ERP Comparison Chart Between Dynamics AX, Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV


ERP Comparison Chart Between Dynamics AX, Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV

So you’ve done some research and you’ve heard good things about the various Microsoft Dynamics ERP systems. But you’re still confused on the ideal fit of each of the solutions and which one(s) work best for your needs and why. Well this article is designed for you.

First off, here’s a high level explanation of Dynamics AX, Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV.

Dynamics AX

Dynamics AX (AX) is Microsoft’s enterprise ERP and MRP solution.AX is a favorite amongst mid-sized to enterprise companies especially within the manufacturing, distribution, supply chain & retail industries.It offers great support for companies with complex needs such as: multi-country, multi-language, multi-site, multi-currency, etc.

Dynamics NAV

Dynamics (NAV) fits well within the small to mid-sized market (i.e. companies with annual revenues between 10 million – 500 million) but some small enterprise companies use it as well. In comparison to Dynamics GP, NAV offers more flexibility when it comes to out-of-the-box (meaning not needing to customize the system) set-up and configuration. NAV fits the needs of companies in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Etc.Like Dynamics AX, it also offers flexibility to accommodate the needs of larger organizations that are doing business in multiple countries.
NAV has a very friendly user interface and it allows users to easily modify the user interface, the report formats, forms, etc.

Dynamics GP

Dynamics GP (GP) is a favorite among-st companies in North America.It’s known for its strong financial management and it’s a favorite among-st distribution companies. It offers robust functionality out-of-the-box but it’s not quite as configurable out-of-the box (requires more customization or modification) as NAV. Thus if GP fits the needs of your company then it could be a little less costly and take a little less time to set up than NAV.

The Detailed Comparison Chart includes rankings in these categories: (General Benefits, International Operations, Inter-Company Operations, Reporting/Business Intelligence, Functionality for Distributors, Functionality for Manufacturers, CRM Functionality, Etc).

Please contact Calsoft if you would like to request a copy of the Detailed Comparison Chart.

Here’s a sample grid of the criterion in the Detailed Comparison Chart Between Dynamics AX, Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV:

SoftwareDynamics GPDynamics NAVDynamics AX
Company SizeSmall to MidSmall to MidMid to Enterprise
Employees1 – 500+1 – 500+50 – 2,000+
Cost$30K – $500K$30K – $500K$100K – $1M
Time Frame3-6 months4-6 months6-12+ months
Ease of Use4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Quick note: Dynamics NAV is now formally known as Dynamics 365 Business Central, and Dynamics AX is now known as Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (F&O). 
Dynamics 365 is Microsoft’s new platform of solutions ranging from ERP’s, CRM’s and Service applications. Here’s why Dynamics 365 is rated so high.


Next Steps: Finding a Partner

Maybe you’re in Los Angeles, New York or perhaps, Chicago. You’re a business owner and you’ve decided, “Yes! Let’s make Microsoft Dynamics work for my business.”

But the next step of the process before you jump into this is, you’ll need to find a CSP partner, as Microsoft Dynamics ERP’s are not available to purchase directly from Microsoft.

So, your next steps: find a knowledgeable implementation partner that you can rely on.

The most important part of implementing a new system is the technology partner you choose. 

We have been working with ERPs, integrations, customization’s and everything business software since the 90s, we know every business is unique and has specific needs. Finding out what those needs are and how to address them is how we have managed to keep a 95+ retention rate. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner that works to deliver solutions that make your business better. Please get in contact with us if you are considering an upgrade, a re-implementation, or if you just want a business consultation. If your currently on a Dynamics ERP system and looking to upgrade, Calsoft Systems has a lot of experience of upgrading from old versions of Dynamics to the new versions, like Dynamics 365.

Please feel free to call at 1-888-838-8422. Or email at anytime. We can share any information of practical steps and tools of Dynamics upgrades with you.