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Microsoft Dynamics NAV vs SAP Business One comparison

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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Dynamics NAV and SAP Business One 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 NAV vs. SAP Business One report (Updated: September 2022).
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"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Dynamics NAV is its simplicity of accounting and receiving reports. The solution is similar to Microsoft Excel, and that similarity is good. All the functions of Microsoft Dynamics are user-friendly.""I have found the flexibility to be very valuable. It's highly flexible, and at least for us, it has been effective. It is also highly functional.""Microsoft products are very good in general. This product is flexible, easy to use, intuitive, and has good capabilities.""The product is customizable so we can tune it according to our requirements.""All of the features are valuable, depending on where you implement them. I've done implementations in 60 countries, across 86 different companies and groups, and each company has a different reason for why they want to use it. Every single feature that I've implemented has been successful, and for some companies, where they didn't use the functionality, they have moved to external products or they've integrated into other applications.""The initial setup is easy - because it stands on Microsoft offerings, it's simple and intuitive to use.""The most important feature of Microsoft Dynamics NAV is that it lets us centralize all our information so that we don't need to rely on any other software outside of Microsoft.""I like Microsoft Dynamics' simplicity. The interface is excellent, and it's a highly mature product. You can hardly find any bugs in the product."

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"You can scale the solution well.""We bought all licenses for the whole package in the very beginning, and now we're just paying for 404 licensed maintenance. It's a standard fee. Of course, we still pay partners for implementation.""Add-ons that can be implemented are most valuable.""It is quite simple, and it is suitable for medium and small businesses.""So there are a lot of features included with the ERP system.""We have been happy with the command line interface of SAP Business One.""Technical support is quite good. They are helpful and responsive. We are quite satisfied with their level of support.""The most valuable feature of this solution is Financial Management."

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"I think Microsoft should improve on the process of how the user decides on a business workflow. For example, there may be some kind of drag-and-drop interface that lets us decide for ourselves how to develop the business workflows that fit our purpose.""As our company grew we had to switch from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to a solution that was suited for larger-sized companies.""Customization and costs could be improved.""Microsoft Dynamics NAV could improve the reporting.""It would be nice if the integration process was easier.""In the next release, I would like to see a quality check module - Navision doesn't have one, and the industry very much requires it.""The initial setup of the solution was quite complex and the troubleshooting involved with that needs to be improved.""There is a lot of improvement needed in the top model, such as better integration with logistics, quality management, and data modeling for all revenue types."

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"There are a lot of good improvements coming out in every version. They release a new version every quarter, with all new up-and-coming things on each one. However, it might be lacking specifications for the specific verticals. However, SAP Business One is a generic tool. It's very widely used, and I understand why it's not into each vertical. There are solution partners available out there to give it those extra areas of what it needs, but this is depending on what kind of business you run.""Something which would be helpful to management and, from our vantage point as a user, would be to see a simple reporting tool.""It would be ideal if the reporting and dashboards were improved upon.""SAP Business One could improve asset management, inventory management, banking system, and production. Additionally, SAP Business One did not deduct TDS, withholding tax on payments.""Areas for improvement are the operating mechanisms, authorization of the production process, and sales cycle automation.""There are improvements needed. However, they provide improvements over time.""The initial implementation is not straightforward. It took approximately three months to complete. The process could be easier.""The installation process could be easier. They should have better tools to improve the effectiveness of the installation."

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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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  • "In terms of price, it's fair, but the problem is with AMC."
  • "Its price is reasonable. People are able to spend that much."
  • "Its licensing model is good. There is a one-off payment for the software license, and after that, you only need to pay the annual maintenance fee. Compared to other cloud-based systems, this cost model is quite reasonable for SMEs."
  • "We pay annually. It is around 800 a month."
  • "We feel that the licensing fees are a bit on the higher side."
  • "We compared the Microsoft solution with Oracle NetSuite, as they have a price decrease. It is, however, not that much cheaper, and the price is comparable to SAP."
  • "Its price is reasonable. We have about 200 licenses. We have to pay every year for the license."
  • "We are on a perpetual license for SAP Business One and the price it should be less expensive when comparing it to other solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Microsoft Dynamics NAV is good for smaller-sized companies.
    Top Answer:As our company grew we had to switch from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to a solution that was suited for larger-sized companies.
    Top Answer:SaP Business One is a complete solution for business management. The software applications are broad, ranging from accounting to project management and human resources. It is very versatile and… more »
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    Also Known As
    Dynamics NAV, MS Dynamics NAV
    Business One
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    Microsoft Dynamics NAV 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.

    The SAP Business One application offers a way to manage your entire business – from accounting and financials, purchasing, inventory, sales and customer relationships, and project management, to operations and human resources. SAP Business One helps you to streamline processes, gain a greater insight into your business, so that you can act fast and make decisions based on real time information, to help you drive profitable growth.

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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
    Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty. Ltd
    Top Industries
    Construction Company20%
    Import And Exporter10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Educational Organization6%
    Manufacturing Company32%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Construction Company11%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise26%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Dynamics NAV vs. SAP Business One
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Dynamics NAV vs. SAP Business One and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,550 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Dynamics NAV is ranked 7th in ERP with 18 reviews while SAP Business One is ranked 4th in ERP with 31 reviews. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is rated 8.2, while SAP Business One is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Dynamics NAV writes "Very easy to scale and the new pricing model is a lot cheaper". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Business One writes "Great financials and general ledgers with flexible licensing options". Microsoft Dynamics NAV is most compared with SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA, Oracle E-Business Suite, IFS Applications and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, whereas SAP Business One is most compared with SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP, Oracle ERP Cloud, SAP S/4HANA Cloud and Epicor ERP. See our Microsoft Dynamics NAV vs. SAP Business One report.

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