AppDynamics vs. Microsoft Dynamics GP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AppDynamics
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
AppDynamics is an APM and Mobile APM program, with application mapping and predictive capabilities. These capacities enable automated remediation and code-level diagnostics in real time. It can be deployed on-premise or as a SaaS.N/A
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Dynamics GP is an ERP software with accounting capabilities. It includes various packs for customizability and features tailored to specific industries’ needs. GP is offered as a perpetual license or subscription.N/A
Pricing
AppDynamicsMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AppDynamicsMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AppDynamicsMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AppDynamicsMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
8.6
63 Ratings
12% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
Application monitoring9.563 Ratings00 Ratings
Database monitoring7.461 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts9.261 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive capabilities8.160 Ratings00 Ratings
Application performance management console9.260 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration tools7.750 Ratings00 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring8.933 Ratings00 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting8.831 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.6
17 Ratings
10% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings6.116 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.012 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.016 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.014 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
25 Ratings
1% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.024 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings7.019 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.6
36 Ratings
18% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings6.129 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.036 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
37 Ratings
12% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.035 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.035 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
44 Ratings
9% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings6.041 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.032 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings6.032 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings6.037 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings7.027 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings7.013 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings6.025 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings6.011 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings7.012 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings6.07 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.018 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings6.016 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings7.022 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings6.014 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings6.012 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.8
24 Ratings
0% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings7.022 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.012 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings6.013 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
AppDynamics
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
22 Ratings
8% below category average
Pricing00 Ratings6.016 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings7.019 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings6.022 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
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User Ratings
AppDynamicsMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(63 ratings)
7.0
(50 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.9
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(6 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppDynamicsMicrosoft Dynamics GP
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Platforms for software as a service (SaaS) frequently cater to a large number of users with a variety of needs and usage patterns. Because AppDynamics offers multi-tenant monitoring capabilities to track performance across various customer environments, it is a good choice for SaaS platform monitoring. SaaS providers can maximize resource utilization, proactively detect and resolve performance issues, and provide a dependable and consistent user experience for their clients with AppDynamics.
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Microsoft
A large company where users have one function- for instance, where someone only receives or works in payables. That minimizes the number of windows they need. A smaller company where one user does multiple functions will require a lot more training and user knowledge to navigate, and it makes it harder to secure users. You also have to understand that GP started life as Great Plains, designed for accountants. The other modules were added on after Microsoft bought Great Plains, which means that modules like Manufacturing are red-headed step children with much smaller support ecosystems. So, if you're starting fresh, you may want to look at something built for the mobile world. D365 and Business Central are a lot more money, buggy, and hard to customize and essentially still vaporware. Microsoft is heavily investing there, leading to the previously mentioned question about the future of GP. If I was starting today I would be hard pressed to justify jumping into GP in a world where Salesforce ties in with so many programs. GP has MRP but it is limited so it's hard to justify a manufacturer starting with GP today.
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Pros
Cisco
  • AppDynamics delves deeply into traceability and profiling at the code level. By identifying and refactoring any hidden performance hogs in our code, we can directly observe the performance improvements.
  • AppDynamics provides real-time dashboards and in-depth insights into each layer of the application stack, lifting the curtain on performance.
  • AppDynamics gives us the ability to proactively detect and resolve performance issues. We are able to keep things running smoothly for our users and stop outages.
  • We can monitor stability and performance prior to, during, and following releases with AppDynamics, which helps to minimize regression risks and facilitate smooth rollouts.
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Microsoft
  • User friendly interface
  • Able to be extended into multiple areas of your business
  • One feature we have been using for a few years is EFT for payables - it has significantly reduced the time spent paying vendors and reduced our check printing and mailing costs. It is very easy to setup and use.
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Cons
Cisco
  • Improving the clarity and comprehensiveness of the documentation could benefit users. Clearer documentation ensures that users can make the most of all the functionalities
  • Leverages AI and machine learning for intelligent insights, aiding in issue identification and prediction.
  • Competitive, with AI-driven features becoming increasingly common in APM solutions.
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Microsoft
  • With respect to the allocations, once the expense is entered into the allocation account, you lose the ability to run any detail on just the total of the expense. It would be nice if you could run a trial balance on the allocation accounts the same way you can with regular accounts.
  • I've always thought security set up could be a bit simpler. It actually has gotten better through the years. Specifically, with eight separate entities, it would be nice to have a "master" setup where you could call up one group entity, assign the users rights, and then be finished. Currently, whenever I have a new user, I have to call up each individual entity and select all of the features I want the user to have. That means I have to do eight steps for each user.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
its working for us, we are familiar and comfortable with the tool and its proven valuable/indispensable in helping evaluate our code.
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Microsoft
Due the economic challenges that Puerto Rico is having, the company has had to merge some companies in order to be more efficient. It has been easy in GP to process those merges, even thought we had to spend days to accomplish that the process was smooth and accurate. In addition we were able to streamline the purchasing and sales process and the organization is confident to keep renewing GP for the future versions.
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Usability
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Though it is a basic accounting package, I believe some users do not find the old style menus and navigation options intuitive. There is also a great lack of training resources in the market, so users have to learn the product without guidance a lot, resulting in inefficient workflows and misuse or misunderstanding of many features.
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Support Rating
Cisco
AppDynamics has its own community site that includes forums and a knowledge base. On the forums, you can converse with other members of the community and ask technical questions as you have them. Though this forum isn’t filled with people there are active members for you to gain some valuable insights.
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Microsoft
The rating is directed to the thrid party serive provider that we use. I do not now how good the Microsoft direct support is.
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Basically the challenge with this implementation was the Business Portal, too many errors and even the aplication is up and running the users are still having issues. We will start planning the migraton to GP 2015 soon.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
It is distinguished from these programs because the platform provides visualizations of application processes, showing the interplay between various parts and services. Understanding the architecture of complicated apps and finding their weak spots is greatly aided by this.
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Microsoft
I come from a strong background of using SAP. SAP doesn't have the flexibility of GP, an example would be SAP doesn't allow core mods, if they catch you, you lose support. Microsoft doesn't really care about mods, but they will be quick to have the vendor you used support your issue if it is caused by those mods. With SAP your company adapts to the software, where with GP you adapt the software to you.
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Scalability
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
The functionality that GP and related ISV solutions offer and the ease of integration of GP to other systems makes it an extremely scalable solution
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • AppDynamics has played a pivotal role in optimizing our applications for a seamless user experience. The proactive monitoring and quick issue resolution have translated into improved user satisfaction and increased retention rates.
  • The initial cost and effort associated with implementing AppDynamics might be considered a negative impact, particularly for organizations with budget constraints. However, the long-term benefits have justified this initial investment.
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Microsoft
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP allows my clients to move from a paper or spreadsheet based company to an integrated, electronic, streamlined business. I love being able to help clients gain efficiencies through the use of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP allows for better customer service because everything is at our fingertips. If someone calls questioning an invoice, we can easily look it up. If someone calls stating they paid an invoice with a certain check number, we can quickly run a query to find that particular check number to see where it was applied.
  • Having everything on a single platform provides ease of use for upgrades, backups and end user training. There is only one software to learn!
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