Abas ERP vs. Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abas ERP
Score 7.4 out of 10
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Abas ERP is an ERP with relatively extensive capabilities from supply chain optimization to customer relationship managementN/A
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
An integrated solution, designed for small or medium-sized businesses, bringing together the productivity of Microsoft Office with advanced security capabilities to help safeguard data from external threats and help protect against data leaks. With Microsoft 365 Business Premium, users can empower employees to be productive anywhere on any device. Get more done with AI built into the Office apps. Work better together with a hub for teamwork bringing your tools and people together in one place.…N/A
Pricing
Abas ERPMicrosoft 365 Business Premium
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Abas ERPMicrosoft 365 Business Premium
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Abas ERPMicrosoft 365 Business Premium
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Abas ERPMicrosoft 365 Business Premium
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
9.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
-
Ratings
API for custom integration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.5
2 Ratings
4% above category average
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.0
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
-
Ratings
Accounts payable7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.1
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
-
Ratings
Pricing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.3
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.4
2 Ratings
3% below category average
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting6.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.8
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
6.4
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.0
2 Ratings
7% below category average
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
-
Ratings
Production Process Design8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
5.8
2 Ratings
23% below category average
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
-
Ratings
Inventory Planning6.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Abas ERPMicrosoft 365 Business Premium
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.2
(96 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(45 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(41 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Abas ERPMicrosoft 365 Business Premium
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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Microsoft
Well-Suited Scenarios:Collaborative Work Environment:Scenario: Your organization relies heavily on collaboration, and you need a platform that integrates email, chat, document sharing, and online meetings seamlessly.Usage: Microsoft 365 Business Premium provides tools like Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive, fostering a collaborative work environment.Professional Communication:Scenario: Your business requires professional email communication with a custom domain, and you need advanced email security features.Usage: Microsoft 365 includes Exchange Online for business-class email, with features like anti-malware and anti-spam protection.Document Management and Sharing:Scenario: You have a need for centralized document storage, version control, and secure sharing within and outside the organization.Usage: OneDrive for Business and SharePoint allow for secure document storage, versioning, and controlled access to files.
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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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Microsoft
  • Work in sync in different departments.
  • Being able to work from any device or computer. It is a very noble tool in different devices.
  • The work between the different programs (Word, Excel, Notes) that it offers is extremely light and good.
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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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Microsoft
  • The only thing that is a bit cumbersome is that it doesn't seem that you can save files directly to programs like one drive if you aren't using a Microsoft program to generate the document. An example of this would be if I am working in a PDF in our PDF Program I have to first save it to my desktop and then drag it into one drive. I end up with duplicates and that can sometimes make it hard to remember which is the most up-to-date.
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Likelihood to Renew
Abas ERP
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Microsoft
It is part of the organisation now. It provides and rich feature set and requires a relatively low amount of administration.
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Usability
Abas ERP
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Microsoft
The basic apps are straightforward and easy to use, especially since they have been around so long. I'm referring to the basic apps like Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc. Other features such as Microsoft Teams and Sharepoint Sites, Sharepoint Lists, Sharepoint Groups, etc. all require a higher level of knowledge to both implement and use properly
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Performance
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
In the last 5 years, Microsoft has come a long way. The performance of the products has become more and more user-friendly and it seems that the feedback provided by the user community is being listened to and worked on. The processes are very fast and seamless. There are negligible errors and doesn't slow the systems down.
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Support Rating
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
As mentioned elsewhere in the review, Microsoft has historically paid attention to community feedback and issues, but timeliness can improve, and so can the addressing of long-standing issues about which many users have said "I have this issue too!" but no official solution exists. For issues that do have a solution, however, the solution is usually not difficult to find, and the explanation of features on Microsoft's website can mitigate many problems.
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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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Microsoft
Before migrating to Microsoft 365 Business Premium, we possessed an in-house exchange server. Therefore, it was difficult for us to look at alternatives to Microsoft for a solution – we did look at the Google Suite of products, but the transition for us seemed less cumbersome to stay with Microsoft from a staff and administrative perspective. While the G Suite does offer us many outstanding products and services, we also didn’t feel that Gmail is up-to-par as a corporate solution the way Exchange/Outlook/OWA are – this alone was also a driving force for our end-users, as there was minimal transition for them to move from an on-premise solution to an off-premise solution. The additional features of SharePoint, Teams, Project, and so many other applications within Microsoft 365 also helped us make a strong case to stay with Microsoft and expand what we were using. The end-user and mobile protections of InTune have also put us at ease when issuing laptops and mobile phones to an almost fully-remote end-user base.
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Return on Investment
Abas ERP
  • Abas ERP has had positive impact on our overall business objectives.
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Microsoft
  • Teams has streamlined our chats within each department so its easy to help out each other when problems or issues arise as well as having chat conversations in real time instead of the slower email option. This is especially handy when peopel are not working in the same space and cannot use a phone.
  • All of our major communications, are done through Outlook email keeping everyone on the same page of issues within our organization or updates coming out for example
  • Excel provides a simple system for creating our schedules, Tracking customer issues, project boards etc. having all these readily available minimizes time spent looking for information and grants more time for customer interaction and increasing service and sales.
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