In researching why customers have chosen Dynamics GP over Sage MAS products - and even switched to Dynamics GP after implementing MAS 90 and 500, we have found some truly revealing differences in the products. These differences concern both large multi-location companies all the way to smaller family-run businesses who rely on ease of use and ability to connect to industry standard products at a low cost.
Familiar/Intuitive Windows - If businesses are already using Microsoft Office and Windows, then the learning curve for new implementations is made much shorter and simpler, because the users are familiar with the windows, toolbars, and the products Microsoft Dynamics GP integrate with ~ like Excel, Word, and Outlook!
Commitment to Technology and Development - Microsoft Dynamics GP is backed by technology that gives you the speed, power, and functionality to grow with your business. Microsoft's level of investment in business software is unprecedented in the accounting software industry. Wouldn't you rather run your company on an accounting system that is more likely to embrace and leverage new technologies as they emerge?
User Processing Made Quicker and Easier - With Mas90 and 200 you have to post in batches at all times, and kick people off the system in order to post. Case Studies have shown a 25% speed increase in processing invoices and sales orders within Dynamics GP over the MAS products. It is not easy to close the month in MAS as the Month-end closing is procedure driven and you cannot deviate. You must complete step 1 before moving to step 2. With Microsoft Dynamics GP closing a month can be a simple as ticking a box...and if you need to re-open the month, un-tick the box. As far as multi-national accounting processing is concerned, only 17% of the user requirements were met out of the box with MAS as compared with 84% of the requirements immediately being met with Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Inherent Integrations - MAS90 is not “Mapi” compliant. What does that mean? Well, being Mapi compliant means you can easily generate an email document from within Dynamics GP. Also, MAS hasn't earned the Microsoft Backoffice logo. Why? Not enough testing. This Logo indicates that there has been enough testing on the Microsoft SQL server and that they found it to be a stable SQL server solution. MAS doesn't use Microsoft Biztalk and XML compliance protocols. Having industry standard XML capability means you can build that electronic (EDI) supply chain with your customers and vendors far easier and for less money. That’s what Microsoft Dynamics achieves! MAS doesn’t use COM components so is not taking advantage of more efficient programming techniques that are out there.
Flexibility in Setup - What is the Maximum Periods in a fiscal year in MAS products? 13, while Microsoft Dynamics GP can handle 368 periods in a fiscal year. And the number of times a budget can be modified? Well, it’s 3 for MAS and 99,999 for Dynamics GP. What about the number of open periods in the General Ledger? That would be 26 for the MAS products and 99,999 for Dynamics GP.
To read about some of the advantages other companies have achieved and differences they have found, you can go to https://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/product/compare/sage.mspx and gain access to several case studies.
So why make the switch now? Well, Microsoft has given you TWO huge financial advantages to go along with the accounting advantages!
If you are a current SAGE customer, you can receive up to 50% off the license price of Microsoft Dynamics GP users and modules!
With your initial purchase, you can receive up to 25% of the original price as a rebate to use for your implementation and training services with your Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner!
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