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Likelihood to Recommend

Munis

Munis is great for any sort of data keeping and accounting work. There are features of Munis that I am still not familiar with even after 6 years of use. Munis would not be very good for a point of sale sort of operation like a retail store because it just simply is not set up for that sort of operation.
Kristen Reeves | 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

Munis
8.8
Sage 500
7.4
Pay calculation
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Munis
6.0
Sage 500
6.0
Direct deposit files
Munis
9.0
Sage 500
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
8.0
Reimbursement management
Munis
Sage 500
5.0

Customization

Munis
10.0
Sage 500
4.5
API for custom integration
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
7.0
Plug-ins
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
2.0

Security

Munis
10.0
Sage 500
5.0
Single sign-on capability
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
2.0
Role-based user permissions
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Munis
9.3
Sage 500
8.3
Dashboards
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
8.0
Standard reports
Munis
9.6
Sage 500
7.0
Custom reports
Munis
8.2
Sage 500
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Munis
9.9
Sage 500
6.6
Accounts payable
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
7.0
Accounts receivable
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
7.0
Global Financial Support
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
2.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
Intercompany Accounting
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
5.0
Localizations
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
Journals and Reconciliations
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
6.0
Enterprise Accounting
Munis
9.2
Sage 500
5.0
Configurable Accounting
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
8.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
Standardized Processes
Munis
9.5
Sage 500
6.0

Order Management

Munis
10.0
Sage 500
8.2
Credit card processing
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
8.2
Pricing
Munis
Sage 500
8.2
Order entry
Munis
Sage 500
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Munis
Sage 500
8.2

Subledger and Financial Process

Munis
9.8
Sage 500
5.4
Automated Invoice Processing
Munis
8.9
Sage 500
6.0
Shared Services Payments
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
4.0
Billings Management
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
8.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
4.0
Customer Collections
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
Revenue Recognition
Munis
9.5
Sage 500
8.0
Cash Management
Munis
9.5
Sage 500
6.0
Asset Management
Munis
9.0
Sage 500
7.0
Travel & Expense Management
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
8.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
2.0
Period Close
Munis
9.5
Sage 500
5.0
Transactions Tax
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
3.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
2.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
7.0

Project Financial Management

Munis
9.6
Sage 500
6.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
1.0
Project Costing
Munis
7.6
Sage 500
3.0
Cost Capture
Munis
7.6
Sage 500
8.0
Capital Project Management
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
9.0
Customer Invoicing
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
8.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
9.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
9.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
7.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
8.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
7.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Munis
10.0
Sage 500
Project Planning Collaboration
Munis
10.0
Sage 500

Procurement

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

Inventory Management

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

Project Execution Management

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

Grants Management

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

Risk Management

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

Supply Chain

Munis
Sage 500
1.3
Forecasting
Munis
Sage 500
1.0
Inventory Planning
Munis
Sage 500
2.0
Performance Monitoring
Munis
Sage 500
1.0

Product Lifecycle Management

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

Pros

Munis

  • Excellent for the municipal Financial program. Completely paperless.
  • Workflow is easy and easy to adjust.
  • Very Very user friendly even for the non computer savvy employees.
  • Windows based so easy to navigate.
  • Excellent help desk.
Anonymous | 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

Munis

  • Submitting a purchase order requires lots of tabbing through fields
  • The product has lots of features, but they require additional training to understand how to use
  • Generating reports can sometimes be difficult
Todd McGee | 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

Munis

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

Munis

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

Munis

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

Munis

No answers on this topic

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

Munis

  • Munis has prevented our office from needing multiple software programs to house all of our information.
  • All of our employees have access to the same information, on the same software.
  • Munis has made day-to-day operations smoother for our office because we are not constantly flipping between programs or software.
Kristen Reeves | 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

Pricing Details

Munis

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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