abas ERP


 

Abas ERP is a solution geared towards small to midsize manufacturers and distributors. Abas has three main application offerings on the market today: Abas ERP, Abas Distribution and Abas eB, a line of e-business solutions that can be accessed through a web browser.

The customer portal allows users to browse products, place quotes and orders, view quotes and orders in real time and can be customized to fit users' needs.

The vendor portal allows vendors to view and release purchase orders and requests, view shipment and tracking information. It is customizable and can be integrated with the Abas Workflow Editor to control transactions released or updated by vendors.

The workflow editor is a plugin that provides a graphical editor to create new workflows, integrates with Abas' ERP functions and allows users to view a prioritized list of tasks and approvals.

 

abas ERP - EDS reporting
 
  • abas ERP - EDS reporting
    EDS reporting
  • abas ERP - Financial entry
    Financial entry
  • abas ERP - Define criteria
    Define criteria
  • abas ERP - Track purchasing
    Track purchasing
  • abas ERP - Sales tracking
    Sales tracking
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Unix, IBM OS/400, Windows 2000

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Amy from Nordost
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

For what it offers, abas' ERP pros outweight any cons

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Pros

The ability to manipulate data to create customize reports I find is extremely valuable. As a manufacturing company, I find It's ability to store all information in one erp system saves every department time from maintaining information in different databases and gives us quick access to any information we're looking for.

Cons

The learning curve is longer compared to the standard , more conventional software options and requires the user to be more skilled.

 
 

Iryna from Nordost Corporation
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Learning every day

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Pros

This is the great and powerful system with different ways and options. You can create your own interface.

Cons

Any updates need to be done if changes were made. Unfortunately it doesn't happen automatically in invoices.

 
 

Rhonda from Clarion Technologies
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Very userfriendly software and easy to navigate

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Pros

Unlike some larger ERP companies that when need assistance you get a different person every time you call - with Abas you have a select group of people assigned to your company that you can build relationships with. They become very familiar with your company and how it works. This in turn is helpful as you grow and want to make changes within the system since they are already knowledgeable about your business.

Cons

It's both good and bad...the system can do so many different things (which is great!) but it can be overwhelming at first. When you see demos of things you like and want to have right away when you start up you find that you need to take a step back and get the basics running first.

 
 

Sabra from Ironware International, Inc.
Specialty: Furniture / Home Decor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Not happy with company, product average

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We were misled during the sales process in that we were told the system could function in ways that it cannot. The implementation process was a mess as it took 16 months then on the day of launch we were provided a product that did not work. Initially Abas would not listen to us when we told them that it was not functioning. It took months for them to send a representative out to take a look and the conclusion was that we had to start over. Abas created a new system for us and we had to re-create six months of data re-entering all sales and A/R, but it was impossible to do all data, so the purchasing side was entered as opening numbers. We lost some detail from the sales side as well. We have historical data that can never be retrieved.

Pros

Integrated with the financials. Very easy to move data to excel. Many screens within Abas function like excel which is handy. Can customize many reports.

Cons

Requires too many customizations to meet needs, which gets very expensive. Some basic financial and CRM functions do not exist. An example would be it will not process a reimbursement. When you need customer service you put in a ticket and often get a programmer who has not worked on your system or does not recall the details of your system/company and so you pay for them to research your issue. There are bugs with the system functioning on mac even though they claim compatibility. Not all of our users are on mac. I have had some functions mysteriously malfunction and we have to pay Abas to get it fixed.

 
 

Stephanie from KLN
Specialty: Furniture / Home Decor

September 2015

September 2015

Abas: Accounting

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Likes Best

This software has a file icon that has become significant in the process of my researching. It allows for me to see the flow of any purchase order. I am able to search for the purchase order in question and click on the file icon which shows me up to the invoice the purchase order was processed to. This has saved me time in researching if a receiver has been misplaced into a wrong invoice.

Likes Least

The biggest inconvenience I have found in this software is the inability to easily make corrections. Once there is an error posted, it has to go through a process to make it right.

Recommendations

I highly recommend getting comfortable with the system. If you set aside time to familiarize yourself with the screens that open up with each click it will help you in understanding how simple it actually is.

