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Likelihood to Recommend

Abas ERP

ABAS by far offers the most bang for the buck. We are able to handle all of our business functions through ABAS and also have additional features like Business Apps, Business Intelligence, Vendor and Customer portals, as well as many other features that many other ERP packages didn't have. It has allowed us to consolidate our software packages and also provide visibility since everything is now connected.
Josh Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

For a small to mid-size business, MS Dynamics SL is effective. We are capable of managing our finances with a very low risk of error. We have worked with MS Dynamics for almost 15 years and have more than doubled the size of our business in that time with very few issues from the program. We have exponentially increased our revenue and reporting demands and have found SL to be very dependable and stable. The program does have the occasional glitch and those are sometimes outside of the realm of expertise of our IT department. SL support is excellent, but their timeliness is not as urgent as ours.
Pamela Dalton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
API for custom integration
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Plug-ins
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Security

Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Single sign-on capability
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Role-based user permissions
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3

Reporting & Analytics

Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8
Dashboards
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.1
Standard reports
Abas ERP
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.1
Custom reports
Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Accounts payable
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.6
Accounts receivable
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Global Financial Support
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.6
Intercompany Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Localizations
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Journals and Reconciliations
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Enterprise Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Configurable Accounting
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Standardized Processes
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3

Inventory Management

Abas ERP
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
Inventory tracking
Abas ERP
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Automatic reordering
Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Location management
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Manufacturing module
Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Order Management

Abas ERP
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Pricing
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Order entry
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Cost of goods sold
Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Order Orchestration
Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
End-to-end order visibility
Abas ERP
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Credit card processing
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Order exception Resolution
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Abas ERP
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
Automated Invoice Processing
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Shared Services Payments
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billings Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Cash Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2
Travel & Expense Management
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Period Close
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Transactions Tax
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Customer Collections
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Asset Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.4
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Project Financial Management

Abas ERP
7.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.7
Budgeting and Forecasting
Abas ERP
6.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2
Project Costing
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Cost Capture
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Customer Invoicing
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Project Financials Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Abas ERP
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Embedded Business Intelligence
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Planning Collaboration
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Capital Project Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0

Project Execution Management

Abas ERP
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Planning and Scheduling
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Resource Manager Dashboard
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Real-Time Project Reporting
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Procurement

Abas ERP
6.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Abas ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Sourcing Analysis
Abas ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Authoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Electronic Signatures
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Assessment
Abas ERP
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Abas ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Management
Abas ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Portal
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Manufacturing

Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Production Process Design
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Production Management
Abas ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Abas ERP
3.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Work Execution
Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Manufacturing Costs
Abas ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Supply Chain

Abas ERP
5.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Inventory Planning
Abas ERP
6.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Performance Monitoring
Abas ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Payroll Management

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
Pay calculation
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
Direct deposit files
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Reimbursement management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Grants Management

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Award Lifecycle Management
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Spending Control
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billing
Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Pros

Abas ERP

  • Ability to drill down information from one screen to another
  • Allows creation of various custom fields screens and reports
  • Availability of "demo" system where one can test new functionality without affecting "Live Abas ERP"
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Provides flexibility for complex project based cost accounting
  • Strong and flexible allocation processer for cost allocations, markups, and pricing
  • A "Flexible Billing" module under the project controller series that allows for multiple billing formats ranging from fixed price schedule of values, T&M or Cost Plus, and scheduled billing.
  • Flexible reporting with options using Crystal Reports, SSRS, a Quick Query tool, and ability to tie into MS Office tools such as MS Access and MS Excel
  • Tight integration with Financials, but also the ability to integrate with modules such as Sales Order, Inventory, and Field Service
  • Customization abilities ranging from a VBA (visual basic for application) foundation to allow customizing existing forms to the ability to use the SDK (Software Development Kit) to build more complex customizations that integrate with Dynamics SL.
John K. Hodge, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Abas ERP

