Sage One Accounts: Good for 24/7 support
Cost: Starts at £10 a month plus VAT for basic accounts. There is a 30 day free trial.
Selling points of Sage One Accounts
Sage One Accounts is an online accounts service. Designers claim it doesn’t require any accounting knowledge or previous experience.
It is Sage’s most basic offering, is low-cost, and ideally suited for freelancers, or those that just need a simple accounting system with invoice, tax assistance, profit and loss information.
The major benefit for this service is that it comes with free telephone and email support, which means it could be a great option for start-ups, small businesses, or freelancers nervous about doing their accounts for the first time.
Because the software is online, you can access Sage One from anywhere at any time via the internet.
Drawbacks of Sage One Accounts
Sage One does not allow for foreign currency transactions or stock control. The Sage One Accounts Extra package launched is more expensive at £25 + VAT per month.
Sage has also got a pretty bad reputation for being complicated and inflexible. Although this offering goes some way to reverse such concerns, critics say the software is really more aimed at accountants, who can set it up and look after the tricky bits, rather than for businesses looking for a DIY solution.