Business Central Versus NetSuite- Side by Side Comparison



Side-by-Side Comparison

 After my last blog post, I have received lots of requests for my version of a side-by-side comparison chart for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central vs. Oracle NetSuite. 

Here you go! 

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Dynamics 365 Business Central vs. NetSuite Features Comparison Chart

Features Comparison

Dynamics 365 Business Central

NetSuite

Core Financial Capabilities (GL, AP, AR, BR)

Included

Included

Multi-Budgets, Currencies, Fixed assets, Distribution, Manufacturing, Job Costing

Included

Al La Carte Pricing

Modern  Interface

Included

Not Included

Users Can Personalize All Windows

Included

Not Included

Number of  Included Upgrades per Year

2

2

Recommended Company Annual Revenue

$1-999M

$1M-500M

Quick speeds on loading records, scrolling through pages

Advanced

Basic, Delayed

Low Monthly Pricing

Low per user, per month, no commitment

Annual Commitment, Base Pricing, per User Pricing

Multi-Currency, Multi-Language

Included

Included

Report Writer

SQL Reporting Services (SSRS), Word, Power BI, Excel

Netsuite Reports

Ease of integration (open API, ODBC, Azure, Rest API, Power Apps)

Included

Need NS Adapter and Integration Team

Annual Commitment

Not Included

Included

Microsoft Single-Sign On

Included

Not Available, User Management in NS

Administer through Office 365 Admin Portal

Included

Not Available

Auto Save on Every Page (Save data after each keystroke)

Included

Not Included

Web, Mobile, App

Included

Included

Robust Artificial Intelligence and Inventory and Cash Flow Forecasting

Included

Not Included

Built-In OCR and Document Routing

Included

Not Included

Contact and Document View and Entry in Outlook

Included

Not Included

Fully Cloud (No Access to DB)

Included

Included

Robust Audit Trails (Change Tracking Logs)

Included

Not Included

Free Learning (Microsoft Learn)

Included

Not Available

Open, Robust Online Documentation

Included

Not Available

Automatic built-in Power BI Reports

Included

Add-On, Need Connector

Integration with Outlook, Excel, Word

Included

Not Available

Available on-premise and cloud (SaaS)

Included

Not Available

Year Founded

1982

1998

Years of Foundation

38

22

Number of Companies

167K+

40K+

Base Price Per Month

Not Included

$999

Additional Charges for multi-budgets, fixed assets, advanced billing, etc.

Everything Included

Al La Carte Pricing

Annual Maintenance Charges

None

10%

Power Apps (Built Your Own Apps for BC)  and Power Automate (Build Your Own Workflow and Data Flows)

Included

Not available

Edit in Excel, Publish in Excel

Available

Not Available

Advanced Manufacturing

Included

A La Carte or App

Sandbox/Dev Environments

3 Included

A La Carte per environment pricing

Minimum User Requirements

1

Base Price, 3

Maximum Users

No Limit

No Limit

Automatic Upgrades

Included

Included

 SIFT: Sum Index Flow Technology. Balances are read of indexes, not maintained balances in dedicated tables

Included

Not Included

Ability to preview upgrade and postpone up to 30 days

Included

Not Available

 

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