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Abas ERP

5 Ratings

SYSPRO

14 Ratings

Abas ERP

5 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

SYSPRO

14 Ratings
Score 8.5 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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SYSPRO

If your company is an ISO or AS9100 type company that needs to maintain traceability of your products throughout the manufacturing process this is a good fit. Additionally, it performs well with inventory tracking and warehouse management. If you as just a basic job shop that just needs basic functions such as inventory, scheduling, work orders, etc...I would recommend using a product more manageable and less expensive such as ShopTech E2 Systems.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
SYSPRO
9.6
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
SYSPRO
9.6
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
SYSPRO
9.5

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
SYSPRO
9.9
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
SYSPRO
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
SYSPRO
9.9

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
SYSPRO
8.4
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
SYSPRO
8.6
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
SYSPRO
7.7
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
SYSPRO
8.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
SYSPRO
8.9
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
SYSPRO
8.8
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
SYSPRO
9.0
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
SYSPRO
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
SYSPRO
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
SYSPRO
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
SYSPRO
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
SYSPRO
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
SYSPRO
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
SYSPRO
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
SYSPRO
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
SYSPRO

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
SYSPRO
8.8
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
SYSPRO
9.2
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
SYSPRO
8.0
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
SYSPRO
8.7
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
SYSPRO
9.2

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
SYSPRO
8.6
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
SYSPRO
9.0
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
SYSPRO
8.0
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
SYSPRO
8.3
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
SYSPRO
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
SYSPRO
Credit card processing
Abas ERP
SYSPRO
9.0

Subledger and Financial Process

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

Project Financial Management

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

Project Execution Management

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

Procurement

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

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

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

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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  • Syspro is very customizable yet still remains upgradable. This is a VERY important feature that is often overlooked. We can write (or have it written for us) small customizations that get executed at "trigger points" which helps make the software conform to our operations instead of the other way around.
  • User Interface is very intuitive and simple to use. Very well designed and again fully customizable by the individual user or by the Role as an administrator.
  • The Real-time G/L is a huge time-saver as well as giving managers and executives up to the minute views of critical data in real-time.
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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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  • The ability to create custom dashboards and retrieve information from SYSPRO in ways that are easier to visualize the data. Executive level reporting.
  • Integration into Active Directory to allow use of single sign on.
  • Security groups and roles are difficult to navigate and vague when trying to determine what user should have as far as rights in the system go. There should be pre-canned groups that include full functionality for a specific function, for example; Purchasing vs Purchasing Manager or Estimator vs Estimation Manager.
  • Performing upgrades can be a bit nerve racking. Syspro does a great job at implementing improvements/fixes/customer suggestions, however, you must carefully research the updates as to not "break" anything.
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Usability

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SYSPRO8.0
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I've heard many reports from our users stating how difficult Syspro is to use and navigate. From an average standpoint, the Syspro Administrator has to invest a lot of time in setting up the user for success. Once the groundwork is applied, SYSPRO's overall usability becomes fair easier to the average user.
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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 evaluated 8 of the top vendors 16 years ago before we selected Syspro and frankly, none of them came close to meeting all of our needs at a reasonable price point. We still look back at that process and think it was one of the best decisions we have ever made.
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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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  • Significant returns regarding our ability to quickly process orders - both direct entry, EDI and web orders.
  • Significant returns through giving us the ability to serve configurable products to our customers - We used the product configurator to accomplish this.
  • Simplifies the shipping process and makes it easy for us to process shipments.
  • Significant returns in terms of automation and cutting down on expense.
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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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SYSPRO

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