abas ERP

Modular ERP software for small-to-medium enterprise

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abas ERP Overview

What is abas ERP?

abas ERP includes tools for project management and collaboration, with centralized planning for departmental, company-wide, and international projects. Advanced planning and scheduling enables users to create forecasts, simulate ‘what if’ scenarios, continually monitor key production metrics for optimization potential, and locate any possible bottlenecks or shortfalls. Interactive graphical tools allow users to manage materials and resources across multiple projects, and any changes to budgets or costs can be previewed for their effect on profitability.

abas ERP offers users a product data management/product lifecycle management (PDM/PLM) solution to centralize product data control, and archive documents to meet compliance requirements. abas ERP’s document management system allows users to manage and archive important documents, both those created in abas ERP and any imported from external programs. Documents can be indexed by customer, vendor, product, or process, and user access permissions can be set to ensure only authorized users can access sensitive information.

abas ERP Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing available on inquiry.


abas ERP Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Dutch, English, French and 6 others, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Turkish

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abas ERP enables users to track sales of their top-selling products
Users can view details for each sales order, including estimated delivery dates, in abas ERP
abas ERP also offers users an overview of their purchasing patterns
With abas ERP, users can view sales opportunities, quotations, and orders by month or by product
All work orders are stored in abas ERP, and can be searched using various criteria
Users can create pricing quotes in abas ERP, and compare these estimates to actual costs to judge business performance
abas ERP also includes financial, cost, and group accounting capabilities
Fixed asset accounting features are also included in abas ERP
abas ERP also offers a general ledger
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abas ERP Reviews

abas ERP Reviews

Overall rating
4.1
/
5
Excellent
23

Very good
13

Average
4

Poor
2

Terrible
2

Value for Money
3.9
Features
4.1
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4
82% recommended this app
Deni M.

Effective & easily customizable ERP software


Josh S.

Customizable ERP helps Custom Manufacturer Streamline Processes


Sabra L.

Not happy with company, product average

We were misled during the sales process in that we were told the system could function in ways that it cannot. The implementation process was a mess as it took 16 months then on the day of launch we were provided a product that did not work. Initially Abas would not listen to us when we told them that it was not functioning. It took months for them to send a representative out to take a look and the conclusion was that we had to start over. Abas created a new system for us and we had to re-create six months of data re-entering all sales and A/R, but it was impossible to do all data, so the purchasing side was entered as opening numbers. We lost some detail from the sales side as well. We have historical data that can never be retrieved.


Olivia V.

Pankl Racing Systems, based in Austria, specializes in developing and manufacturing engine and drive-train components for racing cars, high performance vehicles and the aerospace industry. Pankl is a global organization with worldwide subsidiaries in Austria, UK, USA, Slovakia and Japan.

In Austria we've been using abas ERP since 1995, in the USA since 2002, in the UK since 2004 and in Slovakia since 2008. At the moment we are running abas ERP version 2009r4n11 at all the Pankl subsidiaries.

We decided to use abas ERP because it provides all the necessary functions for a mid-market manufacturer like Pankl and from our point of view it has a really good cost/performance ratio. Another benefit is the flexibility of abas ERP. If your company needs customizations, like additional fields in screens to enter data or personalized reports, abas can make that happen.

I was not personally involved in the abas ERP implementation process in Austria and the UK, but I never heard anything negative about these projects. The implementation process in the UK and in Slovakia took 3 to 6 months at each subsidiary. It took us a little bit longer in Slovakia compared to the UK, because we are running abas ERP in Slovakia in 4 different languages: Slovak, Czech, English and German. Both software vendors, in the UK and in Slovakia, were really helpful during the whole roll out process.
We received all the help we needed during the implementation process and I really appreciate the fast response time of abas USA when there are problems or just user requests.

In a demo system, which is actually a copy of the live database, each department receives special training in abas ERP. This approach has 2 major benefits:
1. The user has the chance to increase his knowledge of abas using familiar examples from the live system
2. The user is already in contact with the abas ERP system, but in a "save" demo environment, where he cannot damage anything in the live database.
Based on our experience such lessons are more efficient for a new user than just classroom lectures. Our users usually learn to use abas ERP really quickly after these training sessions.

