24th ,June, 2021


Sage promises that you don’t need any experience to use their cloud accounting software. Using the software you are also able to keep on top of the latest legislation (and remain compliant). They also ensure safety with their bank-level security. 

They offer three plans, which all offer the tools you need to manage your finances, including invoicing, cash flow management, VAT tracking,  online payments and more, from any device – PC, tablet or phone.

You are able to change, cancel or upgrade your plan at any time. You can also ask for a full refund if you have purchased software and decide it’s not the right fit for your business.

Sage offers a free 30-day trial.


There are three plans: Start, Standard, and Standard PLUS Payroll.  You are able to pay for the Start and Standard plans monthly or per annum.

Start package (1 user – sole traders, freelancers, and micro businesses) – R160 p/m (including VAT) or R1775 annually. 

Standard package (between 2 and 5 users)

  •  from R290 (including VAT) or R3220 annually for two users
  •  from R440 per month or R4885 annually for five users 

The Standard PLUS Payroll can only be purchased on an annual subscription model, the bundle price starts from R3,300, including VAT, per year.

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All plans (Start, Standard, and Standard PLUS Payroll) come with following standard features. Income and expense tracking, invoicing, quotes generation, online payments and integration with your bank accounts.  

The Standard and Standard PLUS Payroll have the following additional features.

The Standard plan

  •  Calculate VAT returns
  • Supports from two up to five users included in package
  • Additional users for R555/year
  • Additional companies for R3,055/year; add Inventory for R2,860/year
  • Debtors manager for R2,000/year; 
  • Time tracking for R1,130/year; take payments with multiple currencies for R1,130/year; and take the option of collaborating with your accountant.

Standard PLUS Payroll 

  • Unlimited companies and users
  • Run monthly, fortnightly and weekly pay cycles
  • Get pre-defined legislative and payroll reports
  • Email payslips
  • Provide UIF declaration
  • Take care of leave management
  • Make ACB payments
  • Real-time calculations
  • Connect with Sage Accounting
  • Add Time Tracking for R1,130/year
  • Add Multi Currency for R1,130/year


Cost effective, without skimping on important features


They only offer annual packages. 

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Brand Features

  • Invoicing
  • Income & expense tracking
  • Cash flow management
  • Tax management
  • Debtors Manager


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