Microsoft Dynamics 365 vs NetSuite ERP: A comparison of features and capabilities
Evaluating and implementing an ERP solution is a fairly complex engagement for a Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) business due to the investment of time and corporate resources required for a successful outcome. Depending on the scale and usage, an ERP implementation can cost thousands to millions of dollars. It’s critically important to get it right.
We speak with a number of SMEs that evaluate both Microsoft Dynamics 365 and NetSuite as potential ERP solutions for their organization. We also hear horror stories from SMEs that have made the wrong decision, often as a result of conducting insufficient research or missing out on important factors in the long term success of the implementation.
We thought it would be helpful if we shared our insights to help SMEs avoid similar situations. Ideally, SME’s should consider the selection of the ERP based on a number of factors including product modules and their alignment with their requirements, scalability, implementation ecosystem, pricing, integration, upgrades, future proofing capabilities, etc.
If you are comparing Microsoft Dynamics to NetSuite, here are some important factors to consider.
While NetSuite offers a great on-demand ERP product suite, its lack of flexibility for customizations, lack of BI and AI capabilities, and an uncertain future after its acquisition can be a concern for an SME’s who are looking for a holistic and robust offering.
Dynamics on the other hand is a future-proofed ERP solution backed by the foresight and investments of Microsoft and a strong reseller/system integrator network. Given its value-added consultation and implementation methodology, Dynamics should be the ERP platform of choice for an SME.