Three reasons to switch from Oracle to Microsoft Dynamics
Making the decision to switch your company's business management system is a process that requires research and foresight. Here are three top reasons why businesses using Oracle applications, including PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and E-Business Suite solutions, have decided to make the switch to Microsoft Dynamics.
Microsoft Dynamics can scale with your business. Microsoft Dynamics provides affordable scalability for your growing businesses. With benchmarked performance up to 1,000 users and beyond and rich functionality across financials, supply chain management, and customer relationship management, you can be confident in the ability of Microsoft Dynamics to meet the needs of your growing business. Integrate your Microsoft Dynamics business management solution with Microsoft SQL Server and enjoy enterprise-level reporting, flexible decision-making support, and timely, relevant business insight at a low cost with significantly high usability and flexibility.
Microsoft Dynamics provides a low cost of ownership. Microsoft Dynamics is engineered to cost-effectively support the changing requirements that are frequently necessary for customers to adapt, grow, and maintain a competitive edge in their business. Independent research has demonstrated that, on the whole, Microsoft Dynamics offers a higher return on investment (ROI) and lower overall costs than other major competitive offerings. Microsoft Dynamics licensing is designed to be cost-effective. It is based on concurrent users versus named users and has no imposed user minimum or maximum, so it evolves with you for the life of your business.
Microsoft offers an industry-leading vertical partner ecosystem. Microsoft is in a position to deliver vertical solutions to hundreds of different industries on a local basis; it can bring these solutions to market on a local level. Microsoft's Certified for Microsoft Dynamics program offers solutions designed to meet the needs of specific industries. It can provide customers with the benefits of a rich portfolio of tested, reference supported solutions developed by ISVs that have met Microsoft’s highest solution and organizational certification standards.
Customer evidence: Learn how switching to Microsoft Dynamics benefited other companies
See how companies using Oracle products solved real business problems and benefited from switching to Microsoft Dynamics.
Network solutions leader projects $1.5 million savings with switch to Microsoft Dynamics
Based in Fremont, California, Network Equipment Technologies (NET) develops, distributes, and supports voice and data communications equipment for multiservice networks. Because the company’s Oracle system did not enable flexible product configuration, NET maintained as many as 37,000 derivative part numbers in its system. In 2006, NET decided to implement Microsoft Dynamics instead of upgrading its Oracle ERP system. Using the built-in product configuration capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics, NET reduced the number of parts in its system by more than 85 percent. The company anticipates a total estimated savings of U.S.$1.5 million in the first year.
Floral goods manufacturer gains time-saving insight with business software
Established in 1946, family-owned Syndicate Sales leads the floral hard goods industry. Syndicate Sales had used JD Edwards from Oracle, but found that employees relied heavily on IT staff to generate routine reports and extract information in response to queries. After evaluating a number of alternatives, Syndicate Sales chose to switch to Microsoft Dynamics. Now employees quickly and easily access the business information that they need, and have confidence that their information is accurate and up to date.
Tactical gear maker meets growth demands with business management solution
BlackHawk Products Group, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, produces high-end military, law enforcement, and outdoor gear products. Struggling to keep track of inventory and manufacturing costs with their existing system, BlackHawk decided it needed a more robust business management solution. After evaluating SAP and Oracle, the company chose to implement Microsoft Dynamics due to the flexibility and low cost of ownership.
Branded drug maker solves complex budgeting and reporting challenges—affordably
Teva Neuroscience Inc. needed to upgrade to a new system that could handle a greater volume of transactions through a short accounting cycle. After opening a branch in Montreal, Canada, the Kansas City, Missouri-based company also needed a more complete business management solution to meet its increasingly complex reporting needs, as well as a system that made it simple to drill down into financial data for better budgeting and forecasting. After testing Microsoft Dynamics in its business environment, Teva found it made little economic sense to deploy Oracle when a less complex, more affordable solution met its needs.
Questions to ask when evaluating an Oracle solution
What does a typical Oracle support team look like? How many administrators are there? How many developers? How many support personnel?
Does your proposal include the use of an Oracle Accelerator for streamlined implementation? What specifics actually govern this offer? How will the cost and time of implementation be affected if I want the solution modified to meet my unique business practices?
Will I have to conform my business to match Oracle's ideas of how to run a business in order to get the benefits of the rapid implementation? How am I able to realize a competitive edge in my business processes if I am just taking what is given?
Do I have to license named users instead of concurrent users or user sessions? What is the difference, and what do you see as the pros and cons of each?