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How much does a finance system cost?

The cost of implementing or upgrading a finance system will vary from project to project. Systems can be bought on a license-by-license basis, with additional hosting, support, and maintenance packages, tailored to fit your needs and budget.

The quickest and most accurate way to understand the costs for your business is to discuss your needs with our team. That way we can accurately advise on the best options for you to gain the most value from your investment.


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Why should I upgrade my accounting software?

Accounting is an indispensable need of every business. Relevance, reliability, comparability and consistency are the key qualities required to secure good financial data. Keeping your accounting software up-to-date is therefore a fundamental duty in establishing these key qualities and maintaining a healthy financial system.

We recommend reviewing your basic software requirements on a quarterly basis, with a full annual system health check to ensure you have the best platform in place to meet your long-term growth plans. If you think it might be time for an upgrade, our expert consultants can recommend the most suitable finance platform for your needs. If you’re unsure as to whether you’ve reached the point of a finance software upgrade, we’ve outlined 6 key signs that you might need to upgrade your current finance system.

We offer regular checks on all our supplied systems, as well as independent health checks for third-party solutions. If we find your existing solution isn’t working as it should be, we can upgrade your software to get your business working at its optimal level.


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What hosting options are there for my finance software?

A huge benefit of the software we provide is that it can be deployed in a number of ways, so we can ensure the best platform is matched to your business. These options are outlined below:

  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    SaaS solutions are hosted at either the vendor or partner’s data centre, which can be accessed securely and remotely by the customer. The biggest benefit to SaaS is that it is fully managed by, and the responsibility of, the vendor or partner.
  • Fully Hosted
    We can host your system for you through our partner ANS at their secure data centre.
  • Hybrid Hosting
    Hybrid hosting is becoming more common and involves part of your application hosted on-premise and part in the cloud.

Learn more about hosting and deployment options in our blog ‘Which Way to the Cloud‘.

How long does it take to implement a new accounting system?

The length of a system implementation will depend on many factors including the number of users, the additional modules required, and the number of entities and/or countries involved.

We follow a tried and tested implementation methodology in which our expert team will work with you to agree on the project scope, system requirements and deadlines, so everyone has a clear understanding of the project timeline.


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Can our existing data be migrated to a new finance system?

Yes, it can. Almost every project we undertake involves the migration of data from a legacy system or systems.

Thanks to our experience, we can make the migration of large amounts of data, a pain-free task. We can provide you with the tools to complete the data migration yourselves, or we can do it for you, at an additional cost.

We can offer data migration as an independent service and part of our complete system implementations.


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Can we add new system users?

Yes, you can. We build scalable solutions so you can add on users at any time.


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Can we customise our accounting reports?

All of our systems allow for fully customised reporting to suit your business needs. And we look to ensure you can customise your own reports, to suit your requirements.

If you’d like to see a demonstration or need a reminder on how to customise reports within your existing system, get in touch or call us on 01606 871332 today.

How do we prepare for a software implementation?

There are many ways to prepare for your project and we have highlighted a few points to consider below. We always discuss and agree on everything that is required for a successful implementation before we start any project.

  • Executive Support
    Ensure you have support at executive C-level from the start. It’s important for executives to have a clear understanding of the business case for the implementation and to be in full support of it. We suggest appointing a project sponsor at a high level should anything require review or escalation.
  • Define KPIs
    Determine the outputs that the business expects to see from the new system and how you want to measure success post implementation.
  • Key User Team
    Outline a team of key system users from the business who we can collaborate with throughout the project. We will work with you to confirm expectations and involvement; you may need to consider back filling in certain areas. Critical to this team is a strong project manager who will be responsible for the delivery of the project from the business side.
  • Define the Scope
    A key part of the pre-sales process is to define the scope of the project. Driven from the initial discovery sessions through to the final discussions and software demonstrations, the scope document spells out all the project expectations and ultimately forms part of the contract.
  • Align Business Processes
    Start to think about aligning your business processes. Implementations of any kind should not be a way to replicate everything that is already being done. Give thought to current areas that can be improved, look to take on board the best practice embedded into modern ERP systems and look to embrace it. See technology as an enabler as opposed to a threat.
  • Data Migration
    The migration of data can cause delays to a project if it’s not considered early in the process. Give thought to the amount of data you would like to bring across. We advise cleansing your data in advance, customer and suppliers are often classic examples, where records are duplicated in legacy systems or haven’t been used for a long period of time.

Discover what you can expect on your customer journey with Percipient, get in touch or call the team on 01606 871332.


What payment options do you offer?

