Comparing Acumatica vs Oracle NetSuite

Buying a new ERP system is a major decision that will affect your business for many years. If you’ve done your research, you’ve probably found conflicting information. For many businesses, the decision comes down to deciding between Oracle NetSuite and Acumatica. Which one do you choose? After all:

  • Both Acumatica and Oracle NetSuite offer cloud-based SaaS ERP applications
  • Both integrate ERP, CRM, eCommerce, and BI
  • Both support a variety of vertical industries, from retail to distribution to manufacturing

Here’s how they compare:

Functionality Acumatica Oracle NetSuite
True cloud (built for cloud)
True mobility (all devices/no special apps)
Full function ERP
Full relational database export
Customization using industry standard tools
Upgrade on your schedule
Flexible licensing options (subscription and perpetual)
Multiple deployment options (cloud, on premise, hybrid)
Scale as you grow
Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Shoebacca Migrated from Netsuite to Acumatica
"Acumatica has really allowed us to focus on our business—which is selling shoes—instead of focusing on IT and development."

Ryan Schlachter,
President

*“True cloud” means all functionality is accessible through the internet using a standard browser without the need for additional software licensing or client apps.

Significant Differentiators between Acumatica and Oracle NetSuite

Full relational database export: Oracle NetSuite users cannot directly export their data in a relational format, making it difficult and costly to migrate their data. Acumatica will never hold your data hostage – both our built-in automated backup service plus our snapshot feature allow you to have a fully relational copy of your data at any time.

Customizations using industry standard tools: Both products are highly configurable, but Acumatica is built using industry standard C# and .NET. Oracle NetSuite uses proprietary development tools, making customizations more difficult.

Upgrade on your schedule: To support their required multi-tenant model, Oracle NetSuite limits when users can choose to update their software. Acumatica provides users the option to upgrade at any time they choose; Oracle NetSuite charges users for this option.

Flexible licensing options: Every company is different, and some prefer a depreciable capital expense versus an ongoing operating expense. Both products are available through subscription licensing, but Acumatica also offers perpetual licensing. Check Acumatica ERP Pricing.

Multiple deployment options (cloud, on premise, hybrid): Deployment options include public cloud (like Amazon Web Services), on your premises, and hybrid configurations (private cloud). While both products are available in the cloud, Acumatica also supports on premises and hybrid deployments for companies that want to keep sensitive data in-house.

TCO: Both products charge by computing resources consumed, but Oracle NetSuite also charges per user. These costs increase as your company grows, increasing your total cost of ownership over time.

Use Acumatica’s pricing tool to find out the real cost of moving to a modern ERP system. Calculate ROI and total cost of ownership for any ERP. Including NetSuite.

About Oracle NetSuite

Established in 1998, NetSuite went public in 2007, and was acquired by Oracle in 2016. Written before many of the latest web technologies were developed, Oracle NetSuite continues to be limited in their deployment options, their customization language, and their database export capabilities.

Conversely, Acumatica was designed from the start to be accessible both through the cloud and on premises using current web technology. We offer access to your data anytime, flexible licensing options, and no cost for adding users, lowering your company’s TCO.

We believe Acumatica provides the best price/value, performance, functionality, and ease of use of any ERP product available for small- and medium-sized businesses.

Calculate the cost of replacing your ERP system

Use Acumatica’s pricing tool to find out the real cost of moving to a modern ERP system. Calculate ROI and total cost of ownership for any ERP.