-very cost-friendly pricing for small or medium sized businesses. this is the biggest selling point for Sage to me - it beats Quickbooks as a more ERP level system but is still very reasonably priced
-solid on standard accounting
-import/export works well
-test company option helps new users acclimate
-simple bank reconciliation module
-security and role definitions
-GL reports are very useful to financial experts
-bank reconciliation doesn't force you to reconcile to the GL cash account. That defeats the purpose of a reconciliation...
-there is almost no customizability to the financial statements. I guarantee you will need to export (Excel) or use a different software (Crystal Reports) to build your monthly financials.
-Sage 100 products are hosted in-house, so in the age of the cloud, you will still need to purchase and support your own server, a pain for a small or medium sized business.
-there are no "drill down" options in financial statements. That ability in Management Reporter was a huge plus in Microsoft Dynamics products.
-Multi-fund reporting cannot be consolidated (unless this is an add on module we didn't purchase)
-There are no reports that show unposted JEs
-AP voids and invoice reversals are a NIGHTMARE. Seriously, my staff lose sleep over trying to never need to void a check in Sage.
-Dashboards are basic. It feels very "old" as a system compared to new cloud-based options.
-No auto reconciliation. I've heard that's a selling point of Xero.
Consider a cloud-based software as an alternative
Enterprise accounting software only.