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Sage 200 vs Sage Intacct: what are the differences?

Sage 200 vs Sage Intacct: what are the differences?

Having the best accounting system in place to support your team and manage your data is crucial to any business's success. In this article, we look at  Sage 200 vs Sage Intacct evaluating their features, modules, integrations, and how they manage a variety of business processes. Overall, we hope you find this summary useful to help you make an informed decision.   

Deployment 

As a world-leading cloud-based finance solution, Sage Intacct is scalable to grow with you and has a proven record of easily adapting to changes in businesses. The cloud-native offering means you can access the platform from anywhere, 24/7, 365 days a year. Sage Intacct will also automatically upgrade with no consultancy time or costs, so you can be sure that you are always on the latest version.  

Sage 200 has two offerings broken down by Standard and Professional. Sage 200 Professional has all the power of Sage 200 Standard, with flexible deployment options, advanced features, and a vibrant marketplace for add-on solutions. Through CPiO, one of the UK's leading Sage partners, you can choose to implement Sage 200 Professional online or on-premise. This provides flexibility around how you deploy, use, and pay for your software. Furthermore, connecting with Microsoft 365 gives you the efficiency and collaboration needed to keep work flowing.  

Features 

Sage Intacct has customisable dashboards which offer real-time financial insights for data-driven decisions. It is a modular platform offering general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, project accounting, expense management, and more.   

Whilst Sage 200 and Sage Intacct are popular across many industries and have similar core financial functionality, their range of modules appeals to specific companies.   

Sage Intacct has a strong following in small to medium-sized Financial Services, Professional Services, Not-for-profit, and SaaS (Software as a Service) companies. Sage 200 has more modules and features catering to manufacturing and businesses that need to manage stock. Sage Intacct has the highest customer satisfaction in the mid-market accounting industry. It can accelerate finance team productivity by 40% or more and is trusted by over 22,000 businesses. Sage Intacct also boasts outstanding functionality and features. For instance, it is the only Intelligent General ledger accounting software that is powered by AI, helping you to transform your business strategy and processes that previously required much more time and human effort.  

Also a customisable solution, Sage 200 too has core financial accounting modules and provides excellent business intelligence capabilities. The financial and accounting module comes as standard and runs four key ledgers with the option to add modules for increased functionality. These modules include; Commercials, Bill of Materials, Excel Reporting, Sage Payments, Project Accounting, Business Intelligence, Sicon Manufacturing, and CIM 200 Manufacturing.  

In comparing Sage Intacct and Sage 200, both software offerings impressively provide the reassurance of a seamless user experience, compliance, and fast automation. The modular platforms allow you to customise your software and adapt your software to your future and current needs.   

Pricing 

Sage Intacct is a subscription-based product with pricing tailored to organisations based on their unique requirements and billed per user, per month. The flexible model allows for the number of users to be amended as and when necessary and its starter plan can be purchased from £550 + VAT per month (Sage Intacct Editions Essentials 2 users, 1 entity).   Click here to know more about Sage Intacct Pricing

The price of Sage 200 is variable based on modules, how many user licences are required and the subscription type, as well as other elements that tailor the software to the company's individual needs. As mentioned, it is also based on Sage’s software as a service (SaaS) subscription plan where fees are paid each month. Pricing for the standard base package starts from £309 + VAT. (Sage 200 Professional, Financials: 1 Desktop User, 2 connected users, 999 companies). 

Support 

To get the most from their investment, customers largely opt to buy and implement both Sage 200 and Sage Intacct software via a Sage Business Partner.  

When evaluating the two solutions it is extremely important to research Sage partners and the support services offered. Sage Partners, such as CPiO provide Support Services for both leading Sage solutions, as well as Sage X3. CPiO can also supply the added resources as well as expert advice, helping you to run your day-to-day operations and solve any technical issues.    

Integration 

Integration capabilities are an important aspect to consider when choosing accounting software. Sage Intacct offers seamless integration with a wide range of third-party applications such as CRM, payroll, and eCommerce platforms. Sage Intacct can also handle substantial amounts of data, including the ability to manage Multi Currencies and Multi Legislation.    

Sage Intacct has a flexible API that has a unique ‘pick and mix’ design which supplies each department within your organisation the flexibility to choose the best software applications for its needs. Sage 200 has just as many key strengths with its ability to connect with other Sage products, including Sage CRM, Sage Pay and Sage Payroll.

Both Sage Intacct and Sage 200 can be connected through CPiO's product Intellisell. eCommerce and multi-channel connections with existing fulfillment companies, third-party logistics (3PL), and shopping sites has never been easier. Intellisell helps you automate customer orders to all channels from your core ERP solution. Find out more about CPiO's Integration Services

Sage Intacct or Sage 200 - which application should you choose?

In conclusion, both Sage Intacct and Sage 200 are strong finance solutions. Throughout we have explored the key strengths and overlap in similarities between the two core financial platforms. We've also highlighted how both can show excellent visibility of data and accuracy, streamlined processes and operational efficiency. 

Ultimately, the size of your business and the type of accounting and financial capabilities you require will determine which software is the best fit. An experienced financial software specialist, such as CPiO will be well versed in helping organisations to select and implement the most fitting solution and modules. CPiO works with Sage to advise, sell, and deploy Sage Intacct.    

What does Sage Intacct look like?  

You can see a quick overview by watching our Sage Intacct video here 

CPiO's Sage Intacct FAQs offer more insights into the software and answer some of the questions asked about Intacct by companies looking for a new financial management software.   

What does Sage 200 look like?  

The Sage 200 video offers a quick overview of the features and functionality of Sage 200. Similarly, for any product questions, you may find the Sage 200 FAQs helpful.   

Contact CPiO for further details, we are here to help companies like yours make the right software decision.    

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