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Likelihood to Recommend

Fresa Gold

As we are using Fresa gold for more than 5 years, the support team is very good with proactive responses. As Fresa Team is also from freight forwarding industry, most of the solutions are already available in the software. Fresa blog has answers for most of the questions. All the doubts are cleared then and there because they are arranging daily training sessions (5pm IST).
Hema Bujam | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.4
Pay calculation
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.0
Direct deposit files
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Reimbursement management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
5.0

Customization

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
4.5
API for custom integration
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0
Plug-ins
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0

Security

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
5.0
Single sign-on capability
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0
Role-based user permissions
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.3
Dashboards
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Standard reports
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0
Custom reports
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.6
Accounts payable
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0
Accounts receivable
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0
Global Financial Support
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0
Intercompany Accounting
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.0
Enterprise Accounting
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
5.0
Configurable Accounting
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Standardized Processes
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.0

Inventory Management

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.5
Inventory tracking
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
9.0
Automatic reordering
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
3.0
Location management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Manufacturing module
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.0

Order Management

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.2
Pricing
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.2
Order entry
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.2
Credit card processing
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.2

Subledger and Financial Process

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
5.4
Automated Invoice Processing
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.0
Shared Services Payments
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
4.0
Billings Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
4.0
Revenue Recognition
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Cash Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.0
Asset Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0
Travel & Expense Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0
Period Close
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
5.0
Transactions Tax
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
3.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0

Project Financial Management

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
1.0
Project Costing
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
3.0
Cost Capture
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Capital Project Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
9.0
Customer Invoicing
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
9.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
9.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0

Project Execution Management

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
4.5
Project Manager Dashboard
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
5.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
5.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
4.0
Project Candidate Search
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
4.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0
Absence Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
4.0
Product Lifecycle Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0

Grants Management

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.5
Award Lifecycle Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.0
Spending Control
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Indirect Cost Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Billing
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0

Procurement

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.0
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0
Sourcing Analysis
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0
Contract Authoring
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Compliance Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
4.0
Contract History
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Renewal Automation
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Contract Repository
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
10.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
9.0
Electronic Signatures
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
9.0
Invoice Automated Matching
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
9.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
5.0
Supplier Assessment
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
3.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
5.0
Supplier Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
4.0

Risk Management

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
4.3
Risk Repository
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
3.0
Control Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0
Control Mapping
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
4.0
Automated Control Assessments
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.0
Assessment Capture
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0
Automatic Notification
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0
Remediation and Certification
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
3.0

Supply Chain

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
1.3
Forecasting
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
1.0
Inventory Planning
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0
Performance Monitoring
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
1.0

Product Lifecycle Management

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
5.3
Ideation Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
2.0
Requirements Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0
Proposal Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
7.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
4.0
Product Master Data Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
4.0
Project Portfolio Management
Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0

Pros

Fresa Gold

  • Preparing Booking Confirmation, Sending Invoices to customer
  • Attaching Documents on the job for future retrievals
  • Generating Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss, Trial Balance
  • Sending outstanding letters to all the customer in single click
Hema Bujam | 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

Fresa Gold

  • Integration with India customs EDI for CHA operations
  • Integration with GST portal of India Government
  • Integration with Inttra for carrier operations
Hema Bujam | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Fresa Gold

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

Online Training

Fresa Gold

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

Fresa Gold

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sage 500

Sage 500 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Fresa Gold

As we are in freight forward and shipping solutions, we want to maintain everything in one platform from quote to invoice collection. Fresa Gold is specifically made for freight forwarders in mind. To avoid duplicate data entry, errors on invoices, we want to use one system for all the departments, which is available only in Fresa gold based on my experience.
Hema Bujam | 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

Return on Investment

Fresa Gold

  • Customers are getting on-time invoices and outstanding which is very useful to collect the revenue on time.
  • Credit Customers are restricted if they have over due - this will be useful to avoid focusing on non-paid customers
  • All communications are available in one system with user name and date/time - disputes are recorded for future reference
Hema Bujam | 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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Pricing Details

Fresa Gold

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$500

Sage 500

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Fresa Gold
10.0
Sage 500
2.0

Likelihood to Renew

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.3

Online Training

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
6.0

Implementation Rating

Fresa Gold
Sage 500
8.0

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