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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Dynamics SL

For a small to mid-size business, MS Dynamics SL is effective. We are capable of managing our finances with a very low risk of error. We have worked with MS Dynamics for almost 15 years and have more than doubled the size of our business in that time with very few issues from the program. We have exponentially increased our revenue and reporting demands and have found SL to be very dependable and stable. The program does have the occasional glitch and those are sometimes outside of the realm of expertise of our IT department. SL support is excellent, but their timeliness is not as urgent as ours.
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SAP ERP

Well suitable for large organizations with complex business processes. It provides best practices and built-in processes for a wide range of industries – from manufacturing and distribution to professional services and retail.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
SAP ERP
7.6
Pay calculation
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
SAP ERP
5.0
Direct deposit files
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
SAP ERP
8.3
Reimbursement management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP ERP
8.3
Benefit plan administration
Microsoft Dynamics SL
SAP ERP
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
SAP ERP
7.9

Customization

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
7.7
API for custom integration
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
7.2
Plug-ins
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
8.2

Security

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1
SAP ERP
8.8
Single sign-on capability
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
SAP ERP
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.9
SAP ERP
7.7
Dashboards
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
SAP ERP
7.5
Standard reports
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.3
SAP ERP
8.0
Custom reports
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
SAP ERP
7.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.2
SAP ERP
8.3
Accounts payable
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
SAP ERP
8.0
Accounts receivable
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
7.8
Global Financial Support
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.2
SAP ERP
Intercompany Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.2
SAP ERP
Localizations
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.2
SAP ERP
Journals and Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
SAP ERP
Enterprise Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP ERP
Configurable Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.6
SAP ERP
Centralized Rules Framework
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
SAP ERP
Standardized Processes
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.5
SAP ERP

Inventory Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
SAP ERP
7.8
Inventory tracking
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
8.3
Location management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
SAP ERP
7.6
Manufacturing module
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
7.7
Automatic reordering
Microsoft Dynamics SL
SAP ERP
7.6

Order Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
SAP ERP
7.7
Pricing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
8.0
Order entry
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
7.7
Credit card processing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP ERP
7.2
Cost of goods sold
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP ERP
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
SAP ERP
Order exception Resolution
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP

Subledger and Financial Process

Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.5
SAP ERP
Automated Invoice Processing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.6
SAP ERP
Shared Services Payments
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
Billings Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
Customer Receipt Applications
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
SAP ERP
Customer Collections
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.2
SAP ERP
Cash Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4
SAP ERP
Asset Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.5
SAP ERP
Travel & Expense Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
SAP ERP
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.5
SAP ERP
Period Close
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
Transactions Tax
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP ERP
Subledger Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.2
SAP ERP
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP ERP

Project Financial Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.5
SAP ERP
Budgeting and Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.6
SAP ERP
Project Costing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.9
SAP ERP
Cost Capture
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.6
SAP ERP
Capital Project Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
SAP ERP
Customer Invoicing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
SAP ERP
Project Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
SAP ERP
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.2
SAP ERP
Project Financials Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
SAP ERP
Real-time Financial Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.6
SAP ERP

Grants Management

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
SAP ERP
Award Lifecycle Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
Spending Control
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
Billing
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
SAP ERP

Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
Production Management
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP

Supply Chain

Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP
Inventory Planning
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
SAP ERP

Pros

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • AP, AR and GL processing is straight forward and quite efficient. Period posting is a great control of operations.
  • Project setup is quite easy for users, as is review and analysis. We manage by budget for each project and have never had an issue or need for additional information
  • Time and Expense capturing by employees is painless and efficient. This is highly important to a project centric organization. It meets our needs and users are content.
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SAP ERP

  • Our customers have SAP ERP with different Enhancement packages, where the actual business works and uses entirely the system's modules, like HR, MM, PP, SD, FI, and CO, etc.... all these modules can easily interact along with different SAP products like CRM, SRM, BW, and many more for complete business running on an SAP landscape.
  • SAP ERP is SAP's advanced product, where SAP has made tremendous growth not only functionality-wise, but also technology-wise, which ultimately helps a complete business to be managed under a single umbrella,
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Cons

