to create accurate HMRC returns faster.

Get better visibility of your agency's open jobs and business finances

See how many jobs are pending and how many you've won. Control costs and view cash flow forecasts to get a clear view of payments in and out. See how much tax you owe and be fully compliant with Making Tax Digital for VAT.

Stay organised by managing costs for projects and jobs

See when you started on a job, how much it earned and identify your most profitable customers and clients. Grow your creative business like a boss.

Transform your creative business with Sage

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Accounting

Start

FREE for 3 months
£12
£0.00 +VAT/mo*
You save £36.00
  • Create and send sales invoices
  • Track what you're owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate and submit VAT
  • Be Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
  • Supports one user
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Accounting

Standard

FREE for 3 months
£26
£0.00 +VAT/mo
You save £78.00
  • Create and send sales invoices
  • Track what you're owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate and submit VAT
  • Be Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
  • Supports unlimited users
  • Manage and submit CIS
  • Run advanced reports
  • Send quotes and estimates
  • Forecast cash flow
  • Manage purchase invoices
  • Snap receipts with AutoEntry, 2 months free(2)
Accounting

Plus

FREE for 3 months
£33
£0.00 +VAT/mo
You save £99.00
  • Create and send sales invoices
  • Track what you're owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate and submit VAT
  • Be Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
  • Supports unlimited users
  • Manage and submit CIS
  • Run advanced reports
  • Send quotes and estimates
  • Forecast cash flow
  • Manage purchase invoices
  • Snap receipts with AutoEntry, 2 months free(2)
  • Multi-currency banking and invoicing
  • Manage inventory
*Get 3 months free, then £12/£26/£33 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
(1) Starting at 5 employees from £0.00 (offer price) per month + VAT with the option to add employee tiers for up to 100 employees. RRP from £7 + VAT per month (after offer).
(2) Snap and upload data from unlimited receipts, invoices and supplier statements with AutoEntry, free for your first 2 months. Subject to fair usage policy. Standard and Plus tiers only.

FAQs

Sage Accounting for photographers, film producers and other creatives helps you easily manage your finances from anywhere. It gives you clear visibility of money going in out and a quick way create and send invoices automatically.  Use Sage Accounting to:

  • See how much profit you’re earning from clients
  • Pay your designers, copywriters and account managers using our Payroll add-on
  • Create a digital paper trail and file VAT returns to stay compliant
  • Record expenses on the go with AutoEntry to snap and capture receipts
  • Give bookkeepers and accountants permission to review finances and collaborate with you in real-time
  • Pay employees at your practice on time, every time with Sage Payroll
  • Quickly raise quotes and invoices to get paid faster
  • Control cash flow with accurate forecasting 

Sage Accounting is an affordable, easy-to-use choice for most creative businesses. It enables recording income and expenses and syncs transactions with your business bank account. You can also snap and capture receipts with your phone. Sage Accounting also simplifies generating and emailing invoices to customers or clients. You can take out a free 30 day trial and see it's suitable for your business.

Creative professionals will benefit from accounting software if they want to spend less time on tasks like invoicing. It will also reduce admin and offer an accurate view of a business's performance. This type of software will also help creative professionals comply with HRMC tax guidelines and collaborate with an accountant.

There are plenty of ways you can save time with Sage Accounting. Here are some examples:

Automate manual tasks

By automating tasks, you can cut down the amount of time you spend on manual data entry to save money and focus on the areas of the business that need the most attention.

  • Set up recurring invoices to avoid starting from scratch each time
  • Add invoices in bulk to save time
  • Get Google Drive integration to get automatic copies of invoices and quotes online
  • Connect your bank and let transactions flow into Sage Accounting for easy reconciliation
  • Make sure that you’ve always got the right amount of stock - quickly view your inventory and create reorder levels and quantities
  • Get inventory reports to see stock information in seconds

AutoEntry

Spend less time on admin and more time on your creative work with a paperless way to manage receipts. Simply snap, scan or email a photo of your receipts, bank transactions, invoices or other documents for your Sage accounts using AutoEntry. Then categorise, publish and share them with your accountant through Sage Accounting. AutoEntry captures tax summaries and full line item details including description, quantity and unit price so it’s an easy way to log the information you need, when you need it.

Other ways to save time:

  • Use dashboards to view your financial data instantly
  • Use real-time data to collaborate faster with accountants or bookkeepers
  • Create and send invoices, easily follow up with clients on outstanding invoices and track the health of your business in real-time from anywhere with the mobile app
  • See a live running total of your tax liabilities, plan ahead and submit to HMRC
  • View cash flow forecasts in real-time to make faster business decisions

Sage Marketplace

Get added functionality with our partner apps which integrate directly with Sage Accounting, bringing you more tools that help you get the job done.

AutoEntry

Remove the need for data entry

AutoEntry is an intelligent, cloud-based solution which eliminates bookkeeping data entry, so users never again have to type up invoices or receipts.

Stripe

Make it easier to get paid

No more chasing late payments – give your customers simple and easy ways to pay you directly from the invoices you send with our useful “Pay Now” buttons.

Castaway

3 – way modelling and forecasting

Castaway is a reporting and business modelling solution that allows you to budget, forecast, analyse KPIs, model scenarios and manage consolidations.

“Sage helps us with our payroll, and we get lots of updates from HMRC, so it keeps us on track for what we have to do as part of our business.”

Jane & Amy,
Poulsom Middlehurst

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