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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Macola

Well suited for larger companies, and this is only becoming more the case with the new ownership. Smaller companies could at one time buy only the modules they required. This is now not possible, so you end up with a number of modules you do not need. It is best suited for a company needing a full MRP and is going to be overkill for a service based company that does not require inventory management.
Rachel Stansel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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).
Sonny Spencer, ACA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Macola
9.0
NetSuite
7.0
Pay calculation
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
5.9
Benefit plan administration
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
6.5
Direct deposit files
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
8.0
Reimbursement management
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
7.5

Customization

Macola
6.9
NetSuite
6.2
API for custom integration
Macola
7.1
NetSuite
6.3
Plug-ins
Macola
6.7
NetSuite
6.2

Security

Macola
9.4
NetSuite
7.6
Single sign-on capability
Macola
9.9
NetSuite
7.9
Role-based user permissions
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
7.3

Reporting & Analytics

Macola
8.0
NetSuite
6.3
Dashboards
Macola
9.6
NetSuite
6.5
Standard reports
Macola
7.6
NetSuite
6.3
Custom reports
Macola
7.0
NetSuite
6.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Macola
8.6
NetSuite
6.8
Accounts payable
Macola
7.9
NetSuite
7.3
Accounts receivable
Macola
8.7
NetSuite
7.4
Global Financial Support
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
7.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Macola
9.4
NetSuite
7.8
Intercompany Accounting
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
7.1
Localizations
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
7.7
Journals and Reconciliations
Macola
8.1
NetSuite
6.9
Enterprise Accounting
Macola
7.7
NetSuite
7.4
Configurable Accounting
Macola
9.4
NetSuite
7.5
Centralized Rules Framework
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
6.3
Standardized Processes
Macola
9.9
NetSuite
7.8

Inventory Management

Macola
8.6
NetSuite
5.5
Inventory tracking
Macola
9.7
NetSuite
6.0
Automatic reordering
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
5.6
Location management
Macola
8.6
NetSuite
5.6
Manufacturing module
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
5.0

Order Management

Macola
8.3
NetSuite
6.7
Pricing
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
6.8
Order entry
Macola
9.1
NetSuite
6.1
Credit card processing
Macola
7.0
NetSuite
7.2
Cost of goods sold
Macola
9.1
NetSuite
7.0
Order Orchestration
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
6.9
End-to-end order visibility
Macola
7.0
NetSuite
6.8
Order exception Resolution
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
6.2

Subledger and Financial Process

Macola
8.7
NetSuite
6.9
Automated Invoice Processing
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
7.2
Shared Services Payments
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
6.3
Billings Management
Macola
8.7
NetSuite
6.9
Customer Receipt Applications
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
6.9
Customer Collections
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
7.2
Revenue Recognition
Macola
8.9
NetSuite
7.7
Cash Management
Macola
8.1
NetSuite
6.7
Asset Management
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
6.1
Travel & Expense Management
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
6.9
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
6.7
Period Close
Macola
10.0
NetSuite
7.6
Transactions Tax
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
6.9
Subledger Reconciliations
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
7.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Macola
NetSuite
6.1

Project Financial Management

Macola
8.3
NetSuite
6.5
Budgeting and Forecasting
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
5.8
Project Costing
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
6.6
Cost Capture
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
6.7
Capital Project Management
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
7.2
Customer Invoicing
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
6.7
Customer Contract Compliance
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
7.5
Project Revenue Recognition
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
6.2
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
6.6
Project Financials Dashboard
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
6.3
Real-time Financial Reporting
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
6.4
Embedded Business Intelligence
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
5.8
Project Planning Collaboration
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
5.6

Grants Management

Macola
8.8
NetSuite
6.5
Award Lifecycle Management
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
6.4
Spending Control
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
6.8
Indirect Cost Management
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
7.2
Billing
Macola
10.0
NetSuite
5.8

