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Saturday, August 27, 2011

SAP business one vs Microsoft Dynamics GP - highlights for consultants

In this small article we make not technical data of the side-by side comparison. Would rather we give you opinions from both sides - Microsoft and SAP. Both products were for medium-sized enterprises in the United States, Europe (but Microsoft Great Plains - leaves Dynamics GP version 10.0 - the continental Europe market somewhere in 2008, where Microsoft business solutions will probably put on Microsoft Dynamics NAV - again, this is contingent on progress with project green or now Microsoft Dynamics project). We come to the subject:
o strengthen Microsoft Dynamics GP. Microsoft, and the leader in operating systems, Office products, and also such platforms such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server - can now utilize ERP technology infrastructure, including ERP integration: SQL heterogeneous queries, SharePoint Workflows, web portals. At the same time, long time on the market for such products such as Microsoft Outlook Microsoft the opportunity offers, count on Outlook user experience - Microsoft Dynamics products need no user training (from the interface intuitiveness view) – Microsoft Dynamics CRM Outlook client, Microsoft Dynamics GP have closer integration with Outlook to version 9.0. It is some comments on another Microsoft product - Microsoft Small Business Accounting - integrated where to create invoices and to promote Outlook contacts to your MS-SBA customers with MS Outlook.
o SAP business one. This product was bought by SAP of Israel software development company four years ago. The driven reason was probably the need, enter into small and medium-sized customers, as well as SAP requires such product multilanguage and complex international taxation rules easily adaptable. SAP business one has CRM, ERP/production modules and technical ERP/MRP/CRM for production or maintenance subsidiary of large companies may be used as. SAP business one has modern architecture and design, and this is what might be, select one of the strengths of decision making ERP platform. Microsoft Office must SAP business one integration — e-Mail via MS Outlook client / SMTP to it and to integrate with MS Office on the level of COM objects
o Microsoft Dynamics arguments. At the time when Microsoft Dynamics / Project Green enable Microsoft ERP products work with Microsoft Office technologies, SAP several years behind in this direction is work. SAP is currently shrinking enable Microsoft SAP MySAP integration with Microsoft Office. Microsoft has this strong argument against SAP business one - SAP sets industry experts, which very much and probably business and industry vertical consulting implements come ERP from medium-sized enterprise in General ERP/MRP consulting and expertise first. The result is longer implementation cycle, as well as complexity with SAP business one integration with technology innovative and legacy products
o SAP business two arguments. Microsoft tries to resolve, technical solutions and technologies. It's excellent ERP platform enough, if we give you, which has plus allows good integration tools for Microsoft Office integration with Windows platform itself – can ASP.NET or c#.NET (our comment - can your SAP business one communicate with the outside world with such non-Microsoft platforms as IBM Lotus Notes Domino and Lotus Notes as a document workflow)
o additional Microsoft arguments. There are Analytics out there on the ERP strategic research market, Microsoft in the opinion to the support that business one need SAP technological advances (e.g. development, own Office platform, or more closely with Microsoft Office products) to stay current with the ERP market in 2010...
o additional considerations. SAP has change of course additional bells and whistles, such as language - you can switch keyboard shortcut Cnrtl German, French or Portuguese (Brazil), US English. Microsoft Dexterity has been in previous lighting technician and supports a nice feature and Unicode - not such the question asked by the view from China, India and Arab world.