ERPNext vs SAP ERP comparison

 

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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

ERPNext
Ranking in ERP
31st
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
2
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
SAP ERP
Ranking in ERP
1st
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
103
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the ERP category, the mindshare of ERPNext is 0.9%, up from 0.9% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of SAP ERP is 18.1%, down from 21.5% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Asim Nilose - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 12, 2023
An affordable tool that offers many useful and better modules than its competitors, along with great stability
First of all, ERPNext offers complete breadth, meaning you can have everything in a single ERP tool and access all the tool's key features since all the key modules are made available. For example, SAP Business One does not have a quality module or HR and payroll module, while ERPNext has modules for HR or payroll, quality, and projects while also inbuilt areas related to e-commerce point of sale, which are areas not covered by many ERP tools. In ERPNext, you also have a website module with which you can build a website. From a customer's point of view, the most valuable feature of ERPNext is the breadth and completeness of the tool. The aforementioned areas are all the features of the tool that I would prefer to focus on rather than just talking about a particular module. In general, the completeness of the tool is a valuable feature offered by ERPNext.
Srinivasan Kuppuswamy - PeerSpot reviewer
Dec 1, 2022
The amazing, robust framework with unlimited scalability earns its #1 status
The solution is not ready for the current e-commerce environment. Its was built for large enterprises who need to predictably optimize their human, material, and financial resources. ERP has evolved and businesses are changing. There are not many large corporations. Most are small enterprises with the capabilities of large enterprises through networking and platform integration. Some companies promote products but get things done with other enterprises as a network. Companies do not want to create new capacity but want to leverage existing capacity with innovative products. They do not want to spend resources on duplicating capacity or facilities. I do not think any ERP product is ready to support this environment so ERPs as a whole might end up being used for back-office functions only. It is not easy to evolve an ERP product because its intent is to integrate functions and processes within an organization. Whereas, in the new business model, processes are not limited to one's own enterprise but cut across different enterprises. There is no enterprise solution as this point in time for the current e-commerce environment so companies must integrate with many solutions.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"It is a stable solution. Stability-wise, I rate the solution a nine out of ten...I rate the product's initial setup a nine on a scale from one to ten, where one is difficult, and ten is easy."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is that it is a very user-friendly tool that is customizable based on the business environment."
"The features are very useful for finance."
"It is a stable solution."
"This is a robust and feature-rich solution."
"ERP is stable. The outcome is clear to us as far as the design goes."
"The solution is very mature."
"It's a good ERP system."
"The most valuable features of SAP ERP are that its robust, user-friendly, and secure."
"It is easier to migrate to SAP ERP from a legacy system. We have different products for data services, and it is easier to migrate to SAP ERP as compared to other solutions. Stability is one of the main features of SAP. What makes SAP ERP better than others is that SAP has taken into consideration the business processes of different industries, such as manufacturing. They have done the research, and they know what are the best practices. They have already implemented these best practices in SAP ERP, which are readily available for a client. Clients can also customize it based on their individual needs."
 

Cons

"The look, feel, and color are areas in ERPNext that can be improved."
"The tool has not come up with anything for some specific domains, like construction domains."
"Functionality could be improved."
"It should be less complex. It should also have better integration capability. I am using the ACC version, and in this version, the integration and the communication are very difficult and complicated."
"The user interface can be more intuitive and user-friendly by having it be more menu-driven, this would be a large benefit."
"The initial setup of SAP ERP is complex and it took a lot of time."
"Although you can use SAP as a Warehouse Management System, and you don’t need any other program for that purpose, it is not enough as a Transportation Management System. You need another program which is integrated with SAP."
"SAP is more expensive than some of its competitors."
"They need to improve a few processes, including transformation, intelligence, governance, modeling, etc."
"It's difficult to code; structured language is difficult."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"If one is cheap and ten is expensive, I rate the product price as a three."
"Price-wise, ERPNext is a cheap product. There are no licensing costs attached to ERPNext since it is an open-source product. You have to pay for the solution's hosting and implementation process."
"There is a one-time license that is needed to use the solution. The support is what is needed to be renewed annually."
"SAP ECC is not cheap but I consider it the best system for managing an organization's data and processes."
"I rate the product's price a nine on a scale of one to ten, where one is cheap or affordable, and ten is really expensive. The solution is expensive."
"SAP ERP is expensive."
"The product has high pricing."
"There are licensing costs."
"I don't know the price, but I know its licensing is on a yearly basis."
"The solution can cost approximately $1 million a year for maintenance for a small-size company and can grow from there. Approximately $1 million is needed for a good-size company."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
26%
Manufacturing Company
12%
Healthcare Company
10%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Manufacturing Company
13%
Computer Software Company
12%
Retailer
6%
Educational Organization
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about ERPNext?
It is a stable solution. Stability-wise, I rate the solution a nine out of ten...I rate the product's initial setup a nine on a scale from one to ten, where one is difficult, and ten is easy.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for ERPNext?
Price-wise, ERPNext is a cheap product. There are no licensing costs attached to ERPNext since it is an open-source product. You have to pay for the solution's hosting and implementation process.
What needs improvement with ERPNext?
From a look-and-feel perspective, Odoo is a bit more colorful and better looking than ERPNext. The look, feel, and color are areas in ERPNext that can be improved. In the future, areas concerning s...
Is Anaplan better than SAP ERP?
There are different aspects of both Anaplan and SAP ERP that I like and dislike. Anaplan improves forecast accuracy and drives up the quality of analytics. Rather than spending all of their time co...
What do you like most about SAP ERP?
The solution has made the most significant impact on our human resources function, specifically in HR operations and HR analytics. One feature of SAP ERP that I found most valuable is its use of co...
What needs improvement with SAP ERP?
The solution's graphical user interface (GUI) is outdated and could be improved.
 

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Sample Customers

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B&G Manufacturing, Unilever, Life is good Inc., Joy Global Inc., City of Cape Town, Bhopal Municipal, Corporation (BMC), adidas Group, Butcher & Packer Supply Company, Franklin Valve L.P., Evoshield, Prime Meats, a Norsan Group company, EMC Corporation, Varian Medical Systems Inc., FC Bayern Mªnchen AG, AkzoNobel Chemicals B.V., T¾V Rheinland, Pacific Drilling S.A., Fire & Rescue New South Wales, University of Amsterdam, Pa_alon S.A.
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