Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage ERP Accpac) Accounting Software


 

Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage ERP Accpac) is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system that serves small and medium-sized businesses in professional services, financial services, the public sector, and other markets such as distribution and wholesale.

The solution comes in three different versions: Sage 300 Standard, Advanced, and Premium ERP. These versions correspond with the scalability requirements of the customers, as defined by company size and the number of users.

It was designed as a multi-tiered architecture, so it can run on Windows and Linux operating systems with Microsoft, Pervasive, or Oracle databases. Typically, the system is installed on-premises. Sage has a new cloud offering, Sage 300 Online, as a subscription service for a monthly fee, bundled with basic and premium modules.

Sage 300 ERP connects to the Sage Data Cloud, allowing users to connect to multiple mobile and web services. It also offers multi-language, multi-location, and multi-currency capabilities. Other modules can be added as needed.

 

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000

30 Reviews of Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage ERP Accpac)

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from TPDCo
Specialty: Government Agencies
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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SAGE 300 ERP Accounting (ACCPAC) is on of the simplest accounting platforms to use out there; however, make sure you have proper guidance when setting up your source files; messing those up or not setting them the way you want exactly upfront can be a real pain when it comes to getting your financial reports. Also make sure to enter all required fields - it won't tell you what all of those are until you see gaps in your data on the financial reports. Hardware requirements won't break the bank and its a simple client-server installation that most can do in their sleep. Training can be accomplished in a few days to a matter of hours depending on your skill level (acumen). The standard package is your GL, AP, AR and your SM. If you have those you are ready to run your business. Add the PO module and you can deal with purchasing as well. This application is for small to medium size businesses. If you reach fortune 500 status or have more than 20 users start looking else where or be prepared to purchase a mega load of third party add-ons.

Pros

Easy to use
Simple hardware requirements
Semi-decent financial reports out of the box

Cons

After 20 concurrent users, cost of ownership becomes pricey
To get enterprise level controls and process flow - you must purchase third party add-ons.
Not enough levels of security for larger accounting departments
No built in auditing - third party add-on required

Advice to Others

Great application for a small accounting department in a company of any size. Usually for small to medium size businesses. If you reach fortune 500 status or have more than 20 users, start looking else where or be prepared to purchase a mega load of third party add-ons. If you do a lot of POs and have many levels of approval make sure to get processing workflow with the PO module straight off the bat. More than decent application when used correctly.

 
 

from Microbiz
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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Just like wine with age comes a better functionality and stability. Been using Accpac for 13 years now and it's like a good software

Pros

The batch system. Drill downs. User customization directoties. Security levels.

Cons

The ability to post an invoiced order thereby generating a new shipment isn't cool. The order entry should be like purchase orders. Once all shipped and invoiced it should be closed.

Advice to Others

Value for money. Go buy

 
 

from Frederick Logan Company, Inc.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Great place to start

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We have used this for several years now with no glitches in the software itself. It is a great accounting/book keeping tool for small businesses. The user interface is very friendly.

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Simple setup
Understandable user interface

Cons

Fewer integration partners

 
 

from Reliable Bookkeeping Services
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

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Can be customized to serve specific needs of clients.

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Make sure you get training when planning to avail of this software.

 
 

from Diamond Doors
Specialty: Other Services

So far so good!

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The folks at CRM Systems Group have been fantastic throughout the entire process. Extremely helpful and knowledgeable, helping with every step of the way. It has actually been quite painless, despite the scope of the project.

Likes Least

I haven't had much time to use the software for a great length but so far there is nothing I dislike about it so far.

Recommendations

Definitely give this software a try, it's been really good. The other side is make sure the folks who are helping you with the software are knowledgeable and helpful. They are a HUGE part of the entire "piece of the product". The software doesn't stand alone, the company that helps implement it is as important as the software.

 
 

from The Thomas Riley Artisans' Guild
Specialty: Manufacturing

i have no experience with Sage 300 ERP, only Sage 300 not ERP.

