I don’t normally write reviews cloud software, I’m more of a geek than an author and prefer writing code to English. In fact I could only manage a C grade at O-Level English but A’s for Maths and Physics, so nothing is surprising.
What is in a name?
Sage renamed their Sage One Accounting to Sage Business Cloud Accounting, whilst the new name doesn’t slip off the tongue, it does, in Ronseal style, say what it does on the tin. The old name, buy using ‘one’ didn’t tell you anything, but left you guessing that is was only a 50th of the features of Sage 50 and insignificant compared to Sage 200. So I get why it need a name change.
14 Day Free Trial, you have to really. Standard!
The first step was to sign up for a free trial, at the time of writing, the trial is 14 days which should be sufficient to get a good understanding of the features and capabilities. If you want to dive straight in – sign up for the free trial using this link.
The next steps are to plan the trial. Some key areas to look at would include some of these questions that come to mind
- Can I customise my invoices?
- Do invoices have automated credit control / reminders process?
- Do invoices have online payment methods, e.g. Stripe, GoCardless, Paypal
- How can I import my existing accounts data?
- Are there any automated bank feeds – and is my bank included?
- How to I reconcile my bank statements?
- How easy is it to get my purchase receipts into the system?
- Are the standard reports easy to use, e.g. P&L and Balance Sheet for different periods?
- Can I drill down from reports to the underlying transactions if I spot issues?
- How is VAT submission ( inc Making Tax Digital ) carried out?
- Can I extract my accounting data for backups or future migration?
- Is it easy to use and ‘speak’ to me in business terms rather than accounting jargon
As I go through the trial I will look at these and other areas an create a write up for you.
Meanwhile, why not sign up for the trial too and see what you think? sign up for the free trial using this link.