Sage 500

Sage 500

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Sage 500 ERP

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What is 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 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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What is 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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J. Mickey Merguerian | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting (6)
60%
6.0
Accounts payable
70%
7.0
Accounts receivable
70%
7.0
Global Financial Support
20%
2.0
Journals and Reconciliations
60%
6.0
Configurable Accounting
80%
8.0
Standardized Processes
60%
6.0
Subledger and Financial Process (6)
61.66666666666667%
6.2
Billing Management
80%
8.0
Revenue Recognition
80%
8.0
Cash and Asset Management
60%
6.0
Travel & Expense Management
80%
8.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
20%
2.0
Period Close
50%
5.0
Inventory Management (3)
66.66666666666667%
6.7
Inventory tracking
90%
9.0
Automatic reordering
30%
3.0
Location management
80%
8.0
Order Management
N/A
N/A
Payroll Management (3)
80%
8.0
Pay calculation
90%
9.0
Benefit plan administration
60%
6.0
Direct deposit files
90%
9.0
Reporting & Analytics (3)
83.33333333333334%
8.3
Dashboards
80%
8.0
Standard reports
70%
7.0
Custom reports
100%
10.0
Customization (2)
45%
4.5
API for custom integration
70%
7.0
Plug-ins
20%
2.0
Security (2)
50%
5.0
Role-based user permissions
80%
8.0
Single sign-on capability
20%
2.0
Grants Management (3)
73.33333333333333%
7.3
Award Lifecycle Management
60%
6.0
Spending Control
80%
8.0
Indirect Cost Management
80%
8.0
Project Financial Management (6)
65%
6.5
Budgeting and Forecasting
10%
1.0
Project Costing
30%
3.0
Cost Capture
80%
8.0
Capital Project Management
90%
9.0
Customer Contract Compliance
90%
9.0
Project Revenue Recognition
90%
9.0
Project Execution Management (4)
50%
5.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
70%
7.0
Project Mobile Functionality
50%
5.0
Project Candidate Search
40%
4.0
Absence Management
40%
4.0
Procurement (6)
66.66666666666667%
6.7
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
20%
2.0
Contract Authoring
80%
8.0
Contract Repository
100%
10.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
80%
8.0
Supplier Management
40%
4.0
Contract Renewal Automation
80%
8.0
Risk Management (4)
42.5%
4.3
Risk Repository
30%
3.0
Control Management
70%
7.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
40%
4.0
Remediation and Certification
30%
3.0
Logistics
N/A
N/A
Manufacturing
N/A
N/A
Supply Chain (3)
13.333333333333332%
1.3
Forecasting
10%
1.0
Inventory Planning
20%
2.0
Performance Monitoring
10%
1.0
Product Lifecycle Management (2)
55%
5.5
Proposal Management
70%
7.0
Product Master Data Management
40%
4.0
  • 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.
Sage is by far the worst program I have ever used in the construction industry. It has the capability to be a wonderful program for an entire organization but it severely lacks user interface. For instance, Their field reports section has a character limit. That's ridiculous. If I'm entering a quantity that represents hundreds of thousands of dollars, and I'm forced to explain the application for payment, I cannot be given a character limit. I put equations and measurements in these descriptions. In addition, when nit comes to change order management, It's as if they've intertwined so many different modules that it becomes impossible to actually manage them all and interact with them. This program is not good if you're planning on running a construction company or project. Especially as a general contractor.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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.
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting (2)
90%
9.0
Accounts payable
90%
9.0
Accounts receivable
90%
9.0
Subledger and Financial Process
N/A
N/A
Inventory Management (3)
90%
9.0
Inventory tracking
90%
9.0
Automatic reordering
90%
9.0
Location management
90%
9.0
Order Management (4)
90%
9.0
Pricing
90%
9.0
Order entry
90%
9.0
Credit card processing
90%
9.0
Cost of goods sold
90%
9.0
Payroll Management
N/A
N/A
Reporting & Analytics (3)
96.66666666666666%
9.7
Dashboards
100%
10.0
Standard reports
90%
9.0
Custom reports
100%
10.0
Customization (2)
90%
9.0
API for custom integration
90%
9.0
Plug-ins
90%
9.0
Security (2)
90%
9.0
Role-based user permissions
90%
9.0
Single sign-on capability
90%
9.0
Grants Management
N/A
N/A
Project Financial Management
N/A
N/A
Project Execution Management
N/A
N/A
Procurement
N/A
N/A
Risk Management
N/A
N/A
Logistics
N/A
N/A
Manufacturing
N/A
N/A
Supply Chain
N/A
N/A
Product Lifecycle Management
N/A
N/A
  • ROI is fairly quick to recoup.
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.
August 19, 2015

Sage 500 ERP

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
  • 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.
We will renew our investment in Sage 500, mostly because the competition is very expensive and are bloated with options that are not needed.
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.
The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.
Lisa Kuta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
  • Meets our reporting needs
The functionality and ease of the software is what we love but we remain on the 7.05 because the price to upgrade is too high.
It's too pricey for our size of company.
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