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ABAS ERP Manufacturing Software

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ABAS ERP Manufacturing Software Snapshot

ABAS-USA is an offshoot of ABAS Software AG, a German company founded in 1980 with a total of 2,800 customers. ABAS-USA has about 200 customers in North America.

The target market for ABAS Manufacturing Software is custom manufacturing. The company serves customers from $10M – 80M in the Manufacturing, Distribution and Service marketplace that focus on Engineer-to-Order, Make-to-Order and Assemble-to-Order manufacturing. ABAS ERP software is a strong ERP software solution for electronics, metals fabricators, plastic injection molding, automotive and tier-two automotive. It has a separate distribution package and is strong in warehouse management. The ERP system supports multi-plant, multicurrency and 30 different languages.

ABAS provides a unique solution for international customers through its multinational functionality and global partner network. ABAS software partners provide a wide range of services including implementation, customization, hardware and network support.

ABAS has its own proprietary database which supports Linux and is MS SQL compatible.

Most buyers will have some customization done, but the company indicates their source code runs in a separate layer so custom changes do not affect upgrade compatibility. In terms of pricing, users should expect to spend $100k — for a 10-user system, $40K for software and $50K+ for training, implementation and customization.

ABAS ERP Manufacturing Software Highlights

  • Multi-tier architecture that makes it flexible and allows upgradable solutions
  • SaaS version runs over a browser and has a subscription price model.
  • A suite of solutions that handle functions from purchasing and sales to materials management, production planning and accounting, along with flexible Internet-based eBusinss solutions
  • 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.
  • Offers custom reports and applications
  • Uses third parties for Payroll and MES (real-time shopfloor control).
  • Vendor claims that 93% of companies who have purchased ABAS ERP are still customers today
  • Some users have complained about the user documentation being hard to understand due to a poor translation from German
  • Due to rapid growth, project managers on new installations should be carefully screened.

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