A Sage alternative with you in mind

Whether you’re starting up, looking to grow, or wanting to switch software, Xero’s easy-to-use online accounting software can simplify your bookkeeping and business admin.

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Why choose Xero

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    Software that works for you

    Xero is made especially for small and growing businesses and lets you work anywhere.

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    Easy-to-use beautiful features

    Xero streamlines and automates many routine admin tasks, making your everyday easy.

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    Switching to Xero is easy

    Upload your data into Xero in a few simple steps and experience Xero as a great alternative to Sage.

Compare Xero vs Sage

Considering Xero as a Sage alternative?

Use the table below to compare Xero vs Sage. Xero's Ultimate plan includes accounting, payroll, projects, advanced analytics and more, for one monthly price, making it a Sage alternative worth considering. See how well the Xero Ultimate plan stacks up against these three Sage plans:

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    Sage 50 Accounts Professional
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    Sage 50 Accounts Standard
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    Sage Business Cloud Plus
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Software that works for you, wherever you are

Rest easy knowing that Xero is 100% in the cloud and designed for your convenience. Access Xero anytime, on any device: on the go, in the office, or at home on your laptop, tablet or mobile. Say goodbye to being tied to your desktop, and hello to flexibility.

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Easy to use, beautiful features

Take a look at what Xero can do for you.

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    Easily pay bills, send online invoices and know your numbers wherever you are
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    Scan receipts and capture data with Hubdoc (included with Xero)
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    Pay and get paid in over 160 currencies with multi-currency accounting using instant currency conversions
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    Track project costs and profitability with Xero Projects (included in the Ultimate plan)
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    Pay staff accurately and on time with Xero Payroll (included in the Ultimate plan)
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    Find, try and choose from over 1000 business apps that integrate with Xero
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Better business insights

Xero’s advanced analytics tools give you in-depth insights into how your business is performing, wherever you are.

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    Check current and future financial health and cash flow
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    Access deeper insights and customised reports
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    Get help making business decisions using AI-powered cash flow predictions up to 90 days in the future
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    View the impact of VAT on your cash position with data sourced directly from HMRC
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Switching from Sage to Xero is easy

Switching your Sage data to Xero is easy with Movemybooks. Convert up to two years worth of files in minutes. And speak to our experts in the UK for support nationwide.

How to convert your files
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Xero decreased my weekly accounting tasks by like a hundred percent.

Monique Malcolm, Tiny Action

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No hidden costs: one monthly price

If you’re considering Xero vs Sage, Xero’s Ultimate plan is a great Sage alternative. It includes all of Xero’s accounting features as well as payroll, expenses, advanced analytics and project tracking. Get all the tools to manage your business in one place, with any number of users.

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The Ultimate plan for your business

Xero’s Ultimate plan includes accounting, payroll, advanced analytics and more and is ideal for employing businesses.


Usually £55

Now £13.75

GBP per month

Save £247.50 over 6 months

Start using Xero for free

Access Xero features for 30 days, then decide which plan best suits your business.

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    Safe and secure
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    Cancel any time
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    24/7 online support