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Why choose Sage?

Whether you're looking for an easy way to manage your accounting, support online or on the phone, or if you want to get Making Tax Digital for VAT ready before time runs out - Sage has you covered.

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 telephone support

Not all software providers have phone numbers or support centres. At Sage, we have both, with friendly teams that you can contact instantly over the phone or online.

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 Sage  Xero  QuickBooks 
Core cloud accounting features       
Telephone support       
Audit trails        
Submit CIS returns for free        
Unlimited users       
Unlimited transactions & chart of accounts       
Advanced views for accountants and bookkeepers       
Built-in GDPR compliance       
Sage Membership       

Stay compliant with a specialist by your side

Make sure 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 before time runs out.

  • Making Tax Digital: Easily submit VAT returns digitally year after year 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, and help keep penalties at bay.

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 is easy and free

Choose which data to take with you – either way is completely free.

Make your move with a simple import

It’s quick and easy to switch to Sage Accounting. You can import your chart of accounts, contacts, services, bank statements and more with simple CSV templates and 1-1 support.

Switch and bring historical data with you

Got historical data? Move from your current accounting software to Sage Accounting with 2 years of transactional data, all of your chart of accounts, your customers and suppliers list, and more. Sage picks up the tab to save you £180.

Not with any provider?

Upgrade or cancel at any time. No long-term contracts, commitments or hidden fees.

Accounting Start

For VAT-registered sole traders or cash accounting small businesses.
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 £15/£30/£39 + 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.

Webinar: Explore Sage Accounting

Set yourself up for success with Sage Accounting and find out how to get up and running quickly. Join the webinar to learn how to:

  • Log in and access help
  • Set up contacts
  • Set up banking records and learn the basics
  • Create, customise, and send invoices


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 with Sage Payroll, which also includes core HR capabilities. 

Buy now for £15/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 phone and online support so that help is available when you need it.
  • 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 compatible 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  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. Sage Payroll also includes basic HR capabilities so you can also manage your people, alongside your payroll tasks.  Easily switch from QuickBooks or Xero to Sage with simple set up and data import.

  • Manage payroll for up to 150 employees.
  • Easy-to-use, cloud-based payroll that let’s you pay your people in four simple steps.
  • Avoid mistakes with fully HMRC compatible 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.
  • Manage employee leave and timesheets.
  • Expert support whenever you need – 24/7, all year round.
  • Easily switch to Sage with a simple setup and data import.
  • Organise, manage, and sign document electronically.
  • Share access with your accountant.
  • Upgrade your plan to unlock performance management and shift scheduling.
  • 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

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