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Microsoft SQL Server

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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP ERP

In the on-premise world of things, it ruled the world. The ease with which it can be customized and the language support it provides is simply amazing. Their landscape and transport management is brilliant. It saves millions of dollars for huge enterprises. I only wish that their support model can be enhanced further.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

SAP ERP
8.3
Microsoft SQL Server
Pay calculation
SAP ERP
5.0
Microsoft SQL Server
Benefit plan administration
SAP ERP
9.2
Microsoft SQL Server
Direct deposit files
SAP ERP
9.2
Microsoft SQL Server
Salary revision and increment management
SAP ERP
9.2
Microsoft SQL Server
Reimbursement management
SAP ERP
9.0
Microsoft SQL Server

Customization

SAP ERP
8.0
Microsoft SQL Server
API for custom integration
SAP ERP
8.1
Microsoft SQL Server
Plug-ins
SAP ERP
7.8
Microsoft SQL Server

Security

SAP ERP
9.3
Microsoft SQL Server
Single sign-on capability
SAP ERP
9.3
Microsoft SQL Server
Role-based user permissions
SAP ERP
9.3
Microsoft SQL Server

Reporting & Analytics

SAP ERP
7.7
Microsoft SQL Server
Dashboards
SAP ERP
7.4
Microsoft SQL Server
Standard reports
SAP ERP
7.8
Microsoft SQL Server
Custom reports
SAP ERP
8.1
Microsoft SQL Server

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

SAP ERP
8.5
Microsoft SQL Server
Accounts payable
SAP ERP
8.9
Microsoft SQL Server
Accounts receivable
SAP ERP
8.8
Microsoft SQL Server

Inventory Management

SAP ERP
8.8
Microsoft SQL Server
Inventory tracking
SAP ERP
9.3
Microsoft SQL Server
Automatic reordering
SAP ERP
8.4
Microsoft SQL Server
Location management
SAP ERP
8.4
Microsoft SQL Server
Manufacturing module
SAP ERP
9.1
Microsoft SQL Server

Order Management

SAP ERP
8.2
Microsoft SQL Server
Pricing
SAP ERP
8.3
Microsoft SQL Server
Order entry
SAP ERP
8.7
Microsoft SQL Server
Credit card processing
SAP ERP
7.2
Microsoft SQL Server
Cost of goods sold
SAP ERP
8.5
Microsoft SQL Server

Pros

SAP ERP

  • 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.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

  • 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
Shivani Pandey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP ERP

  • 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)
Brandon Macapelit, CISA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

  • 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
Paul Nockolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 8.6
Based on 4 answers
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
Todd Bellamy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 6 answers
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.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 9.4
Based on 6 answers
SAP ERP is highly efficient with handling both large and complex organizations and it has the ability to handle different departments within the company and the data security is fool proof. It also automatically enables the data to be available between different modules such as SD and MM or HCM or IM and QM so users do not have to use multiple applications to run their everyday business.
Harminder Chahal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.2
Based on 10 answers
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.
Andy Erickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

SAP ERP

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

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Its does not have outages.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

SAP ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SSAS data cubes may some time slow down your Excel reports.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 9.0
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 7.8
Based on 33 answers
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.
luka horvat | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

SAP ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was good
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

SAP ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
very hands on and detailed training
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SAP ERP

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

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 6 answers
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.
Bill Starling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAP ERP

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.
John Mota | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

[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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

SAP ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SQL server does handle growing demands of a mid sized company.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAP ERP

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft SQL Server

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAP ERP

General

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

SAP ERP Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft SQL Server

General

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

Microsoft SQL Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise$13,748.001
Subscription$1,418.001
  1. Per License
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP ERP
9.1
Microsoft SQL Server
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

SAP ERP
8.6
Microsoft SQL Server
9.0

Usability

SAP ERP
9.4
Microsoft SQL Server
9.2

Reliability and Availability

SAP ERP
10.0
Microsoft SQL Server
10.0

Performance

SAP ERP
Microsoft SQL Server
9.0

Support Rating

SAP ERP
9.0
Microsoft SQL Server
7.8

In-Person Training

SAP ERP
Microsoft SQL Server
9.0

Online Training

SAP ERP
Microsoft SQL Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

SAP ERP
3.0
Microsoft SQL Server
9.0

Scalability

SAP ERP
Microsoft SQL Server
9.0

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