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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cetec ERP ranks higher in 9 feature sets: Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management, Subledger and Financial Process, Project Financial Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Security

9.1

Cetec ERP

91%
7.3

Microsoft Dynamics SL

73%
Cetec ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
9 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
8 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.6

Cetec ERP

86%
6.8

Microsoft Dynamics SL

68%
Cetec ERP ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
7.1
71%
5 Ratings

Standard reports

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
7.1
71%
9 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
9 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.8

Cetec ERP

88%
7.4

Microsoft Dynamics SL

74%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 7/11 features

Accounts payable

8.7
87%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
10 Ratings

Accounts receivable

8.7
87%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
7 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

8.7
87%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
3 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
3 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

9.1

Cetec ERP

91%
4.3

Microsoft Dynamics SL

43%
Cetec ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

Inventory tracking

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Location management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

9.1
91%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Order Management

8.9

Cetec ERP

89%
6.7

Microsoft Dynamics SL

67%
Cetec ERP ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pricing

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Order entry

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Credit card processing

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Order Orchestration

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Subledger and Financial Process

9.1

Cetec ERP

91%
5.8

Microsoft Dynamics SL

58%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 11/14 features

Shared Services Payments

9.1
91%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Billings Management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
2 Ratings

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
2 Ratings

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
3 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

8.6

Cetec ERP

86%
4.7

Microsoft Dynamics SL

47%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 7/9 features

Customer Invoicing

8.2
82%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
2 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Manufacturing

8.9

Cetec ERP

89%
6.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

60%
Cetec ERP ranks higher in 6/6 features

Supply Chain Business Flows

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Configuration Management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Definition

8.2
82%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

8.9

Cetec ERP

89%
6.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

60%
Cetec ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Planning

8.2
82%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

Cetec ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

Microsoft Dynamics SL

85%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Customization

Cetec ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

60%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
6 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
4 Ratings

Grants Management

Cetec ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.3

Microsoft Dynamics SL

63%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 3/3 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Cetec ERP is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cetec ERP

87%
2 Ratings
6.6

Microsoft Dynamics SL

66%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cetec ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4

Microsoft Dynamics SL

54%
8 Ratings

Usability

Cetec ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
1.8

Microsoft Dynamics SL

18%
6 Ratings

Availability

Cetec ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

Microsoft Dynamics SL

99%
4 Ratings

Performance

Cetec ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

10%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Cetec ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

Microsoft Dynamics SL

95%
8 Ratings

Online Training

Cetec ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

10%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Cetec ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

90%
8 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cetec ERP

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4

Microsoft Dynamics SL

14%
2 Ratings

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.
Alan Galvan | 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

Pros

Cetec ERP

  • Training and Implementation.
  • Support is great.
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

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.
Alan Galvan | 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

Pricing Details

Cetec ERP

General

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

Starting Price

Microsoft Dynamics SL

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cetec ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Cetec ERP

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

Cetec ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.9
Based on 4 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

Cetec ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.5
Based on 8 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

Cetec ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.0
Based on 8 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

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.
Anonymous | 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

Cetec ERP

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

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.
Alan Galvan | 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

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