Taking care of expenses is time consuming and frustrating. Often times, businesses find themselves searching through crumpled receipts just to keep track. To complicate the process further, they are then entering these expenses into a spreadsheet, leaving room for error and consuming hours of time. Sage, a market leader for accounting, payroll and payment systems, is eliminating this frustration with Sage Expenses, a free iPhone and iPad app.
Most small businesses are concerned with the complexity and training that comes with accounting software. Sage Expenses requires no IT help or accounting background. Just like any other phone app, you simply download and start using. The interface of the app makes it intuitive and simple to use, allowing you to get started right away at keeping track of expenses and pulling real-time data.
“As the champion of small and medium businesses, Sage is proud to be able to offer a complimentary iOS app that’s perfect for entrepreneurs who would otherwise never dream of using accounting software,” said Matthew Forrest, vice president of product marketing for Sage One. “Sage Expenses shows its value from the minute you open it. It not only saves time, it brings peace of mind to the many people currently using spreadsheets to keep track of business expenses.”
The app allows users to take photos of receipts and enter money-in and money-out. All transactions and paperwork are then kept together and stored in the cloud for future use by the business and accountants. As a company continues to grow, users can then move all their data to Sage One, which gives more functionality and features.
“What I like about the Sage Expenses mobile app is the simplicity of it,” said Kevin Hunt, director of CSB Carpet and Fabric Care Ltd and Sage Expenses user. “We can go into a fuel station, fill the van up with diesel, pay, and when we get back into the van, we can put the transaction into Sage and upload a photograph of the receipt and job done.”