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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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Macola

Well suited for larger companies, and this is only becoming more the case with the new ownership. Smaller companies could at one time buy only the modules they required. This is now not possible, so you end up with a number of modules you do not need. It is best suited for a company needing a full MRP and is going to be overkill for a service based company that does not require inventory management.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Macola
6.5
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Macola
8.0
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Macola
5.0

Security

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

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Macola
6.3
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Macola
7.0
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Macola
5.0
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Macola
7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Macola
7.1
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Macola
7.0
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Macola
7.0
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Macola
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Macola
6.0
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Macola
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Macola
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Macola
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Macola
6.0
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Macola
6.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Macola
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Macola
9.0

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Macola
7.3
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Macola
8.0
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Macola
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Macola
6.0
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Macola
8.0

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Macola
5.5
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Macola
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Macola
10.0
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Macola
10.0
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Macola
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Macola
1.0
Credit card processing
Abas ERP
Macola
1.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Abas ERP
7.3
Macola
8.3
Automated Invoice Processing
Abas ERP
8.0
Macola
Shared Services Payments
Abas ERP
7.0
Macola
Billings Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Macola
7.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Abas ERP
7.0
Macola
Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
7.0
Macola
8.0
Cash Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Macola
9.0
Travel & Expense Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Macola
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abas ERP
7.0
Macola
Period Close
Abas ERP
8.0
Macola
Transactions Tax
Abas ERP
7.0
Macola
Subledger Reconciliations
Abas ERP
7.0
Macola
9.0

Project Financial Management

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

Project Execution Management

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

Procurement

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

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Macola
8.0
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Macola
8.0
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Macola

Logistics

Abas ERP
Macola
8.0
Inventory Visibility
Abas ERP
Macola
8.0

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"
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Macola

  • Simplifying min/max inventory reviews
  • PO entry and receiving
  • Order entry and production order entry
  • Custom reporting and high level reviews
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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.
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Macola

  • Viewing negative inventory requires a custom report
  • Physical inventory process is unnecessarily complex with multiple inventory locations having to be run separately
  • Capturing of labor on partially closed production orders is not ratio based
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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.
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Macola

We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
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Return on Investment

Abas ERP

  • Abas ERP has had positive impact on our overall business objectives.
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Macola

  • Streamlining of processes
  • Time savings with built in high level reporting
  • Customized notifications to customers with receipts and invoices
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Pricing Details

Abas ERP

General

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

Macola

General

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

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