Sage Business Cloud Financials

3.21 / 5 (14)

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

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(1)

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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

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.

March 2019

David from UniversalMail

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

March 2019

This product isn't fit for purpose

Pros

The introduction videos were great - but ultimately misleading

Cons

Sage do not make it clear that this system isn't a traditional Sage program and because of that you will need an approved partner to do a lot of development to even get it working. This is then compounded by things not working properly, or their suggested partners running into problems that they can't fix , coupled with almost non-existent support.(obviously you're being charged while this happens as well.)

To top this all off on this dog of a programme, I recently found out that Sage will no longer be developing this product and will drop it for another program in the near future.

Stay away from this program if you don't have someone who understands the problem to an expert level.

April 2018

Brian from 4tell Solutions

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2018

This is a quality financial reporting system

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.

November 2017

Zach from Propulsion Software

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

November 2017

If I could give Sage a zero I would.

Our company didn't benefit from this product whatsoever.

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.

July 2017

Craig from Meyer Dunlap

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2017

New software, robust system, find a good implementation partner

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.

April 2017

TERRA from VILLAGE OF BALDWIN

Company Size: 2-10 employees


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2017

Sage Live

Great product. I have used much worse and better. I am a new user so still learning.

October 2016

LUELLA from TRU NORTH RV

Company Size: 11-50 employees


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality