Comparison

OVERVIEW Features Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance Business Edition Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Enterprise Edition Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2
Suggested # of Users/ Business Market size From 10-250 Users (Small to mid-size businesses) with a 300 seat User maximum. (Small to mid-sized businesses generating between $5M and $50M) From 100s to 1000s of Users (Small to mid-sized businesses generating between $5M and $500M) Designed for businesses with 250+ Users (size and scale challenges of Larger, Enterpriseclass organizations). From 5-250 Users (Small to mid-size businesses) with a 500 seat User maximum. (Small to mid-sized businesses generating between $5M and $500M)
Provided basic functionality Finance, Purchasing, Sales, and Inventory (no Production, Warehouse, HR, or Service modules available). Customers are usually migrating from lower end or manual financial software systems. Finance, Purchasing, Sales, Inventory, Production, Warehouse, Human Resources, Service and Inter-company transactional capabilities Finance, Purchasing, Sales, Inventory, Production, Warehouse, Projects, Human Resources, Travel and Expense, Service and Transportation. Richer manufacturing and Public Sector capabilities. Inter-company transactional capabilities. Retail and Advanced Warehouse capability options. Segmented for Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, Field Service, Project Service Automation, Retail and Talent Finance, Purchasing, Sales, and Inventory , Fixed Assets Customers are usually migrating from lower end or manual financial software systems.
Additional Sales and Marketing features (Reduced feature set) Dynamics 365 for Sales and Marketing (CRM) integration available. Full blown Dynamics CRM integration possible, but only available at reduced feature set integration points Item Charges, Shipment methods, Shipment agents Dynamics 365 Enterprise suiteoption integrates full blown Dynamics CRM with Operations 365 functionality using the Common Data Model (CDM) & (CDS) Services Offer integration with Dynamics 365 for Sales and Marketing (CRM), Advanced Pricing
Additional Item Features Light cost accounting Lot tracking, Locations and related functionality, MRP Lot tracking, Locations and related functionality.Advanced Warehouse capabilities available. Multi-site and locations. Site based costing and inventory
management. Master Planning capabilities. Support for Enterprise managed Item Master.
Inventory Tracking, Sales Order Processing, Bills of Materials, MRP
Additional Purchasing features Purchase quote, Item charges Purchase quotes, Requisitions, policies, workflows, category management, RFQ, Purchasing hierarchies, and replenishment strategies Three-way PO and Invoice matching, PO creation, separate Inventory receipt,
Administration features Common security roles Links-to attach documents, Notes-for adding info and notifying users, Comments-for adding any comment/text, common security roles, and User Role Centers Highly configurable and agile including document attachments, SharePoint file integration, common security roles, workflows and workspaces
Customization System Configur-ations & AppSource Apps (MS Plug-ins) System Configurations, Custom-Developed functionality, & ISV add-ons More complex and time consuming than NAV to configure
Deployment Only available through extensions Available through extensions and though changes to base code
Deployment Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) only. Web based- hosted on the cloud. Local (on premises) or SAAS (Cloud) Deployment currently available Local (on premises server) Deployment or SAAS (Cloud only) Deployment or Cloud Hybrid Deployment currently available Local (on premises) or SAAS (Cloud) Deployment currently available
Software Upgrades Automatic Requires Project creation to implement updates Automatic for Cloud Deployments, varies for other options
Purchase types Subscription Perpetual or subscription Subscription (Perpetual in near future)
Licensing types (Local) Perpetual “Solution Functionality”(Local) Perpetual”User” Licensing(Local) Infrastructure Licenses (SQL, SharePoint, Windows Server, and (Local) add-on licenses may also be required) Subscription Licenses (include Infrastructure licenses Subscription Licenses (include Infrastructure licenses for strictly cloud based), both User and (mobile) Device available. Additional add-on subscriptions may be required for Power BI, non-production instances, additional storage, sandboxes, and related Server/User licenses etc. Local/ hybrid installs (SQL Sever 2016 & Windows
