Sage X3 vs. SAP Manufacturing Execution

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage X3
Score 7.3 out of 10
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Sage X3 is an ERP solution with a robust range of capabilities supported by collaboration, analytics, and workspace tools.N/A
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
SAP Manufacturing Execution is the company's MES designed to digitally control, monitor, and automate manufacturing operations.N/A
Pricing
Sage X3SAP Manufacturing Execution
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage X3SAP Manufacturing Execution
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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Sage X3SAP Manufacturing Execution
Top Pros
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Features
Sage X3SAP Manufacturing Execution
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
7.7
1 Ratings
8% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
3.0
2 Ratings
83% below category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
API for custom integration2.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Plug-ins4.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
9.5
2 Ratings
17% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
5.7
2 Ratings
20% below category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
8.7
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Dashboards3.02 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Standard reports7.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Custom reports7.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
7.1
2 Ratings
7% below category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Accounts payable8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
8.3
2 Ratings
7% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Location management7.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
8.0
2 Ratings
4% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Pricing9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
5.8
2 Ratings
24% below category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Billing Management7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
7.5
1 Ratings
10% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
9.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
8.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Repository8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
8.2
1 Ratings
24% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Risk Repository8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
6.1
2 Ratings
9% below category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
7.6
1 Ratings
3% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
Production Process Design8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Production Management7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Configuration Management9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Work Execution8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
9.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Forecasting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage X3
8.5
1 Ratings
18% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Proposal Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sage X3SAP Manufacturing Execution
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage X3SAP Manufacturing Execution
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
I wouldn't suggest this ERP for small organizations, especially if there is no IT staff. While they do offer support packages, they can be costly as certain packages limit the number of times you can call in. Hiring an outside consulting firm to support is another route, however that could become costly as well. Medium to large businesses with savvy tech staff would be a good fit for this ERP.
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SAP
SAP Manufacturing Execution is suitable for desecrate manufacturing. For the complex routing of the product, this software ensures users do not by mistake start executing the wrong steps. This is the best tool to track and work on nonconformance and rework scenarios. This is most suitable when the landscape has SAP ERP in place.
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Pros
Sage
  • Easy to understand software for new users.
  • Journal entry and review process is easy.
  • Sage is efficient in tracking multi subsidiary transactions.
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SAP
  • Visual routing ensures the production line layout is as appropriate as shown on the application.
  • Production house needs a lot of data to do an in-process inspection of the product. ERP might not need that. SAP ME provides that place to do every data collection.
  • Nonconformance functionality ensures when needed the product goes to the appropriate station to get repaired. Also, data collection can raise NC and can move the product to a particular station to get an issue corrected.
  • All the information is well integrated with SAP ERP and makes SAP ME more valuable for the organization.
  • SAP MII also comes along with SAP ME helps to get the application well integrated with the shop floor equipment.
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Cons
Sage
  • Complications in configuration. Had to use a third party vendor to help us customize the system so we could better use it within the organization. This added additional expense
  • Some error messages are in French. If you aren't French, or can't speak French, this makes it pretty hard to troubleshoot
  • If you want to customize reports, you need to know Crystal Reporting (at least for the version I am using)
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SAP
  • ODS or the BI part of the ME needed more improvement.
  • The archiving job needs to be more robust.
  • Database indexes need to me more analyzed and setup as per the organization requirement.
  • SAP MII UI integration plugin to be developed for increased usability of this application.
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Alternatives Considered
Sage
Sage has quite less setup cost and was easy to setup. Sage is capable of managing multi subsidiary transactions. It was easy for our team members to learn and start using. Team leads has some issues while approving invoices initially but it was fine later. Sage is a good option for mid scale manufacturing firms
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SAP
There was no product evaluated before using SAP ME. This replaced the custom homegrown MES system. The custom MES system had a lot of issues with the integration with SAP ERP. While evaluating the situation, SAP MII was the initial tool used to create the integration of the custom MES. We later found the fully functional tool SAP ME off the shelf had several functionalities out of the box.
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Return on Investment
Sage
  • Created efficiencies within the organization.
  • Centralized data input and retrieval.
  • Can be an expensive undertaking for an SMB.
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SAP
  • Production house is more efficient now.
  • Less paperwork improved means less unproductive work on the shop floor.
  • Regulatory audits are more efficient.
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