Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acumatica
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Acumatica delivers a set of cloud-based business software applications with dashboards, reporting tools, integrated document management, centralized security, and customization tools.
$1,000
per year
SAP Business One
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
SAP Business One is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and medium-sized businesses, The product encompasses functionality around sales, customer relationships, inventory, operations, financials and human resources.
$99
per month
Pricing
AcumaticaSAP Business One
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Limited
$99.00
per month
Starter
$110.00
per month
Pro
$132.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcumaticaSAP Business One
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is always consumption-based with no five-year lock-ins or termination penalties. The Acumatica ERP pricing structure allows adding casual users, suppliers, and customers without paying for additional licenses. The cost is based on the features and resources utilized, not on the number of users who access the system. An Acumatica partner works with users to understand specific requirements, determine the proper resources and modules for the company, and presents a price for the license.
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Community Pulse
AcumaticaSAP Business One
Considered Both Products
Acumatica
Chose Acumatica
I worked for a partner that sold SAP Business One and ByDesign. The very best thing I would say about Acumatica compared to those platforms is the support team. I have not seen a level of support that is actually able to resolve very difficult issues. Especially when they are …
Chose Acumatica
Ultimately this was the one that I chose. I just thought that it was the perfect blend of affordability, customization, and convenience.
Chose Acumatica
Head and shoulders above them. Acumatica is flexible and that is important for our growing business group. The pricing for Acumatica is affordable and reasonable. We love the support from Acumatica as well. The training and community support is overwhelmingly great.
Chose Acumatica
Much more easy to use and more cost effective. Seemed to be a better support network through Acumatica University and our VAR. In general, the look and feel was much better also.
Chose Acumatica
They end user experience is where Acumatica really shines, along with the customization ability and additional app connection ease.
Chose Acumatica
Acumatica has proven to be a more sophisticated product than B1 in many ways, and is much more in touch with the needs of todays businesses.
Chose Acumatica
ACU is far and away a better ERP solution. SAP does a great job at saying what they can do and develop but ACU does what they say to help improve the product. The UI is much prettier and configurable and you can see you data how you want to
Chose Acumatica
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.
SAP Business One

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AcumaticaSAP Business One
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
58 Ratings
16% above category average
SAP Business One
10.0
9 Ratings
32% above category average
Pay calculation7.850 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.135 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.747 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
164 Ratings
14% above category average
SAP Business One
5.3
35 Ratings
31% below category average
API for custom integration8.5152 Ratings4.233 Ratings
Plug-ins8.3148 Ratings6.533 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
203 Ratings
5% above category average
SAP Business One
7.1
39 Ratings
14% below category average
Single sign-on capability8.8164 Ratings7.032 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.4200 Ratings7.239 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
209 Ratings
17% above category average
SAP Business One
6.4
40 Ratings
9% below category average
Dashboards8.5197 Ratings4.736 Ratings
Standard reports8.0206 Ratings6.540 Ratings
Custom reports8.4201 Ratings8.036 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
432 Ratings
14% above category average
SAP Business One
5.1
41 Ratings
40% below category average
Accounts payable8.7421 Ratings7.841 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.6329 Ratings7.840 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.1115 Ratings7.026 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.5166 Ratings7.026 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.7315 Ratings6.733 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.5191 Ratings6.431 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.6206 Ratings7.036 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
262 Ratings
8% above category average
SAP Business One
7.4
40 Ratings
6% below category average
Inventory tracking8.3258 Ratings6.340 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.6109 Ratings8.028 Ratings
Location management8.6141 Ratings7.237 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
270 Ratings
12% above category average
SAP Business One
6.4
38 Ratings
19% below category average
Pricing8.2236 Ratings7.237 Ratings
Order entry8.7242 Ratings7.238 Ratings
Credit card processing8.5165 Ratings8.522 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.2226 Ratings7.238 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.0108 Ratings7.030 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
301 Ratings
17% above category average
SAP Business One
5.9
34 Ratings
23% below category average
Billing Management8.6171 Ratings6.129 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.6278 Ratings3.226 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.7124 Ratings8.821 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.7128 Ratings2.125 Ratings
Period Close8.7182 Ratings8.031 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.9
4 Ratings
26% above category average
SAP Business One
7.0
19 Ratings
8% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting9.64 Ratings7.017 Ratings
Project Costing9.93 Ratings7.016 Ratings
Cost Capture9.93 Ratings7.016 Ratings
Capital Project Management10.02 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance10.02 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition9.93 Ratings6.116 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.1
90 Ratings
17% above category average
SAP Business One
8.9
15 Ratings
26% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling8.183 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers8.480 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality8.168 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools8.044 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.2
32 Ratings
