Features Comparison

Inventory Management

Odoo
Online
Microsoft
Dynamics AX
General
Multi-Warehouse
Storage Locations
(Bins)
Bin Replenishment
Mobile Device Support
Multi-Company
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Automatic ASN
(Advanced Shipping Notice)
Package Management / Cartoning
Freight Carrier Integration
Manage Consignee Stocks
EDI
(Electronic Data Interchange)
* *
Products
Non-Stocked Inventory *
Multiple Variants
Multiple Units of Measure
Inter-class UoM Conversion *
Variant Matrix
Traceability
Lots / Serials
Up / Down Traceability
360° Traceability *
Expiration Dates
Cycle Counting
Reporting
Inventory Forecasts
Inventory Valuations
ABC Analysis
Barcode Support
QR Code Support *
RFID Support *
Lots / Serial Numbers
Receptions
Picking
Internal Moves
Delivery Orders
Inventory Adjustments
Routing
FIFO / LIFO
Customizable Routes *
Putaway Strategies
Wave Picking
Batch Picking
Zone Picking
Cluster Picking
Cross-Docking
Putaway Location By Size, Weight, & Capacity

Supply Chain

Odoo
Online
Microsoft
Dynamics AX
Features
Vendor Data Management
Vendor Pricelist Management
Inbound Quality Control
Dropshipping
Purchases
Purchase Requests
Purchase Orders
Purchase Approval Worflow
Request for Quotations
Contracts / Purchase Agreements
Automated Procurements
Minimum Stock Rules*
Make-to-Order
Master Production Schedule

Manufacturing

Odoo
Online
Microsoft
Dynamics AX
Master Data
Multi-Level BoM
Byproducts / Coproducts
Routings
Subassemblies
One BoM for Multiple Product Variants
BoM versions
Multiple BoM / Routing *
Planning
Demand Forecasting
MRP I Scheduler
MRP II Scheduler *
Master Production Schedule
Gantt Chart Scheduling w / Drag & Drop
Kanban Planning
Production Calendar
Infinite Capacity Scheduling
Finite Capacity Scheduling
Available to Promise
Multiple Scheduling Plans
Delivery Date Calculation
(Backwards Scheduling)
Production Order Splitting / Merging
Operations
Manufacturing / Production Orders
Job Tracking
Work Orders / Operations
Automated Time Tracking
Disassembly Orders
Subcontract Manufacturing
Rework / Repair
Scrap
Disposal Strategies
Kits
Edit Individual Production BoMs
Costing
Perpetual Inventory Valuation *
Periodic Inventory Valuation *
Standard Price
FIFO
Landed Costs *
Actual Production Labor
Production Order Costing
Shop Floor Control
Shop Floor Terminals
Production Activities
Non-Produciton Activities *
Time Tracking
Messages on Work Orders
Barcode Support
Equipment / Machine Management
Work Instructions on Work Orders
Maintenance Requests from Shop Floor Terminal
Human Resources
Schedule Management
Touchscreen Attendance
Timesheets
Breaks
Overtime
Vacation / Injury
Reporting and Forecasting
Overall Equipment Efficiency
Work Time
Demand Forecast
Maintenance KPIs
Production Costs Analysis
Up / Downstream Traceability
Analytic Accounting
CSV Export *
Dynamic Pivot Tables
Dashboards
Save Custom Reports

Maintenance

Odoo
Online
Microsoft
Dynamics AX
Scheduling and Request Handling
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
Maintenance Kanban
Maintenance Calendar
Shop Floor Integration
Multiple Teams / Sites
Asset Management
Subcontract Repair
Job Tracking
Parts Management
Inventory Management
Purchasing Integration
Rotating Asset Location
Equipment Serial Numbers
Equipment Maintenance History
Dealer Portal

QMS

Odoo
Online
Microsoft
Dynamics AX
Quality Control
At Reception
In-Process
Before Delivery
Inventory Quarentine *
Quality Checks
Quality Control Plan
Pass / Fail Checks
Measurement Checks
Quality Alerts / Nonconformance Documents
Print Nonconformance Documents
Corrective Actions
ISO9001 Tools
Documentation Management
Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Customer Complaints Management
Traceability of Operations
Resources Management
Reports
Nonconformance Costs *

Product Lifecycle Management

Odoo
Online
Microsoft
Dynamics AX
Features
Engineering Change Orders
(ECOs)
BoM Version Management
Routing Version Management
MRP Integration
Centralized BoM Management
ECO Management
Approval Workflows
BoM Version Difference Viewer
Bulk BoM Updates
Notification Mechanism
Project eMail Gateway
ECO Costing
Third-Party CAD Integrations
AutoCAD
SolidWorks
Autodesk

User Interface

Usability, especially in enterprise software, is an often-overlooked but critically important aspect to consider during the purchasing process. Usability affects the efficiency of users working within the system, the ease with which the software can be implemented, and can reduce the costs associated with user errors. Additionally, users who spend most of their working day using the system will appreciate software that is easy to use. This is especially true for shop floor control systems, as workers there may be in a loud environment, moving quickly, wearing PPE, or otherwise not optimally situated to use a traditional computer interface with a keyboard and mouse. The special design considerations of a shop space or production line must be taken into consideration for any interface used there.

We have selected screenshots of analogous menus within each software to demonstrate the visual elements and interface options for each software in this comparison. While it is difficult to assess software usability with a static image, a rough comparison can be made. The additional information can only aid your analysis.

User Interface - Microsoft Dinamycs AX

Microsoft Dinamycs AX - Dashboard

Microsoft Dinamycs AX - Dashboard

Microsoft Dinamycs AX - List of Vendors

Microsoft Dinamycs AX - List of Vendors

User Interface - Odoo

Odoo - BoM

Odoo - BoM

Odoo - Production Scheduling

Odoo - Production Scheduling

Usability & Productivity

Odoo
Online
Microsoft
Dynamics AX
UI
Full Web Interface *
Responsive Mobile UI
Android Native App
iOS Native App
Market Place
App Store / Add-ons *
Subjective Ratings
Ease of Use
Navigation and Search
Data Entry
Mobile App
Reports Flexibility

Customer Satisfaction

Ratings

Microsoft
Dynamics AX
Odoo
Online
G2crowd rating 4.4/5 4.1/5
GetApp rating 5/5 5/5 *
Capterra rating 5/5 4.5/5 *
Capterra rating

Pricing & Conditions

Pricing & Conditions

Odoo
Online
Microsoft
Dynamics AX
PRICING * $25 / user / month $2,000 - $6,000 / user
Contract Duration Monthly / Annual Perpetual
Five Year Cost, 50 Users $75,000 $100,000 - $300,000
Free Trial *
New Version Upgrades Included
Update Service Included
Cloud Offer Available

Conclusion

Many factors must be considered when choosing a manufacturing software. The complexity of the production workflow, the degree to which demand fluctuates, the lead times of production and procurement, the size of the organization, the growth rate of the business, the stockkeeping needs, the complexity of the support operations in a plant. The list, as they say, goes on. You must make the decision based on your own superlative knowledge of your business while working closely with whichever vendor you choose.