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Score 6.3 out of 100

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Single sign-on capability
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Role-based user permissions
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

Cetec ERP
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Dashboards
Cetec ERP
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.1
Standard reports
Cetec ERP
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.1
Custom reports
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Cetec ERP
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Accounts payable
Cetec ERP
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.5
Accounts receivable
Cetec ERP
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Cetec ERP
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Standardized Processes
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2
Global Financial Support
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.5
Intercompany Accounting
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Localizations
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Enterprise Accounting
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Configurable Accounting
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0

Inventory Management

Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
Inventory tracking
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Location management
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Manufacturing module
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Order Management

Cetec ERP
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Pricing
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Order entry
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Credit card processing
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Cost of goods sold
Cetec ERP
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Order Orchestration
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
End-to-end order visibility
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
Shared Services Payments
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billings Management
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Transactions Tax
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Automated Invoice Processing
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Customer Receipt Applications
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Customer Collections
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Revenue Recognition
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Cash Management
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2
Asset Management
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.4
Travel & Expense Management
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Period Close
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Subledger Reconciliations
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Project Financial Management

Cetec ERP
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.7
Customer Invoicing
Cetec ERP
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2
Project Costing
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Cost Capture
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Capital Project Management
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Project Financials Dashboard
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0

Manufacturing

Cetec ERP
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Production Management
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Configuration Management
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Work Definition
Cetec ERP
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Work Execution
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Advanced Fulfillment
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Supply Chain

Cetec ERP
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Forecasting
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Inventory Planning
Cetec ERP
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Performance Monitoring
Cetec ERP
9.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Payroll Management

Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
Pay calculation
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
Direct deposit files
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Reimbursement management
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Customization

Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
API for custom integration
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Plug-ins
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Grants Management

Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Award Lifecycle Management
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Spending Control
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billing
Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

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

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 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.
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 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.
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 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!
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

Pricing Details

Cetec ERP

General

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

Microsoft Dynamics SL

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cetec ERP
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4

Usability

Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.8

Reliability and Availability

Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.9

Performance

Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Support Rating

Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.5

Online Training

Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Implementation Rating

Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0

Scalability

Cetec ERP
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.4

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