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abas ERP

Modular ERP software for small-to-medium enterprise

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abas ERP Reviews

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Overall, it's fair to say that Abas ERP has been a significant contributor to the success of our business, and I strongly recommend it to the SMB manufacturing community.

John K.

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.

Josh S.

The ability of creating your own interfaces, assigning of group of people to your company is really best and of great ability.

Gideon A.

Cons

The biggest inconvenience I have found in this software is the inability to easily make corrections. Once there is an error posted, it has to go through a process to make it right.

Stephanie D.

Unacceptable in a fast paced environment. We have encountered countless errors with a system that is vanilla ABAS as they say.

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I think that we even had new colleagues getting so frustrated because of constant complains from the "old crew" that they never managed to integrate into the team and finally gave up / quit the job.

Dennis F.

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Effective & easily customizable ERP software

Reviewed 4 years ago
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- 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.

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Customizable ERP helps Custom Manufacturer Streamline Processes

Reviewed 4 years ago
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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.

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All these positive reviews make me wonder if we are really using the same software ...

Reviewed 8 months ago

I would never recommend this software to anybody! If this is considered to be a good ERP, I really do not want to see the others. So to be fair I have no comparison when it comes to ERP but many other pieces of software. When it comes to sales there is no automated support to follow up on leads, projects, etc. There isn't the slightest piece of CRM integrated. We wanted to connect a softphone to the ERP (which shouldn't be that complicated) and asked our IT administrator to get in touch with ABAS. The answer of the guy answering the call was that he will need to ask his boss. Of course, we never heard from them again. If it wasn't such a headache and expensive to switch to another ERP we would have done it years ago. It is definitely on our agenda.

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... or ifi it is jsut our local support which is so bad. As far as I know we didn't have any major blackouts during the last ten years which, of course, is really positive! Colleagues who use the software since the beginning know how to use it and developed their own workarounds for most problems (or finally accepted them as a given). Because they have worked with the software for the better part of the last twenty years (of course with many updates inbetween), they do not know any other software and probably think that it is the state-of-the-art.

Cons

Okay where should I begin? As somebody wrote in another review the colors really hurt your eyes. Of course, that is only a minor issue which I can overlook if it was the only problem. UX is a nightmare! There are endless lists, tabs and fields that are useless for 95% of the users. So when you introduce a new colleague it is absolutely overwhelming for them and you will hear yourself saying "ignore...

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Reviewed 10 years ago

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...

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ABAS-Part of the Family

Reviewed 6 years ago
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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.

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Best flexibility and functionality for your money!

Reviewed 5 years ago

Trust Automation has been using abas ERP since 2011 and I have been working on building custom solutions here for 3 years. I am impressed by the ability of abas ERP to easily allow me to create new functionality and improve business processes to help our users. The online help manuals were original translated from German, but they are continuously updating them to be more current and readable....

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Ease of extending new functionality to the database.

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Reviewed 9 years ago

My organization is an engineer to order business that services many different industries and applications. We have a base product that can have hundreds of options that are added to it making BOM creation and credibility difficult at times. Prior to moving to Abas ERP, my organization used M2M, which was not easy to use and was not easily customized to accommodate our needs. To make customizations...

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ABAS is an ERP system made complete by its functioning software and knowledgeable personnel.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

ABAS is completely customizable and you can get out of it whatever you put into it. Implementation is never an easy task but ABAS has it down to a science. We went live in January 2016 and have not looked back since. The team of support was great. ABAS is always improving and moving forward which makes it an exciting company to be partnered with.

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The support system is on a portal that I find confusing. I would rather pick up the phone and have a conversation with someone and that is what I will often do.

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Great ERP software package overall

Reviewed 4 years ago
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-Easy of use -Ability to customize to improve functionality -Integration with other software packages -Runs on Linux Server

Cons

-Error messages in German language still appear at times. -Learning curve for users -English documentation/help is not always clear

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abas ERP provides an integrated system for tracking our input and output

Reviewed 4 years ago
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abas ERP captures so much detailed information, allowing us to create customized reporting. The customer support personnel have been amazing to work with.

Cons

Our initial set up team was disbanded which resulted in some gaps in the implementation. The team members we have worked with since have been wonderful.

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Abas made our business run better and enthusiastically gave me the tools to make abas even better for our unique business.

Reviewed 4 years ago

I have enthusiastically recommended abas to several other businesses. The abas-USA team is great to work with. Even at the highest level (owners and executives) they take a personal interest in their clients and have a deep understanding of their product. It would be expected that someone in my position would interact with several consultants and technicians at abas-USA but over the course of the...

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It's a complete solution - you won't be asked to pick and choose between dozens (or hundreds) of modules that can be included or not during implementation. This program was also not cobbled together from disparate programs and modules purchased by some corporate entity and bundled for sale. Abas technical support is excellent (more on that later). Abas user support and training is also excellent...

Cons

On the technical side, getting into programming the proprietary database means a bit of a learning curve for anyone who is used to using SQL. Mobile applications aren't fully implemented but more are constantly being developed. The mobile app server addition is a significant investment. The system had no built-in capacity to close idle sessions (to free up licenses for the pool) so I had to program a work-around. I have had a couple instances where a fairly green support tech got assigned to a ticket and wasn't much help.

