Cetec ERP vs. Microsoft Dynamics GP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cetec ERP
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Cetec ERP offers manufacturing web-native ERP As A Service for $40/user. Its design and delivery provide manufacturers with a platform built to increase both capacity and efficiency. The vendor states that companies will run faster on Cetec ERP. By providing a single, integrated platform that can be deployed in the cloud or on a local server, Cetec ERP is presented by the vendor as a simple but powerful solution, and a high value enterprise system to companies looking for a true…
$40
per month
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Dynamics GP is an ERP software with accounting capabilities. It includes various packs for customizability and features tailored to specific industries’ needs. GP is offered as a perpetual license or subscription.N/A
Pricing
Cetec ERPMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Editions & Modules
LITE PLAN
$40
per month 5 STANDARD USER MINIMUM + $0 per month (PER COMPANY, NOT PER USER)
STANDARD PLAN
$40
per month 5 STANDARD USER MINIMUM + $500 per month (PER COMPANY, NOT PER USER)
ENTERPRISE PLAN
$40
per month 5 STANDARD USER MINIMUM + $3200 per month (PER COMPANY, NOT PER USER)
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cetec ERPMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cetec ERPMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cetec ERPMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
7.3
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
25 Ratings
1% below category average
API for custom integration7.31 Ratings7.024 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings7.119 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
8.2
3 Ratings
1% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.6
36 Ratings
17% below category average
Single sign-on capability9.12 Ratings6.129 Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.33 Ratings7.136 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
7.7
3 Ratings
10% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
37 Ratings
12% below category average
Dashboards8.23 Ratings7.125 Ratings
Standard reports7.33 Ratings7.135 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings5.935 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
6.5
3 Ratings
16% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
44 Ratings
10% below category average
Accounts payable7.33 Ratings6.041 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.33 Ratings7.032 Ratings
Global Financial Support5.51 Ratings6.07 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations7.33 Ratings7.122 Ratings
Standardized Processes5.53 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings6.132 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings6.137 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings7.027 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings7.013 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings6.125 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings7.125 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings6.111 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings7.111 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings7.012 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.018 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings6.116 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings6.114 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.114 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings6.112 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
8.5
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.8
24 Ratings
3% below category average
Inventory tracking8.23 Ratings7.022 Ratings
Location management8.22 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.112 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings6.013 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
7.4
3 Ratings
5% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
22 Ratings
10% below category average
Pricing8.23 Ratings6.016 Ratings
Order entry8.23 Ratings7.019 Ratings
Credit card processing9.11 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Cost of goods sold6.43 Ratings6.022 Ratings
Order Orchestration3.62 Ratings8.07 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
8.2
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
Billing Management6.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
3.2
1 Ratings
72% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling3.61 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers2.71 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
7.5
2 Ratings
0% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
Production Management5.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management6.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
6.4
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
Forecasting3.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring5.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.6
17 Ratings
12% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings6.116 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.012 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.016 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.114 Ratings
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Cetec ERPMicrosoft Dynamics GP
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User Ratings
Cetec ERPMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Likelihood to Recommend
6.4
(3 ratings)
7.0
(50 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(7 ratings)
Usability
6.4
(1 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.5
(1 ratings)
6.9
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cetec ERPMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Likelihood to Recommend
Cetec ERP
For our business, Cetec ERP works very well because of all the capabilities it has with traceability, restrictions, and access, and having the data live for any user to see at the same time. The way the system is set up for order processing is more strict which is better for us since it helps with accuracy and traceability. For the production side, since our company is not a manufacturing site, it can be a little overwhelming since there are a lot of fields/data that we do not use, simply because it does not apply to us. Other than that module being a little too advanced for our company, all of the features included "out of the box" are well worth the affordable price that they have for this ERP system.
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Microsoft
A large company where users have one function- for instance, where someone only receives or works in payables. That minimizes the number of windows they need. A smaller company where one user does multiple functions will require a lot more training and user knowledge to navigate, and it makes it harder to secure users. You also have to understand that GP started life as Great Plains, designed for accountants. The other modules were added on after Microsoft bought Great Plains, which means that modules like Manufacturing are red-headed step children with much smaller support ecosystems. So, if you're starting fresh, you may want to look at something built for the mobile world. D365 and Business Central are a lot more money, buggy, and hard to customize and essentially still vaporware. Microsoft is heavily investing there, leading to the previously mentioned question about the future of GP. If I was starting today I would be hard pressed to justify jumping into GP in a world where Salesforce ties in with so many programs. GP has MRP but it is limited so it's hard to justify a manufacturer starting with GP today.
