SAP ERP Review

SAP All in One vs. Oracle E-Business Suite vs. Microsoft Axapta

We put together an ERP evaluation for 3 proposed solutions.

The top 3 packages considered for detailed evaluation – SAP All in One, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Axapta. The Key Criteria used for Evaluation are as follows:

A. Functional Fit to meet current Business Requirements

B. Flexibility to support Future Enhancements

C. Project Implementation and Support

Functional Fit to meet current Business Requirements:

Bill of Material: Available for all three solutions. 

Utility tracking - all available except for Period end allocation to batches during month's end which is unavailable for both Oracle and Axapta. 

Integration of different modules - Unavailable for Oracle.

Cost Accounting/Drill down capabilities of reports - Not available for Oracle. 

Language compatibility - available in all three solutions. 

Production reporting, in terms of operation-wise reporting, is available in all three solutions.

Reorder level planning/Generates Orders based on Re-order level and Safety Stock - available for all three solutions. 

Flexibility to support Future Enhancements

Organization Structure: Regional cum Product line based matrix organization/Financial data capture along product line and geography based organisational structure - available for all three solutions. For Specialized Customer Orders and Expiry Date based Goods Issue - functionality not available for Axapata. Interface of PLC with ERP through middleware is available for all three of the solutions. 

Project Implementation and Support: 

Timeline for implementation would vary according to solution, for SAP the timeline would be 5 months, for Oracle 6 months and for Axapata 4 months. In terms of Ongoing Support, for SAP there is Availability of SAP Expertise within OLAM (QCH); for Oracle Expertise in Oracle Forms and Java;and for Axapata there is no in-house expertise.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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