Microsoft Dynamics GP vs SAP S/4HANA comparison

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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Dynamics GP and SAP S/4HANA 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 GP vs. SAP S/4HANA Report (Updated: November 2022).
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"The fixed assets, payroll, the data module, and user-friendliness are most valuable.""The stability was reliable."

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"The solution can scale well.""SAP S4HANA is a stable solution.""S/4HANA is so much faster today than it was before. High performance is one of the best features, but the backbone of S/4HANA is its integration capabilities. They've also shifted to a focus on user experience.""I find everything I need in S4/HANA.""The functionality of SAP S4HANA is very good when comparing it to others, such as Oracle, Microsoft, and other ERP solutions.""The most valuable feature is the detail in all of the processes. The solution captures our policies and enables us to implement our policies in SAP. There are different models that address our needs.""The most valuable feature is that HANA loads from memory, which means it loads very quickly.""The solution is flexible, has a lot of functionality, and has the ability to deliver more security than other comparable solutions."

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"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.""This is now a legacy product, so they're phasing it out over time."

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"The Capex and Opex could be improved.""SAP S4HANA is not suitable for all-size companies. If you have a small company there are better fit solutions for your needs.""We found that the implementing partners themselves are struggling with S4HANA's features. It's not an exact translation of the older ECC, so SAP has taken a new route to do things with S4HANA. Maybe it's a good product, but the implementing partners also like to have an in-depth understanding of the full feature set the product offers.""In an upcoming release, it would be beneficial to have more practical intelligence in the system, such as protective maintenance, or artificial intelligence.""The solution could be more user-friendly for regular users and developers.""If I can highlight one point that could be improved, when we talk about other ERPs, like Oracle, nowadays these ERPs provide free integration with other ERPs. For example, there is an API for banks integrated into every tool and every product form requires that bank integration in order to give real time data into the ERP. But SAP is charging a lot for that particular bank integration scenario and I think it should be free because other ERPs are providing this feature built in to the ERP. People always ask us about the integration and how much it will cost to go with that solution, so people are thinking about this.""We are always looking for a better user experience. We would like to see more consolidation in SAP S4HANA because of all the financial compliance and regulatory changes.""Lacks ability to easily mass upload which has become a necessity for industry."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of this product is an issue for some customers."
  • "I have found the price of the solution is on the medium to the expensive side of the scale. There is a license for this solution and there are additional maintenance fees."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "We're not sure yet. I think it was six figures a year, over 100,000. It has straight-up licensing fees."
  • "Licensing works on a subscription model for the cloud version and it's a one-time fee for the on-premises version."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable but some modules can be expensive. When comparing SAP S4HANA to other solutions, such as Oracle, it is not expensive."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive."
  • "There is a license required for the use of this solution and we are on a monthly subscription. The cost of the solution is expensive compared to other solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:There is a yearly licensing fee that the company would have to pay, plus the cost of hosting and hybrid cloud costs.
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    Also Known As
    Dynamics GP, MS Dynamics GP
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    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.

    SAP S4HANA is an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system that uses sophisticated technologies including machine learning and AI. It is most commonly used to integrate and manage business functions and is an ideal solution for large enterprises. The platform includes supplier relationship management (SRM), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality.

    SAP S4HANA offers three different deployment options:

    • On-premises
    • Cloud
    • Hybrid

    SAP S4HANA Features

    SAP S4HANA has many valuable key features, including:

    • Customizable
    • ERP, CRM, SRM, SCM, PLM co-deployed
    • High throughput
    • Fast analytics and reporting
    • Smaller total data footprint
    • SAP HANA multi-tenancy
    • All data: social, text, geo, graph, processing
    • New SAP Fiori UX for any device (mobile, desktop, tablet)
    • Unlimited workload capacity
    • High-volume transaction processing (OLTP)
    • High volume real-time analytical processes (OLAP)
    • Service Management
    • Digital Boardroom Integration

    SAP S4HANA Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using SAP S4HANA include:

    • Speed: S4 HANA applications leverage speed, context, and data accessibility to ensure you can stay up to date with rapidly evolving technology.
    • Improved performance: With SAP S4HANA, you can plan, execute, or generate reports and analytics based on live data to increase performance.
    • Simplicity: SAP S4HANA’s whole infrastructure was designed with simplification in mind — from the management of the solution to the administration of the IT landscape. The solution serves as the digital core for business process simplification and enables the centralizing of hardware and network resources.
    • Cost effective: SAP S4HANA is a cost effective solution. It provides the ability to bring together all the analytical and transactional capabilities of a variety of systems in one location, enabling better decision making.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by SAP S4HANA users.

    A Mechanical Engineer at a construction company says, “It is a very powerful, highly customizable tool. The most valuable feature is that the reporting is fast. We can see the results from that in that our commissions come in fast. That is the main advantage.”

    Another reviewer, a SAP Technology Manager at a financial services firm, mentions, "It is more or less a very, very smooth and seamless product. Day by day they are increasing their technology features and they are keen to resolve the issues. India has a complex business scenario and SAP is thinking about that and resolving the issues day by day. In terms of the features I have found most valuable, I don't think that there is any lack or any gap process-wise. SAP is a very good tool."

    A Project and Service delivery Manager at a tech services company comments, "One of the most valuable features, which we used the most, was the FI module, for finance. It involved controlling, account receivables, account payables, and complete financial steering."

    A Senior Architect at a construction company states, “The POD applications are very useful to us. There are a few POD apps which we are using for different business scenarios. They are quite interesting.” He also adds, “The initial setup is pretty straightforward. The documentation is very good. The solution can scale well. The solution is stable.”

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    Sample Customers
    Rural Metro, WASH Multifamily Laundry, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Elcome International LLC, Batteries Plus Corporate Stores, Catalogic Software, Choate Rosemary Hall
    Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Construction Company7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Consumer Goods Company9%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise38%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Dynamics GP vs. SAP S/4HANA
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Dynamics GP vs. SAP S/4HANA and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Microsoft Dynamics GP is ranked 24th in ERP with 2 reviews while SAP S/4HANA is ranked 1st in ERP with 48 reviews. Microsoft Dynamics GP is rated 5.6, while SAP S/4HANA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Dynamics GP writes "Outdated with bad UI and poor scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S/4HANA writes "Smooth and seamless product with flexible licensing models". Microsoft Dynamics GP is most compared with Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite and NetSuite ERP, whereas SAP S/4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, SAP ERP, NetSuite ERP and Epicor ERP. See our Microsoft Dynamics GP vs. SAP S/4HANA report.

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