Sage One = easy, online accounts and payroll software from Sage

5 years ago

If you’re thinking of switching from your existing accounts or payroll service to save time, money and effort – Sage One (the cloud-based service from Sage) could be just what you need.

Sage One is aimed squarely at start-ups, sole traders, micro and small business owners with little or no previous experience of finance or accounting software.

Sage One Cashbook (£5 + VAT per month), Sage One Accounts (£10 + VAT per month) and Sage One Payroll (£5, £10 or £15 + VAT per month for 5, 10 or 15 employees) are deliberately simple and less complex than most traditional desktop software so you can spend less time on your finances and more on marketing and sales!

Do It Yourself (or with an accountant)?

We recognise that many micro business owners don’t have an accountant or bookkeeper and so need something they can start using immediately without any training.

If they do have any questions, Sage One includes free 24hr telephone and email support as part of the low-cost monthly subscription (from just £5 per month).

However, if they do have an accountant or bookkeeper, Sage One allows them to login to the system at the same time to check all the information is correct, divide the work up into manageable chunks, or submit VAT returns on behalf of the business owner.

For example, Jules Quinn (The *TeaShed) enters all her sales information into Sage One and her bookkeeper, does all the rest in Sage One Accountant Edition (see video below).

VAT Registered or Cash Basis business?

If you’re VAT Registered, want to email invoices to clients and see more detailed reports, then Sage One Accounts is the one for you. (It also integrates seamlessly with Sage Pay, our eCommerce system plus a wide range of 3rd party add-ons).

Alternatively, Sage One Cashbook is ideal for sole traders and cash-basis businesses with less complex needs although their accountant or bookkeeper can still submit VAT returns for them by logging in to their system via their Sage One Accountant Edition.

However, if you find Sage One Accounts or Cashbook too basic for your needs but still want the flexibility that cloud-based software brings, our Sage One Accounts Extra service is the one to go for.

Offering a wide range of features including multi-business, multi-user and multi-currency functionality, Sage One Accounts Extra is ideal for high growth businesses, larger or more complex organisations and those trading abroad.

Watch the videos at to see why small and micro businesses love using Sage One and then sign up for a free 30 day trial at