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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 12 feature sets: Customization, Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management, Subledger and Financial Process, Project Financial Management, Project Execution Management, Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Customization

9.0

Abas ERP

90%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Security

8.5

Abas ERP

85%
9.3

SAP Business ByDesign

93%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Abas ERP

80%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.8
88%
5 Ratings

Standard reports

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Custom reports

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.0

Abas ERP

80%
8.7

SAP Business ByDesign

87%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 9/11 features

Accounts payable

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Accounts receivable

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Global Financial Support

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Localizations

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

8.1

Abas ERP

81%
9.1

SAP Business ByDesign

91%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Automatic reordering

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Location management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Manufacturing module

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Order Management

8.3

Abas ERP

83%
8.5

SAP Business ByDesign

85%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Order entry

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Order Orchestration

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

7.3

Abas ERP

73%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Billings Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Cash Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

7.0
70%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Period Close

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Transactions Tax

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financial Management

7.4

Abas ERP

74%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Costing

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Cost Capture

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Execution Management

7.8

Abas ERP

78%
8.3

SAP Business ByDesign

83%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 7/7 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Task Insight for Project Managers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Procurement

6.4

Abas ERP

64%
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 7/12 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Sourcing Analysis

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Bids Analyzed and Compared

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Authoring

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Electronic Signatures

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Assessment

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Supplier Portal

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Manufacturing

7.0

Abas ERP

70%
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 8/9 features

Production Process Design

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Production Management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

3.0
30%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Work Execution

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Configuration Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Work Definition

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Advanced Fulfillment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Supply Chain

5.8

Abas ERP

58%
8.6

SAP Business ByDesign

86%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory Planning

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Payroll Management

Abas ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

SAP Business ByDesign

84%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Grants Management

Abas ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

SAP Business ByDesign

100%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/3 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Logistics

Abas ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

Inventory Visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP Business ByDesign is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Abas ERP

90%
2 Ratings
9.6

SAP Business ByDesign

96%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Abas ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

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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SAP

Do you plan on going public at some point? If so, this may not be the best solution for you
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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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SAP

  • I like the ease of use and the implementation methodology.
  • With SAP Business ByDesign you can integrate other systems with Web Services, and data technology to get information easy and fast.
  • SAP Business ByDesign includes an Analytics Module to create new reports in regards to your needs.
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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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SAP

  • Time off request could be better. Right now, there is no option for sick time
  • It crashes often
  • Customization could be better
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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

    SAP Business ByDesign

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SAP Business ByDesign editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      SAP Business ByDesign is available for a monthly software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription, based on a base package, user types, and number of users.

      Likelihood to Renew

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      SAP

      SAP BYD work centers are consistent and easy to navigate once you understand one work center. The document flow tab that is in each window allows one to see all related transactions. Document flow is important because one is able to see the flow of transactions and can therefore reverse transactions by following the document flow in reverse. It is possible to group items in each overview screen to see what items are open. The system is working as hoped.
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      Usability

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      SAP

      Because SAP Business ByDesign allows us to improve our work, reduce the operational steps, implement audit controls, allows us found standard reports or it allows us to create new ones if you need more than the exists are enough for your work or your needs. Overall, SAP Business ByDesign allows us to standardize our operations, enhance our work, improve our skills, work over a web environment or mobile interface.
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      Support Rating

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      SAP

      The Business ByDesign support is stablished since you contract the service with SAP. SAP resolves according to the service level agreement. Currently, we continue with the service and we are using the support channels available. We are receiving the support. The SAP support gets an incident and after that, they contact us to resolve the incident, if necessary, they set the meeting to understand it or we explain the incident
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      Implementation Rating

      Abas ERP

      No answers on this topic

      SAP

      I recommend implementing all workshops during the ERP selection that you need to know very well about the ERP software. It allows us to gather information to accurate the plan of the project implementation. Additionally, we must reach the high-level commitment to achieve the main goals, to define the RACI matrix and communicate to all project stakeholders.
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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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      SAP

      ByDesign stacks up well against the competition. Companies that do multiple things are usually the best fit (manufacturing, distribution, and service). The more 'modules' used, the fewer competitors will be able to meet the company's needs. It is not inexpensive, but if the needs of the company have the complexity from either a global perspective and need localizations and foreign currency, or a volume perspective and need resources greater than what can be easily housed on-premise, ByDesign should be a top consideration.
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      Return on Investment

      Abas ERP

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

      • Positive - Access to the real-time reporting allowing for faster decision making especially when fixed price projects are heading into an over budget position.
      • Positive - Complex KPI can now be tracked and as a consequence intensive plans can be made to capitalise on this level of reporting. Staff also have clear visibility over their own performance.
      • Negative - We are a bit on the small side at 30 employees for a ByD solution so it was relatively expensive for us. It would be a much better value preposition above 50 employees.
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