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E2 Shop System is great for backlog and shipment summaries, which our organization uses it for every single day. We also use E2 Shop System to enter new jobs and to keep track of them until they gets shipped. E2 Shop System is also very good at keeping track of partial shipments; it has the option to make partial packing slips so that we make them for exact amount of parts we shipping. E2 Shop System also helps us to create a router, which goes on the shop floor with each individual job that shows all that needs to be done with for that particular job. There is an improvement required when it comes to the production schedule. It does the job for now but it doesn't notify when we are running late on jobs--it needs to be done manually currently.
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NetSuite's scalability and ability to report on many enterprise processes and operations are my favorite features. NetSuite's user interface is straightforward. NetSuite is flexible and expandable, allowing us to save data and transactions fast. I appreciate the help establishing new workflows to improve system processes and procedures for the entire firm, and I love the customization options and shortcuts that make my team's work easier. NetSuite is one of the best resource planning tools, but like other Oracle technologies, it requires multiple training sessions to operate properly, and its subscription rates are too pricey for small organizations to utilize.
Read full review Pros E2 is very user friendly. Once configured, users can start using without a long training time. We implemented in stages so they would not get overwhelmed. E2 has a ton of reports available. We print time tracking on a daily basis to review hours and steps during manufacturing. E2 allows you to customize reports using Crystal Reports to allow you to get the information you need out of the reports. Read full review Inventory control - I find it great to lookup an item and see our current inventory, what we purchased for last time, etc. Account management - I find it very easy to see where my accounts stand in regards to debt collection down to production time frames. Reporting - the reporting is very straight forward and easy to use. Read full review Cons Support what's purchased, after our purchase was made, I never heard from them again. To reiterate I believe the software is excellent but if you have any support issues, you're done. Read full review Support is not terrible but often works in different time zones and at different levels. It can be a challenge at times to resolve a problem but in fairness, we have never had a problem that wasn't solved. Account management is an experience in growing pains. ALL, and I mean every one of our Account Managers has been world-class. They have been willing to fight for our company and 'go to bat' for our needs. The one oddity from Oracle NetSuite is the number of times our Account Managers change position. They seem to always be reorganizing or employees are moving around within the company. I wouldn't consider it 'unstable', just a function of a hot company going through growth pains. Documentation and training. One of the beauties of the software is the automatic and bi-annual upgrades to the service. There is no chance of looking up one day and finding out you are six releases back in your software. However, even though we have benefited immensely from these development cycles, the documentation and training for new resources seems to be several months behind. We have seen more than one instance where a new and glad-to-get feature has no documentation available or very limited documentation to explain the new features. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I am not the decision maker for this but I believe our company will be sticking with NetSuite for the long term. A CRM like this is a big investment and not something you move away from quickly and without a lot of planning. There is a lot of data involved and importing that into a new system is no easy task.
Read full review Usability
It is extremely easy to learn and use E2 Shop System. It provides everything a manufacturing company might be looking for, starting from entering a new PO to shipping parts. Routers that get created from E2 Shop System also help track parts on the shop floor and is accessible from every where. E2 Shop System also now has an app, which is great when it comes to scanning router steps directly from your phone.
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I give Netsuite [CRM] a value of 8 because it's very user friendly IF the user is properly trained and is dedicated to using the system as the administrator and company has intended. There are few items such as overall navigation that could be better but really that's splitting hairs as with any CRM, nothing's perfect.
Read full review Reliability and Availability
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
Read full review Performance
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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E2 Shop System has great customer service, which will provide you support in less than 24 hours. They even help you train on new and updated features if you're not aware. Overall, we are very happy with E2 Shop System.
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The high technical support is closer to a 9: they are very responsive and provide great examples for you to be able to replicate and resolve any scripting issue. The general support is about an 8: they address the issues relatively quickly and provide appropriate feedback although too often quoting NetSuite Support documents instead of providing relevant examples. For product enhancement issues it's a 5: very little feedback on when or whether they will happen.
Read full review In-Person Training
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 is quite strong. I have used for specific pieces of functionality.However it is not sufficient in all areas.
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Executive involvement is critical. Make sure you have a good handle on the metrics you would like to ultimately manage. Work as a team to document your business requirements. Whiteboard often. Understand NetSuite's best practice capabilities.
Have a central person identified to handle all report and analysis requests (ie - don't allow multiple people to create reports; have one person create reports and distribute them to decision makers via the NS dashboard or whatever form). Make sure you understand critical dates and develop the project plan accordingly Read full review Alternatives Considered
E2 seemed to be more user friendly and offered more modules and integration into our quickbooks program. We were able to import all of our customers and vendors easily. This was the main selling point on E2.
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NetSuite, by far, offers the most customizable, intuitive and user-friendly platform compared with its competition. It's superior OneWorld offering for companies with multiple subsidiaries and direct integration with other areas of the business (sales, marketing, etc.) make it the best product out there in my mind. Its role-based permissions structure and detailed audit trail are also the best I have seen across the platforms I have used.
Read full review Scalability
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.
Read full review Return on Investment E2 almost put us out of business We certainly had no ROI It was a poor decision on our part to choose E2 Read full review While I can't quantify the ROI it has definitely made an impact on productivity when compared to older, outdated systems. Monthly closes can be coordinated across the company and completed in a much quicker time. Another positive impact from NetSuite is much easier access to data. Doing searches and getting data from NetSuite is easy. It doesn't require programmers to do and you don't have to memorize T codes and wait long periods for your information to update. Read full review ScreenShots