Sage 100cloud vs. SAP Business One

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage 100cloud
Score 8.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Sage 100cloud (formerly Sage 100 ERP) business management software offers a broad range of modules designed to meet the many needs of virtually any business. It encompasses financial operations and accounting, payroll, business intelligence, CRM, eBusiness, manufacturing and distribution.
$0
Per Seat per Month
SAP Business One
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
SAP Business One is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and medium-sized businesses, The product encompasses functionality around sales, customer relationships, inventory, operations, financials and human resources.
$99
per month
Pricing
Sage 100cloudSAP Business One
Editions & Modules
Sage 100 ERP Standard
Per Seat per Month
Sage 100 ERP Advanced
Per Seat per Month
Sage 100 ERP Premium
Per Seat per Month
Sage 100 ERP Online
Per User per Month
Limited
$99.00
per month
Starter
$110.00
per month
Pro
$132.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage 100cloudSAP Business One
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Sage 100cloudSAP Business One
Considered Both Products
Sage 100cloud
Chose Sage 100cloud
The main drivers are cost, implementation time and effort, and simple options for basic business use.
SAP Business One

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Sage 100cloudSAP Business One
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
8.4
7 Ratings
SAP Business One
10.0
9 Ratings
Pay calculation8.67 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.65 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.07 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
1.0
8 Ratings
SAP Business One
6.2
34 Ratings
API for custom integration1.05 Ratings6.333 Ratings
Plug-ins1.08 Ratings6.032 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
10.0
14 Ratings
SAP Business One
8.7
38 Ratings
Single sign-on capability10.014 Ratings8.931 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.013 Ratings8.438 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
7.4
16 Ratings
SAP Business One
7.6
39 Ratings
Dashboards8.610 Ratings6.435 Ratings
Standard reports8.615 Ratings7.139 Ratings
Custom reports5.014 Ratings9.335 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
7.6
16 Ratings
SAP Business One
5.6
40 Ratings
Accounts payable9.016 Ratings7.940 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.012 Ratings8.139 Ratings
Global Financial Support6.73 Ratings7.925 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.25 Ratings7.625 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations10.06 Ratings7.032 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.24 Ratings5.530 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.24 Ratings7.735 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
7.5
10 Ratings
SAP Business One
8.4
39 Ratings
Inventory tracking8.010 Ratings8.639 Ratings
Automatic reordering6.78 Ratings8.528 Ratings
Location management6.75 Ratings8.236 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
9.1
9 Ratings
SAP Business One
7.9
37 Ratings
Pricing10.09 Ratings8.436 Ratings
Order entry10.09 Ratings8.737 Ratings
Credit card processing10.09 Ratings8.522 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.09 Ratings8.337 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.63 Ratings8.129 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
8.2
6 Ratings
SAP Business One
7.0
34 Ratings
Billing Management8.24 Ratings6.929 Ratings
Revenue Recognition8.24 Ratings5.124 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.25 Ratings5.526 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management8.24 Ratings8.821 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.24 Ratings4.425 Ratings
Period Close10.05 Ratings8.331 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
8.0
5 Ratings
SAP Business One
7.6
19 Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting9.04 Ratings7.517 Ratings
Project Costing9.03 Ratings7.716 Ratings
Cost Capture8.04 Ratings7.716 Ratings
Capital Project Management8.63 Ratings7.711 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance7.83 Ratings7.714 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition7.83 Ratings7.116 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
5.0
1 Ratings
SAP Business One
9.2
15 Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling5.01 Ratings7.714 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers5.01 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality5.01 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Project Candidate Search5.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools5.01 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Talent Profiles5.01 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Absence Management5.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
7.0
1 Ratings
SAP Business One
7.8
15 Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management7.01 Ratings7.29 Ratings
Spending Control7.01 Ratings7.811 Ratings
Indirect Cost Management7.01 Ratings7.812 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
5.0
1 Ratings
SAP Business One
8.3
16 Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared5.01 Ratings9.310 Ratings
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees5.01 Ratings9.310 Ratings
Contract Authoring5.01 Ratings7.511 Ratings
Contract Renewal Automation5.01 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Contract Repository5.01 Ratings8.79 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated5.01 Ratings8.313 Ratings
Supplier Management5.01 Ratings7.212 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
4.4
1 Ratings
SAP Business One
8.1
8 Ratings
Risk Repository5.01 Ratings8.36 Ratings
Control Management5.01 Ratings8.97 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments5.01 Ratings7.86 Ratings
Issue Detection3.01 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Remediation and Certification4.01 Ratings7.86 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
7.1
3 Ratings
SAP Business One
7.7
19 Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization7.02 Ratings7.413 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management7.01 Ratings7.611 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.01 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Fulfillment Management7.02 Ratings7.215 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management7.63 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
