Sage 100 Review
June 27, 2014

Sage 100 Review

Brett Witzel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Modules Used

  • Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Bill of Materials, Inventory, Sales Order, Purchase Order, RMA

Overall Satisfaction with Sage 100 ERP

We currently use Sage 100 across the company. It drives all of our financial reporting and specific reporting for sales, production, shipping. We also use MAPADOC for our EDI needs.
  • Sage is easily customized, using the Custom Office module, making data collection and reporting much easier.
  • Data input is similar across all modules which makes getting new users up to speed very simple.
  • Inventory, when using Average Cost doesn't always follow conventional rules, when returning items the cost comes out at the current average cost, and doesn't adjust average cost back to what it was before the return which has and does cause problems.
  • Heavy manufacturing, using the Work Order system, is very cumbersome at the moment. Would love to see this streamlined, closer to how Bill of Materials production is done.
  • MRP needs to be easier and more robust.
  • We were able to convert an acquisition to Sage 100 in 4 months, from acquisition date, mostly because Sage 100 is so easy to use. We had a full EDI system converted in that same time frame. Import and review of data was easy to do.
  • Set up is very simple, not a lot of hidden switches that make other setups complicated.
  • Export of data into other reporting systems is very easy, which makes analysis a breeze.
I've reviewed Accpac, Syspro, SAP Business 1 and Platinum. Sage is far easier to use and setup than Syspro and SAP Business 1. Generally speaking, most accounting software does the same thing, at the end of the day, how easy is it to modify data inside the system and review to make sure that your system integrity is intact. I find that Sage 100 is excellent at these things.
Besides ease of use, we are 100% invested in this product. The company doesn't question how well the system works or the data coming out of it. We have 50 people that are fully trained on how to use the software and are proficient in its use. We are happy with 90% of the system, as no canned package will ever meet 100% of a large company it meets the major needs of our company.
Distribution and light manufacturing is the sweet spot of Sage 100 as it does these very well. If you're doing heavy manufacturing or you need to see Labor and Overhead it does these very poorly.