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Likelihood to Recommend

Acumatica

We work with clients from various fields and have not yet encountered cases where Acumatica is not suitable. It can be customized for any business. Some business-process a harder for customization but basically, everything is solvable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

For a small to mid-size business, MS Dynamics SL is effective. We are capable of managing our finances with a very low risk of error. We have worked with MS Dynamics for almost 15 years and have more than doubled the size of our business in that time with very few issues from the program. We have exponentially increased our revenue and reporting demands and have found SL to be very dependable and stable. The program does have the occasional glitch and those are sometimes outside of the realm of expertise of our IT department. SL support is excellent, but their timeliness is not as urgent as ours.
Pamela Dalton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
Pay calculation
Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
Benefit plan administration
Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Direct deposit files
Acumatica
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Acumatica
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Reimbursement management
Acumatica
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Customization

Acumatica
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
API for custom integration
Acumatica
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Plug-ins
Acumatica
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Security

Acumatica
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Single sign-on capability
Acumatica
9.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Acumatica
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8

Reporting & Analytics

Acumatica
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Dashboards
Acumatica
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.6
Standard reports
Acumatica
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.6
Custom reports
Acumatica
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Acumatica
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Accounts payable
Acumatica
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Accounts receivable
Acumatica
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Global Financial Support
Acumatica
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Acumatica
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Intercompany Accounting
Acumatica
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
Localizations
Acumatica
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Journals and Reconciliations
Acumatica
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Enterprise Accounting
Acumatica
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Configurable Accounting
Acumatica
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Acumatica
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Standardized Processes
Acumatica
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8

Inventory Management

Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
Inventory tracking
Acumatica
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Automatic reordering
Acumatica
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Location management
Acumatica
9.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Manufacturing module
Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Order Management

Acumatica
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Pricing
Acumatica
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Order entry
Acumatica
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Credit card processing
Acumatica
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Cost of goods sold
Acumatica
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Order Orchestration
Acumatica
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
End-to-end order visibility
Acumatica
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Acumatica
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Acumatica
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.6
Automated Invoice Processing
Acumatica
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.2
Shared Services Payments
Acumatica
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billings Management
Acumatica
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Acumatica
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Customer Collections
Acumatica
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Revenue Recognition
Acumatica
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Cash Management
Acumatica
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8
Asset Management
Acumatica
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1
Travel & Expense Management
Acumatica
8.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Acumatica
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
Period Close
Acumatica
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Transactions Tax
Acumatica
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Acumatica
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Project Financial Management

Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.6
Budgeting and Forecasting
Acumatica
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8
Project Costing
Acumatica
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
Cost Capture
Acumatica
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.2
Capital Project Management
Acumatica
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Acumatica
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Revenue Recognition
Acumatica
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Acumatica
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Project Financials Dashboard
Acumatica
9.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Acumatica
9.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Embedded Business Intelligence
Acumatica
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Planning Collaboration
Acumatica
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Project Execution Management

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

Grants Management

Acumatica
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Award Lifecycle Management
Acumatica
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Spending Control
Acumatica
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Indirect Cost Management
Acumatica
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Billing
Acumatica
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Procurement

Acumatica
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Acumatica
6.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Sourcing Analysis
Acumatica
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Acumatica
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Acumatica
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Invoice Automated Matching
Acumatica
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Acumatica
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Assessment
Acumatica
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Management
Acumatica
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Portal
Acumatica
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Logistics

Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Transportation Sourcing Management
Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Transportation Process Integration
Acumatica
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Transportation Execution Management
Acumatica
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Trade Management
Acumatica
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Customs Entry Management
Acumatica
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Customs Document Management
Acumatica
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Customs Document Collaboration
Acumatica
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Fulfillment Management
Acumatica
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Inventory Visibility
Acumatica
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Warehouse Workforce Management
Acumatica
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Manufacturing

Acumatica
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Production Process Design
Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supply Chain Business Flows
Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Production Management
Acumatica
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Acumatica
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Configuration Management
Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Work Definition
Acumatica
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Work Execution
Acumatica
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Advanced Fulfillment
Acumatica
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Manufacturing Costs
Acumatica
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Supply Chain

Acumatica
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Forecasting
Acumatica
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Inventory Planning
Acumatica
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Acumatica
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Performance Monitoring
Acumatica
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Product Lifecycle Management

Acumatica
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Ideation Management
Acumatica
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Requirements Management
Acumatica
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Proposal Management
Acumatica
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Product Master Data Management
Acumatica
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Vendor Portal
Acumatica
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Portfolio Management
Acumatica
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Pros

