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You don’t have to be a finance or bookkeeping pro to use Sage Accounting. Our easy-to-use cloud software is perfect for freelancers, contractors and sole traders because it makes managing your finances simple, from sending and creating invoices to reviewing cash flow and reducing admin. Use Sage Accounting to:
Quickly raise quotes and invoices to get paid faster
Control cash flow with accurate forecasting
Create a digital paper trail and calculate and create VAT returns that can be uploaded to SARS 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 on time, every time with Sage Payroll
Sage Accounting software is useful for recording income and expenses quickly, a plus for sole proprietors, contractors and freelancers on the go. For example, if you travel to meet a client, you can snap and capture a fuel receipt into Sage Accounting. You can also sync it with your bank account using bank feeds. Before a self-assessment deadline, you can then hand over all of this information to your accountant, who can submit a self-assessment return on your behalf.
You can collaborate securely on a return with your accountant online from anywhere. Sage Accounting software is trusted by thousands of accountants around South Africa. We work directly with accountants to ensure our software is always up to date.
Yes, simply save your Excel file as a .CSV file. You can then upload it into Sage Accounting and match up your bank accounts and transactions. To correctly format your Excel file for different actions inside of Sage Accounting, for example VAT rates, our help resource will provide you with more information.
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
Spend less time on admin and more time on your 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
Get added functionality with our partner apps that integrate directly with Sage Accounting, giving you more time to focus on your business.
“Now that I've done it, I can't believe how smooth and straightforward Sage Accounting is, and how much more I can achieve with it.”
Founder, Atlas Bookkeeping and Consultancy
“The client clicks on the button in the invoice and makes the payment – now that’s it taken care of.”
Transvercia Chauffeur Drive
“Sage Accounting means you don't have to spend any time on accounting. You don't need to worry about it. It's just happening for you. So I can focus on delivering a great customer experience and service to my customers.”
Janice B. Gordon Owner, Scale your Sales
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