Abas ERP vs. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

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 Dynamics 365 Business Central
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV) is one of the ERP products in the Dynamics family. The technology is based on the Navision product acquired by Microsoft in 2002. This product is the best-selling Microsoft ERP platform, and is often used by companies in the manufacturing and distribution verticals.N/A
Pricing
Abas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Abas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
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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Abas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Abas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
9.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
8.0
16 Ratings
10% above category average
API for custom integration9.01 Ratings8.015 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.5
2 Ratings
4% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
9.0
20 Ratings
10% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings9.016 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.02 Ratings9.020 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 Dynamics 365 Business Central
5.1
21 Ratings
31% below category average
Dashboards8.02 Ratings5.117 Ratings
Standard reports7.52 Ratings5.121 Ratings
Custom reports8.52 Ratings5.120 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 Dynamics 365 Business Central
8.8
21 Ratings
14% above category average
Accounts payable7.01 Ratings9.020 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.01 Ratings8.419 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.01 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.01 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.01 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.01 Ratings9.011 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 Dynamics 365 Business Central
8.7
16 Ratings
10% above category average
Inventory tracking7.52 Ratings9.016 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.52 Ratings6.79 Ratings
Location management8.02 Ratings9.013 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 Dynamics 365 Business Central
7.9
19 Ratings
2% above category average
Pricing8.02 Ratings7.117 Ratings
Order entry8.02 Ratings8.016 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.52 Ratings8.015 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.52 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings10.011 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 Dynamics 365 Business Central
8.4
11 Ratings
13% above category average
Billing Management8.01 Ratings8.39 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management7.01 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.01 Ratings7.86 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting7.01 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Period Close8.01 Ratings10.010 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 Dynamics 365 Business Central
8.7
8 Ratings
13% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting6.52 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Project Costing7.02 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Cost Capture7.02 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings8.04 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 Dynamics 365 Business Central
7.7
4 Ratings
12% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling8.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
6.4
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
8.0
6 Ratings
14% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Contract Authoring5.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Supplier Management6.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.0
2 Ratings
7% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
7.1
3 Ratings
6% below category average
Production Process Design8.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Production Management8.02 Ratings5.83 Ratings
Work Execution9.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.02 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings1.32 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
5.8
2 Ratings
22% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
9.5
5 Ratings
27% above category average
Inventory Planning6.52 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Performance Monitoring5.01 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
7.6
6 Ratings
5% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.86 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.35 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
9.7
3 Ratings
25% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
9.6
3 Ratings
38% above category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings9.32 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings9.32 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings9.72 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
7.7
3 Ratings
12% above category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
9.3
2 Ratings
25% above category average
Proposal Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Abas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Abas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
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
It addresses well some integration and connectivity issues with other software and adapted technologies: formulation and manufacturing batching software, scanners and bar codes, inventory, financials, emailing of invoices and statement, sales and purchasing... etc. I believe it to be better suited to a medium to large company. Not as simple and seamless as we expected for migrating from another Microsoft Dynamics software product (we moved from GP to NAV). Our staff is going through a tougher time than we thought to learn some procedures. Normal growing pains?!
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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
  • Automate the creation of bills of materials for production. We can now generate a BoM from a sales order.
  • Organization of all data pertaining to thousands of parts, assemblies, and finished goods. Engineering and purchasing have a common portal.
  • We can create sales orders from quotations instead of re-entering them (this did require some bolt-on software). Less redundant work with fewer entry errors.
  • Accounting can provide reports based on specific criteria stored in NAV. We can pull better and more detailed intelligence.
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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 version of software that we currently use isn't compatible with Windows 7, therefore we had to install it using the virtual computer under Windows XP. This created a few additional steps that the users had to go through in order to access the software which generated more calls to our IT Helpdesk.
  • We did research how much it would cost to upgrade the software so that we could get a version compatible with Windows 7, but the cost was way too expensive for our organization. Also, when we need to make updates or changes to the software, there are very few consultants who are familiar with the software so we are limited in who we can use for consulting services. Since we are limited in choosing consultants who can make updates and changes to the software the fees are usually really expensive for their services.
  • There is a .zup file that we constantly have to delete in order for the database to work properly and update. Users get a pop-up about once a week asking if they want to replace the .zup file and if the file is not deleted then the opening page for the software will not show up correctly and the database will not have the most up to date information.
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Likelihood to Renew
Abas ERP
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Microsoft
We've already decided to continue using this software. It is too expensive for us to upgrade so we made a workaround by using the virtual computer with Windows XP installed on it. We did research replacing this software, but it was a better financial decision to keep what we had instead
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Usability
Abas ERP
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Microsoft
It has simplified all processes and reduces turnaround time for month end processes. You can easily navigate through the dashboard which is very user friendly and easily guides you to different functionalities. Duplications of Invoices is avoided because NAV rejects posting of an invoice number already in the system so you increase accuracy.
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Support Rating
Abas ERP
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Microsoft
It provides one to efficiently be able to manage bookkeeping and inventory without much challenges. One can easily navigate through workflow processes while managing usages and budgets. Being able to produce reports in Word, Excel or PDF means one is able to have a working document to produce trends and graphs or produce pivot tables.
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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
I have personally supported all of the Dynamic family of ERP systems and made the decision to concentrate on NAV as the solution of choice. From a support and development standpoint there are few if any packages that can compare. It is not uncommon for most of the companies that I support to only call me once or twice a month after the first year. This is due to the ease of tracking down problems and errors and the ability for a developer to provide the end-user with routines that automatically correct the most basic kind of error
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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
  • Automation processing, including EDI functionality, has increased employee efficiency and prevented the need for adding additional employees.
  • Implementation of the warehouse functionality, including cycle counts, has resulted in better inventory control/less shrinkage.
  • Implementation of e-Ship and e-Receive, has resulted in greater efficiency and order accuracy.
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