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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Business One

In our case, SAP worked great for handling our unique business needs. We were able to construct, deconstruct, and reassemble our products to meet consumer demand. SAP is great for companies that are looking for a centralized place to store their data, and provide reliable, audit-able, transaction data. For a small business with a simple selling structure, or with no inventory, SAP may offer too much for them to fully utilize it.
Jose Arreola | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

CEA is well suited for small and rapidly growing companies where manually calculating commissions expense for ASC606 is not an option due to a lack of internal resources. CEA is less appropriate for larger companies that have the resources and likely a person, or people, who only focus on commissions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

SAP Business One
8.4
Xactly CEA
Pay calculation
SAP Business One
8.5
Xactly CEA
Benefit plan administration
SAP Business One
8.2
Xactly CEA
Direct deposit files
SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
Salary revision and increment management
SAP Business One
9.0
Xactly CEA
Reimbursement management
SAP Business One
8.5
Xactly CEA

Customization

SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
API for custom integration
SAP Business One
7.9
Xactly CEA
Plug-ins
SAP Business One
8.2
Xactly CEA

Security

SAP Business One
8.3
Xactly CEA
7.3
Single sign-on capability
SAP Business One
8.5
Xactly CEA
7.3
Role-based user permissions
SAP Business One
8.0
Xactly CEA
7.3

Reporting & Analytics

SAP Business One
8.0
Xactly CEA
5.1
Dashboards
SAP Business One
7.8
Xactly CEA
1.8
Standard reports
SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA
6.8
Custom reports
SAP Business One
8.5
Xactly CEA
6.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

SAP Business One
6.2
Xactly CEA
4.5
Accounts payable
SAP Business One
8.4
Xactly CEA
Accounts receivable
SAP Business One
8.5
Xactly CEA
Global Financial Support
SAP Business One
7.8
Xactly CEA
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA
Intercompany Accounting
SAP Business One
7.8
Xactly CEA
Localizations
SAP Business One
8.0
Xactly CEA
Journals and Reconciliations
SAP Business One
7.9
Xactly CEA
8.9
Enterprise Accounting
SAP Business One
8.4
Xactly CEA
Configurable Accounting
SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA
1.8
Centralized Rules Framework
SAP Business One
7.9
Xactly CEA
1.8
Standardized Processes
SAP Business One
8.7
Xactly CEA
1.8
Multi-currency support
SAP Business One
Xactly CEA
6.4
Multi-division support
SAP Business One
Xactly CEA
6.4

Inventory Management

SAP Business One
8.0
Xactly CEA
Inventory tracking
SAP Business One
8.4
Xactly CEA
Automatic reordering
SAP Business One
7.9
Xactly CEA
Location management
SAP Business One
8.2
Xactly CEA
Manufacturing module
SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA

Order Management

SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
Pricing
SAP Business One
8.3
Xactly CEA
Order entry
SAP Business One
8.4
Xactly CEA
Credit card processing
SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
Cost of goods sold
SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
Order Orchestration
SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA
End-to-end order visibility
SAP Business One
8.4
Xactly CEA
Order exception Resolution
SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA

Subledger and Financial Process

SAP Business One
7.8
Xactly CEA
Automated Invoice Processing
SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA
Shared Services Payments
SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA
Billings Management
SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA
Customer Receipt Applications
SAP Business One
8.0
Xactly CEA
Customer Collections
SAP Business One
7.6
Xactly CEA
Revenue Recognition
SAP Business One
7.8
Xactly CEA
Cash Management
SAP Business One
7.9
Xactly CEA
Asset Management
SAP Business One
8.4
Xactly CEA
Travel & Expense Management
SAP Business One
7.6
Xactly CEA
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA
Period Close
SAP Business One
8.4
Xactly CEA
Transactions Tax
SAP Business One
8.3
Xactly CEA
Subledger Reconciliations
SAP Business One
7.4
Xactly CEA
3rd Party Accounting Systems
SAP Business One
7.4
Xactly CEA

Project Financial Management

SAP Business One
8.3
Xactly CEA
Budgeting and Forecasting
SAP Business One
8.5
Xactly CEA
Project Costing
SAP Business One
8.4
Xactly CEA
Cost Capture
SAP Business One
8.5
Xactly CEA
Capital Project Management
SAP Business One
7.9
Xactly CEA
Customer Invoicing
SAP Business One
8.7
Xactly CEA
Customer Contract Compliance
SAP Business One
7.9
Xactly CEA
Project Revenue Recognition
SAP Business One
8.5
Xactly CEA
Project Financial Performance Analysis
SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA
Project Financials Dashboard
SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
Real-time Financial Reporting
SAP Business One
8.3
Xactly CEA
Embedded Business Intelligence
SAP Business One
8.7
Xactly CEA
Project Planning Collaboration
SAP Business One
8.4
Xactly CEA

