Sage 500 ERP vs. Wolters Kluwer Vero

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage 500
Score 6.9 out of 10
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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
Wolters Kluwer Vero
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Wolters Kluwer offers Vero Admin and Vero Count, tax & accountancy service management solutions. Vero Admin is a modular suite with CRM, document management, and other tools for SMEs. Vero Count is a modular accounting package for SME accountants.N/A
Pricing
Sage 500 ERPWolters Kluwer Vero
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage 500Wolters Kluwer Vero
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Sage 500 ERPWolters Kluwer Vero
Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
Sage 500 ERPWolters Kluwer Vero
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
7.4
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
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
48% below category average
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
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
49% below category average
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability2.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports10.02 Ratings00 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
15% below category average
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
Ratings
Accounts payable7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.02 Ratings00 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
20% below category average
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering3.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
8.2
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
Ratings
Pricing8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.21 Ratings00 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
32% below category average
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
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Billing Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Revenue Recognition8.01 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
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
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
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Candidate Search4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Absence Management4.01 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
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Spending Control8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Indirect Cost Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Sage 500 ERP
6.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
Ratings
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Renewal Automation8.01 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
38% below category average
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
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
141% below category average
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
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
32% below category average
Wolters Kluwer Vero
-
Ratings
Proposal Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sage 500 ERPWolters Kluwer Vero
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage 500 ERPWolters Kluwer Vero
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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Wolters Kluwer
For everyday bookkeeping and tax keeping, it is well suited and very easy to customize to your personal needs. I really enjoyed the AP functions, some of which I had not had the pleasure to use in other ERPs, like keeping track of payments and as well as being able to create both automatically and manually, payment services.
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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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Wolters Kluwer
  • Tax Book Maintenance
  • Easy, automated accounting processes
  • Ability to toggle between several key areas within the company
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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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Wolters Kluwer
  • Provide with the option to create a manual backup.
  • Improve overall help center.
  • Provide an online chat service for clients.
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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Wolters Kluwer
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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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Wolters Kluwer
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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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Wolters Kluwer
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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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Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is definitely more user-friendly however, it does not have the option to work on the cloud (at least in my case) and cannot handle vast volumes of data as well as Sage Intacct.
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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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Wolters Kluwer
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