Sage 300 is a business management software solution designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Critical program functionality includes support for accounting, sales, service, purchasing, and inventory management tasks.
Sage 300 helps businesses:
Sage 300 is available in two product versions–the legacy Sage 300 product and Sage 300c. Sage 300c is a subscription-based version of the software that provides web screen capabilities to allow users to access core product functionality via a web-browser.
Sage 300 is a well-established business management program with thousands of active deployments that is sold by a global network of Sage authorized partners.
Wondering if Sage 300 is right for your organization? To better understand if it is a fit for you, explore data detailing the functional requirements, anticipated spending ranges, and company attributes of 50 businesses who recently considered purchasing Sage 300.
Sage 300 supports a broad range of business management functionality including finance, operations, sales, and service. To meet the needs of organizations with multinational operations, Sage 300 offers multi-currency and multi-language capabilities. Integration with other Sage products allows the Sage 300 solution to be expanded to support CRM, HRMS, time tracking, advanced business intelligence, and payment processing requirements. More.
The price of Sage 300 depends on a variety of factors including required functionality (feature bundle selection), user count, implementation and support needs, promotion eligibility, and vendor pricing.
The median estimated spending range for buyers considering Sage 300 is $23,000. Additionally, 77% of Sage 300 reviewers report a maximum total estimated spending range for 3 years total cost of ownership in the tens of thousands of dollars range.
Customized Sage 300 pricing is available upon request and more Sage 300 pricing info can be found below.
There are multiple licensing models available for Sage 300. For new customers, Sage 300 is licensed only on a subscription basis via the Sage 300c offering. At present, existing Sage 300 customers can still purchase the Sage 300 2017 version, rather than licensing the software on a subscription basis.
There are three version bundles available for Sage 300 (Essentials, Advanced, and Complete) which offer progressively more extensive system functionality. Additionally, select modules can be licensed a la carte. Bundle and module license costs are determined on a per user basis.
Sage 300 offers broad functionality designed to support the needs of organizations in a wide variety of industries. It is most commonly used by distribution, professional services, and manufacturing companies.
Additional Sage 300 industry popularity data can be found below.
Sage 300 is developed and marketed for small to medium-sized business. The median employee count for organizations considering Sage 300 is 20. Additionally, 57% of Sage 300 reviewers report evaluating the product as an option for use in companies ranging between 10 and 99 employees.
For a more detailed breakdown of Sage 300 interest by company size, see below.
The Sage 300c offering is an evolution of the legacy Sage 300 product enriched with broad support for web screens. The web screen capability offers users the option to access the software via their web browser.
Another key difference between Sage 300 and Sage 300c relates to the licensing model. Sage 300c is available exclusively on a subscription pricing model, while Sage 300 is offered as a purchased option.
The web screen capabilities of Sage 300c allow for anywhere, anytime cloud software access. Sage 300c can be deployed on an internal web server or hosted by a 3rd party hosting provider. At present, Sage does not offer a developer hosted deployment option for Sage 300 or Sage 300c.
The native Sage 300 client-server client side application is designed for Windows operating systems. However, the support for browser-based web screens provided by Sage 300c allows users to run the software from devices running any of a variety of operating systems.
Sage Business Care tech support is available for all versions of Sage 300. Subscribing to Sage Business Care provides software version updates, knowledge base access, chat support, phone support, and additional assistance. Additional support and consulting services can be contracted via Sage authorized solution partners.
A number of 3rd party software solutions are available to extend Sage 300 offering functionality ranging from advanced AR & collections to EDI functionality. For a list of popular add-on solutions for augmenting Sage 300, see below.
Sage 300 is a business management software solution enabling key finance, operations, sales, and service departmental processes.
