Oracle NetSuite vs. Microsoft Dynamics

Learn why we recommend Oracle NetSuite over Microsoft Dynamics.

If you saw our recent blog comparing Oracle NetSuite to Sage Intacct, you know our strong feelings towards NetSuite as a platform and why we chose to join the Oracle NetSuite Alliance Partner Network.

By popular demand, here we are again, showcasing why we recommend Oracle NetSuite over Microsoft Dynamics. 

Home field advantage in the cloud

Microsoft Dynamics and NetSuite are both considered cloud solutions, however, NetSuite was the first ERP solution built exclusively for the cloud. Dynamics is a reworked version of their original on-premise software, now offered in the cloud to compete with the likes of NetSuite. This is important to keep in mind when you are planning your budget. On-premise solutions hosted in the cloud require costly upgrades that require additional resources to implement changes once the upgrades are purchased. 


NetSuite has pioneered SuiteSuccess, which couples industry-specific versions of their best-in-class cloud ERP solution with out-of-the-box customizations and an agile delivery framework that NetSuite certified partners are capable of delivering. Dynamics still relies on integrating custom-built partner solutions to get customers the full functionality they need. This requirement means that if a tool within your software isn’t working, you are at the mercy of the partner’s support team hours as opposed to the NetSuite ecosystem, where you can rely on NetSuite and their Alliance Partners (like Plative). 

Easier Maintenance 

Microsoft Dynamics can require multiple systems to maintain and report on data, creating siloed information and manual work. NetSuite has an integrated suite that lives and works in the cloud, eliminating the need for spreadsheets. NetSuite also allows for real-time access, from anywhere, to dashboards and data through mobile apps and devices. 

If automation and easy reporting aren’t enough, staying up to date on software is easier with NetSuite because of its automatic updates. This allows you to focus on operations and services, not ERP maintenance. 


As your organization grows and scales, so does your NetSuite solution. Having access to all functionalities from the start of your implementation, you can use modules as you need them. Dynamics has gaps in their functionality, so you might outgrow them and be forced to migrate solutions… again. 

Another perk of NetSuite is that global organizations can easily oversee multiple subsidiaries; managing different currencies, tax rules, and languages within one system. Compared to Dynamics’ time-consuming, expensive, and spreadsheet-driven solution.

If you’re looking for a mature, cloud-based solution that can scale to meet your needs all on a single platform, look no further than Oracle NetSuite. If you still aren’t convinced why we choose Oracle NetSuite over Microsoft Dynamics, reach out to our team today! 

Written by

Mickela Miller

Marketing Associate

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