SAP Business One Competitors and Alternatives

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Maggie Van Wyk
Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Aicrem Square
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Sep 4, 2020
User-friendly, flexible and easy to customize, and offers good support for different industries

What is our primary use case?

We are a consultancy and we use this solution to provide services for our customers. Over time, I have used JD Edwards for a variety of use cases. One of the very recent ones was converting from strong discrete costing to actual costing in a manufacturing setting. Some other examples are capital asset management and AP automation.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the user experience, where you can create your own queries, it sends you alerts, and it's very flexible."
  • "I would like to see the HR features enhanced with respect to localization for South Africa and other countries."

What other advice do I have?

Most of my experience is with on-premises deployments, although I have also worked in an environment where we hosted it on the cloud. If you have a cloud-based deployment then it's managed and maintained by the vendor, although you can still have your own customizations that are unique to the business. The vendor continuously improves this product, basing their changes according to the feedback provided by customers. At this point in time, it is difficult to asks for specific features because they're very compatible with any other system in the market. They are very strong in the…
reviewer1413297
Managing Director at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
Sep 8, 2020
A great choice for straight manufacturing, but not suitable for complex manufacturing models

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

SYSPRO is quite a widely used ERP. It was developed in South Africa about 30 years ago or maybe more. It has got around 17,000 clients globally. It is quite a substantially used product. I'm an independent consultant. I try to be product-agnostic wherever I can. I have recommended SYSPRO for a family-owned business with maybe 300 million rand turnover or so. SYSPRO was the better choice for them because they had budget constraints and so on, and their implementation partner was strong. I certainly would recommend SYSPRO, but I think one needs to be very careful. If you are a straight…
Adil Fouari
Manager | Oracle Applications Consultant at ASAM Conseil Inc
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Nov 4, 2020
Scalable, customizable, and the integration between accounts is good

What is our primary use case?

I am a consultant and I work with Oracle E-Business Suite to assist my clients with financials and supply chain management. I help with the implementation of these models. My clients buy licenses from Oracle and they have to configure the system. I am one of the functional analysts that work with CPAs and other technical people to implement the system. One of our recent clients was a bank in Montreal and it was a very good experience. It took us a year and a half to implement.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the integration between accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, and budgeting."
  • "It is difficult to get answers from technical support right away."

What other advice do I have?

The suitability of this product depends on the requirements. For example, if somebody is starting from scratch and are looking for a new ERP, I would advise them to adopt a cloud solution like Fusion. On the other hand, if they are already using the E-Business Suite then I suggest upgrading it and continuing with the same infrastructure. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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