Macola vs. Sage X3

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Macola
Score 4.4 out of 10
N/A
ECI Software Solutions offers Macola (now edition Macola 10), an enterprise resource planning (ERP) for small manufacturers emphasizing business process management and accounting.N/A
Sage X3
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Sage X3 is an ERP solution with a robust range of capabilities supported by collaboration, analytics, and workspace tools.N/A
Pricing
MacolaSage X3
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MacolaSage X3
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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Features
MacolaSage X3
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
9.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Sage X3
7.7
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Macola
7.0
2 Ratings
4% below category average
Sage X3
3.0
2 Ratings
83% below category average
API for custom integration7.02 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Plug-ins7.02 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Macola
9.5
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Sage X3
9.5
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Single sign-on capability10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Sage X3
5.7
2 Ratings
20% below category average
Dashboards10.02 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Standard reports8.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Custom reports7.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.8
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Sage X3
7.1
2 Ratings
7% below category average
Accounts payable8.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Configurable Accounting10.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Standardized Processes10.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Sage X3
8.3
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Inventory tracking10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location management9.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.6
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Sage X3
8.0
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Pricing9.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Order entry9.02 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Credit card processing7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Sage X3
5.8
2 Ratings
24% below category average
Billing Management9.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management8.01 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Period Close10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Sage X3
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.8
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Sage X3
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management8.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Sage X3
8.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared7.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Supplier Management9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Macola
9.0
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Sage X3
6.1
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Fulfillment Management9.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
9% above category average
Sage X3
7.6
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Work Execution8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Production Process Design00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.0
2 Ratings
9% above category average
Sage X3
9.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Inventory Planning8.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
-
Ratings
Sage X3
7.5
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
-
Ratings
Sage X3
8.2
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
-
Ratings
Sage X3
8.5
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Proposal Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
MacolaSage X3
Likelihood to Recommend
ECi Software Solutions
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.
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Sage
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.
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Pros
ECi Software Solutions
  • Simplifying min/max inventory reviews
  • PO entry and receiving
  • Order entry and production order entry
  • Custom reporting and high level reviews
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Sage
  • Easy to understand software for new users.
  • Journal entry and review process is easy.
  • Sage is efficient in tracking multi subsidiary transactions.
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Cons
ECi Software Solutions
  • Integration with other software
  • Migration from another application
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Sage
  • 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)
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Alternatives Considered
ECi Software Solutions
We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
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Sage
Sage has quite less setup cost and was easy to setup. Sage is capable of managing multi subsidiary transactions. It was easy for our team members to learn and start using. Team leads has some issues while approving invoices initially but it was fine later. Sage is a good option for mid scale manufacturing firms
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Return on Investment
ECi Software Solutions
  • Lower software costs.
  • Less maintenance.
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Sage
  • Created efficiencies within the organization.
  • Centralized data input and retrieval.
  • Can be an expensive undertaking for an SMB.
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