Acumatica vs. NetSuite ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acumatica
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Acumatica delivers a set of cloud-based business software applications with dashboards, reporting tools, integrated document management, centralized security, and customization tools.
$1,000
per year
NetSuite ERP
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
NetSuite is a suite of ERP and accounting modules which is sold in various editions aimed at different size customers. The multi-country, multi-currency version is an additional module called OneWorld. Netsuite is a SaaS system and is not offered in an on-premise edition.N/A
Pricing
AcumaticaNetSuite ERP
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcumaticaNetSuite ERP
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is always consumption-based with no five-year lock-ins or termination penalties. The Acumatica ERP pricing structure allows adding casual users, suppliers, and customers without paying for additional licenses. The cost is based on the features and resources utilized, not on the number of users who access the system. An Acumatica partner works with users to understand specific requirements, determine the proper resources and modules for the company, and presents a price for the license.Users subscribe to NetSuite for an annual license fee. The license is made up of three main components: core platform, optional modules and the number of users. There is also a one-time implementation fee for initial setup. New modules and users and can be added as a business grows.
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Community Pulse
AcumaticaNetSuite ERP
Considered Both Products
Acumatica
Chose Acumatica
So we've looked at NetSuite, we looked at a system called Traverse. We were on SouthWare before and the SouthWare did what we needed to, but it was an outdated product and they were no longer developing for it. So it made it a challenge. It just wasn't growing with the …
Chose Acumatica
From what I have learned so far but have yet to experience is that Acumatica seems to be more technologically advanced than NetSuite and our previous ERP system (Southware) with much more capability. Acumatica is
Chose Acumatica
I think it scales appropriately for our business and allows facets for the construction side as well as manufacturing, which is what we need. So I think it's exactly the right fit for what we need, especially compared to the other ones that I've used. I think this really kind …
Chose Acumatica
Best return on investment, more customer centric, better usability, better licensing model, more open technology framework, better price, shorter implementations, vast functionality, are a few reasons why Acumatica did better for our business against products like netsuite, …
Chose Acumatica
Pretty well. Customizability is great. Training is more disjointed. More open community.
Chose Acumatica
Acumatica is more modern, user friendly, and up to date
Chose Acumatica
Acumatica was the system chosen
Chose Acumatica
The functionality and user-friendliness won out over the other two.
Chose Acumatica
Acumatica by far is much friendlier and robust platform for conducting business effectively and efficiently. Acumatica was built on the cloud platform and know how it was meant to be. Acumatica allows extreme customization of processes and functionality that is scalable to …
Chose Acumatica
Acumatica is more customizable for our specific need.
Chose Acumatica
The 3% annual charge gave us confidence and helped us feel secure about this long term solution. Acumatica also had thr best Var we had ever seen. The answer company really sold us on the scalability and great network of issues that can help our business change for the better. …
NetSuite ERP
Chose NetSuite ERP
NetSuite, it's right up there with Dynamics and Salesforce. I think it's primarily focused on tracking the finance side of things in our business, but the ability to API into so many other different things and have so many already-built solutions that we can just plug in makes …
Chose NetSuite ERP
NetSuite ERP is the most mature of the 100% cloud based solution. Although I believe NetSuite ERP Professional Services and Support are relatively horrible, the NetSuite customer community is very strong. I'm always able to find instances of other customers experiencing the …
Chose NetSuite ERP
It is more robust and able to handle the larger amount of transactions that we have. It also is more visually pleasing. There is more ability to customize functions in NetSuite ERP.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AcumaticaNetSuite ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
58 Ratings
16% above category average
NetSuite ERP
1.1
15 Ratings
147% below category average
Pay calculation7.850 Ratings1.013 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.135 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.747 Ratings1.39 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
164 Ratings
14% above category average
NetSuite ERP
9.2
74 Ratings
23% above category average
API for custom integration8.5152 Ratings9.264 Ratings
Plug-ins8.3148 Ratings9.647 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
203 Ratings
5% above category average
NetSuite ERP
9.3
81 Ratings
13% above category average
Single sign-on capability8.8164 Ratings9.362 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.4200 Ratings9.380 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
209 Ratings
17% above category average
NetSuite ERP
9.4
72 Ratings
30% above category average
Dashboards8.5197 Ratings9.471 Ratings
Standard reports8.0206 Ratings9.470 Ratings
Custom reports8.4201 Ratings9.470 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
432 Ratings
14% above category average
NetSuite ERP
7.7
258 Ratings
1% above category average
Accounts payable8.7421 Ratings8.3252 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.6329 Ratings8.3233 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.1115 Ratings9.626 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.5166 Ratings9.628 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.7315 Ratings9.241 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.5191 Ratings9.635 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.6206 Ratings9.637 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
262 Ratings
8% above category average
NetSuite ERP
8.9
48 Ratings
13% above category average
Inventory tracking8.3258 Ratings9.847 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.6109 Ratings8.728 Ratings
Location management8.6141 Ratings9.335 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
270 Ratings
12% above category average
NetSuite ERP
8.9
207 Ratings
14% above category average
Pricing8.2236 Ratings9.453 Ratings
Order entry8.7242 Ratings8.1203 Ratings
Credit card processing8.5165 Ratings8.637 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.2226 Ratings8.948 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.0108 Ratings9.621 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
301 Ratings
17% above category average
NetSuite ERP
7.5
199 Ratings
1% above category average
