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Score 8.3 out of 100

SAP Business One

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

QAD

If you're setting up operations where you have to manage manufacturing builds from raw components to finished goods, I would recommend QAD. It's nice to have subassemblies part numbers for your builds and enter in the number of accepted quantities and rejects. QAD is very helpful if you have a lot of parts floating around. I would not buy QAD if you only have to manage less than ~20 parts... just use Excel.
Dat Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business One

In our case, SAP worked great for handling our unique business needs. We were able to construct, deconstruct, and reassemble our products to meet consumer demand. SAP is great for companies that are looking for a centralized place to store their data, and provide reliable, audit-able, transaction data. For a small business with a simple selling structure, or with no inventory, SAP may offer too much for them to fully utilize it.
Jose Arreola | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

QAD
10.0
SAP Business One
8.4
Pay calculation
QAD
10.0
SAP Business One
8.6
Benefit plan administration
QAD
10.0
SAP Business One
8.3
Direct deposit files
QAD
10.0
SAP Business One
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
QAD
10.0
SAP Business One
8.7
Reimbursement management
QAD
10.0
SAP Business One
8.6

Customization

QAD
6.5
SAP Business One
8.2
API for custom integration
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.0
Plug-ins
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
8.3

Security

QAD
7.8
SAP Business One
8.9
Single sign-on capability
QAD
7.5
SAP Business One
9.2
Role-based user permissions
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.7

Reporting & Analytics

QAD
7.3
SAP Business One
8.4
Dashboards
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
8.5
Standard reports
QAD
10.0
SAP Business One
8.0
Custom reports
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

QAD
8.5
SAP Business One
6.3
Accounts payable
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
8.6
Accounts receivable
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
8.5
Global Financial Support
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
8.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.1
Intercompany Accounting
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
8.2
Localizations
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.1
Journals and Reconciliations
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
8.2
Enterprise Accounting
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.3
Configurable Accounting
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.1
Centralized Rules Framework
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
8.0
Standardized Processes
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.7

Inventory Management

QAD
8.8
SAP Business One
8.3
Inventory tracking
QAD
9.0
SAP Business One
8.5
Automatic reordering
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.2
Location management
QAD
8.5
SAP Business One
8.4
Manufacturing module
QAD
9.5
SAP Business One
8.0

Order Management

QAD
7.9
SAP Business One
8.4
Pricing
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
8.5
Order entry
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
8.6
Credit card processing
QAD
9.0
SAP Business One
8.3
Cost of goods sold
QAD
7.5
SAP Business One
8.2
Order Orchestration
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
8.1
End-to-end order visibility
QAD
9.0
SAP Business One
8.8
Order exception Resolution
QAD
9.0
SAP Business One
8.1

Subledger and Financial Process

QAD
6.6
SAP Business One
8.1
Automated Invoice Processing
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.3
Shared Services Payments
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
7.9
Billings Management
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
7.7
Customer Receipt Applications
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
8.3
Customer Collections
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.0
Revenue Recognition
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.2
Asset Management
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
8.3
Cash Management
QAD
SAP Business One
8.1
Travel & Expense Management
QAD
SAP Business One
7.9
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
QAD
SAP Business One
7.8
Period Close
QAD
SAP Business One
8.5
Transactions Tax
QAD
SAP Business One
8.5
Subledger Reconciliations
QAD
SAP Business One
8.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
QAD
SAP Business One
7.8

Project Financial Management

QAD
6.7
SAP Business One
8.4
Budgeting and Forecasting
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.5
Project Costing
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
8.2
Cost Capture
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
8.7
Capital Project Management
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
8.0
Customer Invoicing
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
8.8
Customer Contract Compliance
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.3
Project Revenue Recognition
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
8.5
Project Financial Performance Analysis
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
7.8
Project Financials Dashboard
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
8.1
Real-time Financial Reporting
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
8.5
Embedded Business Intelligence
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
8.8
Project Planning Collaboration
QAD
SAP Business One
8.5

