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Likelihood to Recommend

Macola

Well suited for larger companies, and this is only becoming more the case with the new ownership. Smaller companies could at one time buy only the modules they required. This is now not possible, so you end up with a number of modules you do not need. It is best suited for a company needing a full MRP and is going to be overkill for a service based company that does not require inventory management.
Rachel Stansel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage X3

I wouldn't suggest this ERP for small organizations, especially if there is no IT staff. While they do offer support packages, they can be costly as certain packages limit the number of times you can call in. Hiring an outside consulting firm to support is another route, however that could become costly as well. Medium to large businesses with savvy tech staff would be a good fit for this ERP.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Pay calculation
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Benefit plan administration
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Direct deposit files
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Salary revision and increment management
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Reimbursement management
Macola
9.0
Sage X3

Customization

Macola
6.9
Sage X3
5.0
API for custom integration
Macola
7.2
Sage X3
Plug-ins
Macola
6.7
Sage X3
5.0

Security

Macola
9.4
Sage X3
5.0
Single sign-on capability
Macola
9.8
Sage X3
Role-based user permissions
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
5.0

Reporting & Analytics

Macola
8.0
Sage X3
6.0
Dashboards
Macola
9.5
Sage X3
5.0
Standard reports
Macola
7.5
Sage X3
5.0
Custom reports
Macola
7.0
Sage X3
8.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Macola
8.6
Sage X3
5.0
Accounts payable
Macola
7.8
Sage X3
5.0
Accounts receivable
Macola
8.7
Sage X3
5.0
Global Financial Support
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Macola
9.4
Sage X3
Intercompany Accounting
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Localizations
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Macola
8.2
Sage X3
5.0
Enterprise Accounting
Macola
7.7
Sage X3
Configurable Accounting
Macola
9.4
Sage X3
5.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Standardized Processes
Macola
9.8
Sage X3
5.0

Inventory Management

Macola
8.6
Sage X3
5.0
Inventory tracking
Macola
9.7
Sage X3
Automatic reordering
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Location management
Macola
8.5
Sage X3
5.0
Manufacturing module
Macola
8.0
Sage X3

Order Management

Macola
8.3
Sage X3
5.0
Pricing
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
5.0
Order entry
Macola
9.2
Sage X3
5.0
Credit card processing
Macola
6.9
Sage X3
Cost of goods sold
Macola
9.2
Sage X3
Order Orchestration
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
End-to-end order visibility
Macola
6.9
Sage X3
5.0
Order exception Resolution
Macola
8.0
Sage X3

Subledger and Financial Process

Macola
8.7
Sage X3
5.0
Automated Invoice Processing
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Shared Services Payments
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
5.0
Billings Management
Macola
8.7
Sage X3
5.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Customer Collections
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
5.0
Revenue Recognition
Macola
8.8
Sage X3
Cash Management
Macola
8.2
Sage X3
5.0
Asset Management
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
5.0
Travel & Expense Management
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
5.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
5.0
Period Close
Macola
10.0
Sage X3
5.0
Transactions Tax
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
5.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
5.0

Project Financial Management

Macola
8.3
Sage X3
Budgeting and Forecasting
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Project Costing
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Cost Capture
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Capital Project Management
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Customer Invoicing
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Customer Contract Compliance
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Project Revenue Recognition
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Project Financials Dashboard
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Real-time Financial Reporting
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Embedded Business Intelligence
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Project Planning Collaboration
Macola
8.0
Sage X3

Grants Management

Macola
8.8
Sage X3
Award Lifecycle Management
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Spending Control
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Indirect Cost Management
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Billing
Macola
10.0
Sage X3

Procurement

Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Macola
7.0
Sage X3
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Supplier Management
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Supplier Portal
Macola
8.0
Sage X3

Logistics

Macola
8.9
Sage X3
5.0
Freight Payment Automation
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
5.0
Fulfillment Management
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
5.0
Inventory Visibility
Macola
9.7
Sage X3
5.0
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Macola
Sage X3
5.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
Macola
Sage X3
5.0
Transportation Process Integration
Macola
Sage X3
5.0
Transportation Execution Management
Macola
Sage X3
5.0
Trade Management
Macola
Sage X3
5.0
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Macola
Sage X3
5.0
Customs Entry Management
Macola
Sage X3
5.0
Customs Document Management
Macola
Sage X3
5.0
Customs Document Collaboration
Macola
Sage X3
5.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
Macola
Sage X3
5.0

Manufacturing

Macola
8.3
Sage X3
Work Execution
Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Advanced Fulfillment
Macola
9.0
Sage X3
Manufacturing Costs
Macola
7.8
Sage X3

Supply Chain

Macola
8.0
Sage X3
Inventory Planning
Macola
8.0
Sage X3

Pros

Macola

  • Simplifying min/max inventory reviews
  • PO entry and receiving
  • Order entry and production order entry
  • Custom reporting and high level reviews
Rachel Stansel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage X3

  • The user interface has everything you would expect and in practical locations so you do not have to hunt and peck for the items you are looking for
  • Drill-down from GL to submodules works seamlessly
  • Easy import and export of data
  • The software is relatively easy to manage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Macola

  • Integration with other software
  • Migration from another application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage X3

  • Complications in configuration. Had to use a third party vendor to help us customize the system so we could better use it within the organization. This added additional expense
  • Some error messages are in French. If you aren't French, or can't speak French, this makes it pretty hard to troubleshoot
  • If you want to customize reports, you need to know Crystal Reporting (at least for the version I am using)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Macola

We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
Rachel Stansel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage X3

Unfortunately, the product was purchased before I began working at the organization. I am unsure what other products they may have reviewed before purchasing Sage ERP X3.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Macola

  • Lower software costs.
  • Less maintenance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage X3

  • Created efficiencies within the organization.
  • Centralized data input and retrieval.
  • Can be an expensive undertaking for an SMB.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Macola

General

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

Sage X3

General

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

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