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Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 10 feature sets: Payroll Management, Security, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management, Subledger and Financial Process, Project Financial Management, Project Execution Management, Risk Management, Supply Chain
  • Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Customization, Reporting & Analytics, Grants Management, Procurement, Product Lifecycle Management

Payroll Management

8.4

Sage 100cloud

84%
7.4

Sage 500

74%
Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 3/5 features

Pay calculation

8.6
86%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

8.6
86%
5 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

8.6
86%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Customization

1.0

Sage 100cloud

10%
4.5

Sage 500

45%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

1.0
10%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Plug-ins

1.0
10%
8 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Security

10.0

Sage 100cloud

100%
5.0

Sage 500

50%
Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
14 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
13 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

7.4

Sage 100cloud

74%
8.3

Sage 500

83%
Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

8.6
86%
10 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

8.6
86%
15 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

5.0
50%
14 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

7.6

Sage 100cloud

76%
6.6

Sage 500

66%
Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

9.0
90%
16 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
12 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Global Financial Support

6.7
67%
3 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

6.7
67%
5 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Localizations

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

10.0
100%
6 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Enterprise Accounting

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Centralized Rules Framework

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

7.5

Sage 100cloud

75%
6.5

Sage 500

65%
Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 2/4 features

Inventory tracking

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

6.7
67%
8 Ratings
3.0
30%
2 Ratings

Location management

6.7
67%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

8.6
86%
7 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Order Management

9.1

Sage 100cloud

91%
8.2

Sage 500

82%
Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
9 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Order entry

10.0
100%
9 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Credit card processing

10.0
100%
9 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
9 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Order Orchestration

8.6
86%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

6.7
67%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

8.6
86%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

8.2

Sage 100cloud

82%
5.4

Sage 500

54%
Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 13/14 features

Automated Invoice Processing

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Shared Services Payments

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Billings Management

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cash Management

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Asset Management

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Travel & Expense Management

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Period Close

10.0
100%
5 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

9.4
94%
3 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

3rd Party Accounting Systems

2.0
20%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

8.0

Sage 100cloud

80%
6.9

Sage 500

69%
Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 8/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Project Costing

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Capital Project Management

8.6
86%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

10.0
100%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

9.9
99%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Embedded Business Intelligence

5.0
50%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Execution Management

5.0

Sage 100cloud

50%
4.5

Sage 500

45%
Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 12/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Resource Manager Dashboard

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Task Insight for Project Managers

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

5.0
50%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Team Member Task Collaboration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Team Member Mobile Functionality

5.0
50%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Search

5.0
50%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

5.0
50%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Defineable Resource Pools

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Talent Profiles

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Absence Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Grants Management

7.0

Sage 100cloud

70%
7.5

Sage 500

75%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 3/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Spending Control

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Billing

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Procurement

5.0

Sage 100cloud

50%
6.0

Sage 500

60%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 11/19 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Sourcing Analysis

5.0
50%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Bids Analyzed and Compared

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

5.0
50%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Contract Authoring

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Compliance Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Contract History

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Renewal Automation

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Repository

5.0
50%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Electronic Signatures

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Supplier Assessment

5.0
50%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Supplier Portal

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Risk Management

4.4

Sage 100cloud

44%
4.3

Sage 500

43%
Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 6/9 features

Risk Repository

5.0
50%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Control Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Control Mapping

5.0
50%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Control Efficiency Assessments

5.0
50%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Automated Control Assessments

5.0
50%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Assessment Capture

4.0
40%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Issue Detection

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Automatic Notification

4.0
40%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Remediation and Certification

4.0
40%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Logistics

7.1

Sage 100cloud

71%

Sage 500

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 13/13 features

Transportation Planning and Optimization

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Sourcing Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Process Integration

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Execution Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Freight Payment Automation

7.6
76%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Trade Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Trade Regulatory Compliance Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Entry Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Collaboration

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Fulfillment Management

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Visibility

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing

8.2

Sage 100cloud

82%

Sage 500

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

8.4
84%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

8.4
84%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

8.4
84%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

8.4
84%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Configuration Management

