In this blog, I will briefly display the parameters the Nucleus Research used to make their report and why they chose Microsoft’s ERPs to be in a leading position.
The core purpose of this report is to evaluate ERP solutions in proportion to the value customers receive in usability and functionality.
The following infographic shows the results of the report and each ERP’s position:
Even though the license split in two, there is no doubt that combined Dynamics 365 Finance and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management have a spectacular performance that has helped many companies to enhance their growth and bring innovation into their markets.
“Microsoft focuses on the roles within an organization regardless of industry, delivering the capabilities users need to address financial performance, manufacturing processes and procedures, business logistics and supply chain, and regulatory compliance, all while looking to facilitate intelligent investment in innovation by customers. […] As Microsoft pushes forward with its application suite on top of its platform and cloud services, it will continue to be a leading player in the market.” (Nucleus Research).
Our blog about the Forrester TEI report explains how much ROI (Return on investment) to expect.
In D365 F&O, we have the same property for the list of the same objects before, and it’s a set of powerful features we need to use, for example, Develop Customizations like Localizations for specific Countries (LATAM Localizations in my case).
The ERP Technology Value Matrix report placed Dynamics 365 Business Central as a Facilitator. This means that, even if it is not as potent as Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, it is easy to use, robust, and facilitates the transition to the cloud.
“To test out what the cloud would be like, Microsoft allows customers to continue to run their operations on-premises while their key data are synced with the cloud, giving users a preview of what they can expect from cloud applications. That data sync feature can later be used as a cloud migration tool to facilitate a smooth transition once a GP or SL customer is ready to move fully to the cloud […]. As Microsoft continues to make it easier for developers and its ISV partner community, Nucleus expects customers to be able to better leverage the advanced capabilities that the vendor’s infrastructure and platform deliver.” (Nucleus Research).
Microsoft understands that the path to digital transformation and cloud-based solutions is not easy; for that reason, they find ways to deliver a balanced ERP that allows on-premise and cloud to avoid frustration from smaller yet growing companies.
I hope this blog helped shed some light on the results Nucleus Research shared on the ERP market.