 
 

Danny from KLN Mfg
Specialty: Metal Fabrication

September 2015

September 2015

Fast to learn, very dynamic

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Likes Best

It was easy to learn & link to other databases for information.

Likes Least

It is too easy to have too many windows open, the windows all tile individually, so you can get lost if you move around a lot. I have no complaints about the vendor, they are very involved personally with us.

Recommendations

From the prior product to this one, I would guess that it was the attention to detail that was given when reviewing what we needed. abas-USA was instrumental in touching all the main involved parties so that all were aware that all needs could be met.

 
 

michelle from KLN
Specialty: Other Industry

September 2015

September 2015

ABAS - review

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Likes Best

the ability to drag detail to excel it allowed to research and recon easily

Likes Least

That vendor information as far address, 1099, vendor payments and invoices were not in the same module. The ability to see what invoices were paid and how at face value. the Current payment module was difficult to read and not was user friendly. My experience with previous softwares we had the ability to take a screen shot and send to a vendor their activity and they would be able to read. I also dislike that AR and AP could not both post to the same supplementary General ledger account for sales tax payable, this was extremely frustrating.

Recommendations

Need working instructions that are updated with the version individuals have. After going to the training workshops in Virginia and coming back home with training manuals that did not match the system was frustrating.

 
 

Samuel from PT. Bumi Cahaya Unggul
Specialty: Industrial Machinery

August 2015

August 2015

ABAS ERP is awesome

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Likes Best

It is user-friendly product. My very first experience in ERP.
So all I could say that ABAS allready gave me the good impression.

Likes Least

Sometimes the bug of this product resulting a crash that can afect to my work.

Recommendations

I recommend that ABAS should does the minor bug fixing every day.
Plan, organize, actuate and control.

 
 

Josh from Beckwood Press
Specialty: Industrial Machinery

August 2015

August 2015

ABAS-Part of the Family

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Likes Best

This ERP software is very flexible and customization to fit our needs. It also contains many "cutting edge" features like integration with Solid Works engineering design software, E-Business, Document Management and Business Apps that many of the others did not have or were "bolt" on third party add-ons. Working with ABAS through the install and continued support I have to say the feeling that we are part of the "family" is what I like best about this vendor. They take the time to listen to what you are trying to accomplish and work with you to solve your issues all while maintaining a positive attitude.

Likes Least

The source coding is in German. While this doesn't affect the average user since all screens are translated to the native language it makes it a little more difficult for advanced users who wish to do their own programming or screen adjustments.

Recommendations

With all ERP software, it’s garbage in and garbage out. If you load erroneous or incomplete data into the software you cannot expect good clean reports. Making sure that data is complete and accurate before migration is key. Secondly make sure what you see in a sales presentation is included in the quote you receive. Some companies will show you every bell and whistle only to find out later that it's only included at an additional fee. ABAS had everything that was included laid out for us so we knew exactly what we were getting. The only additional fees were for customizations that we specifically asked for.

 
 

Leah from KLN Manufacturing
Specialty: Metal Fabrication

August 2015

August 2015

Great new up & coming tool

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Likes Best

The product is fully customizable. A business can actually successfully launch this ERP within the budget set. Abas-USA does a fantastic job of keeping the customer in the know for how well you are doing with your goals, and letting you know how much you will have to do in house in order to keep your costs down. If you are willing to spend, they are great at doing the work, training the users, keeping everyone in the know.

Likes Least

Some core functionality you would expect from a software is not there. Specific accounting rules, tolerances, etc. The training manuals are not well spelled out, or are few and far between.

Recommendations

If you have all of your expectations, structure built, designated team for launching & data entry, sensible timeline, roadmap, then I would say the business is ready to start, reviewing.

 
 

Iliya from City Hospitals and Clinics Plc
Specialty: High Technology

August 2015

August 2015

The best Linux based ERP software in Europe!

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Likes Best

I have personally worked with the vendor in Karlsruhe for the Bulgarian localization and I can tell they are very flexible and efficient team and they do the job. I like abas ERP as this is the only Linux based ERP that has the complete functionality developed as a regular ERP with particular focus in production, which is in itself rare for any ERP.

