Sage 500 ERP vs. SAP ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
SAP ERP
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
SAP ERP is an enterprise suite comprising Financials (A/P, A/R, accounting, reporting, risk management, etc.), Human Capital Management (HR and Payroll), and Operations (procurement, manufacturing, sales & service). This is an enterprise level product designed for large organizations.N/A
Pricing
Sage 500 ERPSAP ERP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage 500SAP ERP
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
Sage 500 ERPSAP ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
7.4
1 Ratings
SAP ERP
8.2
24 Ratings
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.01 Ratings8.822 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings8.920 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
2 Ratings
SAP ERP
7.8
34 Ratings
API for custom integration7.02 Ratings8.334 Ratings
Plug-ins2.02 Ratings7.327 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
5.0
2 Ratings
SAP ERP
9.7
42 Ratings
Single sign-on capability2.02 Ratings9.736 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.02 Ratings9.741 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
SAP ERP
8.6
41 Ratings
Dashboards8.02 Ratings8.233 Ratings
Standard reports7.02 Ratings8.841 Ratings
Custom reports10.02 Ratings8.841 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
6.6
2 Ratings
SAP ERP
8.6
41 Ratings
Accounts payable7.02 Ratings9.341 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.02 Ratings9.241 Ratings
Global Financial Support2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
6.5
2 Ratings
SAP ERP
9.0
37 Ratings
Inventory tracking9.02 Ratings9.436 Ratings
Automatic reordering3.02 Ratings9.232 Ratings
Location management8.02 Ratings8.733 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
8.2
1 Ratings
SAP ERP
8.8
37 Ratings
Pricing8.21 Ratings8.935 Ratings
Order entry8.21 Ratings8.937 Ratings
Credit card processing8.21 Ratings9.024 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.21 Ratings8.533 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
5.4
1 Ratings
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Revenue Recognition8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
6.9
1 Ratings
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
1 Ratings
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Candidate Search4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Absence Management4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
7.5
1 Ratings
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Spending Control8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Indirect Cost Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
6.0
1 Ratings
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Renewal Automation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Repository10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
4.3
1 Ratings
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Risk Repository3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
1.3
1 Ratings
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Forecasting1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
5.3
1 Ratings
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Proposal Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Sage 500 ERPSAP ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(4 ratings)
8.7
(49 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.3
(2 ratings)
9.5
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(14 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(15 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
6.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage 500 ERPSAP ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
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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SAP
The availability of the leading and non-leading ledgers meets our financial reporting requirements and helps us fulfill both the stock exchange requirements at the parent company level and country-specific requirements at the operating entity level. In addition, the Open Item Managed Account feature ensures that reporting teams optimize their efforts on subsystem-driven accounts to achieve accounting concurrency.
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Pros
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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SAP
  • Organizational resource management and integration of different departments with each other as a software automation
  • We have Access to all insights and analytics data from anywhere
  • It doesn't matter how big your organization is, it supports everything from small companies to giant high-tech organizations, and they all have access to data at very high speeds.
  • If you use the web and cloud version, the initial costs will be greatly reduced and even a small start-up small company can enjoy the benefits of SAP ERP.
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Cons
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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SAP
  • SAP sometimes gets slow whenever most of the people in the company simultaneously use it
  • Hopefully they would extend background job processing to all tables in SAP since it sometimes goes time out whenever extracting large historical data (ex. 5 years expense data)
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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SAP
The cost of SAP as an ERP is quite high and the switching costs associated with ERP systems are even higher. That being said moving from one ERP to another only happens once in a great while for large organizations. Those switching costs include retraining, IT hardware requirements, outside consultants and more
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Usability
Sage
No answers on this topic
SAP
It is worth my time as far as my concern I just loved the product and it has saved me from many problems that I used to [deal] with earlier overall it has [enhanced] my work efficiency that is why I am happy to give this rating to this product Also I loved the features and worth my working skills.
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Support Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
SAP
Well, I've had several scenarios where it was evident that they simply buy time. At the same time, their Product Support and Implementation teams are most likely not in sync. What's said by a member of implementation may not hold good when you refer the same thing with a member of the support team.
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In-Person Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
SAP
There are online courses available from SAP called openSAP courses which can be used as a learning tool. Apart from it, SAP trainers can be arranged at an additional cost to train in person.
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Online Training
Sage
The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.
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SAP
Self explanatory online videos are available for everyone’s access.
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Implementation Rating
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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SAP
Implementation of SAP ERP is actually taken up with phases, and every phase has a business purpose. Mostly every implementation goes well with the Golive, and support during HyperCare ensures that all issues raised post golive are fixed before going into Maintenance mode
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Alternatives Considered
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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SAP
SAP is totally integrated as are many of its greatest competitors, but the level of detail in the integration between modules puts SAP heads and shoulders above all others. Granted, the SAP implementation can be much more difficult to perform, but in the long run, the amount of effort you put in will result in excellent usability. After using Oracle's E-Business Suite for over 20 years, we did a due diligence search that lasted over 18 months before making a decision to go with SAP. This was a result of our Oracle system being made "un-upgradeable" due to a custom module that Oracle Consulting actually built for us. We were stuck in an old version of their database that would not work upon patching to the next version.
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Return on Investment
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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SAP
  • SAP has helped in transparency across different business unit and single financial view of the company that previously did not exist.
  • The cost of supporting the solution is slightly higher than the previous ERP and the consulting solutions cost more.
  • Overall SAP has brought in positive ROI and uniform business practices across the organization
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