The Total Guide to Sage 300 ERP
In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Sage 300 ERP integration including market-fit, pricing, features, and comparisons.
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What is Sage 300 ERP?
Sage 300 ERP is business management software used for accounting and other business processes. ERP is enterprise resource planning. Sage 300 ERP was called ACCPAC. Sage acquired ACCPAC from Computer Associates in 2004. Sage renamed Sage ERP ACCPAC to Sage 300 ERP in 2012. The ERP system was later renamed Sage300c, then Sage 300cloud.
Sage 300cloud and Sage 300 CRE are part of the Sage Business Cloud software product line. Sage 300cloud manages finance and accounting, operations, inventory, and distribution. According to Sage, Sage 300 CRE for construction and real estate is the “most widely used construction management software in the industry.”
Sage 300cloud accounting software provides cash flow management, automated bank reconciliation, accounts receivable, inventory management, accounts payable, multi-currency, general ledger, and financial reporting. Multi-company businesses can report results by generating consolidated company financial statements.
Sage 300cloud features include:
- Finance tools
- Including automatic trace for internal control audit trails
- Inventory tools
- Creates detailed perpetual inventory records
- Generates serial numbers or lot numbers for inventory tracking
- Creates real-time stock management reports
- Integrates with an existing inventory system
- Sales order management
- Use project management and job costing module that integrates with Microsoft Project software
- Offers order entry integrated with inventory control and accounts receivable
- Enter purchase requisitions and automate purchase orders processing
- Customer credit card and debit card transaction processing
Sage Business Cloud offers other Sage products that can be used with Sage 300cloud. These other Sage software products adding functionality include:
- Sage Fixed Assets
- Sage Timeslips
- Sage CRM for customer relationship management
- Sage People (cloud), CakeHR (cloud), and Sage HRMS (on-premises) for human resources
- Sage Intelligence Reporting for business intelligence with drill-down, dashboards, and report customization, viewable online or by exporting to Excel
Which Types of Businesses Use Sage 300?
Small businesses, including startups, and medium-sized companies in many industries, use Sage 300. Sage 300 CRE is used by construction and real estate businesses of all sizes. These companies are located worldwide and do business globally as they grow.
Industries using Sage 300cloud are:
• Wholesale Distribution
• Food & beverage
• Professional services
With third-party Sage 300 integration, users can add eCommerce functionality to Sage 300, letting online merchants use Sage software.
How Much Does Sage 300 Cost?
Sage 300 pricing depends on the Sage 300 ERP modules and Sage enhancements selected and the number of users. Add the cost of third-party integrations to meet your business needs. Sage resellers provide consulting, customization, and implementation services. Training courses and upgraded Sage 300 software customer support cost extra. Request a quote.
How Does AP Automation Software Integration Work With Sage 300?
AP automation is available as a third-party add-on that uses either flat-file or API integration. Tipalti accounts payable and global mass payments automation software works well for the global users of Sage 300cloud (and Sage Intacct), enabling efficient multi-currency and multi-country payments. Use Tipalti to automate workflows, reducing manual data entry and fraud risks.
What Are The Primary Features and Advantages of Sage 300?
• Multi-company, including subsidiaries, and multi-location
• Project management and job costing
• Robust inventory management and control features
• Handles sales orders, purchase requisitions, and purchase orders
• Popular Sage 300 CRE for construction and real estate companies
The Sage 300 ERP price is less than some other ERP systems. You can choose the Sage 300 ERP modules that match your business needs.
The multi-currency feature fits domestic and international companies conducting global business.
Sage 300 ERP is built to handle multiple companies and consolidation of financial statements.
Project management and job costing are available in both Sage 300cloud and Sage 300 CRE. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (CRE) provides valuable industry-specific features.
Inventory features include serial number or lot tracking, perpetual inventory, plus other needed features like stock status.
Sage 300cloud creates sales orders, handles purchase requisitions, and automates purchase orders.
How to Implement & Use Sage 300?
Choose a Sage 300 reseller to help you decide what to buy, then customize and guide your software implementation. Sage Support Central includes resources for Sage 300cloud and Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (CRE). Use the knowledge base, read a Sage 300 ERP manual, ask the Community, take courses, and view a Sage 300 erp tutorial online.
Which ERP Systems are Comparable to Sage 300?
Sage Intacct is more recent cloud-based ERP software than Sage 300, also included in the Sage Business Cloud product line. Sage Intacct is recommended by the AICPA, the professional organization for CPAs.
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Microsoft Dynamics 365 is an ERP solution that combines with Office 365 apps, Microsoft Teams software, and many Microsoft tools.
ALERE ERP is software for with modules for accounting, supply chain management, MRP, data acquisition (DAQ), analytics, and customer relationship management (CRM).
QuickBooks Online is cloud accounting software that gets added functionality from add-on apps to become like an ERP solution. Like Sage 300cloud, QuickBooks Online includes the option of credit card and other payment processing for customers. QuickBooks Desktop is offered as a separate on-premises accounting system.
NetSuite, owned by Oracle, is a very popular, full-function, scalable, true cloud, global software solution for ERP that’s expanded with modules to meet business needs.