The functionality checklist below documents Sage 300 feature support across a variety of common ERP and business management requirements:
|Accounts Payable||Yes||Vendor payment automation; GL journal entry batch updates; multi-currency & multi-language check printing|
|Accounts Receivable||Yes||A/R prepayment support; credit card processing; period end automation; user definable security authorization|
|Equipment Management||No||Authorized 3rd party vendor add-ons available|
|Bank Reconciliation||Yes||Full reconciliation audit trail; bank services security authorizations; guided reconciliation|
|Benefits Management||No||Available in Sage HRMS; authorized 3rd party add-ons available as well|
|Bill of Materials||Yes||Fixed & variable cost reporting; build quantity definition|
|Billing||Yes||Aging period definition; customer credit management; fixed price, time & materials, or cost plus project costing options|
|Budgeting||No||Available in Sage Budgeting and Planning; authorized 3rd party add-ons available as well|
|Business Intelligence||Yes||Sage Intelligence integrates and is provided with a Sage 300 Business Care subscription|
|Cash Flow Management||Yes||Bank services integration, reconciliation support, bank transfers|
|Commissions Management||Yes||Item commission eligibility management; salesperson definable commission rates|
|Credit Card Processing||Yes||Requires Sage Payment Solutions subscription; PA-DSS and PCI compliant|
|Customer Relationship Management||No||Available in Sage CRM; authorized 3rd party add-ons available as well|
|eCommerce||No||Sage authorized 3rd party vendor add-ons available|
|EDI||No||Sage authorized 3rd party vendor add-ons available|
|Employee Records||No||Available in Sage HRMS; authorized 3rd party add-ons available as well|
|Estimating||No||Available in Sage Estimating; authorized 3rd party add-ons available as well|
|Field Service Management||No||Available in the Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate product|
|Fixed Asset Tracking||No||Available in Sage Fixed Assets; authorized 3rd party add-ons available as well|
|Fund Accounting||No||Sage authorized 3rd party vendor add-ons available|
|Fundraising Management||No||Sage authorized 3rd party vendor add-ons available|
|General Ledger||Yes||Fiscal year definition; account segments & groups; GL security authorization control|
|Human Resources||No||Available in Sage HRMS; authorized 3rd party add-ons available as well|
|Inventory Control||Yes||FIFO, LIFO, standard, & moving average costing; serial #/lot trcking; item/sku number customization|
|Job Costing||Yes||Hierarchical assignment of costs project levels; burden/overhead tracking; billing integration; flexible cost category customization|
|Manufacturing Execution System||No||Sage X3 ERP or Sage 500 recommended for manufacturing/production management capabilities|
|Material Requirements Planning||No||Sage X3 ERP or Sage 500 recommended for complex MRP requirements|
|Payroll||No||Available via Sage HRMS or Sage Payroll Services|
|Point of Sale||No||Sage authorized 3rd party vendor add-ons available|
|Project Management||No||Sage authorized 3rd party vendor add-ons available|
|Purchasing||Yes||Vendor contract cost management; email integration; cost proration; returns management|
|Quotes||Yes||Quote expiration management; quote to order conversion; customer quote history|
|Recruitment and Talent Management||No||Sage authorized 3rd party vendor add-ons available|
|Sales Forecasting||No||Available in Sage Budgeting and Planning; authorized 3rd party add-ons available as well|
|Sales Order Management||Yes||Integration with A/R for customer credit management; quote to order conversion; inventory integration; customizable fields|
|Time Tracking||No||Available in Sage Timeslips|
|Warehouse Management (Advanced)||No||Sage authorized 3rd party vendor add-ons available|
|Work Order Management||No||Sage 100 Contractor, Sage 300 CRE, Sage X3 ERP, or Sage 500 recommended for work order management functionality|
Pricing for Sage 300 depends on a number of different factors including selected feature bundle, subscription versus purchase model, user count, hosting needs, implementation and on-going support requirements, promotion eligibility, and vendor pricing.
The following chart displays a breakdown of estimated maximum spending ranges reported by software buyers who recently reviewed Sage 300 as a purchase option.
Sage 300 is a popular business management offering for companies in a wide variety of industries. Additionally, the presence of an active network of ISVs and solution partners developing add-on programs offers customers the ability to customize the software to meet a range of industry challenges.
