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Xero vs Sage: Why choose Sage for accounting software

Over 3 million global businesses and half of the UK’s accountants and bookkeepers choose Sage. Easy invoicing, clear cash flow insights, advanced views for accountants, and complete compliance Making Tax Digital for VAT are just some of the reasons why.

Xero or Sage, which solution works for you?

Features
Sage Xero
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 and chart of accounts
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Built-in GDPR compliance
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Advanced views for accountants and bookkeepers
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24/7 UK support on the phone or online

With Sage, you'll speak to award-winning customer support based in the UK via phone, chat or email. We're available 24/7 when you need us most to help you succeed with Sage Accounting.

Hidden transaction charges? Not with us

Avoid additional charges on your invoice when connecting your bank and reconciling transactions. You can also send as many invoices as you want.

Built to help UK businesses succeed

Sage Accounting was built for businesses in the UK. It has compliance functionality for GDPR built-in. This means you can manage personal data with total peace of mind. It also ensures compliance with Making Tax Digital for VAT.

Get the latest improvements at no extra cost

Sage Accounting regularly rolls out new features for small businesses, including the ability to track the status of emailed invoices, support for the CIS scheme and our mobile app. All at no extra charge.

Get simplified payroll in 4 simple steps

Choose the simple payroll solution that helps you breeze through pay runs in 4 steps, save time with automatic employee assessments and enrolments into workplace pensions, and stay HMRC compliant. Sage Payroll is integrated with Sage Accounting or comes as a standalone solution.

Plans to support you and your business

-4 months free

You can cancel or upgrade at any time. No long-term contracts, commitments or hidden fees

Accounting

Start

FREE for 4 months
£12
£0.00 +VAT/mo*
You save £48.00
  • 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

FREE for 4 months
£26
£0.00 +VAT/mo
You save £104.00
  • 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, 2 months free(2)
    Accounting

    Plus

    FREE for 4 months
    £33
    £0.00 +VAT/mo
    You save £132.00
    • 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, 2 months free(2)
    • Multi-currency banking and invoicing
    • Manage inventory

    *Get 4 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.

    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 £180.

    To learn more about switching from Xero, click here

    Xero vs Sage 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.

     

    Yes, it’s fast and easy to make the move and transfer accounts from Xero to Sage Accounting. All you need to do is sign-up to Movemybooks and they will help you migrate quickly and securely for free. Simply fill in an online order form and provide them with your Xero login to get started. It only takes 2-4 hours to migrate, so you can be ready to go by lunch time.

    With Sage you get a complete package of accounting software with free bank feeds and unlimited 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 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?

    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 Xero to Sage with simple set up and data import.

    • Manage payroll for up to 100 employees
    • Easy-to-use 4 step Do-It-Yourself cloud-based payroll
    • Avoid mistakes with fully HMRC compliant software
    • Automated payroll calculations and submissions
    • Secure self serve payslips and P60s for employees
    • Multi-user access providing unique individual logins and added security
    • Easily manage pension requirements and submissions
    • Access reporting to analyse your payroll and make informed decisions
    • Expert support whenever you need – 24/7, 365 days a year
    • Easily switch to Sage with a simple setup and data import
    • Share access with your accountant
    • Automatically track your payroll data in Sage Accounting.

    Click here to see our latest Payroll offers. 

    Access Sage Accounting from the mobile app

    Take control of your business when you’re on the move with the free Sage mobile app.

    • Get a clear view of money going in and out of your business each week, month or year
    • Quicky and easily send invoices to customers and see when they’re paid
    • View unpaid and overdue invoices and send reminders to customers

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