Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued vs. Microsoft Dynamics GP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution was a cloud-based ERP solution for university process management. Jenzabar now offers Jenzabar ONE as their higher ed solution.N/A
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
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinuedMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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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
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinuedMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
6.0
1 Ratings
18% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.6
17 Ratings
12% below category average
Pay calculation6.01 Ratings6.116 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.01 Ratings7.016 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.012 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.114 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
3.5
1 Ratings
70% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
25 Ratings
1% below category average
API for custom integration6.01 Ratings7.024 Ratings
Plug-ins1.01 Ratings7.119 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
8.0
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.6
36 Ratings
17% below category average
Single sign-on capability8.02 Ratings6.129 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.02 Ratings7.136 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
6.0
2 Ratings
15% below category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
37 Ratings
12% below category average
Dashboards1.01 Ratings7.125 Ratings
Standard reports8.02 Ratings7.135 Ratings
Custom reports9.02 Ratings5.935 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
8.0
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
44 Ratings
10% below category average
Accounts payable8.01 Ratings6.041 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.01 Ratings7.032 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.01 Ratings7.122 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
Global Financial Support00 Ratings6.07 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
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.8
24 Ratings
3% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings7.022 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.112 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings6.013 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
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Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
22 Ratings
10% below category average
Pricing00 Ratings6.016 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings7.019 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings6.022 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
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User Ratings
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinuedMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(50 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(7 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.9
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinuedMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Likelihood to Recommend
Jenzabar, Inc.
JICS is well suited for schools that have long-used Jenzabar products or are looking for a stripped down, direct data management system. If someone is seeking innovation or the latest in features and technology, I do not believe they would be as pleased with JICS. It's a bare bones system alternative.
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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
Jenzabar, Inc.
  • Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) is good at interacting with the Jenzabar database.
  • Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) can integrate with Active Directory to allow for one set of credentials and also has its own credential management system for local accounts to be created.
  • Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) will display grades as soon as they are entered into the Jenzabar database.
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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
Jenzabar, Inc.
  • Jenzabar is unwilling to work with other companies to integrate information across multiple platforms.
  • The quality of JICS is contingent upon appropriate use and entry by those on campus. While not a limitation to JICS itself, there seems to be more problems with JICS in this regard than I have noticed on other campuses with other platforms.
  • JICS is typically behind on the times. Features it adds today were commonplace for others much earlier.
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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
Jenzabar, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) is very usable and easy to maintain. With us having students log in with their AD credentials, they don't have to remember an extra username and password. Also, I have been able to update and customize some of the coding, which has allowed us to make sure the site works just the way we want it to.
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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
Jenzabar, Inc.
Support is generally very helpful. There are some support staff that really try to go the extra mile and help with solving the problem you have, not just answering your initial question. If you don't understand a feature that is offered in the Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) environment, they also have a portal with on-demand webinars/courses that you can watch to get a better idea of offerings at your own base.
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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
Jenzabar, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Jenzabar, Inc.
We selected JICS many years ago as it was a cost-effective option that was streamlined and straight-forward. Today, no one is ever thrilled with their SIS, and I can anticipate major difficulties if we attempted to move from JICS. However, from a features and revolutionary standpoint, I do feel we will always be a step behind if we continue with Jenzabar.
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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
Jenzabar, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Jenzabar, Inc.
  • Jenzabar has allowed us to house all data in one system, which was badly needed.
  • Jenzabar allows us to speak one language across campus, although many offices still work outside of Jenzabar due to limitations within JICS.
  • Jenzabar has not been effective in being a leader in new features or developments. I always feel like we are a step behind.
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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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