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Best Software Abra Suite and Best! Imperative HRMS Human Resources Software

Published: 26 July 2001

ID: G0099764

Analyst(s): Daniel Stang , Karen M. Spring


Best Software develops products for fixed asset management, human resources, payroll, budgeting, and analysis. The vendor also provides its Imperativ HRMS service as an ASP offering via hosting relationship with Qwest Communications. Best's two human resources/payroll product lines are Abra Suite and Best! Imperativ HRMS. Abra Suite is sold primarily to mid-market companies via direct sales and channel partners, while Best markets Imperativ HRMS to small enterprises through VARs and its own direct sales force. Best Software was acquired by U.K.-based Sage Group, plc, in January 2000 and now operates as a part of Sage US.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
  • Analysis
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
    • ADP
    • Ultimate Software
    • Employease
    • Lawson
  • Strengths
    • Inherited BOB Integration Options
    • Longevity in SME Market
  • Limitations
    • Windows Platform Specific
  • Insight

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