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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Payroll Management

    8.2

    SAP ERP

    82%

    Microsoft SQL Server

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP ERP ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Pay calculation

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    9.2
    92%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    8.1
    81%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    9.4
    94%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    9.2
    92%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customization

    6.9

    SAP ERP

    69%

    Microsoft SQL Server

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API for custom integration

    7.6
    76%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plug-ins

    6.1
    61%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    9.3

    SAP ERP

    93%

    Microsoft SQL Server

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    9.1
    91%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    9.6
    96%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    8.8

    SAP ERP

    88%

    Microsoft SQL Server

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    8.5
    85%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    8.7
    87%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    9.1
    91%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    8.6

    SAP ERP

    86%

    Microsoft SQL Server

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Accounts payable

    9.4
    94%
    39 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Accounts receivable

    9.3
    93%
    39 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Inventory Management

    8.8

    SAP ERP

    88%

    Microsoft SQL Server

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Inventory tracking

    8.9
    89%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automatic reordering

    9.6
    96%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Location management

    8.1
    81%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manufacturing module

    8.9
    89%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Order Management

    8.6

    SAP ERP

    86%

    Microsoft SQL Server

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SAP ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Pricing

    8.5
    85%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Order entry

    8.4
    84%
    34 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Credit card processing

    8.6
    86%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost of goods sold

    9.0
    90%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SAP ERP is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Microsoft SQL Server is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Implementation Rating
    • SAP ERP and Microsoft SQL Server are tied in 1 area: Availability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    SAP ERP

    90%
    46 Ratings
    9.1

    Microsoft SQL Server

    91%
    94 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.6

    SAP ERP

    86%
    4 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft SQL Server

    90%
    6 Ratings

    Usability

    8.8

    SAP ERP

    88%
    10 Ratings
    9.9

    Microsoft SQL Server

    99%
    10 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    SAP ERP

    100%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft SQL Server

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    SAP ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft SQL Server

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    SAP ERP

    91%
    11 Ratings
    7.9

    Microsoft SQL Server

    79%
    49 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    SAP ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft SQL Server

    90%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    SAP ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft SQL Server

    90%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    3.0

    SAP ERP

    30%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft SQL Server

    90%
    10 Ratings

    Configurability

    SAP ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft SQL Server

    100%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    SAP ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft SQL Server

    90%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    SAP ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft SQL Server

    90%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    SAP ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft SQL Server

    90%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    SAP ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft SQL Server

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SAP

    The availability of the leading and non-leading ledgers meets our financial reporting requirements and helps us fulfill both the stock exchange requirements at the parent company level and country-specific requirements at the operating entity level. In addition, the Open Item Managed Account feature ensures that reporting teams optimize their efforts on subsystem-driven accounts to achieve accounting concurrency.
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    Microsoft

    Microsoft SQL Server is a great RDBMS and meets all of our requirements. If you need a stable DB platform to support your line of a business application you'll be well served. Licensing costs are far cheaper, more portable and a lot more user friendly than Oracle. Product support and security patches from Microsoft are strong.
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    Pros

    SAP

    • Organizational resource management and integration of different departments with each other as a software automation
    • We have Access to all insights and analytics data from anywhere
    • It doesn't matter how big your organization is, it supports everything from small companies to giant high-tech organizations, and they all have access to data at very high speeds.
    • If you use the web and cloud version, the initial costs will be greatly reduced and even a small start-up small company can enjoy the benefits of SAP ERP.
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    Microsoft

    • Easy to configure and use with Visual Studio and Dot Net
    • Easy integration with MSBI to perform data analysis
    • Data Security
    • Easy to understand and use
    • Very easy to export database and tables in the form of SQL query or a script
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    Cons

    SAP

    • SAP sometimes gets slow whenever most of the people in the company simultaneously use it
    • Hopefully they would extend background job processing to all tables in SAP since it sometimes goes time out whenever extracting large historical data (ex. 5 years expense data)
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    Microsoft

