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Score 8.4 out of 100
208 Ratings
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Accounting Power ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Customization, Security

Customization

4.0

Accounting Power

40%
8.5

Microsoft Dynamics GP

85%
Microsoft Dynamics GP ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

4.0
40%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
23 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
18 Ratings

Security

9.5

Accounting Power

95%
10.0

Microsoft Dynamics GP

100%
Microsoft Dynamics GP ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
28 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
35 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
7.3

Microsoft Dynamics GP

73%
Microsoft Dynamics GP ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
24 Ratings

Custom reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
34 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
34 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.5

Accounting Power

85%
7.6

Microsoft Dynamics GP

76%
Microsoft Dynamics GP ranks higher in 16/21 features

Accounts payable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
40 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
31 Ratings

Cash management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
31 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
36 Ratings

Expense management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
26 Ratings

Multi-division support

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
24 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
21 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
14 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.2
52%
12 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
24 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
16 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
10 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
10 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
11 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
6 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
17 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
15 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
10 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
13 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
13 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Payroll Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

Microsoft Dynamics GP

84%
Microsoft Dynamics GP ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
15 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
15 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
14 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
13 Ratings

Inventory Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

Microsoft Dynamics GP

76%
Microsoft Dynamics GP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
21 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
16 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
12 Ratings

Order Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.8

Microsoft Dynamics GP

68%
Microsoft Dynamics GP ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
15 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
18 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
10 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
21 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
6 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
8 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Power is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Accounting Power

90%
1 Rating
7.5

Microsoft Dynamics GP

75%
49 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating
9.9

Microsoft Dynamics GP

99%
7 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating
7.0

Microsoft Dynamics GP

70%
5 Ratings

Availability

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Dynamics GP

100%
4 Ratings

Performance

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Microsoft Dynamics GP

70%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Accounting Power

70%
1 Rating
5.0

Microsoft Dynamics GP

50%
7 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
1 Rating
8.2

Microsoft Dynamics GP

82%
6 Ratings

Product Scalability

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Microsoft Dynamics GP

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountantsWorld

Retail, professional services, non-manufacturing, or non-inventory-based clients are a great fit.
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Microsoft

A large company where users have one function- for instance, where someone only receives or works in payables. That minimizes the number of windows they need. A smaller company where one user does multiple functions will require a lot more training and user knowledge to navigate, and it makes it harder to secure users. You also have to understand that GP started life as Great Plains, designed for accountants. The other modules were added on after Microsoft bought Great Plains, which means that modules like Manufacturing are red-headed step children with much smaller support ecosystems. So, if you're starting fresh, you may want to look at something built for the mobile world. D365 and Business Central are a lot more money, buggy, and hard to customize and essentially still vaporware. Microsoft is heavily investing there, leading to the previously mentioned question about the future of GP. If I was starting today I would be hard pressed to justify jumping into GP in a world where Salesforce ties in with so many programs. GP has MRP but it is limited so it's hard to justify a manufacturer starting with GP today.
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Pros

AccountantsWorld

  • Simple layout
  • Logical menu and format
  • Flexibility in designing reports
  • Department/location accounting
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Microsoft

  • User friendly interface
  • Able to be extended into multiple areas of your business
  • One feature we have been using for a few years is EFT for payables - it has significantly reduced the time spent paying vendors and reduced our check printing and mailing costs. It is very easy to setup and use.
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Cons

AccountantsWorld

  • CPA firm's client interface for delivery of bills to pay
  • Better ACH payment options for bill payment
  • Additional layer of department/location allocation
  • Invoicing option in mobile app
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Microsoft

  • With respect to the allocations, once the expense is entered into the allocation account, you lose the ability to run any detail on just the total of the expense. It would be nice if you could run a trial balance on the allocation accounts the same way you can with regular accounts.
  • I've always thought security set up could be a bit simpler. It actually has gotten better through the years. Specifically, with eight separate entities, it would be nice to have a "master" setup where you could call up one group entity, assign the users rights, and then be finished. Currently, whenever I have a new user, I have to call up each individual entity and select all of the features I want the user to have. That means I have to do eight steps for each user.
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Pricing Details

Accounting Power

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Accounting Power editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Microsoft Dynamics GP

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft Dynamics GP editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      AccountantsWorld

      I do not see a good alternative in the market
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      Microsoft

      Due the economic challenges that Puerto Rico is having, the company has had to merge some companies in order to be more efficient. It has been easy in GP to process those merges, even thought we had to spend days to accomplish that the process was smooth and accurate. In addition we were able to streamline the purchasing and sales process and the organization is confident to keep renewing GP for the future versions.
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      Usability

      AccountantsWorld

      It provides everything one needs for accounting services and then some at a price point that makes it very affordable.
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      Microsoft

      Though it is a basic accounting package, I believe some users do not find the old style menus and navigation options intuitive. There is also a great lack of training resources in the market, so users have to learn the product without guidance a lot, resulting in inefficient workflows and misuse or misunderstanding of many features.
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      Support Rating

      AccountantsWorld

      Needs some work. Support staff seem to be computer people, not accountants or users of the system. Their answers sometimes seem short and computer-based. Not answered in a way that says, "I have thought through this and here is what I see to do."
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      Microsoft

      The rating is directed to the thrid party serive provider that we use. I do not now how good the Microsoft direct support is.
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      Implementation Rating

      AccountantsWorld

      Seek out others who have done it and learn from them.
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      Microsoft

      Basically the challenge with this implementation was the Business Portal, too many errors and even the aplication is up and running the users are still having issues. We will start planning the migraton to GP 2015 soon.
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      Alternatives Considered

      AccountantsWorld

      I find Accounting Power to have more flexibility, power, and reporting capability than QuickBooks Online with a simpler interface.
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      Microsoft

      I come from a strong background of using SAP. SAP doesn't have the flexibility of GP, an example would be SAP doesn't allow core mods, if they catch you, you lose support. Microsoft doesn't really care about mods, but they will be quick to have the vendor you used support your issue if it is caused by those mods. With SAP your company adapts to the software, where with GP you adapt the software to you.
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      Scalability

      AccountantsWorld

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      The functionality that GP and related ISV solutions offer and the ease of integration of GP to other systems makes it an extremely scalable solution
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      Return on Investment

      AccountantsWorld

      • Allowed for standardized processes
      • Improved efficiency in disbursement processing
      • Bank feed is easily broken
      • ACH payment options are not well established
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      Microsoft

      • Microsoft Dynamics GP allows my clients to move from a paper or spreadsheet based company to an integrated, electronic, streamlined business. I love being able to help clients gain efficiencies through the use of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
      • Microsoft Dynamics GP allows for better customer service because everything is at our fingertips. If someone calls questioning an invoice, we can easily look it up. If someone calls stating they paid an invoice with a certain check number, we can quickly run a query to find that particular check number to see where it was applied.
      • Having everything on a single platform provides ease of use for upgrades, backups and end user training. There is only one software to learn!
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