There are many ways to pay for the Sage Intacct solutions and services that we offer. We’ve outlined our payment options below:

  • Software as a Service (SaaS) License
    SaaS is a method of software delivery and licensing where the software is accessed online via a subscription and hosted by a vendor or a partner. SaaS agreements are typically signed for 36 months with the payments made annually in advance.
  • ERP System Servicing
    Our system consultancy services are typically billed monthly for the time worked against an agreed budget.
  • Financing
    Through our financing partners, we can offer packages for perpetual licenses, yearly support, maintenance and servicing over a 3-year period and pay as a flat monthly cost. Financing is a popular option for many customers as the benefits of our systems are realised before they have been paid in full.

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Can you install bespoke financial management solutions?

Every system we implement is bespoke to our customer’s needs.

Our team of specialist Sage Intacct consultants have the experience and expertise to create a unique solution for you, based on the Sage Intacct framework.


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Do you provide finance system training?

We provide full system training of the relevant functionality as part of our system implementations.

We can also provide bespoke training packages for companies who may have been using their Sage Intacct system for a while but may be in need of some refresher training.

Get in touch or call 01606 871332 to discuss your Sage training needs.

Can I have a demo?

We offer free consultations and demos for anyone interested in learning more about our Sage Intacct solutions. Our friendly sales team can create a tailored demonstration to suit your industry needs. We can talk through how your business operates, and what issues you face, and show you how we can make things better.


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Is Sage Intacct available in the UK?

Yes, Sage Intacct is available in the UK.

Launched in November 2019, Percipient was amongst the original Sage Intacct UK partners. If you’re in the market or curious about exploring how Sage Intacct could benefit your business, why not take a self-led product tour or get in touch to book a more personalised demo that’s tailored to your business?


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How much does Sage Intacct Cost?

The cost of implementing a Sage Intacct system is dependent on the scope of your project. The best way to understand the costs for your business is to discuss your project needs with a Sage Intacct certified partner, like ourselves.

Sage Intacct has an annual license fee, paid in advance. The software is hosted by AWS and included as part of the subscription fee. We charge a simple onboarding fee for implementation, dependent on your project needs. This can be paid over an agreed number of months to help spread the costs.


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What is Sage Intacct used for?

Sage Intacct is a cloud-based financial management solution used to manage your finances and automate accounting processes.

Designed to enhance company performance and help improve productivity for CFOs, controllers and accountants by automating finance tasks, Sage Intacct is a scalable solution customisable to fit your unique business requirements.


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How long does it take to implement Sage Intacct?

We can help you achieve all the benefits of Sage Intacct in as little as nine weeks.

Using our proven deployment methodology, we can deliver the deep accounting capabilities of Sage Intacct to help you analyse performance, drive efficiency, chart recovery and plan for the future.


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Can Sage Intacct integrate with other software?

Integration is standard with Sage Intacct.

Thanks to its flexible API, Sage Intacct is built to specially connect with a wide range of other best-of-breed platforms, such as Salesforce. Most Sage Intacct customers integrate with at least two external applications, giving them the flexibility to choose the best features to match their unique business requirements.

We work closely with several Sage business app providers, to enhance your Sage software and help you make the most of every opportunity.


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What is the difference between Sage 50 and Sage Intacct?

A key difference between Sage 50 and Sage Intacct is the target audience.

Sage 50 is an ideal software solution for start-ups and smaller-sized companies. Sage Intacct is better suited to SMEs that require a more feature-rich solution, with a need to easily scale to account for multiple business entities.

Take a look at our guide to upgrading from Sage 50 to Sage Intacct, to understand the difference between the two software solutions.


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Is Sage Intacct any good?

Achieving high marks in customer satisfaction and engagement, Sage Intacct scores well in industry reports.

With its deep accounting capabilities and extensive network of third-party applications, Sage Intacct is competitive in both functionality and costs when compared to other products on the market.

But don’t just take our word for it. Get an independent view of Sage Intacct’s product features and customer satisfaction ratings.


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How many locations/businesses can Sage Intacct cover?

Our systems are fully scalable and completely flexible, with no limits to the locations and entities that they can cover.

Our Sage Intacct solutions not only provide multi-entity, multi-currency, and multi-location transaction visibility and consolidation but also deliver a full view of the entire business financials from a single log-in.


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Will Sage Intacct show data in real-time?

Yes, it will. Our system insight tools allow you to see real-time data through intuitive dashboards and real-time reports.

Our Sage Intacct dashboards give you the agility to quickly dissect the details that matter most to your business and the real-time view that enables you to act on your data immediately. Data can also be pushed proactively to you so that you can stay on top of critical business insights without having to go in search of it.


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