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.

 

Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage ERP Accpac) - Administrative services
 
  • Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage ERP Accpac) - Administrative services
    Administrative services
  • Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage ERP Accpac) - Invoice entry
    Invoice entry
  • Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage ERP Accpac) - Job costing
    Job costing
  • Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage ERP Accpac) - Homepage
    Homepage
  • Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage ERP Accpac) - Export data
    Export data
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000

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Petea from INDUS
Specialty: Utilities
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Cost-effective, quick to implement, and simple to use-Sage 300 ERP provides best-in-class solutions to automate workflow throughout your organization.

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Pros

Sage 300 ERP offers all the features you would expect from a powerful software solution: accounting, distribution, warehouse, manufacturing, sales, marketing, customer service, and business analytics-through business intelligence and real-time key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards

Cons

Payroll and inventory unavailable as 300 components. No hard timetable for adding modules. No flowchart/process navigation.

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Tate from Panorama
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Inability of Sage 300 to do what Sage 200 did

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We are nearing the end of a migration of our accounting package from Sage 200 to Sage 300. Our business requires us to put detailed descriptions in our purchase orders. The native field in Sage 300 only accommodates 60 characters; we need at least 130 characters in the field. We are told that we must purchase a third party program (nearly plus annual maintenance costs) in order to do in Sage 300 what we used to do in Sage 200. This is not providing good value.

Pros

Nice graphic user interface. Reasonable level of transactional capability, although the native version is weak on analytical capability.

Cons

Inability to provide same features as Sage 200. Substantial differences for the same functions. Seems to be from a different company.

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Sherman from Apex Corp
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

I recommend software and engineering solutions to clients in facility management, fleet management and inventory software

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Pros

It has a menu base approach so the clients can pick and choose according to their needs. The prices for the various modules is reasonable

Cons

Service to many countries is hard to find. A minimum amount of training built in the price may help

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Judith from Stoneleaf Construction, LLC
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

How Sage 300 Help us in Daily basis

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Sage 300 can improve its integration process with Microsoft products as well as Procore

Pros

Reporting tool help us to understand day by day how is our company working. With business intelligence we can explain to our principals how their investment in working. The tax reporting calculates directly in the currency source doing very easy our account work

Cons

Sometimes when we try to edit data the program tends to be so slow that makes terrible do our simple job. When you try to get support from the support team, the process is archaic and not effective.

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Audrey from LEO Events
Specialty: Marketing Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

great features

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There is not anything that I didn't like about the product

Pros

Computer friendly and it self explanatory system and I would highly recommend to someone else if anyone asked.

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Ron from Sunco Drywall
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Good accounting package with lots of easy to use excellent features

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Pros

Ease of use, lots of good features, simple reporting works very well. For the price it tracks job costing very well.

Cons

We have tried some of the new features such as business intelligence. We have ran into issues that do not seem to have easy solutions. I would wait until it has been up and running for a couple of years next time.

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Elastol from SOS Children's Villages Zambia
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2017

June 2017

The work of SAGE 300 ERP with Me in Lusaka, Zambia

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We were trying to address the issue of going green meaning working in a paperless environment.
We benefit in many ways as we had reduced on stationery cost, and work become faster as processes were integrated in the systems.
It still requires improvement and the environment in which it works does not fully support or become compatible with local Vendors.
The advice I would give to others is that they need careful planning so that they only ask for installation of packages suitable for their environment.

Pros

It automates manual work of processing purchase orders and eliminates physical postage of paper documents to third party (Suppliers). It integrates separate pieces of transactions into one, making work easy and shorten the overall time spent on processing one simple transaction e.g. Purchase requisition is generated by someone else then converted into a purchase order without altering many details. The system is able to make basic or advanced calculations of cost and taxes hence eliminating the burden of errors and omissions.

Cons

It is somehow expensive to run as it requires a perpetual subscription to be made. It is a system that cannot just be installed on the PC for a lifetime.
Room for improvement is still available because it has a lot of steps (clicking is too much).

We could not achieve the go-green aim as most of the time we were printing out physical copies of contracts as the environment in which we used the system did not have many vendors connected to the internet.

 
 

James from United Metropolitan Nigeria Life Insurance Ltd
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Array 3rd Parties Modules

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Pros

Has large array of 3rd parties modules that are industry or process specific. Sage 300 is modular and seamless integration of 3rd modules makes it fun to work with

Cons

Needs to improve on graphics and increase support for more database engine. Database engines such as Postgre are great open source engine and can't just be ignored.

 
 

Robin from Blackbird interactive.
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Sage 300 name change only

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Thought you would have updated better drill down functionality and better reports in the system.

Pros

Hopefully once fully set up the reports in buisiness intelligence tools will save me time. Otherwise more cons than pros.

Cons

System set up is tedious and arduous and ever step of the way is manual. Reports still terrible I was expected much updated and improved from 7 years ago when I first worked with it.

