Microsoft Dynamics GP vs. NetSuite ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Dynamics GP is an ERP software with accounting capabilities. It includes various packs for customizability and features tailored to specific industries’ needs. GP is offered as a perpetual license or subscription.N/A
NetSuite ERP
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
NetSuite is a suite of ERP and accounting modules which is sold in various editions aimed at different size customers. The multi-country, multi-currency version is an additional module called OneWorld. Netsuite is a SaaS system and is not offered in an on-premise edition.N/A
Pricing
Microsoft Dynamics GPNetSuite ERP
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Microsoft Dynamics GPNetSuite ERP
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUsers subscribe to NetSuite for an annual license fee. The license is made up of three main components: core platform, optional modules and the number of users. There is also a one-time implementation fee for initial setup. New modules and users and can be added as a business grows.
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Community Pulse
Microsoft Dynamics GPNetSuite ERP
Considered Both Products
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Chose Microsoft Dynamics GP
Due to the size of our company Microsoft Dynamics GP works better for us than Quickbooks because of the reporting capabilities. However, the NetSuite demo proved to be much more user-friendly with more reporting capabilities.
Chose Microsoft Dynamics GP
I have pitched GP against every competitor in the market - NetSuite, PeopleSoft, Sage, SAP, Oracle, Quickbooks. This product is a mid-market solution and is geared toward standard accounting practice-type companies. If you do not have the sufficient level of accounting …
NetSuite ERP
Chose NetSuite ERP
Netsuite ERP is by far a superior product.
Chose NetSuite ERP
NS much more modern and easily extensible.
Chose NetSuite ERP
NetSuite ERP is user friendly and allows for us to implement and deploy solutions without much help from the IT department. It also is a "fluid" solution that utilizes a relational database which allows for transactions and records to be connected.
Chose NetSuite ERP
NetSuite ERP is leaps and bounds above their competitors in both functionality and design.
Chose NetSuite ERP
NetSuite is a massive enterprise-grade ERP system that expertly manages a global organization's financials. My organization has offices in many different countries, and NetSuite provides a superior infrastructure that manages multi-currency journal entries with ease and also …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Microsoft Dynamics GPNetSuite ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
17 Ratings
11% below category average
NetSuite ERP
1.1
15 Ratings
147% below category average
Pay calculation6.216 Ratings1.013 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.012 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.016 Ratings1.39 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
7.1
25 Ratings
1% above category average
NetSuite ERP
9.1
74 Ratings
23% above category average
API for custom integration7.024 Ratings9.164 Ratings
Plug-ins7.119 Ratings9.247 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.6
36 Ratings
17% below category average
NetSuite ERP
9.0
81 Ratings
10% above category average
Single sign-on capability6.229 Ratings9.162 Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.136 Ratings9.080 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
37 Ratings
12% below category average
NetSuite ERP
9.0
72 Ratings
25% above category average
Dashboards7.125 Ratings8.971 Ratings
Standard reports7.135 Ratings9.070 Ratings
Custom reports5.935 Ratings9.070 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
44 Ratings
10% below category average
NetSuite ERP
7.6
251 Ratings
0% below category average
Accounts payable6.041 Ratings8.3245 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.032 Ratings8.3227 Ratings
Cash management6.132 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation6.137 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management7.027 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking7.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Fixed asset management6.125 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support8.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support7.125 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance6.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing7.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal7.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support6.07 Ratings9.226 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers7.018 Ratings9.328 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting6.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations8.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations7.122 Ratings8.941 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting6.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.114 Ratings9.235 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework6.112 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.015 Ratings9.237 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.8
24 Ratings
3% below category average
NetSuite ERP
8.7
48 Ratings
10% above category average
Inventory tracking7.022 Ratings9.747 Ratings
Automatic reordering6.112 Ratings8.428 Ratings
Location management8.017 Ratings9.235 Ratings
Manufacturing module6.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
6.7
22 Ratings
10% below category average
NetSuite ERP
8.5
200 Ratings
9% above category average
Pricing6.016 Ratings8.953 Ratings
Order entry7.019 Ratings8.3196 Ratings
Credit card processing7.011 Ratings8.337 Ratings
Cost of goods sold6.022 Ratings8.548 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.07 Ratings9.321 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility7.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
7.2
193 Ratings
3% below category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.4182 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings9.227 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.131 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings8.327 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings9.235 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
6.3
32 Ratings
19% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings5.926 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings5.823 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings5.822 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings4.014 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.313 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings6.622 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
4.0
17 Ratings
53% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings8.414 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings3.311 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings3.010 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings3.78 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.1