8% above category average
SAP Business One
7.7
15 Ratings
2% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management8.632 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.7
170 Ratings
10% above category average
SAP Business One
8.1
16 Ratings
15% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.448 Ratings9.310 Ratings
Contract Authoring8.731 Ratings7.511 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated8.1140 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Supplier Management8.173 Ratings7.012 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings8.69 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
49 Ratings
29% above category average
SAP Business One
8.0
8 Ratings
21% above category average
Risk Repository8.637 Ratings8.36 Ratings
Control Management8.741 Ratings8.97 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.738 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Issue Detection8.740 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Remediation and Certification8.633 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
69 Ratings
24% above category average
SAP Business One
6.9
20 Ratings
1% above category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization7.250 Ratings6.113 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management7.947 Ratings6.111 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.339 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.255 Ratings6.916 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management7.751 Ratings6.213 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
77 Ratings
16% above category average
SAP Business One
8.3
19 Ratings
10% above category average
Production Process Design7.963 Ratings8.217 Ratings
Production Management8.170 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Configuration Management8.365 Ratings7.613 Ratings
Work Execution8.556 Ratings8.215 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.967 Ratings8.215 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
89 Ratings
14% above category average
SAP Business One
6.4
23 Ratings
12% below category average
Forecasting7.577 Ratings6.222 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.882 Ratings6.223 Ratings
Performance Monitoring7.873 Ratings6.017 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
50 Ratings
18% above category average
SAP Business One
9.0
15 Ratings
21% above category average
Proposal Management8.741 Ratings6.012 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.348 Ratings7.013 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcumaticaSAP Business One
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(479 ratings)
7.5
(46 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(26 ratings)
4.6
(9 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(19 ratings)
7.1
(11 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(14 ratings)
9.0
(11 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.6
(2 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.8
(8 ratings)
2.9
(24 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcumaticaSAP Business One
Likelihood to Recommend
Acumatica
I'm so new to it. I mean it has a lot of capabilities. So I'm used to working with Infor products, so I'm used to large ERP systems and I haven't seen anything that makes me question Acumatica. It seems like I can customize anything and have the system to do what I need. So I mean that's one advantage point why we selected Acumatica is because it can be tailored to our business and to what we need and the way we want to do it
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SAP
SAP Business One would be more useful if it contained tools to acommodate the growing need of online sales. A more complete shipping module which handles tracking numbers with the common couriers would be great. A built in warehouse management system would be great designed to be used with barcode scanners
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Pros
Acumatica
  • Streamlines our processes and simplifies our systems. Previously, we had to manage two software systems to handle an order and get it out the door with proper shipping documentation. Now, we were able to deploy the shipping document creation inline with the sales order process and streamline our process. This allows us to save about $3K a year just on time savings alone (in creating shipping documentation). This was a nice win for us for this project.
  • Financial Reporting is simplified and flexible for our needs. We are estimating a time savings of around $14.5K per year in time spent creating reports through manual manipulation. The reporting capabilities are much more flexible and allow for greater visibility than our previous ERP.
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SAP
  • SAP Business One is more suitable for small and medium scale enterprises
  • SAP Business One is : analytics, mobile technologies, cloud technologies
  • SAP Business One has exceptional performance in handling business functions such as purchasing and operations and customer relationship management
  • An important key features of SAP Business One is Reporting and Analytics.
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Cons
Acumatica
  • Manufacturing suite. You have all the time. So for the Manufacturing edition, you're able to have negative issues that are unlimited and are not balanced into a job that needs to be improved. The mobile app itself for warehouse picking and management sets the default item to one. This is not how most warehouses that I've ever worked at operate. Bomb hierarchy and respectful of child elements. These are nitty gritty elements, but these are kind of down-and-dirty items that need to improve. But overall it's pretty good.
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SAP
  • Following a bench mark process - this seems contradicting to flexibility however we have wished we could follow more of an industry benchmark. Our challenge as a small company has been knowing how to properly use the system. We have discovered that we have set up the system wrong based and are using it improperly which has cause a lot work to correct.
  • Better live reporting options - current we are on prem SQL. Yes SAP is moving to HANA however smaller companies like ourselves are not ready for that. We need to be able to maintain our existing SQL DB. We also have a demand for live BI Reporting. It has been difficult to do this with our current set up.
  • Error handling - have found it very difficult to troubleshoot. Errors are not always clear and answers are hard to find.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acumatica
We aren’t going to switch at this point! It’s a great system and we are looking forward to realizing the full potential of the system once we can find a VAR who has a bench that can support us.