  • ABAS is headquartered in Germany with a US based headquarters in Virginia. Some of the programming structures were based on European methods that differed somewhat from the way business is done in the US. ABAS-USA has worked to modify the system so that it is in tune with US business practices and has made great strides in this effort. For the average user, the structures may go unnoticed, but for the more advanced user, some of the field names that are used for advanced reporting might be in German. However, ABAS-USA has recently been updating the programming language to be fully in English.
  • Because ABAS is growing rapidly, more complex customizations might take longer to complete than normal. ABAS appears to be bringing on even more technicians to handle the increased workload so the concern is waning.
Josh Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Reporting in the Project module is lacking functionality. I understand that most companies have specific needs when it comes to tracking project information but the standard reports are not good.
  • I would recommend a product like Management Reporter that is for Projects only. Project Reporter should allow users to pull in all Project related data into reports.
  • Fixing suspended batches. Obviously all of us users have experienced this mess. SL knows what needs to be corrected and there could be some step by step fixes in a separate repair module to do the steps we do in Query Analyzer.
Jeffrey Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Abas ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 5.4
Based on 8 answers
Unfortunately, Dynamics' lack of ability to smoothly integrate with our CRM system is causing us to look at other solutions. The efficiencies that we gain by using Dynamics for our day to day accounting are lost in the constant headaches of getting sales quotes to import properly into the system for invoicing. Another major issue for us has been budgeting and reporting. We currently do all of our budgeting and board reporting in Excel, which is too time consuming and inefficient, especially when a system as robust as Dynamics should easily be able to handle this relatively simple task.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Abas ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.8
Based on 6 answers
I rate it a 10 because we have removed the fields we don't need so users can really crank the data into the system. The software was designed for the professional services firm in mind but does a tremendous job for construction firms and "blended" companies that are both distribution firms but project centric as well. Perhaps they drop ship inventory to a project where their employees or subs need to work on a project for example.
Jack Boyer, MCP, CPA (Inactive) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Abas ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.9
Based on 2 answers
We have had only one unplanned outage for 2 hours in the last 30 months. We shut down for 30 min to 1 hour once a month, but that is for Microsoft OS updates to the servers. Being a 24/7 world wide operation, the reliability is really important. We do get an 8 hour window on the weekend that we can be down for a short period to install Microsoft Dynamics SL updates, but we do not have many of those. On our last version upgrade, we shut the users out at 9:30 am and were fully operational in less than 6 hours. The upgrade was New SQL server, New SL server and 2 new Citrix servers.
Mark Schrier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Abas ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Support is only used when needed, so unfortunately ,they get all the odd issues. It's a difficult business, but Microsoft and our firm do a great job of meeting customer needs. We get routine feedback that our support services are very good.
Bill Aiton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Abas ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Just to let it take its course. The implementation for me once I became a part of my former organization was pretty seamless. Just get to know the basics and call the support team to ask questions if you need help on an issue, should they arise. They are ready, willing, and able to help!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Abas ERP

These other software packages all have strengths but for what we were looking for in one system, to handle most of our business processes, but also allow the flexibility to be customized (without the need to be placed on a "like to have" waiting list), ABAS gave us that ability, hands down.
Josh Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Of the comparable mid-range ERP systems, Dynamics SL competes at the lower end based on price, but also above the high-end based on flexibility, data, and reporting. Being able to stay with the same core accounting from a $100 million dollar company to a $3 billion dollar company shows the range of capabilities.
Jerry McLellan, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Abas ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.4
Based on 2 answers
Since the backbone of the database is MS SQLServer, the database can be easily scaled.
Mark Schrier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Abas ERP

  • Abas ERP has had positive impact on our overall business objectives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • More time is spent on manipulating reports which can and should be automated.
  • Lack of electronic invoicing process and other green technology features creates more cost on printing and storage costs.
  • The lack of a user friendly interface requires more training and a bigger learning curve for staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Abas ERP

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Microsoft Dynamics SL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Abas ERP
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4

Usability

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.8

Reliability and Availability

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.9

Performance

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Support Rating

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.5

Online Training

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Implementation Rating

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0

Scalability

Abas ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.4

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