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Take control of your business during these uncertain times

Stay on top of the numbers and take control of your accounting during this challenging period. Easily manage your business admin with Sage Accounting. Sign up for a free 30-day trial.

Stop chasing invoices

Your time is precious. Own it. Create and send personalised quotes and invoices immediately after finishing a job. Provide various payment options to your customers. Then spend more time doing what you love. 

Don’t let paperwork slow you down

AutoEntry captures and analyses scanned and photographed paper documents, including bank and credit card statements, bills, purchases and sales invoices, expenses, receipts and more.

Make powerful decisions

Goodbye spreadsheets. Always know where you stand and make data-driven, confident decisions for your business with automatic and real-time dashboards, reports and forecasts.

VAT sorted, taxes done

Never fear your business taxes again. Become the master of submitting compliant VAT201 returns to SARS with ease. 

Power up your payroll

Ensure paying your employees is a breeze. With our optional payroll add-on, payroll errors and tax compliance woes will become a thing of the past.

Award-winning support

If your business needs help through these challenging coronavirus (COVID-19) times, we have a FREE support hub available complete with information, tips and guides.

We also offer more general and technical support through: 

  • Free  telephone support in South Africa, from South Africa.
  • A library of online support resources and a highly engaged community. 
  • Live chat. Get help as you work.
  • Free training. Available online 24/7.

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R1 920

Ideal for sole traders, freelancers, and micro businesses.

  • Create invoices in seconds
  • Track what you're owed
  • Work from anywhere
  • Get started quickly and easily
  • Supports 1 user
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Save 7.5% if you pay annually
R3 720
R3 441 incl. VAT per year
You save R279

Ideal for sole traders, freelancers, and growing businesses.

Supports all features of Accounting Start plus optional add-ons:

  • Create invoices in seconds
  • Track what you're owed
  • Take care of bookkeeping
  • Work from anywhere
  • Get started quickly and easily
  • Supports up to 5 users
  • Calculate VAT returns to SARS
  • Add additional users for R50/month
  • Add additional companies for R275/month
  • Add Inventory for R280/month
  • Add Debtors Manager for R195/month
  • Add Time Tracking for R115/month
  • Take payments with multiple currencies for R115/month
  • Collaborate with your accountant (optional)
Accounting Standard PLUS Payroll


Bundle price
From R3 510
R3 510 incl. VAT per year
Only purchased on annual subscription

Enjoy all the standard features of Accounting with the additional benefits of Payroll (for start-ups and small businesses).

  • Add unlimited companies and users*
  • Run monthly, fortnightly and weekly pay cycles
  • Get pre-defined legislative and payroll reports
  • Email payslips
  • Provide UIF declaration
  • Take care of leave management
  • Make ACB payments
  • Get real-time calculations
  • Connect with Sage Accounting
  • Add Time Tracking for R1,332/year
  • Add Multi Currency for R1,332/year


*Only applicable to Payroll.


Need help deciding?

Get expert answers on features, pricing, data migration and more.


Sage Accounting is a subscription service. You can either pay monthly with your credit card or yearly, via credit card or EFT.

The VAT per month is 15% of the product’s monthly price and is included in the price quoted on the website. There are no hidden costs and never will be.

A free 30-day trial is also available. It takes only 2 minutes to get set up. You don’t need to provide a credit card to get started–you will never be charged during your trial. 

Sage Accounting is 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 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 on your internet connection.

Both packages give you the fundamental features you need to manage your business's financials, with the Standard offering going beyond this to provide more complex features that a small and growing business may need to thrive.

Accounting Start is ideal for businesses who are starting out. This version of the software is popular with sole traders and micro-businesses.

Accounting Standard is ideal for small businesses. It offers everything Start offers, plus more advanced features. For example, the Standard package lets you connect your bank account to automatically pull up-to-date transactions. You can then also add additional modules to the Standard package to suit your unique requirements, such as Debtors Manager, Advanced Inventory, Time Tracker and Multi Currency.

Sage Accounting works 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). Sage Accounting also comes in an app for iOS and Android. 

Because Sage Accounting works in the cloud, you don’t have to install anything – you simply access the product through your internet browser. 

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.   

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. 

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 to include payroll. 

Absolutely. It’s simple and straightforward to import your current data from Excel (and other spreadsheets and data systems) into Sage Accounting, including 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, or you can watch our step-by-step video guides. 

After filling in your details, you will be taken to your Login page where you can get started straight away.  

We’ll send you a welcome email with a quick-start guide, tips, and helpful resources, including how to get support any time you need it. 

All the data you entered during your free trial will be available for up to 90 days after your trial period has ended. At any point during this time, you can purchase Sage Accounting and reactivate your account.

We’ll email you with a reminder before your trial expires. You can purchase (or cancel) Sage Accounting at any time during your trial.

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

  • Phone support is available 6 days a week. 
  • Pre-recorded webinars are available to watch any time that suits you. 

You will also get 24/7 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.
  • Online training / e-learning: 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 are committed to providing you with world-class support for Sage Accounting at every step of your business journey.


"Sage Business Cloud Accounting allows us to be proactive instead of reactive about business." 

Chris van Rensburg
Managing Director, The Specialist

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