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Sage for Education

Smart accounting and management software for schools and education institutions

Grow funding, strengthen stewardship, and succeed with our intuitive and comprehensive management solutions for educational institutions.

Graduate to education management software built for smart organizations

Sage offers A+ accounting and management software for schools and educational institutions. From non-profits to private organizations, institutions of all sizes trust our innovative solutions.


K-12 public and private schools

Charter schools

Higher education

Alumni associations

Special education

Vocational and technical schools

Professional societies and associations

Research institutes


Why education institutions choose Sage

Sage empowers education-focused organizations to make a bigger impact with innovative cloud solutions. Streamline accounting, manage tuition, automate revenue recognition, and improve transparency, so you can focus on what matters most: your students.

Education and school accounting software

Efficiently manage accounting, expenses, grants, and more.

School accounting

Efficiently manage accounting, expenses, grants, and more.

Grant management

Track, report, and reimburse grants accurately.

Advanced functionality

Automate accounts payable, spend management, and revenue recognition.

Multi-entity consolidation

Simplify consolidations for domestic or global operations.

Real-time reporting

Role-based reports, dashboards, and data visualizations.

Budgeting and planning

Transparent budgeting, planning, and forecasting.


Automatically create compliant financial statements (GAAP, Form 990, FASB)*

*Sage Intacct only

Payroll and HR software for educational organizations

Keep your staff productive and engaged with people management solutions.

Flexible HR system

Automate and streamline manual HR processes.

Streamline school payroll

Process payroll faster and easier with an intuitive solution.

Time and expense

Track time and expenses for employees and volunteers.

Employee benefits

Offer competitive benefits and ensure compliance.


Monitor employee performance and productivity.


Empower your staff to manage HR data and tasks.

Business management

Automate key operational workflows for increased efficiency and better stewardship.

School management

Streamline school accounting, tuition management, and payments.

Project management

Track financial and non-financial data per project or grant.


Grow relationships with donors, volunteers, members, and stakeholders.

Inventory management

Control costs and optimize inventory levels.

Fixed asset management

Manage fixed assets from acquisition to disposal.

Data integration

Seamless integration and connection with other apps.
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At Sage, your mission is our priority

With over 30 years of experience, Sage helps hundreds of schools and educational institutions strengthen stewardship, grow funding, and succeed.

Data insights

Get data insights on everything across your educational organization and student lifecycle, from financial aid to alumni engagement.

Streamlined financial management

Simplify and streamline your financial management of educational organizations across multiple locations and entities.

Seamless integrations

Integrate seamlessly with other applications that support your educational mission, including payroll.
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Shari Freedman

CFO, Room to Read

"With Sage Intacct, we have improved productivity by 25 percent for our worldwide field operations and global finance teams and seen a revenue increase of 15 percent. This translates to added resources to reach an additional 100,000 children through our Literacy Program and 21,000 girls through our Girls' Education Program."

Explore our education and school accounting solutions

Discover integrated, user-friendly solutions that help you work smarter.
 Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct

The smart cloud accounting and ERP solution to unleash the potential of your business. Learn why industry leaders choose Sage Intacct.


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Across all industries, Sage Intacct customers achieve an average of:

  • 250% ROI
  • 6 months payback
  • 79% close time reduction
  • 65% productivity improvement

Rated #1 in customer satisfaction by G2.

 Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct and FACTS Connected Suite

The best choice for accounting meets the best choice for school tuition management and payment processing.


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  • Choice and flexibility for your school's technology stack
  • Automatic data synchronization from FACTS to your general ledger
  • Eliminate duplicate data entry
  • Real-time insight into your school's finances, enrollment, and student performance
  • Deep insight to improve overall school effectiveness
Sage 50cloud

Sage 50

Spend less time on admin to gain greater clarity on business performance with the #1 rated accounting software for small business.*


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  • Cash flow and invoicing
  • Payments and banking
  • Expense management and job costing
  • Advanced inventory management
  • Advanced reporting and audit trails
  • Payroll-ready

* Rated the best accounting software for small and medium businesses (SMBs) by The Blueprint, a Motley Fool service.

School and education accounting software FAQs

School accounting software helps schools manage their money and financial operations. Think of things like expense tracking, school budgeting, fund accounting, and grant management. School accounting software has features tailored to the unique needs of educational organizations.
Of course! Schools and educational institutions can use Sage to simplify the complexities of educational finance. Sage accounting software helps with managing the money coming in and out. Sage software handles fund accounting, school budgets, grand management, and even compliance. Plus, it integrates with other systems like student data or HR systems. Sage for Education provides comprehensive solutions for managing financials, payroll, and operations.

When choosing the best school accounting software, consider the following factors:

  • Are the features made for education? Look for features like fund accounting and grant management, for example.
  • Is the software scalable? Your institution's needs may change. It is important to find software that is flexible and can grow with your needs.
  • Is it compliant? School accounting software should have robust reporting to comply with educational accounting standards and regulations.
  • Does it play well with other apps and systems? It's important the software can integrate with other systems used in your institution. That way data about students, payroll, staff, and more can seamlessly flow.

Get more than just great software

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