NetSuite

The World’s Leading, Most Deployed Cloud ERP Solution

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NetSuite Overview

What is NetSuite?

NetSuite is the world's leading cloud ERP solution. Made to scale with your business as it grows and transforms, NetSuite helps you automate operations, efficiently streamline mission-critical processes, decrease IT costs and complexity, and improve real-time visibility and control with built-in business intelligence across your company-- all on one, unified platform.

Trusted by more than 21,000 customers across 200+ countries, NetSuite offers a modern, scalable solution to run all key back-office operations in the cloud. From comprehensive financial management capabilities, including sophisticated revenue management and billing solutions, to inventory, supply chain, eCommerce, and beyond, NetSuite empowers businesses of all sizes, across all industries to unleash innovation and growth.

NetSuite Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$499.00/month

Pricing options

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Value for money

Pricing available on request.


NetSuite Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch and 15 others, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Taiwanese, Thai

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NetSuite Reviews

NetSuite Reviews

Overall rating
4.1
/
5
Excellent
272

Very good
298

Average
101

Poor
15

Terrible
21

Value for Money
3.7
Features
4.1
Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Support
3.6
81% recommended this app
Aaron O.

Controller at Non-Profit Legal Service Provider

We have used NetSuite for two years now. The Software saves us lots of time and makes our job easier.


Mariana V.

Pros and Cons - Don't fall for their sale pitch

- The implementation has been extremely frustrating and disappointing. The sales team pushes for a sale that does not include all the client's needs, resulting in the need for change orders which causes delays.

-The implementation team is friendly and proactive but inexperienced/ with little supervision - I can tell they are working hard to find solutions for me, but they seem to be scrambling to figure things out without proper help/ and experienced person in the team.

- They have a tendency to promise things they are not able to deliver - for example, they sold me a 3-way match solution that they were not able to deliver it. Their excuse is that it wasn't working because of the partial receipt feature we need. Still, to me it is a very serious issue if they are selling things they can't deliver.

- Lastly, as it relates to reviews that you can't customize NetSuites, the truth is, you might be able to, but it will most likely be out of your scope. Although the change order may not be extremely pricey, the delays on the project may be extensive. And I'm not talking about 'unique customization' - I would think blanket POs/ partial receipts, 3-way match would be included in the original sales of a client that made extremely clear that the Procure to Pay module was the most important module to them.


Verified Reviewer

Too Complicated for Daily Use

Netsuite was chosen by our company around 9 months ago and has been in use since January 2015. Implementation was long process and was expensive. Costs include the purchase of main licence, an expensive per-person licence, paying a consulting firm to run the implementation project and having a dedicated in-house employee as "admin" to support the other users.
Netsuite has brought some great changes to our company and improved our record keeping hugely. It has also brought transparency to many of the processes and highlighted bottlenecks.
There are many downsides however, we have run into a plethora of technical problems with logic and programming along the way, while error messages abound (much to the annoyance and over-work of the consultant's team). All of the glitches have been worked out and customer service from the NS themselves has been extremely fast and professional.
Adding to the downsides, Netsuite is probably the LEAST intuitive system I have used since the 90s. It really seems like it is stuck in the past. There are hardly any icons, no drag and drop and navigation is inconsistent. Additionally, as a general manager, I need to extract information and data quickly and easily, but I cannot. Every time I want to extract data I have to go to our in-house admin for her to "write a search" in a logic/language that took her months to learn. Nobody else has time to learn that, so nobody else can do it. To my knowledge, NS has poor graphing capabilities and is very rigid in that I cannot easily change the way data is displayed once it is graphed. Usually, if I want data and I have not got time to wait for the admin to write the search pattern for me, I just export a large amount of data with a predefined/standard search and filter it and graph it with Excel - but this always begs the question, why are we paying through the nose for a program (NS) that is so difficult to use that it forces me to use another program (Excel) to make up for its inadequacies?
I could go on with the downsides of how unusable it is from a manger's point of view - there is a lot to say, but I think you get the picture.
The biggest downfall of Netsuite for me is that it is so hard to use that staff really do not want to use it. This is particularly evident in the sales department. They will only really use it for what they really have to use it for: making quotes, so we lose out. Customer data does not get sufficiently recorded, project details are lacking, contacts are hard to look up, customer account history is never recorded (we can't even find the field to put that in). Other systems we used before, e.g. Zoho CRM, Pipedrive and even Excel, are easy to use and therefore get used by the staff. A system such as Netsuite might have a beautifully coded backend, but if it discourages use through extreme user-unfriendliness, it becomes an almost useless system.


