aACE Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

aACE

Integrated accounting, CRM, and ERP for SMBs.

4.96/5 (24 reviews)

aACE overview

What is aACE?

aACE is a comprehensive tool, tailored to the needs of small and mid-sized enterprises, that seamlessly supports sales, operations, and accounting. As the letters in our name suggest, aACE unifies Accounting, Customer relationship management, and Enterprise resource planning into an integrated package. The newly-released aACE 5 is artisan software which our clients describe as a delight to deploy and a pleasure to use. Flexible, affordable, and elegant, this latest version of aACE realizes the team’s vision of Art in ERP.

In addition to accounting, CRM, and ERP, core aACE functionality includes inventory, order management, production, shipping & receiving, and scheduling.

This newest version of aACE is the culmination of over a decade of research and development. We have worked closely with our clients to perfect a business management solution tailored to the needs of SMEs. You can see our customer-centered product evolution in the attention paid to details of UX design, such as navigation, searching, error messages, and logging.

aACE accommodates most client needs right out of the box. And because it is built on the FileMaker platform, aACE can be customized easily, efficiently, and cost effectively. Each SME has unique in-house expertise acquired during their years in business, and aACE makes it simple to translate those insights into custom apps that streamline processes, boost productivity, and maximize their competitive advantage.

Our track record of enthusiastic customers spans a wide range of industries, including professional services, wholesale distribution, and light manufacturing. These organizations have as few as five and as many as 500 personnel. But they all share the same need for an integrated, cost-effective, cross-platform suite of business management software that is robust enough to support their entire operation — and that’s where aACE comes in.
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Pricing

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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aACE reviews

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Lance Caffrey

Adaptable full business management software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

aACe helped us to bring all of our company functions together into one system. This has helped us with automating reporting and avoiding the need for extra cross checking among systems.

Pros
aAce, has been a great management tool for us. We required a flexible solution to match a quirky business but also a structure that would help us to follow GAAP and other Best Practice specifics. As with any large system implementation this has taken some time, money and adaptations. We are very happy now with where we are though.

Cons
Lack of an instruction manual and limits in "help" database has been a challenge for users.

Response from aACE Software


Thank you for the wonderful review of aACE 4, Lance!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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David Houghton

aACE for the Win

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The fully integrated accounting and inventory modules, multiple built-in integrations with external systems, and the fact that it built on the FileMaker Platform have allowed us to implement a robust, highly customized ERP system at a fraction of the typical cost. We were able to integrate aACE with our pre-existing systems to allow for a controlled, staged transition from legacy to new with minimal disruptions to daily operations.

Cons
I wouldn't call it a dislike per se, but my biggest challenge was simply adapting to a system whose interface conventions were no of my own design. The List View paradigm that aACE uses was foreign to me at first, but over time I recognized the benefits inherent in it.

Response from aACE Software


Thank you for your review of aACE 5, David! We appreciate the positive feedback and are happy to hear that our navigation conventions grew on you :-)

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Neil Suss

Controller

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-17
Review Source: Capterra

The aAce team is very knowledgable about their product. They learn as much about your business and your workflow and help you come up with solutions to make you and your team more efficient. Then then adapt their robust product to achieve those goals. They are also their to tweak the product as your business adapts. Responses to calls and emails are handled on a timely basis and they work with you based upon the severity of your needs

Pros
The ease of use and the cost effectiveness of the product. The ability to drill down and get information. Also how well it works with excel and other accounting tools

Cons
I would love to see the financial reports look more ones produced by the accounting world. The general ledger should show a running balance instead of having to print a dated trial balance to look at a specific period.

Response from aACE Software


Thank you for the review of aACE version 4, Neil! We have listened to your feedback and redesigned the balance sheet and income statement reports for aACE version 5.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Derek Navratil

aACE was a Critical Component to the Success of our Company's Future

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-03-22
Review Source: Capterra

I'm the IT administrator for our company. Coming off Quickbooks, we found that QB just wasn't offering us all the flexibility and horsepower we needed from an ERP. It needed to handle all the complexities of our day to day operations, give us the reports we needed, integrate into our existing process - and then fade into the background as everyone became comfortable with it to get the job done. aACE has done all that. It transformed our order fulfillment process during implementation by helping us see trouble spots in our processes. aACE was able to customize a few key components for us very intelligently that now just work. Exactly the way we need them to. Employee adoption was slow to start, like most ERP's, but now even our most technology-adverse employees use aACE as reliably as the notepad beside their mouse. Three years later, we're going strong and preparing to launch new initiatives to promote future growth. That process requires a lot of thought and preparation, but one thing we don't have to worry about is if aACE can handle it. There have been several occasions in our company strategy meetings where the question is asked "Can aACE do that?" and it's a pleasure every time when I get to say, "Yeah that's already built in." The software is intuitive, smart, and reliable. Sometimes I check my aACE server uptime just to see how long it's been since the last restart because we don't have issues with it. It just works for months on end. As a technology professional, I was sensitive to the aesthetics, workflow and usability of the software - all important qualities for it to be a "fade into the background" kind of solution. From first glance to present day, I'm continually impressed by how aACE works the way you expect it to. I've had a chance to demo the aACEv5 environment and on top of it being a welcomed face-lift, the attention to detail in new features and how existing features were improved is uncanny. You can tell the developers have an eye for detail and are not afraid to scrap, redo and improve. I can't wait to launch aACE 5 in our organization!

