Sage 500 ERP vs. WinMan ERP Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage 500
Score 6.8 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
WinMan ERP Software
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
WinMan ERP Software is an all-in-one solution aimed specifically at the manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors. Based on lean methodology, it is designed to help organisations achieve optimal business processes by supporting all aspects of Manufacturing, Distribution, CRM, Financials and associated functions. According to the vendor, it is a leading and scalable ERP solution built from the ground up with a low cost of ownership as it is built on 100% .Net and SQL Server system -…N/A
Pricing
Sage 500 ERPWinMan ERP Software
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage 500WinMan ERP Software
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Sage 500 ERPWinMan ERP Software
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Sage 500 ERPWinMan ERP Software
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
7.4
1 Ratings
4% above category average
WinMan ERP Software
-
Ratings
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
4.5
2 Ratings
46% below category average
WinMan ERP Software
-
Ratings
API for custom integration7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins2.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
5.0
2 Ratings
46% below category average
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Single sign-on capability2.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
17% above category average
WinMan ERP Software
9.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Dashboards8.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Standard reports7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports10.02 Ratings10.01 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
14% below category average
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
Accounts payable7.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.02 Ratings10.01 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
18% below category average
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Inventory tracking9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automatic reordering3.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Location management8.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
8.2
1 Ratings
6% above category average
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
Pricing8.21 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order entry8.21 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Credit card processing8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.21 Ratings10.01 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
31% below category average
WinMan ERP Software
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.01 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
10% below category average
WinMan ERP Software
-
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
40% below category average
WinMan ERP Software
-
Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
7.5
1 Ratings
1% above category average
WinMan ERP Software
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
6.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
WinMan ERP Software
-
Ratings
Contract Authoring8.01 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
39% below category average
WinMan ERP Software
-
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
138% below category average
WinMan ERP Software
-
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
29% below category average
WinMan ERP Software
-
Ratings
Proposal Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sage 500 ERPWinMan ERP Software
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage 500 ERPWinMan ERP Software
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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WinMan
Winman ERP is well suited to our business and we have not felt the need to look further. The great strength for us is the MRP facility but each business is unique and must make it's own assessment. The accounting side just works - nothing to add here.
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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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WinMan
  • MRP - our inventory forecasting is done within Winman using the MRP facility. This allows us to place timely orders with our suppliers.
  • Inventory transfers and value uplifts (to reflect actual landed cost) are simply catered for and fully integrated into the accounting system.
  • Integration with our website ensures that accurate data flows throughout the whole process.
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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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WinMan
  • Having used Winman ERP for a long time now it fully suits our needs.
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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WinMan
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Support Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
WinMan
My few queries are answered promptly.
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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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WinMan
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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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WinMan
As with any business project, a clear plan with clearly defined outcomes is key.
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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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WinMan
Having used Winman ERP for many years through various iterations we have not felt the need to look elsewhere
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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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WinMan
  • The key thing is to be able to do more with less people, removing as much repetitive work as possible.
  • More automation allows us to grow the business whilst being able to concentrate on core competencies that cannot be automated such as product development, branding and marketing.
  • Inventory planning is simplified through the use of MRP. Top level skus are readily converted into POs for timely component procurement which means we have the best opportunity to fill sales orders.
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