As with each software solution, abas ERP has "special" features and functions, but if you are aware of them you gain a big advantage in handling the abas ERP software.

The biggest benefit is to have all the relevant data from purchasing and sales, production, materials management, production planning and control (PPC) and financial accounting combined in one system.


Josh S.

ABAS-Part of the Family


Deni M.
Industry: Farming
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Effective & easily customizable ERP software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/09/2017
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

- Using their inventory mobile app, our inventory accuracy has improved vastly
- With a coding class from abas, small customizations can be done internally

Cons

- We have large & complicated bills of materials that were difficult to manage. We did a bit of work to get them flowing through abas effectively.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Josh S.
Industry: Machinery
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Customizable ERP helps Custom Manufacturer Streamline Processes

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 25/09/2017
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

ABAS has the ability to connect to design software such as Solid Works. This connection allows our engineers the ability to create parts, work orders and bills of materials with a click of a button. This is a huge improvement over the manual systems we use to use. ABAS is also very customizable. This allows us to fit the ERP system around the way we like to operate instead of settling for methods that may not be exactly what we wanted.

Cons

As with any ERP system, there is a ton of content, screens, reports and applications. For a new user, this can be overwhelming and typically takes some time to understand the navigation and how to utilize the system. ABAS has done a good job making navigation similar between all screens but this also can cause confusion as to what screen the user is working in. With practice and training this becomes less of an issue but is a real challenge for new users. The addition of a central reporting system with pre-made reports that can be modified as needed, would also be a welcomed addition. Currently reports are embedded within info-systems and not always obvious to the user.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Sabra L.
Industry: Furniture
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Not happy with company, product average

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 31/08/2017
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

We were misled during the sales process in that we were told the system could function in ways that it cannot. The implementation process was a mess as it took 16 months then on the day of launch we were provided a product that did not work. Initially Abas would not listen to us when we told them that it was not functioning. It took months for them to send a representative out to take a look and the conclusion was that we had to start over. Abas created a new system for us and we had to re-create six months of data re-entering all sales and A/R, but it was impossible to do all data, so the purchasing side was entered as opening numbers. We lost some detail from the sales side as well. We have historical data that can never be retrieved.

Pros

Integrated with the financials. Very easy to move data to excel. Many screens within Abas function like excel which is handy. Can customize many reports.

Cons

Requires too many customizations to meet needs, which gets very expensive. Some basic financial and CRM functions do not exist. An example would be it will not process a reimbursement. When you need customer service you put in a ticket and often get a programmer who has not worked on your system or does not recall the details of your system/company and so you pay for them to research your issue. There are bugs with the system functioning on mac even though they claim compatibility. Not all of our users are on mac. I have had some functions mysteriously malfunction and we have to pay Abas to get it fixed.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Olivia V.

Reviewed on 29/06/2011
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pankl Racing Systems, based in Austria, specializes in developing and manufacturing engine and drive-train components for racing cars, high performance vehicles and the aerospace industry. Pankl is a global organization with worldwide subsidiaries in Austria, UK, USA, Slovakia and Japan.

In Austria we've been using abas ERP since 1995, in the USA since 2002, in the UK since 2004 and in Slovakia since 2008. At the moment we are running abas ERP version 2009r4n11 at all the Pankl subsidiaries.

We decided to use abas ERP because it provides all the necessary functions for a mid-market manufacturer like Pankl and from our point of view it has a really good cost/performance ratio. Another benefit is the flexibility of abas ERP. If your company needs customizations, like additional fields in screens to enter data or personalized reports, abas can make that happen.

I was not personally involved in the abas ERP implementation process in Austria and the UK, but I never heard anything negative about these projects. The implementation process in the UK and in Slovakia took 3 to 6 months at each subsidiary. It took us a little bit longer in Slovakia compared to the UK, because we are running abas ERP in Slovakia in 4 different languages: Slovak, Czech, English and German. Both software vendors, in the UK and in Slovakia, were really helpful during the whole roll out process.
We received all the help we needed during the implementation process and I really appreciate the fast response time of abas USA when there are problems or just user requests.

