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Abas ERP

5 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

Unit4 Business World

3 Ratings
Score 6.5 out of 101

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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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Unit4 Business World

My main suggestion - as with any software implementation - is that the business itself MUST have business processes CLEARLY defined to use this software effectively. It needs to be installed trying to hit the main functionality of the process and not focus on exceptions to the rule. Remember that the exceptions will always happen and just make sure you have a manual way around it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Unit4 Business World
6.0
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Unit4 Business World
6.0
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Unit4 Business World

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Unit4 Business World
9.0
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Unit4 Business World
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
6.8
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
7.0
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Unit4 Business World
6.5
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Unit4 Business World
7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
7.3
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
8.5
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
8.0
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Unit4 Business World
7.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Unit4 Business World
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
7.5
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Unit4 Business World
6.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Unit4 Business World
6.0
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
7.0
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
9.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
6.5

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Unit4 Business World
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Unit4 Business World
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Unit4 Business World
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Unit4 Business World

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Unit4 Business World
7.0
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Unit4 Business World
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Unit4 Business World
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Unit4 Business World
Credit card processing
Abas ERP
Unit4 Business World
7.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Abas ERP
7.3
Unit4 Business World
7.5
Automated Invoice Processing
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Shared Services Payments
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Billings Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Customer Receipt Applications
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Cash Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Travel & Expense Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
7.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Period Close
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Transactions Tax
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Subledger Reconciliations
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Asset Management
Abas ERP
Unit4 Business World
8.0

Project Financial Management

Abas ERP
7.4
Unit4 Business World
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abas ERP
6.5
Unit4 Business World
Project Costing
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Cost Capture
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Customer Invoicing
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Project Financials Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abas ERP
7.5
Unit4 Business World
Embedded Business Intelligence
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Project Planning Collaboration
Abas ERP
9.0
Unit4 Business World

Project Execution Management

Abas ERP
7.8
Unit4 Business World
Project Planning and Scheduling
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Project Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Resource Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Real-Time Project Reporting
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World

Procurement

Abas ERP
6.4
Unit4 Business World
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Abas ERP
5.0
Unit4 Business World
Sourcing Analysis
Abas ERP
5.0
Unit4 Business World
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Contract Authoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Unit4 Business World
Electronic Signatures
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Supplier Assessment
Abas ERP
7.5
Unit4 Business World
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Abas ERP
6.0
Unit4 Business World
Supplier Management
Abas ERP
6.0
Unit4 Business World
Supplier Portal
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World

Manufacturing

Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World
Production Process Design
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Production Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Unit4 Business World
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Abas ERP
3.0
Unit4 Business World
Work Execution
Abas ERP
9.0
Unit4 Business World
Manufacturing Costs
Abas ERP
7.0
Unit4 Business World

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Unit4 Business World
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Unit4 Business World
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Unit4 Business World

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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  • Since the software is built with your needs in mind, it can be tailored to your specific needs.
  • System security is also created with your specific needs in mind and can be extremely detailed for various roles within the organization.
  • The various modules integrate well, if thought through system processes when building.
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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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  • Consistent consultants has been an issue - trying to get someone that can help alleviate a problem when creating a new workflow was most challenging.
  • The "smart client" and "web client" versions have items that cannot be done in both (not due to security setup) and causes users to work in both clients to perform their work.
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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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I have used Fund EZ and QuickBooks. Unit4 is for larger organizations and was needed for our scaling.
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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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  • Our business processes were in flux when the initial build of our system was taking place - this made lives very difficult. Make sure processes are set!
  • Time - beyond what could have been imagined - this is a huge project, that needs proper resources assigned to it within a company when planning to install.
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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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Unit4 Business World

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