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Likelihood to Recommend

LS Nav

Ideally it can work with any kind of retailer but workarounds and customisations required to handle deliveries.
Vimal Chandan | 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

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

Customization

LS Nav
Sage 500
4.5
API for custom integration
LS Nav
Sage 500
7.0
Plug-ins
LS Nav
Sage 500
2.0

Security

LS Nav
Sage 500
5.0
Single sign-on capability
LS Nav
Sage 500
2.0
Role-based user permissions
LS Nav
Sage 500
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

LS Nav
Sage 500
8.3
Dashboards
LS Nav
Sage 500
8.0
Standard reports
LS Nav
Sage 500
7.0
Custom reports
LS Nav
Sage 500
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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

Inventory Management

LS Nav
Sage 500
6.5
Inventory tracking
LS Nav
Sage 500
9.0
Automatic reordering
LS Nav
Sage 500
3.0
Location management
LS Nav
Sage 500
8.0
Manufacturing module
LS Nav
Sage 500
6.0

Order Management

LS Nav
Sage 500
8.2
Pricing
LS Nav
Sage 500
8.2
Order entry
LS Nav
Sage 500
8.2
Credit card processing
LS Nav
Sage 500
8.2
Cost of goods sold
LS Nav
Sage 500
8.2

Subledger and Financial Process

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

Project Financial Management

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

Project Execution Management

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

Grants Management

LS Nav
Sage 500
7.5
Award Lifecycle Management
LS Nav
Sage 500
6.0
Spending Control
LS Nav
Sage 500
8.0
Indirect Cost Management
LS Nav
Sage 500
8.0
Billing
LS Nav
Sage 500
8.0

Procurement

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

Risk Management

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

Supply Chain

LS Nav
Sage 500
1.3
Forecasting
LS Nav
Sage 500
1.0
Inventory Planning
LS Nav
Sage 500
2.0
Performance Monitoring
LS Nav
Sage 500
1.0

Product Lifecycle Management

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

Pros

LS Nav

  • Offline/semi-offline mode works well in areas where connectivity is an issue.
  • Pricing, offers and promotions can be configured exceptionally well in LS Retail.
  • POS interface design is simple, robust and easily configurable.
  • Security wise there is enough detail available to trace all kinds of POS transactions.
Vimal Chandan | 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

LS Nav

  • Data Director leaves room for improvement as it can be very tricky while dealing with a large number of master data records. Sometimes it doesn't write delete actions to POS.
  • Furniture retail is another area where improvement is required to handle deliveries.
  • Newer versions don't support data replicator which was the most reliable data tool with earlier LS Retail versions. There should be a replacement for this tool.
Vimal Chandan | 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

LS Nav

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

LS Nav

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

LS Nav

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

LS Nav

It scores higher on overall user experience and matured features set.
Vimal Chandan | 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

LS Nav

  • Timely sales visibility
  • Optimum Inventory levels
  • Enough data to visualise trends and patterns
Vimal Chandan | 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

LS Nav

General

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

Sage 500

General

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

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