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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 1 feature set: Reporting & Analytics
  • Unit4 Financials ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Security, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management

Payroll Management

7.4

Sage 500

74%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customization

4.5

Sage 500

45%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plug-ins

2.0
20%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Security

5.0

Sage 500

50%
9.0

Unit4 Financials

90%
Unit4 Financials ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

2.0
20%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Role-based user permissions

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

8.3

Sage 500

83%
5.3

Unit4 Financials

53%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Standard reports

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Custom reports

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

6.6

Sage 500

66%
8.1

Unit4 Financials

81%
Unit4 Financials ranks higher in 8/11 features

Accounts payable

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Accounts receivable

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Global Financial Support

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Enterprise Accounting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cash management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Expense management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Multi-division support

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

6.5

Sage 500

65%
8.0

Unit4 Financials

80%
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Automatic reordering

3.0
30%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Location management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing module

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order Management

8.2

Sage 500

82%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Pricing

8.2
82%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Order entry

8.2
82%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Credit card processing

8.2
82%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

8.2
82%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

5.4

Sage 500

54%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Billings Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cash Management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Period Close

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transactions Tax

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financial Management

6.9

Sage 500

69%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 10/10 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Costing

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost Capture

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Capital Project Management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Revenue Recognition

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Execution Management

4.5

Sage 500

45%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 11/11 features

Project Manager Dashboard

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Mobile Functionality

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Search

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Absence Management

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Grants Management

7.5

Sage 500

75%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Spending Control

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Indirect Cost Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Billing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Procurement

6.0

Sage 500

60%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 17/17 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Sourcing Analysis

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Authoring

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Compliance Management

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract History

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Renewal Automation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Repository

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Electronic Signatures

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoice Automated Matching

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Spend Compliance Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Assessment

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Management

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Risk Management

4.3

Sage 500

43%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 8/8 features

Risk Repository

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Control Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Control Mapping

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Control Efficiency Assessments

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Automated Control Assessments

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Assessment Capture

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Automatic Notification

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Remediation and Certification

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

1.3

Sage 500

13%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

Forecasting

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Planning

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

5.3

Sage 500

53%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sage 500 ERP ranks higher in 6/6 features

Ideation Management

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requirements Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Proposal Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Innovation Portfolio Management

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Master Data Management

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Unit4 Financials is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

2.0

Sage 500

20%
4 Ratings
9.0

Unit4 Financials

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

6.3

Sage 500

63%
2 Ratings

Unit4 Financials

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

6.0

Sage 500

60%
1 Rating

Unit4 Financials

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Sage 500

80%
2 Ratings

Unit4 Financials

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Unit4

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.
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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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Unit4

  • 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).
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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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Unit4

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Sage 500

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Sage 500 editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Unit4 Financials

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Unit4 Financials editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Sage

      It's too pricey for our size of company.
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      Unit4

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Unit4

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Unit4

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Unit4

      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.
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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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      Unit4

      • 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.
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