About Sage Business Cloud Financials


Part of the Sage Business Cloud, Financials is a cloud accounting solution built on the Salesforce platform for small and mid-sized businesses who need accounting, analytics, and reporting to lead, manage, and grow their business.

Financials provides accounting built for compliance and offers capabilities such as multi-dimensional accounting that simplifies accounts and lets users view business in-depth across geographies, products, and business units. Analytics and financial reporting gives users real-time visibility into financial and business performance. It also has collaborative tools for teams, with performance metrics and reports that can be shared with advisors or investors.

Financials is a scalable solution. Users can automate routine financial tasks such as reconciling bank accounts, chasing invoices or posting ledger transactions. The system also facilitates the expansion into new markets globally with multi-location, multi-currency, multi-language capabilities.

Sage Business Cloud Financials is recommended to professional services firms (especially highly mobile ones) and non-profit organizations.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

14 Reviews of Sage Business Cloud Financials

Average User Ratings

Overall

3.21 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(4)

4 stars

(4)

3 stars

(1)

2 stars

(1)

1 stars

(4)

Likelihood to Recommend

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Showing 1-5 of 14 reviews

November 2016

Aaron from DeRosa Mangold Consulting, Inc.

Company Size: 2-10 employees


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2016

Comparable Systems Cost Much, Much More

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.

December 2017

Kristen from Tennessee Valley Fence

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2017

Great accounting software

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.

January 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2018

Useful tool, keeps our books in order

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.

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Robust software for all our accounting, financial and CRM data

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 ,

June 2018

Ross from Clerkenwell Group

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2018

Sage Financials Review

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.