Our editorial review staff has hands-on experience with both Infor ERP and Microsoft Dynamics 365. After thorough testing, we’re here to share our insights to help you better understand these two platforms.
Infor CloudSuite Industrial, formerly known as SyteLine, is best suited for small to medium-sized manufacturing and distribution companies. It’s particularly effective for businesses with 10-500 employees that operate in made-to-order, made-to-stock, and mixed mode operations.
Infor ERP stands out with its advanced planning and scheduling, supply chain management, accounting, and quality assurance features. However, new users may face a steep learning curve due to its broad feature set and complex navigation. Some users have reported difficulties with upgrades.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central caters well to small and midsize businesses across a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, financial services, nonprofit, and professional services. It’s an ideal choice for businesses with 10-200 employees.
Microsoft Dynamics 365, integrates seamlessly with Microsoft’s suite of enterprise applications like Office 365, Power BI, and Azure. It offers user-friendly interface, audit trails, multi-currency, and multi-language support, and automation of recurring tasks.
On the downside, it may not be the best fit for businesses with complex manufacturing needs. And may require extensive training to master. Some users have found third-party integrations to be clunky and the setup process to be tedious.
While both systems have their merits, Microsoft Dynamics 365 is likely the better choice for most businesses. Its seamless integration with other Microsoft applications, combined with its user-friendly interface and automation of recurring tasks, make it a versatile tool for a variety of industries. Microsoft Dynamics 365 has a subscription-based model, making it more accessible for businesses looking to manage their cash flow.
However, businesses with complex manufacturing needs may find Infor ERP to be a better fit, due to its robust bill of materials and supply chain management features.
If neither of these systems meet your needs, we encourage you to check out our roundup of the best ERP software overall.