Sage 300 is intended for use by small and medium-sized organizations. The median size of organizations who consider Sage 300 based on recent review activity is 20 employees.
Accounts Payable provides robust accounting features to streamline your entire cash flow process and help you save money. Accounts Payable has a powerful library of accounting and reporting features that facilitate rapid entry of vendor invoices, flexible cash disburse-ment and full check reconciliation using Bank Services. With this comprehensive financial management tool, you can prioritize payments, negotiate terms, reduce bad debts and keep 1099 and Contract Payment Reporting System (CPRS) information for vendors that are subject to 1099/CPRS reporting–all in a timely manner. With its powerful accounting and reporting features, Accounts Payable makes it easy to manage the detailed information your company requires.
With Accounts Receivable, you can manage your customers and finetune customer relations by keeping track of important sales information and outstanding balances. Accounts Receivable allows you to easily apply cash to outstanding invoices and create recurring charges for quick invoicing of monthly charges. Accounts Receivable is also fully integrated with Bank Services, for complete bank reconciliation.
Deliver the information needed to create highly responsive, proactive, customer-facing organizations.
Alerts enhance communications from your company’s back office, front-office, and e-commerce systems by monitoring data fields for a specified activity. The program automatically communicates specified activities to appropriate customers, employees, or business partners.
For you, that means automated processes that reduce delivery cycle time and accelerate revenue. For your customers, that means doing business with a company they can count on for efficient, reliable, and attentive service. 'Reduce delivery cycle time with automated business processes Keep employees and business partners informed for better decision-making 'Access real-time data to quickly respond to changing business conditions
Reduce your insurance and tax expenses by more effectively managing and depreciating your fixed assets with Sage Fixed Assets. This comprehensive, integrated fixed asset management software solution gives businesses and organizations of any size total command and control over your entire fixed asset lifecycle.
Sage FAS provides:
The choice of the “Big Four” accounting firms with more than 100,000 users nationwide, Sage FAS is the cost-effective, comprehensive fixedasset management solution chosen 3 to 1 over all competing solutions combined.
Sage 300 G/L Security enables organizations to control which users can view or use certain general ledger accounts based on segment validation in G/L Security settings.
General Ledger is the foundation of your accounting system, with flexibility that meets the current and future financial management requirements of organizations of all types and sizes. It provides a robust feature set designed to handle your most demanding budgeting and processing needs. General Ledger fully integrates with all modules and is the key to maximizing the efficiency and accuracy of your financial data.
G/L Consolidations lets you transfer and merge General Ledger account and transaction information between separate company and branch office locations. It is also designed to enable subsidiaries and holding companies to run without being on the same network or accounting database. G/L Consolidations provides a feature set that allows your company to define the level of detail to consolidate and provides a comprehensive audit trail. The system is available in two versions: a full version for the head office and a remote-sites version for branch offices.
The Sage 300 Insight application maximizes your operational efficiency and business insight, allowing you to respond quickly to ever-changing business conditions.
Intercompany Transactions lets you enter General Ledger and Accounts Payable transactions that affect more than one company by automatically distributing transactions across two or more companies. In addition, its built-in flexibility automatically generates intercompany loan account entries according to user-defined relationship tables called routes. Intercompany Transactions simplifies and significantly reduces the amount of work required for intercompany accounting.
Take charge of inventory receipts, shipments, returns, and adjustments with this complete multi-location inventory tracking software and management software solution. Inventory Control helps you gain complete control over complex inbound and outbound inventory transactions to reduce carrying costs while delivering on-time orders, every time.
No matter where you do business, maximize your international insight and exchange information worldwide with Sage 300 Multi-Company and Global Operations Management. Enhanced visibility into business metrics provides critical information at your fingertips for easier, smarter daily and long-term planning, providing the vision you need to respond to business trends while minimizing risk and maximizing the effectiveness of your decisions. Set up multiple companies in one or more databases, run processes, close books, and report results by company or in a consolidated company.
Sage ERP Accpac Multi-Company and Global Operations Management includes:
Count on the history and support of Sage and our extensive global network of accountants and business partners for worldwide industry expertise as well as local on-site support.
