Microsoft Dynamics Retail - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Oct 19, 2021

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Microsoft RMS’s main competitors include Lightspeed and Vend.

Lightspeed is a retail management system that is designed to be used on the Apple platform. Its features include sales management with quotations, orders & invoices as well as pricing & discounts. Additionally there is support for gift cards for retail buyers, as well as customer management for product & loyalty marketing campaigns. Inventory management to ensure optimal stock levels is included along with integration to Quickbooks for financial management. There is also an online Webstore to handle e- commerce transactions.

Microsoft RMS on the other hand is provided with two modules with one to handle the store and the other to handle headquarters in a multi-store retail operation. The product supports a full Point of Sale system with inventory management, pricing, and sales. Additionally it is part of the Microsoft enterprise platform so can be integrated seamlessly with Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Vend in comparison handles product management with an integrated price book which is updated in real time for point of sale operations. Additionally the product supports on-account sales which involve deferred payments on a time based billing cycle. There is also a loyalty program to reward frequent shoppers with an online portal for tracking transactions and redemption offers, and an application library to enhance product functionality.

Microsoft RMS however integrates customer history & preferences with POS units to provide discounts, special offers and vouchers to reward loyalty. Additionally it can be operated on existing computers or certified POS devices, and provides a flexible reporting tool tracking sales & inventory operations.

2021's Top Microsoft Dynamics Retail Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Microsoft Dynamics Retail that are worth checking out: ShopKeep POS for SMBs, NetSuite for Retail for large size business, Rezku POS Software for growing companies, and GiftLogic software for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, 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
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Microsoft
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
76/100
Pricing
3.6/10
License pricing
$95 per license
Functionality
32
Best for SMBs
ShopKeep
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$49 per user/month
Functionality
11
Best for Enterprise
NetSuite
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
7.8/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
20
Growing
Rezku
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$79 per month
Functionality
16
Review
Free version
GiftLogic
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$49 per month
Functionality
31

1. ShopKeep POS - Best for SMBs

ShopKeep POS is an alternative Retail & POS software, ShopKeep POS used on the cloud, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management can be used on-premises. ShopKeep POS, with a pricing score of 2.4 is considered less expensive to implement than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management with a score of 3.6.

ShopKeep POS is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ShopKeep offers 11 main features). compare head to head: ShopKeep POS Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management

2. NetSuite for Retail - Best for Large Business

NetSuite for Retail is an alternative Retail & POS software, NetSuite for Retail installed on-premises or used cloud based, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management can be used on-premises. NetSuite for Retail, with a pricing score of 7.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management with a score of 3.6.

NetSuite for Retail is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (NetSuite offers 20 main features). compare head to head: NetSuite for Retail Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management

3. Rezku POS Software - Best for Growing Companies

Rezku POS Software is an alternative Retail & POS software, Rezku POS Software installed on-premises or used cloud based, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management can be used on-premises. Rezku POS Software, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management with a score of 3.6.

Rezku POS Software is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Rezku offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Rezku POS Software Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management

4. GiftLogic software - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

GiftLogic software is an alternative Retail & POS software, GiftLogic software installed on-premises, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management can be used on-premises. GiftLogic software, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management with a score of 3.6.

GiftLogic software is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (GiftLogic offers 31 main features). compare head to head: GiftLogic software Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management

5. Revel iPad POS

Revel iPad POS is an alternative Retail & POS software, Revel iPad POS installed on-premises or used cloud based, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management can be used on-premises. Revel iPad POS, with a pricing score of 3.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management with a score of 3.6.

Revel iPad POS is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Revel offers 60 main features). compare head to head: Revel iPad POS Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management

6. Epos Now

Epos Now is an alternative Retail & POS software, Epos Now installed on-premises or used cloud based, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management can be used on-premises. Epos Now, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management with a score of 3.6.

Epos Now is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Epos offers 18 main features). compare head to head: Epos Now Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management

7. PayPal Here

PayPal Here is an alternative Retail & POS software, PayPal Here installed on-premises or used cloud based, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management can be used on-premises. PayPal Here, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management with a score of 3.6.

PayPal Here is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (PayPal offers 12 main features). compare head to head: PayPal Here Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management

8. Breadcrumb

Breadcrumb is an alternative Retail & POS software, Breadcrumb installed on-premises or used cloud based, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management can be used on-premises. Breadcrumb, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management with a score of 3.6.

Breadcrumb is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Breadcrumb offers 8 main features). compare head to head: Breadcrumb Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management

9. AmberPOS

AmberPOS is an alternative Retail & POS software, AmberPOS installed on-premises, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management can be used on-premises. AmberPOS, with a pricing score of 5.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management with a score of 3.6.

AmberPOS is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (AmberPOS offers 40 main features). compare head to head: AmberPOS Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management

10. Visual Anthology

Visual Anthology is an alternative Retail & POS software, Visual Anthology used on the cloud, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management can be used on-premises. Visual Anthology, with a pricing score of 4.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management with a score of 3.6.

Visual Anthology is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Visual offers 10 main features). compare head to head: Visual Anthology Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management

11. Retail-Man POS

Retail-Man POS is an alternative Retail & POS software, Retail-Man POS cloud, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management can be used on-premises. Retail-Man POS, with a pricing score of 4 is considered more expensive to implement than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management with a score of 3.6.

Retail-Man POS is rated 4.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Retail-Man offers 11 main features). compare head to head: Retail-Man POS Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management

12. webPOS

webPOS is an alternative Retail & POS software, webPOS used on the cloud, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management can be used on-premises. webPOS, with a pricing score of 5 is considered more expensive to implement than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management with a score of 3.6.

webPOS is rated 3.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (webPOS offers 20 main features). compare head to head: webPOS Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management

13. XChange POS

XChange POS is an alternative Retail & POS software, XChange POS cloud, Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management can be used on-premises. XChange POS, with a pricing score of 4.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management with a score of 3.6.

XChange POS is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (XChange offers 17 main features). compare head to head: XChange POS Vs Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management

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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.