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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 Prophet 21

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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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.9
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.2

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor Prophet 21
8.5
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.1
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.8

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Epicor Prophet 21
7.7
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor Prophet 21
7.2

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.0
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.6
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.4
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.8
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.6
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.9
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.0
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.6

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Epicor Prophet 21
8.1
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Epicor Prophet 21
9.3
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor Prophet 21
8.7
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.7
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor Prophet 21
6.7

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Epicor Prophet 21
8.0
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.4
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.6
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor Prophet 21
8.5
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor Prophet 21
7.6
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Epicor Prophet 21
7.8
Credit card processing
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.2

Subledger and Financial Process

Abas ERP
7.3
Epicor Prophet 21
7.2
Automated Invoice Processing
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.6
Shared Services Payments
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.9
Billings Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.6
Customer Receipt Applications
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.6
Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.4
Cash Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.3
Travel & Expense Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.1
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.1
Period Close
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.6
Transactions Tax
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.4
Subledger Reconciliations
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
Customer Collections
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.3
Asset Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.3
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.4

Project Financial Management

Abas ERP
7.4
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abas ERP
6.5
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Project Costing
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.0
Cost Capture
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.9
Customer Invoicing
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.6
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Project Financials Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.9
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abas ERP
7.5
Epicor Prophet 21
6.3
Embedded Business Intelligence
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.2
Project Planning Collaboration
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.3
Capital Project Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Customer Contract Compliance
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.6
Project Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.2

Project Execution Management

Abas ERP
7.8
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Project Planning and Scheduling
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Project Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Resource Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Real-Time Project Reporting
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
3.2
Task Insight for Project Managers
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.2
Team Member Task Collaboration
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.2
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.1
Project Candidate Search
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Defineable Resource Pools
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Defineable Resource Pools
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Talent Profiles
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Absence Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Product Lifecycle Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
2.7

Procurement

Abas ERP
6.4
Epicor Prophet 21
5.4
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Abas ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.2
Sourcing Analysis
Abas ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.2
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.9
Contract Authoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Electronic Signatures
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Supplier Assessment
Abas ERP
7.5
Epicor Prophet 21
4.8
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Abas ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.8
Supplier Management
Abas ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.7
Supplier Portal
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.1
Contract Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4
Contract History
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.0
Contract Renewal Automation
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.2
Contract Repository
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.3
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4
Invoice Automated Matching
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.8
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.1
Spend Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9

Manufacturing

Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
3.4
Production Process Design
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Production Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Abas ERP
3.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Work Execution
Abas ERP
9.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.0
Manufacturing Costs
Abas ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Configuration Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
2.7
Work Definition
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
2.3
Advanced Fulfillment
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Epicor Prophet 21
6.0
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.0
Forecasting
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9

Payroll Management

Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.0
Pay calculation
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.8
Benefit plan administration
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
8.0
Direct deposit files
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
Salary revision and increment management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.9
Reimbursement management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.2

Grants Management

Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.0
Award Lifecycle Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.2
Spending Control
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.7
Indirect Cost Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.1
Billing
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1

Risk Management

Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.3
Risk Repository
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Control Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Control Mapping
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Control Efficiency Assessments
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Automated Control Assessments
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Assessment Capture
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Issue Detection
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Automatic Notification
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Remediation and Certification
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4

Logistics

Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.1
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.8
Transportation Process Integration
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Transportation Execution Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Freight Payment Automation
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Trade Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.6
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.0
Customs Entry Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.6
Customs Document Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.2
Customs Document Collaboration
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Fulfillment Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Inventory Visibility
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
Warehouse Workforce Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.5

Product Lifecycle Management

Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.4
Ideation Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4
Requirements Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Proposal Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Innovation Portfolio Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4
Product Master Data Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Vendor Portal
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Project Portfolio Management
Abas ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6

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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  • Flexibility, the software is very flexible and customizable
  • Cost-effective ERP when compared to other competing products
  • Community support. Beyond P21 support, there is a strong community of users that are very helpful in solving problems and getting answers.
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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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  • The built-in CRM is a huge plus, but it could be more robust, it doesn't need to be on par with the other full-blown CRM packages, just close the gap.
  • I've been attending the Summit/Insights conferences for 10 years now, over the last few years it's "head-scratching" of how much turn over is occurring in the key management positions, seem to get different priorities each year.
  • The move of support to India is a disaster, when putting in a case I cringe - waiting to be asked to provide detailed steps and re-hash details, half the time it seems like I'm training the people on the other end during a Bomgar session. When I do get someone in the U.S. the support has been tremendous and resolved quickly, most of the time the first time around.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Epicor Prophet 219.1
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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

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Epicor Prophet 218.2
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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

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Epicor Prophet 218.2
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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

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Epicor Prophet 216.4
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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

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Epicor Prophet 214.1
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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

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Epicor Prophet 218.2
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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

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Epicor Prophet 217.3
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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

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Epicor Prophet 216.4
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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

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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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

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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 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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  • Positive impact
  • Gives clarity to measure the return on investment
  • Different modules help to integrate all the process together which gives more transparency
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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 Prophet 21

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