Sage 500 ERP has advanced pick, pack, and ship capabilities, but it has never provided native shipment tracking capabilities. V-Technologies, publishers of StarShip, used to be the preferred vendor for Sage 500 customers. StarShip is still integrated with Sage 500 ERP and is a very popular option for most businesses that need shipping & receiving capabilities in their ERP system. It is also still the preferred solution for many Sage 500 business partners due to its simple design and advanced capabilities.
Another popular option for shipping & receiving with Sage 500 is their shipping module provided through their partnership with SmartLinc – which has been around since 2012. DC DistributionAutomation by DCSC Corporation is another option for shipping. This product was written in the Sage 500 SDK with very tight integration to all parts of the Sage 500 distribution applications.
The first warehouse automation solution available for Sage 500 was Radio Beacon, now owned by Accellos. Radio Beacon is still available today as a warehouse automation module for Sage 500, and it is the most comprehensive (and most expensive) solution available for Sage 500 customers.
For a brief period of time, Sage partnered with Scanco to deliver a Sage-labeled WMS solution. The Scanco solution is also a viable option for Sage 500 customers, but it offers little additional functionality. What Scanco does very well is to automate transactions via bar codes that would otherwise have to be entered manually. DCWarehouse by DCSC Corporation is the only major WMS solution available for Sage 500 ERP that is within the Sage 500 SDK with more advanced capabilities beyond simple bar code automation. Another WMS option for Sage 500 WMS is O2 Mobile Warehouse by Escape Velocity Systems. What’s the right solution for you? It all depends on your needs. Most companies evaluate several WMS systems before selecting the one that has the best functional fit at the best price.
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