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Likelihood to Recommend

Munis

Munis is great for any sort of data keeping and accounting work. There are features of Munis that I am still not familiar with even after 6 years of use. Munis would not be very good for a point of sale sort of operation like a retail store because it just simply is not set up for that sort of operation.
Kristen Reeves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkrock

Altus Dynamics CRM is a fabulous tool that meets our needs. Where we identify gaps, we can quickly and easily configure the system to meet those needs. Altus Dynamics as a partner were excellent at helping us get the system set up initially to meet our needs, though the lack of function specific training meant that we had to ensure resources on our end to learn through some trial and error at times. That said, Dynamics CRM resources are bountiful on the internet through community forums and groups and questions can often be solved within minutes of searching for the item.
Malcolm McAuley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Munis
8.8
Sparkrock
7.7
Pay calculation
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
7.4
Benefit plan administration
Munis
6.0
Sparkrock
7.3
Direct deposit files
Munis
9.0
Sparkrock
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
7.4
Reimbursement management
Munis
Sparkrock
7.4

Customization

Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
3.6
API for custom integration
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
2.7
Plug-ins
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
4.5

Security

Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
7.2
Single sign-on capability
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
7.1
Role-based user permissions
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

Munis
9.3
Sparkrock
7.1
Dashboards
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
7.1
Standard reports
Munis
9.6
Sparkrock
6.6
Custom reports
Munis
8.2
Sparkrock
7.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Munis
9.9
Sparkrock
7.8
Accounts payable
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
8.9
Accounts receivable
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
7.8
Global Financial Support
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Intercompany Accounting
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Localizations
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Journals and Reconciliations
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Enterprise Accounting
Munis
9.2
Sparkrock
Configurable Accounting
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Centralized Rules Framework
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Standardized Processes
Munis
9.5
Sparkrock

Order Management

Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Credit card processing
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock

Subledger and Financial Process

Munis
9.7
Sparkrock
Automated Invoice Processing
Munis
8.9
Sparkrock
Shared Services Payments
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Billings Management
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Customer Receipt Applications
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Customer Collections
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Revenue Recognition
Munis
9.5
Sparkrock
Cash Management
Munis
9.5
Sparkrock
Asset Management
Munis
9.0
Sparkrock
Travel & Expense Management
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Period Close
Munis
9.5
Sparkrock
Transactions Tax
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Subledger Reconciliations
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock

Project Financial Management

Munis
9.6
Sparkrock
Budgeting and Forecasting
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Project Costing
Munis
7.5
Sparkrock
Cost Capture
Munis
7.5
Sparkrock
Capital Project Management
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Customer Invoicing
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Customer Contract Compliance
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Project Revenue Recognition
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Project Financials Dashboard
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Real-time Financial Reporting
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Embedded Business Intelligence
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Project Planning Collaboration
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock

Procurement

Munis
10.0
Sparkrock
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Munis
10.0
Sparkrock

Inventory Management

Munis
Sparkrock
7.3
Inventory tracking
Munis
Sparkrock
7.3

Pros

Munis

  • Excellent for the municipal Financial program. Completely paperless.
  • Workflow is easy and easy to adjust.
  • Very Very user friendly even for the non computer savvy employees.
  • Windows based so easy to navigate.
  • Excellent help desk.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkrock

  • Integrates finance with payroll. Many solutions still run these as separate functions and this was one of the deciding factors for King's when purchasing Microsoft NAV in 2005.
  • Altus has added an employee web app that seamlessly connects the outside 'users' to the information they require.
  • HR position management has taken the many details of an employee in this environment and allowed each position to be tracked individually.
Phyllis Fidler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Munis

  • Submitting a purchase order requires lots of tabbing through fields
  • The product has lots of features, but they require additional training to understand how to use
  • Generating reports can sometimes be difficult
Todd McGee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkrock

  • Building in additional training support for end users as part of an implementation or upgrade.
  • Sharing of best practices amongst like minded organizations and creating system and or reporting standardizations where possible.
  • It would be great to see a "cashless schools" module as part of the product which integrates into the financial system!
Alecia Lantz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Munis

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sparkrock

Sparkrock 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
Phyllis Fidler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Munis

No answers on this topic

Sparkrock

We came from a product that was specific to our industry. It was old, tired and did not do many of the things the Altus Dynamics solution does. The only other product that we seriously considered was Microsoft Dynamics GP, however our finance team felt that product was too light for our needs and growth
Shaun Sinden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Munis

  • Munis has prevented our office from needing multiple software programs to house all of our information.
  • All of our employees have access to the same information, on the same software.
  • Munis has made day-to-day operations smoother for our office because we are not constantly flipping between programs or software.
Kristen Reeves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sparkrock

  • In some cases the system has helped bring efficiencies to our world. The workflow capabilities of Dynamics CRM are extremely functional and helpful.
  • The learning curve can be challenging for some. Those that are overwhelmed by technology in general can struggle with understanding how the system works and where to find what they need.
Malcolm McAuley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Munis

General

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

Sparkrock

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$50,000*

* per installation

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