Sage 100 ERP - Rockin' Distribution
Updated November 12, 2015

Sage 100 ERP - Rockin' Distribution

Paul Maldonato | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Software Version

3..71 - 2014

Modules Used

  • Core
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing

Overall Satisfaction with Sage 100 ERP

I have been implementing Sage 100 ERP (fka MAS 90) for 15 years and prior to that I was an end-user. Sage 100 is an entry level integrated ERP software that a company can use to collect, store, manage and interpret data. It has module suites for financial, distribution and manufacturing business operations and ships with a single-user integrated CRM application.
  • Financial Operations - It has a well structured general ledger module. Very flexible, 32 characters, 10 segments, good reporting.
  • Distribution - Order to cash process is streamlined, integrated credit card processing, off-site storage of CC data (PCI-DSS compliant). Inventory module handles multiple warehouses and complex pricing structures.
  • Reporting - All reports in the system are Crystal and it ships with Sage Intelligence. ODBC complaint for 3rd party tools.
  • End-User Customization tools- The Customizer module allows you to add user-defined tables, user-defined fields, ad scripts to implement business logic. All screens are customizable- add, remove, hide fields and controls, etc..All this with no custom mods and it's upgrade proof.
  • No inter-company: Sage 100 does allow for as many companies codes ( 1 per TIN) as needed, but there is no inter-company processing modules. If you need true interco, there is a 3rd party piece or better yet go with Sage 500.
  • Manuals: There are no true user-manuals, there is extensive "help' but everyone would like to see the user manuals come back. That being said, everything that would be in a user manual exists in the KB.
  • Non-business framework modules: With version 4 Sage upgraded the underlying business framework to more of RDBMS on the back end. The manufacturing modules and payroll have yet to be updated to the new framework.
  • Better reporting - timely, accurate reporting.
  • Order to cash cycle faster
  • Accurate inventory stock (QOH, on PO, SO , WO, etc)
I'm a VAR for multiple ERP packages and for the money Sage 100 can't be beat for distribution. For project accounting and advanced manufacturing I would go with another solution.
I have many clients successfully using Sage 100 ERP for distribution. Sage 100 ERP is very strong in distribution. There's continued development on the distribution suite and consistent releases that include requests submitted by customers via vote online. For advanced manufacturing I would recommend another solution or Job-Ops 3rd party piece.

Using Sage 100 ERP

Sage is constantly developing new and enhanced features and if renewal is expired you don't get them. Also support becomes lacking when when you fall many versions behind. Plus there may be a late pay penalty. Unless you're migrating soon to a new software you should always keep your maintenance current or it costs you more in the long run.

Sage 100 Reliability