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Abas ERP

5 Ratings

Ross ERP

2 Ratings

Abas ERP

5 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Ross ERP

2 Ratings
Score 8.2 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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Ross ERP

Ross ERP was designed for and excels in process manufacturing environments. It is best leveraged in companies with strong management support for technology with a strong understanding of the business and manufacturing processes and a willingness to engage in the design and operation of the system. It is less suited for organizations looking for cut and paste solutions that don't' require input from the users and management. It is whatever you make of it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Ross ERP
8.0
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Ross ERP
7.7
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Ross ERP
8.2

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Ross ERP
8.4
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Ross ERP
8.2
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
8.6

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
7.4
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
5.5
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Ross ERP
7.7
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Ross ERP
9.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
8.1
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
8.2
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
8.2
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Ross ERP
8.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Ross ERP
8.2
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Ross ERP
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Ross ERP
7.3
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
8.2
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
8.2
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
8.2
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
8.2

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Ross ERP
8.6
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Ross ERP
9.1
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Ross ERP
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
7.7
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Ross ERP
9.1

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Ross ERP
7.6
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
6.4
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
7.3
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Ross ERP
7.3
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Ross ERP
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Ross ERP
8.2
Order exception Resolution
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
9.1

Subledger and Financial Process

Abas ERP
7.3
Ross ERP
7.1
Automated Invoice Processing
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
7.3
Shared Services Payments
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
Billings Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
8.2
Customer Receipt Applications
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
8.2
Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
8.2
Cash Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
Travel & Expense Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
7.3
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
5.5
Period Close
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
6.4
Transactions Tax
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
Subledger Reconciliations
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
Customer Collections
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
7.3
Asset Management
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
5.5

Project Financial Management

Abas ERP
7.4
Ross ERP
7.0
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abas ERP
6.5
Ross ERP
7.3
Project Costing
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
6.4
Cost Capture
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
9.1
Customer Invoicing
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
9.1
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
7.3
Project Financials Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
5.5
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abas ERP
7.5
Ross ERP
8.2
Embedded Business Intelligence
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
5.5
Project Planning Collaboration
Abas ERP
9.0
Ross ERP
3.6
Capital Project Management
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
8.2
Customer Contract Compliance
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
6.4
Project Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
7.3

Project Execution Management

Abas ERP
7.8
Ross ERP
7.3
Project Planning and Scheduling
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
Project Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
Resource Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
Real-Time Project Reporting
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
7.3

Procurement

Abas ERP
6.4
Ross ERP
6.7
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Abas ERP
5.0
Ross ERP
7.3
Sourcing Analysis
Abas ERP
5.0
Ross ERP
7.3
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
6.4
Contract Authoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Ross ERP
Electronic Signatures
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
6.4
Supplier Assessment
Abas ERP
7.5
Ross ERP
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Abas ERP
6.0
Ross ERP
Supplier Management
Abas ERP
6.0
Ross ERP
6.4
Supplier Portal
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
7.3
Contract Repository
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
6.4
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
6.4

Manufacturing

Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
8.4
Production Process Design
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
9.1
Production Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Ross ERP
9.1
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Abas ERP
3.0
Ross ERP
7.3
Work Execution
Abas ERP
9.0
Ross ERP
9.1
Manufacturing Costs
Abas ERP
7.0
Ross ERP
9.1
Supply Chain Business Flows
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
6.4
Configuration Management
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
9.1
Work Definition
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
7.3
Advanced Fulfillment
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
9.1

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Ross ERP
7.3
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Ross ERP
7.7
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Ross ERP
7.3
Forecasting
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
6.8
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
7.3

Logistics

Abas ERP
Ross ERP
8.2
Customs Document Management
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
7.3
Customs Document Collaboration
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
7.3
Fulfillment Management
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
9.1
Inventory Visibility
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
9.1

Product Lifecycle Management

Abas ERP
Ross ERP
8.0
Product Master Data Management
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
9.1
Vendor Portal
Abas ERP
Ross ERP
6.8

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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  • Development: the facet that sold us on Ross was the interaction with the user community and the commitment to development with the users in mind. They are by far the most customer driven company I've worked with in terms of product improvement and development. Companies of all sizes are heard and they're suggestions coalesced into a development plan that delivers value for your maintenance dollars.
  • Lot Traceability: Ross ERP gives us a competitive edge in time for lot trace across multiple sku's and distribution lanes.
  • Process manufacturing management. Ross recipe and process spec management is very robust, allowing us to capture and manage our yields and costs across labor and numerous types of ingredient inputs. Process manufacturing can be more complex then discrete, and Ross was built for process manufacturing.
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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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  • The user interface is under constant improvement, but its a difficult balance between flexibility and ease of use. They have made great strides in recent releases, but have room to grow.
  • Built in reporting and analytics. Again, they are making great improvements over the last several releases, but have room to keep improving.
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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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We found dynamics too new and too segregated at the Time. SAP was too rigid and expensive, and ProcessPro was a little too small and lacked features. What truly swayed us to Ross over AX was the customer community and the support and interaction that customer community received from all levels of the Ross organization. The level of service and consultation was like nothing you would get from and SAP or MS.
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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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  • I don't have hard numbers on ROI. For our business, ERP is a requirement, and Ross has excelled at meeting those requirements. We have nearly doubled the business, with perhaps a 20% increase in headcount managing those orders and invoices. We would not have been able to do that without the efficiencies of process we gained with Ross.
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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

Ross ERP

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