Likes Least

Although it is commercial for a Linux based product the company that chooses to use it has to developed a small team of Linux professionals (which are more expensive and rare to find in Bulgaria than Windows specialists) internally.

Recommendations

Make sure you develop a complete business case for this ERP with its alternatives as in the long run (3-5 years) it may cost you as much as another none Linux ERP.

 
 

Richard from Pankl
Specialty: Automotive

August 2015

August 2015

It can be a real pain in the ABAS

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Likes Best

This software work very well for planning and purchasing. Once you get your groove an figure everything out, it can work very smoothly(that should take 2 months)

Likes Least

The backend of this program is all in German, so start practicing now. Everytime you add or remove a feature, everything else goes crazy. Sometimes adding features can be extremely difficult and you will need to be well verse in coding.

Recommendations

Dont try it on a trial basis, you need to see someone else who is currently using it.

 
 

Kara from AVTEQ
Specialty: Other Industry

July 2014

July 2014

Not a fan of ABAS

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There isn't much to like.

Likes Least

I often found that the vendor did not have the answers to my questions. I always had to do something special to make it work.

Recommendations

Do as much research and ask lots of questions before signing up!

 
 

Elizabeth from KLN Mfg.
Specialty: Other Industry

July 2014

July 2014

Review 07 08 2014

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Likes Best

You can see all selections, which makes it easy to navigate through.

Likes Least

It doesn't allow you to void, delete, or make corrections after you post.

Recommendations

Make sure everything is correct before posting. If not, save so you can come back to it later.

 
 

Michelle from KLN Mfg.
Specialty: Metal Fabrication

July 2014

July 2014

ABAS Super user vs. Clerk user

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Likes Best

I like the ability to drill down and the ability to cosmetically change the user module to reflect the user's preference.

Likes Least

It's mainly for super users and not regular data entry clerks. I feel the system is complicated and the program does not come with many standard features. Instead of standard items that you would find in an accounting module in another ERP software, they make them upgrades.

Recommendations

Look to simplify daily tasks, such as creating an invoice or a payment. It should be one-stop shopping instead of having to navigate through several modules to complete one task.

 
 

Leah from KLN Manufacturing, LLC
Specialty: Metal Fabrication

July 2014

July 2014

After researching 14 different software packages, this one won us over

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Likes Best

I like how customizable it is. You can see as much or as little as you like on any window, and you can add more filters to reports if you are not satisfied with the standard. If you find you are running the same query all the time, you can make a quick report, which takes about 5 min. You typically do not have to go outside the DB to make a report. The vendor is good to work with. They pair you with consultants that fit your organization; they are all very personable and willing to help you out at any hour.

Likes Least

It takes too long to answer the tickets. The accounting side of it is a little off of what we consider normal procedures.

Recommendations

If evaluating this particular one, understand that the demo product is fully customized. It is nothing like the standard out of the box when you open it.

 
 

John from Lisega Inc

May 2012

May 2012

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Lisega, based in Zeven, Germany, is the worldwide market leader in the pipe support industry, primary servicing the power and petrochemical industries. We are a global organization with manufacturing facilities in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, and China.

In the early 1990s, Lisega realized that with our planned growth, we would not be able to manage the business with existing systems. Abas ERP was selected as our new standard business software, and implemented in Germany and the US in 1993, with all other sites following over the next few years. Since implementation, global sales have increased over 500%, and Abas ERP has kept pace with and supported our growth. Almost all of our 1,100 employees directly use or consume data from the Abas system on a daily basis, from the production floor to the CFO.

The greatest benefit to Abas, from our point of view, is the flexibility. Over the past two decades, we have implemented hundreds of additional features to support our business processes, have integrated Abas with our other applications (project management, APS, document archiving, PLM, CAD, and others), and have done all of it using our in house IT staff. When support is required (either development or operational) we have found the Abas staff to be knowledgeable, responsive, and supportive of our efforts. Overall, it's fair to say that Abas ERP has been a significant contributor to the success of our business, and I strongly recommend it to the SMB manufacturing community.

 
 

Barry from Veris Inc.

