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Score 8.8 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

Unit4 Financials

This would work well for the back side of accounting...meaning after the invoice was created. If you need software to create invoices, this may not be the software for you (or at least you would have to do additional research on its capability). Other than that, it takes care of the majority of our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Sage 500
7.4
Unit4 Financials
Pay calculation
Sage 500
9.0
Unit4 Financials
Benefit plan administration
Sage 500
6.0
Unit4 Financials
Direct deposit files
Sage 500
9.0
Unit4 Financials
Salary revision and increment management
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Reimbursement management
Sage 500
5.0
Unit4 Financials

Customization

Sage 500
4.5
Unit4 Financials
API for custom integration
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials
Plug-ins
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials

Security

Sage 500
5.0
Unit4 Financials
9.0
Single sign-on capability
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Sage 500
8.3
Unit4 Financials
5.3
Dashboards
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
1.0
Standard reports
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials
7.0
Custom reports
Sage 500
10.0
Unit4 Financials
8.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sage 500
6.6
Unit4 Financials
8.1
Accounts payable
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials
9.0
Accounts receivable
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials
9.0
Global Financial Support
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
Intercompany Accounting
Sage 500
5.0
Unit4 Financials
7.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Sage 500
6.0
Unit4 Financials
8.0
Enterprise Accounting
Sage 500
5.0
Unit4 Financials
Configurable Accounting
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Standardized Processes
Sage 500
6.0
Unit4 Financials
8.0
Cash management
Sage 500
Unit4 Financials
8.0
Expense management
Sage 500
Unit4 Financials
8.0
Multi-division support
Sage 500
Unit4 Financials
8.0

Inventory Management

Sage 500
6.5
Unit4 Financials
8.0
Inventory tracking
Sage 500
9.0
Unit4 Financials
8.0
Automatic reordering
Sage 500
3.0
Unit4 Financials
Location management
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Manufacturing module
Sage 500
6.0
Unit4 Financials

Order Management

Sage 500
8.2
Unit4 Financials
Pricing
Sage 500
8.2
Unit4 Financials
Order entry
Sage 500
8.2
Unit4 Financials
Credit card processing
Sage 500
8.2
Unit4 Financials
Cost of goods sold
Sage 500
8.2
Unit4 Financials

Subledger and Financial Process

Sage 500
5.4
Unit4 Financials
Automated Invoice Processing
Sage 500
6.0
Unit4 Financials
Shared Services Payments
Sage 500
4.0
Unit4 Financials
Billings Management
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Customer Receipt Applications
Sage 500
4.0
Unit4 Financials
Revenue Recognition
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Cash Management
Sage 500
6.0
Unit4 Financials
Asset Management
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials
Travel & Expense Management
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
Period Close
Sage 500
5.0
Unit4 Financials
Transactions Tax
Sage 500
3.0
Unit4 Financials
Subledger Reconciliations
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials

Project Financial Management

Sage 500
6.9
Unit4 Financials
Budgeting and Forecasting
Sage 500
1.0
Unit4 Financials
Project Costing
Sage 500
3.0
Unit4 Financials
Cost Capture
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Capital Project Management
Sage 500
9.0
Unit4 Financials
Customer Invoicing
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Customer Contract Compliance
Sage 500
9.0
Unit4 Financials
Project Revenue Recognition
Sage 500
9.0
Unit4 Financials
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials
Project Financials Dashboard
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Real-time Financial Reporting
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials

Project Execution Management

Sage 500
4.5
Unit4 Financials
Project Manager Dashboard
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Resource Manager Dashboard
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials
Task Insight for Project Managers
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Sage 500
5.0
Unit4 Financials
Team Member Task Collaboration
Sage 500
5.0
Unit4 Financials
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Sage 500
4.0
Unit4 Financials
Project Candidate Search
Sage 500
4.0
Unit4 Financials
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
Real-Time Project Reporting
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
Absence Management
Sage 500
4.0
Unit4 Financials
Product Lifecycle Management
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials

Grants Management

Sage 500
7.5
Unit4 Financials
Award Lifecycle Management
Sage 500
6.0
Unit4 Financials
Spending Control
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Indirect Cost Management
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Billing
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials

Procurement

Sage 500
6.0
Unit4 Financials
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
Sourcing Analysis
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
Contract Authoring
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Contract Compliance Management
Sage 500
4.0
Unit4 Financials
Contract History
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Contract Renewal Automation
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Contract Repository
Sage 500
10.0
Unit4 Financials
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Sage 500
9.0
Unit4 Financials
Electronic Signatures
Sage 500
9.0
Unit4 Financials
Invoice Automated Matching
Sage 500
9.0
Unit4 Financials
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Sage 500
6.0
Unit4 Financials
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials
Spend Compliance Management
Sage 500
5.0
Unit4 Financials
Supplier Assessment
Sage 500
3.0
Unit4 Financials
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Sage 500
5.0
Unit4 Financials
Supplier Management
Sage 500
4.0
Unit4 Financials

Risk Management

Sage 500
4.3
Unit4 Financials
Risk Repository
Sage 500
3.0
Unit4 Financials
Control Management
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials
Control Mapping
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
Control Efficiency Assessments
Sage 500
4.0
Unit4 Financials
Automated Control Assessments
Sage 500
6.0
Unit4 Financials
Assessment Capture
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
Automatic Notification
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials
Remediation and Certification
Sage 500
3.0
Unit4 Financials

Supply Chain

Sage 500
1.3
Unit4 Financials
Forecasting
Sage 500
1.0
Unit4 Financials
Inventory Planning
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
Performance Monitoring
Sage 500
1.0
Unit4 Financials

Product Lifecycle Management

Sage 500
5.3
Unit4 Financials
Ideation Management
Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
Requirements Management
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials
Proposal Management
Sage 500
7.0
Unit4 Financials
Innovation Portfolio Management
Sage 500
4.0
Unit4 Financials
Product Master Data Management
Sage 500
4.0
Unit4 Financials
Project Portfolio Management
Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials

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

Unit4 Financials

  • It is easy to move around in if set up properly.
  • You can changes background colors to your choice.
  • It is customizable (you can create home pages specific to the user).
Anonymous | 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

Unit4 Financials

  • There is a lot of "building" when first starting up with the software.
  • Some of the data you cannot pull unless you have sequel knowledge, although capabilities are getting better.
  • There is not a good operating statement report option.
Anonymous | 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

Unit4 Financials

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Unit4 Financials

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

Unit4 Financials

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Unit4 Financials

Unit4 Financials is definitely much more robust than Peachtree or other software. I've also used SAP in the past and this seems to have many more capabilities.
Anonymous | 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

Unit4 Financials

  • Because of the lack of operating statement reports, we've had to spend additional funds to use another system.
  • It does show data in real time, so no waiting for batches to update overnight.
  • You can do a lot of customizing to meet your own needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sage 500

General

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

Unit4 Financials

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage 500
2.0
Unit4 Financials
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 500
6.3
Unit4 Financials

Online Training

Sage 500
6.0
Unit4 Financials

Implementation Rating

Sage 500
8.0
Unit4 Financials

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