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Likelihood to Recommend

Acumatica 5.0

I believe that Acumatica is very well suited for a distribution business. The features and functionalities such as multicurrency, stock transfer, and most especially the CRM platform are perfect for this kind of business model.On other the hand, we feel that Acumatica is weak on food service businesses like a restaurant. It lacks the features and functionalities to be able to measure the assembly of food computation based on certain ingredients.
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Infor VISUAL

The original version of Visual Manufacturing (Lilly Software) was intended for mechanical manufacturing. It was adapted at our facility (we were not the first) to accomodate electronic manufacturing. For electronic manufacturing process control it is not ideal when referencing in-line or custom processes used to build product. For material control it is excellent unless a modification to a standard product is required (and we did this on 60% of product going out the door). The co-product feature that removes material from an assembly requires the creator of the work order to calculate the percentage of cost the removed items are from the completed product. On the business operations side regional tax reports were difficult to extract and an external module to go into the data base and extract that had to be created.The system itself was stable for the most part. Occasional "data collisions" corrupted transactions at times. The accounting procedures in place found them by the end of the month .where they were corrected.For a small business with less formal processes Infor Visual can be used with little training for the operators. If the processes need a higher level of accountability and control the processes can be formalized with workflow scripts to ensure that higher level of control.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Infor VISUAL
Pay calculation
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Benefit plan administration
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Direct deposit files
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Salary revision and increment management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Reimbursement management
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Infor VISUAL

Customization

Acumatica 5.0
5.6
Infor VISUAL
API for custom integration
Acumatica 5.0
5.7
Infor VISUAL
Plug-ins
Acumatica 5.0
5.5
Infor VISUAL

Security

Acumatica 5.0
8.6
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Single sign-on capability
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Acumatica 5.0
8.3
Infor VISUAL
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Infor VISUAL
3.7
Dashboards
Acumatica 5.0
7.6
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Standard reports
Acumatica 5.0
7.8
Infor VISUAL
7.0
Custom reports
Acumatica 5.0
8.2
Infor VISUAL
2.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Infor VISUAL
7.3
Accounts payable
Acumatica 5.0
8.3
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Accounts receivable
Acumatica 5.0
7.6
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Global Financial Support
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
8.2
Infor VISUAL
7.0
Localizations
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Configurable Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Standardized Processes
Acumatica 5.0
7.6
Infor VISUAL
9.0

Inventory Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.4
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Inventory tracking
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Infor VISUAL
10.0
Automatic reordering
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Location management
Acumatica 5.0
8.7
Infor VISUAL
7.0
Manufacturing module
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
7.0

Order Management

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Infor VISUAL
7.0
Pricing
Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Infor VISUAL
6.0
Order entry
Acumatica 5.0
8.2
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Credit card processing
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Cost of goods sold
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
7.0
Order Orchestration
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Infor VISUAL
End-to-end order visibility
Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Infor VISUAL
7.0
Order exception Resolution
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL

Subledger and Financial Process

Acumatica 5.0
7.8
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Automated Invoice Processing
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Shared Services Payments
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Infor VISUAL
Billings Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Customer Receipt Applications
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Customer Collections
Acumatica 5.0
7.7
Infor VISUAL
Revenue Recognition
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Cash Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.8
Infor VISUAL
Asset Management
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Infor VISUAL
Travel & Expense Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Infor VISUAL
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Infor VISUAL
Period Close
Acumatica 5.0
7.7
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Transactions Tax
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL

Project Financial Management

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Infor VISUAL
7.2
Budgeting and Forecasting
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Infor VISUAL
Project Costing
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Cost Capture
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Capital Project Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Customer Invoicing
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Project Revenue Recognition
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Infor VISUAL
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
6.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Infor VISUAL
Real-time Financial Reporting
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Project Planning Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL

Project Execution Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Project Planning and Scheduling
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Project Manager Dashboard
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Resource Manager Dashboard
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Task Insight for Project Managers
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Team Member Task Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Talent Profiles
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Infor VISUAL
Real-Time Project Reporting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL

Grants Management

Acumatica 5.0
7.8
Infor VISUAL
Award Lifecycle Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Spending Control
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Indirect Cost Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Billing
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL

Procurement

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Infor VISUAL
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Sourcing Analysis
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Invoice Automated Matching
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Infor VISUAL
Supplier Assessment
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Supplier Management
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Infor VISUAL
Supplier Portal
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL

Logistics

Acumatica 5.0
7.8
Infor VISUAL
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Transportation Sourcing Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Trade Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Customs Entry Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Customs Document Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Customs Document Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Fulfillment Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Inventory Visibility
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL

