Microsoft Dynamics AX and SAP are one of the big-shot names in the ERP solutions. Companies which are looking for new solutions usually consider both, however, it is crucial to note their unique strengths and weaknesses.
Usually, SAP is useful for the users operating in the retail industry, having several features in control which are beneficial for the retail users. It showcases good product development function, made to order processing, and strong quality functionality and cash management tools as well. It also lets users see the status of goods in transit.
But, it is less customizable than AX. It is usually implemented faster than Microsoft AX and goes through fewer disruptions of service, even though those disruptions tend to last longer. SAP also showcases the highest percentage of users recouping cost within two years.
Whereas AX is deemed to be more flexible and convenient to use. Its UI is immensely intuitive, has a browser base, and deemed to be easily usable than SAP. It has strong inter- and multi-organization support, where SAP is usually used within a single organization. It also features strong production, MRP, trade capabilities, better Business Intelligence because of its seamless integration with Microsoft Power BI.
Commonly AX takes a longer time than SAP to be implemented. Also, it is more likely that SAP might have disruptions, but they are considerably shorter. Recouping costs take a long time, but the agile implementation helps in speeding up the process.
Both SAP and AX have their own strengths and weaknesses. Hence, it is crucial to consider the needs of your company while making a choice.
SAP is usually considered as the solution of choice for larger organizations, while Microsoft Dynamics AX is an ideal choice for the individual divisions or departments within that organization.