Infor ERP vs. Sage 500 ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Infor ERP
Score 5.1 out of 10
N/A
Infor ERP is an enterprise ERP platform focused on the needs of manufacturing and distribution sectors. The product was traditionally offered on-premise, but is now available in a cloud version.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
Infor ERPSage 500 ERP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Infor ERPSage 500
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMust contact sales team for pricing.
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Features
Infor ERPSage 500 ERP
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
7.7
3 Ratings
6% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
2 Ratings
47% below category average
API for custom integration7.73 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins7.73 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
2.0
5 Ratings
121% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
5.0
2 Ratings
48% below category average
Single sign-on capability2.04 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions2.04 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
2.3
6 Ratings
101% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Dashboards2.04 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Standard reports2.06 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Custom reports3.05 Ratings10.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
9.1
5 Ratings
18% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.6
2 Ratings
14% below category average
Accounts payable10.04 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable10.04 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support10.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
9.3
5 Ratings
17% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.5
2 Ratings
19% below category average
Inventory tracking10.04 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.13 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Location management10.05 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
9.5
5 Ratings
20% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
8.2
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Pricing8.13 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order entry10.04 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.05 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
5.4
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Billing Management10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Period Close10.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
9.3
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.9
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting9.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Project Costing10.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Cost Capture10.01 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
Infor ERP
10.0
1 Ratings
38% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
1 Ratings
41% below category average
Task Insight for Project Managers10.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
10.0
1 Ratings
42% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
4.3
1 Ratings
41% below category average
Control Management10.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Risk Repository00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
-
Ratings
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
1.3
1 Ratings
139% below category average
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
7.4
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
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
Infor ERP
-
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
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Infor ERP
-
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
Infor ERPSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(9 ratings)
2.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(4 ratings)
6.3
(2 ratings)
Usability
4.0
(2 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
Infor ERPSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
Infor
It is well suited for accountants that know what information they need for accounting transactions and financial reports. It is well suited for manufacturing since the progress from raw materials to finished goods is easy to track and analyze. The software is well suited to handle individual jobs but then roll up reporting for families of products that are similar.
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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
Infor
  • It is one of the simplest products on the market. Very user friendly and in my opinion not complicated and busy wit unnecessary tools.
  • We usually do a very short training for new hires and they pick it up promptly.
  • Data processing is fast and results are always on time.
  • Good amount of ready made reports for our needs.
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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
Infor
  • Infor ERP is a great stand alone ERP system but add-on software packages are often needed to attain a greater level of detail. Our organization has recently teamed up with ScottTech to implement a warehouse management system called PickPro. PickPro will provide us with up-to-the-minute inventory information driven by the many transactions and movement of material that occurs throughout our processes.
  • The Human Resource module is not used by our organization as it lacks functionality.
  • Reports and background tasks/updates often need to be run after-hours as speed is a serious issue and can hinder other parallel users.
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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
Infor
Their support has been second to none. Quick to respond, knowledgeable in their help. Whenever our clients have a new need or strategy change, Infor is there to help us implement that for our client in an efficient manner. Cost continues to be a prime mover for our renewal of this product.
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Sage
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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Usability
Infor
It is a user friendly, simpler and robust platform.
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Sage
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Support Rating
Infor
We always go thru our own IT team first. However, when they don't have the answer Infor support is always ready to resolve any question you would be asking, and they always get back to you promptly.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Infor
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
Infor
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
Infor
In my opinion, Infor ERP lacks in a lot of customizable features and navigation through the system. I believe If you are using this for the recruitment process in your organization, the system is very slow to navigate, does not accommodate for high volume of applicants, and you can experience a lot of issues with communication between systems. In my opinion, Infor ERP does not collect or transmit data easily between other systems, even when integrated.
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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
Infor
  • Huge efficiency gains, faster response to customers, far reduced costs from improved effective process management, reduced labor costs - doing more with less
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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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