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"The solution serves its purpose and does what we need it to do."

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"The architecture of the solution overall is great. It's great for development, testing, and production. I've worked with solutions where the architecture wasn't as strong and it was a disaster.""It's a good ERP system.""The solution has a lot of good integrated modules.""It is easier to migrate to SAP ERP from a legacy system. We have different products for data services, and it is easier to migrate to SAP ERP as compared to other solutions. Stability is one of the main features of SAP. What makes SAP ERP better than others is that SAP has taken into consideration the business processes of different industries, such as manufacturing. They have done the research, and they know what are the best practices. They have already implemented these best practices in SAP ERP, which are readily available for a client. Clients can also customize it based on their individual needs.""If you are well versed in SAP, the initial setup is pretty simple.""SAP ERP has a good user interface with a lot of functionalities and good interface options.""Their tech support is always good.""Control and governance are the best features."

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"Just implementing an ERP system takes a lot of time."

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"ERP could use better integration with other systems.""It is very expensive to customize to meet compliance with regulations in some countries.""We will not make any major changes, and we are not expecting any enhancements or new features from SAP because they already have a new solution. No development is happening on SAP ERP because SAP has come up with a new version called SAP S/4HANA, which is memory-based technology. We are planning to upgrade to SAP S/4HANA, but we don't know when it will happen. We are in the preparation phase.""The product does not update budgeting based on exchange rates which is important for BPM.""The flexibility in using the software could improve. I am from a product background and I've been testing a lot of applications, for example, Informatics. The UI, features, and cloud version could improve.""It is a little difficult to use.""One thing that is lacking in ERP is a good user interface. It is currently very clumsy and complex. Another thing is that reporting capability of SAP ERP is customizable, but it is not very good. Its development time is also very high if you require specialized technical services. If you want to do any changes to the report or develop a new report, you need people with specialized skills. Business processes are very straightforward and standardized as per the industry standards. However, the way it works is a bit complex, and you need to know a lot of things. There are different things that can be complex for a general user. A lot of information is being provided in ERP. A general user doesn't require all this information, and it creates a lot of confusion. Its learning curve is very high.""The solution is quite expensive. They need to work on the pricing to make it more reasonable."

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  • "This is a costly product."
  • "There are licensing costs."
  • "Some components are available at an additional cost, depending on the type of contract that you have."
  • "The licensing costs are slightly on the higher side. They need to make it more competitive."
  • "SAP is a bit on the costly side, but they also provide support and other things. We are paying for licenses and the use of the cloud."
  • "SAP ERP is expensive."
  • "When you have a solution that is stable, reliable, and has a high performance as this solution, the price is going to be expensive. However, when you evaluate the service you are paying for the cost is quite reasonable for this solution."
  • "We pay annually for the use of this solution."
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    The solution serves its purpose and does what we need it to do.
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    The pricing is reasonable. We do not find it too high. In comparison with other ERP solutions, it's very good. My understanding is that we pay a yearly licensing fee and they take care of everything… more »
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    I can't speak to finding any missing features. It works well for us. We've had a few small security issues. Just implementing an ERP system takes a lot of time. It takes a lot of time to analyze… more »
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    There are different aspects of both Anaplan and SAP ERP that I like and dislike. Anaplan improves forecast accuracy and drives up the quality of analytics. Rather than spending all of their time… more »
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    Overall the solution is very good in the industry.
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    The flexibility in using the software could improve. I am from a product background and I've been testing a lot of applications, for example, Informatics. The UI, features, and cloud version could… more »
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    QAD Cloud ERP is an enterprise resource planning solution designed exclusively for global manufacturing. It supports best-in-class, industry-specific business processes and flexible deployment options.

    SAP ERP addresses the core business software requirements of midsize and large organizations in all industries and sectors. SAP ERP includes four individual solutions that support key areas of enterprise resource planning: human capital management, financials, operations, corporate services.
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    Sample Customers
    Tower International, Kendra Scott
    B&G Manufacturing, Unilever, Life is good Inc., Joy Global Inc., City of Cape Town, Bhopal Municipal, Corporation (BMC), adidas Group, Butcher & Packer Supply Company, Franklin Valve L.P., Evoshield, Prime Meats, a Norsan Group company, EMC Corporation, Varian Medical Systems Inc., FC Bayern Mªnchen AG, AkzoNobel Chemicals B.V., T¾V Rheinland, Pacific Drilling S.A., Fire & Rescue New South Wales, University of Amsterdam, Pa_alon S.A.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company40%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Manufacturing Company19%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Pharma/Biotech Company12%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    QAD Cloud ERP is ranked 12th in ERP with 1 review while SAP ERP is ranked 1st in ERP with 39 reviews. QAD Cloud ERP is rated 9.0, while SAP ERP is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of QAD Cloud ERP writes "Helpful technical support with fair pricing and good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP ERP writes "This is the best solution of this kind but has weakness in budget planning for certain user groups". QAD Cloud ERP is most compared with SAP S4HANA, IFS Applications, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SYSPRO and NetSuite ERP, whereas SAP ERP is most compared with Anaplan, IFS Applications, Infor M3, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle E-Business Suite.

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