Billing Management8.6171 Ratings8.3188 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.6278 Ratings9.627 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.7124 Ratings8.831 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.7128 Ratings8.627 Ratings
Period Close8.7182 Ratings9.635 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.9
4 Ratings
26% above category average
NetSuite ERP
6.5
32 Ratings
16% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting9.64 Ratings5.926 Ratings
Project Costing9.93 Ratings5.923 Ratings
Cost Capture9.93 Ratings5.922 Ratings
Capital Project Management10.02 Ratings4.014 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance10.02 Ratings9.613 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition9.93 Ratings6.822 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.1
90 Ratings
17% above category average
NetSuite ERP
4.1
17 Ratings
50% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling8.183 Ratings8.714 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers8.480 Ratings3.311 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality8.168 Ratings3.010 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools8.044 Ratings3.68 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.2
32 Ratings
8% above category average
NetSuite ERP
3.1
12 Ratings
84% below category average
Award Lifecycle Management8.632 Ratings3.57 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.7
170 Ratings
10% above category average
NetSuite ERP
3.3
19 Ratings
71% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.448 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Contract Authoring8.731 Ratings1.910 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated8.1140 Ratings3.613 Ratings
Supplier Management8.173 Ratings9.713 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
49 Ratings
29% above category average
NetSuite ERP
3.1
11 Ratings
71% below category average
Risk Repository8.637 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Control Management8.741 Ratings2.011 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.738 Ratings3.57 Ratings
Issue Detection8.740 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Remediation and Certification8.633 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
69 Ratings
24% above category average
NetSuite ERP
3.0
17 Ratings
78% below category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization7.250 Ratings2.89 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management7.947 Ratings2.88 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.339 Ratings2.88 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.255 Ratings9.614 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management7.751 Ratings2.511 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
77 Ratings
16% above category average
NetSuite ERP
9.1
16 Ratings
19% above category average
Production Process Design7.963 Ratings8.712 Ratings
Production Management8.170 Ratings8.714 Ratings
Configuration Management8.365 Ratings9.610 Ratings
Work Execution8.556 Ratings9.612 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.967 Ratings8.714 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
89 Ratings
14% above category average
NetSuite ERP
8.0
132 Ratings
10% above category average
Forecasting7.577 Ratings8.117 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.882 Ratings7.4129 Ratings
Performance Monitoring7.873 Ratings8.714 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
50 Ratings
18% above category average
NetSuite ERP
3.8
13 Ratings
63% below category average
Proposal Management8.741 Ratings2.610 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.348 Ratings3.29 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcumaticaNetSuite ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(479 ratings)
8.5
(356 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(26 ratings)
9.2
(49 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(19 ratings)
8.6
(231 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.0
(16 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.0
(15 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(14 ratings)
7.1
(215 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.6
(2 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
6.4
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.8
(8 ratings)
6.4
(17 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(1 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
4.8
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcumaticaNetSuite ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
Acumatica
I'm so new to it. I mean it has a lot of capabilities. So I'm used to working with Infor products, so I'm used to large ERP systems and I haven't seen anything that makes me question Acumatica. It seems like I can customize anything and have the system to do what I need. So I mean that's one advantage point why we selected Acumatica is because it can be tailored to our business and to what we need and the way we want to do it
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NetSuite
Really in this hybrid environment, being up in the cloud and being able to securely access the data and work from anywhere, I think it's a real game changer for my team. So I really like the fact that NetSuite keeps up with security features and allows users to access it from anywhere.
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Pros
Acumatica
  • Streamlines our processes and simplifies our systems. Previously, we had to manage two software systems to handle an order and get it out the door with proper shipping documentation. Now, we were able to deploy the shipping document creation inline with the sales order process and streamline our process. This allows us to save about $3K a year just on time savings alone (in creating shipping documentation). This was a nice win for us for this project.
  • Financial Reporting is simplified and flexible for our needs. We are estimating a time savings of around $14.5K per year in time spent creating reports through manual manipulation. The reporting capabilities are much more flexible and allow for greater visibility than our previous ERP.
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NetSuite
  • NetSuite does analytics very well.
  • They do reporting very well. I love the ability to have control over how the information flows through my NetSuite, my user roles, and my responsibilities. I can assign certain tasks to certain people, and they do that and then also have the control to approve that and make sure it's done correctly.
  • Just being able to drill down into a particular GL account or into a particular line item and see what really makes that up and what's driving our certain costs.
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Cons
Acumatica
  • Manufacturing suite. You have all the time. So for the Manufacturing edition, you're able to have negative issues that are unlimited and are not balanced into a job that needs to be improved. The mobile app itself for warehouse picking and management sets the default item to one. This is not how most warehouses that I've ever worked at operate. Bomb hierarchy and respectful of child elements. These are nitty gritty elements, but these are kind of down-and-dirty items that need to improve. But overall it's pretty good.
