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Pros
"The vertical covers all aspects of functionality and integrates easily with the existing Office products.""Our data is much more manageable than before.""Microsoft products are very good in general. This product is flexible, easy to use, intuitive, and has good capabilities.""The solution is easy to use, flexible, and customizable.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""The customer support is good. The first level of support agent in every case was able to solve the problem very quickly."

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"SAP has provided a much more integrated platform for managing our manufacturing business.""This is a robust and feature-rich solution.""The architecture of the solution overall is great. It's great for development, testing, and production. I've worked with solutions where the architecture wasn't as strong and it was a disaster.""The transactional integration of operations is the best-recommended feature of this product. It provides integration of all operational modules.""The most valuable features are that it's very customizable and it's flexible.""It is the best solution in the class of ERP products.""It provides great visibility into the details of enterprise resource planning.""The system can be integrated with other SAP functionalities - such as finance, production, sales, marketing, HR, et cetera, and can also be customized to become a model that's specifically designed for my business. That's the solution's most valuable aspect."

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Cons
"We need to customize more often than we would like.""Customization and costs could be improved.""The solution is not best suited for larger-scale businesses.""The performance and virtual machine backup is not good with this solution and need improvements.""In Thailand, the support here could be better. The process to get an answer is too long.""It would be nice if the integration process was easier.""There is a lot of improvement needed in the top model, such as better integration with logistics, quality management, and data modeling for all revenue types."

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"This solution could be made more user-friendly for development teams.""The user interface needs to be improved.""The system is very big. It is not exactly user-friendly, due to the fact that it's so massive and complex.""The version that we are using lacks in reporting. The reporting feature needs to be constructed more in this product. There can be better scope for mobility. They could include the technical development of reports instead of depending completely on programming. The programming method needs to be easy.""SAP ERP needs to be more innovative when it comes to areas like mobility and the internet.""The product does not update budgeting based on exchange rates which is important for BPM.""It is very expensive to customize to meet compliance with regulations in some countries.""The solution is quite expensive. They need to work on the pricing to make it more reasonable."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The first time we tried to buy the newest version, it was expensive.""I have some subscription-based customer and a few customers who have perpetual licenses that hosted the application on the cloud.""The price of the solution is reasonable.""The price of the solution is reasonable."

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"This is a costly product.""There are licensing costs.""Some components are available at an additional cost, depending on the type of contract that you have.""The licensing costs are slightly on the higher side. They need to make it more competitive.""SAP is a bit on the costly side, but they also provide support and other things. We are paying for licenses and the use of the cloud.""SAP ERP is expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The customer support is good. The first level of support agent in every case was able to solve the problem very quickly.
Top Answer: There is a lot of improvement needed in the top model, such as better integration with logistics, quality management, and data modeling for all revenue types. The revenue resources could be improved… more »
Top Answer: The solution has far more features, processes, and functionalities than we previously had.
Top Answer: There's a lot of functionality that could be improved. We are far better now than we were before, but as a hospital we are very sensitive about security and risk because clinical information is very… more »
Top Answer: I work at a hospital and SAP provides core components. We're in the health industry and we use industry solutions that are designed specifically for health care. We are customers of SAP ERP and I'm a… more »
Ranking
8th
out of 54 in ERP
Views
2,330
Comparisons
1,954
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
501
Rating
7.8
1st
out of 54 in ERP
Views
14,909
Comparisons
13,082
Reviews
26
Average Words per Review
405
Rating
7.9
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Dynamics NAV, MS Dynamics NAV, MS Dynamics NAV, MS Dynamics NAV
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Overview
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a global enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that provides small and midsize businesses greater control over their financials and can simplify their supply chain, manufacturing, and operations. It's quick to implement and easy to use, with the power to support your growth ambition.
SAP ERP addresses the core business software requirements of midsize and large organizations in all industries and sectors. SAP ERP includes four individual solutions that support key areas of enterprise resource planning: human capital management, financials, operations, corporate services.
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Sample Customers
Harris Farm Markets, Mister Spex GmbH, Bounce Foods, Eurofin Services SA, Medica Medizintechnik, Associated Gaskets, Onduline, Sitka Surfboard Corporation, World Animal Protection
B&G Manufacturing, Unilever, Life is good Inc., Joy Global Inc., City of Cape Town, Bhopal Municipal, Corporation (BMC), adidas Group, Butcher & Packer Supply Company, Franklin Valve L.P., Evoshield, Prime Meats, a Norsan Group company, EMC Corporation, Varian Medical Systems Inc., FC Bayern Mªnchen AG, AkzoNobel Chemicals B.V., T¾V Rheinland, Pacific Drilling S.A., Fire & Rescue New South Wales, University of Amsterdam, Pa_alon S.A.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company20%
Media Company7%
Wholesaler/Distributor5%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company25%
Pharma/Biotech Company16%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business62%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise24%
REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise66%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Dynamics NAV vs. SAP ERP and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
509,820 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is ranked 8th in ERP with 6 reviews while SAP ERP is ranked 1st in ERP with 26 reviews. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is rated 7.8, while SAP ERP is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Dynamics NAV writes "Very well integrated but the area of customizations could be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP ERP writes "This is the best solution of this kind but has weakness in budget planning for certain user groups". Microsoft Dynamics NAV is most compared with SAP Business One, IFS Applications, SAP S4HANA, Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, whereas SAP ERP is most compared with Anaplan, IFS Applications, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SAP Business One and Infor M3. See our Microsoft Dynamics NAV vs. SAP ERP report.

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