Microsoft Dynamics ERP Selection: GP, AX, NAV, SL, CRM – Notes for Consultant

Microsoft Dynamics ERP Selection: GP, AX, NAV, SL, CRM – Notes for Consultant

Microsoft not too long ago (in September 2005) renamed its ERP solution: Good Plains – Microsoft Dynamics GP, Navision – Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Axapta – Microsoft Dynamics AX, Solomon – Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft CRM – Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The notion is likely wonderful – to unify foreseeable future concordance item less than Microsoft Dynamics title. There are many opportunities, nonetheless in receiving all MRP programs merged into a single Microsoft Dynamics and what ought to be taken as foundation and what ought to be phased out. We can not be judges – we will give you some points for you to just take into thought. This short article is planned as a initial entry position to look “beneath the hood” of Microsoft ERP apps and almost certainly look at the info with the competition: SAP (specifically SAP Small business One if you are smaller or mid-dimension organization or worldwide department of multinational corporation), Oracle E-Business Suite/Oracle Financials, also referred as Oracle Apps.

o Microsoft Dynamics GP 9./Microsoft Good Plains. This ERP was originally architectured by Fantastic Plains Software package – Wonderful Plains Dynamics and Fantastic eEnterprise hit the marketplace in previously and middle 1990th. If you don’t forget people previous-very good-times of IT boom – no person understood which running program will earn: Unix/Solaris, Microsoft Windows, Apple MAC OS. This is why – the regular (and groundbreaking way) for those people days was to develop a shell, published in C language to abstract you from Graphical system. Fantastic Plains Dexterity was this shell, programming language (sanscript). The second basic idea was to summary Wonderful Plains Dynamics from database system, nonetheless the abstraction was completed on the amount of “budget” databases platforms: Ctree/Faircomm, and Btrive, later on on Pervasive SQL 2000, for Microsoft SQL Server 6.5/7./2000 Fantastic Plains utilised atomic saved procs solution to speed up databases accessibility. At present Microsoft Dynamics GP/Wonderful Plains versions 5.5, 6., 7., 7.5 are out there for Ctree and Pervasive, having said that considering the fact that version 8. Microsoft Terrific Plains is available on MS SQL Server/MSDE platform only. At present Microsoft Good Plains 9. is offered in United states, Latin America, Canada (like French Canadian model for Quebec), United kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other countries in which official language is English – this kind of as South East Asia, for occasion.

o Microsoft Navision/Navision Attain/Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Some ERP analytics imagine that Microsoft Good Plains Business Options (later renamed into Microsoft Business Alternatives) acquired Navision Computer software (est. in 1984). The elementary strategies of Navision come to its very own shell – C/Facet, database proprietary system: C/Facet, and many others. Navision was created to be adaptable and mature with your enterprise – from little to upper mid-marketplace. Navision Software program experienced its personal internet marketing programs prior to be ordered by Microsoft and expanded in continental Europe, United kingdom, United states of america (competing with Wonderful Plains Software and Solomon Software). When Navision was purchased by Microsoft – Microsoft Business Remedies presented and promoted Navision in East Europe: Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, etc. Moreover it tried using Navision in Brazil (in excess of 100 implementations – 2005). Navision is much more adaptable to localization problem (than Microsoft Excellent Plains)

o Microsoft Axapta/Microsoft Dynamics AX – it appears to be to be mounting star for Microsoft and it can contend with upper ERP/MRP mid-industry. Axapta has present day design and style and its ability to develop is however in its architecture contemporary design (as opposed to Terrific Plains or Navision – in which we see integrations with MS Office environment, Web Fronts/Organization Portal/eConnect/eCommerce kind of advancements). In late 2005 we see US and United kingdom MBS VAR action to sign for Axapta and consultants coaching.

o Microsoft Dynamics SL/Microsoft Solomon – this ERP is for project-driven corporations.

o Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3./Microsoft CRM 3.. This CRM solution from Microsoft is abreast of the vast majority of Microsoft latest thoughts and improvements: Microsoft Trade, Active Listing, XML Website Products and services pushed MS CRM SDK with C# and VB.Internet sample code. Currently MS CRM 1.2 and 3. has integration to Microsoft Dynamics GP 7.5, 8. (with services patch) and 9. (coming…)

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