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Score 5.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Power

Retail, professional services, non-manufacturing, or non-inventory-based clients are a great fit.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Accounting Power
9.5
Sage 500
5.0
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Power
10.0
Sage 500
2.0
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 500
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Power
8.0
Sage 500
8.3
Dashboards
Accounting Power
7.0
Sage 500
8.0
Custom reports
Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 500
10.0
Standard reports
Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Power
8.5
Sage 500
6.6
Accounts payable
Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 500
7.0
Accounts receivable
Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 500
7.0
Cash management
Accounting Power
8.0
Sage 500
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Power
10.0
Sage 500
Expense management
Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 500
Multi-division support
Accounting Power
6.0
Sage 500
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Power
8.0
Sage 500
6.0
Standardized Processes
Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 500
6.0
Global Financial Support
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting Power
Sage 500
5.0
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting Power
Sage 500
5.0
Configurable Accounting
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0

Payroll Management

Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.4
Pay calculation
Accounting Power
Sage 500
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Power
Sage 500
6.0
Direct deposit files
Accounting Power
Sage 500
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Reimbursement management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
5.0

Customization

Accounting Power
Sage 500
4.5
API for custom integration
Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.0
Plug-ins
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0

Inventory Management

Accounting Power
Sage 500
6.5
Inventory tracking
Accounting Power
Sage 500
9.0
Automatic reordering
Accounting Power
Sage 500
3.0
Location management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Manufacturing module
Accounting Power
Sage 500
6.0

Order Management

Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.2
Pricing
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.2
Order entry
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.2
Credit card processing
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.2

Subledger and Financial Process

Accounting Power
Sage 500
5.4
Automated Invoice Processing
Accounting Power
Sage 500
6.0
Shared Services Payments
Accounting Power
Sage 500
4.0
Billings Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Accounting Power
Sage 500
4.0
Revenue Recognition
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Cash Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
6.0
Asset Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.0
Travel & Expense Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0
Period Close
Accounting Power
Sage 500
5.0
Transactions Tax
Accounting Power
Sage 500
3.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.0

Project Financial Management

Accounting Power
Sage 500
6.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Accounting Power
Sage 500
1.0
Project Costing
Accounting Power
Sage 500
3.0
Cost Capture
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Capital Project Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
9.0
Customer Invoicing
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Accounting Power
Sage 500
9.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Accounting Power
Sage 500
9.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.0

Project Execution Management

Accounting Power
Sage 500
4.5
Project Manager Dashboard
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Accounting Power
Sage 500
5.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
Accounting Power
Sage 500
5.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Accounting Power
Sage 500
4.0
Project Candidate Search
Accounting Power
Sage 500
4.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0
Absence Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
4.0
Product Lifecycle Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0

Grants Management

Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.5
Award Lifecycle Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
6.0
Spending Control
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Indirect Cost Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Billing
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0

Procurement

Accounting Power
Sage 500
6.0
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0
Sourcing Analysis
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0
Contract Authoring
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Compliance Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
4.0
Contract History
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Renewal Automation
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Repository
Accounting Power
Sage 500
10.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Accounting Power
Sage 500
9.0
Electronic Signatures
Accounting Power
Sage 500
9.0
Invoice Automated Matching
Accounting Power
Sage 500
9.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
6.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
5.0
Supplier Assessment
Accounting Power
Sage 500
3.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Accounting Power
Sage 500
5.0
Supplier Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
4.0

Risk Management

Accounting Power
Sage 500
4.3
Risk Repository
Accounting Power
Sage 500
3.0
Control Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.0
Control Mapping
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
Accounting Power
Sage 500
4.0
Automated Control Assessments
Accounting Power
Sage 500
6.0
Assessment Capture
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0
Automatic Notification
Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.0
Remediation and Certification
Accounting Power
Sage 500
3.0

Supply Chain

Accounting Power
Sage 500
1.3
Forecasting
Accounting Power
Sage 500
1.0
Inventory Planning
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0
Performance Monitoring
Accounting Power
Sage 500
1.0

Product Lifecycle Management

Accounting Power
Sage 500
5.3
Ideation Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
2.0
Requirements Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.0
Proposal Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
7.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
4.0
Product Master Data Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
4.0
Project Portfolio Management
Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0

Pros

Accounting Power

  • Simple layout
  • Logical menu and format
  • Flexibility in designing reports
  • Department/location accounting
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

  • 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.
J. Mickey Merguerian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Accounting Power

  • CPA firm's client interface for delivery of bills to pay
  • Better ACH payment options for bill payment
  • Additional layer of department/location allocation
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Power

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 500

Sage 500 6.3
Based on 2 answers
It's too pricey for our size of company.
Lisa Kuta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accounting Power

Accounting Power 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It provides everything one needs for accounting services and then some at a price point that makes it very affordable.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Accounting Power

Accounting Power 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Needs some work. Support staff seem to be computer people, not accountants or users of the system. Their answers sometimes seem short and computer-based. Not answered in a way that says, "I have thought through this and here is what I see to do."
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Accounting Power

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 500

Sage 500 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accounting Power

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 500

Sage 500 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Accounting Power

I find Accounting Power to have more flexibility, power, and reporting capability than QuickBooks Online with a simpler interface.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Power

  • Allowed for standardized processes
  • Improved efficiency in disbursement processing
  • Bank feed is easily broken
  • ACH payment options are not well established
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

  • 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.
J. Mickey Merguerian | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Accounting Power

General

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

Sage 500

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Power
9.0
Sage 500
2.0

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Power
Sage 500
6.3

Usability

Accounting Power
10.0
Sage 500

Support Rating

Accounting Power
7.0
Sage 500

Online Training

Accounting Power
Sage 500
6.0

Implementation Rating

Accounting Power
Sage 500
8.0

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