Sage 500 ERP Certification Report (ERP for Distribution)

Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for distribution solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

About This Report

SAGE ERP MAS 500 certified by: Philippe Reney, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers; Gabriel Gheorghiu, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers
Demonstration conducted by: Susan Frederick, Director, Sage Solution Consultants; Chet Childers, Senior Sales Engineer, Sage; Reinaldo Camera, Field Sales Engineer, Sage
 
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that SAGE ERP MAS 500 (v. 7.4) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for distribution solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The SCM Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of ERP for distribution software. Data used in the Evaluation Center are obtained from the vendor’s responses to TEC’s request for information (RFI). Certification ensures that Sage has demonstrated Sage ERP MAS 500's support for specific real-world business processes chosen by TEC analysts; and that TEC analysts have analytically and comparatively reviewed Sage ERP MAS 500 RFI data against known benchmarks.
 
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Report Contents

Background and Analyst View

Sage offers solutions for most front- and back-office activities of manufacturing, distribution, and services companies. The Sage ERP MAS family of products has been designed for small and medium businesses, and includes Sage ERP MAS 90, Sage ERP MAS 200, and Sage ERP MAS 500. Sage ERP MAS 90 targets small businesses, Sage ERP MAS 200 focuses on medium enterprises, and Sage ERP MAS 500 targets companies that outgrow Sage ERP MAS 200.
 
Sage ERP MAS 500 focuses on industries such as computers and software, education, electronics and high tech, engineering and architecture, finance and banking, hotels and restaurants, non-profit organizations, real estate, telecommunications, utilities and manufacturing. In North America, 27% of its customers are manufacturing companies, 15% are distributors, and 35% are in the services industries. Its sweet spot comprises companies with 100 to 10,000 employees and revenues from $10 to $500 million (USD).Read more
 

Benchmark Results for SAGE ERP MAS 500 (v. 7.4)

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by SAGE ERP MAS 500 (v. 7.4) for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
The TEC Focus Indicator™ shows you which types of functionality are likely differentiators for the SAGE ERP MAS 500 (v. 7.4) solution in the small business software space. Get the results
 
 

Product Review: SAGE ERP MAS 500 (v. 7.4)

 
 
Ease of use
Workflow Design
Ease of Implementation
Innovation
 
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TEC Analyst Observations on SAGE ERP MAS 500 (v. 7.4)

Sage ERP MAS 500 is an option geared toward medium companies in manufacturing, distribution, or services industries. Version 7.4 brings not only new functionality for financials, sales, purchasing, and manufacturing, but also new analytics modules (Business Insights Dashboard, Business Insights Analyzer, and Business Insights Explorer), as well as eBusiness Suite for Webenabled B2B and B2C interactions. New technologies are supported (Crystal Reports XI R2 (v. 11.5), Microsoft Office 2010, Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2), and enhanced tools for data migration and software customization are provided (Data Import Manager, Data Migrator, and Customizer). Read more
 
 

Detailed Functionality Graphs for SAGE ERP MAS 500 (v. 7.4)

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by SAGE ERP MAS 500 (v. 7.4) for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Distribution Process Management
  • Retail and Commerce
  • Human Resources
  • Financials
 
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