Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acumatica
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Acumatica delivers a set of cloud-based business software applications with dashboards, reporting tools, integrated document management, centralized security, and customization tools.
$1,000
per year
Sage 500
Score 6.2 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
AcumaticaSage 500 ERP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcumaticaSage 500
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is always consumption-based with no five-year lock-ins or termination penalties. The Acumatica ERP pricing structure allows adding casual users, suppliers, and customers without paying for additional licenses. The cost is based on the features and resources utilized, not on the number of users who access the system. An Acumatica partner works with users to understand specific requirements, determine the proper resources and modules for the company, and presents a price for the license.
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Community Pulse
AcumaticaSage 500 ERP
Considered Both Products
Acumatica
Chose Acumatica
Far superior in automation, reporting, inventory management, and production processing.
Chose Acumatica
Better in some ways, others not so much. Easier to learn and use than SAP, but IQMS has better real-time machine monitoring.
Chose Acumatica
Being cloud based it is more cost effective from a hardware and licensing standpoint. You have more vendors that support the product as well for 3rd party add ons.
Chose Acumatica
So much better than Sage500. Sage was not investing in making the product better and was becoming irrelevant and hard to work with. Moving to the Cloud has allowed us to take the load off our IT team and allow staff to be more mobile.
Chose Acumatica
Acumatica licensing is the way to go
Sage 500

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AcumaticaSage 500 ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
57 Ratings
18% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
7.4
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Pay calculation7.850 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.135 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.246 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
162 Ratings
16% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
2 Ratings
47% below category average
API for custom integration8.6150 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins8.3146 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
201 Ratings
5% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
5.0
2 Ratings
48% below category average
Single sign-on capability8.8162 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.4198 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
207 Ratings
19% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Dashboards8.5195 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Standard reports8.1204 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Custom reports8.4199 Ratings10.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
432 Ratings
16% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.6
2 Ratings
14% below category average
Accounts payable8.7421 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.6328 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.1115 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.6165 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.7314 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.6190 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.6205 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
260 Ratings
8% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.5
2 Ratings
19% below category average
Inventory tracking8.4256 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.6109 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Location management8.6139 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
268 Ratings
13% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
8.2
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Pricing8.2235 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order entry8.7240 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Credit card processing8.5163 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.3225 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.0108 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
300 Ratings
19% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
5.4
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Billing Management8.7170 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.6277 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.9123 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.9127 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Period Close8.8181 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.9
4 Ratings
26% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.9
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting9.64 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Project Costing9.93 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Cost Capture9.93 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition9.93 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.2
89 Ratings
18% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
1 Ratings
41% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling8.482 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers8.480 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality8.168 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools8.643 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.2
32 Ratings
9% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
7.5
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Award Lifecycle Management8.632 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.7
170 Ratings
10% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.0
1 Ratings
15% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.448 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring8.731 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated8.1140 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Supplier Management8.173 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
49 Ratings
29% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
4.3
1 Ratings
41% below category average
Risk Repository8.637 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Control Management8.741 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.738 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Issue Detection8.740 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification8.633 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
69 Ratings
24% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization7.250 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management7.947 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.339 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.255 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management7.751 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
75 Ratings
17% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
-
Ratings
Production Process Design7.963 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.170 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management8.364 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution8.556 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.266 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
88 Ratings
13% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
1.3
1 Ratings
139% below category average
Forecasting7.577 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.882 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring7.872 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
50 Ratings
18% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
5.3
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Proposal Management8.741 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.348 Ratings4.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcumaticaSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(478 ratings)
2.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(24 ratings)
6.3
(2 ratings)
Usability
7.5
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.5
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.5
(7 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcumaticaSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
Acumatica
I'm so new to it. I mean it has a lot of capabilities. So I'm used to working with Infor products, so I'm used to large ERP systems and I haven't seen anything that makes me question Acumatica. It seems like I can customize anything and have the system to do what I need. So I mean that's one advantage point why we selected Acumatica is because it can be tailored to our business and to what we need and the way we want to do it
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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
Acumatica
  • Streamlines our processes and simplifies our systems. Previously, we had to manage two software systems to handle an order and get it out the door with proper shipping documentation. Now, we were able to deploy the shipping document creation inline with the sales order process and streamline our process. This allows us to save about $3K a year just on time savings alone (in creating shipping documentation). This was a nice win for us for this project.
  • Financial Reporting is simplified and flexible for our needs. We are estimating a time savings of around $14.5K per year in time spent creating reports through manual manipulation. The reporting capabilities are much more flexible and allow for greater visibility than our previous ERP.
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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
Acumatica
  • Manufacturing suite. You have all the time. So for the Manufacturing edition, you're able to have negative issues that are unlimited and are not balanced into a job that needs to be improved. The mobile app itself for warehouse picking and management sets the default item to one. This is not how most warehouses that I've ever worked at operate. Bomb hierarchy and respectful of child elements. These are nitty gritty elements, but these are kind of down-and-dirty items that need to improve. But overall it's pretty good.
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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
Acumatica
We aren’t going to switch at this point! It’s a great system and we are looking forward to realizing the full potential of the system once we can find a VAR who has a bench that can support us.
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Sage
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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Usability
Acumatica
Most "things" are intuitive which makes the software nice. A few other "things" make no sense and come from a programmers mind, not a users experience.
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Sage
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Performance
Acumatica
there have been some performance issues
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Acumatica
We used Acumatica Support directly for the first year or so. Overall it's pretty good, but sometimes the support staff wasn't educated on the customizations we had, nor was I as the Customer as I couldn't remember which things were customized and which things were out of the box, so when there was an error, there were some misunderstandings.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Acumatica
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
Acumatica
I'd say the partner selection is critically important. I think the software is very easy to implement. It's very customizable to your business. Finding a partner that will work with you to understand your business and your needs is the critical piece to make sure that the system goes along with it.
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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
Acumatica
Well, we decided to go with Acumatica and I believe it was a really good decision. The VAR was a big part of that as well because of their insights and knowledge, but I just felt Acumatica was the right fit for us in size and it had the capabilities we needed, but it also wasn't overkill.
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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
Acumatica
  • Definitely positive because we're able to give data to the end users much quicker. Were they able to make more accurate and timely financial decisions and kind of know where they're at, and how much money do I have left to spend for the month? Things like that. And our CFO is able to utilize the data more quickly.
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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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ScreenShots

Acumatica Screenshots

Screenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Device SupportScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Production Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Production Schedule BoardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP -Warehouse Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Purchasing Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Sales Manager Dashboard