Sage accounts and payroll software

Sage Bookkeeping

What makes Sage so popular?

Sage is arguably the most predominant bookkeeping package chosen by UK small businesses. With a reported excess of 800,000 UK users, what is it that makes Sage so popular?

With 30 years of experience under their belt, Sage is recognised as a particularly user-friendly software package, which is backed by a high level of customer service.  Offering the full range of Accounts, Payroll and Customer Relations Management software, Sage is up to date with the latest legislation and is of course HMRC accredited, which is particularly relevant thanks to the up and coming Real Time Information (RTI) changes.  Add to all this, the fact that Sage software is highly scalable and it’s easy to see why so many people choose this option.

Sage accounts software

Sage is recognised as the UK market-leader for small business accountancy software in the UK.  As already mentioned, there are more than 800,000 UK businesses that have chosen Sage, as well as an estimated 50% of accountancy practices.  Promoted as a real time saver, Sage accounts software has 3 packages that are designed to suit businesses of different sizes.

Sage One Accounts, which is geared towards either sole traders or very small businesses, is highly affordable but at the same time comprehensive.  Paid on a monthly basis, this solution is particularly suitable to any small business owner on a budget.  Thereafter, Sage Instant Accounts, which is geared to small businesses is ideal for business owners who need a slightly more comprehensive accountancy package.  Thereafter, for bigger or growing businesses, there’s Sage 50 Accounts hop over to these guys.

Sage payroll software

With RTI about to launch, more and more business owners are looking at their payroll options.  Sage payroll software comes in a host of packages, from Sage One Payroll to Sage 50 Payroll, each of which is geared up to businesses of different sizes.  Sage One Payroll is the cheapest of the sage options and is a relatively basic package that can cater for up to 15 employees.  Sage Instant Payroll is the next in line on the payroll product ladder at Sage.  Sage Instant caters for up to ten employees and includes an online HR advice facility.  Thereafter, there two versions of Sage 50 Payroll, one of which is aimed at businesses with between 1 and 25 employees and the other for those with more than 25 employees.

When it comes to choosing your accountancy and payroll software it’s essential that you look beyond your current needs and try to allow for what your needs might be in the future.  Although determining the future, especially in the current economic climate, can be a bit of a crystal ball challenge it’s important to know that the accountancy package you choose can grow as your business grows.  Sage is one of the packages that is particularly scalable, but there are others.

At Virtual Business Source, our team is fully trained in Sage 50 software, which means that we can offer this solution as well as our preferred online Xero option.  If you’d like to discuss the pros and cons of different accounting software packages, why not get in touch?