Fiserv Prologue Financials vs. Sage 500 ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Prologue Financials
Score 2.8 out of 10
N/A
Prologue Financials from Fiserv, a fully integrated accounting solution, features enhanced, built-in automation and controls and a newly designed user interface, enabling users to increase the efficiency of financial accounting processes.N/A
Sage 500
Score 6.7 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
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsSage 500 ERP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Prologue FinancialsSage 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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Community Pulse
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsSage 500 ERP
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsSage 500 ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
7.4
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
2 Ratings
47% below category average
API for custom integration9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
5.0
2 Ratings
48% below category average
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Dashboards9.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Standard reports9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Custom reports9.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.6
2 Ratings
14% below category average
Accounts payable9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Cash management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.5
2 Ratings
19% below category average
Inventory tracking9.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.01 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Location management9.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manufacturing module9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
8.2
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Pricing9.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order entry9.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Credit card processing9.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.4
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Billing Management00 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 Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
-
Ratings
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
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
1 Ratings
41% below category average
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
-
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
Fiserv Prologue Financials
-
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
Fiserv Prologue Financials
-
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
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
1.3
1 Ratings
139% below category average
Forecasting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.3
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Proposal Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
1.9
(2 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
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
Fiserv
Fiserv Prologue Financials will automate and help streamline your accounting processes and increases your data accuracy and create efficiencies that enables time and resources to be directed to strategic and profitable activities. Instant correction to errors and automatic journal entry reversal are very effective and excellent detailed audit trail allowing easy tracking and monitoring.
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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
Fiserv
  • In my opinion, nothing is done well. I hate this program with an extreme passion.
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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
Fiserv
  • Support is only available within business hours.
  • No free trials.
  • Takes time to implement during initial stages.
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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
Fiserv
No answers on this topic
Sage
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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Usability
Fiserv
Powerful tool that helps us to automate and to streamline our accounting processes and helps to deliver reliable and accurate accessible information that is crucial to the performance of our organization. Its easy to customize and to create financial reports of any kind from the GL and its ability to manipulate data through the system is amazing.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Fiserv
It provides us with a fully integrated accounting management solution with effective account payables and investment portfolio accounting. It helps us to automate and to streamline our accounting processes and it allows us to create custom financial reports easily enabling faster reports with accurate financial accounting data.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Fiserv
No answers on this topic
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
Fiserv
No answers on this topic
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
Fiserv
Fiserv Prologue Financials is easily available and deployed in Mac and Windows and allows our financial controllers to create simple custom reports that enable them to report faster with accurate financial data. Great product that provides us with excellent cash management and payment management processes.
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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
Fiserv
  • Instant correction to errors.
  • Real-time financial data.
  • Automatic journal entry reversals.
  • Detailed audit trails that allows effective tracking.
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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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