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Aralco Inventory Management

Aralco Inventory Management is well suited for a retail operation with one or two locations that is expanding to 5+. At that point, there is small enough start-up costs and significant benefits available for this software to assist a company with the inventory and POS challenges associated with rapid growth. Aralco Inventory Management is also particularly helpful for retail companies that have complicated sales orders or a sales fulfillment time that is longer than a day or a week.
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NetSuite

I am a huge advocate for NetSuite, because the system is user-friendly (after a little training) and because it is so customizable. I would recommend NetSuite to any business with more than one company and especially businesses with companies based in more than one country. Small, medium and large companies can leverage the NetSuite platform to suit their needs, whether simple or complex.NetSuite has a number of taxation features that can help to automate return filings, so any business looking to systematize certain tax areas will find the system very useful.NetSuite allows great transparency across an organization and adopts a "one source of truth" methodology. If you have Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Operations, etc. all working in the same platform and working with the same data, there is less room for data discrepancies and more reliance can be placed upon the system outputs.If a business has a disconnect between Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Operations, etc. NetSuite will allow that business to come together and automate processes within a single system. There is no need for external system connectors, saving the business time (maintaining the connections) and money (saving on subscription fees to third-party connector vendors).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Pay calculation
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.0
Direct deposit files
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.1
Reimbursement management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.0

Customization

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.9
API for custom integration
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.3
Plug-ins
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.5

Security

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.0
Single sign-on capability
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.4
Dashboards
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.3
Standard reports
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.5
Custom reports
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.5
Accounts payable
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.7
Accounts receivable
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.8
Global Financial Support
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.2
Intercompany Accounting
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.6
Localizations
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.3
Journals and Reconciliations
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.7
Enterprise Accounting
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.5
Configurable Accounting
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.4
Centralized Rules Framework
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Standardized Processes
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.3

Inventory Management

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.9
Inventory tracking
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.3
Automatic reordering
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.6
Location management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.4
Manufacturing module
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.3

Order Management

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.6
Pricing
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.6
Order entry
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.8
Credit card processing
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.5
Cost of goods sold
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.4
Order Orchestration
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.7
End-to-end order visibility
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.8
Order exception Resolution
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.7

Subledger and Financial Process

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.1
Automated Invoice Processing
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.5
Shared Services Payments
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.2
Billings Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.4
Customer Receipt Applications
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.1
Customer Collections
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.1
Revenue Recognition
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.2
Cash Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.9
Asset Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.8
Travel & Expense Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
6.9
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Period Close
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.6
Transactions Tax
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Subledger Reconciliations
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.2
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.1

Project Financial Management

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.7
Budgeting and Forecasting
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.3
Project Costing
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
6.9
Cost Capture
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.2
Capital Project Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
6.2
Customer Invoicing
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.3
Customer Contract Compliance
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.4
Project Revenue Recognition
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.2
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.7
Project Financials Dashboard
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.5
Real-time Financial Reporting
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.3
Embedded Business Intelligence
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Project Planning Collaboration
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.1

Project Execution Management

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
6.4
Project Planning and Scheduling
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.4
Project Manager Dashboard
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
6.9
Resource Manager Dashboard
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
5.5
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
4.9
Team Member Task Collaboration
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
4.6
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
6.5
Real-Time Project Reporting
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.5
Absence Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
4.0
Product Lifecycle Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
10.0

Grants Management

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.3
Spending Control
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.0
Indirect Cost Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.0
Billing
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
10.0

Procurement

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.6
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.0
Sourcing Analysis
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.0
Contract Authoring
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.1
Contract Compliance Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Contract History
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Contract Renewal Automation
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.0
Contract Repository
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
6.0
Electronic Signatures
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Invoice Automated Matching
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.4
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.6
Spend Compliance Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
6.4
Supplier Assessment
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.5
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Supplier Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.7
Supplier Portal
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
6.0

Risk Management

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.6
Risk Repository
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Control Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.5
Control Mapping
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.0
Issue Detection
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
6.0
Automatic Notification
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.0
Remediation and Certification
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
6.0

Logistics

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.3
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.3
Transportation Sourcing Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.7
Transportation Process Integration
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.3
Transportation Execution Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.9
Freight Payment Automation
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.9
Trade Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.9
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.0
Customs Entry Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.9
Customs Document Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.0
Customs Document Collaboration
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
6.0
Fulfillment Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.4
Inventory Visibility
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.5
Warehouse Workforce Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.8

Manufacturing

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.6
Production Process Design
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Production Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Configuration Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Work Definition
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.0
Work Execution
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
6.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.0
Manufacturing Costs
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.4

Supply Chain

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.6
Forecasting
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.9
Inventory Planning
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.8
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.2
Performance Monitoring
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
9.4

Product Lifecycle Management

Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.9
Ideation Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Requirements Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Proposal Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0
Product Master Data Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
7.0
Vendor Portal
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.2
Project Portfolio Management
Aralco Inventory Management
NetSuite
8.0

