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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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Sage 100

Best suited for an asset light medium sized business. Not appropriate for a small business, or a business with many fixed assets, particularly if those companies already have appropriate supply chain management software in place. Best for a company that is trying to reduce the number of people within finance and accounting department.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 100
7.4
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 100
7.0
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 100
7.9

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 100
9.3
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 100
9.6
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
7.0
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
8.7
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Sage 100
7.0
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 100
5.2

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
6.8
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
6.5
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
6.5
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 100
5.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 100
6.9
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
5.8
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 100
7.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 100
5.7
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
6.9
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
5.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
8.8

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Sage 100
8.9
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Sage 100
9.0
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 100
8.8
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
9.0
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 100
8.8

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Sage 100
9.0
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
8.9
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
8.9
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 100
8.9
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 100
9.0
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 100
9.0
Credit card processing
Abas ERP
Sage 100
8.9
Order exception Resolution
Abas ERP
Sage 100
9.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Abas ERP
7.3
Sage 100
6.6
Automated Invoice Processing
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
6.1
Shared Services Payments
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
10.0
Billings Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
7.5
Customer Receipt Applications
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
8.0
Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
7.3
Cash Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
5.8
Travel & Expense Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
3.5
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
4.9
Period Close
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
7.0
Transactions Tax
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
Subledger Reconciliations
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
8.0
Customer Collections
Abas ERP
Sage 100
6.3
Asset Management
Abas ERP
Sage 100
5.1

Project Financial Management

Abas ERP
7.4
Sage 100
6.3
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abas ERP
6.5
Sage 100
4.9
Project Costing
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
8.0
Cost Capture
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
4.1
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
6.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
6.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abas ERP
7.5
Sage 100
6.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
6.0
Project Planning Collaboration
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 100
6.0
Capital Project Management
Abas ERP
Sage 100
8.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Abas ERP
Sage 100
6.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
Sage 100
6.0

Project Execution Management

Abas ERP
7.8
Sage 100
Project Planning and Scheduling
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
Project Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
Resource Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
Real-Time Project Reporting
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100

Procurement

Abas ERP
6.4
Sage 100
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Abas ERP
5.0
Sage 100
Sourcing Analysis
Abas ERP
5.0
Sage 100
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
Contract Authoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Sage 100
Electronic Signatures
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
Supplier Assessment
Abas ERP
7.5
Sage 100
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Abas ERP
6.0
Sage 100
Supplier Management
Abas ERP
6.0
Sage 100
Supplier Portal
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100

Manufacturing

Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
9.0
Production Process Design
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
Production Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 100
8.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Abas ERP
3.0
Sage 100
Work Execution
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 100
Manufacturing Costs
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 100
Supply Chain Business Flows
Abas ERP
Sage 100
10.0

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Sage 100
9.0
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Sage 100
9.0
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Sage 100
9.0
Forecasting
Abas ERP
Sage 100
9.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Abas ERP
Sage 100
9.0

Payroll Management

Abas ERP
Sage 100
6.5
Pay calculation
Abas ERP
Sage 100
8.0
Benefit plan administration
Abas ERP
Sage 100
6.0
Direct deposit files
Abas ERP
Sage 100
6.0
Salary revision and increment management
Abas ERP
Sage 100
6.3
Reimbursement management
Abas ERP
Sage 100
6.1

Logistics

Abas ERP
Sage 100
9.7
Fulfillment Management
Abas ERP
Sage 100
9.0
Inventory Visibility
Abas ERP
Sage 100
10.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
Abas ERP
Sage 100
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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  • Financial system can be viewed in detail and summary, on screen, exported or printed.
  • System can handled multiple bank accounts.
  • System can handle multiple companies.
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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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  • A key missing function is to be able to track serial numbers and lots independent of item valuation method. The system will not track serial numbers for standard cost valuation items.
  • This is a killer for manufacturing operations, which often use standard cost accounting.
  • The non-work order production process, Bill of Material Production Entry, has no way to schedule a planned production order.
  • If you could create a production order like a sales order, then light manufacturing operations would not need to implement the work order module (one of the most complex modules) in order to show planned production supply in MRP.
  • Inventory Warehouse Transfers are currently instantaneous. There is no way to schedule a planned transfer with ship and arrive dates. No transfer in process documentation.
  • This makes it difficult for MRP if you need to transfer material from one warehouse to another and need to factor in transport time.
  • Reconciling Purchase Price Variance in the GL with sub system transactions is very difficult. Critical for Standard Cost Accounting PPV analysis.
  • If the sub system transactions showed the transaction line standard cost and PPV value, then it would be much simpler to reconcile with the GL transaction data.
  • While the work order module works, it is not very user friendly. Just getting a work order to the point that you can work on it is a multi step process requiring running posting reports.
  • The work order partial completion costing logic is inadequate, requiring 100% of the WIP dollars be issued to the work order before doing a partial completion.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Sage 1007.6
Based on 5 answers
I would put this out to bid, if I were at the same organization. There have been a lot of improvements and changes in enterprise software and my preference would be to find a good web-based or cloud-based tool. Lower overall cost of ownership and improved efficiency would be my target criteria for a rebid of this.
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Usability

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Sage 1008.2
Based on 4 answers
It is easy, flexible, user friendly and feature laden. Out of the box or easily customized to meet our "wish" list . Sage offers a variety of modules and bolt-ons, user defined fields etc., allowing us to conduct business "our way" without forcing us into a one-size- fits- none mold or having to purchase expensive and cumbersome programming modifications
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Support

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Sage 1007.7
Based on 2 answers
Sage Support is very good. I usually get a person on the phone in a short time frame and usually get my issues fixed in one called.
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Implementation

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Sage 1006.0
Based on 1 answer
We had an advantage in implementing the tool in that our director of Ops had been part of the team implementing the ERP for other users so we knew what to expect and were able to avoid a lot of the challenges people sometimes face with implementations. However, the process still took far longer than desired.
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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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The last 20 years I worked as a Sage consultant implementing Sage 100 for customers. Other systems I dealt with were: Quickbooks, MS Great Plains, Expandable, Accpac (now sage). Downgrades from Oracle and SAP
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

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Our organization is not a CPA firm. We provide outsourced accounting services and work with clients' selected accounting systems. We do not handle configuration of their 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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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Better customer service through the RMA module
  • Improved planning and allocation through data mining
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Pricing Details

Abas ERP

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Abas ERP Editions & Modules
Abas ERP
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Sage 100

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Sage 100 Editions & Modules
Sage 100
On-premise Edition
Sage 100 ERP Standard
1
Sage 100 ERP Advanced
1
Sage 100 ERP Premium
1
1. Per Seat per Month
SaaS Edition
Sage 100 ERP Online
1
1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details