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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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Lawson

For a mid-sized company, it is a decent choice. Other ERP vendors will give you a better employee self-service portal. I'm assuming Lawson's price point is lower than those, however.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Lawson
2.5
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Lawson
3.0
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Lawson
2.0

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Lawson
8.0
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Lawson
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Lawson
7.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Lawson
4.1
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Lawson
3.0
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Lawson
3.2
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Lawson
6.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Lawson
6.3
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Lawson
5.0
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Lawson
5.0
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Lawson
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Lawson
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Lawson
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Lawson
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Lawson
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Lawson
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Lawson
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Lawson
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Lawson

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Lawson
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Lawson
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Lawson
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Lawson
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Lawson

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Lawson
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Lawson
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Lawson
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Lawson
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Lawson
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Lawson

Subledger and Financial Process

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

Project Financial Management

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

Project Execution Management

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

Procurement

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

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Lawson
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Lawson
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Lawson

Payroll Management

Abas ERP
Lawson
5.2
Pay calculation
Abas ERP
Lawson
4.0
Benefit plan administration
Abas ERP
Lawson
5.0
Direct deposit files
Abas ERP
Lawson
6.0
Salary revision and increment management
Abas ERP
Lawson
5.0
Reimbursement management
Abas ERP
Lawson
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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  • Very stable product. Some of its weaknesses are also its strengths. The lack of web services seems to actually increase stability.
  • No software vendor in this space is perfect. Lawson does perform as advertised.
  • Again, a weakness of this (limited functionality) is a hidden strength as well. In software there is a complexity/feature tradeoff. Where Lawson lacks in features, it does give you a more simple setup for your 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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  • Features. Would love to see better delivery of new regulatory reporting, for example the 1095C for benefits.
  • I haven't seen many advancements in the core product in quite awhile. Would like to see a refreshed look.
  • Like all software vendors, there is a current push to go cloud-based, which I find nauseating. This is not unique to Lawson... but neither are they exempt from it.
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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 worked as an administrator, functional consultant, implementer and end-user of 3 different ERP products (Lawson, Oracle eBusiness Suite, and ViewPoint). Lawson fits in the middle of this pack. Oracle is the most feature-rich of the bunch (and also the most complicated and labor-intensive). Viewpoint is on the low end of the spectrum there... It was a nice little product for a niche market (construction companies), but has the most limited functionality. Lawson fits the sweet spot we need for a company of our size.
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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've been a customer since the early 80's. Avoiding conversion has saved us an incalculable amount of money. Fortunately, Lawson has kept up enough to keep meeting our needs.
  • Having a self-service portal saves us internal FTEs in Human Resources and Accounting. Benefits enrollment alone likely saves us one Benefits Coordinator FTE alone.
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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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Lawson

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