S2K Enterprise vs. Sage 500 ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
S2K Enterprise
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Sage 500
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
Sage 500 ERP includes accounting and finance, distribution and supply chain, and manufacturing operations support modules. The latest Sage 500 release includes accounts payable enhancements, credit card processing, and general updates, as well as updates to the solution's modules.N/A
Pricing
S2K EnterpriseSage 500 ERP
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
S2K EnterpriseSage 500
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
S2K EnterpriseSage 500 ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
7.4
1 Ratings
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
2 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.0
2 Ratings
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
Dashboards00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.6
2 Ratings
Accounts payable00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.5
2 Ratings
Inventory tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
8.2
1 Ratings
Pricing00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.4
1 Ratings
Billing Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Revenue Recognition00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.9
1 Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
1 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Project Candidate Search00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Absence Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
7.5
1 Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Spending Control00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Indirect Cost Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.0
1 Ratings
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Contract Renewal Automation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
4.3
1 Ratings
Risk Repository00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
1.3
1 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
S2K Enterprise
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.3
1 Ratings
Proposal Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
User Ratings
S2K EnterpriseSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
2.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.3
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
S2K EnterpriseSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
This ERP is suited for products that do not require customizations or personalization. Ideally, if you are selling a product as is, then S2K will fit your needs. Make sure to have all of the requirements for each piece laid out. For instance, with products - know all of your attributes and functionality for product pages ahead of time. Include this in the presentation for ERP selection. Ask what functionality is out of the box, and what is a customization. Ask for quotes ahead of time. This may increase the overall cost of the ERP as well as the time it takes to launch. Example: Product reviews, cross sells, remarketing, abandoned cart integration, etc
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Sage
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.
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Pros
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
  • Customization for various businesses.
  • One-stop shop for managing a website, real time inventory, order processing, accounting, and shipping.
  • The platform is easy to use. Whether it is used by a customer service member, designer, or developer.
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Sage
  • 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.
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Cons
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
  • There will most likely be customizations made for a particular niche site to integrate with their system.
  • Product reviews, up sells, and cross sells are not built into the website functionality. Customization to the offerings would be needed.
  • Very little documentation or open source resources on instructions or development in regards to the website design and integration with the ERP.
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Sage
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
S2K is easy to use, has room for growth, and serves the company's needs as a whole
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Sage
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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Usability
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
The platform is easy to use, customize, and fit an organization's needs.
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Sage
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Support Rating
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
Great support. The staff is very knowledgeable about the platform and the capabilities within the IBM framework
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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
No answers on this topic
Sage
The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.
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Implementation Rating
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
If this is someone's first ERP implementation, I strongly suggest you ask for services to help implement. Ask for training on every aspect of the implementation. Make sure this is put into the overall ERP quote
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Sage
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.
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Alternatives Considered
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
S2K offered a system that could be used by various departments. There were modules for accounting, customer service, order entry, and web development. The ability to customize the website integration was a plus. S2K allows the option to have products in different warehouse locations. This allowed us to better manage inventory and see in real time what the stock status was
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Sage
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.
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Return on Investment
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
  • Reduced shipping time - shipments are now heading to customers 2 days sooner than before.
  • Ability to search by attributes.
  • In stock status - real time inventory tracking tells customers if a product is available without the wait.
  • Order tracking - the ability to track every shipment associated with their order.
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Sage
  • 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.
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