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Acumatica vs Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) is a mid-market ERP product that integrates financial management, manufacturing, distribution, and CRM.

Feature Comparison
Microsoft Dynamics GP
True cloud* (built for cloud)
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)



Microsoft Dynamics GP software, an ERP product built on an older system architecture, faces limitations when adapting to modern technologies. These challenges are evident in scenarios such as cloud deployments, using contemporary development tools for customizations, and integration with CRM systems.

Challenges with Dynamics GP

  • Uses a client-server architecture; requires Microsoft SharePoint for cloud deployment.
  • Needs separate databases for integration with Dynamics CRM.
  • Limited innovation; Microsoft suggests upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central for significant benefits.
  • Relies on the outdated Dexterity programming language since 1992
  • No direct migration path to Dynamics 365 Business Central; transitioning requires a new implementation.

Advantages of Acumatica

  • Offers fully integrated ERP and CRM solution, deployable on-premises or in the cloud.
  • Supports unlimited users, excelling in Value, performance, functionality, and ease of use.

Choosing the Right ERP Solution

The ERP solution you choose will be a critical component of your business for many years. It’s crucial to conduct thorough due diligence when selecting an ERP system. This process should involve asking pointed questions and closely examining your business needs for the next three to five years.

Consider the insights from the G2 Crowd survey, which compares user experiences with Acumatica against Microsoft Dynamics NAV, GP, and 365.

Does Microsoft Dynamics Ever Beat Acumatica? Free survey report

Hear why people just like you chose Acumatica over Microsoft Dynamics

Jennifer Harler CFO DPAIRCORP


Charles Snyder Head of IT PROPHARMA


Jennifer Harler CFO DPAIRCORP


Scott Starkweather President Boulder Creek Stone

The cost was $250,000 no matter which company we looked at. Our initial decision was based upon who could give us 70 percent of what we needed, which was frustrating. With Acumatica, it feels like they bring 110 percent of what we need because they bring integration, ideas, and automation. Acumatica is bringing functionality to the small/medium business sector that was out of reach budget-wise four years ago.

Jennifer Harler CFO DPAIRCORP


Charles Snyder Head of IT PROPHARMA


Sheila Lavin Controller Target Enterprises


Charles Snyder Head of IT PROPHARMA


James Craig CEO (prior) ISS


Charles Snyder Head of IT PROPHARMA


James Craig CEO (prior) ISS



Screenshot 2024-06-25 at 12.13.03 PMNucleus Research’s SMB ERP Technology Value Matrix, which deeply evaluates products that stand out in the ERP market, ranks Acumatica #1 in usability and functionality—outstripping Microsoft Dynamics and other strong competitors (like Oracle NetSuite and Epicor).

In this report, Nucleus Research:

  • Evaluates the ERP market.

  • Highlights ERP developments and capabilities.

  • Provides detailed reviews of the 16 ERP vendors assessed.

  • Offers valuable insights into the usability and functionality of each vendor’s systems.


Read the free report today to see why Nucleus Research ranks Acumatica above Microsoft Dynamics.


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Awards, Recognition, & Reviews


Acumatica is proud that our completely integrated Cloud ERP solution is recognized as one of the best ERP software products on the market by leading industry organizations, publications, and our customers.
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Hear How Customers Successfully Implemented Acumatica Cloud ERP and Accelerated Their Businesses

Microsoft GP to Acumatica Success Story

Founded in 1906, C&O Nursery sells finished fruit trees, largely focusing on apple, pear and cherry varieties for orchards. When its legacy system couldn’t smoothly integrate with its inventory system and then support ended, C&O Nursery switched to Acumatica for its integrated accounting and inventory, the way it addresses its agriculture business model, and its ability to flex with seasonal agricultural workforce.



Transform Your Business by Connecting Your Financial, Inventory and Distribution Systems.

Acumatica Offers Scalable Cloud and Mobile Technology,

Automation, and Real-Time Insights.


Advantages of Cloud Technology

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