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Three reasons to select Microsoft Dynamics over PeopleSoft

  1. Making the decision to implement a new business management system is a process that requires research and foresight. Here are three reasons why businesses have selected Microsoft Dynamics over PeopleSoft business management software.
  2. Microsoft Dynamics can scale with your business. Microsoft Dynamics provides affordable scalability for your growing businesses. With benchmarked performance up to 2,250 users and rich functionality across financials, supply chain management, and customer relationship management, you can be confident in the ability of Microsoft Dynamics to meet the needs of your growing business. Using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft Dynamics provides enterprise-level reporting, flexible decision-making support, and timely, relevant business insight at a low cost with significantly high usability and flexibility.
  3. Microsoft Dynamics provides a low cost of ownership. Microsoft Dynamics is engineered to cost-effectively support the changing requirements that are frequently necessary for customers to adapt, grow, and maintain a competitive edge in their business. Independent research has demonstrated that Microsoft Dynamics offers a high return on investment (ROI) and low overall cost of ownership. Microsoft Dynamics licensing is designed to be cost-effective. It is based on concurrent users versus named users and has no imposed user minimum or maximum, so it evolves with you for the life of your business.
  4. Microsoft offers an industry-leading vertical partner ecosystem. Microsoft is in a position to deliver vertical solutions to hundreds of different industries on a local basis. Microsoft’s Certified for Microsoft Dynamics program offers solutions designed to meet the needs of specific industries. It can provide customers with the benefits of a rich portfolio of tested, reference supported solutions developed by vendors that have met Microsoft’s highest solution and organizational certification standards.

Questions to ask when evaluating an PeopleSoft solution

If you are considering the PeopleSoft Business Suite or PeopleSoft Business All-in-One:

  • PeopleSoft may offer a fixed-price, fixed-scope implementation of PeopleSoft Business All-in-One. What specifics actually govern this offer? Will I have to conform my business to match PeopleSoft’s ideas of how to run a business in order to get the benefits of the rapid implementation? How will the cost and time of implementation be affected if I want to have the solution modified to meet my unique business practices?
  • Do I have to license named users instead of concurrent users or user sessions? What is the difference, and what do you see as the pros and cons of each?
  • Is NetWeaver middleware required for integration with PeopleSoft and non-PeopleSoft systems? If so, how will this affect the cost and complexity of my implementation?
  • What does a typical All-in-One support team look like? How many administrators? How many developers? How many support personnel?

If you are considering PeopleSoft Business One:

  • How many users can Business One reasonably scale to? How many references can you provide of existing PeopleSoft Business One users of my size?
  • What are my choices if I outgrow Business One? Can you provide details on the cost and steps to migrate to PeopleSoft Business All-in-One or PeopleSoft Business ByDesign?
  • Does PeopleSoft plan to deemphasize Business One in favor of Business ByDesign when it is released? Do I need to plan and budget for an eventual migration if this happens?
  • How much of the functionality being demonstrated is native, “out-of-the-box” functionality versus functionality developed by a partner or through a third-party developer?