About Sage 300cloud
Sage 300cloud is an ideal business management solution for growing service and distribution businesses.
Some areas of the software are easy to use while others not so much. We require a lot of add-ins to get the full functionality of what we need, there by significantly increasing our cost.
It is evident that the software provided neglected reinvesting in this product and making it user friendly and up to par with other software on the market today.
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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.
Comments: Overall the program is satisfactory.
The modules are easy to use . The screens are easy to navigate and they are user friendly. there is excellent audit tracing for each module.
The reports are minimal. The more useful reports require you to purchase a separate license for Sage intelligence which is very expensive. the stock reports require another software program (Crystal reports ) in order to modify them. The set up screens for the customer and vendor screen do not allow for more than one email address which reduces the ability to email directly from Sage. The payroll module does not email EFT check reports to employees. You have to buy another program in order to do this (Print Boss). Overall there is a hefty price tag to purchase all the modules and add on programs to use. If you can stay with Simply, then you should.
Comments: overall we are very satisfied with the product
Ease of use, it is very user-friendly. Enjoy being able to use desktop or cloud.
reports could have more options and easier to create new ones
The work of SAGE 300 ERP with Me in Lusaka, Zambia
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.
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.
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.
ultimate cloud financial application software
Connection from the cloud server where Sage is hosted to workstation is smooth.
2factor authentication should be enforced to login on the client side
Sage 300 Cloud - Works OK - Does not feel like true cloud software
It account principles are sound. It is fairly ease to use.
Clumsy to Use. Needs to be re written to be true cloud software.
Comments: The software is cost effective, user friendly, accurate and reliable. Reporting is up to scratch and auditing is made easy. Integration with other products made easy
The software is cost effective, user friendly, accurate and reliable. Reporting is up to scratch and auditing is made easy
Generally the product is fine with no flaws. The integration with other products is seamless. No clitches.
Sage300 and why you should use it
Comments: 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.
3 years of difficulties and workarounds
It was easy to navigate and creating custom dashboards was helpful for the majority of our users and their roles.
There was so much. The database was a mess as far as naming conventions. Costing was not uniform across the platform. We had selected Standard cost for the whole system then later found out that many of our transactions were using weighted moving average to calculate cost anyway and that we could not change it. We had to add so many third party modules and workarounds. We are selecting a new ERP.
Easy to use and train new staff. One software has so many modules options.
too many updates to download from time to time. discontinued support version too frequent.
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
Comments: There has really been no benefit and I greatly regret sticking with SAGE vs looking at other options.
The reason we went with SAGE was we had purchased a business with an existing, but badly outdated system. Features we like are the access to historical data. Processing receivables and payables is simple and quick. Fully integrates our inventory and order processing systems.
Very cumbersome, entering new accounts, updating price list very tedious. The licensing fee is exorbitant. Reports modules are the worst I have ever seen. Requires expensive consultant support in order to customize what should be readily available reports.
SAGE 300 Review
Comments: Using SAGE over the past ten years have been good, the upgrade to SAGE 300 is great. It has better features and better aspect to use.
The General Ledger, Payable, and Receivable and bank module are very useful and fit out needs. I like new upgraded features. The reports are more powerful
Not able to produce customized reports we can only used the reports that are produced by SAGE. it would be valuable if we customized some reports.
Getting the Most out of your (ACCPAC) Implementation
Comments: 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.
Easy to use Simple hardware requirements Semi-decent financial reports out of the box
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
Very Dated from IT Analyst's Perspective
Comments: I would love to blame this application on being dated but I have even older software than this running with no issues on Windows 10. Unfortunately this was badly done 20 years ago and they have not bothered to invest much in it ever since.
Our users don't complain about it too much, unless it breaks. It has run our School's finances for years
Its so badly written and dated. The program has real issues with installing and conflicts with Windows basic securities. For example it does not like being installed in the usual programs folder, you have to run a batch file after the install to overwrite the DLL security, there is another registry hack you have to use to allow a non computer administrator to run the program. When it sends emails out it is seen by the Outlook as a virus and blocks it. I was hoping the latest versions but their annual upgrade just gave the ability to add notes in some fields. Despite building a clean Windows 10 build I have never got their dated reporting to work on it, even though the exact same install procedure worked on Windows 8.1. We have a supposedly good support contract with them but they basically told me they have it working and blamed Microsoft and me.
Sage - A great way to begin the year.
Comments: I have been using Timberline/Sage since the "gold" product. I have been impressed with Sage's continual improvements throughout the years. I am hopeful as more property management company's hear about the product that additional R&D will go into the PM module.
Sage 300 is an excellent product for both the Construction the Property Management Industry. The PM module integrates extremely well with GL, AP and CM. It's easy to enter rent, charge fees and view tenant balances. The ability to add custom fields is superb. They are easy to add and easy to include on inquiries. I really like Inquiry Designer and the ability to export to excel.
Setting up properties requires that you set them up in both GL and PM. I understand the need for each but it would be great to set them up in PM and then the system interface with GL.
Archaic not user friendly late keeping up with new technology
The project management portion of the software appeared at first to be a good tool. the more we worked with the product, the more we disliked it. Very difficult to find information, not good reports to show complete picture of job profitability, have to assemble different reports to come up with good clear picture of job cost status. the accounting software portion is archaic, again extremely hard to work with, archaic system, very ineffective and incurred substantial loss of productivity.
Must spend on training to understand how to navigate through the software and find the information we need. It is evident that the software provided neglected reinvesting in this product and making it user friendly and up to par with other software on the market today.
User Since 2012
I like the interface of the software that makes it easy for the person inputting information to navigate the screens.
If I am both an approver and an data entry employee I can approve my own GL, AP, etc entries. This has proven to be an internal control issue when our auditors are documenting our systems and controls.
Doesn't work on a Mac
- Lots of different reporting - Easy to put orders in - Once you know how to use it, it is easy to use.
- Does not work on a Mac. I have to remote in to a PC to use it on my laptop. - I wish the reporting worked where you can run everything in one report and select what you needed. I tend to have to run multiple reports and do vlookups.
Sage Acc Pac Review
Comments: Overall a fine experience
For our company the aging trial balance and customer transaction history report are most commonly used features
Wish the customer transaction report had a slightly different presentation. Appears many times if we present this format to our customers they are confused
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.
New Features are Great!!
Comments: We are solving most of accounting problems.
The application is cloud ready, you can access this application anywhere in world. It was a big move for us in Jamaica to acquire this application.
The Gold license is somewhat expensive for a third world country like Jamaica.
Too cumbersome to meet our needs
Purchased this software to manage accounts receivable transactions and inventory. I did like the customization in the setup that was available, in that we were able to fully design the documents generated from Sage and most of the form fields.
I did not like the fact that most system changes could not be done by me (the administrator). We had to go through a consultant, which of course led to many delays in moving along with the system.
Comments: SAGE 300 need to add more ready to go financial reports.
power full and reliable database. Good controls in place.
few ready to go financial reports and tax functionalities
Cost-effective, quick to implement, and simple to use-Sage 300 ERP provides best-in-class solutions to automate workflow throughout your organization.
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
Payroll and inventory unavailable as 300 components. No hard timetable for adding modules. No flowchart/process navigation.