Acumatica

  • Expense reporting - enabled by a smartphone, you can image receipts and create claims quickly
  • Chart of accounts - being able to drill down in an expense category to see the individual claims that make up the total is helpful
  • Reporting - I appreciate the ability to pull a standard report and export to Excel quickly and easily
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Provides flexibility for complex project based cost accounting
  • Strong and flexible allocation processer for cost allocations, markups, and pricing
  • A "Flexible Billing" module under the project controller series that allows for multiple billing formats ranging from fixed price schedule of values, T&M or Cost Plus, and scheduled billing.
  • Flexible reporting with options using Crystal Reports, SSRS, a Quick Query tool, and ability to tie into MS Office tools such as MS Access and MS Excel
  • Tight integration with Financials, but also the ability to integrate with modules such as Sales Order, Inventory, and Field Service
  • Customization abilities ranging from a VBA (visual basic for application) foundation to allow customizing existing forms to the ability to use the SDK (Software Development Kit) to build more complex customizations that integrate with Dynamics SL.
John K. Hodge, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acumatica

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Reporting in the Project module is lacking functionality. I understand that most companies have specific needs when it comes to tracking project information but the standard reports are not good.
  • I would recommend a product like Management Reporter that is for Projects only. Project Reporter should allow users to pull in all Project related data into reports.
  • Fixing suspended batches. Obviously all of us users have experienced this mess. SL knows what needs to be corrected and there could be some step by step fixes in a separate repair module to do the steps we do in Query Analyzer.
Jeffrey Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acumatica

Acumatica 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.
Justin Leflaive | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 5.4
Based on 8 answers
Unfortunately, Dynamics' lack of ability to smoothly integrate with our CRM system is causing us to look at other solutions. The efficiencies that we gain by using Dynamics for our day to day accounting are lost in the constant headaches of getting sales quotes to import properly into the system for invoicing. Another major issue for us has been budgeting and reporting. We currently do all of our budgeting and board reporting in Excel, which is too time consuming and inefficient, especially when a system as robust as Dynamics should easily be able to handle this relatively simple task.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acumatica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.8
Based on 6 answers
I rate it a 10 because we have removed the fields we don't need so users can really crank the data into the system. The software was designed for the professional services firm in mind but does a tremendous job for construction firms and "blended" companies that are both distribution firms but project centric as well. Perhaps they drop ship inventory to a project where their employees or subs need to work on a project for example.
Jack Boyer, MCP, CPA (Inactive) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Acumatica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.9
Based on 2 answers
We have had only one unplanned outage for 2 hours in the last 30 months. We shut down for 30 min to 1 hour once a month, but that is for Microsoft OS updates to the servers. Being a 24/7 world wide operation, the reliability is really important. We do get an 8 hour window on the weekend that we can be down for a short period to install Microsoft Dynamics SL updates, but we do not have many of those. On our last version upgrade, we shut the users out at 9:30 am and were fully operational in less than 6 hours. The upgrade was New SQL server, New SL server and 2 new Citrix servers.
Mark Schrier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acumatica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Support is only used when needed, so unfortunately ,they get all the odd issues. It's a difficult business, but Microsoft and our firm do a great job of meeting customer needs. We get routine feedback that our support services are very good.
Bill Aiton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Acumatica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Just to let it take its course. The implementation for me once I became a part of my former organization was pretty seamless. Just get to know the basics and call the support team to ask questions if you need help on an issue, should they arise. They are ready, willing, and able to help!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acumatica

Acumatica trumps over QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions in many ways. First, Acumatica being in the cloud has given us agility in accessing the platform anywhere and anytime. Second, the dashboard creation feature of Acumatica has given us the ability to customize each dashboard of each of our employees. Lastly, the CRM solution of Acumatica enables us to track, manage, and monitor our sales team.
Parker Ong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Of the comparable mid-range ERP systems, Dynamics SL competes at the lower end based on price, but also above the high-end based on flexibility, data, and reporting. Being able to stay with the same core accounting from a $100 million dollar company to a $3 billion dollar company shows the range of capabilities.
Jerry McLellan, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Acumatica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.4
Based on 2 answers
Since the backbone of the database is MS SQLServer, the database can be easily scaled.
Mark Schrier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acumatica

  • Acumatica has saved us so much time, previously having multiple disparate systems for handling our many processes. Now we have one fully integrated system saving us time and money.
Nicole Ronchetti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • More time is spent on manipulating reports which can and should be automated.
  • Lack of electronic invoicing process and other green technology features creates more cost on printing and storage costs.
  • The lack of a user friendly interface requires more training and a bigger learning curve for staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Acumatica

General

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

Microsoft Dynamics SL

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acumatica
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3

Likelihood to Renew

Acumatica
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4

Usability

Acumatica
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.8

Reliability and Availability

Acumatica
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.9

Performance

Acumatica
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Support Rating

Acumatica
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.5

Online Training

Acumatica
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Implementation Rating

Acumatica
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0

Scalability

Acumatica
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.4

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