We have owned and used this software extensively since 2012.
Standardization. We were doing a lot of process work through excel, word, email, etc. This forced us to standardize how we operated and gave our clients a consistent experience over multiple projects. Job costing is capable of being more accurate than we need.
Lack of significant improvements to the software given the annual support and maintenance amount paid. Features tend to be minor with more significant improvements coming in the form of additional optional products for purchase.
Wide arrange of functionality. Data is well protected from wandering fingers. Security seems good as well. A solid platform that rarely has issues
Lack of systems administrator training, outside of the use of your consultant. Little to no self-learning of the real nuts and bolts of the system. The consultant tells me it is to complex to learn that way. This is incorrect I can learn Microsoft SQL that way, the possibility of being way more complex. Data tables are old in structure and hard to function with. For example, I have to use address line 4 for emails because the email field is in a different table. Shipping software integration can read from both. Expensive website integration because of the complexity and lack of standards in the SQL database. It can get expensive because many things require expert assistance and new modules. It does lack the ease of use for retail sales. Opening modules can be slow.
Supreme Chemicals Limited Accounts
We currently use it for Accounts Payables/Receivables/Bank Recon and to produce Invoices. Overall the software is easy to learn, pending issues within the software itself; however, it is a relatively nicely developed product that has the potential to do so much more!
I like the potential the software has; my issue is that my company has not paid for all the relevant applicable features and as such the software has not been utilized to its full capacity and thus makes some aspects/modules harder to deal with. (Integration).
The Accounts Receivables Modules are perfect!
The Accounts Payables modules: does not allow for proper vendor account viewing (Cannot open an account to see details such as in Accounts Receivables). (Payment schedules are haphazard to use as it does not allow for flexibility).
Do not like the Bank Recon Module at all!
Solid Product but poor after sales support
Product is excellent. It is reliable, easy to use and meets the need of the organization which includes foreign currency and project costing.
Report are tied to crystal reports. Should have a more dynamic report writer where user can pull different data points and relate the data.
The PJC costs tab is far too manual. As importing data into this tab is not easy or user friendly. We do not use timecards, even if we did it would only allow entry by individual employee into the various projects as opposed to by department where there are many employees at different pay rates. It would be handy to be able to import into PJC costs to deal with these issues.
Strong Data entry features - Sales order, ICT, AR, AP
Customer Inquiry reports drill down - flexible
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
Not a user friendly system, not even close to Quickbooks
Sage 300 - More than just a software
Sage has been our go-to software for accounting and financials for the last 10+ years. The updates that came with 300-cloud are incredibly efficient and easy to use.
The layout and feel is very dated. An update to the look would make a huge difference, especially with the younger-users.
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.
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.
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.
Array 3rd Parties Modules
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
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.
Good meduim erp
Its the most stable ERP we have used, its quality with good price, the application almost cover all business flavor and easy to use.
No major changes on the version, the sage support is bad, no workflow approval, need to improve the gui of the application.
CRM IS GREAT
Crashes too often
Sage300 Basic Use
Sage 300 Review
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.
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.
Its our tool for register all activities for accounting
It is useful to export data to different kind of type files. it is has been installed in our server without problems.
The menu is not familiar like Peachtree (original software) and when the user make a transaction is a little hard to revert the operation.
Hemp start up company.
Sage Review by Wendy Sutton
Sage 300 ERP is an awesome system.
Sage300 and why you should use it
We use it as our basic accounting package for dealing with all of our vendors and all of our clients.
It has all of the basic features of a full accounting system including AP, GL, AR, Sales order, Inventory mgmt.
Customization is not simple to do. It is not simple to add new forms or understand the table structures. Table names are very short and obsure.
Sage 300 review
Positive, but needs more work on the "cloud" components to make them more functional, especially for reporting and querying.
Sage Intelligence is critical to our operations. We use it for all of our reporting and does a great job.
The web screens version is not quite functional enough, especially in regards to using Sage Intelligence. The only reports we can currently run in Sage Intelligence are financial statements. We use Sage Intelligence mainly for operational reports (Non GL reports) and have many customized reports however we cannot run any of these reports in the web screens. The querying features in the web screens are also much less functional than the desktop version.