8.2
3 Ratings
SAP Business One
8.3
19 Ratings
Production Process Design8.42 Ratings8.317 Ratings
Production Management8.43 Ratings8.318 Ratings
Configuration Management8.42 Ratings7.713 Ratings
Work Execution8.02 Ratings8.315 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.02 Ratings8.315 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
7.8
3 Ratings
SAP Business One
8.0
22 Ratings
Forecasting8.03 Ratings8.221 Ratings
Inventory Planning8.03 Ratings7.622 Ratings
Performance Monitoring7.63 Ratings8.916 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 100cloud
1.4
1 Ratings
SAP Business One
9.8
14 Ratings
Proposal Management1.01 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Product Master Data Management2.01 Ratings8.912 Ratings
User Ratings
Sage 100cloudSAP Business One
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(20 ratings)
9.3
(45 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.6
(5 ratings)
4.7
(9 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(5 ratings)
7.7
(11 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
8.6
(16 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.0
(2 ratings)
6.1
(47 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage 100cloudSAP Business One
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
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
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SAP
SAP Business One would be more useful if it contained tools to acommodate the growing need of online sales. A more complete shipping module which handles tracking numbers with the common couriers would be great. A built in warehouse management system would be great designed to be used with barcode scanners
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Pros
Sage
  • 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.
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SAP
  • SAP Business One is more suitable for small and medium scale enterprises
  • SAP Business One is : analytics, mobile technologies, cloud technologies
  • SAP Business One has exceptional performance in handling business functions such as purchasing and operations and customer relationship management
  • An important key features of SAP Business One is Reporting and Analytics.
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Cons
Sage
  • 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.
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SAP
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
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.
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SAP
As I said before, it is a first level tool, well developed, and with very strong development support, although the learning curve, its implementation, the cost-benefit ratio, the price and the user experience is not the most suitable for small and medium-sized companies. It is a company with extensive experience, market positioning, technical support and expanded use
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Usability
Sage
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
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SAP
I would like to give 8 out of 10 rating for SAP Business One because SAP Business One is a good choice for the mostly used business management solutions for the small and medium-sized companies. SAP Business One can help in optimizing the existing business process and enables streamline business processes for the daily activities for all users across the entire organization. The importance realization of SAP Business One implementation is based on the selection of the good reputation partner and its approach for the entire implementation. SAP Business One is a user-friendly and easy to use Enterprise system that the organization can benefit its features and functionalities by utilizing it.
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Reliability and Availability
Sage
No answers on this topic
SAP
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.
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Performance
Sage
No answers on this topic
SAP
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.
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Support Rating
Sage
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.
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SAP
I rate my experience with SAP Business One's support team as excellent (10). They are easy to contact and effortless to work with on any issue or concern. I like the support SAP provides for any of their products. SAP has a great backing and I would recommend them to any of my colleagues.
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In-Person Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
SAP
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.
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Online Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
SAP
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.
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Implementation Rating
Sage
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.
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SAP
These implementations are not easy. Even a standard implementation can be difficult. With a never-been-done-before implementation, the implementation team and the user team need to be thorough with planning, make a decision on key points, and stick to them before any design happens. Our biggest challenge was not from StellarOne, rather it was from the mid-implementation decisions from our internal team. StellarOne did a great job warning us, implementing our decision, and then helping us adjust our SAP to handle the new direction we took.
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Alternatives Considered
Sage
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.
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SAP
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.
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Scalability
Sage
No answers on this topic
SAP
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.
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Return on Investment
Sage
  • 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.
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SAP
  • 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.
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