||User-friendly, solid core accounting, payroll and job costing functionality. Email reports as well as customer/vendor documents, ability to invoice through mail or email, user-or role-based security
||Integrations, customizable, strong manufacturing & distribution features, maintains performance up to dozens of users, integration between CRM, e-commerce and financials. Data file sizes less restricted.
||Decreased performance as soon as approximately 10 users concurrently access. High volumes of data can slow down the system and/or lead to data corruption. Inability to customize data entry screens, add new fields, or add customized functionality. Limited access to 3rd party functionality. Limited ability to customize forms and reports. Only one costing method can be selected for inventory.
||Must use correcting transactions to fix errors, batch processing may lead to improper date postings.
|Number of Users
||Up to 45
|Performance & Scalability
||Designed for a limited number of users and functions, simple business processes, few integrations to expand functionality.
||Supports larger file sizes, companies and user counts, supports SQL database, ability to modify software and workflow with scripting and screen customizations, many integrations available to enhance functionality.
|Financial Management & Reporting
||No dashboard functionality. Limited customization of standard reports. Report-writing add-on available to customize financials. Many reports redesigned for easier export to Word, Excel or in PDF format.
||Business Insights Dashboard, Reporter, and Explorer, integrates with Microsoft Power BI, create custom reports with Sage Intelligence Reporting and Crystal Reports
|Ability to Customize
||No customization ability
||Extensive codeless customization, change and add screens, unlimited UDFs, ability to fully customize with programming if desired.
|Best Fit Industries
||Financial, Distribution, Light Assembly
||Financials, Extensive Manufacturing, Multi-site Distribution
|Best Fit Company Size
||Small to Medium
||Small to Large
||On-Premise, Hosted Server
||On-Premise, Hosted Server, Private Cloud
|Ease of Implementation
||Fairly easy to implement
||Smaller software solutions tend to be easier to implement because there is much less flexibility to tailor the system to specific needs.
|Avg Implementation Timeframe
||1 to 2 months
||Core Accounting: General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable (2-4 weeks)
Payroll: (2-4 weeks)
Distribution: Inventory, Sales Order, Purchase Order (2-4 weeks)
Manufacturing: Bills of Material, Work Order Processing (4-8 weeks)
|Avg Implementation Cost
||$3,000 – $10,000
||$5,000 – $30,000
||License purchase with annual maintenance plan or subscription; concurrent user licenses
||Subscription; concurrent user licenses
|Annual Maintenance Cost
||$1,000 – $2,250
||$600 – $30,000