Access Handisoft vs. Sage 500 ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Access Handisoft
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Access Handisoft is a suite of solutions for accountants and advisors who want to optimise their practice. It is based on technology acquired with Sage Australia (Sage HandiSoft).N/A
Sage 500
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
Sage 500 ERP includes accounting and finance, distribution and supply chain, and manufacturing operations support modules. The latest Sage 500 release includes accounts payable enhancements, credit card processing, and general updates, as well as updates to the solution's modules.N/A
Pricing
Access HandisoftSage 500 ERP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Access HandisoftSage 500
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Access HandisoftSage 500 ERP
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Access HandisoftSage 500 ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
7.4
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
2 Ratings
46% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.0
2 Ratings
48% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.6
2 Ratings
14% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.5
2 Ratings
20% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
8.2
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.4
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.9
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
1 Ratings
40% below category average
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
7.5
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Contract Authoring00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
4.3
1 Ratings
39% below category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
1.3
1 Ratings
140% below category average
Forecasting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.3
1 Ratings
32% below category average
Proposal Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Access HandisoftSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
2.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Access HandisoftSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
The Access Group
The software is great and does what we need for our day-to-day accounting, but when it comes to our in-house IT, we seem to have issues with our internal server complementing our ability to work outside of the office on the software. Data has been lost, work time wasted twice.
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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
The Access Group
  • Productivity
  • Dashboard/reporting
  • Ease of use
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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
The Access Group
  • Inventory building
  • Reboot necessity
  • Internet Lag
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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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Likelihood to Renew
The Access Group
No answers on this topic
Sage
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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Online Training
The Access Group
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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
The Access Group
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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
The Access Group
Because we work with a CPA as our Finance Manager, it is best to have the ability to track our workflow and progress, as well as our own Due Date Tracking in order to remind him. They use QuickBooks to document their business, but using Access allows us to easily manage our number to send to them for general use.
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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
The Access Group
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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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