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Feature Set Ratings

  • Abas ERP ranks higher in 9 feature sets: Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management, Subledger and Financial Process, Project Execution Management, Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain
  • Epicor Prophet 21 ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Security, Project Financial Management
  • Abas ERP and Epicor Prophet 21 are tied in 1 feature set: Customization

Customization

9.0

Abas ERP

90%
9.0

Epicor Prophet 21

90%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
15 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
14 Ratings

Security

8.5

Abas ERP

85%
8.7

Epicor Prophet 21

87%
Epicor Prophet 21 ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
21 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
23 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Abas ERP

80%
6.4

Epicor Prophet 21

64%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
6.1
61%
21 Ratings

Standard reports

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
6.1
61%
27 Ratings

Custom reports

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
22 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.0

Abas ERP

80%
5.7

Epicor Prophet 21

57%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.2
52%
23 Ratings

Accounts receivable

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.2
52%
23 Ratings

Global Financial Support

9.0
90%
1 Rating
2.7
27%
10 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
12 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.1
51%
12 Ratings

Localizations

9.0
90%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
9 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
13 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.1
51%
10 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.2
52%
11 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

7.0
70%
1 Rating
4.6
46%
11 Ratings

Standardized Processes

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.2
52%
13 Ratings

Inventory Management

8.1

Abas ERP

81%
1.9

Epicor Prophet 21

19%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
2.4
24%
25 Ratings

Automatic reordering

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
2.4
24%
18 Ratings

Location management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
1.5
15%
21 Ratings

Manufacturing module

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
1.4
14%
10 Ratings

Order Management

8.3

Abas ERP

83%
8.0

Epicor Prophet 21

80%
Epicor Prophet 21 ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pricing

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
24 Ratings

Order entry

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
25 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
24 Ratings

Order Orchestration

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
13 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
16 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
19 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
13 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

7.3

Abas ERP

73%
3.8

Epicor Prophet 21

38%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 11/14 features

Automated Invoice Processing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.2
52%
12 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

7.0
70%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
7 Ratings

Billings Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.2
52%
13 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.2
52%
14 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.2
52%
13 Ratings

Cash Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.2
52%
14 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
9 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

7.0
70%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
8 Ratings

Period Close

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.5
15%
15 Ratings

Transactions Tax

7.0
70%
1 Rating
4.6
46%
14 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

7.0
70%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
11 Ratings

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4
54%
15 Ratings

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.6
46%
12 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
6 Ratings

Project Financial Management

7.4

Abas ERP

74%
9.0

Epicor Prophet 21

90%
Epicor Prophet 21 ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

Project Costing

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Cost Capture

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
7 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Project Execution Management

7.8

Abas ERP

78%
1.0

Epicor Prophet 21

10%
Epicor Prophet 21 ranks higher in 11/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

7.0
70%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Team Member Mobile Functionality

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Project Candidate Search

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Talent Profiles

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Absence Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Procurement

6.4

Abas ERP

64%
2.0

Epicor Prophet 21

20%
Epicor Prophet 21 ranks higher in 11/19 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
6 Ratings

Sourcing Analysis

5.0
50%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
7 Ratings

Bids Analyzed and Compared

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
6 Ratings

Contract Authoring

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Electronic Signatures

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
4 Ratings

Supplier Assessment

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
1.4
14%
5 Ratings

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

6.0
60%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
5 Ratings

Supplier Management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
6 Ratings

Supplier Portal

7.0
70%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
4 Ratings

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
3 Ratings

Contract Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
6 Ratings

Contract History

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
7 Ratings

Contract Renewal Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
4 Ratings

Contract Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
5 Ratings

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
5 Ratings

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
5 Ratings

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
3 Ratings

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
5 Ratings

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
4 Ratings

Manufacturing

7.0

Abas ERP

70%
1.0

Epicor Prophet 21

10%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 5/9 features

Production Process Design

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Production Management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

3.0
30%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Work Execution

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Configuration Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Work Definition

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Supply Chain

5.8

Abas ERP

58%
3.2

Epicor Prophet 21

32%
Epicor Prophet 21 ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory Planning

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
12 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

5.0
50%
1 Rating
1.4
14%
11 Ratings

Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
11 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
8 Ratings

Payroll Management

Abas ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.6

Epicor Prophet 21

66%
Epicor Prophet 21 ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
2 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
5.9
59%
3 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
3 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
3 Ratings

Grants Management

Abas ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
4.9

Epicor Prophet 21

49%
Epicor Prophet 21 ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
2 Ratings

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
4.8
48%
2 Ratings

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.9
49%
2 Ratings

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
3 Ratings

Risk Management

Abas ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.3

Epicor Prophet 21

13%
Epicor Prophet 21 ranks higher in 9/9 features

Risk Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
3 Ratings

Control Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
3 Ratings

Control Mapping

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
3 Ratings

Control Efficiency Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
3 Ratings

Automated Control Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
3 Ratings

Assessment Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
3 Ratings

Issue Detection

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
3 Ratings

Automatic Notification

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
3 Ratings

Remediation and Certification

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Logistics

Abas ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.2

Epicor Prophet 21

12%
Epicor Prophet 21 ranks higher in 13/13 features

Transportation Planning and Optimization

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
7 Ratings

Transportation Sourcing Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
7 Ratings

Transportation Process Integration

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
6 Ratings

Transportation Execution Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
5 Ratings

Freight Payment Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
7 Ratings

Trade Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
4 Ratings

Trade Regulatory Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
4 Ratings

Customs Entry Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
5 Ratings

Customs Document Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
5 Ratings

Customs Document Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
5 Ratings

Fulfillment Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
6 Ratings

Inventory Visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
1.5
15%
9 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
7 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

