SAP vs. Microsoft Dynamics vs. Oracle
SAP vs. Microsoft Dynamics vs. Oracle
Comparing the Industry’s Leading ERP Systems
Looking for an ERP system for your company? ERP systems can help you automate and integrate the most important business processes at your company, making them more effective and efficient—increasing productivity and revenue while reducing costs.
There are a number of ERP systems on the market today, so how do you know which one is right for you?
The ERP system market today is dominated by three platforms: Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Dynamics, and SAP.
Below, we’ll take a look at all three systems and review the features, advantages, and disadvantages of each.
Oracle E-Business Suite
Oracle E-Business Suite is a robust ERP system with a wide variety of features that have helped make it one of the most popular ERP solutions on the market today.
Oracle E-Business Suite Strengths
Oracle E-Business Suite has the ability to integrate several different modules seamlessly into one system for ease of use. Oracle E-Business Suite also allows you to automate many of the processes so that manual data entry is no longer required. This not only increases efficiency, but eliminates errors and ensures data is not lost.
Oracle E-Business Suite can also keep track of inventory levels at your company—automatically creating purchase orders if inventory levels for a particular item fall below a certain level.
Overall, the Oracle E-Business Suite is an extremely powerful, robust, and intuitive ERP system that can meet the needs of virtually any business.
Oracle E-Business Suite Disadvantages
One of the primary disadvantages for the Oracle E-Business Suite is that it can be less user-friendly than some other platforms—particularly for small businesses. There are also many modules for the platform, that work, but do not work as well as they do on other systems. The default tax module and sales modules found on the Oracle E-Business Suite is often not adequate, leading companies to have their own custom modules built.
Microsoft Dynamics, as the name implies, is built on Microsoft infrastructure and syncs seamlessly with other Windows business applications—allowing for an easy transfer of information across all systems.
Microsoft Dynamics Strengths
As we mentioned above, Microsoft Dynamics syncs with other Windows applications, making the sharing and transfer of information simple. It provides exceptional collaboration features, allowing different parts of the company to share information effortlessly. Since it is built on Windows infrastructure, implementing Microsoft Dynamics takes considerably less time than other systems. According to Panorama Consulting Solutions has the shortest implementation time of the three systems we are discussing in this blog.
Microsoft Dynamics is multi-lingual and can work with a number of different currencies around the world—making it ideal for large international businesses.
Microsoft Dynamics Disadvantages
Despite all the strengths discussed above, no program is without its faults. Microsoft’s cloud ERP option is lacking compared to other solutions and many improvements need to be made on this front.
Although Microsoft Dynamics is generally regarded as more small business friendly than Oracle, there have been increasing complaints over the years that the platform has moved towards a model built for larger companies, leaving small businesses looking for an ERP system geared more towards small businesses.
SAP holds the largest market share in the ERP solutions industry. In 2012, SAP actually controlled approximately 25 percent of the market. Oracle followed with 13 percent and Microsoft Dynamics with 5 percent.
Although SAP is a very large company, they do not exclusively work with major commercial enterprises. They actually have a product that is very small business friendly, with thousands of customers that employ less than 1,000 people.
Their software is very intuitive and provides a number of business intelligence features including dashboards, report writing, and data storage.
For those that are unfamiliar with SAP, it can take a while to pick up compared to Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics, but once the basics are learned, it is an easy system to use.
Although prices can vary depending on the features you need, SAP tends to be more expensive than its competitors—which may make it a less than ideal solution for small to medium sized businesses with limited IT budgets.
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