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Feature Set Ratings

  • Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 13 feature sets: Customization, Security, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management, Subledger and Financial Process, Project Financial Management, Project Execution Management, Grants Management, Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain, Product Lifecycle Management
  • Epicor Kinetic and Sage 500 ERP are tied in 2 feature sets: Payroll Management, Reporting & Analytics

Payroll Management

7.4

Epicor Kinetic

74%
7.4

Sage 500

74%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 3/5 features

Pay calculation

7.7
77%
13 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

7.7
77%
9 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

6.3
63%
9 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

7.7
77%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

7.7
77%
9 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Customization

6.2

Epicor Kinetic

62%
4.5

Sage 500

45%
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 1/2 features

API for custom integration

6.3
63%
25 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Plug-ins

6.1
61%
23 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Security

7.4

Epicor Kinetic

74%
5.0

Sage 500

50%
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 1/2 features

Single sign-on capability

7.9
79%
31 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

7.0
70%
38 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.3

Epicor Kinetic

83%
8.3

Sage 500

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

Dashboards

7.7
77%
37 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

8.8
88%
37 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

8.2
82%
33 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

7.1

Epicor Kinetic

71%
6.6

Sage 500

66%
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 10/11 features

Accounts payable

7.3
73%
35 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Accounts receivable

7.1
71%
36 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Global Financial Support

9.0
90%
17 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

6.4
64%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

7.1
71%
16 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Localizations

7.1
71%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

7.3
73%
20 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Enterprise Accounting

7.5
75%
18 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

7.8
78%
18 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Centralized Rules Framework

7.9
79%
16 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

7.9
79%
19 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

9.6

Epicor Kinetic

96%
6.5

Sage 500

65%
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.7
97%
36 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

9.4
94%
22 Ratings
3.0
30%
2 Ratings

Location management

9.6
96%
28 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

9.5
95%
33 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Order Management

8.6

Epicor Kinetic

86%
8.2

Sage 500

82%
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pricing

8.7
87%
37 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Order entry

8.1
81%
40 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Credit card processing

7.2
72%
19 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Cost of goods sold

8.7
87%
39 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Order Orchestration

9.6
96%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

8.8
88%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

8.7
87%
16 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

8.6

Epicor Kinetic

86%
5.4

Sage 500

54%
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 13/14 features

Automated Invoice Processing

8.8
88%
17 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Shared Services Payments

7.8
78%
14 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Billings Management

9.6
96%
18 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

8.8
88%
13 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

8.6
86%
20 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

9.7
97%
18 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cash Management

9.6
96%
19 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Asset Management

9.6
96%
15 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Travel & Expense Management

5.8
58%
14 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

8.7
87%
15 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Period Close

8.1
81%
19 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

8.8
88%
14 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

8.1
81%
17 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

3rd Party Accounting Systems

8.3
83%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

9.1

Epicor Kinetic

91%
6.9

Sage 500

69%
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 10/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

8.9
89%
15 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Project Costing

8.2
82%
16 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

9.8
98%
17 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Capital Project Management

9.0
90%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

8.8
88%
15 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

8.8
88%
9 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

8.9
89%
12 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

9.7
97%
13 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

8.9
89%
13 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

9.8
98%
15 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Embedded Business Intelligence

9.8
98%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

8.9
89%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Execution Management

7.6

Epicor Kinetic

76%
4.5

Sage 500

45%
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 13/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

7.6
76%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

7.8
78%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Resource Manager Dashboard

7.8
78%
10 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Task Insight for Project Managers

5.4
54%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

7.2
72%
5 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Team Member Task Collaboration

7.7
77%
10 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Team Member Mobile Functionality

7.4
74%
7 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Search

8.0
80%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

8.0
80%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Defineable Resource Pools

7.3
73%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

7.9
79%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Talent Profiles

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

7.7
77%
6 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Absence Management

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Grants Management

7.8

Epicor Kinetic

78%
7.5

Sage 500

75%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 3/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Spending Control

7.2
72%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Billing

7.8
78%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Procurement

8.1

Epicor Kinetic

81%
6.0

Sage 500

60%
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 13/19 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

9.7
97%
9 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Sourcing Analysis

8.8
88%
10 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Bids Analyzed and Compared

8.6
86%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Contract Authoring

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Compliance Management

7.8
78%
5 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Contract History

7.6
76%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Renewal Automation

7.7
77%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Repository

7.6
76%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

8.3
83%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Electronic Signatures

8.5
85%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

7.5
75%
10 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

7.6
76%
6 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

8.6
86%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

7.1
71%
7 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Supplier Assessment

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

7.2
72%
8 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

7.9
79%
11 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Supplier Portal

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Risk Management

7.9

Epicor Kinetic

79%
4.3

Sage 500

43%
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 9/9 features

Risk Repository

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Control Management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Control Mapping

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Control Efficiency Assessments

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Automated Control Assessments

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Assessment Capture

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Issue Detection

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automatic Notification

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Remediation and Certification

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Logistics

7.2

Epicor Kinetic

72%

Sage 500

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 13/13 features

Transportation Planning and Optimization

7.6
76%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Sourcing Management

7.6
76%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Process Integration

6.9
69%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Execution Management

6.9
69%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Freight Payment Automation

7.7
77%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Trade Management

6.9
69%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Trade Regulatory Compliance Management