Manufacturing

Acumatica 5.0
7.2
Infor VISUAL
5.8
Production Process Design
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Production Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Configuration Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Manufacturing Costs
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
8.0

Supply Chain

Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Forecasting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Inventory Planning
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL

Product Lifecycle Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Proposal Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL
Product Master Data Management
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Infor VISUAL
Vendor Portal
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Infor VISUAL
Project Portfolio Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Infor VISUAL

Pros

Acumatica 5.0

  • Since our sales team is spread all around the country, Acumatica being based in the cloud really helps us set up and access the platform in any location as long as there is an internet connection. This saves us time and money because there is no need to set up hardware, servers, and networks in order to access Acumatica.
  • The customization of dashboards and the creation of specific conditions to show a certain metric is what amazes us as we use Acumatica. To give an example, we wanted to track the new leads that are being generated by our sales team per month. We were able to capture the data by setting the parameters and added this report to management's dashboard.
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Infor VISUAL

  • Infor Visual has a standard way of addressing business operations: sales orders, invoicing, reporting. It is easy to train operators used to using a manual or other ERP system.
  • Material control is easy for production runs, R&D material lists and repairs. The process of receiving, issuing and returning material to inventory is facilitated by standard interfaces that are easily learned by material control operators.
  • Engineering changes to bills of material are facilitated by the "engineering Master" flexible editing capability. The version control for the BOM's can be as detailed or vague as the process designed dictates. One item of a BOM or the entire BOM can be changed quickly and approved for production that day.
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Cons

Acumatica 5.0

  • Email integration: Horribly clunky, requires users to share email password with Acumatica to allow use of outbound emails. Should be using a more secure method like access tokens.
  • Expense approval process: Once expense claims are approved, approvers (depending on role) can no longer see the approved/denied claims. Denial of claims requires a manual email/call to submitter instructing them to correct and resubmit the claim.
  • CRM: Allow for tracking of cases by the opportunity in addition to business accounts. This would allow for more accurate tracking of issues related to specific opportunities.
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Infor VISUAL

  • At times a "shadow part" is necessary in the manufacturing process. This shadow part does not require an inventory transaction but is made a as a separate process - sometimes out of sequence to the general process flow. Infor Visual ver 6.3.5 does not have that capability.
  • When generating forms for business and manufacturing operations Infor Visual ver 6.3.5 has a limited number of options. To change or add forms requires an unsupported editor. When the stock and custom options are depleted an outside programming module is required as well as programmers to develop the forms.
  • While free software upgrades to the main operations modules have been part of the maintenance agreement. One upgrade required database and hardware support not justifiable for the current business model. The system was frozen at the current version at that time.
  • There is no easy way to differentiate between engineering documentation and production documentation.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acumatica 5.0

Acumatica 5.0 9.0
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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Infor VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is unlikely that we would spend the money and time it takes to make a switch again in the near future.
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Usability

Acumatica 5.0

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Infor VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 2.0
Based on 1 answer
If you are not very computer literate, this is a difficult system to learn.
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Implementation

Acumatica 5.0

No score
No answers yet
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Infor VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Could have used more hands-on approach. There are multiple webinars and information sessions but until you actually use the system, these are not very helpful.
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Alternatives Considered

Acumatica 5.0

I liked the flexibility of Salesforce and the ability to customize look and feel with minimal development involvement. Email integration was smooth and seamless. However, Acumatica's ability to customize certain business processes to meet our particular day to day operational needs and account based fee as opposed to user based fees made it a better option for our organization.
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Infor VISUAL

SAP Business One was selected for the China Division for cost and ease of training reasons. It does not have the capabilities required for the main office accounting or product engineering. It also was not available at the time of Visual Manufacturing selection.Epicor Eclipse was not available at the time of Visual Manufacturing selection. It has many if the features lacking in Infor Visual and integrates better with SalesForce.com CRM. Epicor is one of the upgrade systems that are being considered.SAP ERP is a large piece of software that requires long planning, implementation and training cycles. Its complexity requires a large support contingent even in a cloud implementation.
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Return on Investment

Acumatica 5.0

  • Acumatica provides us with real-time reports on our entire business process by connecting our sales, delivery of services/product, and up to collection. Given this, we couldn't quantify the value of seeing a clearer picture of our business, thus we are able to make timely and accurate decisions.
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Infor VISUAL

  • I cannot comment on business impact.
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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

Infor VISUAL

General

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

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