Pros
The software does what you'd expect from an ERP and the user interface is not complicated or hurried in menus. It's all right in front of you!

Cons
Nothing that wasn't quickly taken care of. Anytime their support documentation online didn't have the answers I was looking for, aACE had a quick response through my support rep. I'm happy to see the continued growth of the online documentation.

Response from aACE Software


Thank you for the wonderful review of aACE 4, Derek! We're excited to upgrade EWS to aACE 5, as well. You'll be happy to find that many of your suggestions over the years made it into the new version of the software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Matthew Pelfrey

Reliable system

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-03-10
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using aACE since 2010. The system has proven time and again to be a structurally sound and reliable business information workhorse. Downtime is barely measurable, though we process thousands of transactions a day. Our specific workflows called for a flexible central platform that we could bolt on customized work-area specific tools. Implementing aACE, in the FileMaker environment, has proven to be the right solution to get us just that. The best testament to the system could be that at our 5 year business systems review, we decided to keep the existing aACE system and instead focus new development on our in-house built bolt-on modules. When the core is reliable, it frees us to innovate and develop better customized workflow improvements. We are happy with the aACE product. Users love the clean interface, speed, robust reporting and intuitive navigation. Having been partners with the aACE team for these many years, we have not been without difficulties. In 2010, I would have loved more how-to documentation and manuals, but I see the team has addressed this over the past few years. Our sometimes strange customization and sometimes incorrect requests have been consistently met with professionalism and an attitude of partnership for mutual success by the aACE team. They have been truly valued partners during a significant growth period in our company's history.

Pros
Clean interface. speed is good. Customizable FileMaker base. Structural Integrity requires very little system administration.

Cons
The Inventory Management module was incomplete when we went live, and we were slow to get it to work to its potential. I am told the newest version of the software has taken advantage of a lot of the lessons learned from our roll-out and is quite robust. Looking forward to the upgrade! Manufacturing Tracking required significant enough modifications for us that we decided to push it into a bolt-on. Integrating the bolt-on was relatively easy, though. Not sure if this is a con on the software, really, though. Its more just a reality of our world. No system would out of the box address our needs as we saw them.

Response from aACE Software


Matthew, thank you for the detailed review of aACE 4. This is exactly the kind of information prospective clients are looking for when they read reviews--we appreciate it very much. It's hard to overstate how significant an upgrade aACE 5 is relative to aACE 4. Trust me when I say that you have a lot to look forward to! Thanks Again, Michael

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aACE pricing

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See www.aacesoft.com/pricing for details.

aACE features

Accounting Integration
Audit Trail
Billing & Invoicing
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Workflow Management

API (276 other apps)
Accounting Management (180 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (227 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (167 other apps)
Compliance Management (187 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (169 other apps)
Data Import/Export (179 other apps)
Invoice Management (234 other apps)
Real Time Data (147 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (260 other apps)
Third Party Integration (209 other apps)

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Additional information for aACE

Key features of aACE

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity-Based Costing
  • Analytics
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Collections
  • Denial Tracking
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Construction
  • General Ledger Entry
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Lead Age Tracking
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Purchase Orders
  • Purchasing
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Quotes/Proposals
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Segmentation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tax Management
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Benefits

aACE clients have called our solution “the best in everything,” “a major improvement over QuickBooks,” and “a critical component to the success of our company’s future.” We’re constantly hearing from our clients that their day-to-day operations have improved since implementing aACE. For example:

- "aACE has a comprehensive customer relationship management section that leads into prospective customers becoming real customers. From that point, you can take an order from start to finish by capturing deadlines, resources and material costs spent on a project, as well as extensive accounting functions." - Lili Hall, KNOCK Inc.

- "[aACE] has been able to fully integrate full scale accounting, construction project bidding and fulfillment, point-of-sale order processing, field service via iPad, web store management and fulfillment, and much more into one seamless package." - Alvaro Mendoza, Commercial Energy Specialists

-"The more we use this program, the more we love it! The biggest asset to our company has been the automated workflows, especially in our customer care and shipping departments. We have been able to reduce order entry errors, minimize order approval due to built-in double checks and accuracy of promotions / campaigns, and drastically improve our ship time from order entry to out-the-door. The shipping integration has helped reduce picking errors and assisted in a speedy pick and pack process." - Daniel Chapman, Redd Remedies

- "aACE helped us to bring all of our company functions together into one system. This has helped us with automating reporting and avoiding the need for extra cross-checking among systems." - Lance Caffrey, American Christmas