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Leave behind admin stress and prepare for the new tax year with flexible, HMRC-recognised Sage Accounting software. Access from anywhere. Ideal for sole traders and small business owners. Get 3 months free, then from £14/month (ex. VAT).

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Accounting Start

For sole traders and limited companies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
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Accounting Standard

For small businesses working with suppliers, CIS, or with accrual accounting.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
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Accounting Plus

For small businesses managing inventory or working in multiple currencies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
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*Get 3 months free, then £14/£28/£36 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
Add Payroll starting at 5 employees from £10.00 per month excl. VAT with the option to add up to 150 employees. Add additional employees in-product at £2.00 per month (Essentials), £4.00 per month (Standard) and £6.00 (Premium). Prices exclude VAT.

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Sage Accounting software FAQs

Accounting software is a solution that helps businesses or sole traders manage their finances.

The software helps with daily tasks, such as managing bills, payments, and inventory. It can also help users record and process their financial transactions, and make financial reports to help businesses make key decisions.

Using accounting software saves time, reduces mistakes, helps businesses stay compliant with legislation, and makes financial work easier and more accurate. 

Sage Payroll with HR is an optional add on to Sage Accounting that you can select after you have chosen your Accounting plan.

While you don’t need accounting software to run a small business, it will make managing your finances a lot easier rather than relying on paper or spreadsheets for you financial records and transactions.

With a good software solution in place, you’ll save time on admin and cut down the risk of making potentially costly mistakes. Accounting software will automatically update your data in real time and reconcile payments and transactions across different bank accounts. It will allow you to easily submit accurate and compliant tax returns to HMRC, and facilitate effortless collaboration with colleagues, accountants, clients and partners.

Sage Accounting is hosted online, so there's no need to download any software onto your phone or computer. Simply head to, and use the 'Login' button to access your secure, cloud-based accounting solution.

You can also use Sage Accounting via our handy mobile app which you can find out more about here.

Our accounting software is designed for high performance even on low internet speeds. A standard phone connection (with typical mobile 4G speed) has you covered. For those of you interested in the specs, a minimum download speed of 2mbps is essential to keep Accounting up to date and to take full advantage of its features. Your smartphone will give you more than enough speed to use Accounting smoothly. For optimal performance we also recommend that you use the most up-to-date version of your web browser.

Sage Accounting is software for managing your business’s accounting, and staying on top of your taxes. 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), sole traders (with or without staff) and limited companies operating in any industry – from professional services to construction to retail. Sage Payroll is an optional add on to Accounting for small businesses who need to pay and manage their people.

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.

Sage Accounting works on any PC or laptop (including MAC and Windows), any smartphone (such as iPhones and Android phones), and any tablet device (such as iPads or Android tablets). Sage Accounting also comes in an app for iOS and Android.

Because Sage Accounting works in the cloud, you don’t have to install anything – you simply access the product through your internet browser.

The mobile version has a slightly more simplified feature list, but you have access to the core features across all devices. Any work done on one device will be automatically updated across all devices. You can use all three devices or just use one device if you prefer.

Your data is protected by bank-level security at all times and is automatically backed up in the cloud. You never have to worry about losing any of your work if your internet connection goes down.

Absolutely. It’s simple and straightforward to import your current data from Excel (and other spreadsheets and data systems) into Sage Accounting, including your customer and supplier details, your products and services, opening balances, transactions from bank statements, invoices, and your chart of accounts. We’re on hand to show you how, or you can watch our step-by-step video guides. 

All three plans (Start, Standard, and Plus) give you the fundamental features you need to manage your accounting.

  • Accounting Start is ideal for businesses who are starting out. This version of the software is popular with sole traders and micro-businesses.
  • Accounting Standard is ideal for small businesses. It offers everything Start offers, plus more advanced features. For example, the Standard plan lets you upload information by simply snapping a photo of receipts, invoices, and supplier statements.
  • Accounting Plus offers all of the Standard features plus support for multiple currencies and inventory management.

You can upgrade, change, or cancel plans at any time.

As a customer of Sage Accounting, you can cancel your monthly rolling subscription at any time, and you will not be charged again after the date you cancel. If you cancel during the free period, your account will never be charged. Please note, depending on when you cancel, your subscription may not come to an end until the following subscription month.

Depending on the current promotion, this may also mean you will not be eligible for future promotions or discounts.

More information about terminating your subscription can be found in our terms & conditions here.

Yes. Sage One is now Sage Accounting. Sage Accounting is an easy-to-use accounting software for small businesses, allowing you to serve multiple accounting needs in one solution. You’ll be able to submit VAT returns easily, pay your people, run reports, and control your cash flow. Automated data entry and smarter invoicing will save you time, while also helping you complete accounting tasks on time, accurately, and compliantly.

Sage for Small Business is an all-in-one solution that empowers small businesses to manage their business money, people and payroll in one place. Sage has more than 40 years' experience perfecting accounting, payroll and HR software, and makes running a small business easier for over 1 million customers. Get paid faster, stay organised, and get your taxes right first time with Accounting features. Then add Payroll to calculate employee pay and deductions quickly and accurately and get your people management processes streamlined and compliant with the HR features that come automatically with Payroll. 

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