Microsoft trying to lure NetSuite users

Copying NetSuite's marketing efforts, Microsoft is trying to entice users to switch to their Dynamics family of business applications, giving NetSuite a taste of its own medicine

When a NetSuite customer converts to Dynamics GP, NAV or SL, that customer will be credited US$850. The promotion is in effect until June 25 and available to customers in the U.S.

NetSuite is quite happy to have been singled out by Microsoft as a rival. Because Microsoft chose their customers, NetSuite feels that they have now earned more more validation. NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson also said that this decision by Microsoft will only make their client base bigger, and thanks Microsoft whole heartedly for all the extra marketing Microsoft gave them yesterday.

No single ERP deployment method, whether on-demand or on-premises, will be appropriate for every business, Microsoft said in a statement. Microsoft offers Dynamics as an on-premises application or it can be hosted through partners, but it has not moved to the multi-tenant SaaS (software as a service) model used by NetSuite.

With multi-tenancy, many customers share the same instance of an application, with their data kept private from other customers. The model saves computing resources and makes version or feature upgrades easier, since all customers can be served at once.

Microsoft's ERP strategy also includes a series of on-demand extensions for Dynamics.

Microsoft is offering financial enticements to customers of on-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor NetSuite to switch over to Microsoft's Dynamics family of business applications.

View Article



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Salesforce has been recognized by Gartner as a leader in this report for three years in a row. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Salesforce.com. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research …

  • You've managed to piece together the "DREAM TEAM." Your tech staff works like a well-oiled machine, keeping your company humming and thriving. And then it happens: dissension. For whatever reason, your employees have grown unhappy and you find out they're searching for new employment or losing productivity. What did you do wrong? Did you hire the wrong people? Did your company push them away? Or is it a combination of numerous factors? Read this white paper to learn how to build an environment that fosters …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date