Sage 100cloud is an ERP platform for growing and medium-sized distributors and manufacturers. Financials, supply chain, reporting, analysis, and collaboration are all part of the mobile-ready solution.
Financial processes within the system are designed to automatically detect unrecorded transactions, find errors and discrepancies, document corrections, and reconcile bank statements and books. Data from across the entire business can be collected and then analyzed, filtered, and aggregated; Sage 100cloud also offers users the ability to automatically schedule and distribute reports as needed, including certified payroll reporting.
An open code base allows companies to customize the working environment and configure application settings, and numerous add-ons are available.
Jeff L. Specializzazione: Amministrazione pubblica Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
Very solid system with a few frustrating quirks. You will need to host any version of Sage 100. Consider a cloud-based software as an alternative (Sage Intacct perhaps, although the price skyrockets compared to Sage 100).
-very cost-friendly pricing for small or medium sized businesses. this is the biggest selling point for Sage to me - it beats Quickbooks as a more ERP level system but is still very reasonably priced
-solid on standard accounting
-import/export works well
-test company option helps new users acclimate
-simple bank reconciliation module
-security and role definitions
-GL reports are very useful to financial experts
-bank reconciliation doesn't force you to reconcile to the GL cash account. That defeats the purpose of a reconciliation...
-there is almost no customizability to the financial statements. I guarantee you will need to export (Excel) or use a different software (Crystal Reports) to build your monthly financials.
-Sage 100 products are hosted in-house, so in the age of the cloud, you will still need to purchase and support your own server, a pain for a small or medium sized business.
-there are no "drill down" options in financial statements. That ability in Management Reporter was a huge plus in Microsoft Dynamics products.
-Multi-fund reporting cannot be consolidated (unless this is an add on module we didn't purchase)
-There are no reports that show unposted JEs
-AP voids and invoice reversals are a NIGHTMARE. Seriously, my staff lose sleep over trying to never need to void a check in Sage.
-Dashboards are basic. It feels very "old" as a system compared to new cloud-based options.
-No auto reconciliation. I've heard that's a selling point of Xero.
Renee N. Specializzazione: Produzione di apparecchi elettrici/elettronici Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
I work in the manufacturing industry, specifically a foundry in Chicago.
Several factors bias my experience with MAS90/Sage 100. I was introduced to the software with no training or reference guide because the woman before me left suddenly and without any documentation. In a certain perspective that speaks well of this product in that simply by internet research and experimentation, as well as a few call to our highly paid "Sage" support line, I have been able to work with the system adequately.
I would love to upgrade to a new version of this Sage product and imagine that it is very likely a much cleaner and straight forward operating system
For instance, the difference between reversing a check and simply reversing the G/L transaction are two different procedures and a third procedure to void a check that has never been issued is a different procedure entirely from voiding a check that you have placed a stop payment on. In a sense, these five distinctions would be ideal for a precise audit trail if the procedures themselves were not extremely complex and vague to distinguish.
The General Leger reports are clear and are in themselves user friendly in offering the opportunity to easily make accrued and adjusting entries.
I would certainly encourage anyone to investigate the newer versions of Sage in consideration of their industry specific needs.
We have not created a direct interface between our receivables data base "Exact" directly into MAS 90 due to the particular need to maintain specific Alloy/Customer information and our small company simply lacks the time and technical understanding to do so.
Again my situation is severely biased due to my particular circumstances and I believe a newer version of Sage may very likely be an excellent ERP.
If I can figure out a highly antiquated version of their product without internal direction and assistance, I suspect the newer versions of Sage can only be fat superior.
A complete mire of ambiguity when it comes to the Accounts Payable component in this ancient version by Sage:MAS 90
Look in to the current versions of SAGE. I have high hopes that a current versions may prove exceptional if they are appropriate to your industry needs.
Tod H. Specializzazione: Produzione di apparecchi elettrici/elettronici Numero di dipendenti: 51-200 dipendenti
Custom reports are tricky in that some modules do not "play in the same sandbox" as other modules.
Once you get a sound understanding of the modules, it is fairly easy to sort and find information and to product some reports.
MAS90 was a pre-Windows software that had limits, but was workable. Then MAS90 was sold and given a facelift to become Sage 100. Sage 100 is basically a format, presentation and color change from MAS90. I used MAS90 25 years ago and learned some of the shortcuts after going to the State of the Art University. When I left the company that used MAS90, within a short time something happened to the business world: Windows. Now 25 years later and after several versions and upgrades of Windows, I am once again working with MAS90 behind the mask of SAGE 100. It is not like revisiting an old friend, but an old motel that are still using the same bedding. The training that I received did help make the reintroduction easier. It is ironic that several times in the search bar of Sage 100 it even refers to "MAS90." None-the-less as noted the Windows rise and dominance came into the mainstream if not becoming the stream of business. The tough thing is that MAS90 did not change with a Windows feel when it was altered into Sage 100. Frankly, it is most frustrating to jump from Outlook, Word, Excel then to Sage 100. Something as easy as hitting "enter" or "tab" in Sage 100 will cause redundancy in keying and wasted time. The answer is simple, the user MUST have a passion for selecting or clicking the left mouse button and consciously shifting their thinking from 2019 back to 1994 when ever they enter the world of Sage 100.
Elizabeth M. Specializzazione: Servizi e tecnologie dell'informazione Numero di dipendenti: Lavoratore autonomo
It was quickly apparent that Sage was not a good fit for my company even though it was easy to figure out and integrated with many PSAs that I was considering at the time, I just wasn't able to use the US version for what I needed.
Easy to use overall. Simple to navigate, the interface is intuitive, and it is easy to reach customer service. Integrates with many PSAs.
Lacks basic features (such as recurring invoices and expenses) that most other options in this field offer.
This only applies to the US version of this software. The UK version appears to be much more fleshed out.
Bill W. Specializzazione: Produzione di apparecchi elettrici/elettronici Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
All in all, this is a good product with options for growth as your business needs change.
Sage 100 Advanced ERP allows you to create data fields that are unique to your business and have the data flow through the various processes and data files. We have added over 100 fields to our invoicing forms, and the data flows from the sales order to the invoice, to the accounts receivable history. The data entry screens are easily modified to add any custom fields you need. The forms for printing documents are also easily modified via Crystal Reports. We utilize Crystal Reports to perform error checking at the order entry point to alert the order entry and billing clerks if there any issues with the order that needs to be corrected. We check to see if purchase orders are required. If they are, is one on the order? We check to ensure the sales tax code is correct for the shipping address. There are easily a dozen things we check, all utilizing the tools built into Crystal Reports. We have been using this software since the mid-1990's and have upgraded year after year. The upgrades are much easier than they used to be and the features that have been added over the last few years are great additions to the software.
Some of the processes are more complicated than they need to be. Recording pre-payments on A/R or A/P invoices is a prime example. The process for both should be re-evaluated, and the process should be the same for any pre-payment that needs to be recorded. Some of the module pricing doesn't make any sense. The asset module is way too expensive when compared to other options available.