A full accounting system designed by Sage for small to medium HR and accounting departments.

Product Overview

Sage BusinessWorks is a payroll and accounting platform designed for HR and accounting departments. The user-friendly system automates tasks, improves financial workflows, and maintains financial data quality. The platform offers a range of features, including payroll, cash management, general ledger, accounts payable/receivable, system manager, job cost, and order entry.

Sage BusinessWorks has a payroll module with federal and state government reports built-in. There are also current tax tables for all 50 states. Users can customize the software by integrating with the Microsoft Office module.


  • System manager module provides access to Microsoft Office applications
  • Up to 45 concurrent users are supported
  • Easy to use with basic bookkeeping experience


  • Exact pricing details unavailable from Sage
  • Cannot automatically move time and material details into billing fields

Target Market

Small to medium-sized businesses, particularly in the construction and retail sectors. The software is most often used by companies with 10-50 employees and $1M-10M in revenue.

About Sage BusinessWorks


Accounts Payable and Receivable

AP organizes vendor information and transactions, produces comprehensive reports, and automates invoice payments. AR maintains detailed customer information, generates on-demand statements, and streamlines the receivables process. Integration with General Ledger, Order Entry, Job Cost, and Cash Management makes the accounting process more efficient.

Cash Management

This module offers comprehensive transaction processing and reconciliation. It features full bank reconciliation and check generation for non-defined payees. It helps in making informed decisions through detailed reports on cash account balances and transaction summaries.

General Ledger

The General Ledger provides extensive financial information and history. It supports a vast number of accounts and departments, organizes financial data from other modules, and consolidates information for financial reporting, ensuring precise and accessible accounting information.

Inventory Control and Purchasing

This module offers advanced features like light manufacturing, serial number tracking, and multi-warehouse support. It also works with Job Cost for project inventory tracking and with Custom Office for detailed inventory analysis.

Job Cost

Track a wide range of costs for unlimited jobs or projects with the Job Cost module. It offers comprehensive reports for job budgeting, control, and management, optimizing profit potential.

Order Entry

The Order Entry module provides access to customer information, past purchase histories, and credit details, and integrates with Inventory Control for a complete distribution solution. It aids in deal closures and recommends substitutes for insufficient stock, improving order accuracy.


Payroll efficiently manages employee data, generates payroll reports, paychecks, W-2s, and government reports. It tracks tax liabilities and deposits, ensuring compliance and accurate payroll management.

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User Reviews of Sage BusinessWorks

Submitted on January 31st, 2014 by Anonymous

Very intuitive, full featured program for an affordable price. You CAN preview your invoices if you use the Order Entry module. Great Job Costing options, easy bank reconciliation, this software truly lets you change the IDs of vendors, employees, etc without buying a utility. Change printers on the fly, create custom reports and exports. Very Flexible.

The Good…

Scalable - don’t have to worry about outgrowing it. Unlimited companies can be run on my install, up to 45 concurrent users are supported. Easy transfers between bank accounts and full- featured Payroll with built in Direct Deposit that allows for 8 DD choices per employee. Print & sign payroll forms and eft features for paying taxes and vendors. Bill of Materials is flexible in that it allows you to “unbuild” if you make a mistake.

The Bad…

I wish the time and material detail filled into the billing option. Lot tracking would be nice but I have a decent work-around for that

Submitted on January 8th, 2014 by Anonymous

"Accounting software for small to mid-size business. Has some limitations.

The Good…


The Bad…

Wish I could review invoices before posting."