Which Microsoft Dynamics ERP Solution Best Fits My Company?

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When it comes to enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, one size does NOT fit all.  A midsize professional services firm with one location has significantly different ERP requirements than a larger multi-site, multi-continent manufacturer. Some companies require greater scalability and customization, while others can achieve considerable gains with a simpler, yet powerful out-of-a-box solution, at lower cost and quicker deployment.

Microsoft designed its suite of four Dynamics ERP products – AX, GP, NAV, and SL – with these differences in mind. So, how do you determine which Dynamics solution best fits your company?

Here are some high-level distinctions between the four Microsoft Dynamics products, with the size and types of businesses they’re best suited for. See where your company fits.   

Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta)

  • For midsize and larger companies
  • Integrates systems across multiple sites, entities, countries, currencies and languages
  • Global in reach, yet adaptable to meet the unique functionality, usability compliance requirements for each department or location

Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains)

  • For growing and midsize organizations
  • Robust out-of-the-box functionality for accounting, e-commerce and manufacturing
  • Requires little customization and shorter deployment time
  • Lower-cost solution

Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision)

  • For midsize organizations
  • Built-in industry-specific functionality, even for the most highly specialized markets and business processes
  • Easier configuration leads to shorter deployment time
  • Available in more than 40 country and language versions

Microsoft Dynamics SL (Solomon)

  • For project-driven mid-sized organizations, including professional services, government contractors, field services, and construction management companies
  • Focuses on seamlessly integrating project management and accounting processes

Which scenario reflects your company’s ERP requirements?

These are big-picture distinctions to give you an initial feel for where your company might fit. For a more detailed analysis of your ERP requirements and recommendation of which Dynamics product is most suitable for your firm, contact ERT Group at 954-825-0888.


Byline: Enterprise Resources Technology Group, Inc. (ERT Group) is a technology consulting firm that empowers companies to grow and succeed with business solutions that streamline processes, improve productivity, and squeeze more profit from operations. ERT Group is a Florida Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a 2010 President’s Club member for Microsoft Dynamics – offering Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics ERP.

3 thoughts on “Which Microsoft Dynamics ERP Solution Best Fits My Company?”

  1. You have figured out nice distinction among all four Microsoft Dynamics ERP products and this is a good information for those who required integrated ERP solution with financial software. I agree that Microsoft dynamics GP is for mid-size companies and it will help to take better decision & reduce the input time.

  2. It's very true. Often times the smaller companies think, well if the company that I emulate is using it, then why wouldn't my company? Great article - very informative.

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