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Why choose Sage?

Want to know why over 3 million global businesses and half of the UK’s accountants and bookkeepers choose Sage ? Explore this page to discover the benefits, from dedicated UK phone support to greater visibility of sales documents and transactions. Move today and get 30 days free.

Why move to Sage?

Reliable support, greater visibility, clear pricing. Here are just some of the reasons why people are making the move to Sage. 

Fast, easy UK telephone support

Not all software providers have phone numbers or UK-based support centres. At Sage, we have both, with friendly teams that you can contact instantly over the phone or online with 24/7 availability.

No hidden transaction charges

Some of our competitors charge extra for things like connecting bank feeds or adding additional contacts – that’s all included with your Sage package.

Platforms fuelled by your feedback

Millions of UK businesses choose Sage because our focus is to make your experience as easy, simple and fast as possible. We’re innovators and most importantly, we’re listeners. Your feedback fuels future functionality so that we deliver the best possible user experience.

Audit trails for greater accuracy

Many accounting software providers offer basic audit logs but these often don’t give a complete picture. With Sage Accounting you can get a more detailed audit trail, making it easy to see transaction numbers, invoice numbers, deleted transactions and more.

Advanced views that accountants love

Work in a way that suits you. Sage gives accountants more flexibility with advanced navigation which organises functionality by ledger, making it easier to get work done faster.

Easily visible sales documents

With a document timeline in Sage Accounting that shows the current status of invoices, credit notes, quotes and estimates, you can resolve any issues quickly and easily.

Compare Sage, Xero and QuickBooks

Don’t miss out on valuable functionality when choosing your accounting software. Sage covers all of your accounting needs like nobody else.

Features
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Core cloud accounting features
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UK based telephone 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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Advanced views for accountants and bookkeepers
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Built-in GDPR compliance
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Choose a compliance specialist

Have confidence that your business is compliant with new and changing regulations. We’ll help you understand changing legislation and give you built-in functionality to help you stay compliant.

  • Making Tax Digital: Easily submit VAT returns digitally with our MTD-ready software.
  • GDPR: Manage your contacts’ personal data and control how long you store it for.
  • HMRC: we work hand-in-hand with HMRC to keep you up to date on compliance.

Xero vs Sage

Free bank feeds, reliable telephone support, valuable audit trails – Explore product features and functionality to work out which solution is right for you. Try it for free when you move today.

QuickBooks vs Sage

In-app GDPR functionality, simple stock management, advanced views for accountants – there’s plenty of reasons to switch to Sage.

Switching to Sage is simple and free

You don’t need to leave your historic data behind when you move to Sage Accounting - you can convert all your customer and supplier information as well as transactions, and have this automatically appear in Sage Accounting before you start.

Move from Xero or QuickBooks for free today. We’ve partnered with the accounting data conversion experts, Movemybooks. They can guide you through the process of bringing your historical data with you. We’ll cover the cost for you to migrate up to 2 years data from your old accounting system – that’s a saving of £180. 

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Accounting

Start

£12 + VAT/mo
  • Create and send 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

£24 + VAT/mo
  • Create and send 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, 3 months free(2)
    Accounting

    Plus

    £30 + VAT/mo
    • Create and send 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, 3 months free(2)
    • Invoice in multiple currencies
    • Manage inventory

    **Start your free trial and receive 1 month free, then £12/£24/£30 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
    (1) Starting at 5 employees from £7.00 per month + VAT with the option to add employee tiers for up to 100 employees.
    (2) Snap and upload data from unlimited receipts, invoices and supplier statements with AutoEntry, free for your first 3 months. Subject to fair usage policy. Standard and Plus tiers only.

    FAQs

    Sage Accounting is software for managing your business’s accounting. It allows you to quickly and easily create and track invoices, track cash flow, accept payments, record transactions, automate admin, capture expenses, and much more.

    Sage Accounting is designed for small business owners (supports unlimited users) and sole traders (with or without staff) operating in any industry – from professional services to construction to retail.
    You can use Sage Accounting either by yourself or with collaborators. It’s easy to give access to multiple users, including an accountant (if you use one). You don’t need any previous experience with accounting software to get started. Functionality can be extended to include payroll.


    Take a 30 day free trial of Sage Accounting or buy now for £12/month + VAT for Sage Accounting Start. Alternatively, click here to check our latest offers.

    You should plan for your data to be ready the next working day but it’s often much quicker - and bringing up to 24 months is totally free - so you can make the move quickly and easily.


