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Free OnlineX Gathering

T H E  R E M A T C H

Sage vs Xero vs QuickBooks


Which is the best accounting software platform for your business?

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Tuesday, 8 December, 4pm-5pm

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Celeste Summerton

Owner: The Business Boutique


Willem Haarhoff

CEO & Co-Founder: The DoughGetters Group


Nadine Chetty

Co-Founder: Ecomm Accounting Solutions 

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Willem Van Der Post

CEO & Founder: xTech.Capital



In October this year, we put two accounting giants, Sage & Xero, in the ring to battle it out for the cloud accounting platform heavyweight crown. 


The OnlineX audience could not decide between these accounting software giants, as the vote was split 50/50 down the line.


The time for the much-anticipated rematch has arrived.  And to spice things up a bit,we’ve invited the pretender to the throne, QuickBooks, to shake things up a bit.


So, if you’re feeling confused and conflicted about which accounting software is best for your business, then worry  no more. Our next ‘Versus’ webinar will tell all.

Associate Partner:

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Struggling to keep on top of your finances? Looking for a

more efficient way to analyse your business’s financial health?


Deciding which solution to go for can be challenging, especially when they (appear to) offer so many similar core features.


Which is the right one for your business? Sage, Xero or QuickBooks?


In the Sage corner we have the owner of The Business Boutique, Celeste Summerton, who effortlessly moves

across industries, giving ‘sage’ advice.


Always curious, Summerton is at the cutting edge of accounting and business, on and offline platform development and solutions.


In this ‘punch-up’, Summerton will convince us why Sage is the tried and tested winner when it comes to accounting software, and why she is passionate about Sage’s ability to deliver a truly innovative and world-class accounting solution for your business.


In the Xero corner, we introduce Willem Haarhoff, CEO and co-founder of DoughGetters Accounting. Haarhoff has built his business around doing beautiful digital business.

He has led large teams at one of the big four accounting firms. In March 2020, DoughGetters Accounting was awarded Emerging Firm of the Year by Xero South Africa.


In this session, Haarhoff will show you how Xero Accounting will help you eliminate unnecessary admin so that you can focus on growing your business your way – and why it should be your accounting platform of choice.


And… in the QuickBooks corner, we welcome Nadine Chetty, co-founder of Ecomm Accounting Solutions. As head of technology and a proud member of the trainer/writer network of Intuit QuickBooks, she boasts multiple publications covering topics on cloud-based accounting solutions.


Chetty is on a mission to demonstrate all the online accounting, tools and technology support that your business needs to guarantee growth, profitability and scalability.


Secure your ringside seat today!



  • No entrepreneur, business owner or corporate accountant deserves to be in the dark about  their business’s financial performance. Without having a proper handle on your finances, you risk making important decisions about your future without the insights you need to do it correctly. Learn how to make quality decisions with the latest, most accurate and real-time info.

  • Discover how to streamline your processes, improve efficiencies and save costs by moving away from old-fashioned and time-consuming accounting processes to a cloud-based solution.

  • Uncover how you can save a fortune of time by automating everyday business tasks and get  up-to-date financials to run your business. from anywhere.

  • Poor cash flow can be a death trap for your business. A recent study found 82% of businesses that fail do so because they have  cash flow issues. We will help you ensure that you’re not one of them.

  • Find ways to scale your business without having to spend millions on huge corporate systems.

  • Learn how you can keep all your critical information easily accessible so that you have more time available to focus on what really matters – growing a profitable business.

  • Do you have sleepless nights worrying about losing your business data? In this session, we will show you how your data can be securely stored in the cloud and accessible at any time   on any device.

  • Find out why millions of business owners and accountants worldwide are now choosing to operate securely in the cloud.


Our moderator (and referee), Willem van der Post,   is the CEO and founder of xTech.Capital – an exponential technology venture capital management and investment firm. He is an alumnus of the University of Stellenbosch, University of South Africa, University of Cape Town business school and Singularity University in California. 


Before founding xTech.Capital, Van der Post was    the managing partner for Deloitte Africa – Center for the Edge, a disruption innovation business with  a focus on exponential technology, through which  he became one of the first EXO-Works accredited facilitators in the world.


Today, he serves as strategic advisor to the boards   of various international businesses and is also the founder and chairman of the xTech.Institute.


Our contenders will find out that Van der Post cuts through the hype and is ruthless when it comes to interrogating their claims of software excellence.


He will make sure that our contestants fight fair and obey all the rules. He might even throw a few punches and get a bit sweaty himself. He has a strict mandate to stop the fight if there is too much blood being spilled. 


Van der Post knows the Sage, Xero and QuickBooks accounting platforms well and he will be relentless in his cross-examination of our contestants. So you are sure to get all you need to enable you to make an informed decision on which accounting software platform is best for your business.

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