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By | Kelly Fiveash 12th March 2010 12:26

Microsoft offers SMEs cash to use Dynamics ERP software

Claims NetSuite not so

Microsoft has responded to NetSuite's recent reseller commissions sweetener by offering an MS Dynamics honey pot to customers of its ERP (enterprise resource planning) rival.

Earlier this month NetSuite, which is a web-based biz accounting applications vendor majority-owned by Oracle, offered US channel partners commissions equal to 100 per cent of the first year's sales on new contracts on two-years subs to its products.

Yesterday Microsoft hit back by offering mid-sized businesses "a new incentive to switch from NetSuite to Microsoft Dynamics ERP".

US-based companies could be paid up to $850 for every NetSuite user that makes a switcheroo to either Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics NAV or Dynamics SL, said Redmond.

The promotion is only available until 25 June 2010. Unsurprisingly Microsoft made a point of saying that its ERP product line has the edge over NetSuite because its own MS SQL Server is, er, interoperable with Dynamics.

Now for a canned statement from Microsoft Dynamics ERP general manager Crispin Read.

“By having a choice of owning an on-premise solution, subscribing to a hosted solution or combining the two at any point and time, companies have the option to make wise decisions that satisfy their specific business requirements.”

Microsoft said it was tapping its 10,000 US reseller partners to punt its Dynamics range of software through the channel. ®

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