When shopping for a new accounting system, the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market is very large and complex. What was once a market dominated by a handful of vendors, now hundreds of options are now competing. Every vendor claims to offer best-of-breed applications. For small businesses looking to leverage ERP technology, Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise and Sage 300 (formerly known as Sage Accpac) may be on their evaluation list.
QuickBooks Enterprise is easy to purchase as it is sold through both resellers and direct with an extensive partner network. It’s simple, easy-to-use, and provides an easy transition from spreadsheet-based systems. Pricing is based on per user subscription tiers with no other maintenance fees beyond the subscription.
Sage 300 ERP technology and processes have evolved to create a streamlined and efficient solution for small to mid-market companies with up to several hundred users. Sage 300 offers local and international support through an extensive business partner network. With choices of modules, deployment methods and editions, companies can add and adopt greater functionality as their business grows. Total cost of ownership can be kept as low as possible with flexible solutions that allows companies to select the best edition, modules, deployment method and payment options to meet business needs.
All systems have their strengths and weaknesses. However, depending on the size and scope of the business needs and the means by which your organization aims to engage and grow, either QuickBooks Enterprise or Sage 300 ERP might have the right combination of price and features to work for you.