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Best flexibility available in ERP systems

Reviewed 4 years ago

It is great to have an ERP solution that has so much capability to provide for unique business solutions. The problem with the ease of use, is tracking these changes and creating more maintenance and upgrade work in the future. Make sure to check functionality in the core product before you add custom solutions, often you can meet your requirements with just a little bit of training and small changes to your process.

Pros

* Highly customizable interface that allows for adding additional functionality and improving users experience * Easy to learn programming language * Modern web services available for web based applications * Functionality and flexibility of the big ERP providers, without the high cost

Cons

* Tracking and updating customized solutions is not very smooth * Small user base in the US makes collaborating with other companies hard (this is improving)

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Very userfriendly software and easy to navigate

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Unlike some larger ERP companies that when need assistance you get a different person every time you call - with Abas you have a select group of people assigned to your company that you can build relationships with. They become very familiar with your company and how it works. This in turn is helpful as you grow and want to make changes within the system since they are already knowledgeable about your business.

Cons

It's both good and bad...the system can do so many different things (which is great!) but it can be overwhelming at first. When you see demos of things you like and want to have right away when you start up you find that you need to take a step back and get the basics running first.

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Not happy with company, product average

Reviewed 4 years ago

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.

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New ERP System

Reviewed 5 years ago

We have our first plant running live now with Abas and will bring our 2nd plant online end of this year. It has been a challenging but productive year for us. As with any implementation of a new ERP system there will be hurdles along the way. Due to the nature of our business we have needed to make a bunch of customizations within Abas. The team we are working with has been very supportive and...

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For what it offers, abas' ERP pros outweight any cons

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The ability to manipulate data to create customize reports I find is extremely valuable. As a manufacturing company, I find It's ability to store all information in one erp system saves every department time from maintaining information in different databases and gives us quick access to any information we're looking for.

Cons

The learning curve is longer compared to the standard , more conventional software options and requires the user to be more skilled.

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The best Linux based ERP software in Europe!

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I have personally worked with the vendor in Karlsruhe for the Bulgarian localization and I can tell they are very flexible and efficient team and they do the job. I like abas ERP as this is the only Linux based ERP that has the complete functionality developed as a regular ERP with particular focus in production, which is in itself rare for any ERP.

Cons

Although it is commercial for a Linux based product the company that chooses to use it has to developed a small team of Linux professionals (which are more expensive and rare to find in Bulgaria than Windows specialists) internally.

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Reviewed 9 years ago

Lisega, based in Zeven, Germany, is the worldwide market leader in the pipe support industry, primary servicing the power and petrochemical industries. We are a global organization with manufacturing facilities in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, and China. In the early 1990s, Lisega realized that with our planned growth, we would not be able to manage the business with...

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My experience of using ABAS ERP

Reviewed 2 years ago
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It is very friendly, has a lot of different options and ways of actions. Few people may have an access simultaneously.

Cons

It is still complicated to work with products received to repair. Maybe this is only our specific issue.

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ABAS - review

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

the ability to drag detail to excel it allowed to research and recon easily

Cons

That vendor information as far address, 1099, vendor payments and invoices were not in the same module. The ability to see what invoices were paid and how at face value. the Current payment module was difficult to read and not was user friendly. My experience with previous softwares we had the ability to take a screen shot and send to a vendor their activity and they would be able to read. I also dislike that AR and AP could not both post to the same supplementary General ledger account for sales tax payable, this was extremely frustrating.

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Buyer Be Warned Big Promises Sneaky Contract

Reviewed 4 years ago
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There is nothing good. We have had the worst experience from day 1. Waited too long to move from them.

Cons

From sales to implementation we have had nothing but failures. First day installation of sandbox failed. It took them a week to get this installed. We were then promised a system with applications to move product seamlessly, one swipe. This software will not allow product move until employees log out for the day and obtain a managers approval. This limits an organization to one product move per...

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Easy to use

Reviewed 3 years ago
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This Abas ERp ia very helpful for me as a begginer in ERP. Easy to use and easy to learn. Tume saver.

Cons

Don’t see any cons about Abas ERP so far for two years of using it. Can say nothing bit good experince.

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Extremely disappointed

Reviewed 4 years ago
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- The basic system is delivered without any feature. - It is necessary to ask for extremely expensive specific developments to have interesting features. - Little intuitive because it is necessary to open a large number of windows to obtain an information. - It is impossible to manage ourself the customizable imports. - If you do not take the option of the businesses apps, the software is not...

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Abas: Accounting

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

This software has a file icon that has become significant in the process of my researching. It allows for me to see the flow of any purchase order. I am able to search for the purchase order in question and click on the file icon which shows me up to the invoice the purchase order was processed to. This has saved me time in researching if a receiver has been misplaced into a wrong invoice.

Cons

The biggest inconvenience I have found in this software is the inability to easily make corrections. Once there is an error posted, it has to go through a process to make it right.

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User Experience

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

It is easier to use, Friendly interfaces, quick access to system modules, the system is stable and reliable

Cons

Can not support standalone , can not be integrated with other system, it is quite expensive hence many can afford