SAP Business One vs. Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SAP Business One
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
SAP Business One is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and medium-sized businesses, The product encompasses functionality around sales, customer relationships, inventory, operations, financials and human resources.
$99
per month
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite is integrated tax and accounting software that manages the operations of legal firms. It is used to collect client data, and post finished tax returns, from managing client engagements to practice management.N/A
Pricing
SAP Business OneThomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
Editions & Modules
Limited
$99.00
per month
Starter
$110.00
per month
Pro
$132.00
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SAP Business OneThomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
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
SAP Business OneThomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
SAP Business OneThomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
10.0
9 Ratings
32% above category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
33% above category average
Pay calculation10.08 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
5.3
35 Ratings
31% below category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
8.5
1 Ratings
21% above category average
API for custom integration4.233 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Plug-ins6.533 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.1
39 Ratings
14% below category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
8.2
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Single sign-on capability7.032 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.239 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
6.4
40 Ratings
9% below category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
7.2
4 Ratings
3% below category average
Dashboards4.736 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Standard reports6.540 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Custom reports8.036 Ratings5.64 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
5.1
41 Ratings
40% below category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
8.6
4 Ratings
18% above category average
Accounts payable7.841 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.840 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Global Financial Support7.026 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers7.026 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations6.733 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Configurable Accounting6.431 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.036 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.4
40 Ratings
6% below category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
39% above category average
Inventory tracking6.340 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.028 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management7.237 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
6.4
38 Ratings
19% below category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
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Ratings
Pricing7.237 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry7.238 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing8.522 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold7.238 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration7.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
5.9
34 Ratings
23% below category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
-
Ratings
Billing Management6.129 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management3.226 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management8.821 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting2.125 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close8.031 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.0
19 Ratings
8% below category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting7.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing7.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture7.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management7.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance7.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition6.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.9
15 Ratings
26% above category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling7.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.7
15 Ratings
2% above category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management7.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.1
16 Ratings
15% above category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared9.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring7.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Repository8.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated8.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management7.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.0
8 Ratings
21% above category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
-
Ratings
Risk Repository8.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management8.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection8.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
6.9
20 Ratings
1% above category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization6.113 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management6.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management6.916 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management6.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.3
19 Ratings
10% above category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
-
Ratings
Production Process Design8.217 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.218 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management7.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution8.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
6.4
23 Ratings
12% below category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
-
Ratings
Forecasting6.222 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning6.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring6.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
9.0
15 Ratings
21% above category average
Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
-
Ratings
Proposal Management6.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management7.013 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
SAP Business OneThomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(46 ratings)
8.5
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.6
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.1
(11 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(11 ratings)
9.9
(2 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
4.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
2.9
(24 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
SAP Business OneThomson Reuters CS Professional Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
SAP
SAP Business One would be more useful if it contained tools to acommodate the growing need of online sales. A more complete shipping module which handles tracking numbers with the common couriers would be great. A built in warehouse management system would be great designed to be used with barcode scanners
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Thomson Reuters
It is extremely suitable for the client since for us they are all US-based companies, even though the main headquarters of our business is in Mexico.

It is less appropriate in terms of usability than taxes, since it does not include adaptability to Mexican legislation, and its deployment through customizations and reports is extremely expensive.
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Pros
SAP
  • SAP Business One is more suitable for small and medium scale enterprises
  • SAP Business One is : analytics, mobile technologies, cloud technologies
  • SAP Business One has exceptional performance in handling business functions such as purchasing and operations and customer relationship management
  • An important key features of SAP Business One is Reporting and Analytics.
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Thomson Reuters
  • Allows users to create associations, groups, locations, or property types to categorize each asset.
  • Fixed Assets CS can be deployed in a virtual office setting or as a SaaS application.
  • Fixed Assets CS also supports common depreciation methods.
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Cons
SAP
  • Following a bench mark process - this seems contradicting to flexibility however we have wished we could follow more of an industry benchmark. Our challenge as a small company has been knowing how to properly use the system. We have discovered that we have set up the system wrong based and are using it improperly which has cause a lot work to correct.
  • Better live reporting options - current we are on prem SQL. Yes SAP is moving to HANA however smaller companies like ourselves are not ready for that. We need to be able to maintain our existing SQL DB. We also have a demand for live BI Reporting. It has been difficult to do this with our current set up.
  • Error handling - have found it very difficult to troubleshoot. Errors are not always clear and answers are hard to find.
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Thomson Reuters
  • Requires a time investment for the learning curve to fully utilize the benefits provided by CS Professional Suite.
  • Older looking UI and aesthetic.
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Likelihood to Renew
SAP
As I said before, it is a first level tool, well developed, and with very strong development support, although the learning curve, its implementation, the cost-benefit ratio, the price and the user experience is not the most suitable for small and medium-sized companies. It is a company with extensive experience, market positioning, technical support and expanded use
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Thomson Reuters
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Usability
SAP
I would like to give 8 out of 10 rating for SAP Business One because SAP Business One is a good choice for the mostly used business management solutions for the small and medium-sized companies. SAP Business One can help in optimizing the existing business process and enables streamline business processes for the daily activities for all users across the entire organization. The importance realization of SAP Business One implementation is based on the selection of the good reputation partner and its approach for the entire implementation. SAP Business One is a user-friendly and easy to use Enterprise system that the organization can benefit its features and functionalities by utilizing it.
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Thomson Reuters
The platform is stable even though a version for MacOS is also missed.

