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Abas ERP

5 Ratings

Sparkrock

13 Ratings

Abas ERP

5 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Sparkrock

13 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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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.
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Sparkrock

Altus Dynamics CRM is a fabulous tool that meets our needs. Where we identify gaps, we can quickly and easily configure the system to meet those needs. Altus Dynamics as a partner were excellent at helping us get the system set up initially to meet our needs, though the lack of function specific training meant that we had to ensure resources on our end to learn through some trial and error at times. That said, Dynamics CRM resources are bountiful on the internet through community forums and groups and questions can often be solved within minutes of searching for the item.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Sparkrock
3.6
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Sparkrock
2.7
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Sparkrock
4.5

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Sparkrock
7.2
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Sparkrock
7.1
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Sparkrock
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Sparkrock
7.1
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Sparkrock
7.1
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Sparkrock
6.6
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Sparkrock
7.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Sparkrock
7.8
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Sparkrock
8.9
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Sparkrock
7.8
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Sparkrock
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Sparkrock
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Sparkrock
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Sparkrock
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Sparkrock
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Sparkrock
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Sparkrock
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Sparkrock
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Sparkrock

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Sparkrock
7.3
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Sparkrock
7.3
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Sparkrock
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Sparkrock
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Sparkrock

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Sparkrock
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Sparkrock
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Sparkrock
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Sparkrock
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Sparkrock
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Sparkrock

Subledger and Financial Process

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

Project Financial Management

Abas ERP
7.4
Sparkrock
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abas ERP
6.5
Sparkrock
Project Costing
Abas ERP
7.0
Sparkrock
Cost Capture
Abas ERP
7.0
Sparkrock
Customer Invoicing
Abas ERP
8.0
Sparkrock
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abas ERP
7.0
Sparkrock
Project Financials Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Sparkrock
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abas ERP
7.5
Sparkrock
Embedded Business Intelligence
Abas ERP
8.0
Sparkrock
Project Planning Collaboration
Abas ERP
9.0
Sparkrock

Project Execution Management

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

Procurement

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

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Sparkrock
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Sparkrock
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Sparkrock

Payroll Management

Abas ERP
Sparkrock
7.7
Pay calculation
Abas ERP
Sparkrock
7.4
Benefit plan administration
Abas ERP
Sparkrock
7.3
Direct deposit files
Abas ERP
Sparkrock
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Abas ERP
Sparkrock
7.4
Reimbursement management
Abas ERP
Sparkrock
7.4

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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  • Data collection - the system is robust and we can tailor it to collect the information we need.
  • Easily configurable - the system is easy to configure to meet our specific business needs.
  • Reporting and data extraction - the system allows for easy access to information that helps inform business decisions.
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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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  • Learning curve can be a challenge for some, but by having dedicated support channels to help users find the answers to questions they need, users can adapt to the processes quickly.
  • While reporting is a positive, the sheer robustness of the system can be overwhelming for some. Understanding how to extract the exact data they want can be challenging at times.
  • The system is huge. There is so much to learn that getting users to focus on the basics first can be a challenge. That said, we'd rather have a system that includes many areas of functionality that we can grow into than feel limited by lack of system potential.
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Likelihood to Renew

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We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
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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 came from a product that was specific to our industry. It was old, tired and did not do many of the things the Altus Dynamics solution does. The only other product that we seriously considered was Microsoft Dynamics GP, however our finance team felt that product was too light for our needs and growth
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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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  • As a technician it's hard for me to say what effect the ROI has had on our organization, however our finance team seems satisfied on it. We look forward to deploying the staff dashboards for better financial tracking throughout our whole organization.
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Pricing Details

Abas ERP

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$50,000*
1.  per installation
Additional Pricing Details