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Pros
"You can track everything from beginning to end quite easily.""The solution offers integrations with other software as well. We have integration with Microsoft Office where we can do Word and Excel, etc.""The stability was reliable."

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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
"The purchase order and processing aspects of the solution should be improved.""With payroll, the payroll that they have offers US or Canadian tax. However, here, our tax payments are different from the US and Canada. It is very difficult to put in our tax tables. We need some customization. It should be readily available for any country to use according to their tax implications. The system should know different types of tax regimes around the world so that it can accommodate. It's a little bit rigid on that.""This is now a legacy product, so they're phasing it out over time."

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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
"For us, in our local currency, it costs us around 5 million Botswanan Pulas a year. It's quite a lot of money."

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"It is an expensive solution.""The price of this product is an issue for some customers.""I have found the price of the solution is on the medium to the expensive side of the scale. There is a license for this solution and there are additional maintenance fees.""The solution is expensive.""We're not sure yet. I think it was six figures a year, over 100,000. It has straight-up licensing fees.""Licensing works on a subscription model for the cloud version and it's a one-time fee for the on-premises version."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: There is a yearly licensing fee that the company would have to pay, plus the cost of hosting and hybrid cloud costs.
Top Answer: Overall, the solution wasn't that great. The product doesn't do consolidations. It was hard to navigate the solution and the UI, the user interface, wasn't any good, to be honest. We found it hard to… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup could be better. They can make the process a little easier. The functions that we require will be available in the next release. We specifically need a new model, and I think we have… more »
Top Answer: We use SAP S4HANA for our main backup processes. Most of the backups processes if for sales, supply, accounting, and financial.
Top Answer: I like the user experience and usability of SAP Fiori, which is one of the main features that we are using.
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Also Known As
Dynamics GP, MS Dynamics GP, MS Dynamics GP, MS Dynamics GP
SAP S/4HANA
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Overview

Microsoft Dynamics GP is a complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and medium-sized businesses. Dynamics GP helps you gain greater control over your financials, inventory, and operations. It’s easy to implement and use and empowers informed decisions that lead to business success.

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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Rural Metro, WASH Multifamily Laundry, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Elcome International LLC, Batteries Plus Corporate Stores, Catalogic Software, Choate Rosemary Hall
Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
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Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider15%
Construction Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Manufacturing Company27%
Construction Company18%
Marketing Services Firm9%
Government9%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider25%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Media Company4%
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Small Business55%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise27%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise57%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Dynamics GP vs. SAP S4HANA and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
522,946 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Dynamics GP is ranked 17th in ERP with 3 reviews while SAP S4HANA is ranked 3rd in ERP with 16 reviews. Microsoft Dynamics GP is rated 6.0, while SAP S4HANA is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Dynamics GP writes "Robust system with a good integration manager but needs better budgeting features". 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 GP is most compared with SAP Business ByDesign, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Viewpoint ERP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX, whereas SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. See our Microsoft Dynamics GP vs. SAP S4HANA report.

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