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SAGE INTACCT VS QuickBooks

Say goodbye to the limitations of QuickBooks

Sage Intacct accelerates your growth by automating consolidations, which can cut your monthly close time by up to 79%. No more days wasted on spreadsheets and tedious tasks - let automation drive your efficiency!

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Sage Intacct is more than an alternative to QuickBooks. It’s the next step in your organization's financial journey. See how they compare.
Features Sage Intacct QuickBooks Online

True Cloud

 
 

Marketplace for add-on solutions

 
 

Automatic updates

 
 

Multi-dimensional reporting

   

Multi-entity consolidation

   

Real-time collaboration

   

General Ledger Outlier Detection

    

Native Salesforce integration

 
 

Interactive reporting tools

 
 

AI-driven AP automation

 
 

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Powerful product features designed to grow with you

Eliminate spreadsheet chaos and manage all entities in a single system. Get a global view of your business and drill into real-time data for any entity.
Get continuous accounting, trust, and insights with Intelligent GL™. Quickly see trends and performance at a glance and keep your accounting continuously accurate.
Track your business like never before with Dimensions. Categorize your financial data into meaningful groups then filter it from your dashboard to access the reporting you need, in seconds.
Get real-time visibility into your financials with dynamic, real-time dashboards and reports. Instantly drill down into data and trends for granular analysis and better, data-driven decisions.
Automate your invoice processing and cut your AP processing time in half. Our AI-powered bill assistant automatically captures your bills and creates drafts. Just review and approve.
Speed up your invoicing and payment collection with Accounts Receivable. Eliminate inefficiencies with automation, get paid faster, and increase your cash flow.

Switch from QuickBooks to Sage Intacct and take your business to the next level

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.

Fully automated consolidations

Break free from the shackles doing multi-entity consolidations in Excel. Slash your monthly close by up to 79% with Sage Intacct.

Better, faster insights

No more time-consuming data manipulation that QuickBooks often demands. Make key decisions faster by accessing live data from any angle.

Navigate compliance with ease

Sage Intacct simplifies compliance with built-in support for GAAP, ASC 606, and IFRS 15. No more regulatory roadblocks to your funding, loans, or growth.

Our customers achieve on average up to *

250%

Return-on-investment

< ;6 months

Payback

65 %

Productivity improvement

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Business Manager, Berkshire Associates

Lisa Roeder

"In the five years since we graduated to Sage Intacct, our revenue increased significantly, and there's no way we could've kept up with that growth if we were still using QuickBooks."

Director of Finance, Atlas Network

Romulo Lopez

"Integrating Sage Intacct with Solver BI360 makes it easy for executives and managers to view budget vs. actuals. They can drill down into details and assumptions, and they can adapt and make decisions based on accurate and timely data."
Controller, Purple Wave

Lea Briscoe

"We've cut our budget creation time in half, if not more, with Sage Intacct Planning. It's allowed the finance team to provide more visibility to our executives, board, and managers so we're better able to manage expenses and expectations."

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Sage Intacct vs QuickBooks FAQs

QuickBooks is just too basic to handle growing organizations with evolving needs. So your team might be compensating with inefficient workarounds and spreadsheets. And you may realize you can't rely on your basic reports to be of any strategic use. That's a lot to pay for a "low cost" solution. Find out what makes Sage Intacct the best QuickBooks alternative.
As you grow, there are so many limitations with QuickBooks, that Sage Intacct becomes not only easier than QuickBooks, but smarter for your business to use. Many organizations find that the time they save from automating critical processes and eliminating spreadsheets quickly outweighs the entire cost of moving to a cloud-based accounting system. A payback period of just a few months isn't uncommon.

With more efficiency and sharper insight, you can be in position to drive growth, not just cope with it. Sage Intacct automates the complete array of accounting processes—from basic to complex—so you can improve productivity, provide compliance, and grow without excessive hiring. We are the only mid-market cloud financial management solution with a multi-dimensional general ledger and robust, easy to use reporting, giving you one place to go for a full view of your real-time business performance. And Sage Intacct is scalable, allowing you to easily handle growing numbers of users, customers, transactions, or entities.
Sage Intacct is the AICPA's only preferred provider of financial applications. None of our competitors, including QuickBooks, has ever been endorsed as a preferred provider by the AICPA. We understand the needs of our customers because our system is built by accounting and finance professional that have been in your shoes. Our cloud accounting and financial management software delivers a depth of financial capabilities you won't find in a traditional software suite. It's more flexible, too—adapting easily to the way you need and want to do business. This is what's going to make your finance team more insightful and productive. This is why the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the world's largest association serving accounting professionals, acknowledged us as its preferred provider of financial applications.
Aren't all cloud solutions the same ? In a word – no ! True cloud means more than just accessing software through a browser.  A true cloud solution should offer several key elements – multi-tenancy, elastic infrastructure, high configurability, self-service expansion, and integration APIs. Not everyone in our industry is clear on these points. There remains an element of confusion – even misdirection in some cases – about what true cloud is, and why it matters. Let us clear the air. Give your team the advantage of a solution that was built from the start on a true cloud architecture. Sage Intacct's multi-tenant foundation brings robust technology infrastructure to your organization, without the high costs, maintenance, or complexity that would be involved with an on-premises solution.
Not quite ! While some might see Sage Intacct as an alternative to QuickBooks, Sage Intacct is an upgrade from QuickBooks. QuickBooks might serve well for smaller organizations, but as your organization grows, you'll start to see the limitations of QuickBooks. That's where Sage Intacct comes in. Sage Intacct is designed to support organizations as they grow and evolve, offering more advanced features and scalability. So, if you're finding that QuickBooks no longer meets your needs, consider Sage Intacct not as an alternative, but as the next step in your organization's financial management journey.

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*These statistics are based on customer case studies and don't guarantee similar outcomes for all.