Sage vs. Wave: Who’s better for small businesses?

Sage vs. Wave: Who’s better for small businesses?

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Why Wave

Wave has free, unlimited invoicing and accounting

That’s right: 100% free. $0/month. No credit card required to sign up. And unlimited means you'll never worry about choosing the right package, or creating a new account to upgrade.

Free doesn't mean fewer features

Just because Wave is free doesn't mean you won't get access to powerful, professional software. Unlike other tiered accounting software options, every feature is available from the minute you create your free account.

Set-up is quick and easy

We don’t believe in trials or demos to get started. You can just create your free Wave account, set up your business in minutes and see for yourself.

Wave VS. Sage

With Wave, you don’t need to choose the package that’s right for you. Invoicing and accounting (plus much more) are free and unlimited for everyone.

Wave
Sage (all plans)
Pricing
Wave
Free forever
Sage (all plans)
$14-$30/month
Track income and expenses
Wave
Sage (all plans)
Some paid plans
Capture and organize receipts
Wave
Sage (all plans)
Some paid plans
Track sales taxes
Wave
Sage (all plans)
Unlimited invoicing
Wave
Sage (all plans)
Invoice customization
Wave
Sage (all plans)
Unlimited vendors and customers
Wave
Sage (all plans)
Some paid plans
Connect your bank account
Wave
Sage (all plans)
Payments processing
Wave
1% per bank payment (ACH/EFT); 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction for all credit cards
Sage (all plans)
2.9% + 30¢ per transaction for all credit cards, plus monthly fees
Manage and pay bills
Wave
Sage (all plans)
Unlimited estimates
Wave
Sage (all plans)
Add partners or accountants as collaborators
Wave
Sage (all plans)
Accountant-approved reporting
Wave
Sage (all plans)
Some paid plans
Payroll that fits your team (additional fees apply)
Wave
Sage (all plans)

Customers Love Wave

4.5 out of 5 stars based on user reviews collected by G2Crowd as of spring 2019.

Everything you need to confidently run your business

"This app is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. I’ve tried all of the other invoicing apps, and none come close to the overall functionality and polish that Wave has put into [it]."

Wwfaddict99, Wave user on the App Store

Features

Here's why we think you'll love Wave

Accounting

Powerful, cloud-based accounting software that perfectly integrates with Wave’s suite of free tools to help you run your business better. Unlimited, secure and reliable bank connections, free of charge. Designed to be easy for freelancers and small business owners to use, while making accountants happy with robust reports and functionality.

Invoicing

Professional, customizable invoices that are quick and easy to create. Send invoices on the go using Wave’s iOS and Android apps, which automatically sync to your accounting records so your bookkeeping is already done. Send unlimited recurring invoices to as many customers as you want—all free.

Payments

Flexible billing to suit any customer. Time-saving features like scheduled payment reminders and automatic credit card payments. Connects seamlessly with Wave’s free invoicing and accounting software, so you’ll always have the information you need in one place. Pay only 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction with no subscription fees or hidden charges.

3 reasons to try Wave instead

Your free Wave account includes unlimited invoicing and accounting

We’ve been rated 4+ stars from hundreds of customer reviews

Backed by H&R Block, we have more resources and staying power than ever before

This app is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. I’ve tried all of the other invoicing apps, and none come close to the overall functionality and polish that Wave has put into [it].

Wwfaddict99, business owner