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.

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Feature Comparison

Functionality Acumatica Oracle NetSuite
True cloud* (built for cloud)
True mobility (supports all devices with no special apps)
Full function ERP
Full relational database export
Customization using industry standard tools
Upgrade on your schedule
Flexible licensing options based on customer requirements
Multiple deployment options
Scale as you grow
Superior Return on Investment (ROI)


Established in 1998, NetSuite went public in 2007 and was acquired by Oracle in 2016. Written before many of the latest web technologies were standardized, 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 modern 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.

Read the G2 Crowd survey showing how users compared Acumatica against NetSuite in nine categories, including: Ease of use, ease of doing business with, meets requirements, and ROI.

Make sure you take some time to review Acumatica’s ERP software selection resources to help you find the solution that is right for you.

And watch this quick (3 minute) demonstration of Acumatica in action.


For many businesses, the decision comes down to deciding between Acumatica and Oracle NetSuite. Which one do you choose?

  • 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


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

Both products are available through public cloud subscription licensing (SaaS), but Acumatica also offers alternate options to accommodate customers’ unique requirements. Check Acumatica ERP Pricing.

Multiple deployment options

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.


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.

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