Cetec ERP vs. Sage 500 ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cetec ERP
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Cetec ERP offers manufacturing web-native ERP As A Service for $40/user. Its design and delivery provide manufacturers with a platform built to increase both capacity and efficiency. The vendor states that companies will run faster on Cetec ERP. By providing a single, integrated platform that can be deployed in the cloud or on a local server, Cetec ERP is presented by the vendor as a simple but powerful solution, and a high value enterprise system to companies looking for a true…
$40
per month
Sage 500
Score 5.9 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
Cetec ERPSage 500 ERP
Editions & Modules
LITE PLAN
$40
per month 5 STANDARD USER MINIMUM + $0 per month (PER COMPANY, NOT PER USER)
STANDARD PLAN
$40
per month 5 STANDARD USER MINIMUM + $500 per month (PER COMPANY, NOT PER USER)
ENTERPRISE PLAN
$40
per month 5 STANDARD USER MINIMUM + $3200 per month (PER COMPANY, NOT PER USER)
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cetec ERPSage 500
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Cetec ERPSage 500 ERP
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
7.3
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
2 Ratings
46% below category average
API for custom integration7.31 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
8.2
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
5.0
2 Ratings
47% below category average
Single sign-on capability9.12 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.33 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
7.7
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Dashboards8.23 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Standard reports7.33 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
6.5
3 Ratings
16% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.6
2 Ratings
14% below category average
Accounts payable7.33 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.33 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support5.51 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations7.33 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes5.53 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
8.5
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.5
2 Ratings
19% below category average
Inventory tracking8.23 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Location management8.22 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
7.4
3 Ratings
5% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
8.2
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Pricing8.23 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order entry8.23 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Credit card processing9.11 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Cost of goods sold6.43 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order Orchestration3.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
8.2
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
5.4
1 Ratings
32% below category average
Billing Management6.42 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
3.2
1 Ratings
72% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
1 Ratings
41% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling3.61 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers2.71 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
7.5
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
-
Ratings
Production Management5.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management6.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
6.4
2 Ratings
14% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
1.3
1 Ratings
140% below category average
Forecasting3.62 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.32 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring5.52 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
7.4
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
8.6
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.9
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
7.5
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.0
1 Ratings
15% below category average
Contract Authoring00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
4.3
1 Ratings
41% below category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.3
1 Ratings
32% below category average
Proposal Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cetec ERPSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
6.4
(3 ratings)
2.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(2 ratings)
Usability
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cetec ERPSage 500 ERP
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.
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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
Cetec ERP
  • Training and Implementation.
  • Support is great.
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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
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.
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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
Cetec ERP
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Sage
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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Usability
Cetec ERP
Cetec ERP is useful and fairly intuitive, but if you have a difficult time adapting to a ever-changing user interface, it may cause slight discomfort with every major update.
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Sage
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Support Rating
Cetec ERP
Cetec ERP will answer support calls but depending on your level of service contract, it may cost you quick a bit per hour to solve the issues you have. E-mail support is always available and surprisingly responsive.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Cetec ERP
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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
Cetec ERP
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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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