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Love the software, hate the upgrade price.We have 3 users on the system with the general ledger, inventory, purchasing, payables, receivables, projects and cash management being used. We use the Sage 500 because of the ease of projects as well as the reporting capabilities it has. We have also customized reports with Crystal reports to get the reports we need for our end users.,Payables and receivables handled beautifully Projects has the reporting capabilities we need Cash management is easy to do,The upgrade price is outrageous,7,Meets our reporting needs,,1Long time devotee of Sage 500Sage 500 ERP is used throughout our organization for core accounting functions (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Management and General Ledger), distribution (Inventory, Purchasing and Sales) and Project Accounting. Sage 500 ERP provides quick and easy access to actionable data through standard reports and inquiries. The system is easy to use, with most tasks having drill-into, drill-down or drill-around to related tasks and data.,Multi-Company processing, including intercompany transactions within Accounts Payable, Purchasing and General Ledger. Handles Multi-Currency transactions with ease. Handles multiple business entities (warehouses, divisions, regions, locations, departments, etc.) with reporting at each level. Inquiry screens (called Business Insights Explore/Analyzer tasks) are easy to personalize by the user, showing the data you want, in the order you want, with sorting, filtering and aggregation (Count, Average, sub-total, etc.) as you need. And all of the data from these tasks can be explorted to Excel if additional "slicing-and-dicing" is needed. MANY options for importing data into the system, and the Customizer module allows you to personalize screens by adding/hiding fields, renaming fields, etc.,The application is very functional, but the interface is a little "stale" compared to more modern applications. The underlying client software is written in an old version of Microsoft Visual Basic. I suppose SOME DAY, Microsoft will be discontinuing, although Microsoft has its own ERP software written in that same code.,8,ROI is fairly quick to recoup.,Microsoft Dynamics AX,Sage 100 ERP, Sage ERP X3Sage 500 ERPWe currently use Sage 500 in purchasing and in the finance/accounting department.,Accounting uses the application for tracking all financial transactions and how it affects our general ledger. This is one of the strengths of the package. Purchasing uses the software to create, issue and track purchase orders. Another area of strength of the application. We will start using the tool to keep track of inventory quantities. i have used Sage 500 in a prior firm for this purpose and, I believe, it does an excellent job of this also.,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.,7,I have been involved in two conversions to Sage 500. One went very well, because the companies processed were very specific and detailed. The second did not go very well but this is not because of the software. There were too many things that they wanted to use the software for and it was not designed to handle that particular function. Employee efficiency has increased by using the application. Information is at the employees fingertip, so whenever an employee needs an answer, the information is readily available in the application views.,8,8,6
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June 03, 2014

Sage 500 Review: "Love the software, hate the upgrade price."

Score 7 out of 10
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We have 3 users on the system with the general ledger, inventory, purchasing, payables, receivables, projects and cash management being used. We use the Sage 500 because of the ease of projects as well as the reporting capabilities it has. We have also customized reports with Crystal reports to get the reports we need for our end users.
  • Payables and receivables handled beautifully
  • Projects has the reporting capabilities we need
  • Cash management is easy to do
  • The upgrade price is outrageous
The cost to get into this product is crazy expensive, we love the software but hate the price.
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March 23, 2016

User Review: "Long time devotee of Sage 500"

Score 8 out of 10
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Sage 500 ERP is used throughout our organization for core accounting functions (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Management and General Ledger), distribution (Inventory, Purchasing and Sales) and Project Accounting. Sage 500 ERP provides quick and easy access to actionable data through standard reports and inquiries. The system is easy to use, with most tasks having drill-into, drill-down or drill-around to related tasks and data.
  • Multi-Company processing, including intercompany transactions within Accounts Payable, Purchasing and General Ledger.
  • Handles Multi-Currency transactions with ease.
  • Handles multiple business entities (warehouses, divisions, regions, locations, departments, etc.) with reporting at each level.
  • Inquiry screens (called Business Insights Explore/Analyzer tasks) are easy to personalize by the user, showing the data you want, in the order you want, with sorting, filtering and aggregation (Count, Average, sub-total, etc.) as you need. And all of the data from these tasks can be explorted to Excel if additional "slicing-and-dicing" is needed.
  • MANY options for importing data into the system, and the Customizer module allows you to personalize screens by adding/hiding fields, renaming fields, etc.
  • The application is very functional, but the interface is a little "stale" compared to more modern applications.
  • The underlying client software is written in an old version of Microsoft Visual Basic. I suppose SOME DAY, Microsoft will be discontinuing, although Microsoft has its own ERP software written in that same code.
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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August 19, 2015

User Review: "Sage 500 ERP"

Score 7 out of 10
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We currently use Sage 500 in purchasing and in the finance/accounting department.
  • Accounting uses the application for tracking all financial transactions and how it affects our general ledger. This is one of the strengths of the package.
  • Purchasing uses the software to create, issue and track purchase orders. Another area of strength of the application.
  • We will start using the tool to keep track of inventory quantities. i have used Sage 500 in a prior firm for this purpose and, I believe, it does an excellent job of this also.
  • 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.
What specific functions would be done or would the ERP responsibility. The biggest mistake is to try to use the software to do things that it was not designed to do.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

API for custom integration (1)
8.2
Plug-ins (1)
8.2
Single sign-on capability (1)
8.2
Role-based user permissions (1)
8.2
Dashboards (1)
9.1
Standard reports (1)
8.2
Custom reports (1)
9.1
Accounts payable (1)
8.2
Accounts receivable (1)
8.2
Inventory tracking (1)
8.2
Automatic reordering (1)
8.2
Location management (1)
8.2
Manufacturing module (1)
6.4
Pricing (1)
8.2
Order entry (1)
8.2
Credit card processing (1)
8.2
Cost of goods sold (1)
8.2