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AICPA
Endorsement
Endorsed by AICPA No endorsement Intacct is the only accounting
software endorsed by the AICPA.
Software
Accessibility

Firefox and Explorer
browsers
Terminal server,
workstation, host
provider application
Intacct's mobile access is easily
supported with
browser accessible software. Dynamics
GP browser accessibility
requires more infrastructure
setup before it functions.
Data
Uploads
Provides the Excel
templates and the
data field mapping.
Only provides the tool
to upload, but not the
Excel templates or the
data field mapping.
Dynamics GP implementation
requires more time developing
the Excel templates and building
the data field mapping to upload
the data.
Chart of
Accounts (COA)
Structure
COA with dimensions Segmented COA Dynamics GP GL COA must be
pre created for each
combination. Intacct let's you
select each dimension, as you
need them during data entry.
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Dimension
Relationships
Allows Parent/Child
relationships between
the Dimensions
COA Segments do not
allow Parent/Child
relationships
The Parent/Child relationship
provides more flexibility for the
financial and management
reports. Learn more...
Reports
& Graphics
Flexible, mobile
accessible, and can be
designed by users
Financial Reports use
Management Reporter
(MR used to be FRx)
and SSRS (SQL Server
Reporting Services) which require SQL
programming skills
Intacct reports and graphs are
included within the Intacct
application. Dynamics GP
requires a separate software
installation for MR and the SQL
database for SSRS. SSRS report
requires someone to know the
SQL database engine, SQL
programming language, and the
report-designing tool.
Reporting
Dimensions
Financial Reports can
be displayed for
Vendors, Customers,
Employees, Items, and
up to 3 user-defined
dimensions
Functionality to
provide Financial
Reports by Vendors,
Customers,
Employees, or Items is
not possible within MR
Intacct has a very powerful
reporting matrix feature to
include all the dimensions onto
the Financial Reports
Dashboards Flexible, mobile
accessible, and can be
designed by users
Some reports and
graphs can be display
on Dynamics GP home
page or using the
Business Intelligence
(BI) tool.
Intacct does not require any
installation or setup. Dynamics
GP requires active directories
and BI install among other
setups to function.
Fixed Assets Provided by 3rd Party Included in the core
Financial modules
Intacct has close relationships
with its integrated application
Providers (Vendors).
GL Trxs
effects on Cash
Management (CM)
GL trxs affecting the
cash GL account will
automatically update
CM to include
amounts for Bank
Reconciliations
GL trxs do not update
CM thereby making
the GL cash account
amount out of balance
with the associated
Banking account in
CM
Dynamics GP trxs affecting GL
cash accounts must not be
completed in the General Ledger
module.
MICR Code Included with Intacct Provided by 3rd Party Dynamics GP MICR processing
for blank check stock is
performed by 3rd party
application.
Employee
Expense
Reimbursement
Employee Expense
Reimbursements have
a module separate
from Accounts Payable
All check printing is
performed in
Accounts Payable
Intacct provides additional
Employee Expense
Reimbursement processing
option.
Purchase
Requisition
Approval
Workflow
Requisition Workflow
Processing Included
Provided by 3rd Party Dynamics GP Requisition
approvals workflows are
performed by 3rd party
application.
Inventory Provided by 3rd Party Included in the
Distribution modules
Intacct has close relationships
with its integrated application
Providers (Vendors).
Custom
Fields
No programming
needed
Need Dexterity
programming or 3rd
party application
Intacct user can create custom
fields without a programmer.
Custom
Data Views
No programming
needed
Need Dexterity
programming or 3rd
party application
Intacct user can create custom
views without a programmer.
Multiple
Companies
Multi-Entities
Separate company
databases
Intacct COA, dimensions, and
processing can be shared for
multiple entities (companies).
Dynamics GP does not share any
master record or processes
between the companies. There
is a 3rd party application to help
Dynamics GP share master
records between the companies.
Upgrade
Frequency
Provided 4 times
per year
Provided 1 time about
every 2 years
High frequency upgrades
provides more timely and
relevant changes for fast
growing companies.
Software
Upgrades
Performed by Intacct Performed by
Consultant or Host
provider
User does not have to upgrade
hardware or software with
Intacct. For Dynamics GP
on-premise platform, both
hardware and software will need
to be upgraded.
CRM
Integration
Intacct has a strong
integration with
SalesForce and
integrates with
Dynamics CRM and
SurgarCRM
Integration with CRM
requires additional
setup and 3rd party
product to function
properly
Dynamics GP integration
with CRM uses a 3rd party tool.
3rd Party
Integration
API Interfacing SQL Interfacing These interfacing methods are
the most common.

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