Anonymous UserSenior Application Delivery Specialist at a pharma/biotech company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"SAP has provided a much more integrated platform for managing our manufacturing business."
"This is a robust and feature-rich solution."
"The architecture of the solution overall is great. It's great for development, testing, and production. I've worked with solutions where the architecture wasn't as strong and it was a disaster."
"The transactional integration of operations is the best-recommended feature of this product. It provides integration of all operational modules."
"The most valuable features are that it's very customizable and it's flexible."
"It is the best solution in the class of ERP products."
"It provides great visibility into the details of enterprise resource planning."
"The system can be integrated with other SAP functionalities - such as finance, production, sales, marketing, HR, et cetera, and can also be customized to become a model that's specifically designed for my business. That's the solution's most valuable aspect."
"The Financial Accounting module, in general, is quite good. It is quite simple but powerful. Similarly, the Manufacturing functionality, including a multiple level bill of materials, is also quite useful."
"This solution could be made more user-friendly for development teams."
"The user interface needs to be improved."
"The system is very big. It is not exactly user-friendly, due to the fact that it's so massive and complex."
"The version that we are using lacks in reporting. The reporting feature needs to be constructed more in this product. There can be better scope for mobility. They could include the technical development of reports instead of depending completely on programming. The programming method needs to be easy."
"SAP ERP needs to be more innovative when it comes to areas like mobility and the internet."
"The product does not update budgeting based on exchange rates which is important for BPM."
"It is very expensive to customize to meet compliance with regulations in some countries."
"The solution is quite expensive. They need to work on the pricing to make it more reasonable."
"SYSPRO at the moment is lacking on the project side. There's a module called Projects and Contracts, and it's a poorly designed module. One of my clients is a project-based organization, and they're finding it extremely difficult to manage their business using SYSPRO, to the point that they're looking at alternative solutions. The Projects and Contracts module is not a very useful tool. It does project accounting reasonably well, but in terms of putting in proper structures, like a work breakdown structure and so forth, it's actually quite poor. Their design or their architecture for the Projects module isn't good enough. They need to redesign it and redevelop it. They have made improvements. However, the problem is that if you're building on a bad foundation, then your building isn't going to be very strong. That's principally their problem. Any heavy equipment company would have a requirement to keep their equipment available for production. In that sense, SYSPRO has no maintenance management functionality. There's also no functionality for field services management. These two functionalities are critical for places like mines or for heavy equipment manufacturers who service the aftermarket and so forth. From a product perspective, this obviously isn't a good place to be because they are sort of taking themselves out of the market for quite a number of industries. They are constrained to manufacturing and distribution."
"This is a costly product."
"There are licensing costs."
"Some components are available at an additional cost, depending on the type of contract that you have."
"The licensing costs are slightly on the higher side. They need to make it more competitive."
"SAP is a bit on the costly side, but they also provide support and other things. We are paying for licenses and the use of the cloud."
"SAP ERP is expensive."
SAP ERP is ranked 1st in ERP with 26 reviews while SYSPRO is ranked 17th in ERP with 1 review. SAP ERP is rated 7.8, while SYSPRO is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of SAP ERP writes "This is the best solution of this kind but has weakness in budget planning for certain user groups". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SYSPRO writes "A great choice for straight manufacturing, but not suitable for complex manufacturing models". SAP ERP is most compared with Anaplan, IFS Applications, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SAP Business One and Infor LN, whereas SYSPRO is most compared with SAP S4HANA, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Sage MAS, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Epicor ERP.
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