Arthur H.

Extremely robust and customizable, yet archaic, poor interface, and too expensive.


Adeoye A.

Great Cloud Based System

It just made everything faster and more efficient. Purchase Orders, Invoices, reports could all be done electronically and without much effort. There was a system log to hold people accountable. Anything late, altered, changed, etc could be seen and noted(date, person, and time down to the second). Departments no longer had to wait for a meeting to know their budgets. They could log in and see the numbers in real time. The customer service team always responded fast and helped me with the problems I had. We could also store invoices and check copies onto their secured server. So basically this helped the office become more efficient while going green.


Aaron O.
Industry: Legal Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Controller at Non-Profit Legal Service Provider

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 7/12/2018
Review Source: Capterra

We have used NetSuite for two years now. The Software saves us lots of time and makes our job easier.

Pros

User friendly software!!! Great for custom reporting and searches, able to import payroll in a few minutes, drill down feature, web-based you can use anywhere and open multiple windows at the same time. The ability to scan in AP backup which saves space and time on billing and audits, recent activity allows you to find what you did last quickly, dashboard can be customized to specific users - shows key performance indicators such as bank balances, sales & expense versus other periods. There are workflows to automate task such as vendor approvals, customer service and all NetSuite employees are very friendly and extremely helpful. Also being a non-profit, NetSuite employees volunteer their time with through Pro Bono projects - we have used this three times with great results.

Cons

Any hurdles or issues that i have had were solved by reaching out to NetSuite. One year I was having difficulty printing 1099's but customer service helped get me on track.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Mariana V.
Industry: Biotechnology
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Pros and Cons - Don't fall for their sale pitch

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 23/6/2020
Review Source: Capterra

- The implementation has been extremely frustrating and disappointing. The sales team pushes for a sale that does not include all the client's needs, resulting in the need for change orders which causes delays.

-The implementation team is friendly and proactive but inexperienced/ with little supervision - I can tell they are working hard to find solutions for me, but they seem to be scrambling to figure things out without proper help/ and experienced person in the team.

- They have a tendency to promise things they are not able to deliver - for example, they sold me a 3-way match solution that they were not able to deliver it. Their excuse is that it wasn't working because of the partial receipt feature we need. Still, to me it is a very serious issue if they are selling things they can't deliver.

- Lastly, as it relates to reviews that you can't customize NetSuites, the truth is, you might be able to, but it will most likely be out of your scope. Although the change order may not be extremely pricey, the delays on the project may be extensive. And I'm not talking about 'unique customization' - I would think blanket POs/ partial receipts, 3-way match would be included in the original sales of a client that made extremely clear that the Procure to Pay module was the most important module to them.

Pros

- The software allows for some visual customization of the home page based on each role that is easy to do without the help of a programmer. For example, customize the views for each roles, set up alerts, etc.
- The search bar within the software works extremely well, which makes it easier to navigate;
- The use of the software is intuitive and easy to follow/ learn;
- The SuiteAnswers articles are very helpful in answering questions/ showing how to do anything one may need in the system.

Cons

Before selecting this software, I read several reviews saying the biggest issue was the how difficult it was to customize the software. Here are some actual examples:

1. If you want a new field (which they call segment) to be tracked for reporting purposes, you need to create a costume segment, which wont be part of the basic product the sales team sells to you. Also, just found out that it can not created as a mandatory field.

