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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

Visual Lease

Visual Lease is well suited for companies that are trying to manage their leases in a more automated way other then spreadsheet. A company that needs visibility around their leases and wants to stay in compliance with the ever changing world of accounting. A company that wants a software that can integrate with their ERP and make routine monthly accounting entries.
Dominic Cromartie, CPA, MAFM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

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

Customization

Sage 500
4.5
Visual Lease
API for custom integration
Sage 500
7.0
Visual Lease
Plug-ins
Sage 500
2.0
Visual Lease

Security

Sage 500
5.0
Visual Lease
6.7
Single sign-on capability
Sage 500
2.0
Visual Lease
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Sage 500
8.0
Visual Lease
5.3

Reporting & Analytics

Sage 500
8.3
Visual Lease
5.1
Dashboards
Sage 500
8.0
Visual Lease
5.3
Standard reports
Sage 500
7.0
Visual Lease
5.0
Custom reports
Sage 500
10.0
Visual Lease
5.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sage 500
6.6
Visual Lease
5.0
Accounts payable
Sage 500
7.0
Visual Lease
Accounts receivable
Sage 500
7.0
Visual Lease
Global Financial Support
Sage 500
2.0
Visual Lease
Intercompany Accounting
Sage 500
5.0
Visual Lease
Journals and Reconciliations
Sage 500
6.0
Visual Lease
5.0
Enterprise Accounting
Sage 500
5.0
Visual Lease
Configurable Accounting
Sage 500
8.0
Visual Lease
Standardized Processes
Sage 500
6.0
Visual Lease

Inventory Management

Sage 500
6.5
Visual Lease
10.0
Inventory tracking
Sage 500
9.0
Visual Lease
Automatic reordering
Sage 500
3.0
Visual Lease
Location management
Sage 500
8.0
Visual Lease
10.0
Manufacturing module
Sage 500
6.0
Visual Lease

Order Management

Sage 500
8.2
Visual Lease
Pricing
Sage 500
8.2
Visual Lease
Order entry
Sage 500
8.2
Visual Lease
Credit card processing
Sage 500
8.2
Visual Lease
Cost of goods sold
Sage 500
8.2
Visual Lease

Subledger and Financial Process

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

Project Financial Management

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

Project Execution Management

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

Grants Management

Sage 500
7.5
Visual Lease
Award Lifecycle Management
Sage 500
6.0
Visual Lease
Spending Control
Sage 500
8.0
Visual Lease
Indirect Cost Management
Sage 500
8.0
Visual Lease
Billing
Sage 500
8.0
Visual Lease

Procurement

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

Risk Management

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

Supply Chain

Sage 500
1.3
Visual Lease
Forecasting
Sage 500
1.0
Visual Lease
Inventory Planning
Sage 500
2.0
Visual Lease
Performance Monitoring
Sage 500
1.0
Visual Lease

Product Lifecycle Management

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

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

Visual Lease

  • Generates abstract reports
  • Allows us to include lessor's leases
  • Fairly user friendly
Cherisse Ratan | 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

Visual Lease

  • So far, this has worked out extremely well for our governmental environment.
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

Visual Lease

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Visual Lease

Visual Lease 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Visual Lease has been really helpful to our company and we haven't had any issues
Dominic Cromartie, CPA, MAFM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Sage 500

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Visual Lease

Visual Lease 6.7
Based on 3 answers
Visual Lease support was not too impressive to me because when I reached out to ask about the XXX codes in the journal entries, they did not seem concerned. They just said they were default accounts, but I did not know what I was supposed to do with them since we did not have these accounts. Also, when I asked about API integration, I could not get a good response on how to get Visual Lease to be connected with Intacct.
Cherisse Ratan | 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

Visual Lease

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

Visual Lease

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

Visual Lease

We also evaluated Lease Accelerator and Lease Query. We didn't go with Lease Accelerator because it didn't have lessor leases. We did not go with Lease Query because they did not have abstract reports.
Cherisse Ratan | 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

Visual Lease

  • This has been extremely important in compiling all of the many leases that we have going on throughout different years and timelines.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sage 500

General

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

Visual Lease

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
Visual Lease
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Sage 500
6.3
Visual Lease

Usability

Sage 500
Visual Lease
7.3

Support Rating

Sage 500
Visual Lease
6.7

Online Training

Sage 500
6.0
Visual Lease

Implementation Rating

Sage 500
8.0
Visual Lease

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