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-size businesses in professional services, financial services, 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.

Sage 300 ERP is 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.

Administrative services
Administrative services
Administrative services
Invoice entry
Invoice entry
Job costing
Job costing
Homepage
Homepage
Export data
Export data

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000



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Sasha from RU

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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October 2018

Too cumbersome to meet our needs

Pros

Purchased this software to manage accounts receivable transactions and inventory. I did like the customization in the setup that was available, in that we were able to fully design the documents generated from Sage and most of the form fields.

Cons

I did not like the fact that most system changes could not be done by me (the administrator). We had to go through a consultant, which of course led to many delays in moving along with the system.

Tobias from Queen Margaret's School

Specialty:  Education

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Very Dated from IT Analyst's Perspective

I would love to blame this application on being dated but I have even older software than this running with no issues on Windows 10. Unfortunately this was badly done 20 years ago and they have not bothered to invest much in it ever since.

Pros

Our users don't complain about it too much, unless it breaks. It has run our School's finances for years

Cons

Its so badly written and dated. The program has real issues with installing and conflicts with Windows basic securities. For example it does not like being installed in the usual programs folder, you have to run a batch file after the install to overwrite the DLL security, there is another registry hack you have to use to allow a non computer administrator to run the program. When it sends emails out it is seen by the Outlook as a virus and blocks it. I was hoping the latest versions but their annual upgrade just gave the ability to add notes in some fields. Despite building a clean Windows 10 build I have never got their dated reporting to work on it, even though the exact same install procedure worked on Windows 8.1. We have a supposedly good support contract with them but they basically told me they have it working and blamed Microsoft and me.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Sage 300

For business accounting, reporting and analysis this software is truly all you need! The reports are truly endless!

Pros

The ease of importing invoices and documents.

Cons

There really isn't much not to like about this software.

James from Xcobean

Specialty:  Software / Technology

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Sage is very flexible and rich in features that make HR activities run with ease

Pros

Works very well in a network environment (multi-user)
Sends payslip emails to employees
Can encrypt payslips with passwords for confidentiality.

Cons

Additional Modules are expensive to purchase
Requires specific server environment to work well for multiuser.

Oliver from EDAG Engineering

Specialty:  Engineering

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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July 2018

Simplified finance management

Worth an investment to do away with spreadsheets and digest the finance material into one working solution.

Pros

We deployed sage into our working environment to build upon our existing finance packages and make our accounting and controlling process easier to manage. The ERP solution adapted well, database migration was simple, and customer support was excellent.

Cons

A very modular system and can break easily if not managed well. Some technical guidance needed to implement. We encountered some database migration issues over version control. However a call to support resolved this for us.

Jene from Inner Circle Hotels

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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July 2018

Full Year as a End User

Easy Reporting. Can send different for different uses. Hotels want certain information different than a our Corp Investment Team.

Pros

I love the ability to get the information immediately. I like the report setup and the ability to customize reports for different groups with out alot of hassle. Also Acumen does our support and they are fantastic when needed.

Cons

It took our staff a few months to feel comfortable about the change in software but after a year using it they find it easier than previous software.

Alvin from Fulton Hogan

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July 2018

I was tasked to plan, set up, and administer the application in one of my previous job.

Pros

I like the data export function which supports many different kind of format.Installation of the software was a breeze. The best part is I was able to design the financial reports based on the company/personal needs in the intelligent reporting module.

Cons

The pricing tend to be on the expensive end. The technical support still has ample room to improve.

kelli from Banjo

Specialty:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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July 2018

Doesn't work on a Mac

Pros

- Lots of different reporting
- Easy to put orders in
- Once you know how to use it, it is easy to use.

Cons

- Does not work on a Mac. I have to remote in to a PC to use it on my laptop.
- I wish the reporting worked where you can run everything in one report and select what you needed. I tend to have to run multiple reports and do vlookups.

guillermo from Upc

Specialty:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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June 2018

Great for medium to small bussiness

I would recommend this system to a company with less than 30 users

Pros

one of the best erp systems to growing companies, with a low implementation cost and full of tools to an accurate control and vision of the company

Cons

there is no many experts on sage 300 in the city so all the training and stuff has to be over the phone or computer, its hard to modify the reports structure

Robyn from Cherokee Steel Supply

Specialty:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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June 2018

Sound software

Would definitely purchase!

Pros

I’ve used a lot of their products. My favorite was Peachtree but this one was a good second. Very sound and reliable.

Cons

It wasn’t as user friendly as I had hoped. Navigation was a little challenging but after about a month it got much easier.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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June 2018

Great product for a smaller sized company

Pros

This is a great tool to have for a smaller company. It's very efficient in tracking any accounting.

