Sage BusinessWorks Accounting

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A full ERP system designed by Sage.

About Sage BusinessWorks Accounting

Best suited for: - Small companies with 10-50 employees

If you’re looking for an accounting system that virtually anyone can use, provides extensive reports instantly, and can grow with your business, then Sage BusinessWorks Accounting software is for you. Ideally suited for small companies that have outgrown the capabilities of off-the-shelf accounting packages, BusinessWorks delivers high-end functionality at an affordable price. Consistently rated number one for its ease of use, stability and performance, Sage BusinessWorks Accounting’s 11 fully integrated modules deliver exceptional power. Its more than 250 presentation quality reports, graphical reports, built-in custom report writer and integration with F9 and Crystal report writers, provide companies with the vital financial information required to make important business decisions.

Additionally, Sage BusinessWorks Accounting offers seamless integration with many award winning industry specific applications making Sage BusinessWorks Accounting the most versatile product in its price range. By combining ease of use, a solid audit trail, task level security, and the robust functionality generally reserved for more expensive packages, Sage BusinessWorks Accounting is the best value in full function accounting software for small growing businesses.

Whether your business is just starting out or you’ve outgrown your current accounting system, Sage BusinessWorks Accounting has the features and functionality to make you more profitable today and the strength to meet your needs tomorrow.

Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable module efficiently manages your company’s expenditures, saving you time and money. This advanced module stores, sorts, and organizes vendor information and transactions. The Accounts Payable module then uses the information to produce a wide range of reports including the new Quick View reports, which present three dimensional representations of your purchase history and much more

In addition, the Accounts Payable module saves you valuable time by dating your open invoices so you can easily discern how old they are, displaying the amount of cash needed to pay the invoices, and suggesting the best day to pay each invoice. You can also use the Accounts Payable module to take advantage of any early-payment discounts offered to your company. The module can be set up to make automated invoice payments prior to the discount expiration dates saving you money.

Aside from operating seamlessly with General Ledger, the Accounts Payable module also integrates with other modules for a smoother transition of information. For example, when used with the Job Cost module, Accounts Payable provides effortless tracking of project opportunities. For example, when you set up cash accounts in Cash Management, the Accounts Payable module updates these accounts with check information so you can accurately reconcile your cash accounts to our bank statements. You can also post nvoices to the Accounts Payable module from Inventory Control when receiving purchase orders, and purchase orders can be sent to a vendor via e-mail, saving time and money. Additionally, this seamless information flow between modules eliminates double entry and suits the unique needs of today’s widely-varying companies with a series of profit-increasing accounting capabilities.

Take control of your company’s purchasing power and outflow with the Sage BusinessWorks Accounting Accounts Payable module.

Accounts Receivable

The Accounts Receivable module provides an efficient and reliable means of managing your entire receivables process. From credit management to sales analysis, this powerful module provides your organization with extensive information and reporting features to make quicker business decisions.

The Accounts Receivable module also provides an effective and organized system for maintaining customer information, and, in turn, can lead to improved customer service and profitability. The easy-to-use, yet comprehensive customer maintenance features allow you to maintain your customers’ e-mail ddress, bill-to and ship-to addresses, month- and year-to-date totals, current balance, open credits, deposits and last payment information. You can also automatically prepare customer statements on demand. In addition, with a series of additional time-saving features and reporting options, the Accounts Receivables module streamlines your entire receivable process.

In addition to working with the General Ledger module, the Accounts Receivable module integrates with the Order Entry, Job Cost, Custom Office, and Cash Management modules. This module makes the accounting process efficien, saving your company time and money.

Cash Management

The Cash Management module provides superior management capabilities for your company’s transaction processing and reconciliation needs. This module fully integrates with the Accounts Payable, Account Receivable, Payroll, and General Ledger modules to offer a total accounting software solution.

Among the most important time-saving features of the Cash Management module is its full bank reconciliation capabilities. This includes the ability to reconcile bank transactions from the General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, and Accounts Payable modules with your organization’s bank statements. The Cash Management module is also capable of generating checks to payees not defined in the Accounts Payable or Payroll module.