12 Ratings
83% below category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings3.57 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.3
19 Ratings
71% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings2.010 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings3.613 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings9.313 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.2
11 Ratings
68% below category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings2.011 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings3.57 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.0
17 Ratings
78% below category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings2.89 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings2.88 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings2.88 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings9.314 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings2.511 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
8.8
16 Ratings
16% above category average
Production Process Design00 Ratings8.412 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings8.414 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings9.310 Ratings
Work Execution00 Ratings9.312 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs00 Ratings8.414 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
7.7
128 Ratings
6% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings7.417 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings7.4125 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings8.414 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics GP
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.8
13 Ratings
63% below category average
Proposal Management00 Ratings2.610 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings3.29 Ratings
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User Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics GPNetSuite ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(50 ratings)
8.6
(349 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(7 ratings)
9.2
(49 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(6 ratings)
8.6
(231 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(16 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(15 ratings)
Support Rating
6.9
(5 ratings)
7.1
(215 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
6.5
(17 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.8
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft Dynamics GPNetSuite ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
A large company where users have one function- for instance, where someone only receives or works in payables. That minimizes the number of windows they need. A smaller company where one user does multiple functions will require a lot more training and user knowledge to navigate, and it makes it harder to secure users. You also have to understand that GP started life as Great Plains, designed for accountants. The other modules were added on after Microsoft bought Great Plains, which means that modules like Manufacturing are red-headed step children with much smaller support ecosystems. So, if you're starting fresh, you may want to look at something built for the mobile world. D365 and Business Central are a lot more money, buggy, and hard to customize and essentially still vaporware. Microsoft is heavily investing there, leading to the previously mentioned question about the future of GP. If I was starting today I would be hard pressed to justify jumping into GP in a world where Salesforce ties in with so many programs. GP has MRP but it is limited so it's hard to justify a manufacturer starting with GP today.
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NetSuite
Really in this hybrid environment, being up in the cloud and being able to securely access the data and work from anywhere, I think it's a real game changer for my team. So I really like the fact that NetSuite keeps up with security features and allows users to access it from anywhere.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • User friendly interface
  • Able to be extended into multiple areas of your business
  • One feature we have been using for a few years is EFT for payables - it has significantly reduced the time spent paying vendors and reduced our check printing and mailing costs. It is very easy to setup and use.
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NetSuite
  • NetSuite does analytics very well.
  • They do reporting very well. I love the ability to have control over how the information flows through my NetSuite, my user roles, and my responsibilities. I can assign certain tasks to certain people, and they do that and then also have the control to approve that and make sure it's done correctly.
  • Just being able to drill down into a particular GL account or into a particular line item and see what really makes that up and what's driving our certain costs.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • With respect to the allocations, once the expense is entered into the allocation account, you lose the ability to run any detail on just the total of the expense. It would be nice if you could run a trial balance on the allocation accounts the same way you can with regular accounts.
  • I've always thought security set up could be a bit simpler. It actually has gotten better through the years. Specifically, with eight separate entities, it would be nice to have a "master" setup where you could call up one group entity, assign the users rights, and then be finished. Currently, whenever I have a new user, I have to call up each individual entity and select all of the features I want the user to have. That means I have to do eight steps for each user.
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NetSuite
  • Honestly, right now, my biggest pain point is kind of our own doing, but I would appreciate a little bit more support and help in the area of performance management and kind of understanding how our application is built, what are the best choices for customizing or solving a problem in terms of performance, because our company is rather large, we have a lot of data coming in and out, and that has been an issue for us recently.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
Due the economic challenges that Puerto Rico is having, the company has had to merge some companies in order to be more efficient. It has been easy in GP to process those merges, even thought we had to spend days to accomplish that the process was smooth and accurate. In addition we were able to streamline the purchasing and sales process and the organization is confident to keep renewing GP for the future versions.
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NetSuite
NetSuite is able to cover all of our needs, spanning multiple departments and managerial levels. We use it daily for a multitude of functions, including creating promotions, estimating inventory, pulling historical reports, forecasting sales, and more. Overall, we're very satisfied with NetSuite as an ERP solution and recommend it to medium to large businesses.
