Microsoft Dynamics 365 vs Odoo

Microsoft Dynamics 365
With intelligent business applications across CRM and ERP, Microsoft Dynamics 365 gives you choice. Start with just what you need to run your business—and delight your customers. And then add apps as your needs change. Microsoft Dynamics 365 free open-source alternatives are: SugarCRM, SuiteCRM, Compiere
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Comparing Microsoft Dynamics 365 vs Odoo is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Microsoft Dynamics 365 has more user-friendly interface than Odoo because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Microsoft Dynamics 365 is more popular than Odoo

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Microsoft integrated LinkedIn with Dynamics 365 (in 2017)
- Microsoft Dynamics 365 is generally available (in 2016)
- Microsoft to merge CRM and ERP into integrated cloud platform Dynamics 365 (in 2016)
- MS Dynamics CRM update targets IoT (in 2016)
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 - the most comprehensive upgrade ever (in 2015)
- Microsoft quietly launches Dynamics NAV ERP apps for iPad, Android, Windows 8 (in 2014)
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM adds social media marketing features (in 2014)
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online adds iPad, Yammer support (in 2013)
- Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 adds cloud services (in 2011)
- Vibe - social layer for MS Dynamics CRM (in 2011)

Looks like Microsoft Dynamics 365 was recently more active than Odoo (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Odoo meet head to head:

2010 - Microsoft plans to provide Dynamics ERP as SaaS service to stand out over Odoo

Microsoft Dynamics ERP
Michael Park, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Business Solutions team, shared some plans about the future of company's SaaS suite Microsoft BPOS. BPOS (Business Productivity Online Services) currently includes MS Exchange Online, MS SharePoint Online, MS Office Communications Online and Office Live Meeting. And Microsoft is going to add Dynamics CRM and Dynamics ERP to this package. While it's no surprise with CRM (Microsoft has been providing the SaaS version Dynamics CRM Online for quite a long time), the SaaS ERP from Microsoft - is something new. Today some Microsoft partners are already providing vendor's ERP solutions as hosted services, but Microsoft never told about the release of the own SaaS ERP version.

Moreover, Park used the title "MS Dynamics ERP". As we know, Microsoft actually has 4 ERP systems: Dynamics AX (Axapta), Nav (Navision), GP (Great Plains) and SL (Solomon). All these solutions have been acquired by Microsoft and the company hasn't yet succeed in combining them into single solution. Although recently, Microsoft representatives frequently use the title MS Dynamics ERP, preparing people to the fact that 4 systems will merge into one.

In addition, Microsoft plans to move BPOS with CRM and ERP to the Azure platform (currently they work separately). It will be a good step for Microsoft and for its clients. First, all applications will run on the single infrastructure that will allow to integrate them more easily. Second, there will be a single sign-on. Third, there will be a single billing.

Besides, in order to motivate partners to sell the SaaS solutions, Microsoft is going to double the margins for those who sell the hosted bundle.

And most probably BPOS will be renamed to Union. And not just because ERP and CRM are not "Productivity" tools. More than a few Microsoft critics have referred BPOS as “Big Piece of Shit” and Microsoft bosses are not happy with that.