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Sage One

Invoicing and accounting app


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Published 11/24/2014 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Sage One is an accounting application for small businesses to manage the key areas of invoicing, expenses & financial management, as well as project management. Sage One comprises two integrated products that can be purchased separately or as one: Sage One Invoicing and Sage One Standard. Sage One Invoicing is a complete billing and invoicing solution that includes customizable invoices, payment tracking and online payment acceptance. Sage One Standard covers financial overview and reporting, bank account syncing, financial reporting, project management and accountant collaboration.

By using Sage One Standard small business owners can keep a closer eye on all of their financial transactions through the app’s integration with over 12, 000 banks. By recording your income and expenses into account lists you can use this data to generate reports such as Profit & Loss, balance sheets, aged invoices and more. The business dashboard gives you a complete overview of all financial and project related activity. You can track and manage your team’s activities and tasks, and your project status with activity logs, email reminders, file sharing, status updates and feedback. you can also give access and collaborate in real-time with your accountant or bookkeeper.

With Sage One you and your team workers can track and record billable time. These time logs can be automatically transformed into invoices using Sage One Invoice. With the invoicing app, you can create quotes/estimates as well as invoices. You can customize and brand your invoices, as well as add the ability to accept online payments through Sage Payment Solutions or PayPal. You can track pending, sent, unpaid, partially paid, paid and overdue invoices through alerts and reminders. You also set up and save commonly used products and services for quicker recurring billing.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Sage One forms part of the complete Sage family, a company that has been in business since 1981 after a UK professor and some students met in a pub to discuss creating accounting software. Sage has grown to generate roughly $2 billion in revenue, operating in 24 countries, with some 6 million small and medium-sized business users. Sage offers a range of products, including ERP and HR software. Sage One has a number of customer testimonials from SMB owners and freelancers in both video and text format on their site.

What are the differences to other apps?

Sage One offers a simple and straightforward accounting app with just the right number of features and tools for small business owners and freelancers. The app has a heavy invoicing module, that provides all the necessary tools for accurate and professional project and client billing and invoice tracking.

Sage One has additional capabilities for project management, with time tracking, file sharing, task assignment, activity tracking and more. You can also use Sage to invite your accountant and bookkeeper, sharing and collaborating on financial activity in real time. Sage One is a highly affordable, uncomplicated and collaborative accounting app.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

There are apparently hundreds of shades of green and Sage One uses a fair few of these in its clean, white and green themed interface. The features available depend on which product you choose, Sage One Invoicing or Sage One Standard. The invoicing app includes a main navigational header with tabs to access: invoices, quotes, products & services, contacts and reports. S

age One Standard navigational header gives access to the following tabs: Dashboard, Sales, Expenses, Banking, Contacts, Projects, Tasks and Reports. The dashboard is uncluttered and all data is easy to read. There is also a mobile app for the iPhone that allows you to create and send invoices, record expenses and create new contacts on the go.

How does the registration process work?

Sage One offer a free trial for both the Invoicing and the Standard products. To sign up for the free trial you need to go the homepage of the Sage One website and click on the orange “Try It for Free” button below the pricing on each product. This leads you to a page with a form you need to fill asking for your business name, personal name, and telephone. You also have the option to sign up with your Google ID. You do not need to enter your credit card details.

What does it cost to use the application?

Sage One Invoicing costs $9 per month and includes one administrator. Sage One Accounting Standard costs $14 per month and includes two administrators. Both plans include unlimited invoices and quotes, the mobile app, online payment acceptance and complimentary accountant and bookkeeper access.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Sage One is designed for small to medium-sized businesses owners and freelancers. The affordable pricing and uncomplicated nature of the app makes it a good match for busy business owners who need to reduce the time they are spending on accounting, financial reporting and invoicing.

The project, collaboration and task management features make Sage One a good choice for those working on projects with external collaborators, as well as internal teams. It is also suitable for those looking for an app that they can give their bookkeeper and accountant access to.

  • Create branded invoices from save contact details and billable time tracked
  • Track and get alerts on pending, overdue, unpaid, paid, partially paid and sent invoices
  • Accept payments online with Sage Payment Solutions or PayPal
  • See an overview of all financial activity through graphs and data on the dashboard
  • Integrate your bank account with over 12, 000 bank integrations
  • Generate profit & loss reports, balance sheets and aged invoice listings
  • Collaborate with team members with activity logs, email reminders and file sharing


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