When shopping for a new accounting system, the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market is very large and complex. What was once a market dominated by a handful of vendors, now hundreds of options are competing. Every vendor claims to offer best-of-breed applications. For small businesses looking to leverage ERP technology, Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Microsoft Great Plains and part of Microsoft’s Dynamics Business solution set) and Sage 300 (formerly known as Sage Accpac) may be on their evaluation list. The following accounting software comparison may provide some insight on the differences between the two products.
MS Dynamics GP is a mid-market business accounting ERP software package for small to midsize businesses. It is marketed in specific regions: North and South America, UK and Ireland, the Middle East, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. MS Dynamics GP sells its solution through a reseller channel and its direct sales team. Microsoft offers both a hosted and on-premise solution. Pricing is based on an annual subscription model or perpetual licensing.
Sage 300 ERP technology and processes have evolved to create a streamlined and efficient solution for small to mid-market companies with up to several hundred users. Sage 300 offers local and international support through an extensive business partner network. With choices of modules, deployment methods and editions, companies can add and adopt greater functionality as their business grows. Total cost of ownership can be kept as low as possible with flexible solutions that allows companies to select the best edition, modules, deployment method and payment options to meet business needs.
All systems have their strengths and weaknesses. However, depending on the size and scope of the business needs and the means by which your organization aims to engage and grow, either Microsoft Dynamics GP or Sage 300 ERP might have the right combination of price and features to work for you.
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