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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Sparkrock
7.7
Pay calculation
Sparkrock
7.4
Benefit plan administration
Sparkrock
7.3
Direct deposit files
Sparkrock
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Sparkrock
7.4
Reimbursement management
Sparkrock
7.4

Customization

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

Security

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

Reporting & Analytics

Sparkrock
7.1
Dashboards
Sparkrock
7.1
Standard reports
Sparkrock
6.6
Custom reports
Sparkrock
7.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sparkrock
7.8
Accounts payable
Sparkrock
8.9
Accounts receivable
Sparkrock
7.8

Inventory Management

Sparkrock
7.3
Inventory tracking
Sparkrock
7.3

Pros

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

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

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

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

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

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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