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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

SAP Business ByDesign

Do you plan on going public at some point? If so, this may not be the best solution for you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.3
SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
Pay calculation
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.9
SAP Business ByDesign
Benefit plan administration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
Direct deposit files
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Reimbursement management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Customization

Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.4
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
API for custom integration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Plug-ins
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.9
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2

Security

Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.9
SAP Business ByDesign
9.3
Single sign-on capability
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.9
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.8
SAP Business ByDesign
9.6

Reporting & Analytics

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.1
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Dashboards
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
SAP Business ByDesign
8.8
Standard reports
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Custom reports
Microsoft Dynamics GP
4.5
SAP Business ByDesign
9.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
Accounts payable
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Accounts receivable
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Cash management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
SAP Business ByDesign
Bank reconciliation
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
SAP Business ByDesign
Expense management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.4
SAP Business ByDesign
Time tracking
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.3
SAP Business ByDesign
Fixed asset management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
SAP Business ByDesign
Multi-currency support
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
SAP Business ByDesign
Multi-division support
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
SAP Business ByDesign
Regulations compliance
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
SAP Business ByDesign
Electronic tax filing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.9
SAP Business ByDesign
Self-service portal
Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.9
SAP Business ByDesign
Global Financial Support
Microsoft Dynamics GP
4.5
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.6
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Intercompany Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.6
SAP Business ByDesign
8.8
Localizations
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.6
SAP Business ByDesign
8.8
Enterprise Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.9
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Configurable Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.9
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Centralized Rules Framework
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Standardized Processes
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.9
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Inventory Management

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.5
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Inventory tracking
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.3
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Automatic reordering
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Location management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.8
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Manufacturing module
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.1
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Order Management

Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.8
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
Pricing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.2
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Order entry
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.9
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Credit card processing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
Cost of goods sold
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.7
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Order Orchestration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.2
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
End-to-end order visibility
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.4
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Order exception Resolution
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.3
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Automated Invoice Processing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Shared Services Payments
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Billings Management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.8
Customer Receipt Applications
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Customer Collections
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Cash Management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Asset Management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Travel & Expense Management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Period Close
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Transactions Tax
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2

Project Financial Management

Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Budgeting and Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Project Costing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Cost Capture
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Capital Project Management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Customer Invoicing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Customer Contract Compliance
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Project Financials Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Real-time Financial Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Embedded Business Intelligence
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Project Planning Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2

Project Execution Management

Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.3
Project Planning and Scheduling
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Project Manager Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Resource Manager Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Grants Management

Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Award Lifecycle Management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Spending Control
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Billing
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Procurement

Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Sourcing Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Invoice Automated Matching
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Supplier Management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Logistics

Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Inventory Visibility
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Warehouse Workforce Management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.6
Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Inventory Planning
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Performance Monitoring
Microsoft Dynamics GP
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

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

SAP Business ByDesign

  • I like the ease of use and the implementation methodology.
  • With SAP Business ByDesign you can integrate other systems with Web Services, and data technology to get information easy and fast.
  • SAP Business ByDesign includes an Analytics Module to create new reports in regards to your needs.
Henry Winchonlong | 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

SAP Business ByDesign

  • Time off request could be better. Right now, there is no option for sick time
  • It crashes often
  • Customization could be better
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

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 9.0
Based on 3 answers
SAP BYD work centers are consistent and easy to navigate once you understand one work center. The document flow tab that is in each window allows one to see all related transactions. Document flow is important because one is able to see the flow of transactions and can therefore reverse transactions by following the document flow in reverse. It is possible to group items in each overview screen to see what items are open. The system is working as hoped.
Larry Peck, CPA | 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

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Because SAP Business ByDesign allows us to improve our work, reduce the operational steps, implement audit controls, allows us found standard reports or it allows us to create new ones if you need more than the exists are enough for your work or your needs. Overall, SAP Business ByDesign allows us to standardize our operations, enhance our work, improve our skills, work over a web environment or mobile interface.
Henry Winchonlong | 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

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The Business ByDesign support is stablished since you contract the service with SAP. SAP resolves according to the service level agreement. Currently, we continue with the service and we are using the support channels available. We are receiving the support. The SAP support gets an incident and after that, they contact us to resolve the incident, if necessary, they set the meeting to understand it or we explain the incident
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I recommend implementing all workshops during the ERP selection that you need to know very well about the ERP software. It allows us to gather information to accurate the plan of the project implementation. Additionally, we must reach the high-level commitment to achieve the main goals, to define the RACI matrix and communicate to all project stakeholders.
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP Business ByDesign

ByDesign stacks up well against the competition. Companies that do multiple things are usually the best fit (manufacturing, distribution, and service). The more 'modules' used, the fewer competitors will be able to meet the company's needs. It is not inexpensive, but if the needs of the company have the complexity from either a global perspective and need localizations and foreign currency, or a volume perspective and need resources greater than what can be easily housed on-premise, ByDesign should be a top consideration.
Brandon Knight | 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

SAP Business ByDesign

No score
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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

SAP Business ByDesign

  • Positive - Access to the real-time reporting allowing for faster decision making especially when fixed price projects are heading into an over budget position.
  • Positive - Complex KPI can now be tracked and as a consequence intensive plans can be made to capitalise on this level of reporting. Staff also have clear visibility over their own performance.
  • Negative - We are a bit on the small side at 30 employees for a ByD solution so it was relatively expensive for us. It would be a much better value preposition above 50 employees.
Rod Taubman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Microsoft Dynamics GP

General

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

Starting Price

SAP Business ByDesign

General

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

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.8
SAP Business ByDesign
9.6

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.9
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Usability

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Dynamics GP
10.0
SAP Business ByDesign

Performance

Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.0
SAP Business ByDesign

Support Rating

Microsoft Dynamics GP
5.0
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Dynamics GP
8.2
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Scalability

Microsoft Dynamics GP
9.1
SAP Business ByDesign

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