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Pros
"The solution is easy to use, flexible, and customizable.""The initial setup is easy - because it stands on Microsoft offerings, it's simple and intuitive to use.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""Our data is much more manageable than before.""Has good integration with Power BI.""It is easy to use, and it works very well for small-scale companies.""For me, the main strengths of Microsoft Dynamics NAV are that it's user-friendly and light. These are its major wins. I have used other ERPs and their architecture were a little more complex when compared to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV architecture.""Microsoft Dynamics NAV is good for smaller-sized companies."

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"Built-in business intelligence has real-time reporting features that are quite handy.""The solution is scalable and very stable. You don't need to worry about the underpinning infrastructure.""The product has good functionality.""I find the most valuable feature for the solution to be the company is always evolving by making the product better with continual updates.""ERP Cloud's most valuable features are general ledger, accounting, expense management, and procurement. These four functions are crucial.""The scalability is very good.""Oracle ERP delivers business processes.""The main component is Oracle Financial. It is one of the most comprehensive financial solutions available on the market."

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Cons
"Some of the control aspects such as auditing can definitely be improved. For example, auditing is not very easy, and the user permissions are complicated.""As our company grew we had to switch from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to a solution that was suited for larger-sized companies.""The solution is not best suited for larger-scale businesses.""The UI is not particularly user-friendly and the CRM could do with some enhancements.""The initial setup of the solution was quite complex and the troubleshooting involved with that needs to be improved.""If Microsoft made some of the security setups a little easier to work with, that would be a significant improvement. The warehouse management features could also use some work. We had to buy third-party software to make NAV's warehouse management and security more usable and functional.""I wouldn't say that Microsoft Dynamics is very scalable.""Any request that had come from the website had to go through an e-form which was then plugged into Microsoft Dynamics NAV. There was no direct data capture. That was the pain point, where clients had to build e-forms, and that caused delays in transactions and getting information."

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"In terms of areas for improvement, there are still a lot of other features that need to be incorporated into the future releases of Oracle ERP Cloud. We're hoping those would come soon because they're available in other ERP systems. For example, we used to have a lot of AME customizations in the BPM, but now we have a very limited scope, so it would be great if we could extend our scope. Currently, we are working with product teams to get through some of those solutions, and how we could implement them, so we have some workarounds to deal with, but we still have a long road ahead.""The stability is not as good as Informatica, but this is very good.""The solution's new analytics information, dashboard, and flexibility of reporting could be improved.""I would like to see Oracle improve the automation of data entry.""The expenses mobile app calculates different mileages than the URL version.""The interface could be improved in future releases.""The main thing Cloud ERP could improve is usability. However, it's not just an issue with Oracle. Most ERP solutions are not very user-friendly, so I think that could be the key improvement.""We have had concerns about the security and flexibility of the application. The approach with Oracle ERP Cloud should be more holistic rather than user or computer-based."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The first time we tried to buy the newest version, it was expensive."
  • "I have some subscription-based customer and a few customers who have perpetual licenses that hosted the application on the cloud."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "I think the pricing is the best; it's cost effective for sure."
  • "Microsoft Dynamics NAV has a pay-as-you-use payment model."
  • "NAV might be a little pricey for a small or medium-sized company, but all the solutions out there are."
  • "The cost is one of the benefits. If you don't want to go for the full-blown finance and operations, the pricing model is a lot cheaper and has now switched to being based on a per-user subscription. So, if it's on cloud, you now have an expense instead of a large CapEx. If it's on-prem, you obviously still have to continue with the licensing model that they have, but if you compare the features and functionality, in terms of the price that you pay, I find it's better than other products. My answer on the pricing would be slightly different, depending on the country you're in and the return on investment, based on the size of the company. It's well-priced internationally. I think the new model is priced even better because it's now subscription-based and, if you go for cloud, the return on investment is a lot quicker and if it's expense, you can cap it. If you do take the on-prem version, the licensing is still priced as what it used to be, so that would depend on what country you are in."
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  • "The solution is expensive and there are some services that are extra costs."
  • "For an ERP Cloud, the pricing is relatively high."
  • "We have an annual license with Oracle, however if we need additional features we do pay for them."
  • "The pricing for Oracle ERP Cloud is on par with other top solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Licensing costs are competitive and fair. I believe we pay somewhere around $80 to $100 per month for a license.
    Top Answer:I'd like to see some enhancements on the CRM side which is currently at a very basic level. The UI is not particularly user-friendly and that could be improved.
    Top Answer:The solution is scalable and very stable. You don't need to worry about the underpinning infrastructure.
    Top Answer:The solution allows us to save on costs. It's less expensive than an on-prem version. We pay a yearly licensing fee. It's still relatively expensive. We'd like it to be cheaper still. Technical… more »
    Top Answer:As an ERP solution, the design concept is complicated due to the fact that it will manage almost everything regarding the business operations. It's not designed to simplify something, it's actually… more »
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    Also Known As
    Dynamics NAV, MS Dynamics NAV
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    Overview

