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Likelihood to Recommend

Cetec ERP

For our business, Cetec ERP works very well because of all the capabilities it has with traceability, restrictions, and access, and having the data live for any user to see at the same time. The way the system is set up for order processing is more strict which is better for us since it helps with accuracy and traceability. For the production side, since our company is not a manufacturing site, it can be a little overwhelming since there are a lot of fields/data that we do not use, simply because it does not apply to us. Other than that module being a little too advanced for our company, all of the features included "out of the box" are well worth the affordable price that they have for this ERP system.
Alan Galvan | 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

Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
5.0
Single sign-on capability
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
2.0
Role-based user permissions
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Cetec ERP
8.6
Sage 500
8.3
Dashboards
Cetec ERP
8.6
Sage 500
8.0
Standard reports
Cetec ERP
8.6
Sage 500
7.0
Custom reports
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Cetec ERP
8.8
Sage 500
6.6
Accounts payable
Cetec ERP
8.7
Sage 500
7.0
Accounts receivable
Cetec ERP
8.7
Sage 500
7.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Cetec ERP
8.7
Sage 500
6.0
Standardized Processes
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
6.0
Global Financial Support
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
2.0
Intercompany Accounting
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
5.0
Enterprise Accounting
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
5.0
Configurable Accounting
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
8.0

Inventory Management

Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
6.5
Inventory tracking
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
9.0
Location management
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
8.0
Manufacturing module
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
6.0
Automatic reordering
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
3.0

Order Management

Cetec ERP
8.9
Sage 500
8.2
Pricing
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
8.2
Order entry
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
8.2
Credit card processing
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Cetec ERP
7.8
Sage 500
8.2
Order Orchestration
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
End-to-end order visibility
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500

Subledger and Financial Process

Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
5.4
Shared Services Payments
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
4.0
Billings Management
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
8.0
Transactions Tax
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
3.0
Automated Invoice Processing
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
6.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
4.0
Revenue Recognition
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
8.0
Cash Management
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
6.0
Asset Management
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
7.0
Travel & Expense Management
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
8.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
2.0
Period Close
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
5.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
2.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
7.0

Project Financial Management

Cetec ERP
8.6
Sage 500
6.9
Customer Invoicing
Cetec ERP
8.2
Sage 500
8.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
7.0
Budgeting and Forecasting
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
1.0
Project Costing
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
3.0
Cost Capture
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
8.0
Capital Project Management
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
9.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
9.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
9.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
7.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
8.0

Manufacturing

Cetec ERP
8.9
Sage 500
Supply Chain Business Flows
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
Production Management
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
Configuration Management
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
Work Definition
Cetec ERP
8.2
Sage 500
Work Execution
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
Advanced Fulfillment
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500

Supply Chain

Cetec ERP
8.9
Sage 500
1.3
Forecasting
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
1.0
Inventory Planning
Cetec ERP
8.2
Sage 500
2.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
Performance Monitoring
Cetec ERP
9.1
Sage 500
1.0

Payroll Management

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

Customization

Cetec ERP
Sage 500
4.5
API for custom integration
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
7.0
Plug-ins
Cetec ERP
Sage 500
2.0

Project Execution Management

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

Grants Management

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

Procurement

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

Risk Management

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

Product Lifecycle Management

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

Pros

Cetec ERP

  • Training and Implementation.
  • Support is great.
Anonymous | 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

Cetec ERP

  • Role Descriptions: There are default roles that Cetec ERP has already created for you. However, these roles are not detailed as to what access each role has and it makes it difficult to assign these default roles.
  • Reporting: While Cetec ERP's default reports are detailed, there is only minimal customization of reports allowed out of the box. They do have an add-on available for purchase where you can freely customize reports, but our company isn't at that point to purchase this add-on as we only need a small bit of customization beyond what comes out of the box.
Alan Galvan | 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

Cetec ERP

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

Cetec ERP

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

Cetec ERP

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

Cetec ERP

We had been a customer of Cetec on their Legacy system for 20+ years and were always satisfied with their product and support.
Anonymous | 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

Cetec ERP

  • Accuracy: Now that we can restrict access to approved users, our accuracy of inventory has improved.
  • Financial Cleanup: Importing financials that were not yet balanced from previous system caused a ripple and we now have to clean up in this new system.
Alan Galvan | 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

Cetec ERP

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

Cetec ERP
8.7
Sage 500
2.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cetec ERP
Sage 500
6.3

Online Training

Cetec ERP
Sage 500
6.0

Implementation Rating

Cetec ERP
Sage 500
8.0

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