Munis vs. Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Munis
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Tyler Technologies offers Munis, their ERP suite for public sector entities. The modules are Munis Financial Management, Munis Human Capital Management, Munis Procurement, Munis Revenue, Munis Tax Billing & Collection, and Munis Utility BIlling CIS. Additionally, the ERP may include and integrate modules from the Tyler suite of education products.N/A
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Score 8.2 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
MunisUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MunisUnit4 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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Features
MunisUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Munis
8.8
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration6.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Munis
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
6.0
1 Ratings
20% below category average
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Plug-ins10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Munis
10.0
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Single sign-on capability10.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Munis
9.3
3 Ratings
24% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
3 Ratings
31% above category average
Dashboards10.03 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standard reports9.93 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Custom reports8.03 Ratings10.03 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Munis
9.8
3 Ratings
25% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
3 Ratings
27% above category average
Accounts payable10.02 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Accounts receivable10.02 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Global Financial Support10.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations10.03 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Configurable Accounting10.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.13 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Munis
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
2 Ratings
25% above category average
Credit card processing10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Pricing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings10.01 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
Munis
9.5
3 Ratings
25% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
2 Ratings
30% above category average
Billing Management10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Revenue Recognition9.13 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management9.13 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management10.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting10.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Period Close9.13 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Munis
9.5
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Munis
10.0
1 Ratings
37% above category average
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
-
Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Munis
-
Ratings
Unit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
MunisUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(3 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
MunisUnit4 Enterprise Resource Planning
Likelihood to Recommend
Tyler Technologies
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.
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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
Tyler Technologies
  • 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.
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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
Tyler Technologies
  • 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
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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
Tyler Technologies
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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
Tyler Technologies
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Unit4
Their consultant and support service is also very responsive.
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Alternatives Considered
Tyler Technologies
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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
Tyler Technologies
  • 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.
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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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