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Likelihood to Recommend

Acumatica 5.0

Fairly easy and intuitive user interface with common features throughout the platform makes it easy to train users new to the system. However, it requires a lot of dev customization with limited features that a power user/administrator can manipulate. Doesn't provide a very customized experience to the individual user. Seems that the best scenario is for companies that will use implementation and customization services to maximize the features of Acumatica.
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Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX is well suited for medium to smaller branch offices or operations where SAP products are not suitable due to lack of resources. It interfaces well with SAP for data configuration to have seamless transactions with our main ERP and BI teams, yet still allow smaller branch and satellite offices to do their job. For larger facilities (500 or more employees) we find Microsoft Dynamics AX to be limiting in features and robust role assignments as well as granular workflow to cover the entire operations in manufacturing and refining.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Pay calculation
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Benefit plan administration
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Direct deposit files
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Reimbursement management
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6

Customization

Acumatica 5.0
5.7
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
API for custom integration
Acumatica 5.0
5.8
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Plug-ins
Acumatica 5.0
5.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1

Security

Acumatica 5.0
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Single sign-on capability
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
Role-based user permissions
Acumatica 5.0
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Reporting & Analytics

Acumatica 5.0
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.4
Dashboards
Acumatica 5.0
7.2
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.3
Standard reports
Acumatica 5.0
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Custom reports
Acumatica 5.0
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Accounts payable
Acumatica 5.0
8.4
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Accounts receivable
Acumatica 5.0
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Global Financial Support
Acumatica 5.0
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Intercompany Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Localizations
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Journals and Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Enterprise Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Configurable Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Centralized Rules Framework
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.4
Standardized Processes
Acumatica 5.0
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1

Inventory Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.4
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Inventory tracking
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Automatic reordering
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Location management
Acumatica 5.0
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Manufacturing module
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.1

Order Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Pricing
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Order entry
Acumatica 5.0
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Credit card processing
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Cost of goods sold
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Order Orchestration
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
End-to-end order visibility
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Order exception Resolution
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2

Subledger and Financial Process

Acumatica 5.0
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Automated Invoice Processing
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Shared Services Payments
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Billings Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Customer Receipt Applications
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Customer Collections
Acumatica 5.0
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Revenue Recognition
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Cash Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.7
Asset Management
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Travel & Expense Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Period Close
Acumatica 5.0
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Transactions Tax
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Subledger Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8

Project Financial Management

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Project Costing
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Cost Capture
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.6
Capital Project Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8
Customer Invoicing
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.2
Customer Contract Compliance
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Project Revenue Recognition
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5
Project Financials Dashboard
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5
Real-time Financial Reporting
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Project Planning Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5

Project Execution Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Project Planning and Scheduling
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Project Manager Dashboard
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Resource Manager Dashboard
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Task Insight for Project Managers
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.7
Team Member Task Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.4
Talent Profiles
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.3
Project Candidate Search
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.7
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Defineable Resource Pools
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.7
Defineable Resource Pools
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Absence Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Product Lifecycle Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0

Grants Management

Acumatica 5.0
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Award Lifecycle Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Spending Control
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Indirect Cost Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
9.0
Billing
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5

Procurement

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Sourcing Analysis
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.7
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.7
Invoice Automated Matching
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Supplier Assessment
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Supplier Management
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Supplier Portal
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.8
Contract Authoring
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Contract Compliance Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Contract History
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.7
Contract Renewal Automation
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Contract Repository
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.7
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Electronic Signatures
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Spend Compliance Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0

Logistics

Acumatica 5.0
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.2
Transportation Sourcing Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.2
Trade Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.2
Customs Entry Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Customs Document Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Customs Document Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Fulfillment Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Inventory Visibility
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Transportation Process Integration
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.2
Transportation Execution Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.5
Freight Payment Automation
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.5
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Warehouse Workforce Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.8

Manufacturing

Acumatica 5.0
7.2
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Production Process Design
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Production Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Configuration Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Manufacturing Costs
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Work Definition
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Work Execution
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0

Supply Chain

Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8
Forecasting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Inventory Planning
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Performance Monitoring
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8

Product Lifecycle Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Proposal Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Product Master Data Management
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Vendor Portal
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0
Project Portfolio Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0
Ideation Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.5
Requirements Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.5
Innovation Portfolio Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0

Risk Management

Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Risk Repository
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Control Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Control Mapping
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Automated Control Assessments
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Assessment Capture
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Issue Detection
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Automatic Notification
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Remediation and Certification
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0

Pros

  • 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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  • Managing employees from Hiring to retiring. Through the HR module, a recruitment project could be initiated and followed through to receiving applications, conducting interviews, hiring and retiring.
  • Stock Management. Items can be managed to ensure that re-order levels are always updated. When re-order level is low, the Microsoft Dynamics Ax allows for a purchase request to be initiated on those items, goes through a workflow of approvals, a request for quote is sent to vendors and then a purchase order sent to chosen vendor.
  • Management of payroll system. Employees are created through the HR Module and set up for payroll. Any additional earnings or deduction are applied on the same employee's details to complete the pay structure and this is made possible through the inter module relations in Microsoft Dynamics.
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Cons

  • 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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  • MRP can be slow to adapt to changes in actual production or supply chain transactions.
  • Setting up number sequences seems a trivial matter, but these numbers ID transactions once they are in the ledger and are key--easy to miss this point in the implementation process.
  • Bank rec being easily automated and able to quickly plug into a bank back end to get data is not the best.
  • Payment processing can be 'clunky' based on checks, ACH, Wires...as some of these items are not triggered out of the box in AX, bur are easily added --talking ACH and Wires specifically.
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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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Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 4 answers
Microsoft Dynamics continues to evolve by bringing more functionality to the customer. Also there are several independent software providers that offer a wide range of solutions for vertical markets.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX9.0
Based on 1 answer
Dynamics AX MES is a good product, once deployed and stable, much easier to manage for the operationally than legacy systems.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 1 answer
Microsoft did a reasonably good job supporting the deployment efforts to multiple factories and ongoing stabilization. I don't think that MES was intended for the large enterprise volume and complexity levels our operations required.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX9.0
Based on 1 answer
It took a lot of work, but Microsoft ultimately did a good job with in-person training, including being onsite in multiple global locations for extended periods.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 1 answer
Our solution deviated from a number of key out-of-the-box standards that were included in Online training. We just used that for introduction to the general functionality.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX7.3
Based on 2 answers
Users in some cases were busy and not engaged, so those areas went slower. Configuration by the consultants was good, but at time complicated.
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Alternatives Considered

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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In all cases Dynamics proved to be a more affordable overall investment compared to Oracle and SAP as well as a less complicated implementation.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Microsoft Dynamics AX provided a net positive return on investment within 18 months of implementation
  • Productivity downtime was minimal (90 days or less) due to ease of use and excellent user training material provided
  • Overall business objective was achieved with Microsoft Dynamics AX is well suited within targeted time of two years
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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

Microsoft Dynamics AX

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