    • The import/export process can be tricky to follow with lots of steps and could be better for importing flat files
    • Obtaining help from Microsoft is cumbersome and often other internet sources are better and quicker
    • The documentation is not great and again it's generally better to obtain help elsewhere if needed
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    Pricing Details

    SAP ERP

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SAP ERP editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Microsoft SQL Server

      Starting Price

      $0 Per License

      Editions & Modules

      Microsoft SQL Server editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Enterprise$13,748.001
      Subscription$1,418.002

      Footnotes

      1. Per License
      2. Per License

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      SAP

      The cost of SAP as an ERP is quite high and the switching costs associated with ERP systems are even higher. That being said moving from one ERP to another only happens once in a great while for large organizations. Those switching costs include retraining, IT hardware requirements, outside consultants and more
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      Microsoft

      We understand that the Microsoft SQL Server will continue to advance, offering the same robust and reliable platform while adding new features that enable us, as a software center, to create a superior product. That provides excellent performance while reducing the hardware requirements and the total cost of ownership of our solution.
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      Usability

      SAP

      It is worth my time as far as my concern I just loved the product and it has saved me from many problems that I used to [deal] with earlier overall it has [enhanced] my work efficiency that is why I am happy to give this rating to this product Also I loved the features and worth my working skills.
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      Microsoft

      SQL Server mostly 'just works' or generates error messages to help you sort out the trouble. You can usually count on the product to get the job done and keep an eye on your potential mistakes. Interaction with other Microsoft products makes operating as a Windows user pretty straight forward. Digging through the multitude of dialogs and wizards can be a pain, but the answer is usually there somewhere.
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      Reliability and Availability

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      Its does not have outages.
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      Performance

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      SSAS data cubes may some time slow down your Excel reports.
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      Support Rating

      SAP

      Well, I've had several scenarios where it was evident that they simply buy time. At the same time, their Product Support and Implementation teams are most likely not in sync. What's said by a member of implementation may not hold good when you refer the same thing with a member of the support team.
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      Microsoft

      We managed to handle most of our problems by looking into Microsoft's official documentation that has everything explained and almost every function has an example that illustrates in detail how a particular functionality works. Just like PowerShell has the ability to show you an example of how some cmdlet works, that is the case also here, and in my opinion, it is a very good practice and I like it.
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      In-Person Training

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      It was good
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      Online Training

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      very hands on and detailed training
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      Implementation Rating

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      Other than SQL taking quite a bit of time to actually install there are no problems with installation. Even on hardware that has good performance SQL can still take close to an hour to install a typical server with management and reporting services.
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      Alternatives Considered

      SAP

      SAP is totally integrated as are many of its greatest competitors, but the level of detail in the integration between modules puts SAP heads and shoulders above all others. Granted, the SAP implementation can be much more difficult to perform, but in the long run, the amount of effort you put in will result in excellent usability. After using Oracle's E-Business Suite for over 20 years, we did a due diligence search that lasted over 18 months before making a decision to go with SAP. This was a result of our Oracle system being made "un-upgradeable" due to a custom module that Oracle Consulting actually built for us. We were stuck in an old version of their database that would not work upon patching to the next version.
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      Microsoft

      [Microsoft] SQL Server has a much better community and professional support and is overall just a more reliable system with Microsoft behind it. I've used MySQL in the past and SQL Server has just become more comfortable for me and is my go to RDBMS.
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      Scalability

      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      SQL server does handle growing demands of a mid sized company.
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      Return on Investment

      SAP

      • SAP has helped in transparency across different business unit and single financial view of the company that previously did not exist.
      • The cost of supporting the solution is slightly higher than the previous ERP and the consulting solutions cost more.
      • Overall SAP has brought in positive ROI and uniform business practices across the organization
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      Microsoft

      • Increased accuracy - We went from multiple users having different versions of an Excel spreadsheet to a single source of truth for our reporting.
      • Increased Efficiency - We can now generate reports at any time from a single source rather than multiple users spending their time collating data and generating reports.
      • Improved Security - Enterprise level security on a dedicated server rather than financial files on multiple laptop hard drives.
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