Abas ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.2

Epicor Prophet 21

12%
Epicor Prophet 21 ranks higher in 7/7 features

Ideation Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
3 Ratings

Requirements Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
4 Ratings

Proposal Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
3 Ratings

Innovation Portfolio Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Product Master Data Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
3 Ratings

Vendor Portal

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
3 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Abas ERP is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Abas ERP

90%
2 Ratings
5.2

Epicor Prophet 21

52%
28 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Epicor Prophet 21

91%
1 Rating

Usability

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
5.1

Epicor Prophet 21

51%
3 Ratings

Availability

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Epicor Prophet 21

82%
2 Ratings

Performance

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Epicor Prophet 21

64%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7

Epicor Prophet 21

57%
6 Ratings

In-Person Training

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Epicor Prophet 21

82%
1 Rating

Online Training

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Epicor Prophet 21

73%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Epicor Prophet 21

64%
2 Ratings

Configurability

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Epicor Prophet 21

64%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

Epicor Prophet 21

55%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Epicor Prophet 21

91%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Epicor Prophet 21

82%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Epicor Prophet 21

82%
1 Rating

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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Epicor Software

Good for distribution organizations with warehousing. Can also support both Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, although a more thorough Accounting package is recommended. Is strong when it comes to integrating bar codes and scanners, particularly for warehouse maintenance. Prophet 21 does include a basic CRM offering. However, it is very basic, and for any real Customer Resource management, a third-party tool is best (even recommended by Epicor.)
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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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Epicor Software

  • The system allows us to pretty much design it to work the way want it to work. It is a very flexible system for the most part.
  • The system doesn't let you make too many shortcuts with getting something processed. It forces you to go through the proper steps.
  • The system keeps track of everything and can be easily retrieved through history searches. Detailed reports, graphs, ....
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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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Epicor Software

  • Prophet 21 could use better management tools for its own data. The database has a tendency to bloat and over time can grow exceedingly large without administrative intervention.
  • The UI can be cluttered at times and the windows tend to jump into focus or drop from focus when it isn't expected causing user confusion and data entry errors.
  • Branding on forms and the UI is almost nonexistent. Customizations of screen aesthetics and form layout options should be easier and not require custom programming.
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Pricing Details

Abas ERP

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Abas ERP editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Epicor Prophet 21

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Epicor Prophet 21 editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      Epicor Software

      I've used Epicor Prophet 21 for about 12 years (in various iterations). It started out as CommerceCenter by Prophet 21 then became Prophet 21 by Activant and then Prophet 21 by Epicor. So frequently, when a software company is acquired, it stops being great. That has not been the case with Epicor Prophet 21. Over the years they've been under Epicor, the product has just gotten better and better, with major extensibility enhancements and new mobile components coming online.
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      Usability

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      Epicor Software

      Overall, I love using Prophet 21. With a few rare exceptions, functions within the application have been streamlined so they can be used with as few clicks and key presses as possible. That's not to say they've given up any functionality. The platform is incredibly powerful; just easy to use.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      Epicor Software

      When hosted locally, you don't have to worry about outages unless the power goes out and the battery backups fail. It can also be hosted in the cloud which is as reliable as your internet connection. There's really no concern for outages in the software by itself. Outages are controlled by external factors.
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      Performance

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      Epicor Software

      I do feel like there are some screens and reports that could be streamlined. Prophet 21 likes to load features all at once when going into a program but a quicker load time into order entry, for example, is worth having a little latency while a non-essential tab that doesn't get used very often is opened.
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      Support Rating

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      Epicor Software

      The support is some of the worst I've seen across all the 122 software vendors we work with. Everything is offshore and it is always vague answers, links to wiki's that don't apply, and when we pay for project support they charge $200 an hour for someone who works remote from Mexico to call you on a poor quality VoIP connection that isn't all that well trained and often doesn't have basic IT skills
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      In-Person Training

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      Epicor Software

      The on-site training was great. I give it a 9 because the trainer was a chain smoker who had to excuse herself a lot to smoke. Kind of unprofessional. She was a very good trainer though.
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      Online Training

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      Epicor Software

      I had a great time with the online training. Most of the online trainings were live which meant you had opportunity to interact with instructors. I liked trying to derail them by posting funny comments to the chat window. The only complaint I had about these is they weren't recorded for later use. Well, another complaint is that they were sometimes too short.
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      Implementation Rating

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      Epicor Software

      The overall implementation is smooth. Prophet 21 sends someone on-site for as many days as you need them to step through the initial implementation. Data conversion is the biggest trick. Make sure you get help with that portion of implementation. Also, be sure to offer plenty of training incentives to keep people coming back for more training. A little money spent up front will save you tons of headaches later.
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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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      Epicor Software

      I have not looked at them in detail, but have received a lot of positive comments through out the industry, we're on the fence in regards to viability of cloud based solutions, but from the information we have received it seems like NetSuite has developed a good solution for the industry.
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      Scalability

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      Epicor Software

      Prophet 21 is very reliable. The database is robust and well designed. The application is also hard to break. If there's one feature I don't like, it's that they haven't accounted for the dreaded single quote. That's kind of the bane of Microsoft SQL's existence. They need to escape that character in every field that will accept it in the system. Otherwise, the system throws all kinds of errors and many times will crash.
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      Return on Investment

      Abas ERP

      • Abas ERP has had positive impact on our overall business objectives.
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      Epicor Software

      • P21 has been very good with how we handle cash collections and had a positive impact for us.
      • P21 user interface saves time and thus makes people more efficient by allowing customizations.
      • With ordering, inventory, customer information, and CRM all in one location it makes the need for other programs like goldmine become obsolete.
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