Procurement

Macola
8.0
NetSuite
7.2
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Macola
7.0
NetSuite
7.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
7.8
Supplier Management
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
8.1
Supplier Portal
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
7.7
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Macola
NetSuite
7.4
Sourcing Analysis
Macola
NetSuite
6.3
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Macola
NetSuite
5.6
Contract Authoring
Macola
NetSuite
7.0
Contract Compliance Management
Macola
NetSuite
7.0
Contract History
Macola
NetSuite
7.5
Contract Renewal Automation
Macola
NetSuite
8.0
Contract Repository
Macola
NetSuite
7.5
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Macola
NetSuite
7.5
Electronic Signatures
Macola
NetSuite
7.4
Invoice Automated Matching
Macola
NetSuite
6.3
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Macola
NetSuite
6.6
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Macola
NetSuite
7.4
Spend Compliance Management
Macola
NetSuite
7.8
Supplier Assessment
Macola
NetSuite
7.7

Logistics

Macola
8.9
NetSuite
5.5
Freight Payment Automation
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
5.4
Fulfillment Management
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
5.1
Inventory Visibility
Macola
9.7
NetSuite
5.6
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Macola
NetSuite
5.3
Transportation Sourcing Management
Macola
NetSuite
5.6
Transportation Process Integration
Macola
NetSuite
6.3
Transportation Execution Management
Macola
NetSuite
5.8
Trade Management
Macola
NetSuite
5.1
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Macola
NetSuite
7.5
Customs Entry Management
Macola
NetSuite
5.4
Customs Document Management
Macola
NetSuite
4.9
Customs Document Collaboration
Macola
NetSuite
4.6
Warehouse Workforce Management
Macola
NetSuite
5.4

Manufacturing

Macola
8.3
NetSuite
5.0
Work Execution
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
4.3
Advanced Fulfillment
Macola
9.0
NetSuite
6.0
Manufacturing Costs
Macola
7.9
NetSuite
5.6
Production Process Design
Macola
NetSuite
5.8
Supply Chain Business Flows
Macola
NetSuite
4.5
Production Management
Macola
NetSuite
4.3
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Macola
NetSuite
4.3
Configuration Management
Macola
NetSuite
7.0
Work Definition
Macola
NetSuite
3.4

Supply Chain

Macola
8.0
NetSuite
5.8
Inventory Planning
Macola
8.0
NetSuite
4.8
Forecasting
Macola
NetSuite
5.4
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Macola
NetSuite
7.3
Performance Monitoring
Macola
NetSuite
5.8

Project Execution Management

Macola
NetSuite
6.7
Project Planning and Scheduling
Macola
NetSuite
5.7
Project Manager Dashboard
Macola
NetSuite
5.2
Resource Manager Dashboard
Macola
NetSuite
5.5
Task Insight for Project Managers
Macola
NetSuite
7.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Macola
NetSuite
7.1
Team Member Task Collaboration
Macola
NetSuite
6.5
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Macola
NetSuite
7.1
Project Candidate Search
Macola
NetSuite
7.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Macola
NetSuite
7.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Macola
NetSuite
7.4
Defineable Resource Pools
Macola
NetSuite
7.4
Talent Profiles
Macola
NetSuite
6.3
Real-Time Project Reporting
Macola
NetSuite
7.0
Absence Management
Macola
NetSuite
7.4
Product Lifecycle Management
Macola
NetSuite
7.8

Risk Management

Macola
NetSuite
7.2
Risk Repository
Macola
NetSuite
7.0
Control Management
Macola
NetSuite
7.0
Control Mapping
Macola
NetSuite
6.6
Control Efficiency Assessments
Macola
NetSuite
7.4
Automated Control Assessments
Macola
NetSuite
7.4
Assessment Capture
Macola
NetSuite
7.8
Issue Detection
Macola
NetSuite
7.4
Automatic Notification
Macola
NetSuite
7.4
Remediation and Certification
Macola
NetSuite
7.0