 
 

George from Kenya Literature Bureau
Specialty: Government Agencies
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2017

April 2017

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Pros

Strong Data entry features - Sales order, ICT, AR, AP

Customer Inquiry reports drill down - flexible

Cons

Negative stock quantity can be entered at order detail line and goes undetected so long as the order total remains positive

Lack of restriction on Stock Warehouse selection during Order Processing-- There is l no control in place to restrict users to access stocks in specific system warehouse that they are assigned. A user can receive, transfer, sell stock in any warehouse in the system without any restriction
How to handle PO Cancellations not available

Reporting (supplier activity reports) not detailed as like provided in Accounts Receivable

Difficulty is posting of Discount allowed to customers into General Ledger

Suppliers Inquiry reports drill down -NOT flexible

 
 

Scott from NGC Group
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Sage for Contractors

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The construction company I work for migrated from a small outdated accounting software to Sage over the past few years. Learning to use it has been challenging and if it wasn't for having previous users on our staff, I would still be struggling to learn it. However, now that I have started to master the basics of job cost management in Sage, it is becoming more useful. It is a very powerful piece of software and will continue to provide additional features for me to use as I further develop my skills using it. It is accurate and robust software.

Pros

Powerful, lots of built in reports and forms, relatively easy to use after some training and time.

Cons

Complicated, expensive and takes a very concentrated effort to learn.

 
 

Sydney from TheFitExpo
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

SAGE Accounting

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N/A

I'm new to using this software and it took a little while to get comfortable. However, once I knew what I was doing, I felt confident in using the system. There are still a ton of items that I am not sure how to use but that is mainly because my job title does not require me to do so.

Pros

The data entry is very straight forward.

Cons

It's hard to know you're way around the system as a beginner.

 
 

Roxanne from HistoryMiami Museum
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Reporting customization

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Impossible to customize reports or checks without Crystal Reports editor or paying for the customization.

Pros

Can export to Excel easily.

Cons

Exported reports contain numerous additional and unneeded columns and rows which make it time consuming to sort and edit reports.

 
 

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

Sage

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Value for Money

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

Pros

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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Value for Money

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

Easy

Cons

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

SAGE 300 ERP Efficiency

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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.

Pros

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

Sage 300

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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.

Pros

Multiple product, division lines and businesses within the product

 
 

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

Value for money

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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

 
 
 
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Sasha from Rutgers University

December 2017

December 2017

Sage 300 promised much at the point of sale; but Sage 300 did not deliver.

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Sage 300 had extensive reporting tools, which could be exported into Microsoft Excel and manipulated.

Cons

I least liked the fact that we had to go through a consultant to make just about any changes to our invoices/statements. It was not very user friendly or intuitive.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2017

December 2017

Okay accounting software but terrible for process manufacturing.

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Accounting management system.

Pros

Consistency across most modules. Sage Intelligence was helpful as well as some plugin reporting features.

Cons

Lot management was an add-on feature that did not integrate fully. Cost management was unwieldy. Manufacturing is only for discrete manufacturing but was sold to a process manufacturing company.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jene from Inner Circle Hotels
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

It has a Learning Curb but it's functionality is unlimited.

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It has many more opportunities. We were changing to a Profit Sage (Profit Sword) and decided to use Sage 300 because of its ability to grow with our company.

Pros

I like that their is lots of functionality and plenty of opportunity to expand. I like the fact that they will teach you how to get what you need from the system. Also they support team is there to assist and they are willing to train you to understand your problem. I get very personalize service through Acumens.

Cons

The General Ledger Report. You have to go to the COA Report for more detail. But this area has lots of detail. We changed from M3 to Sage 300 it has been a huge learning curve. After 6 months they are finally settling in to learn all of the different capabilities. My challenge has been Intelliegence reporting. This is not a canned system it develops with you.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Juan Jose from APS El Salvador, S.A. de C.V.

October 2017

October 2017

Its our tool for register all activities for accounting

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It is useful to export data to different kind of type files. it is has been installed in our server without problems.

Cons

The menu is not familiar like Peachtree (original software) and when the user make a transaction is a little hard to revert the operation.

Review Source: Capterra
 

David from Freelance
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Full Ledger Accounting Package

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I work in the IT Industry and I've worked at a company that sold Sage Products to multiple customers. Sage300 is a great system for workplaces that need a Full Ledger accounting package. It is sold in the standard modular state, if you need a feature, you buy it and add it on. AR, AP, GL, Bank Reconciliation, etc. It can integrate with multiple database solutions if I recall. They started out producing for Pervasive SQL, but I think you can get it for MSSQL now too.

A bit of a learning curve to get used to it. One of the nice features is the security of it. You can limit any user's rights to a very fine level.

Pros

Modular, great security, solid product. Fantastic support from the manufacturer.

Cons

A bit of a learning curve for both use and administration.

Advice to Others

Sage tends to work through resellers. Make sure you find a reseller with a solid Sage person on staff.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rodney from planetblu

December 2016

December 2016

Flexible ERP - Needs Good Office Processes

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Have used this software for many years. It's not for very small businesses, but 10+ would find it a good fit. It forces you to do things right and leaves an audit trail. This can be great for the accountant in the business but can frustrate users that like to go, 'oops' I will delete that. You must reverse it. But if you are prepared to learn it, it can be very flexible and uses standard SQL for data. Easy to report on or integrate.

Pros

Integration ability.

Cons

Takes a bit of learning

Review Source: Capterra