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SAP
As I said before, it is a first level tool, well developed, and with very strong development support, although the learning curve, its implementation, the cost-benefit ratio, the price and the user experience is not the most suitable for small and medium-sized companies. It is a company with extensive experience, market positioning, technical support and expanded use
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Usability
Acumatica
Most "things" are intuitive which makes the software nice. A few other "things" make no sense and come from a programmers mind, not a users experience.
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SAP
I would like to give 8 out of 10 rating for SAP Business One because SAP Business One is a good choice for the mostly used business management solutions for the small and medium-sized companies. SAP Business One can help in optimizing the existing business process and enables streamline business processes for the daily activities for all users across the entire organization. The importance realization of SAP Business One implementation is based on the selection of the good reputation partner and its approach for the entire implementation. SAP Business One is a user-friendly and easy to use Enterprise system that the organization can benefit its features and functionalities by utilizing it.
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Reliability and Availability
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
SAP
The SAP Business One software is up and running every time
you need it as it was planned. In more than 6 years that we have been
using the product, it has never been unavailable and if it ever was, it was because of a planned maintenance window scheduled in the company.
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Performance
Acumatica
there have been some performance issues
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SAP
SAP Business One performance depends mostly on the speed of your internal servers, should you have the solution on premise as we do. Sometimes the system tends to be a little slower for some users when others are executing really big reports of performing some batch loads, but generally, the performance is acceptable to all the users.
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Support Rating
Acumatica
We used Acumatica Support directly for the first year or so. Overall it's pretty good, but sometimes the support staff wasn't educated on the customizations we had, nor was I as the Customer as I couldn't remember which things were customized and which things were out of the box, so when there was an error, there were some misunderstandings.
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SAP
I rate my experience with SAP Business One's support team as excellent (10). They are easy to contact and effortless to work with on any issue or concern. I like the support SAP provides for any of their products. SAP has a great backing and I would recommend them to any of my colleagues.
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In-Person Training
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
SAP
The training I get was a consultant level training, so it's basically a 6 weeks training covering every aspect and every module of the system. It covered most common use cases and exercise training so you can get along with the software, as well as examples so there culd be a better understanding.
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Online Training
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
SAP
Over the past two years SAP has added a great deal of new SAP Business One on-line training for version 9.0 and 9.1. Most of the training is very strong, but some is difficult to understand and follow. Additionally, SAP still has a few holes in their on-line training around Production, Bill-of-Materials, MRP and Service.
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Implementation Rating
Acumatica
I'd say the partner selection is critically important. I think the software is very easy to implement. It's very customizable to your business. Finding a partner that will work with you to understand your business and your needs is the critical piece to make sure that the system goes along with it.
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SAP
These implementations are not easy. Even a standard implementation can be difficult. With a never-been-done-before implementation, the implementation team and the user team need to be thorough with planning, make a decision on key points, and stick to them before any design happens. Our biggest challenge was not from StellarOne, rather it was from the mid-implementation decisions from our internal team. StellarOne did a great job warning us, implementing our decision, and then helping us adjust our SAP to handle the new direction we took.
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Alternatives Considered
Acumatica
Well, we decided to go with Acumatica and I believe it was a really good decision. The VAR was a big part of that as well because of their insights and knowledge, but I just felt Acumatica was the right fit for us in size and it had the capabilities we needed, but it also wasn't overkill.
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SAP
SAP provides the most robust solution, with modules available for all department managers and even options for customization according to the company's special needs. We especially used the Crystal reports options to provide reports for each module. Overall, even if it's not the least expensive option, it has the best value for money.
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Scalability
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
SAP
For most small businesses, the only way you outgrow SAP Business One is if the nature of your business changes radically. Going from 1 to 50 users is quite easy with SAP B1. Going beyond 50 may require moving to the Hana SAP B1 platform to maintain or improve performance, but the path is there.
Add-ons to SAP B1 can also be added as specific needs are encountered that are not closely met by the standard product. These may be required early in the product life because of the nature of your business, or as you expand the use of SAP B1.
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Return on Investment
Acumatica
  • Definitely positive because we're able to give data to the end users much quicker. Were they able to make more accurate and timely financial decisions and kind of know where they're at, and how much money do I have left to spend for the month? Things like that. And our CFO is able to utilize the data more quickly.
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SAP
  • Employee efficiency has definitely increased with SAP Business One. This is attributed in a lot of ways to information visibility. Our employees are able to gather the data they need, quickly, and effectively.
  • Identifying inconsistencies in pricing has also been accomplished through use of reporting off individual tables. Previously, we weren't able to access our data in such a way as to enable us to write custom reports in-house.
  • We have also benefited greatly from having a single source of all business information. We utilize SAP Business One exclusively in-house. All documentation is attached to specific orders and Business Partners, as well as serialized equipment that has been sold.
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Acumatica Screenshots

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