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Usability
Microsoft
Though it is a basic accounting package, I believe some users do not find the old style menus and navigation options intuitive. There is also a great lack of training resources in the market, so users have to learn the product without guidance a lot, resulting in inefficient workflows and misuse or misunderstanding of many features.
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NetSuite
I have given this rating due to below use cases: - Order Management - Advanced Revenue Management - Invoicing - Automated Billing - Inbound and Outbound Integrations with applications such as Salesforce, Zip, Stripe, Mavenlink, Avalara, Floquast - Project management and billing - Training -Customer Support - Knowledge Article Support
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
NetSuite
It has been very reliable. I can only think of 1-2 times in 4.5 years that we have had issues getting in, and in each case were able to get back in within 1 hour. There has not been a major downtime
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Performance
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
NetSuite
Most of the time the performance is very good. Pages load in a few seconds; financial reports take less than 5 seconds; basic searches take a few seconds. But performance can be sporadic throughout the day and cause the run time to triple.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
The rating is directed to the thrid party serive provider that we use. I do not now how good the Microsoft direct support is.
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NetSuite
The account rep changes quite often, which requires restarting. Suite Answers is a very good tool but can be hard to use for somebody who is not fully confident with Netsuite. Asking questions that are not already answered in Suite Answers can be rough. Training is readily available, but most of the time stays on the surface and doesn't answer medium to more advanced questions.
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In-Person Training
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
NetSuite
I had in person training for a day when first got the software. The training was good. The challenge was that there was a large gap between training and when we went live so we forgot quite a lot
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Online Training
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
NetSuite
Online training is quite strong. I have used for specific pieces of functionality.However it is not sufficient in all areas.
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
Basically the challenge with this implementation was the Business Portal, too many errors and even the aplication is up and running the users are still having issues. We will start planning the migraton to GP 2015 soon.
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NetSuite
I felt NetSuite Professional Services did an excellent job of guiding us in the implementation. I also felt our internal teams were a little resistant to the change and engagement of new software. Had we performed better engaging and buying into the new software, I would be able to rate the implementation better. Therefore, the lower number should not be viewed as a deficiency with the software or the professional services teams, but as an reminder of how important complete buy-in from the local users is.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
I come from a strong background of using SAP. SAP doesn't have the flexibility of GP, an example would be SAP doesn't allow core mods, if they catch you, you lose support. Microsoft doesn't really care about mods, but they will be quick to have the vendor you used support your issue if it is caused by those mods. With SAP your company adapts to the software, where with GP you adapt the software to you.
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NetSuite
Well, the reason why I'm with NetSuite is because obviously it beats out those other options quite considerably. It gave us the whole ecosystem that gave us everything we needed. I didn't need a dedicated administrator whose full-time job is to deal with it like our current system would need to really be useful. I can find people or train people how to use it right away. So for us, that really beats it out compared to the Sage and QuickBooks where we were looking at it from a perspective of, yeah, we can find people who are experts in those fields. They don't scale up to the size that we need as we're going to really quickly go from R&D company into doing tens of millions of dollars a year in revenue and activities. So that's where it beats us out over say Sage or QuickBooks is it's got that complete scalability. We can go to multiple subsidiaries, foreign currency, not a problem. It's got that full functionality.
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Scalability
Microsoft
The functionality that GP and related ISV solutions offer and the ease of integration of GP to other systems makes it an extremely scalable solution
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NetSuite
We have been able to scale our business 25X without any major overhaul with Netsuite. Its dashboard setup makes onboarding new employees very easy and allows data to be shared across multiple offices. Its cloud setup does not put any pressure on IT to scale servers or other infrastructure. We have been able to become much more efficient in all aspects of the business.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP allows my clients to move from a paper or spreadsheet based company to an integrated, electronic, streamlined business. I love being able to help clients gain efficiencies through the use of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP allows for better customer service because everything is at our fingertips. If someone calls questioning an invoice, we can easily look it up. If someone calls stating they paid an invoice with a certain check number, we can quickly run a query to find that particular check number to see where it was applied.
  • Having everything on a single platform provides ease of use for upgrades, backups and end user training. There is only one software to learn!
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NetSuite
  • Positive impact, again, it's our source of truth, so we are able to not have questions about how much money we have in the bank or do we have enough material to build this job. Being able to know those things immediately is super valuable.
  • I mean it's the grease that skids the wheels that gets us to accomplish the things that we do in our business.
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