Difference between QuickBooks and Sage

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When working on building or growing up a business, you will most likely need accounting services. There are many enterprises and financial planning software options for this purpose. A couple of these are QuickBooks and Sage. These platforms help you to streamline your accounting, bookkeeping and overall, keep track of all your business management processes. They are designed to keep your business, organization or company running smoothly without errors, delays or lack of insight into your business future.

However, you may wonder, which is better for my business? Which will support me in all the specific areas I need? These are tricky questions. Nevertheless, we will try to help you recognize the differences between both so that you can choose the best option for you and your business.


QuickBooks is a cloud accounting software that will take care of your reports, financial records, business data, etc. It organizes all of your documents, records, invoices and other documents for you. This will make all the information much easier to manage. QuickBooks provides you with some serious powerful bookkeeping and accounting tools. Choosing QuickBooks as your go-to accounting software has some great benefits. But the benefits and features that you will enjoy are different for different editions of QuickBooks. No matter which edition of QuickBooks you decide to work with, you should find it easy to use; this software is really intuitive.


Sage is also an online cloud accounting software. This software company is based in the UK but, as a multinational, it has operations all over the world and has offices in 24 countries. It will help you to organize and simplify many enterprise resource planning tasks that are so very important for your business. Currently, Sage is the third largest accounting software for business and financial management in the market, with over 6 million users. Sage is a great software for making financial reports, keeping records and everything business management related. All types of businesses can use Sage, however, it is mainly used by HR and payroll companies, manufacturing companies, retail companies, real estate and construction companies and logistics and transportation companies. It doesn't really matter the size of the company or the kind of business. This is because Sage has a large portfolio of solutions that cad adapt to everyone. Sage can help you handle easy jobs or manage complex financial practices and systems.

Quickbooks Sage
Maximum number of users 5 users plus one accountant On the other hand, Sage allows up to 25 users at the same time
Pricing From $15 to $31 USD per month depending on which plan you decide to purchase. Pricing goes from $10 USD and goes up depending on your businesses needs and your software's add-ons.
Is there a free trial? Yes, there is a free 30 day trial. Yes, although it is not available for every product. When available, it is also a free 30 day trial.
Features General accounting, profits, expenses and sales tracking, taxes, bills payments, inventory tracking, purchase orders creation, profitability tracking, amongst others. Financial reports creating, cash flow managing, record keeping, invoices creation, debt tracking, inventory, etc.

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