Sage

Sage Business Cloud Financials


3.5 / 5
12 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Sage Business Cloud Financials (formerly Sage Live), built natively on the Salesforce platform, is for small to mid-sized businesses who have outgrown their current accounting but don't need the overkill and expense of a full ERP solution.


Average Ratings

12 Reviews

  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 3 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $300.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    $300/month, billed annually. Includes 2 Full Users and 5 Business Users.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Sage
  • www.sage.com/en-us/sage-business-cloud/financials/
  • Founded 1981
  • United Kingdom

About Sage Business Cloud Financials

Ideal for companies (10-500 employees) that have outgrown their accounting software, Sage Business Cloud Financials aligns your entire organization with business critical, real-time information. Direct your operations from anywhere with real-time financial insights and all the convenience of the cloud. Extend operational control across geographies, products, and revenue streams. And transform accounting into a forward-looking advantage you can customize and configure as your business scales.


Sage Business Cloud Financials Features

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CPA Firms
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • Government
  • Nonprofits
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Purchase Orders
  • Tax Management
  • Approval Workflow
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Document Management
  • Due Date Tracking
  • For CPA Firms
  • Project Management
  • Staff Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Employee Management
  • Financial Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Purchasing
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Training Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Business Rules Management
  • Collaboration
  • Data Mapping
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Process Analysis
  • Process Capture
  • Process Change Tracking
  • Process Mapping
  • Process Modeling & Design
  • Process Simulation
  • Accounting Integration
  • CRM
  • Distribution Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Financial Management
  • HR Management
  • Order Management
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Audit Trail
  • Balance Sheet
  • Cash Management
  • Consolidation / Roll-Up
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Income Statements
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Department / Project
  • Profit / Loss Statement

Sage Business Cloud Financials Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Comparable Systems Cost Much, Much More

Nov 02, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Built on the Salesforce platform so it can handle any number of users. Sage has initially targeted the small business segment with Live, however it is just as good for mid-market or enterprise. Consider the following features: Capable of handling 1-1000+ users. SAAS (hosted and browser-based) so no software to install. No server needed. Multi-Company consolidation Inter-Company transactions Dimensional accounting Multi-Currency Multi-Language Purchase Requisition/Approvals and Workflow Easy setup but can be configured as complex as you want, it's a very open database if you choose to use it that way Open API, integrates with many other web-based apps Well integrated with SalesForce Tablet and iPhone/Android apps These types of features are typically only available in enterprise level software like Intacct, Acumatica, Financial Force, X3, NetSuite, Oracle or SAP. You won't find this in Quickbooks, Freshbooks, Xero, Sage 50 or any other entry-level system. There's always been Microsoft Dynamics, Sage 100/300/500, Epicor, Infor and others, but those aren't true cloud based/browser based systems, nor are they inexpensive. What's unique about Sage Live is that they've priced it to be affordable for most companies - starts at monthly for 2 users and 1 company. 2 users and 100 companies is only $$$d/month. That is ridiculously less expensive than the other enterprise level systems out there. You can certainly use Sage Live as a small business, but the nice thing is that as you grow you can stay on the same system and not feel the need to change. If you are a mid-sized or large company, you owe it to yourself to take a look at Live before you make a decision on spending lots more money for perhaps the same thing.

Cons: It has only been around for 3 years, so it's not as fully developed as some more mature offerings out there. They are adding new stuff all the time but you might find some features missing that you are used to.

Recommendations to other buyers: You can be as mild or as wild as you want with Live. Because of the templates they have, they can fit you into a pre-defined box that will keep you out of trouble if your are a small business, simple, or inexperienced. However, this is an open database so you can theoretically do whatever you want. If you have someone on staff who likes to tinker (and you give them the access), you will want to make sure they document everything they change, as you can really screw up the workflow if you don't know what you're doing. Users can be posting transactions to accounts you don't want them to and by the time you catch it your books are way off. An open database is typically what you get with document management or CRM, and that's fine because you aren't dealing with accounting records. With accounting, you want to be careful because there are rules you're supposed to follow and laws you have to abide by. You can have everything locked down nice and tight with Live, but if you choose to customize it just make sure everything is well documented.