In general, the user management and administration process is intuitive and once the roles are defined it is simple and easy.

However, the user experience has become out of date in relation to other web-based platforms currently available on the market.
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Reliability and Availability
SAP
The SAP Business One software is up and running every time
you need it as it was planned. In more than 6 years that we have been
using the product, it has never been unavailable and if it ever was, it was because of a planned maintenance window scheduled in the company.
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Thomson Reuters
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Performance
SAP
SAP Business One performance depends mostly on the speed of your internal servers, should you have the solution on premise as we do. Sometimes the system tends to be a little slower for some users when others are executing really big reports of performing some batch loads, but generally, the performance is acceptable to all the users.
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Thomson Reuters
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Support Rating
SAP
I rate my experience with SAP Business One's support team as excellent (10). They are easy to contact and effortless to work with on any issue or concern. I like the support SAP provides for any of their products. SAP has a great backing and I would recommend them to any of my colleagues.
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Thomson Reuters
Support for Thomson Reuters is very in-depth as they have a ton of knowledge articles that help troubleshoot common issues and gives a launching pad for users to learn more about the product and help them use the tools effectively and efficiently. When needed, reaching out to the live support is always prompt and we are able to effectively work past any issues that come up.
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In-Person Training
SAP
The training I get was a consultant level training, so it's basically a 6 weeks training covering every aspect and every module of the system. It covered most common use cases and exercise training so you can get along with the software, as well as examples so there culd be a better understanding.
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Thomson Reuters
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Online Training
SAP
Over the past two years SAP has added a great deal of new SAP Business One on-line training for version 9.0 and 9.1. Most of the training is very strong, but some is difficult to understand and follow. Additionally, SAP still has a few holes in their on-line training around Production, Bill-of-Materials, MRP and Service.
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Thomson Reuters
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Implementation Rating
SAP
These implementations are not easy. Even a standard implementation can be difficult. With a never-been-done-before implementation, the implementation team and the user team need to be thorough with planning, make a decision on key points, and stick to them before any design happens. Our biggest challenge was not from StellarOne, rather it was from the mid-implementation decisions from our internal team. StellarOne did a great job warning us, implementing our decision, and then helping us adjust our SAP to handle the new direction we took.
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Alternatives Considered
SAP
SAP provides the most robust solution, with modules available for all department managers and even options for customization according to the company's special needs. We especially used the Crystal reports options to provide reports for each module. Overall, even if it's not the least expensive option, it has the best value for money.
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Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is all I have experience with.
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Scalability
SAP
For most small businesses, the only way you outgrow SAP Business One is if the nature of your business changes radically. Going from 1 to 50 users is quite easy with SAP B1. Going beyond 50 may require moving to the Hana SAP B1 platform to maintain or improve performance, but the path is there.
Add-ons to SAP B1 can also be added as specific needs are encountered that are not closely met by the standard product. These may be required early in the product life because of the nature of your business, or as you expand the use of SAP B1.
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Thomson Reuters
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Return on Investment
SAP
  • Employee efficiency has definitely increased with SAP Business One. This is attributed in a lot of ways to information visibility. Our employees are able to gather the data they need, quickly, and effectively.
  • Identifying inconsistencies in pricing has also been accomplished through use of reporting off individual tables. Previously, we weren't able to access our data in such a way as to enable us to write custom reports in-house.
  • We have also benefited greatly from having a single source of all business information. We utilize SAP Business One exclusively in-house. All documentation is attached to specific orders and Business Partners, as well as serialized equipment that has been sold.
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Thomson Reuters
  • Not authorized to view the large scale picture of Thomson Reuters CS Suite on ROI, however, it has been a part of the business model for years with constant updates and is only getting more and more efficient as time goes on.
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