Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued vs. Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning

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
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), formerly Business World, and before that Aggresso, is described by the vendor as an ERP accounting software designed to deliver visibility and control over finances, projects, procurement, reporting, forecasting and payroll.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinuedUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
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), discontinuedUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
6.0
1 Ratings
20% below category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
Pay calculation6.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
3.5
1 Ratings
69% below category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
6.0
1 Ratings
18% below category average
API for custom integration6.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Plug-ins1.01 Ratings00 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
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Single sign-on capability8.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
6.0
2 Ratings
18% below category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
3 Ratings
33% above category average
Dashboards1.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standard reports8.02 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Custom reports9.02 Ratings10.03 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
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
3 Ratings
27% above category average
Accounts payable8.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
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Ratings
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings10.01 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
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
2 Ratings
25% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinued
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Ratings
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
2 Ratings
30% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinuedUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), discontinuedUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
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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Unit4
Unit4 is good for small and mid-level companies where they need a single platform to manage their functionality.
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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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Unit4
  • Since the software is built with your needs in mind, it can be tailored to your specific needs.
  • System security is also created with your specific needs in mind and can be extremely detailed for various roles within the organization.
  • The various modules integrate well, if thought through system processes when building.
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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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Unit4
  • Their layout and limited web capabilities are a turn-off
  • They lack basic functionality in their web [version]
  • The implementation phase is bumpy since their guides and process documents are not step by step and are usually confusing
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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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Unit4
Unit4 is very easy to use. One can use it without much technical knowledge.
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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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Unit4
Their consultant and support service is also very responsive.
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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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Unit4
I have used Fund EZ and QuickBooks. Unit4 is for larger organizations and was needed for our scaling.
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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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Unit4
  • Our business processes were in flux when the initial build of our system was taking place - this made lives very difficult. Make sure processes are set!
  • Time - beyond what could have been imagined - this is a huge project, that needs proper resources assigned to it within a company when planning to install.
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