Cons

The least thing I like is the time it takes to communicate to other programs that it is supposed to be compatible with...

Josh from BMC

Specialty:  Construction / Contracting

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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May 2018

Shouldn't be web based

Pros

If you used Timberline before, you'll love this. It's basically the exact same thing, just web based. It is a complete software package, and can do everything you want it to do. We run a multi-trade, construction company on it with no issues except...

Cons

It's web based. This is the programs only fault, but it's a big one. Do yourselves a favor, and get a program that actually runs off your own hardware. The internet is too finicky, and it allows them to blame your own internet security any time something goes wrong. We have issues with connectivity several times a week. Also there is a huge delay in the use of functions. As I said above, it's EXACTLY the same as Timberline was, but since the programs functionality isn't on my local machine...a click that used to open something nearly instantly, now takes 15-20 seconds. No amount of faster internet is going to bring it down to local hardware speed.

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May 2018

Sage 300 is a good accounting software for job costing and capturing an enormous amount of data.

Pros

The ability to quickly search through data using conditions and parameters is what I like most. If you're unsure of how to retrieve data, the Knowledgebase gives a wealth of How-to information.

Cons

While you can customize a tab with specific fields, you cannot organize those fields. A new field is automatically added to the bottom. If you want to regroup fields at a later date, it is not an option. However, it did not prevent me from using this tool.

Tina from Healthcare Accounting Co.

Specialty:  Accounting / CPA

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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May 2018

Flexible accounting software

Pros

A very flexible software that can be customized to meet each client's needs. Easy to use and provides all the necessary tools for accounting and payroll.

Cons

A bit pricey. The reports when exported to excel needs a bit of work to come up with a good format.

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April 2018

Good enterprise accounting software

Pros

Sage 300 is a fairly easy accounting software to learn, especially if you are required to train persons within your company. The report feature is quite good with lots of option for creating charts. This is a good tool to invest in if you want to take your business to the next step. The installation of the client side application is easy, with a few click and the application is installed. System Administrators will have no problems deploying this application.

Cons

The application user interface needs an overall to a more modern looking interface. Sage 300 interface does not scale well with high resolution monitors because the menu buttons become very smaller as the resolution increases.

NICK from Cycle Force Group LLC

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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April 2018

We switched from Sage BusinessWorks to Sage 300 last year at the office with very mixed results.

Ultimate the primary reasons we upgraded to Sage 300 were to automate the receiving of EDI orders from our largest customers (Walmart, Amazon, etc) and to facility an automated shipping label generation process and it has accomplished those things relatively well.

Pros

It makes things like receiving and bulk printing sales orders via EDI channels much faster and easier than they were before during our 20 year run with Sage BusinessWorks.

Cons

It's made some things much easier, in fact things that we needed to become easier in order to continue in business, but has added a layer of complexity to manual order processing functions making these much more difficult to manage. The consensus at the office is that BusinessWorks was easier to use for purposes like keying in orders, invoicing orders manually and then bulk printing or emailing those invoices, etc.

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Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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April 2018

3 years of difficulties and workarounds

Pros

It was easy to navigate and creating custom dashboards was helpful for the majority of our users and their roles.

Cons

There was so much. The database was a mess as far as naming conventions. Costing was not uniform across the platform. We had selected Standard cost for the whole system then later found out that many of our transactions were using weighted moving average to calculate cost anyway and that we could not change it. We had to add so many third party modules and workarounds. We are selecting a new ERP.

Tim from Bryan Consulting Inc.

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April 2018

A little too difficult to navigate and too bulky but a decent product

Pros

Sage lets us easily build chats of our accounting files and projects and input our payments/receipts in one place that everyone can access no matter where or when. There are some great features once you learn how to use the program and get used to some of the shortcuts that will help you overcome being afraid of navigating this program.

Cons

As I sort of mentioned above, this program is OK at what it does but it can seem a little bulky and can be tough to navigate for newer users who are unfamiliar with the program. Training new users can be a daunting task and time consuming but once they get it, this will make your life easier.

Misti from FLERT

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April 2018

Mediocre

Pros

Easy for companies that do a lot of mass hiring or contractors. Great for multiple managers and multiple jobs. Approval of time for hourly employees is easy.

Cons

The various ways you can get lost in the system without even realizing where you are. It did not feel like there was defined roles.

Audrey from LEO Events

Specialty:  Hospitality / Travel

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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March 2018

Sage 300 ERP is an awesome system.

Just love it.

Pros

This product is very user friendly and it took me one day to get acquainted with the system just love it.

Cons

There is nothing that I did not like about the system would higher recommend to companies for their accounting department.


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