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Pros
"It was an okay solution when we delivered hardware and we had to do maintenance.""Dynamics AX provides a lot of functionality.""If anyone is familiar with Microsoft products then they can handle it easily.""I like that it's a complete ERP solution from production level to branch level.""It is stable, suitable for businesses, and covers all business needs.""The relation between CRM and Sales, that's the main strength of this ERP.""One of the valuable features of the solution is how easy it is to use."

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"Responsive, comprehensive and optimized solution.""It is a very powerful, highly customizable tool.""In terms of its most valuable feature, I would say the finance module.""The performance of the solution is excellent.""The processes have been reduced from almost 10 steps to four or five steps. It's really been simplified.""From a technology standpoint, the theory and analytics are fascinating.""The key modules that I find most valuable are material management (MM), financial accounting and controlling (FICO), and human resources (HR).""The scalability is excellent, especially on cloud deployment models."

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Cons
"It is being decommissioned.""The product is standardised across industries so it is not a good fit for all types of sectors.""There should be the capability for users to enhance the application by using a low-code or no-code product from the Microsoft family.""There are so many errors.""There is no Arabic interface in Microsoft Business Central, which is a big weak point.""They should include some modules related to solving customer problems or resolving support tickets from our customers — like a help desk for ERPs.""The integration could improve for the future."

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"Lacking in some customizations.""It requires a lot of planning to implement the product correctly.""The common issues being raised right now by the end users are mostly related to the usability.""The cost of the solution is quite high. It needs to be adjusted.""The theory-side of the solution needs to be improved.""Every year, when a new version is released, it comes with a very thick booklet of 300 or 400 pages and it is a little difficult to comprehend.""The two things that need to be improved are price and customization.""Technical support has been declining. They aren't as responsive as they used to be."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is expensive.""It's too expensive for customers to take this on themselves. As partners, we will buy this on behalf of the customers and then charge this value for each project.""It is $180 to $200 per user per month with a minimum of 20 users, which makes selling the product a bit difficult.""I don't know how much this solution costs off the top of my head, but I know that the cloud and SaaS solutions are cheaper."

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"It is an expensive solution.""The price of this product is an issue for some customers."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: One of the valuable features of the solution is how easy it is to use.
Top Answer: The integration could improve for the future.
Top Answer: We are using the solution for a small organization.
Top Answer: The two things that need to be improved are price and customization. These are two dynamic changes that every customer will want.
Top Answer: We are a pre-sales team and I have been working as a consultant for SAP S4HANA. Most often, we deal with manufacturing CPG customers. We prefer the complete SAP S4HANA Suite, with all of the… more »
Top Answer: The key modules that I find most valuable are material management (MM), financial accounting and controlling (FICO), and human resources (HR).
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Also Known As
Dynamics AX, Axapta, MS Dynamics AX, MS Dynamics AX, MS Dynamics AX
SAP S/4HANA
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Overview
Microsoft Dynamics AX is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that is simple to learn and use so you can deliver value faster, take advantage of business opportunities, and drive user involvement and innovation across the organization.

SAP S/4HANA stands for SAP Suite 4 HANA. It is a next-generation integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is designed for businesses of all sizes, in all industries, that require deep and broad functionality combined with a high degree of flexibility. SAP S/4HANA was launched in 2015 and been adopted by more than 3,200 customers over a period of sixteen months. SAP S/4HANA is materially different from anything SAP has done before and represents the company’s biggest innovation since SAP R/3.

SAP S/4HANA is intended to provide a digital core for an organization. It is fully architected for the most advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and is designed on the most modern design principles with the SAP Fiori user experience to create a personalized and simple feel on users’ device of choice (tablet, laptop, mobile). SAP S/4HANA aims to simplify an organizations’ system landscape and reduce total cost of ownership by shrinking the data footprint while at the same time improving productivity levels in the form of higher throughput. S/4HANA can be deployed either on premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid combination for quick time-to-value. Timelines for cloud deployments average around six months.

SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive business innovation by connecting people, devices, and business networks in real time to support the development of new business models. It will also help accelerate the adoption of, and connection to, the Internet of Things and Big Data. SAP S/4HANA can analyze big data at unprecedented speed allowing users to access real-time information from anywhere, any way they’d like and thus help managers make truly insightful decisions. The simplified data model allows customers to reimagine their IT, helping to drive lower costs and deliver IT efficiency. This, coupled with the SAP S/4HANA prediction and simulation capabilities allow it to anticipate the impact of business outcomes. By doing all the above, SAP S/4HANA aims to provide ultimate sophistication in the simplest possible manner.

To learn more about SAP S/4HANA, visit http://go.sap.com/product/enterprise-management/s4hana-erp.html

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ConQuaestor, D & H Distributing, Sunny Queen, Mesa Associates, Britax Childcare, Ibema, Arafa, Sabo S.p.A.
Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company43%
Real Estate/Law Firm29%
Retailer14%
Computer Software Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company6%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Manufacturing Company33%
Construction Company22%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Government11%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider27%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Media Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business69%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise25%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Dynamics AX vs. SAP S4HANA and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
502,104 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Dynamics AX is ranked 7th in ERP with 7 reviews while SAP S4HANA is ranked 5th in ERP with 9 reviews. Microsoft Dynamics AX is rated 7.8, while SAP S4HANA is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Dynamics AX writes "Provides a lot of functionality". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S4HANA writes "Complicated and robust, this suite delivers a total solution with rigorous and exhaustive planning ". Microsoft Dynamics AX is most compared with SAP ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle ERP Cloud and IFS Applications, whereas SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle E-Business Suite, NetSuite ERP and Infor LN. See our Microsoft Dynamics AX vs. SAP S4HANA report.

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