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Score 8.5 out of 101
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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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Lawson

For a mid-sized company, it is a decent choice. Other ERP vendors will give you a better employee self-service portal. I'm assuming Lawson's price point is lower than those, however.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Lawson
5.2
Pay calculation
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Lawson
4.0
Benefit plan administration
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Lawson
5.0
Direct deposit files
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
6.0
Salary revision and increment management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
5.0
Reimbursement management
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Lawson
6.0

Customization

Acumatica 5.0
5.6
Lawson
4.3
API for custom integration
Acumatica 5.0
5.7
Lawson
4.5
Plug-ins
Acumatica 5.0
5.5
Lawson
4.0

Security

Acumatica 5.0
8.6
Lawson
8.0
Single sign-on capability
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Lawson
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Acumatica 5.0
8.3
Lawson
7.5

Reporting & Analytics

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Lawson
5.2
Dashboards
Acumatica 5.0
7.6
Lawson
4.5
Standard reports
Acumatica 5.0
7.8
Lawson
4.5
Custom reports
Acumatica 5.0
8.2
Lawson
6.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Lawson
7.2
Accounts payable
Acumatica 5.0
8.3
Lawson
6.5
Accounts receivable
Acumatica 5.0
7.6
Lawson
6.0
Global Financial Support
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Lawson
7.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
8.0
Intercompany Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
8.2
Lawson
7.0
Localizations
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Lawson
Enterprise Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
8.0
Configurable Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
7.0
Standardized Processes
Acumatica 5.0
7.6
Lawson
7.0

Inventory Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.4
Lawson
Inventory tracking
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Lawson
Automatic reordering
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
Location management
Acumatica 5.0
8.7
Lawson
Manufacturing module
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson

Order Management

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

Subledger and Financial Process

Acumatica 5.0
7.8
Lawson
7.3
Automated Invoice Processing
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Lawson
Shared Services Payments
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Lawson
Billings Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Lawson
Customer Receipt Applications
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
Customer Collections
Acumatica 5.0
7.7
Lawson
8.0
Revenue Recognition
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
7.0
Cash Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.8
Lawson
7.0
Asset Management
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Lawson
8.0
Travel & Expense Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Lawson
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Lawson
7.0
Period Close
Acumatica 5.0
7.7
Lawson
Transactions Tax
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Lawson
7.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
7.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Lawson
7.0

Project Financial Management

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Lawson
7.4
Budgeting and Forecasting
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Lawson
7.0
Project Costing
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Lawson
7.0
Cost Capture
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Lawson
8.0
Capital Project Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
7.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Lawson
Project Revenue Recognition
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Lawson
8.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
7.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Lawson
7.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Lawson
Embedded Business Intelligence
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
Project Planning Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson

Project Execution Management

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

Grants Management

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

Procurement

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

Logistics

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

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
Forecasting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
Inventory Planning
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson

Product Lifecycle Management

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

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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Lawson

  • Very stable product. Some of its weaknesses are also its strengths. The lack of web services seems to actually increase stability.
  • No software vendor in this space is perfect. Lawson does perform as advertised.
  • Again, a weakness of this (limited functionality) is a hidden strength as well. In software there is a complexity/feature tradeoff. Where Lawson lacks in features, it does give you a more simple setup for your organization.
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Cons

Acumatica 5.0

  • Most of our salespeople rely on their Mobile Phones to access Acumatica, and we feel that the Mobile App of Acumatica needs improvement. The functionalities are limited, therefore we need to access a desktop or laptop to create some entries.
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Lawson

  • Features. Would love to see better delivery of new regulatory reporting, for example the 1095C for benefits.
  • I haven't seen many advancements in the core product in quite awhile. Would like to see a refreshed look.
  • Like all software vendors, there is a current push to go cloud-based, which I find nauseating. This is not unique to Lawson... but neither are they exempt from it.
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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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Lawson

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Usability

Acumatica 5.0

No score
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Lawson

Lawson 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It meets most of the reporting requirements and ability to use the system easily. We like the simple interfaces for the users and ability to perform mass journal entry uploads. The Master data is easy to consume by users, including Chart of Accounts structure, Accounting Units, Cost Centers. The Activity based reporting feature is useful.
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Support

Acumatica 5.0

No score
No answers yet
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Lawson

Lawson 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The support is satisfactory, given the large user base of the product. We had no issues to meet our reporting deadlines with Lawson. The organizational support team internally are well trained and hence only on exceptional basis issues are escalated to Lawson support team. We had no negative experience so far with the support of Lawson.
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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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Lawson

We have used Lawson for over15 years. I'm not sure what products were reviewed when Lawson was implemented. We migrated from AS/400 to Lawson for most of our product verticals/geographies. Lawson is easier to use compared with other ERPs, perhaps due to the fact it has been used for many years and we have a well-matured user base.
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Return on Investment

Acumatica 5.0

  • Better communication and collaboration on customer accounts through the CRM.
  • Improved month-end close time and more up to date financial information.
  • Slow to implement has been frustrating for the team and has been more expensive than anticipated.
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Lawson

  • Lower cost of ownership.
  • Easier to train the users.
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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

Lawson

General

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

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