There is only one situation where I will recommend Xero over Sage Accounting and that is for our clients who have online sales.
Xero have a cash coding feature where you can select 250 transactions with one check box and allocate them all to the same nominal. This is particularly useful when there is a PayPal integration as there can be thousands of transactions. I know Sage Accounting has bank rules but Xero is much more efficient in dealing with large amount of transaction going to the same nominal.
With the world going through all these changes, online sales are going to be the way forward.
It would be great if Sage Accounting could have a similar feature, you would have my support if it did.