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

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

 

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Rameez from Mount Pleasant Group
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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I have used this software for a while for basic purposes and I was satisfied with its functionalities. It's worth the price. It's not an advanced software like high-end ERPs but it's a good accounting software

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I have used this software for a while for basic purposes and I was satisfied with its functionalities. It's worth the price.

Cons

It's not an advanced software like high-end ERPs but it's a good accounting software

Advice to Others

Look into Quickbooks as well

 
 

Yana from Zafar Projects, Inc
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Easy Sage!

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Sage is an amazingly easy software that allows you to control many of the aspects in accounting, software is also pretty fast and really easy to understand if you're new to it.

Pros

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Tools

Advice to Others

Sage is a software that can be used for small as well as big businesses, if you're not a savvy person when it comes to software, then don't be afraid and try SAGE!

 
 

magdalene from Tidyzone Cleaning Company
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

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I began using SAGE 300 ERP to start a project that was just being implemented. I had to build a chart of accounts and record numerous transactions. I was able to do this task with this one particular software.

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The pricing structure is very interesting and attractive and I liked the fact that I was able to design the financial reports based on the company/personal needs in the intelligent reporting module.

Cons

It was not very user-friendly when I tried to export the Accounts Payable report to Excel. I had to save as a CVS file then copy and paste the columns that I needed, which made it a bit tedious. I had to run the intelligence report again from the beginning because new entries were posted. I was not able to edit anymore once I posted the entries so I had to make a reverse entry.

Advice to Others

Since my company is a small business we chose Sage 300 ERP, because it satisfy our needs and we do not have to make any long term commitment. The payment option is fascinating. So companies can pay in advance for one year or more and get a discount. The is also an option to pay month by month. With that said I think Sage 300 ERP is the way to go.

 
 

Michelle from IFSE Institute
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

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It's not easy to use -- drill down capabilities are limited

Very expensive and the balance sheet and income statement capabilities do not work. It costs a lot of money just to get the basics fixed.

 
 

Edward from Medical Technology Products, Inc.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

SAGE Accounting for a Medical Device Manufacturer

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The software is intuitive to use and covers most basic functioning. Some issues are navigating to find breakdowns to create "good" forms to export for data analysis. The dashboard could use a refresh, and better allotment for KPI display. There is a good redundancy for medical device record keeping we utilize within the system; i.e. tracking serial number and lot numbers of sensitive product built. This is a good double check within our Quality System.

 
 

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

November 2016

November 2016

Getting the Most out of your (ACCPAC) Implementation

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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.

 
 

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

November 2016

November 2016

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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

 
 

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

November 2016

November 2016

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.

Pros

Simple setup
Understandable user interface

Cons

Fewer integration partners

 
 

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

November 2016

November 2016

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Can be customized to serve specific needs of clients.

Advice to Others

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

 
 

Rob from Diamond Doors
Specialty: Other Services

September 2016

September 2016

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.

 
 

Benjamin from The Thomas Riley Artisans' Guild
Specialty: Manufacturing

September 2016

September 2016

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.

Recommendations

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

 
 

Anthony from ASCO Construction Ltd
Specialty: Construction / Contracting

September 2016

September 2016

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.

 
 

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

August 2016

August 2016

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.

 
 

Michael from Trans-Canada Energies
Specialty: Distribution

July 2016

July 2016

Sage 300 ERP review

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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.

 
 

Shandelle from League Projects
Specialty: Oil & Gas / Energy

July 2016

July 2016

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.

 
 

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

July 2016

July 2016

Sage 300 - Decent Product

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

Likes Least

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.

 
 

Nathan from Lynx Tech
Specialty: Consulting

July 2016

July 2016

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

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

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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

 
 

Kyle from Farber Corp
Specialty: Construction / Contracting

May 2016

May 2016

Sage 300 Review

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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.

 
 

Leoni from Namibian Engineering Corporation (PTY)LTD

January 2012

Date: January 2012

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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!

 

Sue from Kaye's Bakery

January 2012

Date: January 2012

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We are a manufacturing business in NZ. We have been using Sage ERP Accpac for approximately 11 years, and I used it with two of my previous employers. We upgraded in 2011 to the 5.5 version. The upgrade took place over a weekend, so there really weren't any interruptions with anyone during our normal workday. There were a few changes that I needed to the layout of invoice, credit notes etc, after the upgrade, but this is totally normal. I find Sage ERP Accpac very good to use and easy to track any information required. I receive great customer support any time that I have phoned for help, and I have received great service in solving my problem. I hope that I have been of help.

 
 
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