Sage 500 ERP
Updated August 19, 2015

Sage 500 ERP

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Software Version

Sage 500

Modules Used

  • Enterprise Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Sage 500 ERP

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.
  • 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.
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.

Using Sage 500 ERP

We will renew our investment in Sage 500, mostly because the competition is very expensive and are bloated with options that are not needed.

Sage 500 Implementation

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.

Sage 500 Training

The online training courses are not up to date. We experienced technical issues with two of the classes.