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Abas ERP

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6 Ratings

Abas ERP

5 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Infor VISUAL

6 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

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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.
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I would ask about the customization features and the costs associated with getting the system to actually work the way you need it to
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
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API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
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Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
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Security

Abas ERP
8.5
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Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
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Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
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Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
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Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
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Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
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Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
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General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
4.4
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
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Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
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Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
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Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
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Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
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Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
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Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
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Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
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Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
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Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Infor VISUAL
6.0
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Infor VISUAL
6.0
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
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Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Infor VISUAL
5.0
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
6.0
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Infor VISUAL
6.0
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
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End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
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Subledger and Financial Process

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

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

Abas ERP
7.8
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Project Planning and Scheduling
Abas ERP
8.0
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Project Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
8.0
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Resource Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
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Real-Time Project Reporting
Abas ERP
8.0
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Procurement

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

Abas ERP
7.0
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Production Process Design
Abas ERP
8.0
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Production Management
Abas ERP
8.0
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Contracted Manufacturing Management
Abas ERP
3.0
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Work Execution
Abas ERP
9.0
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Manufacturing Costs
Abas ERP
7.0
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Supply Chain

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

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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  • Visual provides a one-stop shop for our organization.
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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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  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Infor VISUAL8.0
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It is unlikely that we would spend the money and time it takes to make a switch again in the near future.
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Usability

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Infor VISUAL2.0
Based on 1 answer
If you are not very computer literate, this is a difficult system to learn.
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Implementation

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Infor VISUAL2.0
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.
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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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VTA doesn't even come close to Ascentis in the realm of timekeeping
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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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  • Will increase efficiency, will streamline our processes, especially in Customer Service and Scheduling.
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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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Infor VISUAL

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