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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.
Josh Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infor VISUAL

I struggle to identify a scenario where VISUAL is an appropriate solution. We used VISUAL because it was a legacy system and the cost/complexity of changeover seemed daunting. The user interface is poor as is the interconnectedness of the various screens and menus. This might be an acceptable piece of software for a continuous manufacturing environment with little variation of basic design, but we have had to write multiple add-on macros in order to get VISUAL to work effectively for us.
Scott Sichmeller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Infor VISUAL
1.0
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Infor VISUAL
1.0
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Infor VISUAL

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
1.7
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
1.0
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Infor VISUAL
2.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
7.3
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
7.0
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Infor VISUAL
4.4
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Infor VISUAL
3.0
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Infor VISUAL
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
3.0
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Infor VISUAL
7.0

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Infor VISUAL
6.0
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
6.0
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Infor VISUAL
3.0
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Infor VISUAL
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Infor VISUAL
7.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Abas ERP
7.3
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Automated Invoice Processing
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Shared Services Payments
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Billings Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Customer Receipt Applications
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Cash Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Travel & Expense Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Period Close
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Transactions Tax
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0

Project Financial Management

Abas ERP
7.4
Infor VISUAL
7.2
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abas ERP
6.5
Infor VISUAL
Project Costing
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Cost Capture
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
6.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abas ERP
7.5
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Project Planning Collaboration
Abas ERP
9.0
Infor VISUAL

Project Execution Management

Abas ERP
7.8
Infor VISUAL
3.0
Project Planning and Scheduling
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Project Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Resource Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Real-Time Project Reporting
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Defineable Resource Pools
Abas ERP
Infor VISUAL
3.0

Procurement

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

Manufacturing

Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
3.2
Production Process Design
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Production Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Abas ERP
3.0
Infor VISUAL
Work Execution
Abas ERP
9.0
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Manufacturing Costs
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Configuration Management
Abas ERP
Infor VISUAL
5.0

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Infor VISUAL

Product Lifecycle Management

Abas ERP
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Product Master Data Management
Abas ERP
Infor VISUAL
2.0

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"
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infor VISUAL

  • Infor Visual has a standard way of addressing business operations: sales orders, invoicing, reporting. It is easy to train operators used to using a manual or other ERP system.
  • Material control is easy for production runs, R&D material lists and repairs. The process of receiving, issuing and returning material to inventory is facilitated by standard interfaces that are easily learned by material control operators.
  • Engineering changes to bills of material are facilitated by the "engineering Master" flexible editing capability. The version control for the BOM's can be as detailed or vague as the process designed dictates. One item of a BOM or the entire BOM can be changed quickly and approved for production that day.
Dave Hail | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Josh Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infor VISUAL

  • VTA has been extremely unreliable. I would not recommend it. It is not customizable at all. There is no logical way to handle shift differentials which is a huge issue with a company that runs 24/7.
  • If you do not have a schedule set up, they cannot clock in. This poses a problem for anyone that gets called in on a shift they don't normally work on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Abas ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Infor VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is unlikely that we would spend the money and time it takes to make a switch again in the near future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Abas ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Infor VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 2.0
Based on 1 answer
If you are not very computer literate, this is a difficult system to learn.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Abas ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Infor VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Could have used more hands-on approach. There are multiple webinars and information sessions but until you actually use the system, these are not very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Josh Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infor VISUAL

We unfortunately did not evaluate any other ERP software. VISUAL was a legacy system and we determined that changing systems would be too difficult, and not cost effective. We reached out to our local VISUAL rep who knew how the software functioned, but not how to apply it more appropriately to our business model, so we continued on with what we had rather than looking elsewhere.
Scott Sichmeller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Abas ERP

  • Abas ERP has had positive impact on our overall business objectives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infor VISUAL

  • I cannot comment on business impact.
Dave Hail | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Abas ERP

General

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

Infor VISUAL

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Abas ERP
9.0
Infor VISUAL
2.0

Likelihood to Renew

Abas ERP
Infor VISUAL
8.0

Usability

Abas ERP
Infor VISUAL
2.0

Support Rating

Abas ERP
Infor VISUAL
2.0

Implementation Rating

Abas ERP
Infor VISUAL
2.0

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