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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX is well suited for medium to smaller branch offices or operations where SAP products are not suitable due to lack of resources. It interfaces well with SAP for data configuration to have seamless transactions with our main ERP and BI teams, yet still allow smaller branch and satellite offices to do their job. For larger facilities (500 or more employees) we find Microsoft Dynamics AX to be limiting in features and robust role assignments as well as granular workflow to cover the entire operations in manufacturing and refining.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.3
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.3
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.4
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.1

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Credit card processing
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Order exception Resolution
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2

Subledger and Financial Process

Abas ERP
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Automated Invoice Processing
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Shared Services Payments
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Billings Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Customer Receipt Applications
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Cash Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.7
Travel & Expense Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Period Close
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Transactions Tax
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Subledger Reconciliations
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Customer Collections
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Asset Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8

Project Financial Management

Abas ERP
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abas ERP
6.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Project Costing
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Cost Capture
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.6
Customer Invoicing
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.2
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5
Project Financials Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abas ERP
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Project Planning Collaboration
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Capital Project Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.7
Customer Contract Compliance
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Project Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5

Project Execution Management

Abas ERP
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Project Planning and Scheduling
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Project Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Resource Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8
Real-Time Project Reporting
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Task Insight for Project Managers
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.7
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Team Member Task Collaboration
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.4
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.3
Project Candidate Search
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.7
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Defineable Resource Pools
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.7
Defineable Resource Pools
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.1
Talent Profiles
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0
Absence Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Product Lifecycle Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0

Procurement

Abas ERP
6.4
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Abas ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.4
Sourcing Analysis
Abas ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.6
Contract Authoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Electronic Signatures
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.6
Supplier Assessment
Abas ERP
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Abas ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Supplier Management
Abas ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Supplier Portal
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.7
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8
Contract Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Contract History
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.7
Contract Renewal Automation
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Contract Repository
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.7
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Invoice Automated Matching
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Spend Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0

Manufacturing

Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Production Process Design
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Production Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Abas ERP
3.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Work Execution
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Manufacturing Costs
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Configuration Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Work Definition
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.7
Forecasting
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5

Payroll Management

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Pay calculation
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Benefit plan administration
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Direct deposit files
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.2
Reimbursement management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5

Grants Management

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Award Lifecycle Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Spending Control
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Indirect Cost Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0
Billing
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5

Risk Management

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Risk Repository
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Control Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Control Mapping
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Automated Control Assessments
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Assessment Capture
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Issue Detection
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Automatic Notification
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Remediation and Certification
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0

Logistics

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.1
Transportation Sourcing Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.1
Transportation Process Integration
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.1
Transportation Execution Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.5
Freight Payment Automation
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.5
Trade Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.1
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Customs Entry Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Customs Document Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Customs Document Collaboration
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Fulfillment Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Inventory Visibility
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Warehouse Workforce Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.7

Product Lifecycle Management

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Ideation Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.5
Requirements Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.5
Proposal Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0
Product Master Data Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Vendor Portal
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0
Project Portfolio Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0

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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  • Managing Lean Manufacturing works well in DAX, because it can help to control a lean manufacturing process for several types of orders, runners, repeaters, and strangers. It can also work with mix models, discrete manufacturing with lean manufacturing.
  • Intercompany transactions is a very useful functionality that automates and simplifies transactions between companies of the same enterprise group.
  • User friendly and integration with Microsoft tools such as Excel, SSAS, SSRS
  • Easily integrates with other software
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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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  • Quality Management there is a lot of functionality needed from quality reporting and control, action follow up and sampling.
  • Fixed Assed service management, there is much to develop for maintenance control.
  • Discrete manufacturing scheduling utilities, for example scheduling production orders by the sales order they are pegged.
  • Enterprise portal need a lot of improvement
  • Integration with Microsoft office has a lot of space for improvement.
  • Lean manufacturing has several opportunities to expand on scheduling and floor execution
  • Product life cycle management
  • Integration with Microsoft CRM
  • Integration with other ERP systems
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Likelihood to Renew

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 4 answers
N/A. I am exclusively on the implementation side.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX9.0
Based on 1 answer
Dynamics AX MES is a good product, once deployed and stable, much easier to manage for the operationally than legacy systems.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 1 answer
Microsoft did a reasonably good job supporting the deployment efforts to multiple factories and ongoing stabilization. I don't think that MES was intended for the large enterprise volume and complexity levels our operations required.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX9.0
Based on 1 answer
It took a lot of work, but Microsoft ultimately did a good job with in-person training, including being onsite in multiple global locations for extended periods.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 1 answer
Our solution deviated from a number of key out-of-the-box standards that were included in Online training. We just used that for introduction to the general functionality.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX7.3
Based on 2 answers
Users in some cases were busy and not engaged, so those areas went slower. Configuration by the consultants was good, but at time complicated.
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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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Oracle business suite 11i. DAX is simpler and easier to install and customize.
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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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  • Positive impact based on a consistent ERP system across our companies
  • Positive impact based on improved processes.
  • Positive impact based on a shared chart of accounts and other dimensions to assist in streamlining accounting and reporting.
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Pricing Details

Abas ERP

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

Microsoft Dynamics AX

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