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Likelihood to Recommend

Deltek Costpoint

Deltek Costpoint is the most frustrating and clunkiest software I've ever used, and I've been using software for 30 years. The interface appears to have been developed before the internet and HTML and does not appear to use any modern widgets made for HTML. Every button click or menu selection requires a pause while something else loads. Our employees waste much time trying to figure out (what should be) simple tasks, and I've spoken with nobody in our company that likes the software. We've had trainings on Costpoint, but people still have issues constantly.
Eric Krantz | 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

Payroll Management

Deltek Costpoint
9.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
Pay calculation
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
Benefit plan administration
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Direct deposit files
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Reimbursement management
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Customization

Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
API for custom integration
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Plug-ins
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Security

Deltek Costpoint
9.3
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Single sign-on capability
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Role-based user permissions
Deltek Costpoint
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

Deltek Costpoint
4.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Dashboards
Deltek Costpoint
4.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Standard reports
Deltek Costpoint
5.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Custom reports
Deltek Costpoint
3.8
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Deltek Costpoint
9.2
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Accounts payable
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.5
Accounts receivable
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Global Financial Support
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.5
Intercompany Accounting
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Localizations
Deltek Costpoint
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Journals and Reconciliations
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Enterprise Accounting
Deltek Costpoint
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Configurable Accounting
Deltek Costpoint
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Standardized Processes
Deltek Costpoint
9.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2

Inventory Management

Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
Inventory tracking
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Automatic reordering
Deltek Costpoint
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Location management
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Manufacturing module
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Order Management

Deltek Costpoint
9.6
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Pricing
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Order entry
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Credit card processing
Deltek Costpoint
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Cost of goods sold
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Order Orchestration
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
End-to-end order visibility
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.8
Automated Invoice Processing
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Shared Services Payments
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billings Management
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Deltek Costpoint
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Customer Collections
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Revenue Recognition
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Cash Management
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2
Asset Management
Deltek Costpoint
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.4
Travel & Expense Management
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Period Close
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Transactions Tax
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Deltek Costpoint
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Project Financial Management

Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.7
Budgeting and Forecasting
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2
Project Costing
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
Cost Capture
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Capital Project Management
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Customer Invoicing
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Revenue Recognition
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Project Financials Dashboard
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Embedded Business Intelligence
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Planning Collaboration
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Project Execution Management

Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Planning and Scheduling
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Manager Dashboard
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Resource Manager Dashboard
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Task Insight for Project Managers
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Team Member Task Collaboration
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Candidate Search
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Defineable Resource Pools
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Defineable Resource Pools
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Talent Profiles
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Real-Time Project Reporting
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Absence Management
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Product Lifecycle Management
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Grants Management

Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Award Lifecycle Management
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Spending Control
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Indirect Cost Management
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Billing
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Procurement

Deltek Costpoint
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Sourcing Analysis
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Authoring
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Compliance Management
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract History
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Renewal Automation
Deltek Costpoint
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Repository
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Electronic Signatures
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Invoice Automated Matching
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Spend Compliance Management
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Assessment
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Management
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supplier Portal
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Risk Management

Deltek Costpoint
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Risk Repository
Deltek Costpoint
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Control Management
Deltek Costpoint
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Control Mapping
Deltek Costpoint
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Control Efficiency Assessments
Deltek Costpoint
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Automated Control Assessments
Deltek Costpoint
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Assessment Capture
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Issue Detection
Deltek Costpoint
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Automatic Notification
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Remediation and Certification
Deltek Costpoint
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Logistics

Deltek Costpoint
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Transportation Sourcing Management
Deltek Costpoint
6.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Transportation Process Integration
Deltek Costpoint
8.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Transportation Execution Management
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Freight Payment Automation
Deltek Costpoint
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Trade Management
Deltek Costpoint
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Customs Entry Management
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Customs Document Management
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Customs Document Collaboration
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Fulfillment Management
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Inventory Visibility
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Warehouse Workforce Management
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Manufacturing

Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Production Process Design
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supply Chain Business Flows
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Production Management
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Configuration Management
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Work Definition
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Work Execution
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Advanced Fulfillment
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Manufacturing Costs
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Supply Chain

Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Forecasting
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Inventory Planning
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Performance Monitoring
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Product Lifecycle Management

Deltek Costpoint
7.9
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Ideation Management
Deltek Costpoint
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Requirements Management
Deltek Costpoint
6.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Proposal Management
Deltek Costpoint
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Innovation Portfolio Management
Deltek Costpoint
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Product Master Data Management
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Vendor Portal
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Project Portfolio Management
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Pros

Deltek Costpoint

  • I love how you can cut a check and it opens a PDF version so it can be saved for retention at a later date if needed.
  • I love how you can research vendor history different ways. It allows you to input a range or just enter one at a time.
  • I also love that there are tons of reports that can be run to help with any projects.
Lakesha Lockett | 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

Deltek Costpoint

  • Customer Care - this is probably the one area that needs the most work.
  • Quality Control Testing - if this area had a higher level of detail prior to releasing updates, it might mitigate the number of patches required for customers.
  • Cloud Based Product doesn't work for every customer. Get multiple references before considering moving to the cloud offering.
David McCallister | 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

Deltek Costpoint

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

Deltek Costpoint

Deltek Costpoint 1.0
Based on 2 answers
It is the most unintuitive system I have ever used. No one understands it right off the bat and the documentation doesn't help much.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Deltek Costpoint

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

Deltek Costpoint

Deltek Costpoint 2.0
Based on 1 answer
The software is so huge and clunky that I wouldn't know how to ask for support. Here is my example of support needed: "Hello, I'm filling out my timesheet like I have been doing every day for years, and suddenly this error message came up that says "Error: 6HX7: PLC not available". I just made that up as an example of the cryptic error messages, but what is that telling me?
Eric Krantz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Deltek Costpoint

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

Deltek Costpoint

  • Deltek Costpoint was able to provide a few more dimensions than ADP and is better prepared for larger international integration.
  • DATABASICS can meet our dimension needs and provide the same services as Deltek Costpoint at a much lower cost.
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

Deltek Costpoint

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

Deltek Costpoint

  • Costpoint has made it possible for our business to get our invoices paid quickly and on time
  • Costpoint has made it possible for our business to get a ISO audits cleared every year
  • Costpoint has made it possible for our business to always setup projects in a standardized manner that either meets or goes beyond the industry standards.
Anonymous | 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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Pricing Details

Deltek Costpoint

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

Deltek Costpoint
3.4
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Costpoint
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4

Usability

Deltek Costpoint
1.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.8

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Costpoint
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.9

Performance

Deltek Costpoint
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Support Rating

Deltek Costpoint
2.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.5

Online Training

Deltek Costpoint
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Implementation Rating

Deltek Costpoint
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0

Scalability

Deltek Costpoint
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.4

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