Comparing Dynamics ERP Solutions: AX vs. GP vs. NAV vs. SL

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Microsoft’s portfolio of Dynamics ERP software solutions have some common, distinctive characteristics that make them all industry leaders.  Each of the four Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions has a customizable, role-based user environment with an intuitive interface based on other Microsoft technology, like Microsoft Office, so that it is familiar and easily adopted by users.  In addition, all of the Dynamics ERP solutions boast stable product histories and direct integration with Dynamics CRM.

With all of these similarities, it can be hard for an organization to determine which is the right solution for its business needs.  Here’s a quick overview of some of the differences to help you pick the best solution for your business:

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Geared toward mid-sized to large businesses, Dynamics AX provides core ERP functionality while fitting the unique needs of the manufacturing, distribution, retail, services, and public sector industries .  Because it enables you to operate across locations, languages, and countries, Dynamics AX is an ideal replacement for multiple legacy systems, enabling organizations to adopt a single, global ERP deployment.  Due to its Microsoft service-oriented architecture, Dynamics AX is also uniquely suited to be deployed in a two-tier ERP strategy for global organizations.

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Dynamics GP is particularly suited to the needs of growing small to mid-sized businesses due to its scalability.  It is quick to implement and rapidly starts delivering value on its out-of-the-box financial and operational functionality.  Dynamics GP offers rich reporting with direct integration with Excel and Business Intelligence tools that enhance business decision making.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Especially suited for midsized business management, Dynamics NAV is easily customizable and simple to integrate with other business solutions.  While it provides core ERP functionality to organizations in any industry, it includes advanced supply chain management tools that are especially useful to distributors and manufacturers.  Dynamics NAV supports multiple languages and locations, giving organizations a global reach across their business and network of suppliers and vendors.

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Dynamics SL meets the needs of small to midsized project-oriented businesses.  By combining project management functionality with strong core financial management tools, organizations can gain greater insight and visibility into their projects.

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