The best Sage alternative for one-person businesses

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Designed specifically for one-person businesses, the Countingup app is packed full of features to make financial management easy.

Free up time to focus on what you do best with this two in one accounting software and business current account. Try this Sage alternative today.

Why business owners love Countingup

Easy-to-use design

Countingup holds all the features you need to manage your finances successfully. The business current account and accounting software in one app makes it simple to make payments and keep on top of your bookkeeping –– no matter your sector or experience level.

 

Two in one

Signing up to Countingup gives you a business current account, a debit card, and accounting software in one app, keeping all your financial information in one place. This means you can manage your finances with minimal effort.

 

Super-fast signup process

You only need your proof of ID and a selfie to sign up for a Countingup business current account. The process is super-quick and easy. Simply download the app and follow the steps to apply in minutes.

 

This Sage alternative comes with several benefits

  • Business current account Countingup makes it easy to separate your business and personal finances. You can sign up for your new business account in minutes with the app to get started with your new contactless Mastercard, sort code, and account number.
  • Making Tax Digital Countingup is MTD-compatible and has all the tools you need to file your taxes digitally with your accountant. This means you can stay compliant without overpaying for your software.
  • Automated expense categorisation Countingup automatically categorises your expenses into HMRC-approved categories so you can keep an accurate record of your business expenses with ease.
  • Real-time cash flow insights Countingup gives you accurate and up-to-date cash flow insights, so you know exactly how your business is doing at any time.
  • Receipt capture Say goodbye to piles and pickets of paper receipts. Countingup’s handy receipt capture tool helps you stay organised on the go.
  • Invoice on the go The Countingup app lets you create and send unlimited customised invoices from anywhere. And you’ll get notifications when they’ve been paid!
  • Profit and loss reports Access profit and loss reports with one tap on your phone. Countingup helps you manage taxes, loan applications, and daily operations efficiently.
  • Tax estimates View tax estimates all year round, so you know how much to set aside each month. Countingup helps you avoid surprises when it comes to submitting your tax return.
  • Accountant access Countingup makes it easier than ever to collaborate with your accountant. Simply email an invite to give them instant access to your records.

A team of experts to support your journey

Using Countingup means help is never far away. The team is here to provide you with useful and detailed guides to face the challenges of running your own business. You can rest assured knowing that we are here to support your journey and help you operate as efficiently as possible.  

The team is at your service Monday to Friday, 9-5, to answer any questions.

Sage vs Countingup

Switching to Countingup means you’ll get access to a bunch of useful and well-designed features at your fingertips. After the three-month free trial, you can enjoy all the benefits for a very reasonable price!

 

Sage

Countingup

Business current account

No

Yes
Contactless debit card

No

Yes
Accounting app

£12 and up

£4.95 – £9.95
Receipt capture

£12 and up

£4.95 – £9.95
Tax estimates

£12 and up

£4.95 – £9.95
Making Tax Digital

£12 and up

£4.95 – £9.95
Financial reports

£12 and up

£4.95 – £9.95
Invoicing on the go

£12 and up

£4.95 – £9.95
Accountant access

£12 and up

£4.95 – £9.95
Automated expense categorisation

£12 and up

£4.95 – £9.95
Tailored support

£12 and up

£4.95 – £9.95

 

Create a successful business with this Sage alternative

Running a business as a one-person show can be stressful and overwhelming at times. That’s why Countingup is on a mission to help business owners like you find success on your terms. 

As part of that mission, we publish over a hundred specialised guides every month, covering a wealth of topics that can help you run your business more effectively.

Learn about setting up and running your business, managing finances, marketing and sales best practices, and countless more topics in our Resource Library.

If you need more help, you can check out our Support Articles. There, you’ll find answers to any questions you might have about your debit card, invoicing, expenses and bills, accountant access, and anything else related to your account.

Join thousands in the Countingup community today

Sign up to our three-month free trial to join our community of happy customers and start improving your financial management today.