Business Sectors Effectively Supported by the Systems
Where Epicor proves a better choice is in terms of industries. While D365 does well with small businesses and specific functions, Epicor can meet the many needs of various sectors. Thanks to its focus on industries rather than functions, Kinetic is ideal for:
- The Automotive Industry
- Aerospace & defense
- Medical device manufacturing
- Electronics and high-tech
- Industrial machinery
- Fabricated metals
- Furniture and accessories
- Plastics and rubber
Epicor dominates through its versatility and ability to adapt to different industries, manufacturing standards and requirements.
Both packages are highly customizable. Microsoft Dynamics, however, has the advantage of seamless integration with Microsoft products.
Conversely, unlike Epicor, which is an end-to-end manufacturing ERP software, Dynamics relies on numerous third-party applications to deliver the same level of performance, which increases the total cost of ownership (TCO).
Furthermore, Epicor enables seamless third-party integration, and Dynamics only integrates well with standard Microsoft and AppSource applications.
Epicor Cloud ERP vs Dynamics 365: Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
D365 pricing is flexible and based on the number of users and features. Dynamics 365 Business Central could be a good choice for companies with minimal needs.
However, for an end-to-end manufacturing resource planning solution, Microsoft Dynamics 365 is not cost-effective. D365 finance and operations is almost 3 times as costly as the basic Business Central option.
Epicor Cloud ERP is generally more expensive upfront but provides a comprehensive suite of features. Epicor also offers a concurrent user licensing model. This model allows the license to be shared between people working in different time zones or teams, resulting in considerable savings on the license cost.
Regarding total cost of ownership (TCO), Epicor Kinetic’s simplicity outstrips the complexity of Microsoft’s assortment of licensing and pricing options.