Project Execution Management

QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
7.3
Project Planning and Scheduling
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
7.0
Project Manager Dashboard
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
7.5
Task Insight for Project Managers
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
6.6
Team Member Task Collaboration
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
7.2
Team Member Mobile Functionality
QAD
4.0
SAP Business One
7.2
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
QAD
4.0
SAP Business One
7.2
Resource Manager Dashboard
QAD
SAP Business One
7.3
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
QAD
SAP Business One
6.3
Project Candidate Search
QAD
SAP Business One
6.6
Defineable Resource Pools
QAD
SAP Business One
6.8
Defineable Resource Pools
QAD
SAP Business One
7.2
Talent Profiles
QAD
SAP Business One
8.4
Real-Time Project Reporting
QAD
SAP Business One
7.6
Absence Management
QAD
SAP Business One
8.2
Product Lifecycle Management
QAD
SAP Business One
7.6

Grants Management

QAD
5.5
SAP Business One
7.8
Award Lifecycle Management
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
8.4
Spending Control
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
7.3
Indirect Cost Management
QAD
SAP Business One
6.8
Billing
QAD
SAP Business One
8.6

Procurement

QAD
5.1
SAP Business One
7.4
Sourcing Team Collaboration
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
7.3
Sourcing Analysis
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
7.5
Bids Analyzed and Compared
QAD
4.0
SAP Business One
7.1
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
7.7
Contract Compliance Management
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
7.5
Contract History
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
7.8
Contract Repository
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
7.2
Electronic Signatures
QAD
3.0
SAP Business One
7.2
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
QAD
3.0
SAP Business One
6.1
Spend Compliance Management
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
7.5
Supplier Assessment
QAD
3.0
SAP Business One
7.9
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
QAD
4.0
SAP Business One
7.4
Supplier Portal
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
7.6
Contract Authoring
QAD
SAP Business One
7.2
Contract Renewal Automation
QAD
SAP Business One
6.9
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
QAD
SAP Business One
6.8
Invoice Automated Matching
QAD
SAP Business One
7.4
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
QAD
SAP Business One
7.9
Supplier Management
QAD
SAP Business One
8.1

Risk Management

QAD
6.3
SAP Business One
7.5
Risk Repository
QAD
6.0
SAP Business One
7.7
Control Management
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
8.0
Control Mapping
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.1
Control Efficiency Assessments
QAD
4.0
SAP Business One
7.4
Automated Control Assessments
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
7.9
Issue Detection
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
6.8
Automatic Notification
QAD
9.0
SAP Business One
6.9
Assessment Capture
QAD
SAP Business One
7.7
Remediation and Certification
QAD
SAP Business One
7.2

Logistics

QAD
6.1
SAP Business One
8.3
Transportation Planning and Optimization
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.1
Transportation Sourcing Management
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
8.2
Transportation Process Integration
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.1
Transportation Execution Management
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
8.4
Freight Payment Automation
QAD
9.0
SAP Business One
8.1
Customs Entry Management
QAD
3.0
SAP Business One
8.4
Customs Document Management
QAD
5.0
SAP Business One
8.4
Trade Management
QAD
SAP Business One
8.2
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
QAD
SAP Business One
8.0
Customs Document Collaboration
QAD
SAP Business One
8.0
Fulfillment Management
QAD
SAP Business One
8.2
Inventory Visibility
QAD
SAP Business One
8.8
Warehouse Workforce Management
QAD
SAP Business One
8.5

Manufacturing

QAD
8.3
SAP Business One
8.0
Production Process Design
QAD
7.5
SAP Business One
7.7
Supply Chain Business Flows
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.2
Production Management
QAD
7.5
SAP Business One
8.3
Contracted Manufacturing Management
QAD
8.5
SAP Business One
8.0
Configuration Management
QAD
8.5
SAP Business One
7.8
Work Definition
QAD
8.5
SAP Business One
8.2
Work Execution
QAD
9.0
SAP Business One
8.0
Advanced Fulfillment
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.0
Manufacturing Costs
QAD
9.5
SAP Business One
8.0

