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Sage 500 ERP (Sage ERP MAS 500)
Vendor:Sage
Product Name:Sage 500 ERP (Sage ERP MAS 500)
Current Version Number:7.3
Date Product First Released:1998
Documents:
PDF file Available Modules
PDF file Overview Brochure
PDF file Success Stories - Videos and PDFs
PDF file Manufacturing and Distribution Overview Brochure
PDF file Sage SalesLogix CRM
Short Product Description:
Maximize your operations, insight and competitive advantage to stay ahead of the pack. Sage 500 ERP solutions (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) provides customizable enterprise resource planning software designed to run every business function at peak efficiency and deliver the insights needed to realize the goals of a progressive business. Flexible, customizable, and scalable to grow and change with your business needs, Sage 500 ERP solutions run your business the way you want to, with a low cost of ownership and high return on investment.
Desktop Environments:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP Professional
Operating Systems:
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003
Databases Supported:
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2005
  • SQL Server 2000
Software Only Price Range:$50,000
Software Pricing: Important Considerations.
Geographic Availability:United States, Canada, Mexico
Target Business Revenue:
$10 MM - $500+ MM
Target Number of Employees:
20 - 1,000+ employees
Product Introduction:
Sage 500 ERP is a highly reliable, robust series of business applications covering all areas of business management, including

  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Accounting and financials
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Human resources
  • Payroll
  • Project accounting
  • electronic commerce

Designed for companies with 20 to more than 1,000 employees, Sage 500 ERP provides a flexible, scalable, and full-featured Microsoft SQL Server based business management solution. Sage 500 ERP offers market-leading modular functionality that can automate many key business processes. Advanced CRM features focus organizations on their customers while ensuring accountability in their sales teams. It also offers sophisticated, flexible manufacturing and distribution solutions. An executive information portal provides Web-based access to the executives on the go.

The e-commerce application gets customers up and running quickly with an integrated, powerful, workflow-optimized Web site. These strengths combine with many others to provide a complete solution for mid-market companies. Sage 500 ERP has won several awards, including three Microsoft Best Technology Integration Awards for leading the industry in technical superiority, as well as nine consecutive Software Technical Assistance Recognition (STAR) awards for outstanding customer service. In addition, Sage and its business partners provide professional application training and implementation to provide a smooth and effective transition to Sage 500 ERP..
Product Strengths:
Complete, Robust Financial Applications

Sage 500 ERP Financials offer deep functionality and superior usability for all your core accounting and enterprise requirements. Advanced reporting and analysis capabilities, including the ability to track key performance indicators, publish reports to the Web, and drill into data, empower your managers to make proactive decisions with real-time insight. Sage 500 ERP Financials puts you in control of finances so you can manage your company to capture more profits.

Efficient Distribution & Supply Chain Management

Sage 500 ERP provides an advanced distribution and supply chain management solution that helps you minimize carrying costs while ensuring sufficient product availability. Automated supply chain and warehouse management processes integrate solidly with demand forecasting to maximize inventory control and profits. With features that support multi-warehouse configurations, as well as multi-site customers, Sage 500 ERP is optimized for a wide variety of distributors and manufacturers. Specially designed features include:

  • Comprehensive inventory demand forecasting
  • A Web-integrated product catalog
  • Flexible sales and returns processing and
  • Automated procurement.

The Sage 500 ERP distribution solution empowers you to strategically manage every aspect of the distribution cycle, from purchasing all the way through sales, with unparalleled efficiency and control.

Manufacturing With Confidence

When demand hits, it is crucial that manufacturing is ready and able to deliver. Sage 500 ERP was designed with the flexibility and expanded capabilities to easily accommodate the requirements of many different industries. It handles production from raw materials through finished goods, works seamlessly with the accounting and distribution modules, and helps you pinpoint the areas where you can save time and money, all while helping you provide exceptional customer service.

Accurate Time & Project Management

Achieve the operational edge with these powerful functions that put you in control of managing projects with exceptional flexibility by preventing cost overruns and maximizing bottom line savings.

Maximize Your Human Resources

Accurately administrating a company's work force is vital to its success and growth. Sage 500 ERP offers powerful human resources (HR) and payroll solutions that enable you to automate HR and compliance activities, easily process and track payroll and attendance, and manage employee relationships with insight.

Build Customer Relationships for Gainful Results

Sage SalesLogix CRM equips companies with the front office capabilities and back office integration they need to cultivate positive customer relationships and profitable results. Web-based modules empower sales to close more deals and your customer support team to handle requests accurately and effectively. Automation of key activities, sophisticated analytical tools, streamlined company communications and improved customer relations all translate to a shorter sales cycle, higher sales revenue, and increased profits.

Leverage Business Intelligence

Successful enterprises are those that are smart enough to leverage their business intelligence to lock in their competitive edge. Business intelligence and reporting helps your managers hone in on key performance indicators and actively monitor both internal and external changes as they occur. These tools not only help provide the insight behind the numbers, they help you move from reactive mode into proactive mode. It's what you need to work smarter, not harder.

Customize to Evolve With You

Designed for maximum flexibility in customization and integration, Sage 500 ERP is a progressive software solution that adapts to meet your unique and changing enterprise requirements. The Customization suite ensures that you can get the most from your system with easily modified screens and forms - without having to modify your source code.

