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Abas ERP

5 Ratings

Brightpearl

280 Ratings

Abas ERP

5 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Brightpearl

280 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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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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Brightpearl

If you run a Multi-Channel business then BrightPearl is an absolute no brainer. It will save you hours and hours of time.
It is well suited in any small to mid size business scenario.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Brightpearl
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Brightpearl
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Brightpearl

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Brightpearl
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Brightpearl
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Brightpearl
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Brightpearl

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Brightpearl
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Brightpearl
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Brightpearl
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Brightpearl
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Brightpearl
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Brightpearl
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Brightpearl
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Brightpearl

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Brightpearl
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Brightpearl
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Brightpearl
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Brightpearl

Subledger and Financial Process

Abas ERP
7.3
Brightpearl
Automated Invoice Processing
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Shared Services Payments
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Billings Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Customer Receipt Applications
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Cash Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Travel & Expense Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Period Close
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Transactions Tax
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Subledger Reconciliations
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl

Project Financial Management

Abas ERP
7.4
Brightpearl
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abas ERP
6.5
Brightpearl
Project Costing
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Cost Capture
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Customer Invoicing
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Project Financials Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abas ERP
7.5
Brightpearl
Embedded Business Intelligence
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Project Planning Collaboration
Abas ERP
9.0
Brightpearl

Project Execution Management

Abas ERP
7.8
Brightpearl
Project Planning and Scheduling
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Project Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Resource Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Real-Time Project Reporting
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl

Procurement

Abas ERP
6.4
Brightpearl
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Abas ERP
5.0
Brightpearl
Sourcing Analysis
Abas ERP
5.0
Brightpearl
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Contract Authoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Brightpearl
Electronic Signatures
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Supplier Assessment
Abas ERP
7.5
Brightpearl
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Abas ERP
6.0
Brightpearl
Supplier Management
Abas ERP
6.0
Brightpearl
Supplier Portal
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl

Manufacturing

Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl
Production Process Design
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Production Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Brightpearl
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Abas ERP
3.0
Brightpearl
Work Execution
Abas ERP
9.0
Brightpearl
Manufacturing Costs
Abas ERP
7.0
Brightpearl

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Brightpearl
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Brightpearl
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Brightpearl

Pros

  • Flexibility. ABAS is fully customizable. This allows us to create a work environment that is as custom as we are. Some ERP software packages force you to adopt their methods. With ABAS we can build the system the way we want it to work.
  • Adaptable. ABAS has the ability to work with other software packages and provide a seamless connection. We use Solid Works for our engineering designs. ABAS is connected to Solid Works and this eliminates transfer errors while reducing the time it takes for engineers to load bills of material.
  • Service. ABAS has well-trained service technicians. The time it takes to get a response is minimal and the network of knowledge their support group has, helps to streamline any tasks we may present or questions we may have.
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  • Keeping track of customers and their vital information on their accounts.
  • Keeping track of a day/week/months worth of sales information in concise forms of graphs and tables.
  • Easy to use EPOS interface for quick shop sales.
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Cons

  • 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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  • It should not show stock as "ordered" until the order has been sent, not just when it has been built
  • It should allow stock that has been ordered, but not received, to be allocated to the customer order to help manage stock better
  • It should stop forcing you to see reports that include tax incomes
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Likelihood to Renew

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Brightpearl8.2
Based on 12 answers
I have only used it for a short while and it works for us. There is a significant cost and a steep learning curve if changing to something else.
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Usability

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Brightpearl7.4
Based on 6 answers
Brightpearl can be a little confusing to begin with, there are a lot of options to look through and working out the intricacies takes some time depending on what you would like to be able to do on it and what your account is set up to do. It is however very thorough and once you can work your way around it most of the functions are fairly simple to use and very detailed.
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Reliability and Availability

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Brightpearl10.0
Based on 1 answer
Brightpearl is always easily accessibly anywhere that you can find an internet source. I have checked our stock levels when we have been off site at Ham Rally's at home and on my way home or to work if needs be. That is probably one of the best features of this system.
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Performance

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Brightpearl9.0
Based on 1 answer
Brightpearl performs very well and integrates very well with our Metapak packing and despatch system. IT also intergrates very well with Amazon and we have used Ebay although there have been complications with Ebay and stock levels. We use Ebay mostly for second hand items of which we only have one so have skipped using Brighpearl for these products.
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Support

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Brightpearl7.5
Based on 134 answers
Quick to react and they listen to customers, all staff members have a great attitude and understand business not just software.
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In-Person Training

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Brightpearl1.0
Based on 1 answer
No in house training was given.
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Online Training

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Brightpearl7.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training was very helpful in the areas we were shown and was implemented very well via a Skype call and an presentation done via the internet. However it was not thorough enough for all of our needs in certain areas. More training in person on site would have been very helpful.
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Implementation

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Brightpearl6.5
Based on 105 answers
Using the API is extremely helpful and allows customization. If we had to enter each of our items manually, it would take much longer
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Alternatives Considered

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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We have not used any other inventory systems. Before we had Brightpearl, we kept track of inventory via Microsoft Excel sheets. BrightPearl is a vast improvement to our old system.
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Scalability

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Brightpearl6.4
Based on 5 answers
Brightpearl works fairly well under high stress conditions, we can have multiple people using the system at once in several different ways and this allows us to complete all of the running of the business smoothly. Sales can be put into the system while the despatch team prepares the goods to be sent out, and the accountants check and process payments while management sees to ordering in new stock swiftly.
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Return on Investment

  • ABAS has the capability to handle many of the processes that we did on various software platforms. Since we've been able to consolidate these platforms, the cost of subscriptions, maintenance and management hasve been reduced.
  • Efficiency was a noticeable impact right from the start. In the past, reports from one system had to be loaded into another in order to provide the analysis needed for business decisions. Connections to our design software also reduced the amount of time our engineers spent manually creating bills of material and purchase requisitions.
  • The ability to see what's happening in various business functions all in one place has helped with decision making and provided the data necessary to ask the right questions when arriving at those hard decisions.
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  • Brightpearl's accounting functions are really helpful and have made our bookkeeping much faster.
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Pricing Details

Abas ERP

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Abas ERP Editions & Modules
Abas ERP
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Brightpearl

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Brightpearl Editions & Modules
Brightpearl
Edition
Entry
$3751
Growth
$6002
High Growth
$1,0003
1. Up to 1,000 orders per month
2. Up to 5,000 orders per month
3. Up to 25,000 orders per month
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