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Abas ERP

5 Ratings

Orderwave

1 Ratings

Abas ERP

5 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Orderwave

1 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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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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Orderwave

If you manage orders of physical goods, Orderwave works just fine! They integrate with many e-comm platforms and are generally well-suited to those who sell products on their site, who want to send automated order receipts and confirmation emails, and for accounting purposes to tally up total sales (including taxes, shipping costs, etc.). The fact that they also integrate with our email platform makes it extra useful so I can really hone in on segmentation and order history. That's pretty invaluable to me, as an email marketer. If you don't sell goods, I can't see it being appropriate
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Orderwave
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Orderwave
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Orderwave

Security

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

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Orderwave
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Orderwave
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Orderwave
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Orderwave

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

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

Subledger and Financial Process

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

Project Financial Management

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

Project Execution Management

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

Procurement

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

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

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

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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  • Order management is clearly important when you run an e-commerce platform. As I can only speak from a marketing perspective (not business intelligence or finance), please know I may be limited in what I know/share. It's seriously a ridiculously useful piece of software. Anyhow. Orderwave allows me to pull in order information into Listrak, our ESP (email service provider). With this information, I can segment on SO many levels such as order total, number of orders, date of last (or all) purchase(s), what was purchased, over what period of time X items were purchased.... the options are limitless.
  • Because I do a lot of testing with my emails - testing the whole customer experience from receiving an email to completing an order - I need the ability to review order information (name, address, items purchased, S&H info, tax info, etc. etc.). While our admin manages all the customization of that order receipt, I'm able to quickly make any changes necessary in the back end, like if I'm seeing a pricing discrepancy between what is advertised on our site and what the final order purchase was (usually due to the way we set up a bundle product and not an issue with the platform).
  • It's really, really easy to see if we have available inventory of select SKUs that we are about to promote. It also gives me an idea if there is an issue with syncing between SAP and Orderwave, or Orderwave and Magento (our e-comm platform).
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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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  • I'm not the biggest fan of their email platform, but it does exactly what it needs to do... I just like drag & drop email builders. In addition, I've found that at times the code editor doesn't expand very large, so I often have to copy & paste into a separate code editor (such as Sublime Text) to edit a few lines of code. While the WYSIWYG editor opens in a new window allowing it to more easily expand, I don't get that with the code editor (at least not in Chrome on Mac).
  • Support documentation is still a little difficult to manage, but I have noticed truly significant improvements and am more easily able to find the things I need. Our AM is able to help me when I can't find something, which is a big help. I'm sure in time it will improve more.
  • The overall look and feel feels old. Like the email platform, it does exactly what it needs to do and it does it well without issue. But the innards feel like Windows XP in 2018. The walls are sturdy and supportive; it just needs a new coat of paint. :)
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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 wasn't involved in the purchasing decision of Orderwave, but I am familiar with IBM Order Management (used in the past) and much prefer Orderwave. It's cleaner and the information I need is more direct an apparent. Despite it's 'old' look, it's far more effective and far easier to use. I need easy. My day is spent between 10+ applications and if something isn't easy to use, I just won't use it. Orderwave lets me do my job well
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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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  • It has really helped us with business intelligence and gathering more information on who our customers are, what they have (or haven't) purchased, and how we can more effectively market to them. The BI has also helped our telemarketing side (with the call center) better understand what products are most frequently ordered over the phone vs online.
  • Managing stock levels is super easy and allows our marketing team to more effectively merchandise and promote products. Without this, we would just be guessing what we should promote.
  • I think one of the biggest ROI pieces has been the customizability of the Order Confirmation email. We have a dynamic tool that our email provider offers that serves up products based on what the customer has ordered, viewed, and abandoned, so we can dynamically populate those products in the Order Confirmation email. Orderwave helped us create a custom variable that we could use with our ESP's dynamic code, and we've seen an increase (~3-4%) in sales from the Confirmation email.
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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

Orderwave

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
We have custom pricing available based on features needed, number of users, order volume and currencies supported.