Microsoft has applauded the superiority of its own Dynamics AX 4.0 over Oracle 11.0.3 in terms of the cost reduction it will provide to customers. It were in fact major cost savings that have prompted supply chain integrator PACCESS to opt for Dynamics AX 4.0, Microsoft's enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is less expensive to maintain and more capable of satisfying the PACCESS' needs, the Redmond company argued, in comparison with Oracle 11.0.3.
"We tried to add five users, but we would have had to pay Oracle $365,000 because of a license-model change," said Nina Palludan, vice president of IT for PACCESS. "The five-year total cost of ownership for Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 was more than $1 million less than Oracle’s, even though we already owned the Oracle software. Actually rebuying the Oracle e-business suite would have cost less than upgrading our current licenses."
The expensive upgrades to its Oracle system turned PACCESS toward Microsoft. The Redmond company pointed out that Dynamics AX 4.0 was not only highly scalable and adaptable, but also less costly. And in this context one of the aspects which contributed to cutting down costs was the fact that Dynamics AX 4.0 uses the same graphical user interface as the Office System, which helped cut down training costs for employees.
"Global companies are finding ways to simultaneously save money and advance their processes with the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics AX," said Michael Park, corporate vice president for Microsoft’s U.S. Dynamics business. "Companies that seek new business management systems are looking for solutions that are simpler to use, less costly to own and easier to scale than their existing solutions. Around the world, companies are finding these benefits in Microsoft Dynamics AX, an ERP solution designed for growing businesses."
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