Our editorial review staff has had the opportunity to test and review Sage Intacct and Workday, two popular ERP software options on the market. This has enabled us to provide an in-depth comparison of these two solutions from a place of first-hand experience.
Sage Intacct is a browser-based financial management software system endorsed by the AICPA. It provides powerful multi-entity financial reporting, integrations, and industry-specific functionalities. The software is well-suited for SMBs (50-200 employees) and mid-market companies (200-1,000 employees) in the professional services, nonprofit, retail, and healthcare industries.
We found Sage Intacct to excel in its multi-dimensional reporting, project accounting, and scalability for multi-entity support. It also offers a simple and responsive user interface and integrates well with third-party apps such as Salesforce and Versapay.
However, it is worth noting that budgeting and interactive reporting come at an added cost. Additionally, Sage Intacct does not offer a mobile app, is primarily targeted at the US market, and can struggle with volume exports.
Workday, on the other hand, is a web-based enterprise software offering unified finance and HR functionalities. It’s suitable for large companies with over 2,000 employees and complex operations across multiple regions or entities.
Workday stands out with its comprehensive human capital management tools, user-friendly interface, extensive customization, and solid customer service. A unique feature is its “Brainstorms” community suggestions, which allows users to contribute to the software’s development process.
However, Workday does not offer a free version or trial, and it lacks transparent pricing. There’s also no live chat or knowledge base for immediate support.
Based on our extensive testing and review, we recommend Sage Intacct for most businesses. Intacct’s scalability, coupled with its robust multi-dimensional reporting capabilities, make it a solid choice for growing businesses. Its intuitive interface and wide range of integrations also add to its appeal.
While Workday offers comprehensive tools and customization, its lack of transparent pricing and free trial version may deter smaller businesses or those with tighter budgets.
However, for larger businesses with complex operations, Workday’s comprehensive HR and financial tools could be a better fit, particularly if budget is less of a concern.
For a broader perspective on ERP solutions and to find the best fit for your business, feel free to explore our roundup of the best ERP software overall.