Sage 500 Reviews

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J. Mickey Merguerian | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 18, 2020

Endless Capability Thwarted by Lack of User Interface

Score 2 out of 10
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Sage 500 is being used by my organization in all departments. From field report entries to subcontractor management, to accounting. We utilize this program for all of our construction needs. All purchases and employees are being accounted for on this program. I personally utilize their change order management/change request management. It's being used on each project and from headquarters as well.
  • 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.
  • Sage has a huge issue with User interface. The program itself is non-intuitive and I believe suffers from Paralysis by Analysis.
  • There are too many overlapping issues in the program. They use uncommon vernacular in their operations that leaves the user unsure about whether or not the changes they entered will stick.
  • Sage is extraordinarily cumbersome for a program that has such functionality. If they're able to simplify the language and the modules within the data entry, I will recommend it, but as of now it's sub-par for this industry.
Sage is wonderful for payroll and employee management. Although it has the capabilities to be a one-stop-shop program, it seriously lacks the interface necessary for wide use. I've had to consult Sage professionals on numerous occasions to explain and walk me through the program as there are so many redundancies. This program has wonderful potential, but they need to update the software and user interface before I can recommend it to any colleague.
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Lisa Kuta | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 03, 2014

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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 23, 2016

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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 19, 2015

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

Pay calculation (1)
9
Benefit plan administration (1)
6
Direct deposit files (1)
9
Salary revision and increment management (1)
8
Reimbursement management (1)
5
API for custom integration (2)
7.0
Plug-ins (2)
2.0
Single sign-on capability (2)
2.0
Role-based user permissions (2)
8.0
Dashboards (2)
8.0
Standard reports (2)
7.0
Custom reports (2)
10.0
Accounts payable (2)
7.0
Accounts receivable (2)
7.0
Global Financial Support (1)
2
Intercompany Accounting (1)
5
Journals and Reconciliations (1)
6
Enterprise Accounting (1)
5
Configurable Accounting (1)
8
Standardized Processes (1)
6
Inventory tracking (2)
9.0
Automatic reordering (2)
3.0
Location management (2)
8.0
Manufacturing module (2)
6.0
Pricing (1)
8.2
Order entry (1)
8.2
Credit card processing (1)
8.2
Cost of goods sold (1)
8.2
Automated Invoice Processing (1)
6
Shared Services Payments (1)
4
Billings Management (1)
8
Customer Receipt Applications (1)
4
Revenue Recognition (1)
8
Cash Management (1)
6
Asset Management (1)
7
Travel & Expense Management (1)
8
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting (1)
2
Period Close (1)
5
Transactions Tax (1)
3
Subledger Reconciliations (1)
2
3rd Party Accounting Systems (1)
7
Budgeting and Forecasting (1)
1
Project Costing (1)
3
Cost Capture (1)
8
Capital Project Management (1)
9
Customer Invoicing (1)
8
Customer Contract Compliance (1)
9
Project Revenue Recognition (1)
9
Project Financial Performance Analysis (1)
7
Project Financials Dashboard (1)
8
Real-time Financial Reporting (1)
7
Project Manager Dashboard (1)
8
Resource Manager Dashboard (1)
7
Task Insight for Project Managers (1)
7
Project Manager Mobile Functionality (1)
5
Team Member Task Collaboration (1)
5
Team Member Mobile Functionality (1)
4
Project Candidate Search (1)
4
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis (1)
2
Real-Time Project Reporting (1)
2
Absence Management (1)
4
Product Lifecycle Management (1)
2
Award Lifecycle Management (1)
6
Spending Control (1)
8
Indirect Cost Management (1)
8
Billing (1)
8
Sourcing Team Collaboration (1)
2
Sourcing Analysis (1)
2
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees (1)
2
Contract Authoring (1)
8
Contract Compliance Management (1)
4
Contract History (1)
8
Contract Renewal Automation (1)
8
Contract Repository (1)
10
Contract Standardization and Enforcement (1)
9
Electronic Signatures (1)
9
Invoice Automated Matching (1)
9
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management (1)
6
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated (1)
8
Spend Compliance Management (1)
5
Supplier Assessment (1)
3
Supplier Communication and Collaboration (1)
5
Supplier Management (1)
4
Risk Repository (1)
3
Control Management (1)
7
Control Mapping (1)
2
Control Efficiency Assessments (1)
4
Automated Control Assessments (1)
6
Assessment Capture (1)
2
Automatic Notification (1)
7
Remediation and Certification (1)
3
Forecasting (1)
1
Inventory Planning (1)
2
Performance Monitoring (1)
1
Ideation Management (1)
2
Requirements Management (1)
7
Proposal Management (1)
7
Innovation Portfolio Management (1)
4
Product Master Data Management (1)
4
Project Portfolio Management (1)
8

About Sage 500

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.

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Sage 500 Competitors

Infor ERP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, SAP ERP, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formerly Dynamics AX)

Sage 500 Technical Details

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