Project Execution Management

SAP Business One
7.4
Xactly CEA
Project Planning and Scheduling
SAP Business One
7.4
Xactly CEA
Project Manager Dashboard
SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA
Resource Manager Dashboard
SAP Business One
7.9
Xactly CEA
Task Insight for Project Managers
SAP Business One
7.2
Xactly CEA
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
SAP Business One
6.4
Xactly CEA
Team Member Task Collaboration
SAP Business One
7.3
Xactly CEA
Team Member Mobile Functionality
SAP Business One
7.4
Xactly CEA
Project Candidate Search
SAP Business One
6.6
Xactly CEA
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
SAP Business One
7.2
Xactly CEA
Defineable Resource Pools
SAP Business One
6.4
Xactly CEA
Defineable Resource Pools
SAP Business One
7.1
Xactly CEA
Talent Profiles
SAP Business One
8.5
Xactly CEA
Real-Time Project Reporting
SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA
Absence Management
SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
Product Lifecycle Management
SAP Business One
7.6
Xactly CEA

Grants Management

SAP Business One
7.8
Xactly CEA
Award Lifecycle Management
SAP Business One
7.9
Xactly CEA
Spending Control
SAP Business One
7.8
Xactly CEA
Indirect Cost Management
SAP Business One
6.9
Xactly CEA
Billing
SAP Business One
8.5
Xactly CEA

Procurement

SAP Business One
7.4
Xactly CEA
Sourcing Team Collaboration
SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA
Sourcing Analysis
SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA
Bids Analyzed and Compared
SAP Business One
7.3
Xactly CEA
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA
Contract Authoring
SAP Business One
6.9
Xactly CEA
Contract Compliance Management
SAP Business One
7.3
Xactly CEA
Contract History
SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA
Contract Renewal Automation
SAP Business One
6.6
Xactly CEA
Contract Repository
SAP Business One
7.0
Xactly CEA
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
SAP Business One
6.8
Xactly CEA
Electronic Signatures
SAP Business One
7.1
Xactly CEA
Invoice Automated Matching
SAP Business One
7.3
Xactly CEA
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
SAP Business One
7.1
Xactly CEA
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA
Spend Compliance Management
SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA
Supplier Assessment
SAP Business One
7.8
Xactly CEA
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA
Supplier Management
SAP Business One
7.9
Xactly CEA
Supplier Portal
SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA

Risk Management

SAP Business One
6.5
Xactly CEA
Risk Repository
SAP Business One
6.7
Xactly CEA
Control Management
SAP Business One
7.2
Xactly CEA
Control Mapping
SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA
Control Efficiency Assessments
SAP Business One
6.2
Xactly CEA
Automated Control Assessments
SAP Business One
7.0
Xactly CEA
Assessment Capture
SAP Business One
6.7
Xactly CEA
Issue Detection
SAP Business One
5.6
Xactly CEA
Automatic Notification
SAP Business One
5.6
Xactly CEA
Remediation and Certification
SAP Business One
6.0
Xactly CEA

Logistics

SAP Business One
7.9
Xactly CEA
Transportation Planning and Optimization
SAP Business One
7.8
Xactly CEA
Transportation Sourcing Management
SAP Business One
7.6
Xactly CEA
Transportation Process Integration
SAP Business One
7.6
Xactly CEA
Transportation Execution Management
SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
Freight Payment Automation
SAP Business One
7.6
Xactly CEA
Trade Management
SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
SAP Business One
7.6
Xactly CEA
Customs Entry Management
SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
Customs Document Management
SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
Customs Document Collaboration
SAP Business One
7.6
Xactly CEA
Fulfillment Management
SAP Business One
8.0
Xactly CEA
Inventory Visibility
SAP Business One
8.6
Xactly CEA
Warehouse Workforce Management
SAP Business One
8.4
Xactly CEA

