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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics GP based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two ERP solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft Dynamics AX vs. Microsoft Dynamics GP Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The most valuable feature I've found is the UI functionality.""A valuable feature of Microsoft Dynamics AX is that it is stable.""The installation is extremely simple, and I have had no problems with it.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Dynamics AX is customization.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Dynamics AX is that it fulfills our requirements. We haven't had any issues with performance.""If anyone is familiar with Microsoft products then they can handle it easily.""Dynamics AX provides a lot of functionality.""The most valuable features of Microsoft Dynamics AX are field services and the vendor collaboration portal. Both of the features are very good."

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"The stability was reliable.""The fixed assets, payroll, the data module, and user-friendliness are most valuable."

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Cons
"Microsoft Dynamics AX can improve system performance and security. The security is basic and needs a lot of improvement.""The older version of Microsoft Dynamics AX that we are using is not as scalable as the newer version.""Microsoft Dynamics AX could be improved by having more features available. We are going to 365 now, to use all the modules, because we found that there weren't many new things we were able to develop with AX. There were a lot of things that weren't available, so we are moving and integrating other things. The customization of upgrades should also be faster. We would also like to see more security features.""If I had to add something in the next release, it would probably be a mobile application for a sister application of Dynamics 365; not the ERP but the Dynamics 365 HR solution. It would definitely help if we could have Microsoft or a Microsoft partner introduce a mobile application for it.""The support here in Turkey could be better. However, the international support is good.""At times there are issues related to reporting, sometimes with the integration between two or three modules, and sometimes to the logic itself.""There should be the capability for users to enhance the application by using a low-code or no-code product from the Microsoft family.""They should include some modules related to solving customer problems or resolving support tickets from our customers — like a help desk for ERPs."

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"This is now a legacy product, so they're phasing it out over time.""There should also be extra redundancy when posting to modules. We use different sets of books such as CashBook and CheckBooks therefore if I select the wrong one the solution allows the transaction to just pass without warning."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's too expensive for customers to take this on themselves. As partners, we will buy this on behalf of the customers and then charge this value for each project."
  • "It is $180 to $200 per user per month with a minimum of 20 users, which makes selling the product a bit difficult."
  • "I don't know how much this solution costs off the top of my head, but I know that the cloud and SaaS solutions are cheaper."
  • "It has a pay-as-you-go subscription."
  • "The initial investment cost goes up due to the hidden cost."
  • "We pay for licensing yearly to use Microsoft Dynamics AX."
  • "I purchased the license once, and there is a license with a partner that I pay for annually."
  • "There is an annual licensing cost for Microsoft Dynamics AX."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Microsoft Dynamics AX is material planning.
    Top Answer:For starters, I would stop comparing tools, and start looking at my business and what I want to achieve. So identify objectives and what's blocking achievement, define quality outcomes  for the… more »
    Top Answer:The price of the solution could benefit from being less expensive. I rate the price of Microsoft Dynamics AX a four out of five.
    Top Answer:There is a yearly licensing fee that the company would have to pay, plus the cost of hosting and hybrid cloud costs.
    Top Answer:Overall, the solution wasn't that great. The product doesn't do consolidations. It was hard to navigate the solution and the UI, the user interface, wasn't any good, to be honest. We found it hard to… more »
    Ranking
    8th
    out of 60 in ERP
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    Average Words per Review
    441
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    7.7
    24th
    out of 60 in ERP
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    Average Words per Review
    452
    Rating
    5.5
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    Also Known As
    Dynamics AX, Axapta, MS Dynamics AX
    Dynamics GP, MS Dynamics GP
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    Overview
    Microsoft Dynamics AX is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that is simple to learn and use so you can deliver value faster, take advantage of business opportunities, and drive user involvement and innovation across the organization.

    Microsoft Dynamics GP is a complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and medium-sized businesses. Dynamics GP helps you gain greater control over your financials, inventory, and operations. It’s easy to implement and use and empowers informed decisions that lead to business success.

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    Sample Customers
    ConQuaestor, D & H Distributing, Sunny Queen, Mesa Associates, Britax Childcare, Ibema, Arafa, Sabo S.p.A.
    Rural Metro, WASH Multifamily Laundry, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Elcome International LLC, Batteries Plus Corporate Stores, Catalogic Software, Choate Rosemary Hall
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company37%
    Retailer16%
    Real Estate/Law Firm11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Construction Company7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Dynamics AX vs. Microsoft Dynamics GP
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Dynamics AX vs. Microsoft Dynamics GP and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,113 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Dynamics AX is ranked 8th in ERP with 20 reviews while Microsoft Dynamics GP is ranked 24th in ERP with 2 reviews. Microsoft Dynamics AX is rated 7.6, while Microsoft Dynamics GP is rated 5.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Dynamics AX writes "Provides a lot of functionality". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Dynamics GP writes "Outdated with bad UI and poor scalability". Microsoft Dynamics AX is most compared with SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA, Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle E-Business Suite and Infor M3, whereas Microsoft Dynamics GP is most compared with SAP S/4HANA, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite and NetSuite ERP. See our Microsoft Dynamics AX vs. Microsoft Dynamics GP report.

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