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Nurture your creative business with stress-free accounting

Spend more time with your clients and less time on admin with Sage Accounting. Get started with cloud-based, MTD compatible software that makes taking care of books simple.

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Get paid faster with automatic invoices

Make getting paid stress-free with automated payment options for your clients.

  • Create personalised sales invoices in seconds
  • Set up recurring invoices
  • Save hours on admin time

Stay on top of your jobs

Grow and nurture your creative business by easily identifying opportunities for success.

  • View your jobs and compare key information
  • Sort and filter based on key information
  • Identify your most profitable customers and clients

Get started with stress-free accounting software for your creative business

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

Accounting Start

For sole traders and limited companies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 3 months free
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Accounting Standard

For small businesses working with suppliers, CIS, or with accrual accounting.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 3 months free

Accounting Plus

For small businesses managing inventory or working in multiple currencies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
Get 3 months free
*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.

Accounting software 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 and out and a quick way to 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 app
  • 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 and manage employees at your practice with Sage Payroll - pay on time, every time
  • 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

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

Purchase Automation and 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 Purchase Automation and 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, giving you back more time to focus on your business.

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.

See what our creative business customers have to say

“Sage Accounting has made it as seamless as possible for us to merge and set us up nicely for further growth.”

Edwina Carey
Director, Ripple Marketing

“Less administration, time savings, faster payments, better experience for staff and customers. Bank feeds are the standout feature.”

Judith Chilton
Accounts Manager, BPMF Club Ltd

“The user experience for the end customer is very seamless. It's all done through the online Sage Accounting platform by simply clicking a button.”

Gerard McElhinney
Director of Client Services, Vinehall Displays

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