Supply Chain

QAD
8.1
SAP Business One
8.0
Forecasting
QAD
7.5
SAP Business One
8.2
Inventory Planning
QAD
7.5
SAP Business One
8.5
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
QAD
9.0
SAP Business One
7.7
Performance Monitoring
QAD
8.5
SAP Business One
7.8

Product Lifecycle Management

QAD
7.2
SAP Business One
7.7
Ideation Management
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
8.0
Requirements Management
QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
7.6
Proposal Management
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
7.8
Innovation Portfolio Management
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
8.3
Product Master Data Management
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
8.1
Vendor Portal
QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
6.4
Project Portfolio Management
QAD
SAP Business One
7.8

Pros

QAD

  • The QAD Enterprise application is great, we only started using this application a few years ago. The Master Scheduling Workbench has been a great improvement to our daily operations.
  • The Web-based QAD Supplier Portal has also been implemented recently in our company and has been a huge help to our purchasing and materials department.
  • The QAD support that we receive has helped our company grow and is a major asset in upcoming projects.
Amanda Bell | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business One

  • It allows making a real follow-up of the state of the company, without the need to wait for periodic reports. This provides a corrective tool for situations that deviate from the standard.
  • It prevents the business areas from working separately so the information is not duplicated and is managed effectively by all involved. thus avoiding conflicts and optimizing resources.
  • It allows the proper management of the client portfolio, accurately projecting the inputs and outputs of resources, products, orders, and invoices. Therefore, the inventory and cash flow are properly managed.
  • By correctly managing cash inflows and customer requirements, a real plan of goals can be established that is adjusted to the company's capabilities.
  • It is a standardized program in its use, with a parent company with decades in the market and renowned, which provides adequate user support to the tool.
Ronald Socorro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

QAD

  • Needs more flexibility to add/configure new indexes (if using the Progress Database) as the current indexes on key tables like transaction history are not helpful
  • Need a better support system for the TMS/Precision interface
  • Need better KnowledgeBase articles to understand the innerds of Pricing functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business One

  • Following a bench mark process - this seems contradicting to flexibility however we have wished we could follow more of an industry benchmark. Our challenge as a small company has been knowing how to properly use the system. We have discovered that we have set up the system wrong based and are using it improperly which has cause a lot work to correct.
  • Better live reporting options - current we are on prem SQL. Yes SAP is moving to HANA however smaller companies like ourselves are not ready for that. We need to be able to maintain our existing SQL DB. We also have a demand for live BI Reporting. It has been difficult to do this with our current set up.
  • Error handling - have found it very difficult to troubleshoot. Errors are not always clear and answers are hard to find.
John SCOTT Livingston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

QAD

QAD 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The cost / benefit of changing to a different ERP will create a high cost and low benefit that's why I believe that we'll continue renewing QAD for a long time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 8.0
Based on 8 answers
I cannot run my business without SAP Business One in place. I only consult on on product and that is SAP Business One. Business volume goes to zero if I don't use SAP Business One. It is the best product on the market - head and shoulders above other ERP packages I have looked at or implemented in the past.
Dr. Don Maes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

QAD

QAD 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use, zero or minimum cost to maintain the database (DBA etc) , no issue with OS ( Linux), stable database
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 7.8
Based on 5 answers
SAP Business One is one of the best ERPs for a medium or small business
in the market today. It has a wide variety of modules and it is really
easy to use and set up. You can trace every transaction and know what
user performs it, at what time, and in which date, for all your audit
needs. When comparing SAP to its competition, SAP provides the best
overall solution for the price you are paying. If your business grows,
you'll always have the possibility to upgrade to a much complete version
from the same manufacturer.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