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NetSuite
  • Honestly, right now, my biggest pain point is kind of our own doing, but I would appreciate a little bit more support and help in the area of performance management and kind of understanding how our application is built, what are the best choices for customizing or solving a problem in terms of performance, because our company is rather large, we have a lot of data coming in and out, and that has been an issue for us recently.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acumatica
We aren’t going to switch at this point! It’s a great system and we are looking forward to realizing the full potential of the system once we can find a VAR who has a bench that can support us.
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NetSuite
NetSuite is able to cover all of our needs, spanning multiple departments and managerial levels. We use it daily for a multitude of functions, including creating promotions, estimating inventory, pulling historical reports, forecasting sales, and more. Overall, we're very satisfied with NetSuite as an ERP solution and recommend it to medium to large businesses.
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Usability
Acumatica
Most "things" are intuitive which makes the software nice. A few other "things" make no sense and come from a programmers mind, not a users experience.
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NetSuite
I have given this rating due to below use cases: - Order Management - Advanced Revenue Management - Invoicing - Automated Billing - Inbound and Outbound Integrations with applications such as Salesforce, Zip, Stripe, Mavenlink, Avalara, Floquast - Project management and billing - Training -Customer Support - Knowledge Article Support
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Reliability and Availability
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
NetSuite
It has been very reliable. I can only think of 1-2 times in 4.5 years that we have had issues getting in, and in each case were able to get back in within 1 hour. There has not been a major downtime
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Performance
Acumatica
there have been some performance issues
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NetSuite
Most of the time the performance is very good. Pages load in a few seconds; financial reports take less than 5 seconds; basic searches take a few seconds. But performance can be sporadic throughout the day and cause the run time to triple.
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Support Rating
Acumatica
We used Acumatica Support directly for the first year or so. Overall it's pretty good, but sometimes the support staff wasn't educated on the customizations we had, nor was I as the Customer as I couldn't remember which things were customized and which things were out of the box, so when there was an error, there were some misunderstandings.
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NetSuite
The account rep changes quite often, which requires restarting. Suite Answers is a very good tool but can be hard to use for somebody who is not fully confident with Netsuite. Asking questions that are not already answered in Suite Answers can be rough. Training is readily available, but most of the time stays on the surface and doesn't answer medium to more advanced questions.
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In-Person Training
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
NetSuite
I had in person training for a day when first got the software. The training was good. The challenge was that there was a large gap between training and when we went live so we forgot quite a lot
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Online Training
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
NetSuite
Online training is quite strong. I have used for specific pieces of functionality.However it is not sufficient in all areas.
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Implementation Rating
Acumatica
I'd say the partner selection is critically important. I think the software is very easy to implement. It's very customizable to your business. Finding a partner that will work with you to understand your business and your needs is the critical piece to make sure that the system goes along with it.
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NetSuite
I felt NetSuite Professional Services did an excellent job of guiding us in the implementation. I also felt our internal teams were a little resistant to the change and engagement of new software. Had we performed better engaging and buying into the new software, I would be able to rate the implementation better. Therefore, the lower number should not be viewed as a deficiency with the software or the professional services teams, but as an reminder of how important complete buy-in from the local users is.
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Alternatives Considered
Acumatica
Well, we decided to go with Acumatica and I believe it was a really good decision. The VAR was a big part of that as well because of their insights and knowledge, but I just felt Acumatica was the right fit for us in size and it had the capabilities we needed, but it also wasn't overkill.
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NetSuite
Well, the reason why I'm with NetSuite is because obviously it beats out those other options quite considerably. It gave us the whole ecosystem that gave us everything we needed. I didn't need a dedicated administrator whose full-time job is to deal with it like our current system would need to really be useful. I can find people or train people how to use it right away. So for us, that really beats it out compared to the Sage and QuickBooks where we were looking at it from a perspective of, yeah, we can find people who are experts in those fields. They don't scale up to the size that we need as we're going to really quickly go from R&D company into doing tens of millions of dollars a year in revenue and activities. So that's where it beats us out over say Sage or QuickBooks is it's got that complete scalability. We can go to multiple subsidiaries, foreign currency, not a problem. It's got that full functionality.
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Scalability
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
NetSuite
We have been able to scale our business 25X without any major overhaul with Netsuite. Its dashboard setup makes onboarding new employees very easy and allows data to be shared across multiple offices. Its cloud setup does not put any pressure on IT to scale servers or other infrastructure. We have been able to become much more efficient in all aspects of the business.
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Return on Investment
Acumatica
  • Definitely positive because we're able to give data to the end users much quicker. Were they able to make more accurate and timely financial decisions and kind of know where they're at, and how much money do I have left to spend for the month? Things like that. And our CFO is able to utilize the data more quickly.
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NetSuite
  • Positive impact, again, it's our source of truth, so we are able to not have questions about how much money we have in the bank or do we have enough material to build this job. Being able to know those things immediately is super valuable.
  • I mean it's the grease that skids the wheels that gets us to accomplish the things that we do in our business.
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ScreenShots

Acumatica Screenshots

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NetSuite ERP Screenshots

Screenshot of one view into the most critical business processes.Screenshot of Mobile-friendly design