Exact Global vs. Sage 500 ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Exact Global
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Exact Global is an ERP for global manufacturing companies, from global company Exact Software headquartered in the Netherlands.N/A
Sage 500
Score 6.1 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
Exact GlobalSage 500 ERP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Exact GlobalSage 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
Exact GlobalSage 500 ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
9.0
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
7.4
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
9.0
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
2 Ratings
46% below category average
API for custom integration9.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins9.02 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
9.5
3 Ratings
15% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
5.0
2 Ratings
48% below category average
Single sign-on capability10.02 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.03 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
9.0
3 Ratings
23% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Dashboards9.03 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Standard reports9.03 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Custom reports9.03 Ratings10.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
8.9
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.6
2 Ratings
14% below category average
Accounts payable10.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.02 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
9.8
3 Ratings
21% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.5
2 Ratings
20% below category average
Inventory tracking10.03 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.03 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Location management10.03 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
9.3
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
8.2
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Pricing10.03 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order entry9.03 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Credit card processing9.02 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.03 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
8.6
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
5.4
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Billing Management9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management9.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management2.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting9.02 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Period Close9.02 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
7.8
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.9
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting9.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Project Costing9.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Cost Capture8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management8.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition8.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
7.7
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
1 Ratings
40% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers8.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality8.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
8.8
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
7.5
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management8.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
9.3
3 Ratings
30% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Contract Repository9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Supplier Management9.03 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
5.6
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
4.3
1 Ratings
39% below category average
Risk Repository6.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Control Management6.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments6.01 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Issue Detection5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification5.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
6.5
2 Ratings
6% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
9.0
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
-
Ratings
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management8.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
8.8
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
1.3
1 Ratings
141% below category average
Forecasting8.52 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning8.82 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring9.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Global
6.9
1 Ratings
6% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
5.3
1 Ratings
32% below category average
Proposal Management7.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management7.01 Ratings4.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Exact GlobalSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
2.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Exact GlobalSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
Exact Software
Exact Global is extensively used at EWS as a strategic tool of importance for managing our core Financial processes like Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger accounts, Financial entries, Transactions etc. It is a critical tool for EWS and integrated with our ERP for a seamless operations of financial processes in the enterprise
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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
Exact Software
  • Exact offers a large range of user defined fields, which is especially useful once you've built a base on the system and need to customize certain aspects. Just last week we added the ability to track customer training by model using custom UDFs.
  • Engineering bills of material are tracked in Exact and the engineering BOM module is pretty intuitive and easy to use. Modification and drill down/up is not difficult once you figure out he basics.
  • Inventory control is fairly simple and offers a lot of information and options to track different kinds of products. We use bulk and each UOMs primarily, but others are used regularly depending on application.
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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
Exact Software
  • Expand the commercial aliador network.
  • Improve online support
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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
Exact Software
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Sage
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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Usability
Exact Software
Exact Global is a strategic tool for financial core processes operations at EWS. It is integrated with ERP to seamlessly deliver key processes like O2C, P2P etc. and very well liked by users for its ease of use and flexibility of data moving across different systems. Exact Global is a part of EWS’s enterprise architecture and roadmap aligned to PACE strategy for achieving business objectives
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Exact Software
Receive Great support from Exact Global team. Timely response and resolution by the vendor and never breach on SLAs - it’s a support team’s dream to support Exact Global.
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Sage
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Online Training
Exact Software
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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
Exact Software
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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
Exact Software
I've used other ERP systems in large organizations, one custom and one SAP. SAP is a very powerful suite of software, but comes at a price point that is unobtainable for many smaller companies. Exact is more realistic and accessible for smaller companies that are not necessarily global commodities, but instead smaller manufacturers in niche markets. I haven't had the opportunity to review many other options in this size range.
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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
Exact Software
  • Monitoring of production cost.
  • Registration and documentation of engineering changes.
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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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