Increased profit is a paramount goal of any size business. Achieving that goal means making more informed decisions and more effectively managing your company’s finances. The Cash Management module provides current balances and calculated future balances for all cash accounts through a variety of customizable detailed reports. Reconciliation reports include summary information for deposits, consolidation of all check register information, and General Ledger distribution bank transaction information. With the Cash Management module, you can make better business decisions and drive your company to increased profit.

General Ledger

The General Ledger module is the heart of the business accounting solution and is the most powerful module. The General Ledger module combines flexibility with ease of use, to give you the critical information you need to make timely and informed business decisions and to manage your company more effectively.

The General Ledger module maintains current financial information, as well as transaction history and budget information for up to nine fiscal years. This module also allows a virtually unlimited number of accounts in the chart of accounts, each with up to 999 departments. The General Ledger module not only organizes all of your financial information from other modules, it also combines information from multiple companies into a single consolidation company for financial reports.

Accurate financial statements and associated reports generated by a general ledger system are critical for timely decision making; therefore, it is imperative that a general ledger system be powerful, flexible and informative to management, yet still be easy to use and operate. With the General Ledger module, you can rest assured that your crucial accounting information is precise and accessible whenever and wherever you need it.

Inventory Control and Purchasing

Successful, well-organized businesses rely heavily on their inventory management system to make certain they have adequate inventory levels to satisfy their customers. The Inventory Control module provides this level of control by offering high-end features normally reserved for large companies, including light manufacturing capabilities, serial number tracking, and multi-warehouse support. The module even includes an image library feature, which allows you to attach a picture to each part.

Improved customer service leads to increased profitability. And, when integrated with our Accounts Receivable and Order Entry modules, Inventory Control can significantly boost your customer service levels while operating as the cornerstone of an effective manufacturing or distribution solution. For more complex project management, Inventory Control can be coupled with the Job Cost module to track all inventory related expenses for a project. Inventory tracking is enhanced even more when integrated with the Custom Office module, which creates detailed spreadsheets to provide further analysis of inventory performance.

The Inventory Control system offers comprehensive reporting capabilities to inventory status. It can help bring about the creation of new or improved purchasing policies, sales policies, pricing methods,and even enhanced customer service. By using Sage BusinessWorks Accounting, you will have the tools to create an inventory system with the depth to meet your company’s needs for years to come.

Job Cost

Sage BusinessWorks Accounting’s Job Cost module can track labor, materials, equipment, overhead, subcontracting and miscellaneous costs for an unlimited number of jobs or projects. A wide variety of reports help budget, control and manage jobs to help you optimize your profit potential. Job Cost is fully integrated with other BusinessWorks modules.

Order Entry

With the Order Entry module, your company’s sales staff can easily access a variety of useful customer information, including past purchase histories, shipping addresses, credit card information, and much more. In addition, the Order Entry module can be set up to alert your sales staff when a credit limit has been exceeded. A hold can then be put on the order, until the customer’s standing with your organization improves. All this while processing quotes, sales orders, and invoices! The Order Entry module can increase sales efficiency and, in turn, lead to greater profitability.

When you integrate Order Entry with the Inventory Control module, Sage BusinessWorks Accounting becomes a complete distribution solution. Your staff can view the status of parts, including the on-hand, on-order, and committed quantities. With all this information at their fingertips, your sales force can close deals more effectively–leading to increased profitability. In addition, if there is not a sufficient quantity on hand, the software recommends a substitute. It even displays a picture of the part or item for improved order accuracy. Integrate Order Entry with the Inventory Control module and boost your sales performance.


In addition to tracking important payroll information for employees, the Sage BusinessWorks Accounting Payroll module prepares time-consuming payroll reports and records including paychecks, W-2s and government reports. One of Payroll’s most important features is its ability to track tax liabilities and deposits.

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User Reviews of Sage BusinessWorks Accounting

Submitted on January 30th, 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 7th, 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."