6.9
69%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Entry Management

7.7
77%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Management

7.3
73%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Collaboration

6.3
63%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Fulfillment Management

5.3
53%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Visibility

8.8
88%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing

8.1

Epicor Kinetic

81%

Sage 500

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

7.9
79%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

8.0
80%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

7.7
77%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Configuration Management

8.1
81%
13 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Definition

7.9
79%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

7.7
77%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

8.7
87%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

9.3
93%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

9.1

Epicor Kinetic

91%
1.3

Sage 500

13%
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

8.7
87%
18 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Inventory Planning

8.6
86%
21 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

9.5
95%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

9.4
94%
16 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

7.6

Epicor Kinetic

76%
5.3

Sage 500

53%
Epicor Kinetic ranks higher in 6/7 features

Ideation Management

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Requirements Management

7.7
77%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Proposal Management

7.4
74%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Innovation Portfolio Management

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Product Master Data Management

6.9
69%
5 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Vendor Portal

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Epicor Kinetic is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

Epicor Kinetic

92%
40 Ratings
2.0

Sage 500

20%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Epicor Kinetic

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3

Sage 500

63%
2 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Epicor Kinetic

90%
1 Rating

Sage 500

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Epicor Kinetic

100%
3 Ratings

Sage 500

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

Epicor Kinetic

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Sage 500

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Epicor Kinetic

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Sage 500

80%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.5

Epicor Kinetic

85%
15 Ratings

Sage 500

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Epicor Kinetic

Epicor is an excellent system for most manufacturing customers and offers several features previously only offered on the very large (e.g. Oracle, PeopleSoft, etc) level platforms. Yet the pricing is mid-level, and the expandability through additional modules provides a great opportunity for future business growth. The architecture is easily scalable, fast, and offers great options for both on premise and hosted systems. Epicor is flexible, and large enough that regular updates and enhancements continue to be adopted to improve functionality and effectiveness.It is however, not for everyone. Competition in this sector is very good, with several mid-level systems being available at a similar price point. If you are considering adopting a new ERP system and are in the plastics space, you also owe it to yourself and your team to consider IQMS, which is becoming a de-facto standard in this segment. Also, for specific medical sectors, you will find that Epicor software validation for CFR Part 11 compliance can be quite costly-- although the software is capable of supporting this with modification.Overall, Epicor is a solid choice. Ultimately, it will be up to your team to determine what works best for your needs. You won't be disappointed with Epicor if you do the due diligence and take the time needed to properly review and demo the product. Remember though, demos are typically "best case" staged, so be sure to throw several curveballs at your vendor and bring out the unique requirements of your business.
Michael Pavlica | 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

Epicor Kinetic

  • Epicor has the best product configurator that I have seen on the market. This was one of the main reasons we went with Epicor, and have not been disappointed at all.
  • Epicor is also one of the easiest ERP system to learn, and has many ways for users to get training. Epicor University, on-line courses, or class room settings, also user conference every year, and user support groups.
  • The Enterprise search ability in Epicor is great, can find parts, customers, suppliers, etc. so easily. And if you can't remember where a report or task that you want to do is on the menu, you can search for that also.
Jack Pennypacker | 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

Epicor Kinetic

  • Consultants should be very well trained to make sure program integrity is maintained during challenging implementations.
  • There should be an improvement on answering questions raised, especially upon migration issues.
  • When is Epicor aware of improper/incorrect implementation they might proactively offer improvement support?
Anonymous | 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

Epicor Kinetic

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

Epicor Kinetic

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

Usability

Epicor Kinetic

Epicor Kinetic 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good service to have people update and collaborate with I also like the ease of it. It keeps the stock of materials accountable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Epicor Kinetic

Epicor Kinetic 10.0
Based on 3 answers
If the answer to your problem is not readily available in an answer book, your response or solution will take months, if you get one at all. Problems need to be sent to support and duplicated by them before they try to fix it. This is extremely frustrating because you have to prove to Epicor that you are having an issue. If by some miracle you get by this barrier, your problem is submitted to development for review. You can't speak to them or communicate in any way directly. This group appears to be completely unconcerned about user issues or customer service. Our experiences have been negative across the board.
Rick Stannard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Epicor Kinetic

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

Epicor Kinetic

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

Epicor Kinetic

Everyone at our organization really appreciated "made 2 manage" because of all of the quick access and some of the capabilities in accounting. So far, Epicor is much more advanced but the two can stand side by side. These two programs cannot really be compared just because it's just not fair to compare an on-site server ERP system to a cloud-based one.
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

Scalability

Epicor Kinetic

Epicor Kinetic 8.5
Based on 15 answers
The software is pretty easy to use. Things are pretty clear on how to do them and if you don't know how to do something they have instructions on how to do them or you get an error code telling you exactly what to do. I have been satisfied with my overall experience.
Ray Cuny | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Epicor Kinetic

  • The ROI can be hard to quantify. We spend more time setting up and entering information up front, but we spend less time than before trying to track project costs so that evens out. Purchasing the system and implementing it was very expensive, but the benefit is the the better information can save money on projects as we know where best to spend our time and identify potential problems earlier on a project. We believe it will have a positive impact, but I'd say it will take a few years (3-4) to be worth it.
Travis Kenworthy P.E. | 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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