What are the Differences Between Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV?

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The four lines of Microsoft Dynamics® ERP meet varying specifics of certain industries and requirements. Today, we’re looking at Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV- How are they different and which one may be right for you?

If you’ve been researching ERP solutions awhile, you may be familiar with the options out there and maybe have even narrowed down your selection to a top few contenders. But if you’re new to the ERP research process, it’s difficult to distinguish one ERP solution from another.

Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV are similar in a few ways. First of all, they are obviously both developed by Microsoft and are comprehensive solutions, meeting the requirements of a full ERP system. They both also have advanced financial management functionality. For example, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV make managing accounts payable and receivables a breeze. They are also based on a user-friendly interface, making it easy to use and increasing user adoption throughout organizations. They are slightly different in a few ways; let’s take a look at exactly how…

  • Tailored for Different Companies and Business Situations:
    • Microsoft Dynamics NAV is for smaller, single site organizations with 50 users or less and ideal for organizations undergoing a number of customizations. Microsoft Dynamics NAV also works well for companies or industries that require mobility features.
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP is also for smaller organizations, but those who are growing out of their entry-level accounting solutions. GP is extremely fast to implement as well as adaptable, growing with companies through any stage. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 also includes personalization and advanced workflow capabilities.
  • Similar, but Different Integration Capabilities:
    • Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrates with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and is highly configurable by the partner channel, meaning add-on solutions often come into play.
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Dynamics CRM as well, making an ideal environment for all areas of business operations. It also integrates with Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint, making it possible to access GP information from any location.

So whether you’re a company that is outgrowing their accounting solution or a business that requires a number of customized add-on solutions to perform daily business tasks, Microsoft Dynamics has you covered. Contact us at Sikich to learn more about Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions.


By Sikich, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner based out of Chicago


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