SAP ERP Competitors and Alternatives

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Maggie Van Wyk
Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Aicrem Square
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
User-friendly, flexible and easy to customize, and offers good support for different industries

What is our primary use case?

We are a consultancy and we use this solution to provide services for our customers. Over time, I have used JD Edwards for a variety of use cases. One of the very recent ones was converting from strong discrete costing to actual costing in a manufacturing setting. Some other examples are capital asset management and AP automation.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the user experience, where you can create your own queries, it sends you alerts, and it's very flexible."
  • "I would like to see the HR features enhanced with respect to localization for South Africa and other countries."

What other advice do I have?

Most of my experience is with on-premises deployments, although I have also worked in an environment where we hosted it on the cloud. If you have a cloud-based deployment then it's managed and maintained by the vendor, although you can still have your own customizations that are unique to the business. The vendor continuously improves this product, basing their changes according to the feedback provided by customers. At this point in time, it is difficult to asks for specific features because they're very compatible with any other system in the market. They are very strong in the…
GIRIRAJ INJA
Senior Information Technology Specialist at Oilfields Supply Center Ltd
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Great finance modules and flexibility; not very user friendly

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for order management, bills of materials, work in progress, and finance. I take care of the infrastructure in the Oracle apps. We're a customer of Oracle and I'm a system analyst.

Pros and Cons

  • "Great finance modules and customization."
  • "Not user friendly."

What other advice do I have?

For someone who has never used Oracle, I would tell them that it's not a user-friendly application, so it takes time to get your head around it. On top of that, Oracle is mostly done in Linux and Unix which is completely command-based so from an administration perspective, it's helpful to have some experience and knowledge because it's not a walk in the park. Landscapes change and so do the products and services. With that perspective in mind, I would say that although Oracle is a very robust technology and a leader in certain areas, it takes time to adapt to it. Other technologies are far…
CS
Managing Director at a construction company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10
Holds data and traceable information

What is our primary use case?

We use SAP Business One as a back-office role for information on products. We use SAP APIs to connect directly to our financial systems and in the cloud and for customers. It supports SMEs. We have between 10 or 20 clients using ERP.ERP is used for food resource management and vehicle car sales business. The ERP system allows control, tracking, and reporting via analysis reports. It is also useful for sales reports and historical reporting, in addition to current productivity reporting.

Pros and Cons

  • "So there are a lot of features included with the ERP system."
  • "SAP could improve the performance of the business alignment with other products."

What other advice do I have?

It is simple for users to use, but we can design and understand how to customize the menus for technical staff. It takes a lot of experience to technically understand the environment, especially when you need to integrate other systems such as the HANA database. We need to have more Linux and freedom experience, but not as much as with Microsoft SQL Server. You also need network knowledge, which is something you can compare the HANA database to. I would rate SAP at about 8 out of 10.
RA
IT Programmer/Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Helps to keep things in order, and they have good technical support that is responsive

What is our primary use case?

We are mainly using this solution in the applications for accounts payable, and general ledgers.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature of this solution is the Infor GL tool that allows us to do our application support and development."
  • "The implementation could be simplified, it's complex."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Infor M3 to others who are interested in using it. It does what we need it to do, and it doesn't fail very often. I would rate Infor M3 an eight out of ten.
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