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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Macola

Well suited for larger companies, and this is only becoming more the case with the new ownership. Smaller companies could at one time buy only the modules they required. This is now not possible, so you end up with a number of modules you do not need. It is best suited for a company needing a full MRP and is going to be overkill for a service based company that does not require inventory management.
Rachel Stansel | 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

Payroll Management

Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
Pay calculation
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Benefit plan administration
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
Direct deposit files
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Reimbursement management
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Customization

Macola
6.9
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
API for custom integration
Macola
7.1
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Plug-ins
Macola
6.7
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Security

Macola
9.4
SAP Business ByDesign
9.3
Single sign-on capability
Macola
9.9
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.5

Reporting & Analytics

Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Dashboards
Macola
9.6
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Standard reports
Macola
7.6
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Custom reports
Macola
7.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Macola
8.6
SAP Business ByDesign
8.6
Accounts payable
Macola
7.9
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Accounts receivable
Macola
8.7
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Global Financial Support
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Macola
9.4
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Localizations
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.1
Journals and Reconciliations
Macola
8.1
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Enterprise Accounting
Macola
7.7
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Configurable Accounting
Macola
9.4
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Standardized Processes
Macola
9.9
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Inventory Management

Macola
8.6
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Inventory tracking
Macola
9.7
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Automatic reordering
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Location management
Macola
8.6
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Manufacturing module
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Order Management

Macola
8.3
SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
Pricing
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Order entry
Macola
9.1
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Credit card processing
Macola
7.0
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
Cost of goods sold
Macola
9.1
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Order Orchestration
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
End-to-end order visibility
Macola
7.0
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Order exception Resolution
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Macola
8.7
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Automated Invoice Processing
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Shared Services Payments
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Billings Management
Macola
8.7
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Customer Receipt Applications
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Customer Collections
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Revenue Recognition
Macola
8.9
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Cash Management
Macola
8.1
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Asset Management
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Travel & Expense Management
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Period Close
Macola
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Transactions Tax
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Project Financial Management

Macola
8.3
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Budgeting and Forecasting
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Project Costing
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Cost Capture
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Capital Project Management
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Customer Invoicing
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Project Planning Collaboration
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Grants Management

Macola
8.8
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Award Lifecycle Management
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Spending Control
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Indirect Cost Management
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Billing
Macola
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Procurement

Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Macola
7.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Supplier Management
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Supplier Portal
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Sourcing Analysis
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Invoice Automated Matching
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Logistics

Macola
8.9
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Freight Payment Automation
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Fulfillment Management
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Inventory Visibility
Macola
9.7
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Manufacturing

Macola
8.3
SAP Business ByDesign
8.9
Work Execution
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Macola
9.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Manufacturing Costs
Macola
7.9
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Production Process Design
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Production Management
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Configuration Management
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Work Definition
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Supply Chain

Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Inventory Planning
Macola
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Forecasting
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Performance Monitoring
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Project Execution Management

Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.3
Project Planning and Scheduling
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Project Manager Dashboard
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Pros

Macola

  • Simplifying min/max inventory reviews
  • PO entry and receiving
  • Order entry and production order entry
  • Custom reporting and high level reviews
Rachel Stansel | 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

Macola

  • Integration with other software
  • Migration from another application
Anonymous | 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

Macola

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

Macola

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Macola

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Macola

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

Macola

We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
Rachel Stansel | 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

Macola

  • Lower software costs.
  • Less maintenance.
Anonymous | 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

Macola

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

Macola
7.6
SAP Business ByDesign
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Usability

Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Support Rating

Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Implementation Rating

Macola
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

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