May 2012

May 2012

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My organization is an engineer to order business that services many different industries and applications. We have a base product that can have hundreds of options that are added to it making BOM creation and credibility difficult at times. Prior to moving to Abas ERP, my organization used M2M, which was not easy to use and was not easily customized to accommodate our needs. To make customizations in M2M, we had to have a programmer right a number of external programs that would write to M2M allowing us to get what we needed from the system. Although this helped us, it also kept us from receiving support from M2M and allowing us to upgrade to newer versions.

The switch to Abas ERP was a very good transition… much easier than I anticipated. I believe a lot of this has to do with the amount of time we took to test and ensure all our information was entered into the system properly. We spent nearly a year preparing the system to go live and with the help of the extremely knowledgeable and helpful consultants. I can say that we have a great deal of confidence in the information in our system, which is something we never had with our previous system. In addition, we spent 4 months of training the users twice a week prior to going live and when we went live, our users knew what they were going to see and were very prepared for the transition.

We have been on the system for 7 weeks now and I can honestly say that we have had VERY few problems and when problems have come up, Abas has been quick to address them and help us through them. The only area that I think the system lacks is in the area of subcontracted parts. The system does limit you to what you can do with these parts, making switching parts to and from subcontracting an extremely daunting task. All-in-all, I could not have asked for a better experience with an ERP system and organization and this is my third ERP system implementation in 12 years.

 
 

Olivia from Pankl Racing Systems AG

June 2011

June 2011

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Pankl Racing Systems, based in Austria, specializes in developing and manufacturing engine and drive-train components for racing cars, high performance vehicles and the aerospace industry. Pankl is a global organization with worldwide subsidiaries in Austria, UK, USA, Slovakia and Japan.

In Austria we've been using abas ERP since 1995, in the USA since 2002, in the UK since 2004 and in Slovakia since 2008. At the moment we are running abas ERP version 2009r4n11 at all the Pankl subsidiaries.

We decided to use abas ERP because it provides all the necessary functions for a mid-market manufacturer like Pankl and from our point of view it has a really good cost/performance ratio. Another benefit is the flexibility of abas ERP. If your company needs customizations, like additional fields in screens to enter data or personalized reports, abas can make that happen.

I was not personally involved in the abas ERP implementation process in Austria and the UK, but I never heard anything negative about these projects. The implementation process in the UK and in Slovakia took 3 to 6 months at each subsidiary. It took us a little bit longer in Slovakia compared to the UK, because we are running abas ERP in Slovakia in 4 different languages: Slovak, Czech, English and German. Both software vendors, in the UK and in Slovakia, were really helpful during the whole roll out process.
We received all the help we needed during the implementation process and I really appreciate the fast response time of abas USA when there are problems or just user requests.

In a demo system, which is actually a copy of the live database, each department receives special training in abas ERP. This approach has 2 major benefits:
1. The user has the chance to increase his knowledge of abas using familiar examples from the live system
2. The user is already in contact with the abas ERP system, but in a "save" demo environment, where he cannot damage anything in the live database.
Based on our experience such lessons are more efficient for a new user than just classroom lectures. Our users usually learn to use abas ERP really quickly after these training sessions.

As with each software solution, abas ERP has "special" features and functions, but if you are aware of them you gain a big advantage in handling the abas ERP software.

The biggest benefit is to have all the relevant data from purchasing and sales, production, materials management, production planning and control (PPC) and financial accounting combined in one system.

 
 
 
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September 2017

September 2017

ABAS is an ERP system made complete by its functioning software and knowledgeable personnel.

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ABAS is completely customizable and you can get out of it whatever you put into it. Implementation is never an easy task but ABAS has it down to a science. We went live in January 2016 and have not looked back since. The team of support was great. ABAS is always improving and moving forward which makes it an exciting company to be partnered with.

Cons

The support system is on a portal that I find confusing. I would rather pick up the phone and have a conversation with someone and that is what I will often do.

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September 2017

September 2017

abas ERP provides an integrated system for tracking our input and output

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abas ERP captures so much detailed information, allowing us to create customized reporting. The customer support personnel have been amazing to work with.

Cons

Our initial set up team was disbanded which resulted in some gaps in the implementation. The team members we have worked with since have been wonderful.