Pros

  • Retail focus
  • Single source for all inventory control requirements
  • Power-to-cost ratio
  • Training package
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  • Integrates. NetSuite is particularly good at integrating with other products. For example, we integrate NetSuite with Adaptive Planning in order to bring actual financials together with forecast and budget data, which is then used for analysis and reporting. We also integrate NetSuite with other administration platforms so invoicing and commissions can be done rather seamlessly.
  • Intuitive. NetSuite is extremely intuitive. I started using it without any training and was easy to learn. It takes a little practice to learn the reporting system, but if you are just looking for client or vendor information it is as easy as typing the name or ID into the search box at the top.
  • Easy to Support. While setup is important and takes a lot of hours, the ongoing support is outstanding when compared to some of the other big enterprise systems. The previous enterprise system I used needed 4 full time programmers on staff just to keep it running, and it still kept getting outdated. The cloud application and seamless upgrades make this product superior.
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Cons

  • Lengthy set-up process that requires strong management
  • High base hardware requirements (can't be used with just a phone, for instance)
  • Inventory forecasting is not linked to any external or macro forces
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  • Commissions. Our company's commissions are very complex and while NetSuite can handle most of them, there is still lots of manual adjustments and work that we need to do before paying. With that said, some of these issues may be with our setup or to the fact that we keep changing our incentive plans.
  • Reporting. While you can design P&L and other reports in NetSuite, I've found it less intuitive and more difficult than it seems like it should be. Some of this is because of how the data is stored in the background. For example, sometimes the data you want in the same report comes from two different modules and in order to pull the data into one report, we need to run separate reports and then do lookups in Excel. This is a common theme in relational databases and not specific to NetSuite.
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Likelihood to Renew

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
NetSuite8.0
Based on 22 answers
We are happy with Netsuite. It is ingrained into our processes and runs smoothly. Even if we weren't completely happy, software conversions are tough and would require a very compelling reason
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
NetSuite9.0
Based on 11 answers
Through creation of various dashboards and KPIs the user does not really need to get very technically involved. They simply need to understand how to fill out a form, and through proper workflow creations they can be alerted when it is time to provide the necessary information or perform a necessary action to complete the next phase of the business process.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
NetSuite9.4
Based on 13 answers
Netsuite is never down. In the past year, we have been down only when we have internet issues
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
NetSuite7.7
Based on 12 answers
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
NetSuite1.0
Based on 10 answers
We avoid using them at all costs, literally, I spend upwards fo $250/hr to have professionals review my concerns. Only when a product defect is uncovered to we report it to support.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
NetSuite7.3
Based on 2 answers
The general Admin training is good but very soft for the high technical stuff
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
NetSuite8.0
Based on 7 answers
Relatively easy and if time permits e
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
NetSuite7.3
Based on 9 answers
Plan ahead and have all the people you need committed to the project.
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Alternatives Considered

No answers on this topic
Zuora - does one thing and not that well. The best thing about it is consolidated invoicing. It's a point solution that thinks it's a platform. It's difficult to navigate, the navigation doesn't make much sense, and any customization is really just a deceptive crutch. NetSuite is a stark contrast in those areas. Still, I would be remiss not to mention there are a number of minor nuances in Zuora we prefer over NetSuite's SuiteBilling module; some of them add up to noteworthy, but, in the scheme of things, NetSuite is a much better tool and SuiteBilling is maturing.Salesforce - it's a self-perpetuating marketing machine. It's not a bad product, but the praise and popularity are, in my opinion, grossly disproportionate to reality. It's like any other hot brand, and there are products as good or better. NetSuite doesn't beat it in a lot of areas but it is a contender in most, and better in a number of areas. Salesforce's reporting capabilities are weaker (I say clumsy) compared to NetSuite; neither are reporting tools, but NetSuite goes a long way. Perhaps it's because NetSuite is Oracle SQL based and Salesforce kinda made their own flavor. NetSuite chose a better path with their API being Javascript based, where Salesforce is an overly complicated path. Relating records (as mentioned earlier in my review) and then actually viewing them is a strange thing in Salesforce that I think NetSuite makes very easy.
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Scalability

No score
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NetSuite8.4
Based on 5 answers
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

  • Short training time reduced costs and increased sales which increased ROI
  • Less downtime which reduced costs and increased ROI
  • Good customer support which boosts employee morale which leads to efficiencies and higher sales which increased ROI
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  • Stress levels WAY down since dumping our previous Billing system and installing SuiteBilling. The ease of navigating, viewing data in sensible places, reporting and having more data in one place has made many of my users use words like "amazing" and "what a relief." Don't underestimate worker stress and enjoyment of their tool.
  • Fewer vendors and products to manage and to integrate. I oversee 10+ financially-related applications and their vendors. Dealing with the nuances of the contracts, the products and the people with whom I must deal (sales, support, product management) adds a lot of time and complexity. It also reduces the challenge of my SOX-related efforts.
  • Auditors and those of us supporting SOX-related efforts LOVE NetSuite, especially compared to other systems. The controls and auditing available are indispensable, whether it's to keep us accountable to ourselves or to the auditors.
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Pricing Details

Aralco Inventory Management

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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NetSuite

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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