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Comparison of SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics ERP Software

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Both the ERP providers SAP and Oracle have many different strengths and weaknesses. Many large organizations are in need of a comparison of the two software products to analyze the weaknesses and strengths of the two providers. SAP and Oracle are both suitable for organizations having business units beyond borders and the software can meet different requirements of the client's. These software are also strong in the way it provides technical maturity, tolerance for risk, scalability and value for money. These providers are reliable providers that have been dominating the markets from more than decades.

New Technology

Oracle provides better integration to different applications and quality software based on new technologies. It provides innovative solution and a better technology but the products also come with certain level of uncertainly because it has been in the developing stage. SAP is based on core processes and follows a fixed pattern.

Size of Organization

These two leading ERP providers' suit large organizations but it may not be the best solution for small business units although Dynamics can be considered for small companies as it provides low cost option to small and midsized organizations.

Flexibility

SAP is considered less flexible because it is tightly integrated and it follows a fixed business process throughout the enterprise .It can be difficult to modify the core processes but Oracle can accommodate many complex systems and sometimes a high number of customizations - makes it difficult for the company to enforce standard methodologies.

Microsoft's ERP provides better generic solution instead of verticals and it can also provide customized solution.



Employee satisfaction level

Employee satisfaction level of Dynamics is more than the other two because its UI is same as Microsoft Office - which is easy it understand. As for the complete solution - Oracle has a high rate of customer satisfaction as compared to SAP that has also been praised for providing a better business value as compared to Oracle and Dynamics.

Time, Cost and Risk of implementation

On an average the implementation time of Oracle and SAP is more as compared to Dynamics. Both the software support Tier II ERP systems but the cost of implementation of Oracle is less as compared to SAP by at least 20% - and the business risk can be high as compared to Dynamics. As compared to Dynamics both the leading ERP software can cost more and take more time for implementation.

Dynamics provides better predictability of cost as compared to Oracle and SAP but it comes with higher risk and sometimes, the actual duration of implementation can be unpredictably high as compared to estimated duration and sometimes, the satisfaction level of the executives and management is low.

Support for internationalization

All the three ERPs provide a good support for internationalization which includes handling international requirements and scalability. Dynamics has been installed on 14% of the organizations across the globe and its product line can be implemented on an average in about 18 months which is less than the other two ERPs that takes more than 20 months for implementation.





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