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Abas ERP

5 Ratings

Exact JobBOSS

2 Ratings

Abas ERP

5 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Exact JobBOSS

2 Ratings
Score 8.2 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 JobBOSS

Job Shops that have outgrown Quickbooks/Peachtree are a good fit and small to medium run shops are a good fit for JobBOSS. If you're still in the grey area between Quickbooks and a fully fledged ERP system, you can connect it with Quickbooks for your accounting which is a good medium for companies who would like to slowly roll, kind of upgrade out.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Exact JobBOSS
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact JobBOSS
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact JobBOSS

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact JobBOSS
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
6.0
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
6.0
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Exact JobBOSS
7.0
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Exact JobBOSS
5.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
8.6
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact JobBOSS
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
8.0
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact JobBOSS
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
7.0

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Exact JobBOSS
10.0

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Exact JobBOSS
8.3
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
8.0
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Exact JobBOSS
7.0
Order exception Resolution
Abas ERP
Exact JobBOSS
8.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Abas ERP
7.3
Exact JobBOSS
8.4
Automated Invoice Processing
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
Shared Services Payments
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
8.0
Billings Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
6.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
Cash Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Travel & Expense Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
8.0
Period Close
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
Transactions Tax
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
8.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
Asset Management
Abas ERP
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Abas ERP
Exact JobBOSS
8.0

Project Financial Management

Abas ERP
7.4
Exact JobBOSS
8.4
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abas ERP
6.5
Exact JobBOSS
8.0
Project Costing
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
Cost Capture
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
Customer Invoicing
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
8.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
Project Financials Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
7.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abas ERP
7.5
Exact JobBOSS
8.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
Project Planning Collaboration
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact JobBOSS
Capital Project Management
Abas ERP
Exact JobBOSS
8.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Abas ERP
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
Exact JobBOSS
8.0

Project Execution Management

Abas ERP
7.8
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Project Planning and Scheduling
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Project Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
7.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Abas ERP
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Abas ERP
Exact JobBOSS
10.0

Procurement

Abas ERP
6.4
Exact JobBOSS
8.0
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Abas ERP
5.0
Exact JobBOSS
Sourcing Analysis
Abas ERP
5.0
Exact JobBOSS
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Contract Authoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Exact JobBOSS
Electronic Signatures
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
Supplier Assessment
Abas ERP
7.5
Exact JobBOSS
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Abas ERP
6.0
Exact JobBOSS
Supplier Management
Abas ERP
6.0
Exact JobBOSS
7.0
Supplier Portal
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS

Manufacturing

Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.3
Production Process Design
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
Production Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Abas ERP
3.0
Exact JobBOSS
Work Execution
Abas ERP
9.0
Exact JobBOSS
10.0
Manufacturing Costs
Abas ERP
7.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Abas ERP
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Configuration Management
Abas ERP
Exact JobBOSS
8.0
Work Definition
Abas ERP
Exact JobBOSS
10.0

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Exact JobBOSS
8.7
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Exact JobBOSS
9.0
Forecasting
Abas ERP
Exact JobBOSS
8.0

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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  • It's scheduling module works well for "Job Shop" style manufacturing and scales to larger production runs.
  • The ability to create routings and assemblies, as well as templates, allowed us to consolidate several excel spreadsheets per job into a single place. Getting everything into one spot really saves time and helps minimize mistakes that can occur from working in multiple files.
  • The remote workstations on the floor are helping us achieve our goal of paper reduction, and with real time changes we don't need to go out and collect outdated paperwork from the floor.
  • The accounting system is robust and works well.
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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 reporting is through Crystal Reports which is cumbersome to work with and requires someone who knows what they are doing. If you're moving from something like Quickbooks with built in report editing, you're going to be frustrated with creating custom reports.
  • If you run mutliple jobs on a single machine or use multi-pallet machines scheduling can get frustrating, and you will have to come up with your own solutions to schedule those machines. (This is not unique to JobBOSS scheduling. We tested several ERP systems in this range and most were lacking in this area).
  • Even with the 12.0 update, the interface is still rather dated for the onsite version. The online version looks much better.
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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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JobBOSS is the centralized solution that has helped us consolidate nearly every process within our company. It's ability to create routings and calculate material by building a job saves us hours every day compared to Quickbooks. Its inventory management is faster and tracks more information than Wasp and its ability to understand raw stock and material shapes makes life so much simpler in a manufacturing environment.
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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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  • We were using several pieces or software that have all been replaced by just JobBOSS. Inventory, routings, inspections, floor tracking, accounting are now all in a single place.
  • It helped us to reorganize our document server and consolidate files. Its ability to link files has created an environment where nearly every piece of information on an order can be found in a centralized single location.
  • The quoting module has improved our decision making and ability to see where we were right or wrong on costing.
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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 JobBOSS

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