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Acumatica 5.0

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Acumatica 5.0

10 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Kepion Planning

2 Ratings
Score 8.6 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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Kepion Planning

The solution works extremely well for companies in complicated operations or with the ambition to forecast their operations on a driver based way or wanting to have the ability to create different scenarios based on external or internal drivers. It is a perfect piece of an existing analytical infrastructure (DWH/BI) lacking a planning solution on top.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Kepion Planning
API for custom integration
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Kepion Planning

Security

Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Kepion Planning
Role-based user permissions
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Kepion Planning

Reporting & Analytics

Acumatica 5.0
6.7
Kepion Planning
Dashboards
Acumatica 5.0
4.0
Kepion Planning
Standard reports
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Kepion Planning
Custom reports
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Kepion Planning

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Acumatica 5.0
8.3
Kepion Planning
Accounts payable
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
Kepion Planning
Accounts receivable
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Kepion Planning
Global Financial Support
Acumatica 5.0
5.0
Kepion Planning
Intercompany Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Kepion Planning
Journals and Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
Kepion Planning
Standardized Processes
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Kepion Planning

Inventory Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.5
Kepion Planning
Inventory tracking
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Kepion Planning
Location management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Kepion Planning

Order Management

Acumatica 5.0
9.3
Kepion Planning
Pricing
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
Kepion Planning
Order entry
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Kepion Planning
Cost of goods sold
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Kepion Planning
End-to-end order visibility
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
Kepion Planning

Subledger and Financial Process

Acumatica 5.0
6.8
Kepion Planning
Automated Invoice Processing
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Kepion Planning
Customer Collections
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Kepion Planning
Cash Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Kepion Planning
Period Close
Acumatica 5.0
6.0
Kepion Planning

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
7.7
Long-term financial planning
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
8.7
Financial budgeting
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
8.2
Forecasting
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
8.2
Scenario modeling
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
7.8
Management reporting
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
5.5

Consolidation and Close

Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
7.4
Financial data consolidation
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
6.8
Journal entries and reports
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
6.8
Multi-currency management
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
8.2
Intercompany Eliminations
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
7.3
Minority Ownership
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
6.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
7.8
Detailed Audit Trails
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
8.6

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
6.8
Financial Statement Reporting
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
7.6
Management Reporting
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
5.5
Excel-based Reporting
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
8.7
Automated board and financial reporting
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
6.8
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
5.5

Analytics

Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
6.4
Personalized dashboards
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
5.5
Color-coded scorecards
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
5.9
KPIs
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
5.9
Cost and profitability analysis
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
8.2
Key Performance Indicator setting
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
5.9
Benchmarking with external data
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
6.8

Integration

Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
8.4
Flat file integration
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
9.1
Excel data integration
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
8.7
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Acumatica 5.0
Kepion Planning
7.4

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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  • Customizable platform: Enables its users to handle just about any kind of budgeting scenarios tailored to each customer needs, whether based on drivers, allocations integrations with other systems (such as S&OP processes).
  • Easy integration with other systems: As data is stored within an MS SQL database it is very easy to integrate other applications with it for reporting, such as Tableau or PowerBI or from other downline systems such as S&OP.
  • Real-time: Enables the possibility to calculate bottom line results for all applications immediately allowing the possibility to calculate easily what-if scenarios.
  • Not stuck: within a single way of budgeting. as part of the beyond budgeting movement, companies have been creating a more driver-based high-level forecasting which is often a problem with specific budgeting systems that are locked within the P&L statement. Here you can make it as simple or as complicated as needed.
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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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  • Silverlight functionality is outdated which makes the front end solution a little bit old compared to latest UI. They will be tackling it in Q2 2018, but it leaves users wanting for more.
  • Reporting functionalities: Are not state of the art, we recommend users creating official reports within Kepion, but focusing on Tableau or PowerBI for reporting purposes as this is not and will never be Kepion strengths compared to the likes of Tableau.
  • Being customizable is great, however, the solution is not an out-of-the-box solution and does require a little integration to work. For smaller companies (under 5M USD) I would still recommend Excel.
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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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We are a Microsoft gold analytics partner. As such, we were looking for a Microsoft friendly solution which would fit into our analytics stack with Tableau on top. Kepion is a lightweight easy to use solution which integrates perfectly with the Microsoft framework. It is much easier to use and intuitive than the heavy Cognos and SAP/BO systems. However, if my existing infrastructure is Cognos, SAP or Oracle I would consider using that technology. For Microsoft SQL companies this is a great choice.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Kepion Planning8.2
Based on 2 answers
Uses the MS SSAS security functionalities to control access to who does what and then has a second layer with dashboards. It works very well in doing this with both AD and Azure capabilities for connections
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Data Integration

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Kepion Planning8.7
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As Kepion uses a Microsoft SQL Server it's very easy to integrate other tools into it. You can paste from Excel or import CSV manually. It is perfect to read data in or export data from the tool.
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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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Pricing Details

Acumatica 5.0

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Acumatica 5.0 Editions & Modules
Acumatica 5.0
Additional Pricing Details

Kepion Planning

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Kepion Planning Editions & Modules
Kepion Planning
On-premise Edition
On premise Install
$01
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SaaS Edition
Cloud Planning
$01
1. Contact Us
Additional Pricing Details
Please contact us at sales@kepion.com for more details.