Compare Microsoft Dynamics GP, SL, NAV, and AX ERP systems (Part 2)

Comparison of Microsoft Dynamics GP, SL, NAV, and AX ERP systems

What sets them apart; and which one is right for your business.

Microsoft Dynamics Family of Line of Business Applications

Implementation of an ERP system is a large but incredibly impactful decision for any company. One of the most recognized names in software is Microsoft, and the ERP offerings from the Microsoft Dynamics line of business applications are among the most widely used in the world. With options for 5 person Advertising Companies all the way to 1,000+ person Wholesale Distribution corporations, and everything in between, Microsoft has your company covered, offering 4 very different ERP solutions.

Many advantages of the Microsoft Dynamics Suite are common across each program. Among those advantages, the familiarity of the interface to anyone that has used Microsoft programs (e.g. Internet Explorer, Microsoft office) is immediately apparent. The entire Microsoft Dynamics Suite also carries the pedigree of Microsoft’s extensive software history. This is even more apparent due to the use of Microsoft’s SQL Server for the database of all Microsoft Dynamics Products.

And although each offering in the Dynamics family has different levels of implementation, they all share a robust offering of customizations throughout each program. This can vary from simple field additions (custom entities) or naming, to entire layout and workflow changes.

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP

Dynamics GP, named for the Great Plains software company that started the development, has been built from the ground up to be an out of the box, yet customizable, ERP solution for small to mid-size companies (10-500 users). Among the targeted industries are legal offices, medical/dental, manufacturing, real estate and transportation. As mentioned, Dynamics GP can be deployed for your company very quickly without much customization needed, although it is available, and immediately give you access to operations, finance, business intelligence, forecasting and budgeting, HR and payroll, and even internal service tickets. Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics GP integration

Microsoft Dynamics SLMicrosoft Dynamics SL

Dynamics SL is Microsoft's ERP for small to medium-small (5-250 users) businesses that still need the power, customization and advanced features that are such a mainstay of the Microsoft Dynamics Suite. Advertising, financial services, not-for-profit companies, research, and retail industries are the primary targets for Dynamics SL, although the functionality is perfect for many other project and distribution centric companies. Some high-level features you can find with Dynamics SL are project activity tracking, finances, customer relationship, supply chain management, time and material billing, and invoice creation. Dynamics SL can help your company manage costs, streamline operations, and automate many business aspects. Learn more about integrating Microsoft Dynamics SL…

Clarity Can Help

No matter which of the ERPs in the Dynamics Suite product you choose, Clarity Ventures can help you implement, integrate and deploy you chosen ERP solution.

Visit the Dynamics Integration Resource Center for more information.