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Sage 500 ERP

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Sage 500 ERP (MAS 500) is designed for small to midsized distributors and light manufacturers with domestic operations.

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Sage 500 ERP review by User
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"Great for Larger Companies, Not for Small Businesses"

What do you like best?

You can scale it meet the heavy needs of larger corporations, but it also works for medium sized business. Gives great internal control and reporting for audit purposes. It makes processing a large amount of data faster through batches and automatic data entry. Each module is designed to best suit that particular task, whether it's Payables, Receivables, or Purchase Orders. Works great with clients that have many accounts or treasury management products. It also has detailed inventory tracking which is absolutely essential for any manufacturer.

What do you dislike?

It's detail-heavy, and quite cumbersome, for the average small business. Workflow is best suited for a company with dedicated roles, not a one or two person team. Tasks are segment into modules, so navigating from task to task is harder than other programs. While G/L tasks are generally straight forward, it does make cash reconciliations and banking transactions a little choppy. If you're not used to batch transactions, it could be a lot of steps to accomplish simple tasks. Definitely not for smaller businesses with little data volume.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be prepared to invest time and money into this product. While it's a great product, it's not a turn-key program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internal controls have improved through the use of workflow approvals and user role permissions. The program works well for those in a dedicated position such as Accounts Payable or Sales and Customer Service. Streamlines the manufacturing process with Sales Order, Work Order, Bill of Materials, and Material Requirement Planning Modules. Also directly integrates with other Sage products like Sage Fixed Assets, which makes depreciation a breeze.

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Sage 500 ERP review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Good But We Need Better If Not Best"

What do you like best?

I like that it can accommodate 3rd party modules.

What do you dislike?

The system is not Smart or intuitive. I experienced some data were not flowing from one module to another causing some errors or an extra work to redo transactions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sage 500 ERP is good enough but there are better tools. If you are on a budget, you can consider this and get value for your money. If you have more budget allocated, you may consider others before settling for this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using this for Accounts Receivable and Revenue Recognition. This has helped us in recording and monitoring Invoices, Payments, and Outstanding Balances.

What ERP Systems solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Sage 500 ERP review by Enrique B.
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"This software needs change"

What do you like best?

It is good for stock control, for project management and for the creation of purchase orders.

What do you dislike?

Every change needs to be done by Sage (it's like you have 0 control). Their customer service is quite a disappointment if we consider the license cost. Most of the times they couldn't help us and they were just offering more add-ons to fix it our issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I solved my stock issues, I was able to control my stocks better, and the creation of purchase orders and receiving was good as well.

Sage 500 ERP review by User in Food Production
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"Can be very complicated and not compatible with MAC"

What do you like best?

I like how you can see all sales order information and history of a product in the system.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that you have to pull many reports to get the information you need. It is very frustrating. Also, I use a MAC and it is not compatible so I have to remote into a PC and log in through there.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to have all manufacturing, sales orders, inventory, etc. in one place.

Sage 500 ERP review by User in Construction
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"Good for Construction Purposes"

What do you like best?

The ability to pop between multiple sections like accounting to job cost to purchasing, all interacting together

What do you dislike?

Sometimes there are hiccups where we need Sage programmers to help fix small issues that arise

Recommendations to others considering the product

Shop around, but Sage 500 will have everything you'll need

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits are putting it out in the field and field personnel using it, keeping our information live and up to date.

Sage 500 ERP review by Tony P.
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"many issues and gaps with process manufacturing"

What do you like best?

i like the simple use of the application. easy to use and can connect to any other systems

What do you dislike?

limited automation and functionality. many clicks and buttons to go through. screens are not intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

i would not recommend to anyone in consumer goods, specifically process manufacturing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

process manufacturing and the ability to receive sales orders and send emails efficiently.

Sage 500 ERP review by James P.
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"Sage 500 ERP"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and the ability to access data tables directly with SQL

What do you dislike?

There are some issues with upgrades when the environment has been customized

Recommendations to others considering the product

Product is great, however it is coming to it's end of life

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A full integration of order to cash and purchase to payment and excellent inventory tracking

Sage 500 ERP review by Dan F.
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"CFO, Used Sage over five years"

What do you like best?

Sage has products for all sizes of companies, and the product can grow with each. It is easy to use and requires little training.

What do you dislike?

I have not found anything to dislike about Sage.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to use and learn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everyday entries and monthly/yearly analysis.

Sage 500 ERP review by User
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"Reliability"

What do you like best?

Sage system tends to fail/go down after mas updates.

What do you dislike?

Reliability is not a strong point for this system after updating.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great system for data entry use in small companies or large.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Multi window operations. Fast functioning for data entry use.

Sage 500 ERP review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"User Friendly "

What do you like best?

Sage is an easy to follow software for a small business.

What do you dislike?

Still a little behind technology for somethings needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have everything set up that you need in the system the first go round.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Accounts payable, construction supplies and bank reconciliation.

Sage 500 ERP review by User
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"Sage 500 User"

What do you like best?

Sage500 is a very easy to learn ERP system.

What do you dislike?

There were not any dislikes using the system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Account research and payment posting

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