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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

SAP ERP

In the on-premise world of things, it ruled the world. The ease with which it can be customized and the language support it provides is simply amazing. Their landscape and transport management is brilliant. It saves millions of dollars for huge enterprises. I only wish that their support model can be enhanced further.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Sage 500
7.4
SAP ERP
8.5
Pay calculation
Sage 500
9.0
SAP ERP
5.0
Benefit plan administration
Sage 500
6.0
SAP ERP
9.5
Direct deposit files
Sage 500
9.0
SAP ERP
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
9.4
Reimbursement management
Sage 500
5.0
SAP ERP
9.1

Customization

Sage 500
4.5
SAP ERP
8.3
API for custom integration
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP
8.4
Plug-ins
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
8.2

Security

Sage 500
5.0
SAP ERP
9.4
Single sign-on capability
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
9.5
Role-based user permissions
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
9.4

Reporting & Analytics

Sage 500
8.3
SAP ERP
8.2
Dashboards
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
7.9
Standard reports
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP
8.0
Custom reports
Sage 500
10.0
SAP ERP
8.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sage 500
6.6
SAP ERP
8.5
Accounts payable
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP
9.0
Accounts receivable
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP
9.0
Global Financial Support
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
Intercompany Accounting
Sage 500
5.0
SAP ERP
Journals and Reconciliations
Sage 500
6.0
SAP ERP
Enterprise Accounting
Sage 500
5.0
SAP ERP
Configurable Accounting
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Standardized Processes
Sage 500
6.0
SAP ERP

Inventory Management

Sage 500
6.5
SAP ERP
8.9
Inventory tracking
Sage 500
9.0
SAP ERP
9.4
Automatic reordering
Sage 500
3.0
SAP ERP
8.7
Location management
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
8.4
Manufacturing module
Sage 500
6.0
SAP ERP
9.2

Order Management

Sage 500
8.2
SAP ERP
8.5
Pricing
Sage 500
8.2
SAP ERP
8.5
Order entry
Sage 500
8.2
SAP ERP
8.9
Credit card processing
Sage 500
8.2
SAP ERP
7.7
Cost of goods sold
Sage 500
8.2
SAP ERP
8.8

Subledger and Financial Process

Sage 500
5.4
SAP ERP
Automated Invoice Processing
Sage 500
6.0
SAP ERP
Shared Services Payments
Sage 500
4.0
SAP ERP
Billings Management
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Customer Receipt Applications
Sage 500
4.0
SAP ERP
Revenue Recognition
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Cash Management
Sage 500
6.0
SAP ERP
Asset Management
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP
Travel & Expense Management
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
Period Close
Sage 500
5.0
SAP ERP
Transactions Tax
Sage 500
3.0
SAP ERP
Subledger Reconciliations
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP

Project Financial Management

Sage 500
6.9
SAP ERP
Budgeting and Forecasting
Sage 500
1.0
SAP ERP
Project Costing
Sage 500
3.0
SAP ERP
Cost Capture
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Capital Project Management
Sage 500
9.0
SAP ERP
Customer Invoicing
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Customer Contract Compliance
Sage 500
9.0
SAP ERP
Project Revenue Recognition
Sage 500
9.0
SAP ERP
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP
Project Financials Dashboard
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Real-time Financial Reporting
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP

Project Execution Management

Sage 500
4.5
SAP ERP
Project Manager Dashboard
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Resource Manager Dashboard
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP
Task Insight for Project Managers
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Sage 500
5.0
SAP ERP
Team Member Task Collaboration
Sage 500
5.0
SAP ERP
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Sage 500
4.0
SAP ERP
Project Candidate Search
Sage 500
4.0
SAP ERP
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
Real-Time Project Reporting
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
Absence Management
Sage 500
4.0
SAP ERP
Product Lifecycle Management
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP

Grants Management

Sage 500
7.5
SAP ERP
Award Lifecycle Management
Sage 500
6.0
SAP ERP
Spending Control
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Indirect Cost Management
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Billing
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP

Procurement

Sage 500
6.0
SAP ERP
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
Sourcing Analysis
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
Contract Authoring
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Contract Compliance Management
Sage 500
4.0
SAP ERP
Contract History
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Contract Renewal Automation
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Contract Repository
Sage 500
10.0
SAP ERP
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Sage 500
9.0
SAP ERP
Electronic Signatures
Sage 500
9.0
SAP ERP
Invoice Automated Matching
Sage 500
9.0
SAP ERP
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Sage 500
6.0
SAP ERP
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP
Spend Compliance Management
Sage 500
5.0
SAP ERP
Supplier Assessment
Sage 500
3.0
SAP ERP
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Sage 500
5.0
SAP ERP
Supplier Management
Sage 500
4.0
SAP ERP

Risk Management

Sage 500
4.3
SAP ERP
Risk Repository
Sage 500
3.0
SAP ERP
Control Management
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP
Control Mapping
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
Control Efficiency Assessments
Sage 500
4.0
SAP ERP
Automated Control Assessments
Sage 500
6.0
SAP ERP
Assessment Capture
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
Automatic Notification
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP
Remediation and Certification
Sage 500
3.0
SAP ERP

Supply Chain

Sage 500
1.3
SAP ERP
Forecasting
Sage 500
1.0
SAP ERP
Inventory Planning
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
Performance Monitoring
Sage 500
1.0
SAP ERP

Product Lifecycle Management

Sage 500
5.3
SAP ERP
Ideation Management
Sage 500
2.0
SAP ERP
Requirements Management
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP
Proposal Management
Sage 500
7.0
SAP ERP
Innovation Portfolio Management
Sage 500
4.0
SAP ERP
Product Master Data Management
Sage 500
4.0
SAP ERP
Project Portfolio Management
Sage 500
8.0
SAP ERP

Pros

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

SAP ERP

  • 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.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

SAP ERP

  • 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)
Brandon Macapelit, CISA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 500

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

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 8.6
Based on 4 answers
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
Todd Bellamy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 9.4
Based on 6 answers
SAP ERP is highly efficient with handling both large and complex organizations and it has the ability to handle different departments within the company and the data security is fool proof. It also automatically enables the data to be available between different modules such as SD and MM or HCM or IM and QM so users do not have to use multiple applications to run their everyday business.
Harminder Chahal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 9.0
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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

SAP ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Sage 500

Sage 500 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

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

SAP ERP

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.
John Mota | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

SAP ERP

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sage 500

General

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

SAP ERP

General

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

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