Anthology POS Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Dec 14, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Anthology POS or Microsoft Dynamics Retail?

Anthology POS is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Microsoft Dynamics Retail, Anthology POS is rated higher (92/100) than Microsoft Dynamics Retail (76/100). Microsoft Dynamics Retail offers more features (17) to their users than Anthology POS (9).

Looking for the right Retail & POS solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How ANTHOLOGY Inc. compares with Microsoft?

ANTHOLOGY Inc.: Anthology was founded more than a decade ago when Asian Books, a seller of fine and scholarly books on Asia and the Islamic world, became the first Harvard Square bookstore to computerize its operations. In 1989, Anthology Inc. was organized to provide booksellters with a powerful, easy-to-use, and inexpensive bookstore management system. Founder ...

Microsoft: Microsoft Corporation is an American corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. Microsoft is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues.

Who's more expensive? Anthology POS or Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Retail & POS software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Anthology POS and Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management.

Anthology POS price starts at $260 per user/month , on a scale between 1 to 10 Visual Anthology is rated 4, which is lower than the average cost of Retail & POS software. Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management price starts at $95 per license , when comparing Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Retail & POS software cost.

Bottom line: Anthology POS is more expensive than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Anthology POS Vs. Microsoft Dynamics Retail based on some of the most important and required Retail & POS features. Anthology POS: Bar Code Scanning, Customer History, Customer Management, eCommerce, Gift Cards, Inventory Management, Layaways & Quotes, Price Lookup. Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management: Accounting Management, Customer Management, Accounting Management, Bar Code Scanning, Buy X, Get Y Pricing.

Target customer size

The software is a viable product for small and medium retail businesses as well as large multi- location ventures. Microsoft Dynamics RMS will work best for small and medium size companies into the retail businesses.

Anthology POS

ITQlick rating
(4/5)

starts at $260 per user/month

Anthology POS is a cloud-based point of sale and inventory control software tool. The software is structured to be a bookstore POS with off-site sales, encrypted credit card processing, accounting links, invent...

Categories: Retail & POS.

Microsoft Dynamics Retail

ITQlick rating
(4.1/5)

starts at $95 per license

Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) is a a complete point of sale (POS) client server solution developed to automate POS processes and provide retailers with a centralized multiple store managemen...

Categories: Retail, Point of sale, Retail & POS, Clothing Store Inventory POS, Gun Shop POS.

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Anthology POS: 9 Features

Bar Code Scanning
Customer History
Customer Management
eCommerce
Gift Cards
Inventory Management
Layaways & Quotes
Price Lookup
Reporting

Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management: 17 Features

Accounting Management
Customer Management
Accounting Management
Bar Code Scanning
Buy X, Get Y Pricing
Credit Card Processing
Customer Management
Discounts
eCommerce
Employee Management
Gift Cards
Inventory Management
Print Receipt
Reporting
Returns
Sales Commissions
Shipping/Delivery Setup
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality score
Software review
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Visual
ITQlick rating
4/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
4.6/10
License pricing
$260 per user/month
Functionality
10
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Microsoft
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
76/100
Pricing
3.6/10
License pricing
$95 per license
Functionality
32
ShopKeep
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$49 per user/month
Functionality
11
NetSuite
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
7.8/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
20
Rezku
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$79 per month
Functionality
16
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.