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Sage Intacct & Sage Intacct Starter Edition are the latest software star sibling pairing, but which is best for your business? 

Time after time, generation after generation, we see famous siblings come into the limelight. And more often or not, they take a similar career path.  

But we don’t just find these sibling stars in the sporting, entertainment, and fashion industries. If we look towards the software world, we find them there, too.  

So, today we are introducing you to the newest star sibling pairing with Sage Intacct Starter Edition – the younger sibling to Sage Intacct – entering the market with promise to revolutionise your business. 

There’s a good chance that you’re well acquainted with Sage Intacct (Intacct) by now. But if not, don’t worry, we’ll introduce you to both siblings in this article, tell you a little bit about what they each do, how they’re similar, and of course, their differences. 

What is Sage Intacct?

Intacct is Sage’s most intuitive industry leading cloud-based accounting solution.  

It delivers deep accounting capabilities that supports the financial needs of multiple industries and designed with the aim to fast-track your success. 

Built in the cloud, Intacct provides comprehensive real-time dashboard overviews of how your business is performing from wherever you are, with security assured. 

What is Sage Intacct?

Intacct enables you to automate critical processes and streamline core financial management functions.  

Intacct also provides:

  • Consolidation of hundreds of entities in seconds
  • Real-time multi-entity reporting
  • A reduced period end-close time by up to 80%
  • 65% increase in productivity
  • And an average 250% ROI and payback in less than 6 months. 
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What is Sage Intacct Starter Edition? 

Put simply, Sage Intacct Starter Edition (Starter Edition) is essentially a condensed version of Intacct.

Starter Edition has been created for small businesses who have outgrown their current accounting solution – such as Sage 50, Xero, QuickBooks or Dynamics GP – and want Intacct’s core functionality up and running quickly. 

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How are they similar?

Starter Edition has all of the core financial management components found within Intacct, including multi-entity management, core financials, transactional multi-currency management, and MTD for VAT compliance. 

The customer’s experience is also very similar, with the implementation Partner providing the same expertise and support to a Starter Edition customer as they would an Intacct customer.

While the training may be a little different with a self-paced, online approach, the level of attention and commitment from our team would be the same. 

However, there are some key differences to be aware of when weighing up which version is best for your business… 

How are they different? 

Starter Edition has been built by the experts at Sage Intacct specifically for companies with fewer complexities within their business structure to consider, allowing them to reap the rewards of Intacct with smaller time and monetary investments. 

The Starter Edition implementation requires 50 hours of professional services time from Acuity over a 10-week period. This allows you to go live in just 6 weeks followed by 4 weeks of follow-up support! 

Three adjustments have been made to Intacct’s implementation structure – including a 5-Step Implementation Process – in order to make Starter Edition’s unique implementation possible. Learn more about this here. 

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Which version is right for your business? 

With two versions of Sage Intacct, and a vast amount of information available, it can be difficult to make an assessment as to which is best for your business. So, we’ve put together a quick run down below to help you out. 

Sage Intacct 

Intacct has been designed with one goal in mind: to make your business simpler, easier, and more enjoyable.  

Whether you have already expanded to become a multi-entity business, or huge growth is in your plans for the not-too-distant future, Intacct effortlessly accommodates global consolidation.  

Regardless of your industry or sector, Intacct is an out-of-the-box functionality is suitable for general business accounting requirements and is the perfect solution for: 

Sage Intacct Starter Edition 

Starter Edition is perfect for companies with… 

  • No more than 5 financials users 
  • Up to 5 UK-based entities 
  • Multi-currency requirements 
  • A limited budget 
  • The resources required to implement and manage the system.

With Starter Edition and Acuity, your business gets: 

  • Access to online, self-paced training materials
  • Access for up to five users 
  • Up to four additional entities 
  • Implementation of up to one End-of-Support Migration Pack (EMP) 
  • Project tracking 
  • Multi-currency compatibility 
  • And up to two additional modules. 

For more information on Sage Intacct Starter Edition, including scope, implementation journey and your implementation activities, see our Starter Edition page. You can also explore some our resources below.


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Sage Intacct Starter Edition

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Sage Intacct Starter Edition Guide

A free, downloadable quick guide - all the information you need in one place.

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Sage Intacct Starter Edition: Scope

Everything you need to know about Starter Edition's scope in just 5 minutes.

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Sage Intacct Starter Edition: Your Implementation Journey

Everything you need to know about Starter Edition's implementation journey in less than 5 minutes.

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Sage Intacct Starter Edition: Your Implementation Activities

Everything you need to know about your part in Starter Edition's implementation in less than 4 minutes.

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