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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
Josh Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

Sage 500 ERP is great for companies with core accounting needs, distributors, and discrete manufacturers. Some areas, such as process manufacturing, would require a companion product from an ISV for the software to be truly functional. Some areas, such as construction or retail apparel, may simply not be well-served.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 500
4.5
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 500
7.0
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 500
2.0

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 500
5.0
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 500
2.0
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
8.3
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
8.0
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Sage 500
7.0
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 500
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
6.6
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
7.0
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
7.0
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 500
2.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 500
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
5.0
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 500
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 500
6.0
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
5.0
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
8.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
6.0

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Sage 500
6.5
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Sage 500
9.0
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 500
3.0
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
8.0
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 500
6.0

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Sage 500
8.2
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
8.2
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 500
8.2
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 500
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Sage 500
Credit card processing
Abas ERP
Sage 500
8.2

Subledger and Financial Process

Abas ERP
7.3
Sage 500
5.4
Automated Invoice Processing
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
6.0
Shared Services Payments
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
4.0
Billings Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
8.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
4.0
Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
8.0
Cash Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
6.0
Travel & Expense Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
8.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
2.0
Period Close
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
5.0
Transactions Tax
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
3.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
2.0
Asset Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
7.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Abas ERP
Sage 500
7.0

Project Financial Management

Abas ERP
7.4
Sage 500
6.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abas ERP
6.5
Sage 500
1.0
Project Costing
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
3.0
Cost Capture
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
8.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
7.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
8.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abas ERP
7.5
Sage 500
7.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
Project Planning Collaboration
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 500
Capital Project Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
9.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Abas ERP
Sage 500
9.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
Sage 500
9.0

Project Execution Management

Abas ERP
7.8
Sage 500
4.5
Project Planning and Scheduling
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
Project Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
8.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
7.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
2.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Abas ERP
Sage 500
7.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Abas ERP
Sage 500
5.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
Abas ERP
Sage 500
5.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Abas ERP
Sage 500
4.0
Project Candidate Search
Abas ERP
Sage 500
4.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Abas ERP
Sage 500
2.0
Absence Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
4.0
Product Lifecycle Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
2.0

Procurement

Abas ERP
6.4
Sage 500
6.0
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Abas ERP
5.0
Sage 500
2.0
Sourcing Analysis
Abas ERP
5.0
Sage 500
2.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
Contract Authoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Sage 500
8.0
Electronic Signatures
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
9.0
Supplier Assessment
Abas ERP
7.5
Sage 500
3.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Abas ERP
6.0
Sage 500
5.0
Supplier Management
Abas ERP
6.0
Sage 500
4.0
Supplier Portal
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Abas ERP
Sage 500
2.0
Contract Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
4.0
Contract History
Abas ERP
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Renewal Automation
Abas ERP
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Repository
Abas ERP
Sage 500
10.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Abas ERP
Sage 500
9.0
Invoice Automated Matching
Abas ERP
Sage 500
9.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
6.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Abas ERP
Sage 500
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
5.0

Manufacturing

Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500
Production Process Design
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
Production Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Sage 500
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Abas ERP
3.0
Sage 500
Work Execution
Abas ERP
9.0
Sage 500
Manufacturing Costs
Abas ERP
7.0
Sage 500

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Sage 500
1.3
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Sage 500
2.0
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Sage 500
1.0
Forecasting
Abas ERP
Sage 500
1.0

Payroll Management

Abas ERP
Sage 500
7.4
Pay calculation
Abas ERP
Sage 500
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Abas ERP
Sage 500
6.0
Direct deposit files
Abas ERP
Sage 500
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
8.0
Reimbursement management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
5.0

Grants Management

Abas ERP
Sage 500
7.5
Award Lifecycle Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
6.0
Spending Control
Abas ERP
Sage 500
8.0
Indirect Cost Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
8.0
Billing
Abas ERP
Sage 500
8.0

Risk Management

Abas ERP
Sage 500
4.3
Risk Repository
Abas ERP
Sage 500
3.0
Control Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
7.0
Control Mapping
Abas ERP
Sage 500
2.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
Abas ERP
Sage 500
4.0
Automated Control Assessments
Abas ERP
Sage 500
6.0
Assessment Capture
Abas ERP
Sage 500
2.0
Automatic Notification
Abas ERP
Sage 500
7.0
Remediation and Certification
Abas ERP
Sage 500
3.0

Product Lifecycle Management

Abas ERP
Sage 500
5.3
Ideation Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
2.0
Requirements Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
7.0
Proposal Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
7.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
4.0
Product Master Data Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
4.0
Project Portfolio Management
Abas ERP
Sage 500
8.0

Pros

Abas ERP

  • Ability to drill down information from one screen to another
  • Allows creation of various custom fields screens and reports
  • Availability of "demo" system where one can test new functionality without affecting "Live Abas ERP"
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

  • Sage is the one-stop-shop for all of our needs. We're able to control contracts, subcontracts, and field reports from the program.
  • Another strength is the ability to database all the information and export it to excel. This makes data-based investigations a breeze.
  • The ability for Timberscan to be imported to Sage is a huge help with invoice management. Prior to this it all had to be done manually and slowed the process to an essential halt as there are thousands of invoices per month.
J. Mickey Merguerian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Abas ERP

  • 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.
Josh Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

  • The biggest concern/complaint of Sage 500 users is speed. Some of the screen take a while to load.
  • The user interface needs some refreshing. Screens need to be updated to take advantage of shortcuts and to be more intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Abas ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 500

Sage 500 6.3
Based on 2 answers
It's too pricey for our size of company.
Lisa Kuta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Abas ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 500

Sage 500 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Abas ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 500

Sage 500 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Keep your database and application in different servers.
Install Microsoft Office on your application server so you can use some of the data analysis tools in Sage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Abas ERP

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.
Josh Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

500 seems much smoother at handling some of the basic accounting tasks, for example both issuing and later reconciling checks in Dynamics AX seems a little tedious.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Abas ERP

  • Abas ERP has had positive impact on our overall business objectives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

  • Positive: The program allows for a lot of data entry and splitting of information. It has the capability of replacing multiple programs and therefore saving cost.
  • Negative: The modules are cumbersome and not user friendly at all. As a result not many user are comfortable using it. This means that the program is not being used to its capacity.
  • Negative: Although the program has the capacity to be great, the user interface destroys that potential. Sage needs to seriously work on their program to simplify it. It's as if it still uses Command-line entries from 1995. Needs to be updated ASAP.
J. Mickey Merguerian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Abas ERP

General

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

Sage 500

General

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

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