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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • AccountMate ranks higher in 6 feature sets: Payroll Management, Security, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management, Customization
  • Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 1 feature set: Reporting & Analytics

Payroll Management

8.8

AccountMate

88%
7.4

Sage 500

74%
AccountMate ranks higher in 4/5 features

Pay calculation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Security

9.0

AccountMate

90%
5.0

Sage 500

50%
AccountMate ranks higher in 1/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

7.0

AccountMate

70%
8.3

Sage 500

83%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

6.0
60%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

7.6

AccountMate

76%
6.6

Sage 500

66%
AccountMate ranks higher in 15/16 features

Accounts payable

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Cash management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Expense management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Time tracking

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-currency support

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-division support

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Regulations compliance

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Global Financial Support

8.0
80%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Intercompany Accounting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Enterprise Accounting

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

8.0

AccountMate

80%
6.5

Sage 500

65%
AccountMate ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

8.0
80%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Order Management

8.6

AccountMate

86%
8.2

Sage 500

82%
AccountMate ranks higher in 4/5 features

Pricing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Order entry

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Credit card processing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Cost of goods sold

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

End-to-end order visibility

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customization

9.0

AccountMate

90%
4.5

Sage 500

45%
AccountMate ranks higher in 1/2 features

Plug-ins

9.0
90%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

AccountMate

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.4

Sage 500

54%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

AccountMate

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

Sage 500

69%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 10/10 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Execution Management

AccountMate

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
4.5

Sage 500

45%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 11/11 features

Project Manager Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Resource Manager Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Task Insight for Project Managers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Team Member Task Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Team Member Mobile Functionality

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Search

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Real-Time Project Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Absence Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Grants Management

AccountMate

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

Sage 500

75%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Procurement

AccountMate

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

Sage 500

60%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 17/17 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Contract Authoring

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Contract History

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Renewal Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Electronic Signatures

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Supplier Assessment

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Risk Management

AccountMate

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
4.3

Sage 500

43%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 8/8 features

Risk Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Control Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Control Mapping

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Control Efficiency Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Automated Control Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Assessment Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Automatic Notification

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Remediation and Certification

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Supply Chain

AccountMate

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.3

Sage 500

13%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Inventory Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Performance Monitoring

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

AccountMate

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.3

Sage 500

53%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 6/6 features

Ideation Management

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Requirements Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Proposal Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Innovation Portfolio Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Product Master Data Management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Portfolio Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • AccountMate is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

AccountMate

100%
1 Rating
2.0

Sage 500

20%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

AccountMate

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3

Sage 500

63%
2 Ratings

Online Training

AccountMate

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Sage 500

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

AccountMate

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Sage 500

80%
2 Ratings

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.
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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

AccountMate

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

AccountMate

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

AccountMate

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

AccountMate editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Sage 500

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sage 500 editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      AccountMate

      No answers on this topic

      Sage

      It's too pricey for our size of company.
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      Online Training

      AccountMate

      No answers on this topic

      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

      AccountMate

      No answers on this topic

      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

      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).
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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

      AccountMate

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