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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Acumatica ranks higher in 12 feature sets: Payroll Management, Customization, Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management, Subledger and Financial Process, Project Financial Management, Grants Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Payroll Management

10.0

Acumatica

100%
8.5

Microsoft Dynamics SL

85%
Acumatica ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Customization

9.9

Acumatica

99%
6.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

60%
Acumatica ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.9
99%
6 Ratings
6.0
60%
6 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
6.0
60%
4 Ratings

Security

9.8

Acumatica

98%
7.3

Microsoft Dynamics SL

73%
Acumatica ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.9
99%
6 Ratings
7.4
74%
9 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.7
97%
10 Ratings
7.3
73%
8 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

9.3

Acumatica

93%
6.8

Microsoft Dynamics SL

68%
Acumatica ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

9.3
93%
6 Ratings
7.1
71%
5 Ratings

Standard reports

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
7.1
71%
9 Ratings

Custom reports

9.5
95%
7 Ratings
6.1
61%
9 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

9.5

Acumatica

95%
7.4

Microsoft Dynamics SL

74%
Acumatica ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

9.4
94%
9 Ratings
7.6
76%
10 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.3
93%
8 Ratings
6.0
60%
7 Ratings

Global Financial Support

9.9
99%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.4
94%
6 Ratings
6.6
66%
3 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

9.9
99%
6 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Localizations

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.4
94%
8 Ratings
7.4
74%
3 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

9.2
92%
8 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

9.2
92%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

9.7
97%
9 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Inventory Management

9.8

Acumatica

98%
4.3

Microsoft Dynamics SL

43%
Acumatica ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.9
99%
7 Ratings
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Automatic reordering

9.7
97%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Location management

9.8
98%
7 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Order Management

9.6

Acumatica

96%
6.7

Microsoft Dynamics SL

67%
Acumatica ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

9.5
95%
6 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Order entry

9.3
93%
6 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Credit card processing

9.4
94%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

9.4
94%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Order Orchestration

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

9.9
99%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Subledger and Financial Process

9.6

Acumatica

96%
5.8

Microsoft Dynamics SL

58%
Acumatica ranks higher in 14/14 features

Automated Invoice Processing

9.6
96%
6 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

9.4
94%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Billings Management

9.8
98%
5 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

9.7
97%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

9.4
94%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

9.8
98%
5 Ratings
3.1
31%
2 Ratings

Cash Management

9.7
97%
8 Ratings
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Asset Management

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

9.3
93%
5 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

9.7
97%
5 Ratings
6.3
63%
2 Ratings

Period Close

9.6
96%
7 Ratings
7.4
74%
3 Ratings

Transactions Tax

9.8
98%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

9.9

Acumatica

99%
4.7

Microsoft Dynamics SL

47%
Acumatica ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Project Costing

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Cost Capture

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Capital Project Management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Revenue Recognition

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
3.1
31%
2 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Execution Management

8.0

Acumatica

80%

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Acumatica ranks higher in 7/7 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Talent Profiles

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Grants Management

7.8

Acumatica

78%
6.3

Microsoft Dynamics SL

63%
Acumatica ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Spending Control

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Billing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Procurement

7.7

Acumatica

77%

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Acumatica ranks higher in 9/9 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

6.3
63%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Sourcing Analysis

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Bids Analyzed and Compared

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoice Automated Matching

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Assessment

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Portal

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Logistics

9.4

Acumatica

94%

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Acumatica ranks higher in 11/11 features

Transportation Planning and Optimization

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Sourcing Management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Process Integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Execution Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Trade Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Entry Management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Collaboration

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Fulfillment Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Visibility

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing

9.8

Acumatica

98%
6.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

60%
Acumatica ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

9.9
99%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Contracted Manufacturing Management

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Configuration Management

9.9
99%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Definition

9.8
98%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

9.8
98%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

9.7
97%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

9.9

Acumatica

99%
6.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

60%
Acumatica ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Planning

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

9.0

Acumatica

90%

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Acumatica ranks higher in 6/6 features

Ideation Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requirements Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Proposal Management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Master Data Management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor Portal

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Acumatica is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Acumatica

80%
11 Ratings
6.6

Microsoft Dynamics SL

66%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Acumatica

90%
1 Rating
5.4

Microsoft Dynamics SL

54%
8 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Acumatica

80%
1 Rating
1.8

Microsoft Dynamics SL

18%
6 Ratings

Availability

Acumatica

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

Microsoft Dynamics SL

99%
4 Ratings

Performance

Acumatica

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

10%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Acumatica

100%
1 Rating
9.5

Microsoft Dynamics SL

95%
8 Ratings

Online Training

Acumatica

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

10%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Acumatica

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

90%
8 Ratings

Product Scalability

Acumatica

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4

Microsoft Dynamics SL

14%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Acumatica

Acumatica is great for mid to large size organizations that need a fully integrated solution and many modules. The software is very robust and they are always adding more features and functionality to the product. So as your business grows the product does too. It's not like other ERP solutions that I've worked with that rarely improve.
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Microsoft

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.
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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
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Microsoft

  • 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&amp;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.
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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.
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Microsoft

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Acumatica

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Acumatica editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing is always consumption-based with no five-year lock-ins or termination penalties. We believe that everyone in your company needs up-to-date and accurate information to make the best decisions. That’s why we created an Acumatica ERP pricing structure that lets you add casual users, suppliers, and customers without paying for additional licenses. Your cost is based on the features and resources that you choose to utilize, not on the number of users who access the system. Get pricing tailored to your usage: An Acumatica partner will work with you to understand your specific requirements, determine the proper resources and modules for your company, and present you with an accurate price for your license. We provide you with the ability to deploy where you need, switch when you need, and never incur a fee for doing so.

    Microsoft Dynamics SL

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft Dynamics SL editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Acumatica

      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

      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

      Acumatica

      1- Its interface [is] easy to understand. 2- [The] help center is very supportive.
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      Microsoft

      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.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Acumatica

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      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 Rating

      Acumatica

      They support their customers with more tools like 1- Help center in every screen 2- Acumatica University [has] PDF books and videos 3- Contact with Acumatica team support through live chat, call, or create case
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      Microsoft

      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 Rating

      Acumatica

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      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

      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.
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      Microsoft

      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.
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      Scalability

      Acumatica

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      Since the backbone of the database is MS SQLServer, the database can be easily scaled.
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      Return on Investment

      Acumatica

      • Acumatica provides us with real-time reports on our entire business process by connecting our sales, delivery of services/product, and up to collection. Given this, we couldn't quantify the value of seeing a clearer picture of our business, thus we are able to make timely and accurate decisions.
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      Microsoft

      • 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.
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