Acumatica versus Microsoft Dynamics GP

For more than 30 years, the team at CAL Business Solution has been giving honest and reliable ERP advice to help organizations improve business productivity.

We have implemented and used Microsoft Dynamics GP since 1993. In 2016, we began implementing Acumatica Cloud ERP. And now, we use it internally to run our own business. Read our story: Moving from Microsoft Dynamics GP to Acumatica:  A Journey To a Single Version of the Truth

In order to implement and train our clients, we need to know the systems. However, using it ourselves, on a daily basis, gives us an even deeper insight into the daily activities and functions of both systems. This means that we are in a unique position to compare Acumatica and Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Below are honest and objective resources from senior ERP consultants, comparing the capabilities of each system. No fluff or fancy jargon. Just an honest, detailed comparison of functionality.

Advantages of Acumatica versus Microsoft Dynamics GP:

  • Core Financials System Wide Features
    In this post, we compare 11 system-wide features.  Learn about multiple companies, user interface, search capabilities, branch functionality, dashboards, activities, automation schedules, business events, attributes, import scenarios, and mobile apps.
  • Generic Inquiry versus SmartList
    This post looks at reporting and the differences between Acumatica Generic Inquiries and Microsoft Dynamics GP SmartLists. Explore out of the box functionality, add on tools, technical knowledge requirements, drill-down functionality, personal and shared filters, conditional formatting, and side panels.
  • General Ledger
    Every ERP system includes General Ledger. This post compares chart of accounts, dimensions, sub-accounts, reclassification, out of the box financial statements, journal entries to cash, entry types, automatic bank reconciliation, assigning a customer to payment and centralized views.
  • Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Acumatica includes extremely robust capabilities for AP and AR. In this post, on the Accounts Payable module we take an in-depth look at building check runs, expense reclassification modes, batching, transaction copy function, transactional templates, recurring transactions, and payment terms, user adoption, and communication. Plus, we look at applying payments to line items, overdue charges, processing statements, and more in Accounts Receivable.
  • Credit Card Processing
    In this post, we look at PCI compliance, gateway services, ACH transfers, click to pay, and portals as it all relates to credit card processing.
  • Financial Reporting
    We used to love FRx in Microsoft Dynamics GP, and that was replaced by Management Reporter. This post looks at the benefits of the built-in Analytical Report Manager (ARM) Reporting Tool in Acumatica.

Do you have a specific question about a function in Acumatica versus Microsoft Dynamics GP? Let us know and our team will write about it.

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