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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cetec ERP ranks higher in 8 feature sets: Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management, Subledger and Financial Process, Project Financial Management, Supply Chain

Security

9.1

Cetec ERP

91%
5.0

Sage 500

50%
Cetec ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.6

Cetec ERP

86%
8.3

Sage 500

83%
Cetec ERP ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.8

Cetec ERP

88%
6.6

Sage 500

66%
Cetec ERP ranks higher in 4/8 features

Accounts payable

8.7
87%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Accounts receivable

8.7
87%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

8.7
87%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

9.1

Cetec ERP

91%
6.5

Sage 500

65%
Cetec ERP ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Location management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

9.1
91%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
2 Ratings

Order Management

8.9

Cetec ERP

89%
8.2

Sage 500

82%
Cetec ERP ranks higher in 5/6 features

Pricing

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Order entry

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Credit card processing

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Cost of goods sold

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Order Orchestration

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

9.1

Cetec ERP

91%
5.4

Sage 500

54%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 10/13 features

Shared Services Payments

9.1
91%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Billings Management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

9.1
91%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
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

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

8.6

Cetec ERP

86%
6.9

Sage 500

69%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 8/10 features

Customer Invoicing

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

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 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

Manufacturing

8.9

Cetec ERP

89%

Sage 500

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cetec ERP ranks higher in 6/6 features

Supply Chain Business Flows

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Configuration Management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Definition

8.2
82%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

8.9

Cetec ERP

89%
1.3

Sage 500

13%
Cetec ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

9.1
91%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Inventory Planning

8.2
82%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

9.1
91%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

Cetec ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

Sage 500

74%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Customization

Cetec ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
4.5

Sage 500

45%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Project Execution Management

Cetec ERP

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

Cetec ERP

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

Cetec ERP

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

Cetec ERP

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

Product Lifecycle Management

Cetec ERP

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

  • Cetec ERP is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cetec ERP

87%
2 Ratings
2.0

Sage 500

20%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cetec ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3

Sage 500

63%
2 Ratings

Online Training

Cetec ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Sage 500

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Cetec ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Sage 500

80%
2 Ratings

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

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

Pricing Details

Cetec ERP

General

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

Starting Price

Sage 500

General

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

Starting Price

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 2 answers
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

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