Source: GetApp
 


September 2017

September 2017

Great ERP software package overall

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Pros

-Easy of use
-Ability to customize to improve functionality
-Integration with other software packages
-Runs on Linux Server

Cons

-Error messages in German language still appear at times.
-Learning curve for users
-English documentation/help is not always clear

Source: GetApp
 

Jean-Baptiste from Bralo - Global expertise in Fastening Solutions
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Extremely disappointed

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- The basic system is delivered without any feature.
- It is necessary to ask for extremely expensive specific developments to have interesting features.
- Little intuitive because it is necessary to open a large number of windows to obtain an information.
- It is impossible to manage ourself the customizable imports. - If you do not take the option of the businesses apps, the software is not intuitive and the exploitation of the statistical data is difficult.
- This ERP is more for production and logistics ... while we also make many of commercial.

Relatively disappointed. We thought that the change of ERP would simplify us the life but it is very far from being the case. It has been more than 8 months since we migrated on this software and there are still numerous problems. The basic software is an empty shell. Very honestly, I used other ERP which were more complete and more successful as for example SAGE 100, SAP, CEGID ...

Source: GetApp
 


April 2017

April 2017

Buyer Be Warned Big Promises Sneaky Contract

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There is nothing good. We have had the worst experience from day 1. Waited too long to move from them.

Cons

From sales to implementation we have had nothing but failures. First day installation of sandbox failed. It took them a week to get this installed. We were then promised a system with applications to move product seamlessly, one swipe. This software will not allow product move until employees log out for the day and obtain a managers approval. This limits an organization to one product move per day. Unacceptable in a fast paced environment. We have encountered countless errors with a system that is vanilla ABAS as they say. No MODS.

When we decided they were not a fit they immediately recited page 4 line 17. Miscellaneous on the contract holds them harmless without accountability. They recite it like a daily prayer. i am thinking this isn't the first time this has been an issue.

Caution to anyone looking at ABAS for their ERP solution.

Source: GetApp
 

Andrea from Clarion Technologies
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2016

December 2016

ABAS ERP REVIEW

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We are actively using ABAS and are in the middle of adding ABAS to another one of our facilities. Things are going exceptionally well!

Pros

Reporting options

Cons

Almost too many options for the same information

Source: Capterra
 

Rhonda from Clarion Technologies
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

New ERP System

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We have our first plant running live now with Abas and will bring our 2nd plant online end of this year. It has been a challenging but productive year for us. As with any implementation of a new ERP system there will be hurdles along the way. Due to the nature of our business we have needed to make a bunch of customizations within Abas. The team we are working with has been very supportive and done a great job of helping us determine the best way to make these changes.

Our company is also using 2 functions of Abas that not all customers are currently using. EDI and Simcron are the systems we have utilized to bring in all our customer orders electronically and generate a production schedule. The Abas AG team in Germany has been working diligently with us to learn these 2 systems and help with any problems we have had.

We have already found so many ways to save time for our employees and simplify their day to day ERP activites with Abas; so we are looking forward to having the entire company changed over in the next couple of months.

Source: Capterra
 

Tom from Trust Automation
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Best flexibility and functionality for your money!

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Trust Automation has been using abas ERP since 2011 and I have been working on building custom solutions here for 3 years. I am impressed by the ability of abas ERP to easily allow me to create new functionality and improve business processes to help our users.

The online help manuals were original translated from German, but they are continuously updating them to be more current and readable. Also, new training manuals have come out which are very easy to read and have examples to work through.

Both abas USA and their parent company abas AG are doing a great job at innovating and bringing new functionality and expansions to the product. The RESTful web services that are now available allows so much flexibility to display the data and have the ability to create interactive web-apps for dashboards.

Pros

Ease of extending new functionality to the database.

Source: Capterra
 

Raul from Manufacturing

November 2015

November 2015

best erp

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The advantages of this solution - more efficient operations, better communication and transparency - could already be noticed during the implementation phase .

Source: Capterra
 

Rares from Sistec

March 2015

March 2015

real-time business challenges with abas ERP

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From make-to-order to mass production¿discrete or process manufacturing¿supply chain and production teams are the backbone of any business

Source: Capterra
 

Lakshmi from Rooman Technologies
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

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Source: GetApp