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Abas ERP

5 Ratings

Epicor ERP

71 Ratings

Abas ERP

5 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Epicor ERP

71 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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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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Epicor ERP

Epicor ERP is great for manufacturing companies, whether you make the same widget every time or if you a make custom widgets, this ERP system can handle it. If you have multiple plants, or multiple companies, Epicor ERP can handle it. Works in the US and internationally also. I do not think the EPR system would be the best choice if you are a distributor or a retailer.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor ERP
7.7
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor ERP
6.8
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor ERP
8.5

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor ERP
8.2
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor ERP
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
8.4
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
9.0
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Epicor ERP
7.2
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor ERP
8.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
7.3
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
8.7
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
8.3
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor ERP
7.7
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor ERP
7.5
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
7.8
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor ERP
7.8
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor ERP
7.7
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
7.5
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
7.4
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.9
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.8

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Epicor ERP
8.5
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Epicor ERP
8.9
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor ERP
8.1
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
8.0
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor ERP
8.8

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Epicor ERP
8.0
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
8.7
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
8.4
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor ERP
7.9
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor ERP
7.5
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor ERP
8.5
Credit card processing
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.7
Order exception Resolution
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.2

Subledger and Financial Process

Abas ERP
7.3
Epicor ERP
7.3
Automated Invoice Processing
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
7.6
Shared Services Payments
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.3
Billings Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
7.8
Customer Receipt Applications
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.7
Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
8.3
Cash Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.2
Travel & Expense Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
6.3
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
6.9
Period Close
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
7.8
Transactions Tax
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.5
Subledger Reconciliations
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.4
Customer Collections
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.0
Asset Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.7
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.8

Project Financial Management

Abas ERP
7.4
Epicor ERP
7.3
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abas ERP
6.5
Epicor ERP
6.9
Project Costing
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.7
Cost Capture
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.5
Customer Invoicing
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
7.9
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.1
Project Financials Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.8
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abas ERP
7.5
Epicor ERP
7.1
Embedded Business Intelligence
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
6.3
Project Planning Collaboration
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor ERP
7.2
Capital Project Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.5
Customer Contract Compliance
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.9
Project Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.0

Project Execution Management

Abas ERP
7.8
Epicor ERP
6.8
Project Planning and Scheduling
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
7.2
Project Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
8.2
Resource Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
7.2
Task Insight for Project Managers
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
5.9
Team Member Task Collaboration
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.7
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
5.6
Defineable Resource Pools
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
5.9
Defineable Resource Pools
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.2
Talent Profiles
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Absence Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Product Lifecycle Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.0

Procurement

Abas ERP
6.4
Epicor ERP
6.5
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Abas ERP
5.0
Epicor ERP
6.3
Sourcing Analysis
Abas ERP
5.0
Epicor ERP
6.9
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
5.4
Contract Authoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Epicor ERP
6.9
Electronic Signatures
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
5.5
Supplier Assessment
Abas ERP
7.5
Epicor ERP
6.8
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Abas ERP
6.0
Epicor ERP
6.8
Supplier Management
Abas ERP
6.0
Epicor ERP
7.6
Supplier Portal
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.3
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
5.4
Contract Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.2
Contract History
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.2
Contract Renewal Automation
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.1
Contract Repository
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
5.9
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
5.9
Invoice Automated Matching
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.5
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.6
Spend Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.4

Manufacturing

Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
7.5
Production Process Design
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
6.7
Production Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor ERP
7.7
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Abas ERP
3.0
Epicor ERP
7.1
Work Execution
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor ERP
7.7
Manufacturing Costs
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor ERP
8.3
Supply Chain Business Flows
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.9
Configuration Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.9
Work Definition
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.6
Advanced Fulfillment
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.4

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Epicor ERP
7.7
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Epicor ERP
8.3
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Epicor ERP
7.1
Forecasting
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
8.1
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.4

Payroll Management

Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
8.5
Pay calculation
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
8.4
Benefit plan administration
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
8.3
Direct deposit files
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
8.3
Reimbursement management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
8.6

Grants Management

Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Award Lifecycle Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Spending Control
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Indirect Cost Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Billing
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3

Risk Management

Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.2
Risk Repository
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Control Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.8
Control Mapping
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Control Efficiency Assessments
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Automated Control Assessments
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Assessment Capture
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Issue Detection
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Automatic Notification
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Remediation and Certification
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3

Logistics

Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.0
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.9
Transportation Sourcing Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Transportation Process Integration
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Transportation Execution Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Freight Payment Automation
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Trade Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
8.2
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Customs Entry Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.0
Customs Document Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
4.6
Customs Document Collaboration
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.3
Fulfillment Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.6
Inventory Visibility
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.9
Warehouse Workforce Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.7

Product Lifecycle Management

Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.2
Ideation Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.8
Requirements Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
6.8
Proposal Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Innovation Portfolio Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Product Master Data Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.6
Vendor Portal
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3
Project Portfolio Management
Abas ERP
Epicor ERP
7.3

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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  • Epicor has the best product configurator that I have seen on the market. This was one of the main reasons we went with Epicor, and have not been disappointed at all.
  • Epicor is also one of the easiest ERP system to learn, and has many ways for users to get training. Epicor University, on-line courses, or class room settings, also user conference every year, and user support groups.
  • The Enterprise search ability in Epicor is great, can find parts, customers, suppliers, etc. so easily. And if you can't remember where a report or task that you want to do is on the menu, you can search for that also.
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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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  • Consultants should be very well trained to make sure program integrity is maintained during challenging implementations.
  • There should be an improvement on answering questions raised, especially upon migration issues.
  • When is Epicor aware of improper/incorrect implementation they might proactively offer improvement support?
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Support

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Epicor ERP2.0
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If the answer to your problem is not readily available in an answer book, your response or solution will take months, if you get one at all. Problems need to be sent to support and duplicated by them before they try to fix it. This is extremely frustrating because you have to prove to Epicor that you are having an issue. If by some miracle you get by this barrier, your problem is submitted to development for review. You can't speak to them or communicate in any way directly. This group appears to be completely unconcerned about user issues or customer service. Our experiences have been negative across the board.
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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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With my former employer, we used ISAH-7, including couplings to Autocad (with BOM-integration) and Account View for financial reporting. At this company, I was also doing on-site support and report updates and year-closing, which would normally cost me just 4-5 working days. With another trading company, I was involved in the merger from King to AccountView and with a third, I was supporting developments of web-based forms in Exact.All these companies were only somewhat smaller than the present employer, but the software seemed to be working much better to company needs than with present setup.
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Scalability

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Epicor ERP7.9
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At first, it is difficult to convince every one of its immense capabilities but once the scalability is tapped into some it becomes easier to show and convince how well suited the system is for many disciplines. With constant upgrades and updates, there really just isn't a limit to what can be accomplished.
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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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  • Pro - Per Module Pricing and Support/Maintenance costs can help keep upfront and ongoing costs low, however sometimes you don't know what you are missing.
  • Con - Per User Count for Support Maintenance Costs can make the annual cost of operating expensive compared to no user limit systems.
  • Epicor allows for each user to have as many 'sessions' open as they want, but the user count cannot be exceeded.
  • If the strong features are leveraged properly there can be a significant ROI, however a commitment to the software is required.
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Pricing Details

Abas ERP

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Epicor ERP

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Epicor ERP More Information