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Web-based ERP software for apparel and footwear industry

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ABS FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does ABS offer?

ABS has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $1500.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription

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Q. Who are the typical users of ABS?

ABS has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does ABS support?

ABS supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does ABS offer an API?

No, ABS does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does ABS integrate with?

ABS integrates with the following applications:
authorize.net, Adobe Commerce, WooCommerce, FedEx Ship Manager, NuORDER, QuickBooks Online, JOOR, Brandboom, BigCommerce, Shopify


Q. What level of support does ABS offer?

ABS offers the following support options:
Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat, 24/7 (Live rep)

ABS product overview

Price starts from

1500

Per month

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What is ABS?

ABS is a business & operational management software suite designed to help businesses in the apparel, accessory, footwear, and sewn product sectors streamline their entire production, planning, and tracking process across multiple channels / platforms.

Key benefits of using ABS

VISIBILITY
See your Real-time Business Activity and Metrics – And Avoid devastating supply chain bottlenecks. Whether an on-demand report, our data grids, or
dashboards, ABS visibility allows greater decision making.

SCALABILITY
Expand your Sales Channels with Confidence and Ease.
ABS supports your growth through effective customer onboarding within a diverse compliance landscape. A fully scalable ERP works with and for you, because one constant in this industry is CHANGE.

AUTOMATION
Fully automated processes ensure your data is always consistent and current. Automation increases accuracy, saves time, cuts operational costs, and reduces human error.

NAVIGATION
The ABS Navigational Tools empower business users to perform their tasks more efficiently. Seeing real-time data and metrics can help in reducing bottlenecks
throughout the supply chain. Elevate the user experience for optimal productivity
with ABS.
- Data Grids
- Attachment Functionality
- Dashboards
- Low Code/No Code

ORDER, CUSTOMER, SALES AND INVENTORY
MANAGEMENT
Better Manage Supply Chain and Inventory with ABS
The following ABS software modules address order management and entry. The ABS Order Management module provides customer, product, inventory, and
shipping information. The Allocation module is an extremely robust allocation suite tightly integrated with
other applications in ABS such as WMS, EDI and Manufacturing. The Credit Card module is a comprehensive processing & authorization
application that supports Authorize.net / CyberSource payment gateways.
- Order Entry and Control Module
- Allocation Module
- Secure Credit Card Processing and Authorization
- Forecasting and Planning

BILL OF MATERIAL / COSTING /
MANUFACTURING
Optimize Manufacturing with ABS Plant scheduling and piecework functionality provide an array of tools to
support manufacturing, such as scheduling, capacity planning, bundling, incentive rosters, and payroll integration.
- Bil-Of-Marterial
- Performance & Variance Measurement
- Component Inventory Module
- Plant Scheduling Module
- Piecework

SOURCING
Better Manage Supply Chain and Inventory with ABS
The ABS multi-stage production model allows you to track your vendor or in-house production to better manage your supply chain and inventory. Auto generate purchase orders directly from customer orders or from your time phased forecast to
ultimately fulfill your customer orders, profitably and on time.
- Supports shipment notification and containerization with import functionality or API/EDI
- Extensive reporting and inquiries
- Supports letter of credit tracking
- Track contractor component inventory

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
Fully Integrated Financial Data within ABS.
Capitalize on the tools you need with critical accounting and financial reporting. With ABS you can navigate / search / download and extract data to spreadsheets, CSVs to external databases, or to PDF for printing. Intelligent worksheets let you work with
your data and drill-down to data sources to support information that’s meaningful to you and your organization. ABS includes a variety of costing capabilities for raw or finished goods, and sourced or manufactured products.
- Accounts Payable
- Accounts Receivable
- General Ledger

WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT
Elevate your Warehouse Management with ABS.
ABS offers 3 levels of fully integrated warehouse management solutions: WMS Pick/Pack, WMS Lite and WMS Enterprise.
- Appointment Management
- Box Type Verification
- Warehouse Location
- Automatic Invoice Program
- Shipping Options
- Inventory Accuracy
- Finished Goods Physical Inventory

FULL INTEGRATION SUPPORT
- B2B/B2C E-Commerce Platforms
- 3rd Party Logistics
- Vendors/Factories/Contractors
- Banks/Factors
- Credit Card Payment Gateways
- Parcel Carriers
- EDI Trading Partners

ABS PORTALS
- Salesrep Portal
- Vendor Portal
- Customer Portal
- Customer Payment Portal


Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Chat
24/7 (Live rep)

Training options

Videos
In Person
Documentation
Webinars
Live Online

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ABS features

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Total features

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4 categories

Most valued features by users

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ABS users reviews

Overall Rating

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/5

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Positive reviews

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.5/10
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Omar R.