QAD

QAD 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The SAP Business One software is up and running every time
you need it as it was planned. In more than 6 years that we have been
using the product, it has never been unavailable and if it ever was, it was because of a planned maintenance window scheduled in the company.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

QAD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 8.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP Business One performance depends mostly on the speed of your internal servers, should you have the solution on premise as we do. Sometimes the system tends to be a little slower for some users when others are executing really big reports of performing some batch loads, but generally, the performance is acceptable to all the users.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

QAD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 8.0
Based on 5 answers
It is a tool developed by a parent company with extensive experience in the sector, has specialists in each area, as well as a long career. It guarantees the technical quality based on the practice of years of attention to the user requirements, which makes them very competitive in this aspect.
Ronald Socorro | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

QAD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 7.7
Based on 2 answers
The training I get was a consultant level training, so it's basically a 6 weeks training covering every aspect and every module of the system. It covered most common use cases and exercise training so you can get along with the software, as well as examples so there culd be a better understanding.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

QAD

QAD 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 4.5
Based on 2 answers
Over the past two years SAP has added a great deal of new SAP Business One on-line training for version 9.0 and 9.1. Most of the training is very strong, but some is difficult to understand and follow. Additionally, SAP still has a few holes in their on-line training around Production, Bill-of-Materials, MRP and Service.
Robert Markley, Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

QAD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 7.3
Based on 23 answers
During the implementation process, we had some ideas on how to proceed in the best way and optimize time, since we had a relatively short time to carry out all operations. We made use of the SAP Business One copy tools to export data and import without having much damage.
Diego de Oliveira Lopes Pacheco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

QAD

QAD stacks up well against other similar software that I have used. All in all the ability to add or subtract modules from QAD is a great advantage in having a flexible system that you can start with and adapt as your needs changes. This allows for small companies to use QAD and not just limit it to bigger companies.
Brian Caulfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business One

SAP provides the most robust solution, with modules available for all department managers and even options for customization according to the company's special needs. We especially used the Crystal reports options to provide reports for each module. Overall, even if it's not the least expensive option, it has the best value for money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

QAD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 9.0
Based on 2 answers
For most small businesses, the only way you outgrow SAP Business One is if the nature of your business changes radically. Going from 1 to 50 users is quite easy with SAP B1. Going beyond 50 may require moving to the Hana SAP B1 platform to maintain or improve performance, but the path is there.
Add-ons to SAP B1 can also be added as specific needs are encountered that are not closely met by the standard product. These may be required early in the product life because of the nature of your business, or as you expand the use of SAP B1.
Dr. Don Maes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

QAD

  • QAD has made it easier for the operations engineering team to narrow down processes where reject rate relates to the highest cost so that they can solve those issues first.
  • QAD has made it easy for the production team to print work orders and track daily builds. This saves a lot of time from the old method of tracking in Word docs or Excel.
  • Sometimes QAD needs a lot of maintenance on the back end so we had to hire a full time employee to manage the data systems.
Dat Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business One

  • Employee efficiency has definitely increased with SAP Business One. This is attributed in a lot of ways to information visibility. Our employees are able to gather the data they need, quickly, and effectively.
  • Identifying inconsistencies in pricing has also been accomplished through use of reporting off individual tables. Previously, we weren't able to access our data in such a way as to enable us to write custom reports in-house.
  • We have also benefited greatly from having a single source of all business information. We utilize SAP Business One exclusively in-house. All documentation is attached to specific orders and Business Partners, as well as serialized equipment that has been sold.
John Bird | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

QAD

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

SAP Business One

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

QAD
9.0
SAP Business One
8.0

Usability

QAD
10.0
SAP Business One
7.8

Reliability and Availability

QAD
8.0
SAP Business One
9.0

Performance

QAD
SAP Business One
8.0

Support

QAD
SAP Business One
8.0

In-Person Training

QAD
SAP Business One
7.7

Online Training

QAD
7.0
SAP Business One
4.5

Implementation

QAD
SAP Business One
7.3

Scalability

QAD
SAP Business One
9.0

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