What is the Difference Between Sage Intacct and Sage X3


Sage Intacct and Sage X3 are the two main accounting software products from Sage targeting larger SMB’s, medium sized businesses and larger companies. Both Sage X3 and Sage Intacct are well established in their respective target markets, however there are differences between the two accounting systems.

What is Sage Intacct and What is Sage X3?

Sage X3 was purchased by Sage in 2005 and is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) product aimed at established businesses. The product was previously called Adonix X3 and was rebranded as Sage ERP X3 and later Sage X3. The product has won awards and was named as a product leader in ERP by Nucleus Research.

Sage Intacct was developed in the USA as a Cloud-based Financial Management solution and is now available in the US, UK, Canada, South Africa and Australia and across the globe. The software was initially developed by Intacct Corporation in 1999 and it was acquired by Sage in 2017 for $850 million. Sage Intacct has won many awards and very positive reviews.

Guides and Brochure Downloads

Download the New Sage Intacct Brochure in PDF format
Buyers Guide to Selecting an Accounting Solution Download​
Download the Sage X3 Brochure in PDF format
The Digital CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Guide Download
The Data Driven Finance Leader E-Book

Sage Intacct Intro

Who uses Sage Intacct and Sage X3?

Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct is primarily aimed at larger SMB’s and medium sized businesses who want a modern Cloud based accounting solution with strong core financials functionality and the ability to automate critical financial processes.

Sage Intacct is a popular choice for companies who want an easy to use accounting system that has powerful financial reporting and dashboards.

The accounts system can support businesses operating at a local or international scale, be they independent or part of a larger group.

Sage Intacct is popular with businesses requiring strong core financials features and functionality, the accounting software is used in a wide range of business types, from Financial Services businesses to Not for Profit organisations.

Call us on 020 8050 3216 to discuss Sage Intacct or request a call back.

Sage X3

Sage X3 is aimed at more established businesses who want a companywide ERP accounting solution from procurement to production, warehousing, sales, customer service and financial management.

Sage X3 is popular with companies who want strong supply chain management and production management by managing all your manufacturing processes with one system. The software is widely used by product centric businesses including discrete manufacturing and distributors.

An Introduction to Sage X3

What are the Differences Between Sage Intacct and Sage X3

Both Sage Intacct and Sage X3 are very powerful accounting solutions with many advanced features and functionality, but they appeal to difference sorts of businesses and different types of industry sectors.

Sage Intacct follows a modular design with the option of purchasing additional modules as and when you need it depending on your requirements. Whereas X3 comes with all of its modules included but at a much higher initial cost.

There are differences in features between Sage X3 and Sage Intacct. Intacct is the best in its class for Cloud accounting Core Financials features, whilst X3 has very strong features and functionality for Supply chain and Manufacturing.

What is the Difference in Features Between X3 and Sage Intacct?

Sage Intacct Features and Modules

Like most modern advanced Cloud-based accounting systems Sage Intacct is packed full of innovative features and functionality, yet it is easy to use and very intuitive.

Core Financials is the main central module, the module is commonly referred to as just Sage Intacct Financials and is the central accounting software module.

All other modules feed financial accounting information into Sage Intacct Core Financials, enabling you to run real time financial reports to get valuable insights to increase profits and grow your company.

Sage Intacct Core Financials Modules

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Purchasing
  • Order Management
  • Cash Management

For further information on features for Sage Intacct Core Financials.

Call 020 8050 3216 to discuss Sage Intacct, or request a call back.

Popular Additional Modules Include:

  • Billing software
  • Fixed Assets
  • Project accounting
  • Multi-entry and global consolidations
  • Vendor payment services
  • Inventory Management
  • Time and Expenses
  • Reports and Dashboards
  • Salesforce CRM Integration
  • Revenue recognition
  • Spend Management
  • Plus, many more

Further information on Sage Intacct.

Sage Intacct Demo

Gartner Review - Sage Intacct Received the Highest Score in Core Financials

Gartner for the 5th year in a row, Sage Intacct has received the highest score in Core Financials for the Lower Midsize Enterprises Use Case in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Report. You can read the full report.

Reasons Why You Should Use Sage Intacct:

  • Received the Highest Customer Score in the Marketplace
  • Innovative, highly configurable, flexible and scalable
  • The cloud requires no software to install
  • Market leading cloud solution as rated by Gartner
  • Spread the cost by paying monthly
  • It is modular solution where customers pay for what you need
  • Integration with Salesforce CRM
  • No need to invest in expensive servers or data backup hardware
  • Real time financial dashboards and reporting
  • Intuitive and easy to use
  • Enhance functionality by adding additional modules such as fixed assets, project accounting, time and expenses anda lot more
  • Sage’s cloud hosting security is world class
  • Easily collaborate with other users in your organisation and your accountant

Sage Intacct Customer Success Case Study

L W Cole specialises in supplying and installing appliances to the UK house building community across England and Wales.