8.4
84%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Definition

7.8
78%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

7.8

Sage 100cloud

78%
1.3

Sage 500

13%
Sage 100cloud ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Inventory Planning

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

7.4
74%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

1.4

Sage 100cloud

14%
5.3

Sage 500

53%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 6/7 features

Ideation Management

1.0
10%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Requirements Management

1.0
10%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Proposal Management

1.0
10%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Innovation Portfolio Management

1.0
10%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Product Master Data Management

2.0
20%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Vendor Portal

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

2.0
20%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Sage 100cloud is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
  • Sage 500 ERP is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Sage 100cloud

80%
20 Ratings
2.0

Sage 500

20%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.6

Sage 100cloud

76%
5 Ratings
6.3

Sage 500

63%
2 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Sage 100cloud

90%
5 Ratings

Sage 500

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.1

Sage 100cloud

91%
2 Ratings

Sage 500

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Sage 100cloud

90%
5 Ratings

Sage 500

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

Sage 100cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Sage 500

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

6.0

Sage 100cloud

60%
2 Ratings
8.0

Sage 500

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage 100cloud

For small and medium business in the distribution and light manufacturing space, Sage 100 is probably the best bang for your buck. As a very scaleable system, you can modify the system to meet the needs of a growing business without making gross changes to the core of the system
Anonymous | 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

Pros

Sage 100cloud

  • Simple to implement and use. Operation very intuitive so new employees are quickly trained.
  • It is very flexible with many modules and many features allows for easy customization to suit particular needs of any department or company.
  • Context sensitive help, training and support make it easy for a company to operate with out a lot of additional outside tech support.
  • Scalable plenty of room to grow as the business grows without being bloated.
  • Pricing is very reasonable.
Therese Anthony | 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

Sage 100cloud

  • It's painfully slow even for mid-sized businesses like ours without millions of transactions.
  • It crashes very, very often and has numerous critical failures.
  • Unfortunately, it's a local program so that excludes it from being used remotely. You have to be on site for it to work.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

Sage 100cloud

General

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

Starting Price

Sage 100cloud Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Sage 100 ERP Standard1
Sage 100 ERP Advanced1
Sage 100 ERP Premium1
  1. Per Seat per Month
SaaS Edition
Sage 100 ERP Online1
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Sage 500

General

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

Starting Price

Sage 500 Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud 7.6
Based on 5 answers
I would put this out to bid, if I were at the same organization. There have been a lot of improvements and changes in enterprise software and my preference would be to find a good web-based or cloud-based tool. Lower overall cost of ownership and improved efficiency would be my target criteria for a rebid of this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

Sage 500 6.3
Based on 2 answers
It's too pricey for our size of company.
Lisa Kuta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud 9.0
Based on 5 answers
It is easy, flexible, user friendly and feature laden. Out of the box or easily customized to meet our "wish" list . Sage offers a variety of modules and bolt-ons, user defined fields etc., allowing us to conduct business "our way" without forcing us into a one-size- fits- none mold or having to purchase expensive and cumbersome programming modifications
Therese Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Sage Support is very good. I usually get a person on the phone in a short time frame and usually get my issues fixed in one called.
Joseph Mancuso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Sage 100cloud

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

Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud 6.0
Based on 2 answers
We had an advantage in implementing the tool in that our director of Ops had been part of the team implementing the ERP for other users so we knew what to expect and were able to avoid a lot of the challenges people sometimes face with implementations. However, the process still took far longer than desired.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 500

Sage 500 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Sage 100cloud

I've reviewed Accpac, Syspro, SAP Business 1 and Platinum. Sage is far easier to use and setup than Syspro and SAP Business 1. Generally speaking, most accounting software does the same thing, at the end of the day, how easy is it to modify data inside the system and review to make sure that your system integrity is intact. I find that Sage 100 is excellent at these things.
Brett Witzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sage 100cloud

  • We have seen increased efficiencies for our team members processing orders and fulfillment as they are now integrated.
  • We have cut paper/printing/mail expenses by 500% of what we previously spent.
  • Our overall cash management has improved with the visibility from Bank Reconciliation and Financial Reporting.
Joshua Curlett | 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

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