Three reasons to select Microsoft Dynamics over Oracle
Making the decision to implement a new business management system is a process that requires research and foresight. Here are three top reasons why businesses have selected Microsoft Dynamics over Oracle applications, including PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and E-Business Suite solutions.
Microsoft Dynamics can scale with your business. Microsoft Dynamics provides affordable scalability for your growing businesses. With benchmarked performance up to 2,250 users 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. Using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft Dynamics provides 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 Microsoft Dynamics offers a high return on investment (ROI) and low overall cost of ownership. 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 Microsoft Dynamics has benefited other companies
See how companies have solved real business problems and benefited from choosing Microsoft Dynamics over Oracle applications.
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. 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.
Bank Adopts Technology to Improve Customer Satisfaction and Promote Retention
Over the last three centuries, UK-based Barclays Bank PLC (LSE: BARC.L) has grown to be one of the world’s leading banks. After an in-depth evaluation, Barclays chose to implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM and has since realized a cost-per-incident reduction of 22% and complaint escalations were slashed by 80 percent (from 15 percent to 3 percent).
Questions to ask when evaluating an Oracle solution
What does a typical Oracle implementation or support team look like? How many administrators are recommended? 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? 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 will the cost and time of implementation be affected if I want to have the solution modified to meet my unique business practices?
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?
Is there a minimum number of users I need to license?
Can you provide details on the cost and steps to migrate to the new Oracle Fusion Applications? If I’m running one of Oracle’s current generation of applications, what functionality from my product is part of the Fusion Applications? What functionality will I lose?
If I’m not using Oracle’s database and middleware to support my Oracle Business Applications today, will I need to do so in the future? What cost and potential business disruption do I face in making that platform change?
Will my business be audited by Oracle in the future to determine my usage of the application? If so, will this affect my maintenance costs or overall cost of ownership in using Oracle applications?