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What Is the Difference Between Microsoft Dynamics NAV and GP?


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If you have been researching financial management or ERP software systems, then you have probably realized that Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics GP have a lot of similarities.

Both NAV (formerly Navision) and GP (formerly Great Plains):

  • Enable you to manage all areas of your business from finances to operations to human resources, projects, supply chain, and even manufacturing processes
  • Have a familiar interface that works like other Microsoft tools that your people use every day – making them easy to learn and adopt
  • Work seamlessly with other Microsoft systems and tools, like Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Are available on-premises, hosted, or in the cloud
  • Enable you to do business across multiple locations, entities, countries, and languages
  • Surface key business data and facilitate data analysis so that you can make decisions more efficiently
  • Will grow with your business and support your needs long-term

However, it isn’t their similarities, but their differences that will help you select one solution over the other to address you unique business needs. To help you better understand their differences, we’ve created a GP vs. NAV Comparison Chart which gives you some additional details about the strengths of these two ERP solutions, including:

GP vs NAV Comparison Chart

  • Dynamics GP’s out-of-the-box payroll capabilities
  • Dynamics NAV’s extensive manufacturing functionality
  • Dynamics GP’s ease of implementation for companies outgrowing entry-level accounting systems
  • Dynamics NAV’s ability to support truly international businesses that require localization

See the Side-by-Side Comparison of Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV then find out what these solutions would cost your organization with our Dynamics ERP Quick Quote!

By Socius, an Ohio Microsoft Dynamics GP and Ohio Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner

2 Responses to “What Is the Difference Between Microsoft Dynamics NAV and GP?”

  1. Suzy says:

    It’s crucial that you do your comparisons before choosing a new system, so you can ensure you’re choosing the most suitable solution for your organisation. You can find out more about the difference between the Microsoft Dynamics suite her: http://www.dialogdynamics.com.au/microsoft-dynamics-ax-vs-nav-vs-sl-vs-gp/

  2. Suzy says:

    This is a great article. Dialog Dynamics has done a comparison of all 4 of the Microsoft Dynamics’ solutions. Check it out here: http://www.dialogdynamics.com.au/ax-vs-nav-vs-sl-vs-gp/