An ERP software with strong accounting features geared toward the manufacturing and distribution industries.

Product Overview

ALERE Accounting includes features like customer invoicing, accounts receivable and payable, general ledger, inventory management, and manufacturing. The software offers automatic period closings, traceability by serial number, lot, or trait, and native document management. ALERE is a mature and well-established product that can be customized to support various business needs.


  • Responsive customer service
  • Easy to learn for new users
  • Low maintenance costs


  • Traditional interface feels dated to some users
  • Occasional performance lag

Not Recommended For

Small to midsized companies in manufacturing and distribution.

About ALERE Accounting

ALERE Accounting helps manage complex inventories, process orders, and oversee financial controls through its sophisticated general ledger system. Its real-time processing allows immediate updates to the general ledger and inventory transactions. This functionality aids in financial reporting and inventory management, ensuring current data is always available. Additionally, automatic period closings offer cost savings by reducing lost time.

ALERE’s modifiability is highlighted by its state-of-the-art architecture, which is SQL-compliant and utilizes object-oriented programming. This approach facilitates more straightforward and quicker modifications than traditional methods and ensures portability across versions. Users can customize their environments, and the software supports LAN and SQL platforms.

The software’s dynamic screen sizing enhances the user experience by allowing easy viewing of extensive data and side-by-side comparisons. This customization extends to individual user preferences. Its multiple-document interface improves workflow by enabling simultaneous work on multiple screens and modules, reducing the need to open and close modules constantly.

ALERE’s advanced browser and fetch retrieval tool simplify data access and navigation. The browser presents data in a spreadsheet-like format, offering powerful filtering capabilities and easy data manipulation. The fetch tool enhances efficiency by allowing quick searches for specific information.

The software also includes features like:

  • Automatic PDF conversion of orders and reports Customizable language settings
  • Detailed activity tabs on screens. These features contribute to a user-friendly experience and streamlined processes. Additionally, the Configuration Module provides customizable options, ensuring accurate product setups and efficient order processing.

ALERE Accounting Modules

  • The General Ledger Module: Offers real-time posting, flexible account management, and detailed financial reporting capabilities. The module’s design emphasizes efficiency and data integrity, focusing on minimizing the impact of large batch postings.

  • Inventory Module: Streamlines inventory management with various valuation methods and detailed tracking features. It supports multiple warehouses and provides comprehensive drill-down capabilities for inventory analysis.

  • Manager Module: Supports administrative functions, including housekeeping, password protection, and standard processes across modules. It includes features like an Executive Advisor for performance summaries and a centralized data gateway.

  • Multi-Currency Module: Caters to international business needs, allowing transactions in multiple currencies and managing exchange rate fluctuations. It simplifies currency management and integrates with general ledger transactions.

  • Purchases Module: Handles all purchasing functions, from order creation to payment processing. It offers flexibility in managing purchase orders, payables, and supplier relationships. The module enhances purchasing efficiency with comprehensive tools for order management and supplier interactions.

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Product Overview

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User Reviews of ALERE Accounting

Submitted on March 16th, 2023 by Alan Proctor

Across the board, for the level of ERP we were looking for, they almost all offered similar functionlaity but it was Alere’s adaptability that had us move forward with them. We had a few specialized features that were essential and most of the providers told us they could not meet that need. ALERE jumped right in and customized what was needed to assure those needs were met.