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Acumatica 5.0

10 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Microsoft Dynamics SL

49 Ratings
Score 6.9 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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Microsoft Dynamics SL

In the service series, there is a weakness in applying revenue recognition concepts which are a strong point of the project series. It is difficult to get a period sensitive WIP that could be recreated at any time for a point in time (fiscal period).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
API for custom integration
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Plug-ins
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.6

Security

Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Single sign-on capability
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Reporting & Analytics

Acumatica 5.0
6.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.9
Dashboards
Acumatica 5.0
4.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.8
Standard reports
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Custom reports
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Acumatica 5.0
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.6
Accounts payable
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Accounts receivable
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Global Financial Support
Acumatica 5.0
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Intercompany Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Standardized Processes
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Localizations
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Enterprise Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Configurable Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Inventory Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
Inventory tracking
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Location management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Manufacturing module
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Order Management

Acumatica 5.0
9.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Pricing
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Order entry
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Cost of goods sold
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Credit card processing
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Order exception Resolution
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Acumatica 5.0
6.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Automated Invoice Processing
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Customer Collections
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Cash Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Period Close
Acumatica 5.0
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Shared Services Payments
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billings Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Revenue Recognition
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Asset Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Travel & Expense Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Transactions Tax
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Payroll Management

Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
Pay calculation
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
Direct deposit files
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Reimbursement management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Project Financial Management

Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.7
Budgeting and Forecasting
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Project Costing
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Cost Capture
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Customer Invoicing
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0

Grants Management

Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Award Lifecycle Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Spending Control
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billing
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Manufacturing

Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Production Management
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Supply Chain

Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Inventory Planning
Acumatica 5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
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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  • Easy to create debits and credits to applicable accounts.
  • Easy to keep track of payments, which can be seen on the easy to access Aging report.
  • Easy top view line items of each transaction made to each account
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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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  • The Cash manager account reconciliation process is very cumbersome.
  • General Ledger transaction drill down should expand to all modules. Currently it is available to only AP and AR.
  • Purchase order Receipt batch numbers must be consistent between General Ledger in Inventory. Assigning two different batch numbers to the same transaction is ridiculous. Microsoft took the easy way out of this issue creating a tracking nightmare for purchase receipts
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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 SL5.4
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.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics SL1.8
Based on 6 answers
It takes some getting used to, especially if you aren't very technologically savvy. But I promise, it is definitely easy to manage once you've gotten used to it.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics SL9.9
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.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics SL9.5
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.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics SL9.0
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!
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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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SL is lacking in various places for a direct sales type of company plan. Currently, we are looking into other options and have decided on Microsoft Dynamics AX as a solution. The move to AX will allow us to keep ordering in one system instead of two (right now we are forcing SL and another program to speak to each other = Giant mess), and it will also be a better springboard for getting us into a mobile app position with our consultants. Unfortunately, years of SL in this environment has not proven to be a good solution at this time, and we are moving in a different direction
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
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Microsoft Dynamics SL1.4
Based on 2 answers
Since the backbone of the database is MS SQLServer, the database can be easily scaled.
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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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  • With the switch to SL 2011 and the use of the Business Portal or APPS we were able to eliminate employee time and effort to data enter what we need for project management. We have been able to drop that admin time by roughly 3 FTEs corporate wide one of which was a full time accounting professional.
  • Training time on this product has been streamlined with out of the box functionality. We get better use and greater consistence of data within the structure that we put in place, from drop down lists to tables restricting data entry to what we want to measure. Overall with the uploading of data from 1975 we have a full scope of project information to review as needed in this product. You cannot ask for more than that.
  • Data structure is so strong within this product that when we need to pull it out into Excel we know exactly where it lies and how to access. IF we were ever to migrate to some other software, we know what we need and where it is. But since we have been on this product since 1999, I think we will stay.
  • Microsoft Dynamics SL has a fantastic USER GROUP that allows me to connect with others in the industry to learn from them and share what I know. I am a strong believer in this power and this product offers just what I need in user group meetings.
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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 SL

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