Sage 500 has been installed in a variety of industry segments but is an especially good fit for wholesale distributors with discrete manufacturing and/or service management needs. It is not natively a fit for process manufacturing although there is a third party product available for this industry. Project accounting is available albeit not as strong as other products on the market such as Deltek or Microsoft Dynamics SL (and many others). Due to it’s open architecture, it is a popular choice for companies in specific niche industries that cannot find canned ERP systems to meet their exact needs. For example, Sage 500 has a significant customer base involved in the network marketing industry.