Oracle NetSuite vs Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

In the ever-evolving world of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, two standout contenders have emerged as preferred choices:

Oracle NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Similarities between NetSuite and Business Central

As you'd expect with the two leading solutions in the market, there is certain functionality and benefits true of both systems.


Accessible from any device with an internet connection enabling remote access and real-time updates


scalable solutions that can grow with your business by offering the flexibility to add or remove users and modules as needed


options to tailor the system to the specific needs of your business include custom fields, workflows, and reports.

99.99% Uptime

With an uptime of 99.99%, you don't need to worry about the cost of your business being offline

ERP Functionality

Comprehensive functionality including modules for financial management, inventory management, sales, purchasing, and reporting.

Integration Capabilities

Integration capabilities with other business systems and applications allows for seamless data flow, data accuracy and reduced manual effort.

Support and Training

Online documentation, training courses, and user communities for sharing knowledge and best practices

Global Reach

Both used by over 30,000+ businesses around the world

Oracle NetSuite

One unified business management suite, encompassing ERP/Financials, CRM, and ecommerce for more than 37,000 customers.

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Oracle NetSuite's Key Strengths

Built for the cloud, NetSuite has long been recognised for its innovative approach to ERP. Here are some of the reasons it remains a top pick for businesses:

  • OneWorld

    Manage multiple subsidiaries, business units and legal entities, domestic or international from a single solution. Standardise your processes, gain visibility across geographies and ensure compliance.

  • SuiteSuccess

    Preconfigured solutions deliver a set of processes and functionality specially designed to deliver value immediately. Adopting the capabilities your business needs, when it needs them, drives greater user uptake and improved ROI.

  • Customisation with SuiteBuilder

    NetSuite has a point-and-click interface for creating fields, forms, record types, transaction types, form layouts, segments, and centres.

  • More out-of-the-box functionality including CRM

    Offering a wide range of features from financial management to CRM, NetSuite provides a comprehensive toolkit for businesses to streamline their processes.

  • Continuous Improvement under Oracle

    Following its acquisition by Oracle, NetSuite has experienced accelerated development, ensuring it stays ahead in technological advancements.

Microsoft Dynamics 365
Business Central

Work smarter, adapt faster, and perform better with Business Central, named the best ERP system of 2023 by Forbes Advisor.

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Business Central's Key Strengths

As the successor to Microsoft Dynamics GP, Business Central (formerly NAV) inherits a strong foundation while offering its own set of advantages:

  • Integration with Microsoft Stack

    Business Central seamlessly integrates with Microsoft's suite of tools, enabling users to continue to utilise much loved programmes like Excel.

  • User-Friendly Interface

    With a user interface reminiscent of other Microsoft products, Business Central ensures a smooth transition for users, reducing training time and allowing ease of adoption.

  • Thriving Partner Community

    Business Central benefits from a robust partner network, offering expertise and support for implementation and customisation

  • Work smarter with Copilot

    Copilot uses natural language technology to create AI-powered experiences that help you speed up repetitive tasks and unlock creativity

  • Affordability for Small Businesses

    Business Central's pricing model makes it accessible to smaller organisations, offering enterprise-grade functionality at a reasonable cost

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