Sage Simply Accounting Giveaway

Comments 81 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Being a small-business owner (and someone who mostly does their own taxes) I certainly know the benefit of having the right software tools. As such, when I was approached by Sage Simply Accounting to do a giveaway, I knew it would be something that many people could appreciate. The Richmond-based company has been offering up personal accounting tools for 25 years and their latest suite could come in very handy at this time of year. The giveaway includes:

Sage Simply Accounting Pro 2011
Sage Simply Accounting Pro 2011 is an all-in-one professional account management system that can take care of all of your financial transactions in two currencies for maximum flexibility. It has easy-to-follow steps and the ability to switch from English to French on-the-fly. Other functions and features include:

  • Manage budgets and inventory
  • Track cash flow, revenue and expenses
  • Prepare bill payments and high quality invoices
  • Track projects, customers and suppliers
  • Automatically calculate federal and provincial sales taxes (GST/HST and PST/QST)
  • Write cheques
  • Generate reports and graphs from over 100 pre-defined templates
  • Email Simply Forms to customers, vendors and employees
  • Retail value: $189

    Sage Business Care Gold
    With a Sage Business Care Gold service plan you receive a new version of your Sage Simply Accounting solution once available. You also get all of your questions answered by Customer Support anyway you like (toll-free phone, online tickets or online chat). Sage Business Care Gold users receive twelve-month access to Essentials and Payroll online training, a $100 value in e-Coupons that can be redeemed on Sage University for any online instructor-led, classroom learning or hands-on course and the following productivity add-ons, free-of-charge:

  • Sage Business Care Payroll – enjoy full-service in-house payroll and stay current with federal, provincial and local payroll tax rate changes
  • Sage Simply Accounting HR Manager – record, store, and track employee information in one central location
  • Sage Simply Accounting EFT Direct – import payment information directly from your accounting software and enable electronic payment processing
  • Sage KnownLocally – get your business found online
  • Retail value: $529

    The contest winner can keep this prize for themselves or give it to a friend, colleague, or their favourite business in need of an easy yet robust accounting solution. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win $718 of Sage Simply Accounting software & services from @SimplyBySage & @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at 12:00pm Friday, January 14, 2011.

    Update The winner is Su! Congratulations and happy bookkeeping! does not receive or require compensation for contest promotions. Official contest rules can be viewed here.

    81 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. GuriMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:05am PST

      I use to manage my finances and to file my taxes.

    2. AlakittenMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:12am PST

      Sweet giveaway!

    3. LiaMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:17am PST

      That looks pretty cool!!

    4. JewelsMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:19am PST

      oh i hate quickbooks so much…def. willing to try simply accounting!

    5. lindawwwwMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:19am PST

      An awesome giveaway!

    6. CherieMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:21am PST

      Thanks, nice to see a local Canadian Company

    7. RebeccaMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:25am PST

      Sage has great, free, online versions of some of their tools, including Billing Boss, which allows you to create invoices online, send them, track them, and even have people pay them via paypal. You can check it out at

    8. EmilyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:30am PST

      I just started working at a social enterprise. We do everything in excel. Simply Accounting would so helpful!

    9. SharylinMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:46am PST

      This is truly a simple program for the self-employed business owner!

    10. VeronicaMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:48am PST

      Cool giveaway!

    11. lucMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:52am PST

      I’d be happy to check out this software.

    12. JeffMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:55am PST

      I have been without a money tracking software for awhile now. Last one I used was Microsoft Money.

    13. LuckyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:55am PST

      Wow, what an awesome giveaway!!!

    14. AndrewMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:59am PST

      Thinking about taking my very small business to the next level in 2011!

    15. Amy EMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:00am PST

      I want this sooo bad! I am currently starting my own small business and trying to organize everything is overwhelming! This would be a great tool to get me going! I would LOVE to win this! AHH!

    16. DeepMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:21am PST

      Word, very useful product.

    17. TracyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:28am PST

      This would be a huge help for a super organized year ahead!!

    18. ShaneMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:29am PST

      I could use an updated simply accounting version. I nearly switched to quickbooks because it’s online BUT the online version of quickbooks doesn’t support multiple currencies. I would like to see Simply moved to a hosted solution too. Would make my life easier.

    19. RachelMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:35am PST

      This is a very awesome & practical giveaway!

    20. NicoleMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:44am PST

      Great giveaway!!!

    21. MaryMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 12:26pm PST

      Perfect timing for giving away this highly recommended product!

    22. JuliaMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 12:38pm PST

      Would love to win this excellent product giveaway!

    23. CathyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 12:43pm PST

      Agree with Mary – this would be perfect timing for me if I was to win this product!

    24. DaisyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 12:52pm PST

      I’ve received mixed feedback on Quickbooks, would love to try out Simply Accounting.

    25. ErinMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 1:05pm PST

      Great idea for a giveaway, I used this program at work and it is good – would love to have a copy for my new small business 🙂

    26. e.Monday, January 10th, 2011 — 1:08pm PST

      This would sure come in handy !!!

    27. BelindaMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 1:34pm PST

      This software looks intuitive for non-accountants.

    28. @mini604Monday, January 10th, 2011 — 2:12pm PST

      Wow this is exactly what I am looking for! Great giveaway. <3

    29. Jake TamMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 2:17pm PST

      The software looks very useful.

    30. Toby SullivanMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 2:39pm PST

      Good accounting software is something every small business should have straight from the get-go. But it can also be quite a task trying to find the best product. Not only is there the cost of purchase which can feel tough to justify in those initial days where funds are scarce, but there’s also the time it takes to learn and properly evaluate free trials that are available from most suppliers. And once you’ve been using a package for a while, it can be extremely difficult to switch if it doesn’t do something you need down the road.

