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Put creativity first with Sage Accounting

Nurture your creative business with stress-free accounting

Spend more time with your clients and less time on admin with Sage Accounting. Get started with cloud-based software that makes taking care of your books simple.

Get paid faster with automatic invoices

Make getting paid stress-free with automated payment options for your clients.

  • Create personalised sales invoices in seconds
  • Set up recurring invoices
  • Save hours on admin time

Stay on top of your jobs

Grow and nurture your creative business by easily identifying opportunities for success.

  • View your jobs and compare key information
  • Sort and filter based on key information
  • Identify your most profitable customers and clients

Plans to support you and your business

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Monthly
Annual
Accounting

Start

R2 400 incl. VAT per year

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
Accounting

Standard

R4 440 incl. VAT per year

Ideal for sole traders, freelancers, and growing businesses.

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

  • Take care of bookkeeping
  • Calculate VAT returns
  • Add up to 5 users
  • Our base package includes 2 Users and 1 Company
  • Add additional users for R65/month
  • Add additional companies for R345/month
  • Add Inventory for R355/month
  • Add Debtors Manager for R250/month
  • Add Time Tracking for R140/month
  • Take payments with multiple currencies for R140/month
  • Storage (1GB) for R15/month
  • Collaborate with your accountant (optional)
Accounting Standard PLUS Payroll

Bundle

Only purchased on annual subscription
R4 150 incl. VAT per year

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

  • 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 additional companies for R4,140/year
  • Add additional users for R780/year
  • Time Tracking included on Option 3
  • Multi Currency included on Option 3
  • Add Advanced Inventory for R4,260/year
  • Add Debtors Manager for R3,000/year
  • Storage (1GB) for R180/year

**We want you to be fully happy with our software and try it without worry. If you purchase the software but decide it isn't a right fit for your business, let us know within 30 days and we'll give you a full refund.

Accounting software FAQs

Sage Accounting for photographers, film producers and other creatives helps you easily manage your finances from anywhere. It gives you clear visibility of money going in and out and a quick way to create and send invoices automatically.

Use Sage Accounting to:

  • See how much profit you’re earning from clients
  • Pay your designers, copywriters and account managers using our Payroll add-on
  • Create a digital paper trail and file VAT returns to stay compliant
  • Record expenses on the go with AutoEntry to snap and capture receipts
  • Give bookkeepers and accountants permission to review finances and collaborate with you in real time
  • Pay employees at your practice on time, every time with Sage Payroll
  • Quickly raise quotes and invoices to get paid faster
  • Control cash flow with accurate forecasting

Sage Accounting is the affordable, easy-to-use choice for most creative businesses. It enables the recording of income and expenses and syncs transactions with your business bank account. You can also snap and capture receipts with your phone. Sage Accounting also simplifies the generation and emailing of invoices to customers or clients. You can take out a free 30-day trial and see if it's suitable for your business.

Creative professionals will benefit from accounting software if they want to spend less time on tasks like invoicing. It will also reduce admin and offer an accurate view of a business's performance. This type of software will also help creative professionals comply with SARS tax guidelines and collaborate with an accountant.

There are plenty of ways you can save time with Sage Accounting. Here are some examples:

Automate manual tasks

By automating tasks, you can cut down the amount of time you spend on manual data entry to save money and focus on the areas of the business that need the most attention.

  • Set up recurring invoices to avoid starting from scratch each time
  • Add invoices in bulk to save time
  • Get Google Drive integration to get automatic copies of invoices and quotes online
  • Connect your bank and let transactions flow into Sage Accounting for easy reconciliation
  • Make sure that you’ve always got the right amount of stock – quickly view your inventory and create reorder levels and quantities
  • Get inventory reports to see stock information in seconds

AutoEntry

Spend less time on admin and more time on your creative work with a paperless way to manage receipts. Simply snap, scan or email a photo of your receipts, bank transactions, invoices or other documents for your Sage accounts using AutoEntry. Then categorise, publish and share them with your accountant through Sage Accounting. AutoEntry captures tax summaries and full line item details including description, quantity and unit price, so it’s an easy way to log the information you need, when you need it.

Other ways to save time:

  • Use dashboards to instantly view your financial data
  • Use real-time data to collaborate faster with accountants or bookkeepers
  • Create and send invoices, easily follow up with clients on outstanding invoices and track the health of your business in real time from anywhere with the cellphone app
  • See a live running total of your tax liabilities, plan ahead and submit to SARS
  • View cash flow forecasts in real-time to make faster business decisions

Sage Marketplace

Get added functionality with our partner apps that integrate directly with Sage Accounting, giving you more time to focus on your business.

See what our creative business customers have to say

“Sage Accounting has made it as seamless as possible for us to merge and set us up nicely for further growth.“

Edwina Carey
Director, Ripple Marketing

“Less administration, time savings, faster payments and a better experience for staff and customers. Bank feeds are the standout feature.”

Judith Chilton
Accounts Manager, BPMF Club Ltd

“The user experience for the end customer is very seamless. It's all done through the online Sage Accounting platform by simply clicking a button.”

Gerard McElhinney
Director of Client Services, Vinehall Displays

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