ABAS ERP - No Further Questions.
March 15, 2018

ABAS ERP - No Further Questions.

Josh Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Abas ERP

ABAS is used company-wide in our business. We start with engineering as ABAS is connected to our design software for direct loading of bills of material. This creates work orders as well as purchase order suggestions in ABAS. From there we manage the purchasing process and the work schedule through the system. We are able to see the status of component deliveries as well as what work orders we can begin working on.

As these functions are processed, the financial transactions are processed automatically to capture the cost of goods sold. Once the job ships, we can assist our customers via the service module that contains all of the details from the build process.

Therefore, ABAS acts as the central station for all of our business transactions, internal and external. It provides us insight and visibility that we didn't have with "island" type software packages that are disconnected from one another.

  • Flexibility. ABAS is fully customizable. This allows us to create a work environment that is as custom as we are. Some ERP software packages force you to adopt their methods. With ABAS we can build the system the way we want it to work.
  • Adaptable. ABAS has the ability to work with other software packages and provide a seamless connection. We use Solid Works for our engineering designs. ABAS is connected to Solid Works and this eliminates transfer errors while reducing the time it takes for engineers to load bills of material.
  • Service. ABAS has well-trained service technicians. The time it takes to get a response is minimal and the network of knowledge their support group has, helps to streamline any tasks we may present or questions we may have.
  • ABAS is headquartered in Germany with a US based headquarters in Virginia. Some of the programming structures were based on European methods that differed somewhat from the way business is done in the US. ABAS-USA has worked to modify the system so that it is in tune with US business practices and has made great strides in this effort. For the average user, the structures may go unnoticed, but for the more advanced user, some of the field names that are used for advanced reporting might be in German. However, ABAS-USA has recently been updating the programming language to be fully in English.
  • Because ABAS is growing rapidly, more complex customizations might take longer to complete than normal. ABAS appears to be bringing on even more technicians to handle the increased workload so the concern is waning.
  • ABAS has the capability to handle many of the processes that we did on various software platforms. Since we've been able to consolidate these platforms, the cost of subscriptions, maintenance and management hasve been reduced.
  • Efficiency was a noticeable impact right from the start. In the past, reports from one system had to be loaded into another in order to provide the analysis needed for business decisions. Connections to our design software also reduced the amount of time our engineers spent manually creating bills of material and purchase requisitions.
  • The ability to see what's happening in various business functions all in one place has helped with decision making and provided the data necessary to ask the right questions when arriving at those hard decisions.
  • Quickooks, Fishbowl Manufacturing (FBM) and Epicor Activant OpenERP
These other software packages all have strengths but for what we were looking for in one system, to handle most of our business processes, but also allow the flexibility to be customized (without the need to be placed on a "like to have" waiting list), ABAS gave us that ability, hands down.
ABAS by far offers the most bang for the buck. We are able to handle all of our business functions through ABAS and also have additional features like Business Apps, Business Intelligence, Vendor and Customer portals, as well as many other features that many other ERP packages didn't have. It has allowed us to consolidate our software packages and also provide visibility since everything is now connected.

Abas ERP Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
7
Accounts receivable
7
Global Financial Support
9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
9
Intercompany Accounting
8
Localizations
9
Journals and Reconciliations
9
Enterprise Accounting
8
Configurable Accounting
8
Centralized Rules Framework
7
Standardized Processes
7
Automated Invoice Processing
8
Shared Services Payments
7
Billings Management
8
Customer Receipt Applications
7
Customer Collections
Not Rated
Revenue Recognition
7
Cash Management
7
Asset Management
Not Rated
Travel & Expense Management
7
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
7
Period Close
8
Transactions Tax
7
Subledger Reconciliations
7
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
7
Automatic reordering
9
Location management
8
Manufacturing module
9
Pricing
8
Order entry
8
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
9
Order Orchestration
9
End-to-end order visibility
9
Order exception Resolution
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
8
Standard reports
7
Custom reports
8
API for custom integration
9
Plug-ins
9
Role-based user permissions
7
Single sign-on capability
Not Rated
Award Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Spending Control
Not Rated
Indirect Cost Management
Not Rated
Billing
Not Rated
Budgeting and Forecasting
7
Project Costing
8
Cost Capture
8
Capital Project Management
Not Rated
Customer Invoicing
8
Customer Contract Compliance
Not Rated
Project Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Project Financial Performance Analysis
7
Project Financials Dashboard
7
Real-time Financial Reporting
8
Embedded Business Intelligence
8
Project Planning Collaboration
9
Project Planning and Scheduling
8
Project Manager Dashboard
8
Resource Manager Dashboard
7
Task Insight for Project Managers
Not Rated
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Team Member Task Collaboration
Not Rated
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Project Candidate Search
Not Rated
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Talent Profiles
Not Rated
Real-Time Project Reporting
8
Absence Management
Not Rated
Product Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Sourcing Analysis
Not Rated
Bids Analyzed and Compared
8
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Not Rated
Contract Authoring
Not Rated
Contract Compliance Management
Not Rated
Contract History
Not Rated
Contract Renewal Automation
Not Rated
Contract Repository
Not Rated
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Not Rated
Electronic Signatures
Not Rated
Invoice Automated Matching
Not Rated
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Not Rated
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Not Rated
Spend Compliance Management
Not Rated
Supplier Assessment
7
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Not Rated
Supplier Management
Not Rated
Supplier Portal
7
Risk Repository
Not Rated
Control Management
Not Rated
Control Mapping
Not Rated
Control Efficiency Assessments
Not Rated
Automated Control Assessments
Not Rated
Assessment Capture
Not Rated
Issue Detection
Not Rated
Automatic Notification
Not Rated
Remediation and Certification
Not Rated
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Not Rated
Transportation Sourcing Management
Not Rated
Transportation Process Integration
Not Rated
Transportation Execution Management
Not Rated
Freight Payment Automation
Not Rated
Trade Management
Not Rated
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Not Rated
Customs Entry Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Collaboration
Not Rated
Fulfillment Management
Not Rated
Inventory Visibility
Not Rated
Warehouse Workforce Management
Not Rated
Production Process Design
Not Rated
Supply Chain Business Flows
Not Rated
Production Management
8
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Not Rated
Configuration Management
Not Rated
Work Definition
Not Rated
Work Execution
9
Advanced Fulfillment
Not Rated
Manufacturing Costs
9
Forecasting
Not Rated
Inventory Planning
7
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Not Rated
Performance Monitoring
Not Rated
Ideation Management
Not Rated
Requirements Management
Not Rated
Proposal Management
Not Rated
Innovation Portfolio Management
Not Rated
Product Master Data Management
Not Rated
Vendor Portal
Not Rated
Project Portfolio Management
Not Rated