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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Dynamics GP

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.
Michael Bartlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Planful is very well suited for people wanting to get out of excel and have one central source for reporting information. Additionally, I have noticed across several companies the need (and subsequent pleasure) of completely automating financial statements and reporting that is consistently delivered to stakeholders. It is possible to adjust through Dynamic Planning, but it is more difficult to make efficient use of the product when a company has a constantly changing hierarchy, whether that means by adding new projects or new companies on a very frequent basis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.3
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Pay calculation
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Benefit plan administration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Direct deposit files
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Salary revision and increment management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Reimbursement management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Customization

Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.4
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
API for custom integration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Plug-ins
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Security

Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Single sign-on capability
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Role-based user permissions
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Reporting & Analytics

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.1
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Dashboards
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Standard reports
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Custom reports
Microsoft Dynamics GP
4.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Accounts payable
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Accounts receivable
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Cash management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Bank reconciliation
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Expense management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Time tracking
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.3
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Fixed asset management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Multi-currency support
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Multi-division support
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Regulations compliance
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Electronic tax filing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Self-service portal
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Global Financial Support
Microsoft Dynamics GP
4.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Intercompany Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.6
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Localizations
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Journals and Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.6
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Enterprise Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Configurable Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Centralized Rules Framework
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Standardized Processes
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Inventory Management

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Inventory tracking
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.3
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Automatic reordering
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Location management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.7
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Manufacturing module
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.1
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Order Management

Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.8
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Pricing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Order entry
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Credit card processing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Cost of goods sold
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Order Orchestration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
End-to-end order visibility
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.4
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
Order exception Resolution
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.3
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

BI Standard Reporting

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
6.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
6.6
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
6.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.9
Publish to Web
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.1
Publish to PDF
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.8
Report Versioning
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.4
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.3

Access Control and Security

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.2
Role-Based Security Model
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.9

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.3

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.2
Long-term financial planning
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.2
Financial budgeting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.5
Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.0
Scenario modeling
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.1
Management reporting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.4

Consolidation and Close

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.0
Financial data consolidation
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.4
Journal entries and reports
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.0
Multi-currency management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.9
Intercompany Eliminations
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.0
Minority Ownership
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.9
Detailed Audit Trails
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.6

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.7
Financial Statement Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.2
Management Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.5
Excel-based Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.3
Automated board and financial reporting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.6
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.1

Analytics

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.0
Personalized dashboards
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.3
Color-coded scorecards
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.1
KPIs
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.5
Cost and profitability analysis
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.1
Key Performance Indicator setting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.7
Benchmarking with external data
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
3.1

Integration

Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.7
Flat file integration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.6
Excel data integration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.9
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
6.6

Pros

Microsoft Dynamics GP

  • 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.
Tricia Wolfe Jarvis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

  • Reporting. Once data is correctly imported into the system, a user can slice and dice to create reports outlining anything they can dream. It really is super powerful, even with just the UI, though becomes more powerful when you utilise MDX formulas etc.
  • Consolidations. Often consolidation functionality in ERP systems is quite limited and depends on things such as the subsidiary structure, with Planful this restriction is not here and you are able to consolidate in many more ways, depending on needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Dynamics GP

  • 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.
Candi Southall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

  • Dashboarding module did not offer great visualization.
  • Drilling through on actuals reports would be better if you could select multiple months at a time.
  • I wish you could customize the columns in HR planning and the changes would save from month to month.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.9
Based on 7 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) 8.6
Based on 12 answers
We are in our 5th year using HA and have renewed our contract already. We went through a major ERP conversion last fiscal year and at that time reevaluated whether or now we would stay with Host or move to another system. Host is meeting our needs for forecast/budget/report/etc and does so at a reasonable price so we saw no need to move to another system.
Shane Riddle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 7.0
Based on 5 answers
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.
Constance Quigley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) 7.7
Based on 10 answers
For the most part, the system is extremely usable. The consolidation and reporting modules are straight-forward and easy to use as long as everything is set-up properly during implementation. The one module that can be somewhat difficult to use is the Workforce Planning module of Structured Planning. Additionally, the reports that come from Workforce Planning aren't as robust as we need them to be
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 5.0
Based on 7 answers
The rating is directed to the thrid party serive provider that we use. I do not now how good the Microsoft direct support is.
Brad Price | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) 6.5
Based on 16 answers
Everyone is very responsive and is willing to jump on a call to help. We set up weekly calls with our CFL representative during the first month of Go-Live. This really helped us solve problems before they got out of hand. When using the Community, I also see representatives on there answering questions
Lee Starr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 8.2
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) 9.1
Based on 10 answers
After going through the initial implementation with Host Analytics and a re-implementation with Cervello (due to an ERP change, not due to a poor initial implementation), I've learned that you really must rely on your internal staff to bear most of the implementation burden. Use the vendor or partners for ideas and best-practice suggestions, and some of the easy-but-time-consuming work. Since you will ultimately be using and maintaining the application, you should be able to do most of it yourself.
Jarrod Lemon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Dynamics GP

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.
Eric Mereen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

We used Adaptive Insights (now Workday) and considered both Anaplan and OneStream. Planful was the most appropriate for our environment based on a single individual as a power user/system administrator, our requirement to not engage long term with external partners for application development and support, and to build repeatable, scalable, and burstable reports. We are in rapid expansion via acquisitions mode with Planful's ability to easily load external financial data, either via Excel data load or API.
Gaylord Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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
Tricia Wolfe Jarvis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

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Return on Investment

Microsoft Dynamics GP

  • 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!
Melissa Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

  • Before we started using Planful/Host Analytics back in 2017, we forecasted our labor via a very large spreadsheet - very tedious for 400+ employees
  • Using Planful/Host Analytics definitely saves time every month and the errors are no longer made (like they were in Excel). If the info is good going in, the reports are good coming out!
  • Being able to quickly reload data (for different scenarios during budget season) gives our leadership team the tools they need to make good financial decisions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Microsoft Dynamics GP

Pricing Details

Microsoft Dynamics GP

General

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

Starting Price

Microsoft Dynamics GP Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

General

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

Starting Price

Planful (formerly Host Analytics) Editions & Modules

Modules
Host Analytics Planning
Host Analytics Consolidation
Host Analytics Modeling
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.9
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.6

Usability

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
7.7

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Dynamics GP
10.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
8.2

Performance

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

Support Rating

Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.0
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
6.5

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.2
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)
9.1

Scalability

Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.1
Planful (formerly Host Analytics)

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