    To make it easier to choose the accounting solution that’s right for your business, here are some questions to ask when making your decision:

    • Will I get the support I need?
      Make sure you get 24/7 phone and online support so that help is available quickly when you need it. Not all organisations have phone lines which can mean longer wait times for support.
    • Does the software help me remain compliant?
      Choose a solution that makes it easy to comply with changing regulations. And pick a compliance specialist. Look out for GDPR functionality and HMRC and MTD compliant software.
    • Will the accounting software grow with me as my business grows?
      It’s important to pick a solution that works for you now and in the future. Ask about future plans for the product around Brexit changes, compliance, artificial intelligence and automation – you want a forward-thinking team of experts by your side.
    • Can the right people get the information they need?
      Make sure you have fast, easy access to your information. Make sure you have access to your finances on the go with an intuitive mobile app with customised views. If you’re using an accountant, make sure you can collaborate with them easily in real-time.
    • What’s included and what costs extra?
      Some companies charge extra for things like bank feeds and have limits on the amount of client data you can add before you get charged. Be sure to find out the costs before you buy.

    With Sage you get a complete package of accounting software with free bank feeds and unlimited client data included. You get more detailed functionality with audit trails that show details like invoice and transaction numbers. And most importantly, you get 24-7 UK based support over the phone or online for faster help when you need it.

    To discover even more reasons to move, see our Xero vs Sage page.

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    Sage Accounting gives you a reliable platform that gives you extra peace of mind and confidence in your finances. We bring you functionality that others can’t, like in-app GDPR functionality so that you can manage your client’s personal data. Our solution simplifies the most complex functionality so that you can manage stock, keep an audit trail of data and even give accountants advanced views so that they can get the job done faster.

    To explore more of the benefits Sage can offer, check out our Xero vs QuickBooks page.

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    Sage Accounting is easy-to-use and helps you manage your finances quickly and easily. Our customers choose it because of the depth and breadth of functionality, including:

    • Quickly raise quotes and invoices to get paid faster with recurring sales invoices
    • Unlock detailed business information with instant reports of invoices and payments
    • Effectively track invoices and view cash flow to be on top of your payments
    • Stay compliant by calculating and submitting VAT within our software
    • Pay employees on time, every time with Sage Payroll
    • Manage finances and keep on top of your business wherever you’re working from with the Sage Accounting mobile app
    • Invite your accountant or bookkeeper and give them permission to view your finances with shared access to your Sage Accounting data for greater collaboration
      Customers also choose Sage because we have 40 years of accounting experience and award-winning support.
    • Free UK telephone support with advisors trained in-house
    • Knowledgeable compliance specialists that work with HMRC to keep you up to date on tax and compliance
    • With 40 years’ experience as the UK’s leading experts, we know how to help you get the most out of you software

    Yes. The Sage Accounting mobile app lets you run your business on the go with an instantly accessible snapshot of your finances. Your data is always up to date whether you log in through the mobile app or browser through any device. Use your mobile to:

    • See how much money goes in and out of your business each week, month or year
    • Set up a customised dashboard to see the information that’s important to you
    • Spot trends in your financial data with interactive graphs
    • Create expenses in seconds
    • Send invoices to customers quickly and easily as soon as they’re raised
    • View the cost of unpaid and overdue invoices and send reminder emails from the app
    • Convert quotes into invoices in seconds
    • See status updates on invoices to see when payments are made and then they’re pending

    Yes! We make this process really easy by working with our conversion provider Movemybooks who can help you switch multiple clients quickly and easily. Your dedicated account manager can also help bring clients in from other providers or Sage products.

    Yes. Unlike other providers, we give you the option to adopt Sage Payroll separately. Sage Payroll is an intuitive cloud-based solution that makes it effortless to confidently manage your payroll with security, accuracy and compliance you can trust. Easily switch from QuickBooks or Xero to Sage with simple set up and data import.

    • Manage payroll for up to 50 employees
    • Get easy-to-use 4 step cloud-based payroll, we handle calculations so you can send employee payslips in minutes
    • Avoid mistakes with fully HMRC recognised software
    • Automate payroll calculations and submissions to save valuable time
    • Enable employees to securely self-serve payslips and P60s
    • Create and access reports to analyse your payroll and make informed decisions
    • Access expert UK support on the phone or online 24/7
    • Share access with your accountant for greater collaboration
    • Automatically track your payroll data in Sage Accounting

    Click here to see our latest Payroll offers

    "Moving to Sage 50 was one step up but moving to Sage Accounting has changed it completely. Now, everything is much quicker, I can see all my emails to clients and if I make an error the email won’t be sent, so I can see when the customer has been contacted."

    Suzanne Mottershead
    Leisure Surfaces