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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Dynamics GP

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.
Michael Bartlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

QAD

If you're setting up operations where you have to manage manufacturing builds from raw components to finished goods, I would recommend QAD. It's nice to have subassemblies part numbers for your builds and enter in the number of accepted quantities and rejects. QAD is very helpful if you have a lot of parts floating around. I would not buy QAD if you only have to manage less than ~20 parts... just use Excel.
Dat Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.3
QAD
10.0
Pay calculation
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.8
QAD
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
QAD
10.0
Direct deposit files
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
QAD
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
QAD
10.0
Reimbursement management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
QAD
10.0

Customization

Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.4
QAD
10.0
API for custom integration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
QAD
9.9
Plug-ins
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.9
QAD
10.0

Security

Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.9
QAD
10.0
Single sign-on capability
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.9
QAD
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.8
QAD
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.1
QAD
10.0
Dashboards
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
QAD
10.0
Standard reports
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
QAD
10.0
Custom reports
Microsoft Dynamics GP
4.5
QAD
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
QAD
10.0
Accounts payable
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
QAD
10.0
Accounts receivable
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
QAD
10.0
Cash management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
QAD
Bank reconciliation
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
QAD
Expense management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.5
QAD
Time tracking
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.3
QAD
Fixed asset management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
QAD
Multi-currency support
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
QAD
Multi-division support
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
QAD
Regulations compliance
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
QAD
Electronic tax filing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.9
QAD
Self-service portal
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.9
QAD
Global Financial Support
Microsoft Dynamics GP
4.5
QAD
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
QAD
Intercompany Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.6
QAD
Localizations
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.0
QAD
Journals and Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.6
QAD
Enterprise Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.9
QAD
Configurable Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
QAD
Centralized Rules Framework
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
QAD
Standardized Processes
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
QAD

Inventory Management

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
QAD
9.3
Inventory tracking
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.3
QAD
10.0
Automatic reordering
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
QAD
8.0
Location management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.7
QAD
9.0
Manufacturing module
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.1
QAD
10.0

Order Management

Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.8
QAD
9.0
Pricing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
QAD
8.0
Order entry
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.9
QAD
9.0
Credit card processing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
QAD
9.0
Cost of goods sold
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
QAD
10.0
Order Orchestration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.2
QAD
9.0
End-to-end order visibility
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.4
QAD
9.0
Order exception Resolution
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.3
QAD
9.0

Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
9.2
Production Process Design
Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
9.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
8.0
Production Management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
9.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
9.0
Configuration Management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
9.0
Work Definition
Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
10.0
Work Execution
Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
10.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
9.0
Manufacturing Costs
Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
10.0

Supply Chain

Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
8.3
Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
7.0
Inventory Planning
Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
8.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
9.0
Performance Monitoring
Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
9.0

Pros

Microsoft Dynamics GP

  • 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.
Tricia Wolfe Jarvis | TrustRadius Reviewer

QAD

  • The QAD Enterprise application is great, we only started using this application a few years ago. The Master Scheduling Workbench has been a great improvement to our daily operations.
  • The Web-based QAD Supplier Portal has also been implemented recently in our company and has been a huge help to our purchasing and materials department.
  • The QAD support that we receive has helped our company grow and is a major asset in upcoming projects.
Amanda Bell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Dynamics GP

  • 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.
Candi Southall | TrustRadius Reviewer

QAD

  • Needs more flexibility to add/configure new indexes (if using the Progress Database) as the current indexes on key tables like transaction history are not helpful
  • Need a better support system for the TMS/Precision interface
  • Need better KnowledgeBase articles to understand the innerds of Pricing functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.9
Based on 7 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QAD

QAD 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The cost / benefit of changing to a different ERP will create a high cost and low benefit that's why I believe that we'll continue renewing QAD for a long time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 7.0
Based on 5 answers
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.
Constance Quigley | TrustRadius Reviewer

QAD

QAD 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use, zero or minimum cost to maintain the database (DBA etc) , no issue with OS ( Linux), stable database
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 5.0
Based on 7 answers
The rating is directed to the thrid party serive provider that we use. I do not now how good the Microsoft direct support is.
Brad Price | TrustRadius Reviewer

QAD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 8.2
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QAD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Dynamics GP

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.
Eric Mereen | TrustRadius Reviewer

QAD

QAD is very easy to use once it's set up. It's basically an Excel sheet that can handle a lot more data points and faster. It's nice that you can dump the data stored in QAD to a CSV file and analyze in Excel. Careful narrow down the data searches to a limited number of points or Excel will crash.QAD is much easier to set up than Arena and SAP. And the numbering systems you can create in QAD is more customizable.
Dat Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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
Tricia Wolfe Jarvis | TrustRadius Reviewer

QAD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Microsoft Dynamics GP

  • 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!
Melissa Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

QAD

  • It help us to reduce the inventories (FG and RAW)
  • It reduce the time to adjust to the constantly changing international customs laws
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Dynamics GP

General

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

Starting Price

QAD

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
QAD
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.9
QAD
9.0

Usability

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
QAD
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Dynamics GP
10.0
QAD
8.0

Performance

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
QAD

Support Rating

Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.0
QAD

Online Training

Microsoft Dynamics GP
QAD
7.0

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.2
QAD

Scalability

Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.1
QAD

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