Manufacturing

SAP Business One
7.9
Xactly CEA
Production Process Design
SAP Business One
7.6
Xactly CEA
Supply Chain Business Flows
SAP Business One
8.0
Xactly CEA
Production Management
SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
Contracted Manufacturing Management
SAP Business One
8.0
Xactly CEA
Configuration Management
SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA
Work Definition
SAP Business One
8.2
Xactly CEA
Work Execution
SAP Business One
7.9
Xactly CEA
Advanced Fulfillment
SAP Business One
8.0
Xactly CEA
Manufacturing Costs
SAP Business One
7.8
Xactly CEA

Supply Chain

SAP Business One
7.8
Xactly CEA
Forecasting
SAP Business One
8.0
Xactly CEA
Inventory Planning
SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
SAP Business One
7.4
Xactly CEA
Performance Monitoring
SAP Business One
7.6
Xactly CEA

Product Lifecycle Management

SAP Business One
7.2
Xactly CEA
Ideation Management
SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA
Requirements Management
SAP Business One
7.1
Xactly CEA
Proposal Management
SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA
Innovation Portfolio Management
SAP Business One
8.1
Xactly CEA
Product Master Data Management
SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA
Vendor Portal
SAP Business One
5.5
Xactly CEA
Project Portfolio Management
SAP Business One
7.1
Xactly CEA

Pros

SAP Business One

  • It allows making a real follow-up of the state of the company, without the need to wait for periodic reports. This provides a corrective tool for situations that deviate from the standard.
  • It prevents the business areas from working separately so the information is not duplicated and is managed effectively by all involved. thus avoiding conflicts and optimizing resources.
  • It allows the proper management of the client portfolio, accurately projecting the inputs and outputs of resources, products, orders, and invoices. Therefore, the inventory and cash flow are properly managed.
  • By correctly managing cash inflows and customer requirements, a real plan of goals can be established that is adjusted to the company's capabilities.
  • It is a standardized program in its use, with a parent company with decades in the market and renowned, which provides adequate user support to the tool.
Ronald Socorro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

  • Amortization waterfalls
  • Locked periods & PPA adjustments
  • Journal entries
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP Business One

  • 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.
John SCOTT Livingston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

  • Dashboard is on a different page
  • Needing to rerun reports
  • Not being able to download reports and edit them
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 8.0
Based on 8 answers
I cannot run my business without SAP Business One in place. I only consult on on product and that is SAP Business One. Business volume goes to zero if I don't use SAP Business One. It is the best product on the market - head and shoulders above other ERP packages I have looked at or implemented in the past.
Dr. Don Maes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 8.2
Based on 6 answers
SAP Business One is one of the best ERPs for a medium or small business
in the market today. It has a wide variety of modules and it is really
easy to use and set up. You can trace every transaction and know what
user performs it, at what time, and in which date, for all your audit
needs. When comparing SAP to its competition, SAP provides the best
overall solution for the price you are paying. If your business grows,
you'll always have the possibility to upgrade to a much complete version
from the same manufacturer.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 9.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 8.6
Based on 6 answers
It is a tool developed by a parent company with extensive experience in the sector, has specialists in each area, as well as a long career. It guarantees the technical quality based on the practice of years of attention to the user requirements, which makes them very competitive in this aspect.
Ronald Socorro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 7.7
Based on 2 answers
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.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 4.5
Based on 2 answers
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.
Robert Markley, Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 7.5
Based on 24 answers
During the implementation process, we had some ideas on how to proceed in the best way and optimize time, since we had a relatively short time to carry out all operations. We made use of the SAP Business One copy tools to export data and import without having much damage.
Diego de Oliveira Lopes Pacheco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

Xactly CEA 8.9
Based on 2 answers
Go into implementation knowing how you will handle churn, if there are claw backs, treatment for every type of commission payment (i.e. new business, renewals, etc.) and know your average customer life. You'll also want details by customer for as far back as you can go (within reason).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAP Business One

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

We selected Xactly CEA for ASC 606.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Dr. Don Maes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

SAP Business One

  • 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.
John Bird | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xactly CEA

  • Efficiency
  • Centralized
  • Accurate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAP Business One

General

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

Xactly CEA

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Business One
8.5
Xactly CEA
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Business One
8.0
Xactly CEA

Usability

SAP Business One
8.2
Xactly CEA

Reliability and Availability

SAP Business One
9.0
Xactly CEA

Performance

SAP Business One
8.0
Xactly CEA

Support Rating

SAP Business One
8.6
Xactly CEA

In-Person Training

SAP Business One
7.7
Xactly CEA

Online Training

SAP Business One
4.5
Xactly CEA

Implementation Rating

SAP Business One
7.5
Xactly CEA
8.9

Scalability

SAP Business One
9.0
Xactly CEA

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