      It’s nice to see an option made by a Canadian firm that seems to offer a wide range of features. This looks like a solid product and would definitely be worthy of consideration if you are planning on starting, or already have, your small business.

    31. SanazMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 2:41pm PST

      Would be a great present for anyone who runs a home business!

    32. ChristineMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 4:14pm PST

      Great giveaway!

    33. Teresa KMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 4:48pm PST

      Would love to win this!

    34. ChrisMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 5:05pm PST

      Cool giveaway.

    35. TracyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 6:07pm PST

      I know somebody who would love this!

    36. TracyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 8:01pm PST

      wow, perfect timing… was just thinking about getting started doing my taxes!

    37. KatieMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 8:09pm PST

      Would love help with my taxes this year.

    38. SuMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 8:09pm PST

      Awesome giveaway! I’ve been doing everything manually for the last few years and this would be a huge help!

    39. Sit DoggieMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 8:44pm PST

      My doggies sure would love some new software to keep them organized!

    40. EnnieMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 9:11pm PST

      Wow, that would be awesome since I’m horrible at math!

    41. KevinMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 9:31pm PST

      Was thinking of starting a home business!

    42. ChrisMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 9:41pm PST

      This would make sure that I at least complete one of my new year resolutions. Another great giveaway. Thanks.

    43. AllyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 9:54pm PST

      this would be awesome to get our family organized!

    44. Anne-Marie TMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:23pm PST

      This would be a great win. I have an version (2009)

    45. Anne-Marie TMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:24pm PST

      Tweeted about the giveaway.

    46. SarahMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:28pm PST

      Would definitely help me manage my non-existent budget ><

    47. Accounting assignment helpTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 12:34pm PST

      Would love to have this . This will be really helpful for all business owners.

    48. Michelle WilliamsonTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 1:03pm PST

      This could really help me out!

    49. Shane (Real)Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 5:43pm PST

      Want to win for my wife for Valentine’s Day

    50. StevenTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 8:06pm PST

      ooo this will be good for my own home office!

    51. IanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 8:07pm PST

      My aunt would love it for her clothing business!

    52. GraceTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 8:08pm PST

      pick me pick me please!

    53. MariaTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:21pm PST

      On the 14th day of the New Year, I’d give this to my one true love for his company business.

    54. rita jordanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:13pm PST


    55. LindsayWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:51am PST

      Too cool! My husband and I are going to start up our own business and I was thinking ‘Hmmmm, Simply Accounting or something else!’ to manage the accounts.

      This would answer that question!

    56. BonsWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:58am PST

      What a great giveaway. I’ve never used one of these software packages before to manage my finance, but never too late to begin if I win this prize.

    57. HumphreyWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 11:35am PST

      I would like to have some accounting software 😀

    58. KarlaWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 11:37am PST

      I’ve never thought Sage would give such a great giveaway. It would definitely help our business accounting system flow more smoothly.

    59. TomWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 11:41am PST

      Great contest.

    60. JennyWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 11:42am PST

      sweet giveaway, thanks!!

    61. Tracey FlattesWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 11:45am PST

      Hubby is in the process of setting up his own business and would definitely appreciate this!

    62. LindaWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 12:32pm PST

      I know a couple people who might find this useful.

    63. Dave VWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 4:50pm PST

      Woo I could definitely use some new accounting software for my company.

    64. AlishaWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 8:45pm PST

      Oh ohh ohhhh… I NEED this soooo bad!!!! I opened my business in 2010 and my accounting is a mess! I would LOVE to win this… thanks for another AWESOME giveaway!!! 🙂

    65. SuzanneWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:37pm PST

      I’m starting my own business and this would be awesome!!

    66. SharonThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 12:22am PST

      My business is small but growing, and I could really use some software to help manage the accounting side of things!

    67. Lina Zussino – Victoria Mortgage BrokerThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 8:35am PST

      Although I’ve only used this software a few times – I definitely think my business would benefit from using Sage Simply Accounting!

    68. NocalThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 2:11pm PST

      Nice one!!

    69. Chris SlaterFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 9:49am PST

      Another day and another contest entered! Cheers!

    70. AlexFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 9:50am PST

      Great giveaway. Accounting help is always needed.

    71. donna chongFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 10:02am PST

      My son has started his own small business,this would make his and my life much easier

    72. JessicaFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 11:09am PST

      I was just starting to think about how to handle tex failing for @writeahead ‘s first year of business…I could really use this!

    73. Corey DilleyFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 1:38pm PST

      I’m really hoping I can win this for my girlfriend who just started her own business and doesn’t have enough money to buy Quickbooks!

    74. CindyFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 3:03pm PST

      I hope I’m not too late! I would love to win this!

    75. CindyFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 3:04pm PST

      I retweeted SimplyBySage’s Twitter message about this contest! I am @canadiancindyb

    76. AudraFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 4:44pm PST

      Love Sage products, currently use ACCPAC at the office, would love simply Sage for home office use.

    77. CarmelaSaturday, January 15th, 2011 — 6:52pm PST

      This would be great all year round!

    78. pingSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 4:36pm PST

      I want one too!

    79. pingSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 4:36pm PST

      I want one too!

    80. Ron GoyetteTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:49am PST

      I am an accountant, and have been using Simply Accounting since the early days when it was a DOS program called Bedford Accounting for my own use and for clients.

      It has grown and evolved over the years and developed into a very sophisticated and practical accounting system for many different kinds of businesses. It can be a bit complicated to first set up if you do not understand accounting, but once installed properly it is easy to use. It is constantly being enhanced and rivals much larger and more expensive software.

      I have yet to upgrade to the 2011 version, so winning this product would be great.

    81. Vancouver AccountantsTuesday, March 8th, 2011 — 2:48am PST

      What a great blog
      Keep it up

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