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Score 5.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountMate

AccountMate is a great product for wholesale and distributors. It manages the inventory cycles comprehensively, from purchasing to stocking, to sales and delivery. There are a great many tools available to manage inventory, properties, and financials. The availability to have third-party add-ons offers even greater opportunities to meet the needs of the end-user.The system is not really suited for certain types of service industries: legal, medical, and those businesses that invoice on time.
Les Kule | 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

Payroll Management

AccountMate
8.8
Sage 500
7.4
Pay calculation
AccountMate
10.0
Sage 500
9.0
Direct deposit files
AccountMate
9.0
Sage 500
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
AccountMate
8.0
Sage 500
8.0
Reimbursement management
AccountMate
8.0
Sage 500
5.0
Benefit plan administration
AccountMate
Sage 500
6.0

Security

AccountMate
9.0
Sage 500
5.0
Single sign-on capability
AccountMate
9.0
Sage 500
2.0
Role-based user permissions
AccountMate
Sage 500
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

AccountMate
7.0
Sage 500
8.3
Dashboards
AccountMate
6.0
Sage 500
8.0
Standard reports
AccountMate
9.0
Sage 500
7.0
Custom reports
AccountMate
6.0
Sage 500
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

AccountMate
7.6
Sage 500
6.6
Accounts payable
AccountMate
8.0
Sage 500
7.0
Accounts receivable
AccountMate
9.0
Sage 500
7.0
Cash management
AccountMate
7.0
Sage 500
Bank reconciliation
AccountMate
8.0
Sage 500
Expense management
AccountMate
9.0
Sage 500
Time tracking
AccountMate
7.0
Sage 500
Multi-currency support
AccountMate
7.0
Sage 500
Multi-division support
AccountMate
9.0
Sage 500
Regulations compliance
AccountMate
7.0
Sage 500
Electronic tax filing
AccountMate
8.0
Sage 500
Global Financial Support
AccountMate
8.0
Sage 500
2.0
Intercompany Accounting
AccountMate
5.0
Sage 500
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
AccountMate
8.0
Sage 500
6.0
Enterprise Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
Sage 500
5.0
Configurable Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
Sage 500
8.0
Standardized Processes
AccountMate
7.0
Sage 500
6.0

Inventory Management

AccountMate
8.0
Sage 500
6.5
Inventory tracking
AccountMate
9.0
Sage 500
9.0
Automatic reordering
AccountMate
8.0
Sage 500
3.0
Manufacturing module
AccountMate
7.0
Sage 500
6.0
Location management
AccountMate
Sage 500
8.0

Order Management

AccountMate
8.6
Sage 500
8.2
Pricing
AccountMate
8.0
Sage 500
8.2
Order entry
AccountMate
9.0
Sage 500
8.2
Credit card processing
AccountMate
9.0
Sage 500
8.2
Cost of goods sold
AccountMate
9.0
Sage 500
8.2
End-to-end order visibility
AccountMate
8.0
Sage 500

Customization

AccountMate
9.0
Sage 500
4.5
Plug-ins
AccountMate
9.0
Sage 500
2.0
API for custom integration
AccountMate
Sage 500
7.0

Subledger and Financial Process

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

Project Financial Management

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

Project Execution Management

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

Grants Management

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

Procurement

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

Risk Management

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

Supply Chain

AccountMate
Sage 500
1.3
Forecasting
AccountMate
Sage 500
1.0
Inventory Planning
AccountMate
Sage 500
2.0
Performance Monitoring
AccountMate
Sage 500
1.0

Product Lifecycle Management

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

Pros

AccountMate

  • Ease of use
  • Ability to easily adapt the solution to fit the needs of the end user
  • Integration of data across different platforms
Les Kule | 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

AccountMate

  • Custom reports: The current system uses Crystal Reports, which is a bit cumbersome.
  • True cloud-based solution is missing
Les Kule | 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

AccountMate

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

Online Training

AccountMate

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

AccountMate

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

AccountMate

We use AccountMate for a number of reasons, particularly its ease of use and the ability to customize any part of the system (with source code residing on the end-user system--a HUGE advantage).
Les Kule | 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

AccountMate

  • Allows us to quickly gain insight into the current and past performance of the company
Les Kule | 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

Pricing Details

AccountMate

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

AccountMate
10.0
Sage 500
2.0

Likelihood to Renew

AccountMate
Sage 500
6.3

Online Training

AccountMate
Sage 500
6.0

Implementation Rating

AccountMate
Sage 500
8.0

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