Microsoft Dynamics ERP: which solution is right for you?

MetaViewer provides an overview of the key capabilities in Dynamics AX, GP, SL and NAV

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By Guest on 29 June 2015
Microsoft Dynamics ERP: which solution is right for you?

As a provider of document management and a Microsoft Gold Partner, we are set up to work with a range of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. However, if you’re just starting out in the world of streamlining your business processes, you may be wondering which of the Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions is the right one for your company.

Here’s a brief breakdown of the four Microsoft Dynamics tools:

Microsoft Dynamics AX

  • Company size: emerging and mid-sized
  • Target industries: wholesale distribution, manufacturing, public sector, non-profit, retail, professional services, software, transportation
  • Target market: company revenue of US$50 million-US$2 billion
  • Strengths: industry-specific solution templates for distribution, retail, professional services, manufacturing, lean and public sector; enterprise functionality – share data across companies, e-banking, supports a shared services model; agile business enabling technology; integration tools support legacy and newest technology; integrated document control; automates procedures; enterprise reporting and analysis.

Microsoft Dynamics GP

  • Company size: small to large and everything in between
  • Target industries: healthcare, distribution, education, government agencies, non-profit, retail, consumer packaged goods
  • Target market: US$5 million-US$1 billion
  • Strengths: integrates with Microsoft Dynamics CRM; business alerts, routines, wizards and help; easy to customise; field service suite; collections management; extensive third-party offerings; integrated fixed asset module; integrated HR and payroll; integration with office.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

  • Company size: small to mid-sized
  • Target industries: consumer packaged goods, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, retail, professional services, high tech, oil and gas
  • Target market: US$10 million-US$500 million
  • Strengths: highly flexible and customisable; strong multi-company and consolidation support for unlimited companies in one database; localised in multi-country and multi-language; strong financial and cash management; supply chain management; three-tier architecture; job costing; Microsoft Office integration; basic HR.

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Company size: small to mid-sized
  • Target industries: contracting and government contracting, professional services, oil and gas, field services, construction, distribution
  • Target market: US$10 million-US$500 million
  • Strengths: strong multi-company support; easily customisable; time and expense for employees; professional services functionality; architectural, engineering and construction functionality; web-enabled project management functions; web services; integrated payroll module; government contract compliance capabilities; standard Microsoft Dynamics CRM integration.

We encourage you to do plenty of research before selecting an ERP solution and, once you’ve discovered the increased efficiency that accompanies it, that you look into all of the add-on solution options available to further streamline your business processes.

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