The company has recently grown so rapidly, it was clear its financial management processes needed an overhaul to keep up. It chose Sage Intacct for its finance and business management system.

The business needed a cloud-based system that could communicate with its existing infrastructure and fit within budget.

Before Sage Intacct, the financial outlook had to wait until the end of the month. Now, financial insights and projections can be generated at any given moment.

“I genuinely think Sage Intacct is the best finance software I’ve ever used. The depth and power of the reporting make it a stand out system”

Mike Newton – Finance Director - L W Cole (Distributors) Limited

Sage Intacct Customer Success Case Study

Sage X3 Features and Modules

Sage X3 is a very powerful and flexible accounting/ERP system with many features and advanced functionality, however it does require a lot more customisation and configuration than Intacct.

The system is a complete ERP system with a strong emphasis on manufacturing, production and warehousing, whereas Sage Intacct has a strong emphasis on Cloud accounting core financials, but also has a wide range of additional modules.

Sage X3 is an industry-specific ERP system that manages Manufacturing, Purchasing, Finance, Sales, Inventory and CRM, operations globally and streamlines all of your enterprise’s processes.

Call 020 8050 3216 to discuss the differences between Sage X3 and Sage Intacct

Sage X3 Features and Modules

Like Sage Intacct, Sage X3 has a core financials module which all other modules feed information into. The three key areas of the software consist of Financials Management, Production Management and Supply Chain Management.

  • Financial Management – Control your bottom line with accuracy and real-time global visibility while accommodating local operational requirements.
  • Production Management - Get to market quickly and efficiently by managing all of your manufacturing processes with one solution.
  • Supply Chain Management – Keep up with demand and ensure optimal efficiency through real-time monitoring of inventory status.

Sage X3 Functionality and Modules

  • Financial Management
  • Budgets and Accounting
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory Management
  • BOM Planning
  • Shop floor control
  • Quality Control
  • Project Management
  • Sales Management
  • Fixed asset management
  • Employee expense management
  • Reporting and dashboards
  • Global management, multi-legislation and languages
  • Manufacturing management

For further information

Sage X3 · A Better Way to Manage Y­­­our Entire Business

What Types of Businesses Use Sage Intacct and Sage X3

The types of businesses that use Sage X3 and Sage Intacct vary in size and also by business sector. Intacct is popular with larger SMB’s and medium sized businesses, whilst X3 is normally used by established medium sized businesses and larger organisations.

Sage X3 tends to be more popular within specific industries such as manufacturing and distribution, whilst Sage Intacct is generally used by all types of businesses who want a comprehensive Cloud accounting solution with advanced core Financial Management functionality.

Industry Sectors that Use Sage X3

  • Engineering
  • Food and Drink
  • Services
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Transport
  • General business

Ozonetech Customer Case Study - Sage X3

What Type of Businesses Use Sage Intacct?

Sage Intacct is used in a wide range of industry sectors, from Professional Services, Healthcare to general businesses.  The system is popular with larger SMB’s and medium sized business, but it also used by larger organisations.

Popular Industry Sectors that Use Sage Intacct

  • General business
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Not for Profit
  • Software as a service (SaaS)
  • Hospitality
  • Professional Services
  • Wholesale distribution
  • Accounting
  • Plus, many more...

Financial visibility in real time with Sage Intacct

What are the Costs and Pricing for Sage X3 and Sage Intacct?

The cost of implementing Sage Intacct and Sage X3 varies significantly and is dependent on the number of users, modules required as well as the implementation costs. Sage does not openly publish costs on the web for both products, so please call us to discuss pricing and costs.

Costs for Sage X3 are significantly higher than Sage Intacct, but you do get all the modules with the initial purchase, whereas with Sage Intacct you start off with Core Financials and you can purchase additional modules as and when you need it.

The costs of implementing Sage X3 is also significantly higher than Intacct and implementation times are considerably longer. A typical installation can be anywhere from £50k for small sites up to £130k plus for larger sites. Intacct is much better value for a straightforward implementation.

Call us on 020 8050 3216 to discuss your requirements and we can provide indicative costs for Sage Intacct, alternatively request a call back.

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Contact AlphaLogix to Discuss Your Sage Accounting Software Requirements

Established in 1995, AlphaLogix is now one of the largest and most established Sage business partners in the UK, our accounting specialists are all highly trained and fully accredited by Sage.

If you are considering either Sage Intacct or Sage X3 for your organisation you can contact us and speak with a Sage specialist who can discuss the differences between the two accounting solutions.

Call us today on 020 8050 3216 or email us at info@alphalogix.co.uk, alternatively request a call back.