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

Wave has been changing the way millions of small businesses and freelancers make money since 2010 with award-winning accounting software and financial services. With Wave, you don’t have to pay your way through subscription tiers to get the tools you need. Wave’s free, easy-to-use software packs a punch without burning a hole in your pocket.

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Sage
Unlimited invoicing Free $25/month
Unlimited vendors and customers Free $25/month
Invoice customization Free $25/month
Unlimited bank connections Free $25/month
Add partners or accountant as collaborators Free $25/month
Reports to help you run your business better Free $25/month
Apps for iOS and Android Free for iOS and Android $10-$25/month
Scan receipts with your phone Free for iOS and Android $25/month
Credit card processing 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction (all credit cards) — No monthly fees, no monthly minimums, no hidden costs. $25-$89 in monthly fees PLUS 2.9%-3.4% + 30¢ per transaction and hidden overcharge costs.

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Customers Love Wave

4.4 out of 5 stars

The ratings above are based on user reviews collected by G2Crowd as of June 2017.


Wave at a glance

2.8M
customers
$200B+
income and expenses tracked
$19B
in invoices sent annually
Google Play Store
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 this app.
Wwfaddict99 Apple App Store

Features

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.

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Wave makes accounting fast

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.

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Customizable invoice templates are part of the free software

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.

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Send invoices and accept credit cards

Connect your bank accounts, track income and expenses, stay organized, and send unlimited invoices, for $0.

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