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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Abas ERP ranks higher in 10 feature sets: Customization, Security, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management, Subledger and Financial Process, Project Financial Management, Project Execution Management, Procurement, Supply Chain
  • Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 1 feature set: Reporting & Analytics

Customization

9.0

Abas ERP

90%
4.5

Sage 500

45%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.0
90%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Security

8.5

Abas ERP

85%
5.0

Sage 500

50%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Abas ERP

80%
8.3

Sage 500

83%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.0

Abas ERP

80%
6.6

Sage 500

66%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Accounts receivable

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Global Financial Support

9.0
90%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Localizations

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Enterprise Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Centralized Rules Framework

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

8.1

Abas ERP

81%
6.5

Sage 500

65%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
3.0
30%
2 Ratings

Location management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Order Management

8.3

Abas ERP

83%
8.2

Sage 500

82%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 3/6 features

Pricing

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Order entry

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Cost of goods sold

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Order Orchestration

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Subledger and Financial Process

7.3

Abas ERP

73%
5.4

Sage 500

54%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 9/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Shared Services Payments

7.0
70%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Billings Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

7.0
70%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cash Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Travel & Expense Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

7.0
70%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Period Close

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

7.0
70%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

7.0
70%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

7.4

Abas ERP

74%
6.9

Sage 500

69%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 7/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Project Costing

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Embedded Business Intelligence

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Execution Management

7.8

Abas ERP

78%
4.5

Sage 500

45%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 10/12 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Resource Manager Dashboard

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Real-Time Project Reporting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Task Insight for Project Managers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Team Member Task Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Team Member Mobile Functionality

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Search

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Absence Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Procurement

6.4

Abas ERP

64%
6.0

Sage 500

60%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 12/19 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Sourcing Analysis

5.0
50%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Bids Analyzed and Compared

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Authoring

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Electronic Signatures

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Supplier Assessment

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

6.0
60%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Supplier Portal

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Contract Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Contract History

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Renewal Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Manufacturing

7.0

Abas ERP

70%

Sage 500

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Abas ERP ranks higher in 5/5 features

Production Process Design

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

5.8

Abas ERP

58%
1.3

Sage 500

13%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 2/3 features

Inventory Planning

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Performance Monitoring

5.0
50%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

Abas ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

Sage 500

74%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Grants Management

Abas ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

Sage 500

75%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Risk Management

Abas ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
4.3

Sage 500

43%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 8/8 features

Risk Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Control Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Control Mapping

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Control Efficiency Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Automated Control Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Assessment Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Automatic Notification

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Remediation and Certification

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

Abas ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.3

Sage 500

53%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 6/6 features

Ideation Management

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Requirements Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Proposal Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Innovation Portfolio Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Product Master Data Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Portfolio Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Abas ERP is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Abas ERP

90%
2 Ratings
2.0

Sage 500

20%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3

Sage 500

63%
2 Ratings

Online Training

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Sage 500

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Sage 500

80%
2 Ratings

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.
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Sage

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.
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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"
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Sage

  • 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.
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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.
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Sage

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Abas ERP

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Abas ERP editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Sage 500

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sage 500 editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      Sage

      It's too pricey for our size of company.
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      Online Training

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      Sage

      The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.
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      Implementation Rating

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      Sage

      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.
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      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.
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      Sage

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      Abas ERP

      • Abas ERP has had positive impact on our overall business objectives.
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      Sage

      • 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.
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