Multicurrency delivers powerful and comprehensive multicurrency accounting functions. Sophisticated currency management and the ability to process transactions in any number of currencies give your business the global competitive edge required in today’s business world.
Order Entry allows you to enter orders and sales returns and print invoices, credit notes, order confirmations, picking slips, and shipping labels. You can track transaction details and sales information on-screen and in printed reports. Order Entry integrates fully with Inventory Control and Accounts Receivable, so you always know your inventory levels and the status of your customer accounts.
Process Server enables you to off-load transaction processing and reporting from an individual workstation onto other systems (process servers). Running on these systems,Process Server lets you send processor-intensive tasks to a computer (or a cluster of computers in high-volume environments) dedicated solely to providing processing services to client computers. In addition to providing the efficiencies of centralized processing, Process Server immediately frees client workstations, reduces network traffic, and lets you schedule exactly when the process server will begin its task, maximizing computing resources.
Project and Job Costing provides an effective solution for project managers in construction, job service, and other professional industries who require a time_and_ material system. It delivers the tools necessary to manage the simplest to most complex contract or job. It makes the estimating, tracking, costing, and billing of projects easy and manageable–simplifying cost control and planning. With the powerful features of Project and Job Costing you can identify potential issues and determine success factors for any project. Automated billing streamlines customer invoicing, reducing the time spent managing this process.
The core component of an effective purchasing system, Purchase Order fully integrates with Accounts Payable, Inventory Control and Order Entry to power up efficiency, maximize savings and enhance vendor and customer relations.
Expertly track your products through the entire life of the sales process from purchase order through shipping and back. Gain greater insight into the reasons for returns, process claims faster, track inventory more accurately, and optimize customer service performance.
Sage 300 RMA seamlessly integrates product inventory software with your Sage 300 accounting system.
Build customer satisfaction and loyalty with Sage CRM. This powerful, easy-to-use Customer Relationship Management solution provides out-of-the-box integration with Sage 300 to profile, track and target customers for improved ROI.
Automate your business processes to synchronize sales, marketing, and customer care activities across your organization and take advantage of complete business and customer perspectives. Confidently manage relationships while you focus on driving revenue through targeted campaigns, informed up-sell and cross-sell opportunities, and improved customer nurturing.
Improve alignment between your people and your business objectives and make your employees one of your company’s strongest and most competitive assets. Make more effective strategic decisions, alleviate economic pressures and quickly resolve the multitude of tactical issues HR faces every day. Sage HRMS leverages HR’s knowledge, processes, and systems to achieve optimal return on employee investment (ROEI).
Higher accuracy and reliability of your data means higher efficiency for your organization. With a centralized database of all current and historic information about your active and non-active employees, Sage HRMS is your single source for flawless payroll processing, employee administration, registration, analysis, life-cycle management, and all other crucial employee information.
Easily access the information you need from your Sage 300 accounting system for improved operations and strategic planning.
With Sage Intelligence, you can spend more time focused on information analysis and interpretation, and less time pulling the data together.
System Manager controls access to all Sage 300 accounting modules and information. It is the hub from which all other modules operate and affects nearly everything you do in your Sage 300system --from establishing security to searching for a record within a file. System Manager includes effective tools that ensure data integrity and complete processing and security management, enabling users to work more productively. System Manager also allows Sage 300 to run through a standard Web browser–without client software–centralizing IT management and lowering overall ownership costs. Additionally, System Manager provides employees, customers, and partners with secure anytime, anywhere access to Sage 300.
Transaction Analysis and Optional Field Creator provides complete support for unlimited optional fields throughout all Sage 300 applications. Optional fields allow you to customize Advantage Series and provide comprehensive reporting and analysis capabilities across your entire accounting system. You can manage information more effectively and easily obtain necessary data for analyzing business operations and practices.
