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Sage Intacct vs Blackbaud Financial Edge: Which is the best accounting software?

Sage Intacct ranks #1 for Cloud Financial Systems for Nonprofits on G2, with a customer satisfaction score of 88 based exclusively on reviews by verified users of the top software solutions in the category. Blackbaud customers rate their satisfaction with Financial Edge or Financial Edge NXT at just 41.

Operating Expense by Functional Category Revenue Sources Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) Details Report Fundraising Expenses 5% Program Efficiency 72% Administrative Expenses 22% Fundraising Efficiency $0.18 Average Donation $194 CFO Role Based Dashboard

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Modern cloud technology built for nonprofits

Gain greater visibility into mission success

  • Get a fully dimensional chart of accounts which allows you to automatically report on both financial and operational metrics.
  • Slice and dice your data for greater visibility.

Use a native cloud platform designed to grow with you

  • Streamline access for operational oversight of multiple locations, currencies, entities, or program areas with real-time consolidations.
  • Seamlessly connect with the systems of your choice (like fundraising, CRMs like Salesforce, payroll, and more) and eliminate information silos.

Work with deep nonprofit-specific capabilities

  • Use built-in grant management to provide comprehensive grant tracking, billing and reporting.
  • Get pre-built FASB 958 compliant reports and the Nonprofit Digital Board Book to provide nonprofit industry best practice metrics.

HIPAA-compliant financials

  • Certified HIPAA Compliant by Avertium (and will enter into a Business Associate Agreement with eligible healthcare customers).
  • The first and only financial management solution to be Peer Reviewed by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Our customers achieve on average



< 6 months



productivity improvement

The #1 Blackbaud alternative

Nonprofits trust Sage Intacct world-class security. Nonprofits must be good stewards of donor dollars—and data. With financial management often being a core system of record for organizations, ensuring the security of financial data is essential due diligence for any nonprofit.

  • Moving to Sage Intacct native cloud platform, designed for nonprofits, makes your financial operations smarter and faster from day one.
  • Sage Intacct's fund accounting software provides real-time reporting on financial, operational, and outcome performance with flexible and unlimited dimensions for greater visibility.
  • Sage Intacct is HIPAA compliant and will enter into a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with eligible healthcare clients.
Operating Expense by Functional Category Revenue Sources Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) Details Report Fundraising Expenses 5% Program Efficiency 72% Administrative Expenses 22% Fundraising Efficiency $0.18 Average Donation $194 CFO Role Based Dashboard

Award-winning cloud financial management

Sage Intacct is the best Blackbaud alternative and #1 in customer satisfaction by G2. We’ve won two TrustRadius Top Rated awards and received the highest product score in Core Financials for the Lower Midsize Enterprises Use Case from Gartner for the last 5 years.

With deep cross-industry capabilities, a native connection to Sage Intacct Budgeting and Planning, and the only AI-powered Intelligent GL™, Sage Intacct can support you in your continued growth.

  • AICPA preferred financial management solution: Sage Intacct delivers a depth of financial capabilities you won’t find in a traditional software suite. It’s more flexible, too—adapting easily to your business.
  • Seamlessly connect with other solutions: Our true cloud solution features robust infrastructure, high configurability, and integration APIs without the high costs, maintenance, or complexity of on-prem solutions.
  • Be audit ready with robust financial controls: Our system auto-generates GAAP financial statements, provides detailed audit trails, and has and built-in GAAP, ASC 606, and IFRS 15 compliance support.

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Alliah Mohamed

Director of Accounting & Financial Operations,

Making the switch from Blackbaud to Sage Intacct has saved us tremendous amounts of time by minimizing data entry and providing intuitive, powerful reporting that we just didn’t have before.


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Sage Intacct vs Blackbaud FAQs

Sage Intacct accounting software was built in the cloud which allows for a seamless experience, integrations with the systems you already use and prefer, and assurance that you’ll always be on the latest version with automated upgrades. Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT began as an on-premises software solution (Financial Edge by Blackbaud), so different hosted technologies have been pieced together over the years. This results in inconsistent deployments, challenging upgrades, and difficult and expensive integrations.
Sage Intacct’s largest industry focus is nonprofit. We are committed to enabling nonprofits to be better financial stewards and have purpose-built nonprofit functionality. We are endorsed by the AICPA and 100% of our research and development is invested in our finance product.

Sage Intacct’s disclosures dashboard assists with the new emphasis on financial statement disclosures. This makes it easier for you to stay in compliance and makes auditors happy.

  • Unlimited dimensions in Sage Intacct are available for reports, dashboards, and drilldown. Account “segments” must be stripped out with Blackbaud reporting.
  • Sage Intacct’s Report Scheduler allows users to share insights and dashboards with key stakeholders.
  • Automated revenue recognition in Sage Intacct allows you to save time, minimize errors, and simplify audits while streamlining ASU 2018-08 and ASC 606 compliance for nonprofits.

If you’re trying to master the unique challenges of fund accounting while trapped by the limitations of simple spreadsheets, it’s time to look at Sage Intacct vs Blackbaud. Only Sage Intacct fund accounting software gives you the clear, real-time visibility you need to efficiently and proactively pursue your organization’s mission and manage your growth, while reducing fund accounting process costs.

Sage Intacct fund accounting software helps nonprofits and fund administrators:

  • Easily manage and track funds and grants
  • Increase productivity by automating manual processes
  • Ensure appropriate stewardship of funds and donations
  • Deliver real-time reporting and visibility to stakeholders
  • Manage access and permissions to geographically dispersed employees and volunteers