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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential

Great for medium and large construction companies that have a specific salesforce.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

Do you plan on going public at some point? If so, this may not be the best solution for you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Cosential
8.7
SAP Business ByDesign
Customer data management / contact management
Cosential
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Workflow management
Cosential
6.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Territory management
Cosential
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Opportunity management
Cosential
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Cosential
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Interaction tracking
Cosential
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Channel / partner relationship management
Cosential
7.0
SAP Business ByDesign

Marketing Automation

Cosential
7.5
SAP Business ByDesign
Lead management
Cosential
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Email marketing
Cosential
5.0
SAP Business ByDesign

CRM Project Management

Cosential
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Task management
Cosential
7.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Reporting
Cosential
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
8.7
SAP Business ByDesign
Forecasting
Cosential
6.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Pipeline visualization
Cosential
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Customizable reports
Cosential
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign

Customization

Cosential
7.5
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Custom fields
Cosential
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Custom objects
Cosential
6.0
SAP Business ByDesign
API for custom integration
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Plug-ins
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1

Security

Cosential
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.3
Single sign-on capability
Cosential
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Cosential
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.6

Social CRM

Cosential
5.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Social data
Cosential
5.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Social engagement
Cosential
5.0
SAP Business ByDesign

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Cosential
5.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Marketing automation
Cosential
5.0
SAP Business ByDesign

Platform

Cosential
7.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Mobile access
Cosential
7.0
SAP Business ByDesign

Payroll Management

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
Benefit plan administration
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
Direct deposit files
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Reimbursement management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Dashboards
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
Standard reports
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Custom reports
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
Accounts payable
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Accounts receivable
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Global Financial Support
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Intercompany Accounting
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
Localizations
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.2
Journals and Reconciliations
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
Enterprise Accounting
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Configurable Accounting
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Centralized Rules Framework
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Standardized Processes
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Inventory Management

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Inventory tracking
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Automatic reordering
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Location management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Manufacturing module
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Order Management

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
Pricing
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Order entry
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Credit card processing
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
Cost of goods sold
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Order Orchestration
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
End-to-end order visibility
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Order exception Resolution
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Automated Invoice Processing
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Shared Services Payments
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Billings Management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
Customer Receipt Applications
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Customer Collections
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Revenue Recognition
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Cash Management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Asset Management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Travel & Expense Management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Period Close
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Transactions Tax
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1

Project Financial Management

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Budgeting and Forecasting
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Project Costing
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Cost Capture
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Capital Project Management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Customer Invoicing
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Customer Contract Compliance
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Project Financials Dashboard
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Real-time Financial Reporting
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Embedded Business Intelligence
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Project Planning Collaboration
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1

Project Execution Management

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.3
Project Planning and Scheduling
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Project Manager Dashboard
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Resource Manager Dashboard
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Grants Management

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Award Lifecycle Management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Spending Control
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Billing
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Procurement

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Sourcing Analysis
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Invoice Automated Matching
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Supplier Management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Logistics

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Inventory Visibility
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Warehouse Workforce Management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1

Manufacturing

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.9
Production Process Design
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Supply Chain Business Flows
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Production Management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Configuration Management
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Work Definition
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Work Execution
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Manufacturing Costs
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1

Supply Chain

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.6
Forecasting
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Inventory Planning
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Performance Monitoring
Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Pros

Cosential

  • Inputting of companies and leads who may become prospects.
  • Creating specific opportunities for construction projects.
  • Tracking opportunities through the entire sales cycle.
  • Inputting detailed notes and activity by the Sales team.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

  • I like the ease of use and the implementation methodology.
  • With SAP Business ByDesign you can integrate other systems with Web Services, and data technology to get information easy and fast.
  • SAP Business ByDesign includes an Analytics Module to create new reports in regards to your needs.
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cosential

  • The open software is somewhat difficult to master as an administrator.
  • Report writing could be more intuitive.
  • The company seems to cater to larger users.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

  • Time off request could be better. Right now, there is no option for sick time
  • It crashes often
  • Customization could be better
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 9.0
Based on 3 answers
SAP BYD work centers are consistent and easy to navigate once you understand one work center. The document flow tab that is in each window allows one to see all related transactions. Document flow is important because one is able to see the flow of transactions and can therefore reverse transactions by following the document flow in reverse. It is possible to group items in each overview screen to see what items are open. The system is working as hoped.
Larry Peck, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Cosential is very intuitive for the AEC industry and has the ability to be customized for your specific needs. The reports are especially helpful, with good visual dashboards.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Because SAP Business ByDesign allows us to improve our work, reduce the operational steps, implement audit controls, allows us found standard reports or it allows us to create new ones if you need more than the exists are enough for your work or your needs. Overall, SAP Business ByDesign allows us to standardize our operations, enhance our work, improve our skills, work over a web environment or mobile interface.
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cosential

Cosential 8.0
Based on 1 answer
My original trainer / implementation specialist was fantastic. That relationship has continued, even though I have been officially handed off to the customer service side. The customer service side seems to have higher turnover than normal, but in general they are also very supportive, although not as responsive as I might like.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The Business ByDesign support is stablished since you contract the service with SAP. SAP resolves according to the service level agreement. Currently, we continue with the service and we are using the support channels available. We are receiving the support. The SAP support gets an incident and after that, they contact us to resolve the incident, if necessary, they set the meeting to understand it or we explain the incident
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cosential

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I recommend implementing all workshops during the ERP selection that you need to know very well about the ERP software. It allows us to gather information to accurate the plan of the project implementation. Additionally, we must reach the high-level commitment to achieve the main goals, to define the RACI matrix and communicate to all project stakeholders.
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cosential

Cosential is specific to the A/E industry and is the most intuitive software we found for construction.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

ByDesign stacks up well against the competition. Companies that do multiple things are usually the best fit (manufacturing, distribution, and service). The more 'modules' used, the fewer competitors will be able to meet the company's needs. It is not inexpensive, but if the needs of the company have the complexity from either a global perspective and need localizations and foreign currency, or a volume perspective and need resources greater than what can be easily housed on-premise, ByDesign should be a top consideration.
Brandon Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cosential

  • Allowed for common tracking by business developers in different regions.
  • Helped us quantify effort.
  • Provides great reports for management.
Kevin Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

  • Positive - Access to the real-time reporting allowing for faster decision making especially when fixed price projects are heading into an over budget position.
  • Positive - Complex KPI can now be tracked and as a consequence intensive plans can be made to capitalise on this level of reporting. Staff also have clear visibility over their own performance.
  • Negative - We are a bit on the small side at 30 employees for a ByD solution so it was relatively expensive for us. It would be a much better value preposition above 50 employees.
Rod Taubman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cosential

General

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

SAP Business ByDesign

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cosential
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Usability

Cosential
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Support Rating

Cosential
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Implementation Rating

Cosential
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

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