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Abas ERP

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Exact Global

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Abas ERP

5 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Exact Global

5 Ratings
Score 6.8 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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Exact Global

For a smaller company I can see this being a realistic solution. The cost is relatively low, complexity and install isn't too painful, and it's not difficult to use for the most part. As a large enterprise ERP system I believe this is a bit too simple. It is a cheaper alternative but would be hard to use if we were much larger.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Exact Global
1.5
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact Global
1.0
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact Global
2.0

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Exact Global
7.5
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact Global
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
7.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
3.5
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
3.7
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Exact Global
4.3
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Exact Global
2.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
7.5
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
8.0
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
9.0
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact Global
4.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact Global
6.0
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
5.0
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact Global
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact Global
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
9.0
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
9.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
8.0
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
8.0

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Exact Global
8.3
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Exact Global
8.6
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Exact Global
8.2
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
8.2
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Exact Global
8.2

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Exact Global
7.4
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
7.6
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
6.7
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Exact Global
7.3
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Exact Global
7.6
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Exact Global
6.3
Credit card processing
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Abas ERP
7.3
Exact Global
6.9
Automated Invoice Processing
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
8.0
Shared Services Payments
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
8.0
Billings Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
9.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
7.0
Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
6.0
Cash Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
9.0
Travel & Expense Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
2.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
3.0
Period Close
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
8.0
Transactions Tax
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
9.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
8.0
Customer Collections
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Asset Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
9.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Abas ERP
Exact Global
3.0

Project Financial Management

Abas ERP
7.4
Exact Global
7.5
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abas ERP
6.5
Exact Global
9.0
Project Costing
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
9.0
Cost Capture
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
8.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
8.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
8.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abas ERP
7.5
Exact Global
7.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
2.0
Project Planning Collaboration
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact Global
7.0
Capital Project Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0

Project Execution Management

Abas ERP
7.8
Exact Global
7.7
Project Planning and Scheduling
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
9.0
Project Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
8.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
8.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
8.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Project Candidate Search
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Talent Profiles
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Absence Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
3.0
Product Lifecycle Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0

Procurement

Abas ERP
6.4
Exact Global
7.7
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Abas ERP
5.0
Exact Global
6.3
Sourcing Analysis
Abas ERP
5.0
Exact Global
5.9
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
7.0
Contract Authoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Exact Global
8.0
Electronic Signatures
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
8.0
Supplier Assessment
Abas ERP
7.5
Exact Global
8.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Abas ERP
6.0
Exact Global
8.0
Supplier Management
Abas ERP
6.0
Exact Global
7.6
Supplier Portal
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
8.0
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Contract History
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Renewal Automation
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Repository
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Invoice Automated Matching
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0

Manufacturing

Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
8.6
Production Process Design
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
10.0
Production Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact Global
7.7
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Abas ERP
3.0
Exact Global
9.0
Work Execution
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact Global
9.0
Manufacturing Costs
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact Global
7.3
Supply Chain Business Flows
Abas ERP
Exact Global
9.0
Configuration Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
7.7
Work Definition
Abas ERP
Exact Global
9.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Abas ERP
Exact Global
9.0

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Exact Global
8.3
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Exact Global
8.2
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Exact Global
9.0
Forecasting
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.9
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Abas ERP
Exact Global
9.0

Payroll Management

Abas ERP
Exact Global
7.6
Pay calculation
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Benefit plan administration
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Direct deposit files
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
7.0
Reimbursement management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
7.0

Grants Management

Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Award Lifecycle Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Spending Control
Abas ERP
Exact Global
7.0
Indirect Cost Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
9.0
Billing
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0

Risk Management

Abas ERP
Exact Global
5.6
Risk Repository
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Control Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Control Mapping
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Automated Control Assessments
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Assessment Capture
Abas ERP
Exact Global
5.0
Issue Detection
Abas ERP
Exact Global
5.0
Automatic Notification
Abas ERP
Exact Global
5.0
Remediation and Certification
Abas ERP
Exact Global
5.0

Logistics

Abas ERP
Exact Global
5.8
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
5.0
Transportation Process Integration
Abas ERP
Exact Global
5.0
Transportation Execution Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Freight Payment Automation
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Trade Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
5.0
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Customs Entry Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Customs Document Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Customs Document Collaboration
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Fulfillment Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Inventory Visibility
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0

Product Lifecycle Management

Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.9
Ideation Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
8.0
Requirements Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
7.0
Proposal Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
7.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
7.0
Product Master Data Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
7.0
Vendor Portal
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0
Project Portfolio Management
Abas ERP
Exact Global
6.0

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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  • Exact offers a large range of user defined fields, which is especially useful once you've built a base on the system and need to customize certain aspects. Just last week we added the ability to track customer training by model using custom UDFs.
  • Engineering bills of material are tracked in Exact and the engineering BOM module is pretty intuitive and easy to use. Modification and drill down/up is not difficult once you figure out he basics.
  • Inventory control is fairly simple and offers a lot of information and options to track different kinds of products. We use bulk and each UOMs primarily, but others are used regularly depending on application.
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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 necessity to buy individual modules to fit specific needs is a bit of a pain, it feels like you're being nickle and dimed.
  • Revision control on bills of material and parts is not intuitive or easy. We have not purchased the engineering change module, but it appears it may be needed to really implement this.
  • It's difficult to transfer engineering models from popular solid modeling software, requiring a third party solution to really make the transfer work as designed.
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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've used other ERP systems in large organizations, one custom and one SAP. SAP is a very powerful suite of software, but comes at a price point that is unobtainable for many smaller companies. Exact is more realistic and accessible for smaller companies that are not necessarily global commodities, but instead smaller manufacturers in niche markets. I haven't had the opportunity to review many other options in this size range.
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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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  • Tracking bills of materials has been very useful. I would appreciate better revision control here and integration with modeling software.
  • Quality metric tracking is not really done in Exact, instead in a sister software called Synergy. We have this and I don't particularly like it, especially for the cost.
  • Shipping is still a bit clunky for us and we rely on more manual methods vs. the optional shipping module.
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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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Exact Global

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