2. All NetSuite modules are standard/ out of the box. Even though we emphasized that Procure to Pay was the absolutely most important module to us, the sales team pushed the basic procure to pay module, which did not include Blanket POs or 3-way match. The thing is the sales team pushes the basic solutions to close the sale, but then later you are stuck having to process change orders, which although are not very expensive, each take about 2 weeks to process, delaying the project.

3. After delaying our project to include 3-way match and blanket POs (2-week delay), the implementation issues begun. It turns out that the 3-way match that they sold to us does NOT work. What the system was able to do is a 2-way match. Also, the system does not allow for an approval flow for releases of blanked POs. Lastly, the costume segment can not be a mandatory field as it doesn't work on blanket PO releases.

In Summary - The sales team will push their most simple out of the box version, upgrades result in delays.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Environmental Services
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Too Complicated for Daily Use

Reviewed on 9/7/2015
Review Source: GetApp

Netsuite was chosen by our company around 9 months ago and has been in use since January 2015. Implementation was long process and was expensive. Costs include the purchase of main licence, an expensive per-person licence, paying a consulting firm to run the implementation project and having a dedicated in-house employee as "admin" to support the other users.
Netsuite has brought some great changes to our company and improved our record keeping hugely. It has also brought transparency to many of the processes and highlighted bottlenecks.
There are many downsides however, we have run into a plethora of technical problems with logic and programming along the way, while error messages abound (much to the annoyance and over-work of the consultant's team). All of the glitches have been worked out and customer service from the NS themselves has been extremely fast and professional.
Adding to the downsides, Netsuite is probably the LEAST intuitive system I have used since the 90s. It really seems like it is stuck in the past. There are hardly any icons, no drag and drop and navigation is inconsistent. Additionally, as a general manager, I need to extract information and data quickly and easily, but I cannot. Every time I want to extract data I have to go to our in-house admin for her to "write a search" in a logic/language that took her months to learn. Nobody else has time to learn that, so nobody else can do it. To my knowledge, NS has poor graphing capabilities and is very rigid in that I cannot easily change the way data is displayed once it is graphed. Usually, if I want data and I have not got time to wait for the admin to write the search pattern for me, I just export a large amount of data with a predefined/standard search and filter it and graph it with Excel - but this always begs the question, why are we paying through the nose for a program (NS) that is so difficult to use that it forces me to use another program (Excel) to make up for its inadequacies?
I could go on with the downsides of how unusable it is from a manger's point of view - there is a lot to say, but I think you get the picture.
The biggest downfall of Netsuite for me is that it is so hard to use that staff really do not want to use it. This is particularly evident in the sales department. They will only really use it for what they really have to use it for: making quotes, so we lose out. Customer data does not get sufficiently recorded, project details are lacking, contacts are hard to look up, customer account history is never recorded (we can't even find the field to put that in). Other systems we used before, e.g. Zoho CRM, Pipedrive and even Excel, are easy to use and therefore get used by the staff. A system such as Netsuite might have a beautifully coded backend, but if it discourages use through extreme user-unfriendliness, it becomes an almost useless system.

Pros

Solid back end
Keeps excellent and accurate records that are easily audited
Brings transparency to processes

Cons

Too difficult to use and therefore staff refrain from using it for all but the most essential tasks
Requires an in-house expert to help run the system
Requires months of repeated training to get staff up to speed
Poor for tracking customer account history
Extremely difficult to extract and graph the data that you need from it
Rigid and hard to change display and parameters of any data displays
Very expensive

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Arthur H.
Industry: Wholesale
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Extremely robust and customizable, yet archaic, poor interface, and too expensive.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 6/6/2020
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

The ability to customize just about anything your organization wants is rewarding. And if you are willing to spend, you can have your system fit your business processes like a glove. Integration apps, along with native functionality of workflows can put your business in a “semi-autopilot mode.” Practically limitless reporting capabilities. You can manage almost every aspect of the your organization while enforcing internal controls and monitoring employees with full visibility. I would recommend for enterprises with no less than 8M in sales and with at least 8 or more users to leverage the full functionality of this role-based system. Netsuite is built to fit the needs of each role within your organization, from the sales rep and warehouse manager to the A/R clerk and controller.

