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Easy accounting and bookkeeping software for your businesses

For freelancers, sole traders, small, growing and medium-sized  businesses, Sage has your accounting needs covered. Our software is secure and easy to use and customise.

Simplify Accounting in your business

Our software supports all your business accounting needs, no matter the size. With our accounting solutions, you can create reports quickly and view your finances on the go. Process VAT and international payments with ease, and stay up-to-date on the latest financial legislation.

Accounting software for small businesses in South Africa

We have over 40 years of experience supporting businesses and building lasting relationships. We support every step of your success with our expertise.

Sage Business Cloud


Powerful online accounting software, perfect for start-ups and small businesses.

  • Balance your books and control your business’ finances on the go
  • Accept and receive payments with multi-currency functionality (add-on required)
  • Safe, secure and trusted
  • Collaborate with your accountant
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Calculate VAT returns


Sage Business Cloud

Sage Intacct

Financial management software built on a true cloud platform. Designed for mid-sized and growing businesses.

  • Get all the accounting features you need to manage your company’s finances
  • Make data-driven decisions with real-time reporting and dashboards
  • Automate complex processes and cut up to 79% of your close time
  • Accelerate your finance team’s productivity by 40% or more
  • Get functionality pre-optimised for your industry
  • Quickly scale up or down as needed with flexible cloud functionality


Advantages of Sage accounting software

Sage are experts in helping entrepreneurs build lasting businesses. As part of Sage Business Cloud, our range of accounting software includes accounting and financials - both of which can help you manage your business more effectively.

Affordable solutions

Affordable monthly and annual bookkeeping subscription plans.


Get set up quickly and easily. Manage your accounts without delay.


Access anytime, from everywhere. All you need is an internet connection.


Stay informed on all the latest legislation changes, including VAT updates.


Use the latest accounting apps and connect from any device.

Tailored packages

Customise reports, track key metrics, and manage your finances on your own terms.

Is our accounting system safe?

Our online bookkeeping software is one of the most secure places to store your financial documentation. We know your data is sensitive and safety is our most important consideration.

Our accounting application is safe and good to go, on the go.

How our accounting solutions can help your business

Save time and let your team work collaboratively from anywhere. Scale back your expenses and provide the flexibility that all modern businesses strive for.

Our cloud technology ensures your data is automatically backed up, giving you peace of mind about the security and retention your important information.


Need an accounting program that moves with you?

Our accounting management software does. Work from anywhere, anytime, collaboratively, safely and securely. You just need an internet connection to access and interact with your data.

Your data is stored in the cloud, which is a remote server or computer. It really is that easy. Our accounting solutions and bookkeeping software is designed to help you get ahead.

We enable you to be flexible, help your business work smarter and give you the tools to succeed.

"Every accountant has something that works for them; Sage works for me. It puts me in the pulse of my clients’ businesses – and that’s where lasting relationships form."

Kiara Ramklass, Founder 
Marimba Jam - South Africa

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Questions about our accounting software?

We’re here to help. Our team will help you find the best accounting software for your business.

Still making your mind up? Try our accounting software for free

Get to know our Sage Accounting solutions before you commit with our free 30-day trial.

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Accounting software FAQs

Sage Accounting and Sage Intacct are our accounting software solutions that help you manage your business. Sage Accounting is perfect for small businesses, as 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. The flexibility and security of the cloud makes it easier for you to manage your accounting on the go - anytime, anywhere. Sage Intacct is great for scale-ups and medium sized business that have more complex accounting needs.

Accounting software is designed for accountants, bookkeepers, small business owners, and sole traders who manage business accounting and finances. 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. Sage Intacct is a solution suited to businesses who have outgrown their previous accounting solution and are looking to scale up their accounting operations.

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 to include payroll. For larger businesses and scale-ups, Sage Intacct is our financial management software that supports companies in the professional, healthcare, financial sectors, and more.

Yes, our accounting software is in fact one of the most secure places to store your financial documentation. Your data is protected by bank-level security at all times and is automatically backed up in the cloud. You never have to worry about losing any of your work if your internet connection goes down. We know your data is sensitive and safety is our most important consideration.
Accountants use software that allows them to provide real-time insights and accurate accounting or bookkeeping services to their clients.

Depending on the level of complexity and required functionality, accounting software can cost between R180 and R400 per month, depending on what's right for your business. Our Standard Plus Payroll Bundle for Sage Accounting is only available on annual billing.

Depending on which solution you choose, there are packages available to give you the fundamental features you need to manage all your accounting needs.  All three packages for Sage Accounting (Start, Standard, and Standard Plus Payroll Bundle ) give you the fundamental features you need to manage your accounting, while Sage Intacct has functionality for much larger teams to get accounting nailed.

Whether you're a new business that's starting out, or a fast-growing business looking to scale up, Sage provide accounting solutions with helpful features, that can become more advanced depending on your package.

Because our accounting solutions work in the cloud, you don’t have to install anything – you simply access the product through your internet browser.   For optimal performance, we recommend using the most up to date version of your browser.
Absolutely. It’s simple and straightforward to import your current data from Excel (and other spreadsheets and data systems) into our accounting software solutions. This can include your customer and supplier details, your products and services, opening balances, transactions from bank statements, invoices, and your chart of accounts. We’re on hand to show you how. You can contact our customer support team for further information about migrating your data to Sage Accounting or Sage Intacct.
Yes, Sage accounting solutions are compatible with Mac computers and software, including Chrome, Safari, or Edge browsers. Mobile apps for our accounting solutions including Sage Accounting and  Sage Intacct are available on Google Play for Android and Apple App store for iOS.
You will be able to access your information on the day that the trial has ended, after that the account detail and data will be unavailable.

Our accounting solutions by Sage work on any PC or laptop (including Mac and Windows), any smartphone (such as iPhones and Android phones), and any tablet device (such as iPads or Android tablets). This covers both Sage Accounting, our small business accounting solution, and Sage Intacct, which is created with growing medium sized businesses in mind. Sage Accounting also comes in an app for iOS and Android.

The mobile version has a slightly more simplified feature list, but you have access to the core features across all devices. Any work done on one device will be automatically updated across all devices. You can use all three devices or just use one device if you prefer.

Our accounting solutions by Sage are designed for high performance even on low internet speeds. A standard phone connection (with typical mobile 3G speed) has you covered.

For those of you interested in the specs, a minimum download speed of 2mbps is essential to keep Sage Accounting up to date and to take full advantage of its features. Your smartphone will give you more than enough speed to use Sage Accounting or Sage Intacct smoothly.

For optimal performance we also recommend that you use the most up-to-date version of your web browser. You can take a no-risk, no-obligation free trial to see whether you’re happy with the speed of Sage accounting solutions on your internet connection.

You will get free, award-winning support by phone, email, online chat, and live online Q&As.

  • Telephone support is available 8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am - 1pm on Saturday.
  • Pre-recorded webinars are available to watch any time that suits you.

You will also get access to the following support resources:

  • Our online community Sage City: Ask questions, share ideas, and solve issues with Sage Accounting customers and product experts.
  • Step-by-step video guides.
  • Instructor-led courses: For anyone wanting to take their skills to the next level, we have hundreds of courses designed for multiple experience levels and job roles. Get certified and earn badges that show your expertise and build up your resume.
  • We also have support channels on Twitter and YouTube. We are committed to providing you with world-class support at every step of your business journey.
  • Sage Intacct Certified Business Partner: get support if you use Sage Intacct.

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