In a demo system, which is actually a copy of the live database, each department receives special training in abas ERP. This approach has 2 major benefits:
1. The user has the chance to increase his knowledge of abas using familiar examples from the live system
2. The user is already in contact with the abas ERP system, but in a "save" demo environment, where he cannot damage anything in the live database.
Based on our experience such lessons are more efficient for a new user than just classroom lectures. Our users usually learn to use abas ERP really quickly after these training sessions.

As with each software solution, abas ERP has "special" features and functions, but if you are aware of them you gain a big advantage in handling the abas ERP software.

The biggest benefit is to have all the relevant data from purchasing and sales, production, materials management, production planning and control (PPC) and financial accounting combined in one system.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Josh S.
Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

ABAS-Part of the Family

Reviewed on 19/08/2015
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

This ERP software is very flexible and customization to fit our needs. It also contains many "cutting edge" features like integration with Solid Works engineering design software, E-Business, Document Management and Business Apps that many of the others did not have or were "bolt" on third party add-ons. Working with ABAS through the install and continued support I have to say the feeling that we are part of the "family" is what I like best about this vendor. They take the time to listen to what you are trying to accomplish and work with you to solve your issues all while maintaining a positive attitude.

Cons

The source coding is in German. While this doesn't affect the average user since all screens are translated to the native language it makes it a little more difficult for advanced users who wish to do their own programming or screen adjustments.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
7.8/10
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abas ERP Pricing

abas ERP Pricing

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N/A
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing available on inquiry.

Pricing available on inquiry.

Value for Money
3.9/5
Based on 44 user ratings
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abas ERP Features

abas ERP Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.1/5
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Additional information for abas ERP

Additional information for abas ERP

Key features of abas ERP

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Activity tracking
  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Customer-specific prices & discounts
  • Document storage
  • Expense tracking
  • Fixed asset accounting
  • General ledger
  • Group accounting
  • Integrated phone communications
  • Inventory management
  • Mobile apps
  • Multi-location stock tracking
  • Order capture
  • Order processing
  • Pipeline management
  • Product performance data
  • Repair and service histories
  • Request and purchase order creation
  • Sales and inventory histories
  • Sales forecasting
  • Serial number tracking
  • Standard and custom reports and analysis

Benefits

Document management system offers secure storage, with permissions management and the ability to access documents from anywhere.

Advanced planning and scheduling empowers users to run simulations for ‘what if’ scenarios, and locate bottlenecks and shortfalls before they affect production.

Users can design a professional webshop for customers to search for products, check availability, and place orders, with options for personalized prices and discounts.

abas ERP offers mobile apps for CRM, inventory management, service requests, TCI, and more.

abas BI provides the tools you need to improve decision-making reliability and add value within your business.

abas ERP FAQs

abas ERP FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for abas ERP.

Q. What type of pricing plans does abas ERP offer?

abas ERP offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Pricing available on inquiry.

Q. What are the main features of abas ERP?

abas ERP offers the following features:

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Activity tracking
  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Customer-specific prices & discounts
  • Document storage
  • Expense tracking
  • Fixed asset accounting
  • General ledger
  • Group accounting
  • Integrated phone communications
  • Inventory management
  • Mobile apps
  • Multi-location stock tracking
  • Order capture
  • Order processing
  • Pipeline management
  • Product performance data
  • Repair and service histories
  • Request and purchase order creation
  • Sales and inventory histories
  • Sales forecasting
  • Serial number tracking
  • Standard and custom reports and analysis

Q. Who are the typical users of abas ERP?

abas ERP has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does abas ERP support?

abas ERP supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Turkish

Q. What type of pricing plans does abas ERP offer?

abas ERP has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does abas ERP support mobile devices?

abas ERP supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does abas ERP integrate with?

abas ERP integrates with the following applications:

Coresystems, Elfsquad, Elmo Solutions, SphereWMS

Q. What level of support does abas ERP offer?

abas ERP offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Video Tutorials, FAQs, Knowledge Base