Can you advise what is the best ERP solution?
I want to know what is the best ERP solution: SAP, Sage or Microsoft Dynamics AX. Please share your suggestions with me. If you have alternative suggestions, I am open to hearing them.
Sage and SAP are two of the closest rivals in the Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) software mid-market; however, Sage and Microsoft have some of the most similar ERP solutions in terms of functionality and application. Sage Enterprise Management (formerly Sage X3) and the Microsoft Dynamics 365 product line (formerly Microsoft Dynamics AX) are two of the closest competing ERP systems for mid-market businesses and enterprises. The key differences that determine which is the best ERP for your needs are also those that define how your business operates.
While Enterprise Management and Dynamics 365 are both mid-market and enterprise-focused software solutions, they feature different approaches to fulfilling those roles. When comparing Sage Enterprise Management versus Microsoft Dynamics 365 for selecting the best ERP, these distinct strategies must be reviewed and weighed before coming to a final decision. Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides the most value for businesses with clear, static demands and already using a full range of Microsoft products, while Sage Enterprise Management is a scalable solution that can be positioned for growth and shifting conditions with help from the right partners.
Here are the key differences when comparing Sage Enterprise Management versus Microsoft Dynamics 365 that determine which is the best ERP for you:
• Publisher Size and Focus
Vendors of software products will position publisher size and market share as a deciding factor in your ERP system purchase, as we have pointed out previously. This is a misleading obfuscation that does not serve to inform you on how these factors will actually impact your search for the solution that meets your needs. These features only help you determine what a publisher’s focus is and what their future direction will be based on precedent.
Microsoft is a household name for its Windows operating system, which occupies over 80 percent of the personal computer market. However, while Microsoft commands the majority in this sector, their ERP products are outclassed by many other ERP solutions – including Sage in various markets. Dynamics 365 is just another item Microsoft sells into a market that is not their primary priority, while Enterprise Management is Sage’s flagship ERP system for their target customer base.
• Product History and Informational Resources
Sage Enterprise Management and Microsoft Dynamics 365 can be confusing products to research due to several name changes and redesigns both have experienced. Both Sage X3 and Dynamics AX were acquired from previous European developers in the early 2000’s and have gone through several successive development stages. The Dynamics suite in particular has gone through multiple redevelopments, including recent major changes that Microsoft has made little effort to explain to its customers or partners.
Microsoft Dynamics AX has gone from being named for yearly releases, to being named for Office 365, to being named Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition. It has been left up to Microsoft vendors to explain the changes and difference to customers, and some have not even bothered to update their materials because of the confusion. Microsoft’s approach is to avoid committing effort to communicating Dynamics 365’s functionality to every possible individual user.
Sage Enterprise Management went through a similar change but has had less major rebranding than Microsoft Dynamics and Sage provided clear informational updates throughout the process. As of 2018, Sage X3 became Enterprise Management as a more descriptive yet concise title that would communicate the product’s purpose succinctly. All of Enterprise Management’s features are presented clearly and in a way that any end user can understand.
• Stability and Scalability
Mid-market ERP systems fulfill a vital operational role and consequently must be able to provide functionality for multiple tasks. Out-of-the-box features available (or lack thereof) at initial implementation affect the total cost of ownership (TCO) for your new software. Knowing what integrations you will need from the start will provide you with insight into the final TCO, as well as being aware of what integrations are actually compatible before you actually need them.
The Microsoft Dynamics suite is inherently compatible with Windows and the full array of Microsoft office applications (Outlook, SharePoint, etc.); additional integrations require vendor development and it cannot be used on Apple or Linux machines. Historically, the Microsoft Dynamics suite also lacks core out-of-the-box functionality for several features and users will have to purchase additional modules to include those roles in their Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP.
Enterprise Management is a more flexible solution that is designed to fulfill multiple objectives and be applied to a wide range of stages of growth within the mid-market. It is built specifically to allow medium-sized businesses to grow into larger enterprises without being forced to adopt new technology applications to accommodate additional operational tasks. Sage Enterprise Management’s native functionality and open architecture allow it to be easily positioned as a vertical solution with seamless integrations by a Sage Master Developer such as SWK Technologies.
• Partners and Support
There is a noticeable difference in how Microsoft and Sage communicate with their audiences, as illustrated above. This translate further into the level of support customers and even partners receive from both publishers. Microsoft’s approach is reflected in their vendor relationships as well, who are also subjected to the sparse informational updates and lack of two-way interaction.
Sage takes a measurably different approach with partners and maintains a close relationship with valued resellers. Sage Master Developers such as SWK receive the same level of training as Sage’s own personnel as well as access to the product source code for additional development and customization. Sage will also personally become involved in supporting Enterprise Management implementations, as seen with SWK customer Avlon Industries in Melrose Park, IL.
• Final Thoughts
Sage Enterprise Management and Microsoft Dynamics 365 rank closely for several core features but do have key differences in native functionality and publisher focus that will affect the value your system delivers. Dynamics 365 Enterprise is technology-focused and is progressively pushing cloud-hosting on Microsoft Azure; Enterprise Management is a more reliable, proven solution that is accommodating of customization. The best ERP for your business depends on your particular pain points and goals.
SAP and MS Dynamic AX both are good. Sometimes you don't need to find what is best. Instead, you better get to know which platform will be serving your purpose.
In my advice, Deskera is the best ERP Software Solution company. Proficient in building ERP software that can manage data and management needs of enterprise operating in diverse business segments from single product operations to multiple locations and multi products. We integrate every single part of your business under a roof so that distribution, sales, customer service, and finance, every department will work in unison.
Take a look at http://www.salesorder.com. It's a fairly well established cloud-based product and I believe the company is open to some level of bespoke integration work.
A custom made ERP solution is much better and cheap. It will eliminate unnecessary options. You can get it developed as per your own requirement and regular maintenance cost will be a fraction of standard ones. You must with your basic needs and according to that you must get it developed.
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A custom made ERP solution is much better and cheap. It will eliminate unnecessary options. You can get it developed as per your own requirement and regular maintenance cost will be a fraction of standard ones.
You can contact me for further clarifications regarding how you can get it developed.