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Microsoft Dynamics AX vs. Oracle E-Business Suite
May 2022
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"It is stable, suitable for businesses, and covers all business needs.""If anyone is familiar with Microsoft products then they can handle it easily.""The installation is extremely simple, and I have had no problems with it.""The most valuable features of Microsoft Dynamics AX are field services and the vendor collaboration portal. Both of the features are very good.""Dynamics AX provides a lot of functionality.""One of the valuable features of the solution is how easy it is to use.""It is flexible and cost-effective.""Support is really good."

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"The most valuable features of Oracle E-Business Suite are all the 15 to 20 modules. We use them on a day-to-day basis.""I think one of the best use cases is centralizing supplier and customer data into our finance system. We identified there were so many duplicate suppliers and customers and so a lot of time was spent reporting.""There is essentially one solution for every industry within Oracle — you won't require a third-party solution.""It is scalable.""E-Business Suite's best features are BAT functionality, flexibility, configurability, and integration with Oracle Database.""The most valuable feature is its flexibility.""It is a very consistent product on IBM. There is also a lot of knowledge data.""This software scales very well across various implementations."

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"The product takes some training to get up to speed on all functionality and modules in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 ERP system.""The solution in general just needs a few quality improvements.""Microsoft needs more presence in our region to help with management and maintenance.""It is being decommissioned.""Microsoft Dynamics AX can improve system performance and security. The security is basic and needs a lot of improvement.""There is also slowness in database backup.""It could be more scalable and stable. It would also be better if the interface were more integrated with the Microsoft ecosystem because 2012 is not really integrated.""Microsoft Dynamics AX can improve by having a more modern user interface. It should be more modular and dynamic. Additionally, the solution could be easier to connect with APIs with other technologies."

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"They should include database functionality.""They don't have built-in bank integrations, which would be very helpful.""Some of my clients report that the overall ease of use could be simplified.""Technical support is focused on-cloud versus on-premise customers.""The reporting needs to be improved.""E-Business Suite's user experience and interface could be improved.""User interface is outdated and not user friendly.""The interface is pretty old."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is expensive."
  • "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."
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  • "Considering the market at the moment, Oracle needs to adjust the pricing of this solution."
  • "This product is more expensive if you compare it to SAP."
  • "The pricing of the solution is at about $700-$750 per year."
  • "Licensing and costing of Oracle EBS is very complex. We recommend to use a system integrator during the negotiation process since Oracle sales representatives sometime do not know the actual minimum requirements and may oversell the necessary licenses through ignorance."
  • "At our various customers, the software tends to pay for itself in less than two years."
  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis. There is an initial cost, and the standard fee is 22% per year."
  • "Oracle's licenses are not straightforward."
  • "The license is very expensive and I think that it needs to be cheaper to get a wider range of users or customers."
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    Also Known As
    Dynamics AX, Axapta, MS Dynamics AX
    Oracle EBS, OEBS
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    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.

    Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is considered the most extensive offering of amalgamated worldwide business applications available. Oracle EBS helps facilitate medium to large business enterprise organizations with the ability to enhance critical decision-making processes, streamline business procedures, minimize costs, and improve overall performance and productivity.

    Oracle EBS runs as a complement to Oracle Database software. The applications serve to automate such processes as supply chain management (SCM), human resource management (HRM), customer relations management (CRM), project portfolio management (PPM), financial management, service management, and more.

    Oracle EBS runs best in the cloud. It is a cost-saving option that offers greater productivity and can immediately and easily respond to changing dynamic business needs with an intuitive, automated scalable cloud infrastructure.

    Below are some of the valuable features of popular application offerings available within Oracle EBS:

    Supply Chain Management (SCM): Every possible supply chain process can be fully automated, from planning, creation, and appropriation to development and fulfillment, delivering a comprehensive solution application to ensure organizations have robust, intelligent-driven, value-added chains. Some applications include:

    • Manufacturing
    • Value Chain Planning and Execution
    • Procurement and Fulfillment
    • Lifecycle Management
    • Business Intelligence and Analytics

    Human Resource Management (HRM): The solution offers a sturdy group of outstanding human resource processes that enable users to improve productivity, enhance overall business performance, and lower TCO. Some processes include:

    • Workforce Management
    • Talent Management
    • Global Personnel Policy Management
    • Human Resource Analytics

    Customer Relations Management (CRM): This application provides for a streamlined, unique global gathering of information that will ensure all selling channels are continually following the organization's objectives and protocols. Some features include:

    • Oracle Service
    • Oracle Marketing
    • Oracle Order Management
    • Oracle Channel Revenue Management

    Project Portfolio Management (PPM): Oracle EBS provides a comprehensive, full lifecycle offering of project and portfolio management. Users get a single fully transparent view of all project-related ventures coupled with a superb performance process that grants users the ability to choose the best, most dynamic portfolio ventures.

    • Project Collaboration
    • Project Management
    • Project Analytics
    • Project Cost
    • Project Billing

    Financial Management: Users are able to perform more effectively, improve productivity and efficiency, develop productivity tools and integrated performance management, and develop processes for shared services to reduce overall operating costs. Some features include:

    • Asset Lifecycle Management
    • Financial Control and Reporting
    • Travel and Expense Management
    • Lease and Finance Management
    • Risk Management and Compliance

    Service Management: This application allows users access to the best data necessary to provide correct, precise, reliable information to their clients to ensure that every expectation is exceeded and consistently satisfied.

    • Inbound and outbound telephony
    • Project Collaboration
    • Project Cost
    • Billing
    • Project Management

    Reviews from Real Users:

    Kopano R., Freelancer at a tech services company, says, “What I found most valuable in Oracle E-Business Suite is the patching because it is straightforward. As long as you follow Oracle's best practices, you are able to finish the task of patching without a problem. I like that it's also easy to add products, e.g. if you want to add on financials, you can, or if you don't have financials, you can expand on that. I like that Oracle E-Business Suite is really scalable.”

    Mohammed G., Senior Oracle Application Consultant at a comms service provider, writes, “Oracle E-Business Suite consists of a lot of streams, such as financial and HR processes of the enterprise companies. We are using most of the Oracle financial modules, and we have an Oracle stream, FI procurement stream, and HR streams, which have a lot of applications. Oracle E-Business Suite has over 20 different modules to choose from, it is comprehensive. Additionally, the integration is very good. “

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    Sample Customers
    ConQuaestor, D & H Distributing, Sunny Queen, Mesa Associates, Britax Childcare, Ibema, Arafa, Sabo S.p.A.
    Colab, Portobello, Saudi Telecom Company, DG Khan Cement, Dubai Holding
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company39%
    Real Estate/Law Firm11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Local Government7%
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Dynamics AX vs. Oracle E-Business Suite
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Dynamics AX vs. Oracle E-Business Suite and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,045 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Dynamics AX is ranked 6th in Activity Based Costing Software with 19 reviews while Oracle E-Business Suite is ranked 1st in Activity Based Costing Software with 41 reviews. Microsoft Dynamics AX is rated 7.6, while Oracle E-Business Suite is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Dynamics AX writes "Provides a lot of functionality". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle E-Business Suite writes "Highly flexible but lacks some balance between the cloud and on-premise versions". Microsoft Dynamics AX is most compared with SAP ERP, SAP S4HANA, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle ERP Cloud and IFS Applications, whereas Oracle E-Business Suite is most compared with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SAP ERP, PeopleSoft, Oracle HCM Cloud and Workday. See our Microsoft Dynamics AX vs. Oracle E-Business Suite report.

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