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Competition: Acumatica Cloud ERP versus Competitor Products

During your evaluation of ERP systems, you will compare the major ERP systems. This takes a lot of time. We give you some main comparisons with videos that proof our comparison statements.

Acumatica Cloud ERP versus SAP

  1. User Friendliness

    1. Acumatica Cloud ERP is much more user friendly than SAP 4HANA. The videos below will proof that. No wonder that so many SAP users say that SAP is so complex and full of cryptic codes that are so difficult to understand.

  1. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

    1. Acumatica Cloud ERP TCO is much much lower than the SAP TCO.

      1. The TCO consists of the following major costs:

        1. Software licensing fee over 5 years

        2. The software maintenance fee

        3. The implementation cost consisting of installation, configuration, data migration testing, piloting, training, cut over to production.

        4. The maintenance by the ERP consulting partner to improve performance, install upgrades,

        5. Customization cost

        6. Application development cost

        7. More details about calculating the TCO. Further details.

      2. The SAP software licensing fee might be quite low per user but, all the other costs are sky high since the hourly fee for a SAP consultant are very high. Combine this with the fact that you need a full time SAP consultant year around every year to do the implementation, maintenance, customization and application development. Because SAP is so complex, your own IT people can not do it. With the Acumatica Cloud ERP, this is not the case. Only during a short implementation period of about 3 -6 months, will you need an Acumatica ERP consultant. After some training, your people will be able to maintain the Acumatica Cloud ERP.

Acumatica Cloud ERP versus NetSuite

  1. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). (See above for the definition of TC0)

    1. The Acumatica Cloud ERP TCO is much lower than the NetSuite TCO
    2. The NetSuite software licensing fee might be quite low per user for the first three years because of the heavy discount but, after that the discount period expires, and your software licensing fee could double. This statement is feedback from our customers  and prospects  for which the discount period expired.

Acumatica Cloud ERP versus MS Dynamics GP, AX, NAV and MS Dynamics 365

  1. MS Dynamics GP, AX and NAV

    1. MS Dynamics GP, AX and NAV are not web based, and are being phased out by Microsoft
    2. Microsoft wants MS Dynamics GP and AX to migrate to MS Dynamics 365 Finance and  Operations, and MS Dynamics NAV to MS Dynamics 365 Business Central
      1. There are no migration tools. You have to enter from scratch all configuration data and master data (customer, vendors, items, employees, projects, etc. ). For more details click on the weblink: https://6connex.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1263453&tp_key=127ae3fee3&sti=socialmedia
      2. Check out the following article that describes the above customer pains: https://www.clouderpsoftware.com/erp-better-acumatica-vs-microsoft-dynamics/
    3. Best solution: subscribe to the Acumatica Cloud ERP, and use its import scenarios to tranfer the MS Dynamics data to Acumatica.
  2. MS Dynamics 365
    1. MS Dynamics CRM is not fully integrated with MS Dynamics 365, MS Dynamics has its own database
    2. There are no migration tools. You have to enter from scratch all configuration data and master data (customer, vendors, items, employees, projects, etc. )
    3. Check out the following article that compares Acumatica ERP with MS Dynamics 365: https://www.dynamictechservices.com/dynamics-365-business-central-or-acumatica-which-is-better/
    4. Best solution: subscribe to the Acumatica Cloud ERP, and use its import scenarios to tranfer the MS Dynamics data to Acumatica.

Acumatica Cloud ERP versus ProcessPro with Sage Enterprise

A chemical process manufacturer was using ProcessPro that is integrated with Sage ERP Financial. However the features of planning, BOM and MRP in ProcessPro were too limited. The customer migrated to SAGE X3 which was probably the least painful migration in the short term. SInce SAGE X3 uses old programming code such as BQOL, this was not a smart solution for the long term. The customer should have chosen the Acumatica based  cloud ERP Package for Process Manufacturing: https://www.intercs.com/process-manufacturing-erp

More details about this case are are as follows:

  • ABC Compounding, Inc. is a specialty chemical manufacturer of industrial cleaning supplies. Through decades of uninterrupted growth and profitability, the company has grown into a recognized leader in the industry. Though ABC Compounding serves customers large and small, up to 60 percent of its sales are private-label products, distributed by regional and national janitorial supply companies. Maintaining the success of a large manufacturing operation with thousands of products is challenging, but it is a challenge the company is meeting, with help from Sage ERP X3.
    Move to a Modern Manufacturing Solution The company had been using an integrated manufacturing solution, called ProcessPro, which utilizes the Sage Pro ERP financial modules. While the solution had performed well for years, it had become undersized and lacked key functionality needed to meet the company’s growing demands. “Planning, scheduling, and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) features had become increasingly important to us, and they were lacking in our previous ERP software,” explains Myra Hager, chief information officer for ABC Compounding. “We needed a scalable, fully integrated, enterprise solution that was easily adaptable to our requirements.”
    Hager had used Sage ERP X3 in a prior position, and was familiar with its comprehensive manufacturing capabilities. “The time was right, and the pricing to make the switch was very competitive,” she says. “We never seriously evaluated any other solutions. Sage ERP X3 delivers what we need.”

     

Acumatica Cloud ERP versus Sage 100

The webinar below compares the Acumatica Cloud ERP with Sage 100. Below the Acumatica webinar is a Sage 100C webinar. The  Sage 100C is the same as the Sage 100 Cloud. 

Comparison of Top Manufacturing ERPs

Evaluating manufacturing ERPs against your company selection criteria, can be a daunting task. A list of some good comparison studies is available here.