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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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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

Customization

Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Lawson
2.5
API for custom integration
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Lawson
3.0
Plug-ins
Acumatica 5.0
Lawson
2.0

Security

Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Lawson
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Lawson
7.0
Single sign-on capability
Acumatica 5.0
Lawson
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Acumatica 5.0
6.7
Lawson
4.1
Dashboards
Acumatica 5.0
4.0
Lawson
3.0
Standard reports
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Lawson
3.2
Custom reports
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Lawson
6.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Acumatica 5.0
8.3
Lawson
6.3
Accounts payable
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
Lawson
5.0
Accounts receivable
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson
5.0
Global Financial Support
Acumatica 5.0
5.0
Lawson
Intercompany Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Lawson
Journals and Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
Lawson
Standardized Processes
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson

Inventory Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.5
Lawson
Inventory tracking
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Lawson
Location management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Lawson

Order Management

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

Subledger and Financial Process

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

Payroll Management

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

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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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 5.09.0
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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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I've worked as an administrator, functional consultant, implementer and end-user of 3 different ERP products (Lawson, Oracle eBusiness Suite, and ViewPoint). Lawson fits in the middle of this pack. Oracle is the most feature-rich of the bunch (and also the most complicated and labor-intensive). Viewpoint is on the low end of the spectrum there... It was a nice little product for a niche market (construction companies), but has the most limited functionality. Lawson fits the sweet spot we need for a company of our size.
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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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  • We've been a customer since the early 80's. Avoiding conversion has saved us an incalculable amount of money. Fortunately, Lawson has kept up enough to keep meeting our needs.
  • Having a self-service portal saves us internal FTEs in Human Resources and Accounting. Benefits enrollment alone likely saves us one Benefits Coordinator FTE alone.
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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