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Abas ERP

5 Ratings

OSAS

4 Ratings

Abas ERP

5 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

OSAS

4 Ratings
Score 1.3 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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OSAS

I honestly think that it's extremely outdated and don't understand why anyone would still use it. Especially in a non-profit setting. In our field we have to be able to track revenue and expenses by funds, and with the way those funding streams tend to cross an agency or company's fiscal year, the fact that it is virtually impossible to pull the information in that manner restricts a finance department more than anything.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

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

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
OSAS
5.5
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
OSAS
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
OSAS
6.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
OSAS
2.0
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
OSAS
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
OSAS
3.0
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
OSAS
1.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
OSAS
1.8
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
OSAS
2.0
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
OSAS
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
OSAS
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
OSAS
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
OSAS
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
OSAS
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
OSAS
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
OSAS
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
OSAS
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
OSAS
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
OSAS

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

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

Subledger and Financial Process

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

Project Financial Management

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

Project Execution Management

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

Procurement

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

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

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

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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  • No confusing reporting.
  • Easy to follow interface.
  • Simplified experience.
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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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  • Not user-friendly or intuitive in the least. Even with the instruction manual, it's like part of it is missing or you are expected to know certain items before even looking.
  • Reporting is very basic and impossible to customize on the user's end. You must have tech support build them for you. Also, no cross fiscal year reporting.
  • Can't cut only one check if you have other invoices already entered in the batch.
  • The chart of account codes are not independent. You must build your whole GL for each fund source or program, which leaves you with an unwieldy chart of accounts.
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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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If you've used CYMA, you'll be familiar with the way OSAS builds the GL, however CYMA is light years ahead of OSAS. If you've used anything like Abila MIP, you'll understand the comparison when I say "Abila is like using power tools to build your bookcase, CYMA is like using a hand saw and hammer, and OSAS is using a chisel to carve one out of wood." They all will get the job done and at the end of the day, you have a book case. But depending on which tools you use will either be ready for a library or a couple of small tomes. I didn't select OSAS, and never would it have been given consideration to be used as my accounting software
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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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  • We have to do so much tracking of expenses by hand, that using OSAS doesn't save us any money in that respect.
  • I believe my predecessor used OSAS for over 15 years so she obviously felt comfortable with it. I can make do with it and at least track my bottom line.
  • No real reporting other than basic balance sheets.
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Pricing Details

Abas ERP

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

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