Abas ERP vs. BlueCherry

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abas ERP
Score 7.4 out of 10
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Abas ERP is an ERP with relatively extensive capabilities from supply chain optimization to customer relationship managementN/A
BlueCherry
Score 5.9 out of 10
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CGS’s BlueCherry Enterprise Suite has the built-in capacity to address the fundamental needs of all core management, planning, design and product development, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and sales functions. With end-to-end capabilities, the BlueCherry Enterprise Suite enables consumer lifestyle products companies to manage critical business transactions and concept-to-consumer processes to improve speed to market, gain greater process visibility and control, increase productivity…N/A
Pricing
Abas ERPBlueCherry
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Abas ERPBlueCherry
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Abas ERPBlueCherry
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
9.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
BlueCherry
-
Ratings
API for custom integration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.5
2 Ratings
6% above category average
BlueCherry
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.0
2 Ratings
14% above category average
BlueCherry
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
BlueCherry
-
Ratings
Accounts payable7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.1
2 Ratings
4% above category average
BlueCherry
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
8% above category average
BlueCherry
-
Ratings
Pricing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.3
1 Ratings
1% below category average
BlueCherry
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.4
2 Ratings
3% below category average
BlueCherry
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting6.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.8
1 Ratings
14% above category average
BlueCherry
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
6.4
2 Ratings
7% below category average
BlueCherry
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.0
2 Ratings
5% below category average
BlueCherry
-
Ratings
Production Process Design8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
5.8
2 Ratings
19% below category average
BlueCherry
-
Ratings
Inventory Planning6.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Abas ERPBlueCherry
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Abas ERPBlueCherry
Likelihood to Recommend
Abas ERP
ABAS by far offers the most bang for the buck. We are able to handle all of our business functions through ABAS and also have additional features like Business Apps, Business Intelligence, Vendor and Customer portals, as well as many other features that many other ERP packages didn't have. It has allowed us to consolidate our software packages and also provide visibility since everything is now connected.
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CGS
Blue Cherry is competitively priced to compete with other solutions. It is well suited where a good training system is in place in the business and where at least a small IT team is present. I also would recommend on-prem installations as opposed to cloud-based as I have heard negative feedback about the cloud-based product. Blue Cherry may be more appropriate for companies that either are still developing their processes and can be tweaked to fit within the Blue Cherry ecosystem, or in larger companies where they can afford potentially substantial costs to customize Blue Cherry to their needs or desires.
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Pros
Abas ERP
  • Ability to drill down information from one screen to another
  • Allows creation of various custom fields screens and reports
  • Availability of "demo" system where one can test new functionality without affecting "Live Abas ERP"
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CGS
  • Manage production orders which is the primary portion of the business.
  • Manage Sales Orders including allocation based on rules so we can manage order fulfilment successfully.
  • Manage Designs and promotion to Styles which works so much smoother when integrated in the same base software.
  • Manage Invoicing and credit memos and be able to report on NSR and total sales, units moved, etc.
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Cons
Abas ERP
  • ABAS is headquartered in Germany with a US based headquarters in Virginia. Some of the programming structures were based on European methods that differed somewhat from the way business is done in the US. ABAS-USA has worked to modify the system so that it is in tune with US business practices and has made great strides in this effort. For the average user, the structures may go unnoticed, but for the more advanced user, some of the field names that are used for advanced reporting might be in German. However, ABAS-USA has recently been updating the programming language to be fully in English.
  • Because ABAS is growing rapidly, more complex customizations might take longer to complete than normal. ABAS appears to be bringing on even more technicians to handle the increased workload so the concern is waning.
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CGS
  • Blue Cherry being so robust can be quite a bit to manage and really requires good training of users.
  • Documentation is not the best due to the various possible configurations you can do with this system. It is difficult to document for all use cases.
  • Consistency throughout the product as far as language used in different screens referring to the same item, but language can be customized so it can generally be made to match as needed.
  • I think some really complete documentation on a few common use cases could be developed to help train users with properly formatted training sessions.
  • Blue Cherry Add-Ons generally feel like they have not been well tested before being released and sold to their customers. We had issue (some major where we stopped using them) with pretty much every single add-on we have purchased, from B2b eComm, Shopify connector, CSC (Collaborative Supply Chain), NuOrder connector as some major examples.
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Support Rating
Abas ERP
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CGS
I give this rating because CGS has a 'by design' policy meaning that if the product has been functioning a specific way for some time....even if that functionality is buggy or simply incorrect...they will call that 'by design' meaning you need to have a MOD (modification) done which means you need to pay for it. They generally seem to start between $5,000 to $15,000 USD even for a simple change like the length of a field that does not match from one screen to another, or adding a simple column to a table which contains a calculated value meaning it does not need to be stored in the database.
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Alternatives Considered
Abas ERP
These other software packages all have strengths but for what we were looking for in one system, to handle most of our business processes, but also allow the flexibility to be customized (without the need to be placed on a "like to have" waiting list), ABAS gave us that ability, hands down.
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CGS
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Return on Investment
Abas ERP
  • Abas ERP has had positive impact on our overall business objectives.
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CGS
  • Blue Cherry has been part of helping our company to grow 600%+ over the last 10 years and is able to handle the ever-increasing slope of that upward scaling growth we continue to see.
  • Blue Cherry PLM has really helped the design team to work much better with the ERP as it is integrated.
  • Reporting and inquiries have been very important to many teams, in particular, the planning & support team to really manage large wholesale customers well.
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