Long time devotee of Sage 500
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 23, 2016

Long time devotee of Sage 500

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Sage 500 ERP

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.
  • 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.
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.

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