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The system is very robust and can be taylored to a lot of different company setups.

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the Sage 300 system is cumbersome and slow. I have a lot of employees that work out of the office and the program is not remote or cloud friendly at all.

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if you need remote flexibility, this product is not for you

 
 

from ASCO Construction Ltd
Specialty: Construction / Contracting

Archaic not user friendly late keeping up with new technology

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The project management portion of the software appeared at first to be a good tool. the more we worked with the product, the more we disliked it. Very difficult to find information, not good reports to show complete picture of job profitability, have to assemble different reports to come up with good clear picture of job cost status.
the accounting software portion is archaic, again extremely hard to work with, archaic system, very ineffective and incurred substantial loss of productivity.

Likes Least

Must spend on training to understand how to navigate through the software and find the information we need. It is evident that the software provided neglected reinvesting in this product and making it user friendly and up to par with other software on the market today.

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I would personally not reinvest any time or money in this software unfortunately.

 
 

from Advance Coating Solutions Inc.
Specialty: Oil & Gas / Energy

This product is extremely outdated with little to no customer support.

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The best part of this program is the capability to deal with complex payroll systems. It allows for numerous pay rates- numerous overtime schedules and numerous union requirements.

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The reporting on SAGE 300 ERP is basically non existent. The reports that do exist are not accurate, nor can they be trusted.
The Purchasing module within this program is also very lac lustre. You cannot add vendors or products on the fly causing a back log in the purchasing department.

Recommendations

Avoid SAGE 300 ERP all together. There are many newer software's that have the same payroll capabilities with better reporting.

 
 

from Trans-Canada Energies
Specialty: Distribution

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Sage ERP 300 has long been one of the most reliable ERP solutions in the market place for many years. It is a well known brand represented by an enormous number of consultants. It is also one of the most supported solutions with respect to third party developers, providing solutions to address any market or close the loop on the purchasing / distribution cycle.

Likes Least

technical support is far better with individual VARS than with the software developer themselves. This is not necessarily their fault as it is easier for a consultant to have the whole picture of a clients site.

Recommendations

Research the vast array of third party products that are fully integrated before thinking their is no option offered by Sage for your business.

 
 

from League Projects
Specialty: Oil & Gas / Energy

It works. - Accounts Receivable

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I enjoy being able to keep all monthly posting in one batch and not post it till I am absolutely ready.

Likes Least

I dislike not being able to go and revise the invoice, I have to make a credit to remove and debit to add a new one and the invoice number changes.

Recommendations

Make sure this helps all areas before moving forward with it.

 
 

from League Projects Ltd.
Specialty: Oil & Gas / Energy

Sage 300 - Decent Product

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It is relatively easy to use, and suits our business needs for now.

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The ability to exactly tailor reports to what I want.

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Good basic system. Handles 95% of our needs in a $50M company.

 
 

from Lynx Tech
Specialty: Consulting

Not good at all. with lots of disconnects...

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Nothing really. The price is reasonable other than that not worth it

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You cannot get good support. It doesn't work well with PrintBoss check printers. No barcoding capablity.

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I am looking for a new accounting ERP program to migrate to

 
 

from Farber Corp
Specialty: Construction / Contracting

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The product does what we need it to do, which is keep the cash flow going.

Recently acquired SSO for the service department which has been nice.

Likes Least

SM: The reporting is not very good, especially the agreement reporting. I would like to see more detail and ease with this. Also with the agreement billing/tasking. VERY labor intensive and time consuming.

Job cost and PJ are fairly manual, but get the job done. Would like to see easier setup and estimating in JC.

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Mechanical contractor. I work 95% in the SM and the other 5% in JC.

 
 

from WorldofAccpac.com
Specialty: Software / Technology

Great product with a good amount of addons to extend the shelf life

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The quality of 3rd-party developers and modules. They can cater for almost any business accounting/software need.