Great accounting software

Dec 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Sage has so many features! We use it for inventory, invoicing, accounting and much more! Our team can look up our parts, customers and jobs quickly and easily

Cons: It requires training to learn. You have to know what you are looking for and learn where Sage stores that information. We have had issues with multiple users adding inventory numbers. It doesn't automatically catch them.

Useful tool, keeps our books in order

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Speaking from a non-finance position, this tool has been very helpful to allow my staff to easily track all of our financial operations. I enjoy the clear, and simple printouts to give me a snapshot of specific accounts or our overall financial picture.

Cons: The software itself works great in a silo. I have had some trouble trying to link it with some non-profit donor tracking software which has meant double entry rather than a smooth sharing of information between systems.

Robust software for all our accounting, financial and CRM data

Aug 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It works great for small firms and can scale up as the company does. It takes away the need to set-up a separate server to host all of the accounting, CRM and financial that we need, so that's a huge plus. Customer service can be easily reached and are data always more than helpful, even for simple questions that new users tend to have.

Cons: Payroll and some of the reporting can be a headache, but I suppose it could be that I'm just not using some of the features correctly. There's still a lot I need to learn about the product, but the positive aspects definitely outnumber the negative ones ,

Sage Financials Review

Jun 08, 2018
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Do not take the sales video/demo as something you can achieve on this product. They are nearly three years in with the product and it is not fit for purpose.

Pros: When they finish the product it will be great. Do not consider purchasing this until they have or you have a fulltime salesforce developer within your finance team.

Cons: The worst customer support I have ever experienced in 20 years of software support. Not fit for purpose. They release "upgrades" each month that they have clearly haven't tested as large parts of functionality stop working once they release it. It takes several weeks each month to firefight and fix these problems before they release another update and inevitably another part of the system goes wrong.

This is a quality financial reporting system

Apr 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The customer service is always good and they help you build reports if you're having trouble so that's really helpful.

Cons: The actual reports available aren't the best for financials. It would be better to have a 3rd party financial reporting software.

If I could give Sage a zero I would.

Nov 17, 2017
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: Customer support. Very, very poor customer support. I do not recommend this product for anyone who is interested in Cloud Accounting software. Our account was set-up and handed over to us without offering training. They referred us to their "Sage University" for training which was cumbersome to find what we were looking for.

Overall: Our company didn't benefit from this product whatsoever.

New software, robust system, find a good implementation partner

Jul 26, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Built on Salesforce, keeps the CRM and accounting together. The concept is great. Sage Live has good problem resolution.

Cons: It's a new product for Sage so there is a big learning curve. The only major problem we had was that they referred us to an implementation partner (Edgeware) that didn't know the product well and made promises they couldn't keep. In the end, Sage Live was helpful in resolving the issues that Edgeware couldn't or wouldn't resolve.

Sage Live

Apr 12, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Great product. I have used much worse and better. I am a new user so still learning.

VERY GOOD PRODUCT

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: ENJOY USING IT, VERY USER FREINDLY, KEEPS TRACK OF ALL MY ACCOUNTING NEEDS

Cons: PAYROLL

Great on paper, poor support and execution

Jul 26, 2017
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What it says it can do is really good. We found that we were told certain things and once we signed up, those things then weren't possible.

Cons: Customer support is slow, they recommended an implementation partner (Edgeware) that doesn't fully know the system. Cost us a lot of money. Beware. There are existing companies that know Salesforce better than Sage Live and Edgeware.

Perfect!!!

Oct 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Perfect for a small company and can grow as you do. Love not having to keep all of this data on a server. Perfect!!!

Cons: None I can think of but I am new!!! Maybe if it was free..lol. But honestly I am new to this product but so far it is a home run.