Cons

Nasty corporate culture. No accountability for system issues, error, or outages. Sneaky contracts that will hook you with discounts and raise fees exorbitantly after your are stuck with your data and huge conversion costs. Nightmarish implementation that Netsuite outsources to foreign “professional” services that know pretty much the same as you would do from the get go. They barely speak English—incorrect setup caused us much lost revenues and frustrated, burned-out employees. Never believe Netsuite reps who say implementation can be done in 3 months. Be prepared to spend a hundreds of hours to understand the software - it is not always intuitive. Plan comprehensive employee training. You will most likelly need a full time administrator to support users due to the high learning curve. As a retail and distribution company that grew out of Quick Books Desktop, Netsuite was apparently the the next solution. Although I still believe the software has much to offer, user interface is about 10 years behind time. My dream is that super user-friendly QuickBooks Online launches an Enterprise version one day.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Adeoye A.
Industry: Government Administration
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great Cloud Based System

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/8/2019
Review Source: Capterra

It just made everything faster and more efficient. Purchase Orders, Invoices, reports could all be done electronically and without much effort. There was a system log to hold people accountable. Anything late, altered, changed, etc could be seen and noted(date, person, and time down to the second). Departments no longer had to wait for a meeting to know their budgets. They could log in and see the numbers in real time. The customer service team always responded fast and helped me with the problems I had. We could also store invoices and check copies onto their secured server. So basically this helped the office become more efficient while going green.

Pros

That it is cloud based. This helped me solve a lot of problems when I was not physically in my office. If I was sick, on vacation, or away from the office at night I could still answer questions. I didn't need to drive in and log into the software that was on the company server.

Cons

There is a lot to the system. While it can most likely do everything you need it to, there is also a learning curb that comes with it. Some of it can be self taught, while others can be covered via a youtube video. For other issues you need help on you would need to contact the customer service team. So basically the thing I liked least was that there is so much that sometimes it is hard to find what you need.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
7.6/10
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NetSuite Pricing

NetSuite Pricing

Starting from
US$499.00/month
Free Trial
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Value for money

Pricing available on request.

Pricing available on request.

Value for Money
3.7/5
Based on 707 user ratings
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NetSuite Features

NetSuite Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.1/5
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Additional information for NetSuite

Additional information for NetSuite

Key features of NetSuite

  • API
  • Accepts payments through online self-checkout
  • Accounting management
  • Accounting, ERP
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Activity dashboard
  • Analytics & dashboards
  • Approval process control
  • Asset lifecycle management
  • Audit trail
  • Automated scheduling
  • Barcode scanning
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Business intelligence
  • CRM integration
  • Capacity monitoring
  • Cash flow statement
  • Cash management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Communication management
  • Complete global tax and compliance management
  • Compliance management
  • Configurable workflow
  • Contract management
  • Currency conversion
  • Customer service integration
  • Data import/export
  • Demand management
  • Demand planning
  • Distribution management
  • ERP integration
  • Electronic payments
  • Employee self service
  • End-to-end lifecycle management
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial management
  • Fixed asset management
  • Fixed assets management
  • Fraud detection
  • Fraud prevention
  • General Ledger
  • Generate statements and disclosures
  • Global currency and exchange rates
  • Integration with Microsoft Office & Outlook
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory tracking
  • Invoice management
  • Issue tracking
  • Marketing
  • Microsoft Office integration
  • Microsoft Outlook integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-company
  • Multi-currency
  • Multi-language
  • Multi-location
  • Order management
  • Order processing
  • Payroll integration
  • Payroll management
  • Planning tools
  • Procurement management
  • Product data management
  • Promotions management
  • Quality assurance
  • Quote management
  • Quoting
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Real time updates
  • Receipt management
  • Returns management
  • Revenue recognition
  • Role-based permissions
  • Role-based security
  • Sales forecasting
  • Sales order management
  • Sales tax management
  • Shipping management
  • Supply chain planning
  • Tax management
  • Vacation tracking
  • Warehouse management
  • Work order management
  • Workflow engine
  • Workflow management
  • eCommerce management