Likes Least

Lack of good updates from Sage themselves has left users overly reliant on other developers.

Recommendations

Keep an open mind to new solutions and ideas. Don't get disheartened if you cannot find a solution, as there is most likely a third-party developer who can help.

 
 

from WorldofAccpac.com
Specialty: Software / Technology

Great product with a good amount of addons to extend the shelf life

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The quality of 3rd-party developers and modules. They can cater for almost any business accounting/software need.

Likes Least

Lack of good updates from Sage themselves has left users overly reliant on other developers.

Recommendations

Keep an open mind to new solutions and ideas. Don't get disheartened if you cannot find a solution, as there is most likely a third-party developer who can help.

 
 

from Flexi-Hinge Valve Co.

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Have been using Sage ERP Accpac since 2005. We are completely pleased with functionality and service when needed.

 

from Flexi-Hinge Valve Co.

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Have been using Sage ERP Accpac since 2005. We are completely pleased with functionality and service when needed.

 

from Tema Lube Oil Company Limited

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Tema Lube is into Lubes manufacturing and the company has been in existence for the past 20 years. I have done 17 years with Tema Lube, but it's my understanding that Tema Lube started using Accpac the Dos version from the start of the plant. It has become our backbone as far as accounting is concerned.

We are using almost all the modules and currently operating using the 5.5A version. We are ready to move on to a higher version. We are also moving from the D-BITS for fixed assets to the Norming Assets Management system. Modular Resources is our vendor and have done about 16 years with Tema Lube. They have been very efficient in all aspects, and currently they are the market leaders.

Even though they are spreading in the sub region they are still prompt when it comes to service delivery. Sage ERP Accpac is easy to use. It has given me more knowledge in the system structure and how data flows in the system. Using Accpac has been beneficial to us because it is solid and perfect as far as manufacturing is concerned.

 

from Tema Lube Oil Company Limited

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Tema Lube is into Lubes manufacturing and the company has been in existence for the past 20 years. I have done 17 years with Tema Lube, but it's my understanding that Tema Lube started using Accpac the Dos version from the start of the plant. It has become our backbone as far as accounting is concerned.

We are using almost all the modules and currently operating using the 5.5A version. We are ready to move on to a higher version. We are also moving from the D-BITS for fixed assets to the Norming Assets Management system. Modular Resources is our vendor and have done about 16 years with Tema Lube. They have been very efficient in all aspects, and currently they are the market leaders.

Even though they are spreading in the sub region they are still prompt when it comes to service delivery. Sage ERP Accpac is easy to use. It has given me more knowledge in the system structure and how data flows in the system. Using Accpac has been beneficial to us because it is solid and perfect as far as manufacturing is concerned.

 

from Namibian Engineering Corporation (PTY)LTD

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I am Leoni and working as the debtors clerk at Namibian Engineering Corporation in Windhoek, Namibia. What makes our company unique is the quality of products and services we render to our customers. We do solar geyser, pumping, water tank and genset installations as well as roof sealing. Our company has been using Sage ERP Accpac even before I got here (since the DOS version). The Accpac Group is currently busy with our upgrade to Sage ERP Accpac 6.0A. I am very excited. Learning something new everyday, like yesterday the AR-customer inquiry... all the detail... just love it! It is easy to search for transactions, by sorting, for example.

Urda Laaser and Spiro Bond really impressed me. They are quick and accurate with whatever change I want. Especially the customized reports... they wowed me! Not to mention that whatever questions we have, they are there. The support we get is fabulous. How I have benefited with Sage ERP Accpac is in the time I have spent on it. The customized reports give me all the info I need to make sure all projects are running smoothly. I would actually like it if the AR invoicing could be searched by the invoice number rather than the batch number.

I honestly recommend Sage ERP Accpac to anyone, from SME's to Huge Companies!

 
 
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