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Reporting in the Project module is lacking functionality. I understand that most companies have specific needs when it comes to tracking project information but the standard reports are not good.
  • I would recommend a product like Management Reporter that is for Projects only. Project Reporter should allow users to pull in all Project related data into reports.
  • Fixing suspended batches. Obviously all of us users have experienced this mess. SL knows what needs to be corrected and there could be some step by step fixes in a separate repair module to do the steps we do in Query Analyzer.
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SAP ERP

  • SAP ERP must make an effort to simplify the use of its system, considering that it requires learning time to make the most of its applications.
  • SAP ERP should look for ways to integrate modules better considering that in the simulation of the modules there can be confusion.
  • It is a complex program that must offer its users a module to help with the use of tools so that they can take full advantage of the tools.
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Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 5.4
Based on 8 answers
The cost - benefit ratio is weak. And when I way benefit, I mean not just money, but time. We waste a lot of time dealing with SL's issues.
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SAP ERP

SAP ERP 8.6
Based on 4 answers
I am not part of the team that makes this decision but I would recommend renewing the contract. Most employees at Tennant are long term employees and would find it difficult to change to a different software. They are comfortable using SAP.
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Usability

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.8
Based on 6 answers
It takes some getting used to, especially if you aren't very technologically savvy. But I promise, it is definitely easy to manage once you've gotten used to it.
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SAP ERP

SAP ERP 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Once you learn how to use SAP ERP, it becomes a powerful tool for analysis and inventory management.
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Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.9
Based on 2 answers
We have had only one unplanned outage for 2 hours in the last 30 months. We shut down for 30 min to 1 hour once a month, but that is for Microsoft OS updates to the servers. Being a 24/7 world wide operation, the reliability is really important. We do get an 8 hour window on the weekend that we can be down for a short period to install Microsoft Dynamics SL updates, but we do not have many of those. On our last version upgrade, we shut the users out at 9:30 am and were fully operational in less than 6 hours. The upgrade was New SQL server, New SL server and 2 new Citrix servers.
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SAP ERP

SAP ERP 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Support is only used when needed, so unfortunately ,they get all the odd issues. It's a difficult business, but Microsoft and our firm do a great job of meeting customer needs. We get routine feedback that our support services are very good.
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SAP ERP

SAP ERP 3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Don't use a firm to help you unless they have a fair amount of experience. This product is deep and broad-get all the capabilities you paid for.
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SAP ERP

SAP ERP 3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Dynamics SL

SL is lacking in various places for a direct sales type of company plan. Currently, we are looking into other options and have decided on Microsoft Dynamics AX as a solution. The move to AX will allow us to keep ordering in one system instead of two (right now we are forcing SL and another program to speak to each other = Giant mess), and it will also be a better springboard for getting us into a mobile app position with our consultants. Unfortunately, years of SL in this environment has not proven to be a good solution at this time, and we are moving in a different direction
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SAP ERP

Previously all of the company's operations management activities were worked with Microsoft Office Excel, a situation that caused problems with keeping the information organized and current. Therefore, the decision was made to use SAP ERP, a program that would adjust to the operational dynamics of the company because it allows each of the production plant, and the coordinations to work in an integrated manner, facilitating the analysis of the information, decision making, issuing of reports and reports, and the organization of the operational activities.
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Scalability

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.4
Based on 2 answers
Since the backbone of the database is MS SQLServer, the database can be easily scaled.
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SAP ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Increased employee efficiency. While using this program, I was able to complete payments to factories pretty seamlessly. I just had to select the invoice that was getting paid, and include it in the batch for payment.
  • Better customer service. I was able to better communicate with factories what was owed to them and why by entering the debit or credit notes and adding them to the batch to submit for payment.
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SAP ERP

  • SAP allows us to run a multi-national operation with overseas shipping and receiving
  • SAP allows us to consolidate financials across the globe to see a full picture of operational performance
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Pricing Details

Microsoft Dynamics SL

General

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

SAP ERP

General

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

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