Product Lifecycle Management

Macola
NetSuite
5.6
Ideation Management
Macola
NetSuite
6.1
Requirements Management
Macola
NetSuite
8.0
Proposal Management
Macola
NetSuite
3.4
Innovation Portfolio Management
Macola
NetSuite
5.1
Product Master Data Management
Macola
NetSuite
5.1
Vendor Portal
Macola
NetSuite
5.5
Project Portfolio Management
Macola
NetSuite
6.1

Pros

Macola

  • Simplifying min/max inventory reviews
  • PO entry and receiving
  • Order entry and production order entry
  • Custom reporting and high level reviews
Rachel Stansel | TrustRadius Reviewer

NetSuite

  • 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.
Chris Snelling, CFA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Macola

  • Integration with other software
  • Migration from another application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NetSuite

  • Consolidated invoicing. Generally, I think it's not a problem for NetSuite customers, and the potential, infrequent multiple invoicing to a given customer is likely okay. However, there may be instances producing 3 or more invoices per month for a given customer. The only consolidation solution offered is their homegrown "SuiteSolution" called Consolidated Invoicing. I don't use it but have had demos and discussions. Really need something slicker.
  • Fixed Assets Management. I use their SuiteSolution, Fixed Assets Management. It's not part of core NetSuite so there are inconsistencies with the rest of the system, some performance annoyances, and weaker reporting capabilities. It's a better product than other fixed asset solutions I've tried!
  • A very recent frustration of mine is that it is not possible without customization to display tax amounts per line in a transaction. This should be native. The per-line tax amount is available in a saved search; the per-line tax rate is available to display on the transaction; the tax amount can be displayed in the PDF generated. Why not show the amount in the system? Fortunately, it's easy to create a custom field/column that multiplies tax rate with an amount to give you tax amount. Pretty minor in the scheme of things, but fresh in my mind.
Joshua Henke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Macola

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 8.0
Based on 22 answers
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.
Billy Barker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Macola

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 9.0
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.
Felix Garbuz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Macola

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 9.4
Based on 13 answers
Netsuite is never down. In the past year, we have been down only when we have internet issues
Aaron Kleinhandler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Macola

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 7.7
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.
Pamela Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Macola

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 1.0
Based on 10 answers
In my opinion, the best place to go to answer your NetSuite functionality questions is their Online Help. It is excellent. For true support questions, NetSuite offers a Knowledgebase to its customers. Also, for ERP, NetSuite has licensed accountants that provide support. With any support organization, you must be thorough in describing your issue though.

NetSuite has several different support levels - http://www.netsuite.com/portal/services/support_main.shtml
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Macola

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 7.3
Based on 2 answers
The general Admin training is good but very soft for the high technical stuff
Felix Garbuz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Macola

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 8.0
Based on 7 answers
Relatively easy and if time permits e
Felix Garbuz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Macola

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 7.3
Based on 9 answers
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
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Macola

We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
Rachel Stansel | TrustRadius Reviewer

NetSuite

We selected Netsuite over Financial Force because at that moment Netsuite had a localization feature we needed to consolidate financial information from a company outside the US and they had the feature for the accounting rules of that specific country.
Nicolas Costa Ossa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Macola

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 8.4
Based on 5 answers
Because it has a relatively low price of entry for the base modules and then you pay per user, you can start out small and expand as you need to. I've seen it used with 1 user all the way up to hundreds of users. Imagine experiencing all that growth without implementing a new ERP system!
Dana Larson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Macola

  • Lower software costs.
  • Less maintenance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NetSuite

  • Very positive impact! Our old accounting system needed constant day to day maintenance between modules to get accurate reporting. Manufactured items were not calculating costs correctly so reports were never accurate.
  • The cloud based platform has save me SOOOOOOOOOOO much time not maintaining servers, workstations etc. Adding users and work stations are as simple as just having a computer with internet access.
  • Dashboard reminders really help me keep track of everything going on (or going wrong) within our organization. Problem troubleshooting is much easier with Netsuite.
Cindy Rumpf Novack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Macola

General

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

NetSuite

General

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

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