Transaction Analysis and Optional Field Creator allows you to define all the information you require for each General Ledger account, customer, vendor, item, transaction, and transaction detail, making it easy to record and track data from the originating transaction through to your General Ledger. Imagine being able to trace the optional field information you define for customers and items to your Order Entry orders, Order Entry shipments, Order Entry invoices, Accounts Receivable invoices through to your General Ledger journal entries and accounts! You can define unlimited text, amount, date, time, integer, number, and yes / no optional fields for use in all Sage 300 applications.
U.S. and Canadian Payroll flexibility is your key to absolute control over employee earnings and benefits, special payroll situations and government reporting, allowing you to effectively meet your company’s payroll requirements and uphold personnel policies. Enter or import time cards, enter after-the-fact paychecks, run automatic calculations, or combine all three methods to get your pay data into the system and your paychecks out. Payroll handles all pay frequencies, multiple work states or provinces, unlimited earnings, deductions, benefits and taxes, and other pay factors such as expense reimbursements, accruals, and advances.
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I love the Sage 300 solution. It’s a great solution and I’ve used it for 9 years
We have about 13 companies. We picked 3 of the smaller ones and implemented Sage 300 for them. Sage 300 has been working for a year now. We are probably about 2 weeks away from going live with payroll for the companies and will eventually be rolling out Sage 300 for all 13 companies combined.
I probably would have gone with something else. When I went through our provider, at the end of the day, they are consultants. They’ll introduce you, they’ll sell you the system, and then when it was time to implement and build, it was “ok I’ll show you 1 or 2 steps and then I’ll give you homework”. For the most part, if you are trying to learn something, what they are doing was showing us how to build a system from scratch. None of my staff is capable to handle that with our day to day work. All we wanted was a company to bill us and train us and we can go from there. But since we already had the solution in place, there wasn’t much we could do (except train ourselves). Now when we get ready to add this software for the rest of our entities, we are going to bypass the consultants and go to Sage directly to get this set up. The provider took almost a year, but Sage directly only took a few weeks to get back to us with answers.
We strictly use it for payroll. The integration has changed all of our manual processes. The bank reconciliation and customizing of the code on it is great. Our provider helped set all of that up and we are happy with it thus far.
We were coming from QB desktop. It wasn’t a full ERP suite so when we went to Sage 300 the ERP suite of it was definitely helping our business in growth in the future.
Does what we are looking for it to do. It’s flexible and allows you to add components to it and it seems forward thinking enough. Overall it’s achieving what we thought it would for our company.
I will say in a lot of ways, Sage 300 is similar to some of those bigger systems like SAP in regards of it’s not very intuitive. It’s a bit archaic in the structure of it and it’s a little bit more frustrating going from a system like QB to this ERP. We didn’t know to expect that (more complexity and more cumbersome of a system to use).
So far so good. Halfway through; we have the ERP up and running and are working on CRM implementation.
Traceability and audit trail. We are liking the CRM (at least how it looks) in terms of visualization for our sales staff.
They don’t mention the add-ons that will be needed upfront. It’s a lot of added purchases that you don’t think of when budgeting. And a handful of them are from third-parties.
Very flexible and easy to use system as long as you understand accounting. I would recommend this to any larger company that needs more the QuickBooks can provide
Very strongly supported with excellent training available online
Step by step guide would be nice for new users
dont like anything about this company and this program. it is NOT user friendly at all
for new users this software is VERY Difficult to understand and use. How about some GREAT and easy to follow training? THe gal that we paid over a lot of money to install and teach the program gets an F-. She did NOT teach this software to the one who needs it the most. She spoke way too fast and it was very difficult to understand. NO printed materials were given out. This would have been most helpful.
it is NOT easy to follow. THe help pages offer no help. How come there is no on line support for this very very expensive system? I know how expensive it is since I cut the check.
We purchased accounts receivable software for managing customer accounts, sending invoices/statements, accepting cash or credit card payments.
provides the necessary management of our data as expected
easy to use
it is gl accounting package with sufficient detail at transactional level for us to manage a/p a/r and P&L mgmt.
Transactional detail and ties with our existing systems in UK
too early to tell have not implemented yet