Our editorial review staff has hands-on experience with both Infor CloudSuite Industrial and Sage 50cloud Accounting. We’ve tested, demoed, and reviewed these products to understand their strengths and weaknesses.
Infor CloudSuite Industrial is a comprehensive ERP solution catering to manufacturers and larger industries with diverse needs, while Sage 50c Accounting is primarily an accounting software best suited for small to medium-sized businesses.
Infor ERP is best suited for small companies (10-50 employees) and medium-sized distributors and manufacturers (50-500). It supports a variety of operations, including made-to-order, made-to-stock, and mixed modes.
Sage 50c is ideal for small (1-50 employees) and mid-size companies (50-500 employees). While its user interface may seem dated, it offers decent job costing and allows users to customize reports specific to their industries in construction, distribution, and manufacturing.
Infor ERP is a comprehensive platform encompassing advanced planning and scheduling, supply chain management, accounting, and quality assurance.
In our testing, we found the ability to quickly create or edit existing BOMs helpful. We also appreciated the Engineering Board feature for developing accurate schedules and cost visibility.
However, the software does have a steep learning curve and requires extensive training due to its broad feature set and complex navigation.
Sage 50c is an accounting software that includes functions such as accounts payable and receivable, general ledger reporting, and inventory management. Additional features include sales tax reporting, automated W2s, and accurate tax calculations for employee withholdings.
However, the platform’s poor inventory management and the lack of remote access to data without a third-party add-on were disappointing. But its accountant-first approach makes it intuitive for financial professionals.
For most businesses, especially those requiring a comprehensive solution with a strong focus on manufacturing, we recommend Infor CloudSuite Industrial. It provides a wider range of features and capabilities, making it a more robust solution overall.
In contrast, Sage 50cloud Accounting, while not as feature-rich, offers solid accounting capabilities. It’s beneficial for companies in the construction, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. However, its inventory management capabilities are lacking.
For more options, you can check out our roundup of the best ERP software overall.