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Pros
"It has the same UI and is very similar to any other Microsoft product.""I like that it's a complete ERP solution from production level to branch level.""The most valuable feature I've found is the UI functionality.""The relation between CRM and Sales, that's the main strength of this ERP.""Dynamics AX provides a lot of functionality.""It was an okay solution when we delivered hardware and we had to do maintenance.""The most valuable features of Microsoft Dynamics AX are field services and the vendor collaboration portal. Both of the features are very good.""The most valuable features of Microsoft Dynamics AX are ease of use and performance."

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"The Financial Accounting module, in general, is quite good. It is quite simple but powerful. Similarly, the Manufacturing functionality, including a multiple level bill of materials, is also quite useful."

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Cons
"They should include some modules related to solving customer problems or resolving support tickets from our customers — like a help desk for ERPs.""At times there are issues related to reporting, sometimes with the integration between two or three modules, and sometimes to the logic itself.""The product is standardised across industries so it is not a good fit for all types of sectors.""There is also slowness in database backup.""Microsoft Dynamics AX can improve system performance and security. The security is basic and needs a lot of improvement.""This solution could be improved with more expert resources and an easier implementation process.""There might be some features to support localizations that could be helpful to add.""It is being decommissioned."

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"SYSPRO at the moment is lacking on the project side. There's a module called Projects and Contracts, and it's a poorly designed module. One of my clients is a project-based organization, and they're finding it extremely difficult to manage their business using SYSPRO, to the point that they're looking at alternative solutions. The Projects and Contracts module is not a very useful tool. It does project accounting reasonably well, but in terms of putting in proper structures, like a work breakdown structure and so forth, it's actually quite poor. Their design or their architecture for the Projects module isn't good enough. They need to redesign it and redevelop it. They have made improvements. However, the problem is that if you're building on a bad foundation, then your building isn't going to be very strong. That's principally their problem. Any heavy equipment company would have a requirement to keep their equipment available for production. In that sense, SYSPRO has no maintenance management functionality. There's also no functionality for field services management. These two functionalities are critical for places like mines or for heavy equipment manufacturers who service the aftermarket and so forth. From a product perspective, this obviously isn't a good place to be because they are sort of taking themselves out of the market for quite a number of industries. They are constrained to manufacturing and distribution."

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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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It has the same UI and is very similar to any other Microsoft product.
    Top Answer:This is considered by Microsoft as an older product and unsupported. Microsoft is urging its clients to move to Dynamics 365, which is going to be coming into the pipeline. While it's a great product… more »
    Top Answer:We use it for the basic functions which are required for finance and HR, and that's it.
    Top Answer:SYSPRO is a true legacy system.  Older look and feel, navigation is "clicky" and cumbersome.   There are some useful features, but compared to newer technology and systems it falls well short.  Any… more »
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    22nd
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    Also Known As
    Dynamics AX, Axapta, MS Dynamics AX
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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.
    SYSPRO enterprise resource planning (ERP) software supports the control, integration and synchronization of all aspects of the manufacturing process and accommodates both short and long production runs in several manufacturing environments. This single source solutionis compatible with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS software), and it features several quality control measures. Most notable is the lot traceability function, which tracks raw materials through their entire life cycle, beginning with their receipt, manufacture and assembly, and moving on to their inspection, stocking and distribution. It also keeps track of expiration dates and certifications of quality. Another valuable feature of this mining industry software is the inventory management component, which accurately forecasts inventories by analyzing sales history and other factors. Several companies have implemented this software to improve their business operations, including U.S. Salt. They found SYSPRO's focus on the client/server environment and the solution's scalabilty as two reasons to implement this software. The software's combination of manufacturing, distribution and financial functions was enough to convince U.S. Salt that this was the right software for their company. The result for U.S. Salt was highly efficient operations that maintain inventory levels for on-demand shipments within three to five days. U.S. Salt also cited the usability of the software as a benefit. Their employees could easily use it and even personalize it for their work stations. SYSPRO is a global leader in ERP business software. With 35 years of experience in the industry, SYSPRO has gained the trust of more than 15,000 customers and has partnered with 1,500 ERP channels in 60 countries. SYSPRO has a 98 percent customer retention rate.
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    Sample Customers
    ConQuaestor, D & H Distributing, Sunny Queen, Mesa Associates, Britax Childcare, Ibema, Arafa, Sabo S.p.A.
    Arctic Manufacturing
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company39%
    Real Estate/Law Firm11%
    Retailer11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government5%
    Wholesaler/Distributor5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Microsoft Dynamics AX is ranked 8th in ERP with 19 reviews while SYSPRO is ranked 22nd in ERP with 1 review. Microsoft Dynamics AX is rated 7.6, while SYSPRO is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Dynamics AX writes "Provides a lot of functionality". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SYSPRO writes "A great choice for straight manufacturing, but not suitable for complex manufacturing models". Microsoft Dynamics AX is most compared with SAP ERP, SAP S4HANA, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle ERP Cloud, whereas SYSPRO is most compared with SAP ERP, SAP S4HANA, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, NetSuite ERP and Oracle E-Business Suite.

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