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Acumatica 5.0

10 Ratings

Acumatica 5.0

10 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

IFS Applications

11 Ratings
Score 6.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acumatica 5.0

As I have only used it in one business I can't say too much how relevant it would be for other types of business, eg Retail or Manufacturing. It doesn't appear to be specifically set up for ecommerce.

We wholesale products and it works well for that kind of business model.
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IFS Applications

Order to cash processes and scenario are implemented natively in IFS. An HR module exists for career management also (objectives, comportments, training, mobility) but may be improved in terms of workflow validation (e.g. training to validate by a manager) or reporting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Acumatica 5.0
7.0
IFS Applications
8.5
API for custom integration
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
IFS Applications
9.0
Plug-ins
Acumatica 5.0
IFS Applications
8.0

Security

Acumatica 5.0
7.0
IFS Applications
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Single sign-on capability
Acumatica 5.0
IFS Applications
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Acumatica 5.0
6.7
IFS Applications
8.0
Dashboards
Acumatica 5.0
4.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Standard reports
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
IFS Applications
9.0
Custom reports
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
IFS Applications
7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Acumatica 5.0
8.3
IFS Applications
7.4
Accounts payable
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Accounts receivable
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Global Financial Support
Acumatica 5.0
5.0
IFS Applications
Intercompany Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
IFS Applications
Journals and Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
IFS Applications
Standardized Processes
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
IFS Applications

Inventory Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.5
IFS Applications
8.0
Inventory tracking
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Location management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Automatic reordering
Acumatica 5.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Manufacturing module
Acumatica 5.0
IFS Applications
8.0

Order Management

Acumatica 5.0
9.3
IFS Applications
8.0
Pricing
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Order entry
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Cost of goods sold
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
IFS Applications
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
IFS Applications
Credit card processing
Acumatica 5.0
IFS Applications
8.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Acumatica 5.0
6.8
IFS Applications
Automated Invoice Processing
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
IFS Applications
Customer Collections
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
IFS Applications
Cash Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
IFS Applications
Period Close
Acumatica 5.0
6.0
IFS Applications

Pros

  • Generic Inquiries are a very easy way to create custom reports.
  • The automation schedules are useful, we use these for confirming of shipments, creating invoices and emailing them. Reduces workload.
  • Open for integration with other software. We find the ease of connection to MS PowerBI very useful.
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  • Interfaces of IFS are very powerful and varied, making it easier to integrate the tool in your Information System. Based on standard connectors like IFS connect, you can potentially exploit formatted mail flows to avoid or reduce manual work and automate your processes (e.g. auto creation of sales contracts based on a quote), with security mechanisms inside the tool to check consistency and formatting of data before storing it in your database. Other interfaces use standard PL/SQL packages and allow you, based on web services for example, to interact with an external CRM such as Salesforce, with standard PL/SQL API packages to call web services.
  • Reporting is easy with IFS and can be done in many ways : it can be either use the embedded Excel export feature. Secondly you can make use of Business Analytics feature to build complex states and feed dedicated views nightly in order not to impact your production environment while compiling and executing complex SQL statements. Thirdly, your users can make use of quick reports with a set of built-in tools, which are easy to use and learn, with no IT specialist needed, in order to be operational in an effective manner.
  • IFS is based on your organization matrix to efficiently ensure the correct access to the tool, which can be done via menus etc. You can easily adapt or fine tune permissions to work at high level or on very detailed level, and control rights access management depending on your organization matrix role.
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Cons

  • The CRM module is very basic.
  • There is no supplier remittance function.
  • The API is basic, our ecommerce integration has had to be built nearly from scratch.
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  • The speed of bug fixes should be improved by the IFS after sales teams. We saw the difference of responsiveness prior to Go Live and after Go Live, with a change of teams. IFS France is working on that point, and strategically wants to innovate by acting now with two other third-party companies in early 2017, to improve the after sales experience for customers.
  • There is no license model between the full licenses, which gives access to all IFS features, and the light licenses, to get access to a specific module like expense sheet. As a consequence, you must acquire a full access license for one team working only with a dedicated module (e.g. general ledger). Maybe an intermediate type license would be welcome to balance the budget. IFS tries to make prices competitive but you have to consider full upgrades of the product too, where requiring full licenses can be hard on the budget.
  • When you have an Active Directory ecosystem with a trust relationship, users from domain B can't natively access IFS, even if AD sync is in place with domain A. It's important to improve that functionality because many companies have a merge and acquisition context, with SOX constraints sometimes, and avoiding maintaining contacts or local accounts simplifies SOX compliance, or to management of accounts within the company.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acumatica 5.09.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very customisable and good value for money. It is also scalable for the future. The CRM and ecommerce integtration are the main downsides.
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Alternatives Considered

NetSuite is much more expensive and is difficult to customise or integrate.
SAP is a more complex and powerful system, but several times more expensive to implement and run.
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Microsoft AX, QAD (in continuation of our previous ERP), Sage X3 was an out of the box ERP that was part of initial RFP. We have chosen IFS based on the compromise between costs & budget, functionality, technical features, and feedback from similar customers that gave their feedback.The project manager team and qualification level of technical or consultant teams were differentiating factors too. Finally IFS application was named in the Gartner’s mid-market ERP Magic Quadrant, along with SAP, and helped us to finalize our choice
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Return on Investment

  • Time to match customer payments has decreased by approximately 30%.
  • Time to enter sales orders has decreased by approx 10%.
  • It has enabled up to easily access our system remotely, meaning we are able to be more flexible in our work.
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  • Reporting is now centralized and managed. Previously, reports were outside the information systems and there was a risk of incoherence.
  • Accounting controls are now in place on the overall processes, including production, which helped the company to reduce closing periods or to produce more easily official mandatory accounting files yearly.
  • Interfaces between the CRM forecast tool and IFS helped to keep the tools in sync, and to decrease the processing times prior to production launch.
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Pricing Details

Acumatica 5.0

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

IFS Applications

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