Danielle Tarp

Oracle NetSuite Corporate Communications

Webinar to spotlight why Microsoft Dynamics GP customers move to NetSuite cloud

Former Microsoft Dynamics GP Customer to Explain the Benefits of Moving to a True and Serious Cloud Solution

SAN MATEO, Calif.—March 19, 2014—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced a webinar titled "Why It's Time to Switch from Microsoft Dynamics GP to Cloud ERP" to showcase the challenges that organisations face with Microsoft's on-premise ERP system and the benefits that hundreds of companies have realised by upgrading from antiquated on-premise software to NetSuite's superior cloud business management solution for financials / ERP, CRM and omnichannel commerce.

The webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. PT, will feature NetSuite product experts outlining the key differentiators between NetSuite's integrated cloud suite and Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) and the gains in efficiency, visibility, scalability and business growth that customers have realised after making the switch to NetSuite. They will be joined by Kevin Harding, IT Director at Imagine!, who will share how his not-for-profit Organisation has reduced costs, gained real-time data access, dramatically accelerated its financial reporting and avoided the additional personnel required to maintain hardware and software systems since moving from Microsoft Dynamics GP to NetSuite. To learn more about the webinar and to register, please click here.

Customers of Microsoft Dynamics GP confront the challenge of operating a pre-Internet solution built based on antiquated client-server architecture, meaning the software can't capitalise on the economies of scale of the cloud. The "version lock" of on-premise software leaves customers waiting for infrequent product updates that require re-testing of all customizations and hardware upgrades, whereas NetSuite issues two major upgrades per year and configurations and customizations carry forward automatically with no need for hardware.

Additionally, businesses using Microsoft Dynamics GP's on-premise software are typically forced to rely on a hairball of multiple software systems for processes in CRM, marketing, ecommerce and more, making achieving visibility across the Organisation a challenge. A growing list of companies have transformed their business operations by abandoning Microsoft Dynamics GP in favour of NetSuite's unified business management system with one shared data set. These customers include Imagine!, CallidusCloud, ClearChoice Management and Advantage Sign Supply. These businesses and others want the agility and flexibility to drive growth with the real-time visibility and global business management they can get with NetSuite.

In addition, Microsoft's cloud ERP initiatives have only further confused the market with the release of another hosting option for its Dynamics AX product, not a true, multi-tenant cloud solution. NetSuite's superior business management software suite is built from the ground up in the cloud, providing automatic upgrades and customizations that automatically carry forward, giving it a 15-year head start in cloud ERP.

For more information on how businesses can modernise and transform their operations by switching from Microsoft Dynamics GP to NetSuite, please visit: /portal/sg/solutions/great-plains.shtml

Today, more than 20,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run complex, mission-critical business processes globally in the cloud. Since its inception in 1998, NetSuite has established itself as the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud financials/ERP suites for divisions of large enterprises and mid-sized organisations seeking to upgrade their antiquated client/server ERP systems. NetSuite excels at streamlining business operations as demonstrated in a recent Gartner study naming NetSuite as the fastest growing financial management software vendor on a global basis. NetSuite continues its success in delivering the best cloud ERP/financials suites to businesses around the world, enabling them to lower IT costs significantly while increasing productivity, as the global adoption of the cloud is accelerating.


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