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a global enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that provides small and midsize businesses greater control over their financials and can simplify their supply chain, manufacturing, and operations. It's quick to implement and easy to use, with the power to support your growth ambition.

    Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud offers a complete, innovative, and proven solution for organizations of all sizes. Oracle ERP Cloud is a comprehensive, modern solution on a single cloud platform that includes built-in industry standards and modern best practices. 

    Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP provides your teams with advanced capabilities, such as AI to automate the manual processes that slow them down, analytics to react to market shifts in real time, and automatic updates to stay current and gain a competitive advantage.

    Designed with scalability in mind, Oracle ERP Cloud manages core business areas including:

    • Accounting
    • Financial planning and analysis
    • Financial close
    • Revenue recognition
    • Risk management
    • Compliance and governance
    • Procurement
    • Project planning and execution
    • Inventory and supply chain
    • Product lifecycle

    ERP software is the backbone of many organizations and Oracle offers a modern, connected approach combined with the ease and flexibility of the cloud. Oracle ERP Cloud delivers the functionality, analytics, security, mobile capabilities, and social collaboration tools needed to run a business today.

    Why Customers Choose Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP:

  • Predict, detect, and act on new situations

    No one likes big deltas between forecasts and actuals. Most models though are too limited, relying on sample datasets or just gut feel. Oracle Cloud ERP introduces machine-learning to predictive planning and forecasting so you can utilize broader datasets, reveal hidden bias, uncover significant deviations, and speed your overall response time.

  • Automate and eliminate your manual business processes

    Spend less time compiling data and more time understanding what it tells you. Whether preparing your narrative for the street or assessing potential M&A activity, Oracle Cloud ERP gives your team more time for strategic work by automating the most time-consuming, mundane business processes. With AI, up to 96% of transactions can be automated.

  • Simplify and speed everyday work

    Oracle’s AI-powered digital assistant simplifies and speeds common tasks, allowing you to ask simple questions like “what’s the status of my open purchase requisitions?” and “what reconciliations are due today?” Personalized tasks like invoices or over-budget notifications are delivered to you proactively, so approvals move faster too.

  • Launch new business models, faster

    Staying ahead of customer trends and emerging competitors gets harder every day. With Oracle cloud ERP, it's easier to identify and launch new business models—and monitor results in real time so you can constantly refine your approach. Paired with machine learning insights like customer churn, you'll predict and avoid problems before they can do harm.

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    Sample Customers
    Harris Farm Markets, Mister Spex GmbH, Bounce Foods, Eurofin Services SA, Medica Medizintechnik, Associated Gaskets, Onduline, Sitka Surfboard Corporation, World Animal Protection
    Grupo Aeromexico SAB de CV, Australian Finance Group Ltd., Shelf Drilling Ltd., Boise State University, The Rancon Group, Arin Innovation, PROMATIS software GmbH, KBBO, Delaware Life Insurance, Worthington Industries, Solairus Aviation
    Top Industries
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    Construction Company18%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Retailer9%
    Import And Exporter9%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Educational Organization6%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    University25%
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    Engineering Company13%
    Venture Capital & Private Equity Firm13%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise25%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is ranked 7th in ERP with 19 reviews while Oracle ERP Cloud is ranked 1st in Cloud ERP with 10 reviews. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is rated 8.2, while Oracle ERP Cloud is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central writes "Very easy to scale and the new pricing model is a lot cheaper". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle ERP Cloud writes "Has a lot of customizations and flexibility, and it integrates well with other applications". Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is most compared with SAP ERP, SAP Business One, SAP S/4HANA, Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, whereas Oracle ERP Cloud is most compared with SAP S/4HANA, PeopleSoft, NetSuite ERP, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and SAP Business One.

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