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Pros
Cetec ERP
  • Training and Implementation.
  • Support is great.
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Microsoft
  • User friendly interface
  • Able to be extended into multiple areas of your business
  • One feature we have been using for a few years is EFT for payables - it has significantly reduced the time spent paying vendors and reduced our check printing and mailing costs. It is very easy to setup and use.
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Cons
Cetec ERP
  • Role Descriptions: There are default roles that Cetec ERP has already created for you. However, these roles are not detailed as to what access each role has and it makes it difficult to assign these default roles.
  • Reporting: While Cetec ERP's default reports are detailed, there is only minimal customization of reports allowed out of the box. They do have an add-on available for purchase where you can freely customize reports, but our company isn't at that point to purchase this add-on as we only need a small bit of customization beyond what comes out of the box.
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Microsoft
  • With respect to the allocations, once the expense is entered into the allocation account, you lose the ability to run any detail on just the total of the expense. It would be nice if you could run a trial balance on the allocation accounts the same way you can with regular accounts.
  • I've always thought security set up could be a bit simpler. It actually has gotten better through the years. Specifically, with eight separate entities, it would be nice to have a "master" setup where you could call up one group entity, assign the users rights, and then be finished. Currently, whenever I have a new user, I have to call up each individual entity and select all of the features I want the user to have. That means I have to do eight steps for each user.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cetec ERP
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Microsoft
Due the economic challenges that Puerto Rico is having, the company has had to merge some companies in order to be more efficient. It has been easy in GP to process those merges, even thought we had to spend days to accomplish that the process was smooth and accurate. In addition we were able to streamline the purchasing and sales process and the organization is confident to keep renewing GP for the future versions.
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Usability
Cetec ERP
Cetec ERP is useful and fairly intuitive, but if you have a difficult time adapting to a ever-changing user interface, it may cause slight discomfort with every major update.
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Microsoft
Though it is a basic accounting package, I believe some users do not find the old style menus and navigation options intuitive. There is also a great lack of training resources in the market, so users have to learn the product without guidance a lot, resulting in inefficient workflows and misuse or misunderstanding of many features.
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Support Rating
Cetec ERP
Cetec ERP will answer support calls but depending on your level of service contract, it may cost you quick a bit per hour to solve the issues you have. E-mail support is always available and surprisingly responsive.
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Microsoft
The rating is directed to the thrid party serive provider that we use. I do not now how good the Microsoft direct support is.
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Implementation Rating
Cetec ERP
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Microsoft
Basically the challenge with this implementation was the Business Portal, too many errors and even the aplication is up and running the users are still having issues. We will start planning the migraton to GP 2015 soon.
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Alternatives Considered
Cetec ERP
We had been a customer of Cetec on their Legacy system for 20+ years and were always satisfied with their product and support.
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Microsoft
I come from a strong background of using SAP. SAP doesn't have the flexibility of GP, an example would be SAP doesn't allow core mods, if they catch you, you lose support. Microsoft doesn't really care about mods, but they will be quick to have the vendor you used support your issue if it is caused by those mods. With SAP your company adapts to the software, where with GP you adapt the software to you.
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Scalability
Cetec ERP
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Microsoft
The functionality that GP and related ISV solutions offer and the ease of integration of GP to other systems makes it an extremely scalable solution
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Return on Investment
Cetec ERP
  • Accuracy: Now that we can restrict access to approved users, our accuracy of inventory has improved.
  • Financial Cleanup: Importing financials that were not yet balanced from previous system caused a ripple and we now have to clean up in this new system.
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Microsoft
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP allows my clients to move from a paper or spreadsheet based company to an integrated, electronic, streamlined business. I love being able to help clients gain efficiencies through the use of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP allows for better customer service because everything is at our fingertips. If someone calls questioning an invoice, we can easily look it up. If someone calls stating they paid an invoice with a certain check number, we can quickly run a query to find that particular check number to see where it was applied.
  • Having everything on a single platform provides ease of use for upgrades, backups and end user training. There is only one software to learn!
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