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Founded in 1980, abas ERP Business Software (abas) has over 2,500 customers worldwide of which 300-plus are in North America. The target market for abas ERP is custom manufacturing. The company serves customers from $20M – $150M in the Manufacturing, Distribution, and Service marketplaces that focus on Engineer-to-Order, Make-to-Order and Assemble-to-Order manufacturing.

This is a strong solution for electronics, metal fabricators, plastic injection molding, and tier-two automotive. The software has a separate distribution package and is strong in warehouse management. The system supports multi-plant, multi-currency, and 30 difference languages. Their source code runs in a separate layer so, according to abas, custom changes do not affect upgrade compatibility. Users can expect to spend $100 – $125K for a 10-user system, $40K for software, and $50K + for training, implementation and customization.

Product Information

PRODUCT NAME
abas ERP
CURRENT VERSION
2018
CLOUD MODE
True Cloud with SAAS Pricing
NUMBER OF INSTALLATIONS
350 in North America
PRICING
$100,000 minimum

Mode Suitability

MAKE TO STOCK / REPETITIVE
Yes
MAKE TO ORDER / CTO
Limited to CTO
RECIPE BATCH
No
CONTINOUS PROCESS
No
MIXED MODE (Stock/Custom)
Limited
ENGINEER TO ORDER
3rd Party for PLM
ASSEMBLE TO ORDER
Yes

Industry Suitability

AEROSPACE
Limited
ELECTRONICS
Yes
FOOD & BEVERAGE
No
MEDICAL DEVICES
Limited
MRO (Maintenance/Repair)
Yes

Professional Services

DESIGN / BUILD TO CONTRACT
Yes

Product Highlights

  Multi-tier architecture that makes it flexible and allows upgradable solutions.
  SaaS version runs over a browser and has a subscription price model.
  Strong warehouse (WH) management – manages WH groups, DRP auto replenishment between location with parameters set by WH like order demand min stock, custom demand for one WH, replenish orders for main and secondary WH.
  Good applications for POS (point of sale), web portals and e-commerce.
  Uses third parties for Payroll and MES (real-time shop floor control).
  A new version is provided each year adding new functions and adopting new technologies.
  Runs on Linux, Unix and Windows servers.
  According to abas when annual upgrades are completed, individual modifications such as screen fields, custom reports, new functions and macros are not affected and the same functions can continue to be used.
  Customers can work within the same database in different languages, enabling workflow and communication between foreign subsidiaries.