Exact Online vs. SAP Manufacturing Execution

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Exact Online
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Exact Online is a configurable, cloud-based multi-purpose Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Suite from global company Exact Software, headquartered in the Netherlands.N/A
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
SAP Manufacturing Execution is the company's MES designed to digitally control, monitor, and automate manufacturing operations.N/A
Pricing
Exact OnlineSAP Manufacturing Execution
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Exact OnlineSAP Manufacturing Execution
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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Exact OnlineSAP Manufacturing Execution
Top Pros
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Features
Exact OnlineSAP Manufacturing Execution
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
7.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
API for custom integration8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Plug-ins7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Single sign-on capability8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
4.7
1 Ratings
41% below category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
8.7
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Dashboards4.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Standard reports6.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Custom reports4.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
6.9
1 Ratings
10% below category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Accounts payable7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Inventory tracking7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
6.7
1 Ratings
14% below category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Pricing7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
6.7
1 Ratings
10% below category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Billing Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
6.7
1 Ratings
12% below category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
-
Ratings
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Production Process Design00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Work Execution00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Exact OnlineSAP Manufacturing Execution
Likelihood to Recommend
4.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Exact OnlineSAP Manufacturing Execution
Likelihood to Recommend
Exact Software
If you are a big company and have an active accountant then this system can be for you, it has many options but you need dedication. But the price starts from €39 and then you are not there...Most of the time you need other options to make it complete. Like ERP functions + €199~ want to book hours? +€129. And this is all per month... It goes up so fast that it's not interesting for small companies. When there are better options on the market that are even free...
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SAP
SAP Manufacturing Execution is suitable for desecrate manufacturing. For the complex routing of the product, this software ensures users do not by mistake start executing the wrong steps. This is the best tool to track and work on nonconformance and rework scenarios. This is most suitable when the landscape has SAP ERP in place.
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Pros
Exact Software
  • Complete pack with many options, use it as CRM, ERP or simply for your bookings.
  • Many connections with external programs, webshops, etc.
  • Automatic backups.
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SAP
  • Visual routing ensures the production line layout is as appropriate as shown on the application.
  • Production house needs a lot of data to do an in-process inspection of the product. ERP might not need that. SAP ME provides that place to do every data collection.
  • Nonconformance functionality ensures when needed the product goes to the appropriate station to get repaired. Also, data collection can raise NC and can move the product to a particular station to get an issue corrected.
  • All the information is well integrated with SAP ERP and makes SAP ME more valuable for the organization.
  • SAP MII also comes along with SAP ME helps to get the application well integrated with the shop floor equipment.
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Cons
Exact Software
  • Support... It's bad, and when you want to stop or step back it's near impossible.
  • Price, they tend to increase it without warning, and with all the extras it goes up fast.
  • If you wanna spend all your time in accounting buy Exact... It can be complex and many handlings needs to be done.
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SAP
  • ODS or the BI part of the ME needed more improvement.
  • The archiving job needs to be more robust.
  • Database indexes need to me more analyzed and setup as per the organization requirement.
  • SAP MII UI integration plugin to be developed for increased usability of this application.
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Alternatives Considered
Exact Software
I would not select Exact Online, but I can direct you to better options. Due to the high price, getting behind the competition and support I would suggest options like Zoho Books for you bookings, or CyberStockroom as ERP. And here in the Netherlands e-boekhouden.nl is a real nice, cheap, and fast working booking platform for the smaller companies.
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SAP
There was no product evaluated before using SAP ME. This replaced the custom homegrown MES system. The custom MES system had a lot of issues with the integration with SAP ERP. While evaluating the situation, SAP MII was the initial tool used to create the integration of the custom MES. We later found the fully functional tool SAP ME off the shelf had several functionalities out of the box.
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Return on Investment
Exact Software
  • Negative: High costs and implement time turned 1 client in to the negative, and after 2 years of use wants to stop.
  • Positive: Once an ERP connection is running you can automate a lot in the process.
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SAP
  • Production house is more efficient now.
  • Less paperwork improved means less unproductive work on the shop floor.
  • Regulatory audits are more efficient.
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