Benefits

- Streamline mission critical business processes and free up the time and resources needed to accelerate growth, drive innovation, and remain competitive.
- Access real-time insights into key business performance indicators for a unified view of the organization and a single version of truth-- anywhere and any time.
- Built-in flexibility to scale up or down, spin off, and adopt new business models quickly and easily as your business grows.
- Improved business performance with real-time metrics and role-based dashboards.
- Accelerate your financial close while maintaining compliance with applicable accounting standards.
- Natively integrate our core business system with your customer-facing commerce system for a customizable, customer-specific, pixel perfect experience.

NetSuite FAQs

NetSuite FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for NetSuite.

Q. What type of pricing plans does NetSuite offer?

NetSuite offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$499.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Pricing available on request.

Q. What are the main features of NetSuite?

NetSuite offers the following features:

  • API
  • Accepts payments through online self-checkout
  • Accounting management
  • Accounting, ERP
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Activity dashboard
  • Analytics & dashboards
  • Approval process control
  • Asset lifecycle management
  • Audit trail
  • Automated scheduling
  • Barcode scanning
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Business intelligence
  • CRM integration
  • Capacity monitoring
  • Cash flow statement
  • Cash management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Communication management
  • Complete global tax and compliance management
  • Compliance management
  • Configurable workflow
  • Contract management
  • Currency conversion
  • Customer service integration
  • Data import/export
  • Demand management
  • Demand planning
  • Distribution management
  • ERP integration
  • Electronic payments
  • Employee self service
  • End-to-end lifecycle management
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial management
  • Fixed asset management
  • Fixed assets management
  • Fraud detection
  • Fraud prevention
  • General Ledger
  • Generate statements and disclosures
  • Global currency and exchange rates
  • Integration with Microsoft Office & Outlook
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory tracking
  • Invoice management
  • Issue tracking
  • Marketing
  • Microsoft Office integration
  • Microsoft Outlook integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-company
  • Multi-currency
  • Multi-language
  • Multi-location
  • Order management
  • Order processing
  • Payroll integration
  • Payroll management
  • Planning tools
  • Procurement management
  • Product data management
  • Promotions management
  • Quality assurance
  • Quote management
  • Quoting
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Real time updates
  • Receipt management
  • Returns management
  • Revenue recognition
  • Role-based permissions
  • Role-based security
  • Sales forecasting
  • Sales order management
  • Sales tax management
  • Shipping management
  • Supply chain planning
  • Tax management
  • Vacation tracking
  • Warehouse management
  • Work order management
  • Workflow engine
  • Workflow management
  • eCommerce management

Q. Who are the typical users of NetSuite?

NetSuite has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does NetSuite support?

NetSuite supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Taiwanese, Thai

Q. What type of pricing plans does NetSuite offer?

NetSuite has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does NetSuite support mobile devices?

NetSuite supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does NetSuite integrate with?

NetSuite integrates with the following applications:

BambooHR, Bill.com, Daptiv PPM, EasyEvent, InterWeave Quickbooks Integration, InterWeave Salesforce.com integration with Quickbooks, InterWeave Smart Payment Gateway, InterWeave SugarCRM integration with Quickbooks, InterWeave eMail Gateway, SnapLogic

Q. What level of support does NetSuite offer?

NetSuite offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials, FAQs, Forum