Server 2016, others)
User Types “Named” Users only “Named”, “Limited” also “Concurrent” Users* “Named” Full Users”Other” Users (Team member or Activity subscriptions), ISV or device users “Full”, “Limited”, “Self-Serve”, also “Concurrent” Users*
Support Metrics Direct tech support in multiple service levels from MS, as well as Partner provided support (varies) Direct tech support in multiple service levels from MS, as well as Partner provided support (varies) Direct tech support in multiple service levels from MS, as well as Partner provided support (varies) “Direct tech support in multiple service levels from MS, as well as Partner provided support (varies)
Client access options Web browser, mobile application, or tablet application From Windows client, or from Web browser, mobile application, or tablet application Web browser, mobile application, or tablet application Web browser, mobile application, or tablet application
Dimensional and BI Reporting capabilities Does not support Management Reporter. Uses Account Schedules and internal parameters to create financial statements. MS Excel. Extensive and advanced analysis by Dimensions. Power BI integration, SSRS, available add-ons Broader analysis by Dimensions with additional control. Power BI integration, SSRS, SSAS, Management Reporter, & MS Excel Multiple Segments for GL Account Structure. Out-of-Box reports with Report Writer tool, 1000 SSRS Reports that can be published to SSRS Site or SharePoint, Refreshable Excel Reports, SmartList, Out-of-Box Data Warehouse with 5 pre-built cu-bes, Integration with Power BI
Implementation costs (1=Lower to 5=Higher) 1 2 3 On average about 1.5X more than Dynamics NAV, due to more complex configuration, but usually shorter time to implement compared to SAP and Oracle ?
Total Cost of Ownership Rating(1=Lower, 5 =Higher)*Considering 30+ Users 1 (Lower cost per Named User compared to others and infrastructure costs are included in license fees) 2 3 3
Office 365 integration
Workflow capabilities
Preferential Industries Preferred platform amongst financial and services industries. Preferred platform amongst manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain industries. Preferred platform amongst manufacturing, distribution, supply chain and retail industries Preferred platform amongst discrete manufacturing, distribution, public sector, professional services or financial services industries.
Flexibility and scalability Not designed for companies in global business, but does support multi-currency, with home currency and unlimited foreign currencies and simple currency conversions. Elementary multi-company support. Multi-language, multi-currency capabilities with the scalability to accommodate the needs of larger organizations doing business globally. Currency exchange rate provider services are configurable. Rapid Start data migration and management tools Multi-language, multi-currency capabilities (with multi-rate types like buy rates, sell rates, spot rates, etc.) with the scalability to accommodate the needs of larger organizations doing global business. Both Reporting and Accounting currency support. Currency exchange rate provider services are configurable. Data migration and management tools Multi-language, multi-currency capabilities with the scalability to accommodate the needs of larger organizations doing business globally.
BUSINESS SECTORS
Distribution
Government & NPO
Manufacturing
Retail
Services
INDUSTRY
Aerospace & Defense
Automotive
Chemical
Consruction
Cosmetics
Electronics
Energy/Power/Utilities
Engineering
Fashion
Financial Services
Food & Beverage
Local Government
Media
Medical & Healthcare
Metalworking
Oilfield
Packging
Paint & Adesives
Pharmaceutical
Plastics & Rubber
Print & Design
Rental
Telecommunications
Woodworking/td>
ERP SOFTWARE FEATURES
Billing
Buisiness Intelligence Analytics
Costing
CRM
Customer Service
Design
Financials & Accounting
HR
Inventory Management
IT
Order Management
Planning & Scheduling
Project Management
Purchasing
Ouality Control
Sales
Shipping & Distribution
Supply Chain Management
Warehouse Management
Asset Management
Document Management
CUSTOMER SUITABILITY
Enterprise (1000+ Employees)
Medium Size (251-1000 Employees)
Small Business (1-250 Employees)
ADDITIONAL PRODUCT INFO
Multi Language
Multi Currency
Customizable
MOBILE CAPABILITIES
Android App
los App
Web App
SYSTEM HOSTING
Cloud
Installed O Premise