Apparel & Fashion, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Apparel Business Systems was the right choice

Reviewed a year ago

Based on my previous experiences with several ERPs, the ABS team's exceptional responsiveness and helpfulness have been invaluable. Their deep understanding of our business processes and requirements surpasses what other ERP providers could have provided.

Pros

Our decision to choose ABS over NetSuite was based on several factors that highlighted the advantages of ABS. One key aspect was the user-friendliness of ABS, making it easy for our team to adapt to and utilize effectively. The seamless integration of ABS with our existing business processes was another compelling factor. The system's compatibility and simplicity facilitated a smooth transition, ensuring...

Cons

We find the reporting features in ABS to be adequate, but not exceptionally advanced, which prompted us to integrate the Diver Platform as our chosen Business Intelligence solution.

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Bobby H.

Apparel & Fashion, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ABS and what it means to Steel Grip Inc.

Reviewed a year ago

We were seeing an overall bottleneck in production that seemed to be getting a bit worse with time. ABS has changed the game for us. We are constantly improving/analyzing our business processes to more align with the ABS software, and it most definitely pays off in every aspect.As we progress through cleaning up our process internally and incorporating more and more of our day to day operations directly into ABS we see an immediate improvement to both production and efficiency.Another issue we were having is being able to have our data "visible" to the management team. It was very difficult to query information prior to ABS. We now have 100's of options at our fingertips to get our data at a seconds notice.

Pros

ABS has been a blessing for Steel Grip. When it was first implemented aver 20 years ago we were doing most of our process by hand manually. Since then we have been through several versions of the software and with every new version we are stunned at the level of development.ABS allows for automatically handling a TON of the small tasks that can eat away at overall productivity. The software is very...

Cons

I wish there was a better way to handle Cut-Ahead items (and Piecework in general). However, I'm under the impression that this development is in the works and we could be seeing this in the upcoming releases.

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Lorenzo Q.

Retail, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Paul Stuart

Reviewed 2 years ago

What a great experience implementing ABS for our wholesale business, over the past year I’ve had the pleasure of leading this project and had nothing but a wonderful experience working hand in hand with the support team in ABS.ABS has helped us turn the business from a manual operation to a fully integrated operation.

Pros

Overall I like all features of the software, extremely user friendly and easy to navigate.

Cons

The Fact that not all reporting tools and or data can be exported in Excel.

TM
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Tamiko M.

Apparel & Fashion, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Steel Grip Accounting Review

Reviewed a year ago

We are a unique case in that ABS was highly customized for us when we implemented it over 20 years ago. We recently updated to v16. By changing some of our processes to align with the ABS functions, out capabilities to manage and report have grown exponentially.

Pros

Most screens are easy to use. Navigation between screens is streamlined. It is nice to be able to toggle between two or more screens without exiting a screen. I love that we can pull up and print our own reports.

Cons

I would like to see more reporting options that are standard. I understand that nitro files can be downloaded and formatted but when there is a report consistently used, it would be nice to have that as a standard option. I would also like to see the GL auto update every day rather than me having to manually update through GL04.

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Mark Anthony C.

Retail, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best out of all the ERP I've worked with

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Have been using ABS for quite some time now, and I must say their support staff is one of the best out of all the ERP software I have work with. Their very knowledgeable not only about their product but also the overall flow of supply chain process. Having a small IT team within our company, ABS has continued to provide support when we needed them most and help resolve our issues and challenges on a timely manner.When customization is needed for our specific business needs, ABS has provided guidance and how the software can be configured without customization and more importantly the best approach when customization is needed.We are in the process of implementing their Warehouse Management System and looking forward to it.

Cons

Would like to have the session closed when users closes their browser as record locks seems to be happening frequently.

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