Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued vs. Sage 500 ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution was a cloud-based ERP solution for university process management. Jenzabar now offers Jenzabar ONE as their higher ed solution.N/A
Sage 500
Score 6.2 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
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinuedSage 500 ERP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinuedSage 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
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinuedSage 500 ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
6.0
1 Ratings
18% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
7.4
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Pay calculation6.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
3.5
1 Ratings
70% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
2 Ratings
47% below category average
API for custom integration6.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins1.01 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
8.0
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
5.0
2 Ratings
48% below category average
Single sign-on capability8.02 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
6.0
2 Ratings
15% below category average
Sage 500 ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Dashboards1.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Standard reports8.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Custom reports9.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
8.0
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Sage 500 ERP
6.6
2 Ratings
14% below category average
Accounts payable8.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.5
2 Ratings
19% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
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Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
8.2
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.4
1 Ratings
32% 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
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
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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
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
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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
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
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Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
7.5
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
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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
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
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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
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
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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
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
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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
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinuedSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
2.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(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
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinuedSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
Jenzabar, Inc.
JICS is well suited for schools that have long-used Jenzabar products or are looking for a stripped down, direct data management system. If someone is seeking innovation or the latest in features and technology, I do not believe they would be as pleased with JICS. It's a bare bones system alternative.
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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
Jenzabar, Inc.
  • Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) is good at interacting with the Jenzabar database.
  • Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) can integrate with Active Directory to allow for one set of credentials and also has its own credential management system for local accounts to be created.
  • Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) will display grades as soon as they are entered into the Jenzabar database.
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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
Jenzabar, Inc.
  • Jenzabar is unwilling to work with other companies to integrate information across multiple platforms.
  • The quality of JICS is contingent upon appropriate use and entry by those on campus. While not a limitation to JICS itself, there seems to be more problems with JICS in this regard than I have noticed on other campuses with other platforms.
  • JICS is typically behind on the times. Features it adds today were commonplace for others much earlier.
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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
Jenzabar, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Sage
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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Usability
Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) is very usable and easy to maintain. With us having students log in with their AD credentials, they don't have to remember an extra username and password. Also, I have been able to update and customize some of the coding, which has allowed us to make sure the site works just the way we want it to.
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Sage
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Support Rating
Jenzabar, Inc.
Support is generally very helpful. There are some support staff that really try to go the extra mile and help with solving the problem you have, not just answering your initial question. If you don't understand a feature that is offered in the Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) environment, they also have a portal with on-demand webinars/courses that you can watch to get a better idea of offerings at your own base.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Jenzabar, Inc.
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
Jenzabar, Inc.
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
Jenzabar, Inc.
We selected JICS many years ago as it was a cost-effective option that was streamlined and straight-forward. Today, no one is ever thrilled with their SIS, and I can anticipate major difficulties if we attempted to move from JICS. However, from a features and revolutionary standpoint, I do feel we will always be a step behind if we continue with Jenzabar.
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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
Jenzabar, Inc.
  • Jenzabar has allowed us to house all data in one system, which was badly needed.
  • Jenzabar allows us to speak one language across campus, although many offices still work outside of Jenzabar due to limitations within JICS.
  • Jenzabar has not been effective in being a leader in new features or developments. I always feel like we are a step behind.
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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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