Which ERP Solution is Right For You?

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solutions provide integrated, end-to-end, robust and scalable systems for managing your entire business. Utilizing sophisticated technology, ERP provides the tools you need to track business resources, manage business commitments and gain valuable business insights. ERP automates functions, improves efficiencies and overall helps you manage your entire operation.

However, despite what some software vendors would have you believe, ERP systems are not a one-size fits all solution. The specific details of your business should be carefully considered during the selection process so you can choose something that will work for you, and not force you to completely reconfigure your business operations to fit within the confines of the system. Further, not every software vendor is created equal, which means the selection process includes more than just a software evaluation.

We know that your operation is unique, and requires a solution that can be implemented and configured to maximize competitive advantage and reduce impediments to your success. And Microsoft knows there is more to running your business than simply connecting the dots.

That’s why Microsoft Dynamics ERP gives you a choice. The choice of a product that suits your niche industry, from a publisher that knows your business. You also get to choose a solution that works and feels the same as the everyday office products your staff already uses, which means you choose to accelerate user adoption and reduce the learning curve.

Microsoft Dynamics brings together all your business information and provides a seamless experience that empowers your users to do more. Now all you need to do is select the product best suited to your needs. Rand Group can help.

Microsoft Dynamics ERP Comparison

 

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Formerly TitledAxaptaNavisionGreat PlainsSolomon
Implementation Time6-12+ months3-6+ months3-6+ months3-6+ months
User Range5-2,2505-7501-5005-250
Organizational SizeMedium to largeSmall to mediumSmall to mediumSmall to medium
Average Employees50 – unlimited1-500+1-500+Small to medium
Multi-siteYesYesYesYes
Multi-nationalYes40 Countries4 Countries14 Countries
Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (SaaS)MS SQL Server, Azure SQLMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server
Server OSWindowsWindows, MacOSWindows, MacOS, Linux, UnixWindows
Cloud ReadyYesYesYesNo
Focus IndustriesDiscrete Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing

Made-to-Order Manufacturing

Made-to-Stock Manufacturing

Process Manufacturing

Discrete Manufacturing

Automotive

Oil & Gas

Distribution

Retail

Process Manufacturing

Discrete Manufacturing

Distribution

Transportation & Logistics

Public Sector and Non-profit

Retail

Professional Services

Financial Services

Made-to-Order Manufacturing

Made-to-Stock Manufacturing

Engineer-to-Order Manufacturing

Distribution

Professional Services

Healthcare

Non-Profit

Retail

Construction

Government

Professional Services

 

Modules and Functionality
Materials ManagementInventory Controls

Manufacturing

Materials Requirement Planning

Warehouse Management

Production

Bill of Materials

Scheduling

Order Management

Tracking and Reporting

Forecasting

Master Planning

Job Monitoring

Shop Floor Management

Manufacturing

Production Management

Bills of Material

Scheduling

Order Promising

Exceptions Handling

Supply Planning

Demand Forecasting

Capacity Requirements Planning

Warehouse and Inventory Management

Assemblies

Inventory Management

Materials Requirement Planning

Job Costing

Engineering Change Management

Manufacturing Bill of Materials

Capacity Requirements Planning

Master Production Scheduling

Inventory

Inventory Replenishment

 

Sales Order ManagementSales & Marketing

Sales Management

Sales & Service Management

Workflows

E-Services

Document Management

Sales Quote to Invoice

Order to Purchase

Order Management

Order to Purchase

Financial ManagementAP/AR

Fixed Assets

General Ledger

International

Project Accounting

Multi-currency

Multi-country

Cash Management

Budgeting

Reporting

Business Intelligence

Financial Management

Fixed Asset

Multi-currency

Business Intelligence

Financial Management

Multi-currency

Online Reports

AP/AR

Payroll

General Ledger

Cash Management

Cash Manager

Analytics and Reporting

Production ManagementBills of Materials

Product Builder

Production Key Features

Basic Manufacturing

Agile Manufacturing

Supply & Demand Planning

Capacity Planning

Sales & Receivables

Sales Tax

Purchase & Payables

Inventory

Warehouse Management

Bill of Materials

Manufacturing Order Process

Quality Assurance

Bill of Materials

Project Management and Accounting

Supply Chain ManagementSupply Chain Key Features

Transaction Management

Advanced Warehousing

Scheduling

Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP)

Supply Chain ManagementN/ASupply Chain Management
Sales & MarketingMarketing Automation

Sales Force Automation

Sales & MarketingCustomer Relationship ManagementE-Commerce
Additional CapabilitiesAlert Systems

Business Intelligence

Compliance Management

Human Resources

Service Management

Human Resources

Web Client

Mobile Client

Tablet Client

SharePoint Client

Multi-language

Task Scheduling

Human Resources

Payroll with Direct Deposit

Electronic Funds Transfer

Service Management

Financial Statement Translation

Landed Cost