Sage 300cloud vs. Sage 500 ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage 300cloud
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Sage 300cloud (formerly Sage 300 ERP) is a business management solution that includes strong accounting and financials, as well as multi-currency and multi-language capabilities. Built on accounting best practices, users will be able to track, control, and plan the financial health of their business.
$1,655
Lifetime License per Seat
Sage 500
Score 7.3 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
Sage 300cloudSage 500 ERP
Editions & Modules
Sage 300 ERP Standard
$1,655
Lifetime License per Seat
Sage 300 ERP Advanced
$1,665
Lifetime License per Seat
Sage 300 ERP Premium
$1,665
Lifetime License (unlimited seats)
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage 300cloudSage 500
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOur pricing is by module and by license and can range depending on what the customers requirements are. Most of our financial and operational modules are $1655.00 each, plus user license, plus an annual business care of 24%.
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Sage 300cloudSage 500 ERP
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Sage 300cloud

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Sage 500
Chose Sage 500 ERP
Sage is by far the worst program I have ever used in the construction industry. It has the capability to be a wonderful program for an entire organization but it severely lacks user interface. For instance, Their field reports section has a character limit. That's …
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Features
Sage 300cloudSage 500 ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.6
9 Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
7.4
1 Ratings
Pay calculation9.39 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.04 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.39 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
9.2
9 Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
2 Ratings
API for custom integration9.37 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins9.09 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.7
16 Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.0
2 Ratings
Single sign-on capability8.712 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.716 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.6
18 Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
Dashboards8.77 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Standard reports9.018 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Custom reports8.016 Ratings10.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.8
19 Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.6
2 Ratings
Accounts payable8.719 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.318 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Cash management8.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation9.318 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support8.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.02 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.37 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting8.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.35 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.35 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.9
11 Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
6.5
2 Ratings
Inventory tracking9.311 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.35 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Location management9.39 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manufacturing module8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.9
11 Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
8.2
1 Ratings
Pricing8.79 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order entry8.311 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Credit card processing9.36 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.010 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Order Orchestration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility8.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution8.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
-
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
Sage 300cloud
-
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
Sage 300cloud
-
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
Sage 300cloud
-
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
Sage 300cloud
-
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
Sage 300cloud
-
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
Sage 300cloud
-
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
Sage 300cloud
-
Ratings
Sage 500 ERP
5.3
1 Ratings
Proposal Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
User Ratings
Sage 300cloudSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(19 ratings)
2.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(2 ratings)
6.3
(2 ratings)
Usability
7.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage 300cloudSage 500 ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
Sage 300cloud is a great option when it comes to cloud accounting/tracking software. In comparison to Sage's other products, Sage 300cloud is the only cloud/web based option with modern UI's and more intuitive interfaces. Additionally, Sage 300cloud offers an entire system of customer integrations that become available dependent on subscription level. Sage 300cloud also offers integrations between other Sage products (AP, CRM, etc) that allows for better automation and efficiency
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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
Sage
  • Overall ease of use and intuitive navigation - minimal training has been required to use the system efficiently and effectively
  • Customer Inquiry - quickly see outstanding documents and drill down on any item (open or paid) to find the information you need
  • Most reports are easy to export into a workable Excel format using the Excel - data only or csv file format.
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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
Sage
  • Little things, like changing the company name - are more difficult than we would like (We used to be MSDSSAB but legally shortened it to MSDSB).
  • A management financial reporting tool with live access - to premade reports - without paying an arm and a leg would be appreciated.
  • More training opportunities in local areas - or nearby - would be appreciated...
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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
Sage
It is a solid stable product with a large user community and large ISV community. Support and Training are easy to access and obtain and there is larger reseller channel to ensure the firm you work with is honest. It is scalable and there are multiple deployment and payment options.
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Sage
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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Usability
Sage
Sage 300cloud is intuitive and user friendly after some training. It does require implementation and training but once that's done, this software is easy to use and navigate. Support for Sage 300cloud is spot on and offers assistance over the simplest to [the] most complex of tasks. Finding information or learning new tasks within Sage 300cloud is relatively easy and educational.
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Sage
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Support Rating
Sage
Turnover is high in the Sage Support department so sometimes it is difficult to get a rep who knows the issue well. Reps are good and getting assistance when they need it. Sometimes support is more interested in closing issue than actually solving problem. It can be difficult at times to have issues escalated but overall the support is good.
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Sage
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Online Training
Sage
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
Sage
No answers on this topic
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
Sage
Sage 300 cloud is much more detailed than the other. About the same in being user friendly A better layout Saves time for doing the schedules for Audits Mobile Access Sage 300cloud can manage all different industries
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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
Sage
  • It allows our company to efficiently and effectively maintain and track our job cost.
  • Its reliable performance allows us to function continually.
  • It also provides our division managers with reports that they can use to determine where we are experiencing problems.
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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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