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Sage 300

A full ERP system designed by Sage. Formerly Sage ERP Accpac.
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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:

  • Increase cross-departmental collaboration via an integrated management platform
  • Maintain a real-time view of corporate finances and operational performance metrics
  • Reduce transactional inefficiencies in order to optimize productivity
  • Enable decision-makers to access key management functionality anytime and anywhere

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.

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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.


Quick Facts Q&A

Q. What functionality does Sage 300 include?

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.

Q. How much does Sage 300 cost?

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.

Q. What are the licensing options for Sage 300?

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.

Q. What industries is Sage 300 appropriate for?

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.

Q. What size companies use Sage 300?

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.

Q. What’s the difference between Sage 300 and Sage 300c?

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.

Q. Is Sage 300 available “on the cloud”?

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.

Q. What operating systems can the Sage 300 client software run on?

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.

Q. What kind of tech support is available for Sage 300?

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.

Q. What additional 3rd party software is available to extend Sage 300 functionality?

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.

Functionality

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:

Functionality Support Note
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 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

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.

Industries

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.

Other Industries: Non-Profit (5.2%), Real Estate (4.4%), Health Care (4.0%), Education (3.2%), Government (2.8%), Natural Resources (2.4%), Software Development (2.0%).

Target Organization Size

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.

Sage 300 Add-Ons

The capabilities of Sage 300 can be significantly extended through the use of add-on software designed to integrate with the product.

The following solutions have been developed by independent software vendors and certified for use with Sage 300:

Product Developer Functionality
AccTech Internal Requisitions AccTech Systems Inventory
Anytime Collect e2b Teknologies Accounts Receivable
AvaTax ST Avalara Sales Tax
doc-link Altec Document Management
eBridge Software Web Store Front Integration eBRIDGE Software Integration
eComm Suite Iciniti Corporation eCommerce
Edisoft Merchant Edisoft Inc. EDI
GUMU for Sage 300 ERP Greytrix Data Import
Integration Manager SmartPoint IT Solutions Integration
MISys Manufacturing Manufacturing Info Systems Manufacturing
PrintBoss Wellspring Software Utility
RedTail Transaction Manager Redtail Solution EDI
Sage Alerts and Workflow Vineyardsoft Corporation Utility
Service Manager Technisoft Field Service
Stonefield Query Stonefield Software Business Intelligence
TrueCommerce EDI HighJump, TrueCommerce EDI Solutions EDI
Warehouse Suite Collect Edition Accellos Warehouse Management
Warehouse Suite Fulfill Edition Accellos Warehouse Management
WorkPlace Requisition and Procurement Paramount Technologies Purchasing
XM Oxygen XM Software Limited eCommerce
XM Symphony XM Software Limited eCommerce

Data Sources

The product information presented on this page is based on information provided by the developer and from previous software buyers who considered Sage 300 via Find Accounting Software referrals. Last update: 1/23/2016.

Popular Functionality Modules

General Ledger 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…

GL Consolidations 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…

Intercompany Transactions Intercompany Transactions lets you enter General Ledger and Accounts Payable transactions that affect more than one company by automatically distributing transactions across…

G/L Security 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. G/L…

Accounts Payable 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…

Complete Functionality Module List

Reviews of Sage 300

An Sage 300 user says…

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

The good: Very strongly supported with excellent training available online

The bad: Step by step guide would be nice for new users

says…

dont like anything about this company and this program. it is NOT user friendly at all

The good: 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.

The bad: 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.

from North Star Academy says…

We purchased accounts receivable software for managing customer accounts, sending invoices/statements, accepting cash or credit card payments.

The Good: It seemed very versatile and customizable

The Bad: The interface seems a bit outdated but more or less inline with its competitors or better. It seems nobody has brought web2.0 us to full featured accounting software as of yet.

An Sage 300 user says…

provides the necessary management of our data as expected

The good: easy to use

from Well Worldwide Energy Logistics says…

it is gl accounting package with sufficient detail at transactional level for us to manage a/p a/r and P&L mgmt.

The good: Transactional detail and ties with our existing systems in UK

The bad: too early to tell have not implemented yet

Additional Ratings

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