I didn’t realize until reading this article today that NetSuite is so aligned with Oracle.
“A pioneer in the SaaS (software as a service) market, NetSuite has Ellison as an investor. Its software has typically run on the Oracle stack including the database.”
I don’t know that much about NetSuite, but this article helped me further differentiate between Acumatica and NetSuite. I already knew the following differences:
- Priced per user (NetSuite) vs. Unlimited users (Acumatica)
- SaaS option only (NetSuite) vs. SaaS and on-premise options (Acumatica)
- Forced upgrades (NetSuite) vs. Upgrade on your own schedule (Acumatica)
But, now I can add a new item to the list:
- Oracle Stack (NetSuite) vs. Microsoft Stack (Acumatica)
I definitely prefer the Microsoft stack. Microsoft knows business applications: SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange, Lync, Word, Excel (with Power BI), PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Access, etc. They may not be the most powerful products in the market, but they are the easiest to use. You will always find an army of Microsoft professionals available because Microsoft understands the people side of software. It’s not just about the software, it’s about people using the software. Oracle has a good database product, but nothing beats Microsoft when it comes to the stack.
Props to Acumatica for going with the Microsoft stack.