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Microsoft Dynamics AX

Top Rated
106 Ratings

Aptean Intuitive ERP

8 Ratings
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Score 6.9 out of 101

Microsoft Dynamics AX

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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Aptean Intuitive ERP

If you have a programmer and are willing to let them learn the system and want software to function the way you run your business this may work well. If you do not have a programmer on staff and are willing to change your business to match the software but think in the future you may wish to modify your ERP software this may work out well. If you want something you can modify quickly this is not a good choice. If you do not wish to modify the code nor your business practices an evaluation would be required. It does allow substantial modifications, but there are areas it may not fit with your business so well. It is possible that Intuitive may happen to make the options you require available in the future.
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Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX is best suited for medium to large manufacturers and allows communication between various departments in the company, as well as different locations globally. Data is integrated in real time where it can be accessed across the enterprise. I think it is not well suited for small companies. It would be too expensive in that regard, so would not be cost effective. It's also more power than most small companies would need.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
API for custom integration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
Plug-ins
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1

Security

Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Single sign-on capability
Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.2
Role-based user permissions
Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9

Reporting & Analytics

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Dashboards
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.1
Standard reports
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.9
Custom reports
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.9
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Accounts payable
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Accounts receivable
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Global Financial Support
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Intercompany Accounting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Localizations
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Enterprise Accounting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.6
Configurable Accounting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Centralized Rules Framework
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8
Standardized Processes
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4

Inventory Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.7
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Inventory tracking
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5
Automatic reordering
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Location management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Manufacturing module
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.4

Order Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.5
Pricing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Order entry
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.1
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Credit card processing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Cost of goods sold
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Order Orchestration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
End-to-end order visibility
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Automated Invoice Processing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Shared Services Payments
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8
Billings Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.8
Customer Receipt Applications
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Customer Collections
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Revenue Recognition
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Cash Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Period Close
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.4
Transactions Tax
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.4
Subledger Reconciliations
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.6
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Asset Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.1
Travel & Expense Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2

Project Financial Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.4
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.7
Budgeting and Forecasting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Project Costing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Cost Capture
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.4
Capital Project Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
3.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Customer Invoicing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Project Planning Collaboration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0

Procurement

Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.8
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.1
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.3
Sourcing Analysis
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.4
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Electronic Signatures
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.7
Supplier Assessment
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Supplier Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.3
Supplier Portal
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.8
Contract Authoring
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0
Contract Compliance Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0
Contract History
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.6
Contract Repository
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.2
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Invoice Automated Matching
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Spend Compliance Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.9

Manufacturing

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.6
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.7
Production Process Design
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Production Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Work Definition
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Work Execution
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Manufacturing Costs
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.5
Supply Chain Business Flows
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.0
Configuration Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.0

Supply Chain

Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Forecasting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.4
Inventory Planning
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Performance Monitoring
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.9
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.4

Payroll Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.3
Pay calculation
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.6
Benefit plan administration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.2
Direct deposit files
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
10.0
Reimbursement management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.5

Project Execution Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.8
Project Planning and Scheduling
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.8
Project Manager Dashboard
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.4
Resource Manager Dashboard
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.6
Task Insight for Project Managers
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.8
Team Member Task Collaboration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.6
Project Candidate Search
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.2
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.8
Defineable Resource Pools
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.6
Defineable Resource Pools
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.2
Talent Profiles
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Absence Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
4.0
Product Lifecycle Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
2.0

Grants Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Award Lifecycle Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
6.0
Billing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0

Logistics

Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
5.1
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.8
Transportation Sourcing Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.8
Transportation Process Integration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.8
Transportation Execution Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.3
Freight Payment Automation
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.3
Trade Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.8
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Customs Document Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0
Fulfillment Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
8.0
Inventory Visibility
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.9
Warehouse Workforce Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.8

Product Lifecycle Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
3.0
Ideation Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
1.0
Requirements Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
1.0
Product Master Data Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Microsoft Dynamics AX
7.0

Pros

  • Easily allows adding fields to the database. The data manager reads all fields, so just adding a field automatically brings it over.
  • Optionally purchasing a tool called "Form Wizard" allows non-programmers to add new fields to a form and move around existing fields freeing up the developer to work on other things.
  • They have a wrapper for the DevXpress grid which allows individual users to add and remove columns pertinent to their specific job.
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  • Dynamics AX is reasonably intuitive and easy to learn and use, even for workers who aren't extremely computer savvy.
  • Dynamics AX integrates and communicates well with our PLM system in real time.
  • Dynamics AX ties the information and data created and used by various departments together immediately, making needed data available to the people who need it.
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Cons

  • Documentation. The design of en extensible system works well once you figure it out. Some things can be tricky and time consuming.
  • They provide no support for customizations. I can understand not wanting to help write specific custom code, but they refuse to even tell anyone what a method on a base class does unless you pay them $200 an hour.
  • Their proprietary design can cause modifications to take longer. If you use one of their forms you can not load it, you must call their launch function and put you code in the "Execute" method. If they were more standardized the documentation issue would not be so bad.
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  • Inventory managment
  • User functinality
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Likelihood to Renew

Aptean Intuitive ERP10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have a lot invested in this from user education to customizations. It would be hard to justify the cost for changing.
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Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 4 answers
N/A. I am exclusively on the implementation side.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX9.0
Based on 1 answer
Dynamics AX MES is a good product, once deployed and stable, much easier to manage for the operationally than legacy systems.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 1 answer
Microsoft did a reasonably good job supporting the deployment efforts to multiple factories and ongoing stabilization. I don't think that MES was intended for the large enterprise volume and complexity levels our operations required.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX9.0
Based on 1 answer
It took a lot of work, but Microsoft ultimately did a good job with in-person training, including being onsite in multiple global locations for extended periods.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX8.0
Based on 1 answer
Our solution deviated from a number of key out-of-the-box standards that were included in Online training. We just used that for introduction to the general functionality.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Dynamics AX7.3
Based on 2 answers
Users in some cases were busy and not engaged, so those areas went slower. Configuration by the consultants was good, but at time complicated.
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Alternatives Considered

This is the only ERP product I have used.
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I have not evaluated any-other type of similar product
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Return on Investment

  • Since we can customize it I would like to think it has been beneficial.
  • It is difficult to measure how well business would have done without the software.
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  • Over $150M in direct benefits, including eliminating the hard and human resource costs of supporting multiple non-standardized processes and software platforms across the globe.
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Pricing Details

Aptean Intuitive ERP

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Dynamics AX

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details