You have the luxury of controlling application customizations to all users, or any combination of specific user groups. Reports can easily be customized, and data from external applications can be imported into Sage 500 ERP. In addition, world-class customization tools provide a foundation for Visual Studio .NET business application development, and include software controls, tools, wizards, and utilities. Our goal for Sage 500 ERP is simple - to provide an affordable, sophisticated, end-to-end business management system that is easy to implement, to use, and to customize.
Applications:
Financials

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Allocations
  • Cash Management
  • FAS Asset Accounting
  • FAS Asset Inventory
  • Multicurrency Management

Distribution

  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Purchase Order
  • Sales Order
  • Credit Card Processing
  • eCustomer
  • eOrder
  • Warehouse Management
  • Shipment Management
  • Sales Tax
  • RMA
  • Advanced Kitting

Manufacturing

  • Light Manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Planning & Scheduling
  • Engineering Change Management
  • Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Product Configurator
  • Shop Floor Control

Project Accounting

  • Project Accounting
  • Sage TimeSheet

Customization

  • Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Customizer
  • Data Import Manager
  • Source Code

Business Intelligence and Reporting

  • Alerts
  • Business Insights Dashboard
  • Business Insights Explorer
  • Business Insights Analyzer
  • Crystal Reports
  • Sage MAS Intelligence

HR and Payroll

  • Sage Abra Attendance
  • Sage Abra HR
  • Sage Abra Payroll

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

  • Sage SalesLogix Sales
  • Sage SalesLogix Support
  • Sage SalesLogix Customer Service
  • Sage SalesLogix Marketing
Company Mission Statement:
As Sage has grown, we have been guided by a simple statement of purpose: to help make it easier for our customers to manage their business processes. Standing behind that purpose are our principles for operating the business - with a focus on agility, innovation, trust and integrity, and simplicity - all of which keep us closely connected with our customers.
Firm Description:
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs more than 4,100 people and supports 3.2 million small and medium-size business customers.

The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 14,500 people and supports 6.3 million customers worldwide.

For more than 30 years, Sage has delivered easy-to-use, scalable, and customizable software and services for accounting, customer relationship management, human resources, merchant services, time tracking, and the specialized needs of the construction, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit, and real estate industries.
Industry Strengths:
  • Construction
  • Consumer Goods & Services
  • Distribution
  • Energy
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • High-Tech
  • Hospitality & Entertainment
  • Industrial Goods & Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation
  • Workplace Goods & Services
ASP Support:
Several certified Sage business partners offer hosting services for Sage 500 ERP. Contact Sage for additional information.
Consulting Services:
Sage 500 ERP Professional Services

Sage wants your business to be successful, and to ensure you are getting the maximum results out of your Sage ERP system we partner with a network of highly qualified and certified Business Partners. From software installations to engineering business processes, you can have confidence that your system is operating at peak performance. Your Sage 500 ERP Business Partner can deploy consultants directly from Sage headquarters to your project team - adding value to the development of your operations.
Training:
We understand that training is a relationship, not an event. Our flexible training offerings allow for a balance of instructor-led training and online education, providing students with an overall knowledge strategy. Our flexible offerings include classroom training, Realtime Learning, Anytime Learning, self-study guides, and an annual customer conference.

  • Classroom Training: Instructor-led classroom training provides you with personal interaction in a professional atmosphere you will enjoy. Classroom training is delivered by Sage Certified Trainers at a Sage Authorized Training Campus nationwide and is ideal if you prefer a hands-on learning environment, interaction with other students, and a classroom atmosphere.
  • Realtime Learning: Realtime Learning is live, led by an instructor and is delivered online at a specific date and time. All you need is a computer, phone, and an Internet connection. Everything happens live, so you can ask questions and interact with other participants. Realtime Learning combines the interaction of a classroom with the convenience of staying right where you are! Realtime Learning includes live instruction, electronic or printed course materials, and hands-on activities.
  • Anytime Learning: Anytime Learning offers a full range of recorded sessions that are easy to use, always accessible, and ready when you are. All you need is a computer, speakers and a high-speed Internet connection. Anytime Learning sessions are ideal for review material, acquainting new-hires with basic processing skills, and cross-training staff.
  • Virtual Classroom: Virtual Classroom training uses a combination of class instruction and hands-on lab work to reinforce concepts and procedures throughout the course. These courses are live, led by an instructor and delivered online at a specific date and time. You are assigned to a computer in our classroom facilities and connect remotely. All you need is a computer, phone, and an Internet connection. Everything happens live, so you can ask questions and interact with other participants. Virtual Classroom training combines the interaction of a classroom with the convenience of staying right where you are!
Support:
Your ERP system is the cornerstone of your business, and essential to your success. Sage can help you achieve your goals with a wide range of maintenance & support offerings, from knowledge bases to technical support to your own on-site experts, ready to assist you.

  • Bronze Plan: Customers on a Bronze Plan receive all product upgrades and enhancements, year-end tax updates, and unlimited access to our support online knowledge base.
  • Silver Support Plan: This plan is for the Sage 500 ERP customer who wants direct interaction with the Sage support team. In addition to the Bronze Plan benefits, you'll receive expert telephone assistance for 20 cases per year through a toll-free number.
  • Gold Support Plan: This plan is for the Sage 500 ERP customer who desires the highest priority-level support. In addition to the Bronze Plan benefits, you'll get unlimited telephone support, unlimited access to selected Sage 500 ERP Anytime Learning courses, and access to a special toll-free telephone number.
Product Awards and Citations:
Sage 500 ERP has won several awards, including three Microsoft Best Technology Integration Awards for leading the industry in technical superiority, as well as nine consecutive Software Technical Assistance Recognition (STAR) awards for outstanding customer service.
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