SAP ERP - Top 4 Alternatives (Mar 2022)

SAP ERP Review
ITQlick Score: 97/100
ITQlick Rating: (4/5)
Pricing: 10/10 - high cost
Category: ERP -> SAP ERP -> SAP ERP competitors
Ranking:Ranked 1 out of 271 ERP systems
Company: SAP
Pricing: starts at $56 per user/month
Typical customers: Large business
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: SAP ERP review, SAP ERP alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 08, 2022

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SAP ERP competes with other enterprise resource planning and human resources software like NetSuite, Odoo, Sage Intacct, and Acumatica Could ERP. These applications are compared below;
  • Functionality: SAP ERP offers a complete feature package system based on functionalities. Compared to all its top alternatives, all the systems offer similar functionalities. These features include billing and invoicing, expense tracking, payroll management, bank reconciliation, etc.
  • Customer/Industry: SAP ERP targets enterprises, SMBs, and others seeking to grow their business in various industries like Manufacturing, Process manufacturing, Wholesale distribution. Professional services, Chemicals, Food and beverage, Non-Profits, etc. SAP ERP and Netsuite can be used by businesses with about 2-100+ users though Netsuite targets more industries as compared to SAP ERP.
  • Cost: Although SAP ERP pricing plans are not public, it is cost-rated 5.0 by expert cost reviews indicating high-cost software. SAP ERP has a free trial for its clients. Compared to its alternatives, it offers a free trial. Pricing for NetSuite is pricing plan is also not public, and it does not offer a free trial. The same applies to Sage Intacct except that it offers a free trial.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: SAP ERP is not an on-premise system, but its alternatives like Acumatica Cloud ERP and Odoo offer on-premise versions.
  • Popularity: SAP ERP was founded in 1999, and the software is publicly traded like some of its top alternatives like NetSuite. 27k+ customers use Netsuite, Odoo has 7 million users, and they are considered more popular than SAP ERP.
  • Scalability: SAP ERP covers a scale of small and midsize enterprises and subsidiaries seeking to grow their businesses. Compared to its competitors, Odoo has an open-source to provide management solutions to SMEs and large corporations.
  • Support: SAP ERP lacks features like FAQs/forums and knowledge base compared to its competitors like Acumatica Cloud EPR and NetSuite, which offer all necessary support channels.

SAP ERP alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to SAP ERP that are worth checking out:

NetSuite OneWorld for SMBs, EnterpriseIQ for large size business, OptiProERP for growing companies, and OfficeBooks 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
Review
Compare
SAP
ITQlick rating
4/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
10/10
License pricing
$56 per user/month
Functionality
44
Review
Best for SMBs
NetSuite
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
4.6/10
License pricing
$999 per month
Functionality
18
Best for Enterprise
EnterpriseIQ
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
3.8/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
39
Growing
OptiProERP
ITQlick rating
2.8/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$700 per license
Functionality
26
Free version
OfficeBooks
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
80/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$9.99 per month
Functionality
31

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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.