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Score 5.9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Luminate CRM and Analytics

It does great with donor cultivation processes and the workflow feature is top-notch for automating processes. Where it does a less than stellar job is getting it to work more specifically for your organization. Often times building that kind of special feature costs a significant time and money investment and it is something that is hard to transfer when it's time to move to a new database.
Dustin Alexander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Netsuite SuiteSuccess

For small-medium sized non-profits I think NetSuite for Nonprofits is a great solution! For a larger organization, with multiple locations, the Household and Individual records start taking up a lot of room, so I could see a subsidiary account being necessary for easier system navigation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Luminate CRM and Analytics

  • Multiple tools on one platform. It saves time and lowers chances of error since we don't have to switch between a lot of platforms. Many less tech savy admins appreciate one login for everything.
  • We use our events calendar for many things, and the tools are fairly specialized for a more modern and easy to browse web calendar (having mobile optimized wrappers make all the difference).
  • Email campaigns can be segmented and more carefully targeted, both through ab testing and their reports.
Rose Grant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Netsuite SuiteSuccess

  • It appears to be designed for manufacturing sales.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Luminate CRM and Analytics

  • In my experience, the Blackbaud team is a nightmare to work with, and customization of Luminate CRM (or basic updates) will cost an arm and a leg.
  • Luminate imperfectly lays over the Salesforce platform, so if you use certain Salesforce functions you can really compromise the integrity of your data.
  • The layout and user experience is pretty subpar. The reporting feature is also not as robust as other databases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Netsuite SuiteSuccess

  • The last department in our organization that we haven't been able to implement into NetSuite is out Volunteer department. The system we currently use for Volunteers to login and track their hours allows them to have a free user license. So far, we have not been able to find a way for NetSuite to do these things for us. We would love for a future portal to be created for our 200+ Volunteers to login and have accessibility to their hours without having to pay for them to all have licenses.
  • For reporting - we would like to be able to join to more than one level above or below the record the search/report is built on. It's been frustrating at times that we cannot pull in data off another custom record into a search or report.
  • We have found the Outlook-NetSuite integration has been less than desirable for us. Although emails do integrate, calendar events do not. Currently, many of our employees have to track appointments with Customers in both their Outlook and NetSuite calendars.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Luminate CRM and Analytics

Luminate CRM and Analytics 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for the product is horrible; often support will have you bouncing between Blackbaud support and Salesforce support and it's very rare either are able to find simple solutions. Most of the time the solutions almost always cost money and hiring consultants which, for a smaller organization, means not being able to achieve proper solutions.
Dustin Alexander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Netsuite SuiteSuccess

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Alternatives Considered

Luminate CRM and Analytics

Both MailChimp and Salesforce were sleeker and had a better admin experience (as well as constituent experience on the end) but both programs were more expensive than we could afford when we put all the digital tools we needed together. We ended up valuing LO more because it could do everything in one.
Rose Grant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Netsuite SuiteSuccess

We were led to believe NetSuite was the best of both worlds, and would seamlessly combine a great CRM with a good accounting program.We have fewer problems on the accounting side, but the donor (customer) relations management database is very disappointing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Luminate CRM and Analytics

  • Uncertain; we have not collected data on this. Our Luminate package is quite expensive, though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Netsuite SuiteSuccess

  • We have been able to produce accurate and powerful data that's resulted in new grants being awarded.
  • We are able to see Customer and Donor involvement in one system now, resulting in greater understanding of depth of relationships across the organization.
  • We cut annual and monthly costs by implementing NetSuite and rolling our Donor relations CRM, client relations CRM, Accounting, and Expense reporting into one system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Luminate CRM and Analytics

General

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

Netsuite SuiteSuccess

General

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

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