We performed a comparison between Microsoft Dynamics NAV 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.
"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 solution is easy to use, flexible, and customizable."
"The initial setup is easy - because it stands on Microsoft offerings, it's simple and intuitive to use."
"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."
"NAV covers everything from purchasing and selling items to invoicing. Everything is within NAV, so it's all very neat."
"It is easy to use, and it works very well for small-scale companies."
"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."
"The most useful features of SAP S4HANA are the consolidation reports. The BI is very strong and the manufacturing and finance sections we like a lot."
"I like the user experience and usability of SAP Fiori, which is one of the main features that we are using."
"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."
"SAP S4HANA is a robust solution."
"A robust product with integration between all modules."
"I find everything I need in S4/HANA."
"SAP S4HANA is a stable solution."
"From a technological point of view, the in-memory database is one of the key highlights."
"Microsoft Dynamics NAV will be replaced with Office 365 in the future."
"Microsoft Dynamics NAV could improve the reporting."
"In Thailand, the support here could be better. The process to get an answer is too long."
"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."
"Customization and costs could be improved."
"Any request that had come from the website had to go through an e-form which was then plugged into Microsoft Dynamics NAV. There was no direct data capture. That was the pain point, where clients had to build e-forms, and that caused delays in transactions and getting information."
"I would like a more modular and user-friendly interface."
"If Microsoft made some of the security setups a little easier to work with, that would be a significant improvement. The warehouse management features could also use some work. We had to buy third-party software to make NAV's warehouse management and security more usable and functional."
"In a feature release, they could improve by adding budgetary features."
"The migration to SAP S/4HANA is hard."
"It is simple to implement SAP S4HANA. If you are already in this type of environment, then the transition is not very complex. However, if you do not then it can be difficult."
"If S4HANA has more AI and machine learning, it will be better and easier for reporting and dashboarding."
"In an upcoming release of SAP S4HANA, chain management should be easier."
"The product's use of resources could be improved, as it is quite intensive at the moment."
"Thi solution can improve the Bill of Materials (BOM) and production planning."
"You will not see convenient user experiences with SAP S4HANA's website or application."
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:
SAP S4HANA Features
SAP S4HANA has many valuable key features, including:
SAP S4HANA Benefits
Some of the benefits of using SAP S4HANA include:
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.”
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is ranked 7th in ERP with 18 reviews while SAP S/4HANA is ranked 2nd in ERP with 46 reviews. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is rated 8.2, while SAP S/4HANA is rated 8.2. 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 S/4HANA writes "Smooth and seamless product with flexible licensing models". Microsoft Dynamics NAV is most compared with SAP ERP, SAP Business One, Oracle E-Business Suite, IFS Applications and Infor M3, whereas SAP S/4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, SAP ERP, NetSuite ERP and Microsoft Dynamics AX. See our Microsoft Dynamics NAV vs. SAP S/4HANA report.
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