Sap B1 and MS Navision ERP softwares come with lower cost of ownership and facility of customization according to user’s needs. Both of these ERP applications focus on mid size companies. These ERP applications also come with add on tools to enhance there working.
Sap B1 has 14 modules covering all the aspects of mid sized company. Administration module of Sap B1 contains options to configure the application and issue rights to access to other users. Apart from this module there is financial module to perform finance related and accounting activities, sales opportunity module where details of existing or possible customers is maintained, business partner module for maintaining details of vendors, customers and leads, sales module, purchase module, banking, inventory, human resource, production, MRP and Service modules for conducting related activities. E-commerce module allows the users to sell and buy their products online and give their organization 24 hrs online working benefits. Web CRM module provides facility to sales people to interact with existing and possible customers and also to submit details related to support given to any existing customer. Reporting module of Sap B1 contains pre-defined and user defined reports where customer can even design the reports in the format most suitable for him to understand.
Sap B1 also comes with extra add on tools at no extra cost like fixed assets synchronization with MS outlook or XL reporter. Sap B1 works on modern 2 tier architecture and has extremely easy user interface. Data access security, configuration of look-up windows, controlling the display of data in transaction screens are extremely easy to do with no IT skills.
MS Navision also comes loaded with options covering all the areas of a mid size and small company with customization, add on tools and support modules. MS Navision contains modules like financial module with options of general ledger, human resource account payable and receivables, cash ledger, fixed assets, consolidation, budgeting and reporting and project management. Distribution module contain inventory management, returns, pricing for sales and purchase, warehouse management, order processing, inventory costing, shipment and delivery and automated data capture system.
Manufacturing module comes with facilities to perform activities like production orders, supply planning, bill of material, demand forecasting, capacity requirements planning and manufacturing costing. CRM has facility to contact, campaign, task, document and opportunity management with interaction log, contact classification and outlook client integration. E-business solutions provide commercial portal and commerce gateway, commerce portal gives a platform for customer, vendors and partners to self service while commerce gateway is to perform transaction with in the application.
MS Navision comes with add on tools and Nav utilities to support existing modules and options for better functionality. MS Navision too has easy to use interface like Sap B1 with an extra facility of hiding, removing extra fields from the screens which are irrelevant for any user. MS Navision provides role tailored or role centers where user gets tools and function which are required by him and other facilities are hidden to avoid confusion and quick understanding. This facility is an advantage with MS Navision in comparison to Sap B1. Better integration with other Microsoft tools like excel and office also makes it easy to use by people with minimum IT skills.