Macola vs. NetSuite ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Macola
Score 4.6 out of 10
N/A
ECI Software Solutions offers Macola (now edition Macola 10), an enterprise resource planning (ERP) for small manufacturers emphasizing business process management and accounting.N/A
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
MacolaNetSuite ERP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MacolaNetSuite ERP
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUsers 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
MacolaNetSuite ERP
Considered Both Products
Macola

No answer on this topic

NetSuite ERP
Chose NetSuite ERP
NetSuite is much more modern and robust system when compared to Exact Macola.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
MacolaNetSuite ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
9.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
NetSuite ERP
1.1
15 Ratings
148% below category average
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings1.013 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings1.39 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Macola
7.0
2 Ratings
3% below category average
NetSuite ERP
8.8
74 Ratings
20% above category average
API for custom integration7.02 Ratings8.764 Ratings
Plug-ins7.02 Ratings8.447 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Macola
9.5
2 Ratings
16% above category average
NetSuite ERP
8.5
81 Ratings
5% above category average
Single sign-on capability10.02 Ratings8.662 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.02 Ratings8.380 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
18% above category average
NetSuite ERP
8.1
72 Ratings
16% above category average
Dashboards10.02 Ratings8.171 Ratings
Standard reports8.02 Ratings8.170 Ratings
Custom reports7.02 Ratings8.170 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.8
2 Ratings
15% above category average
NetSuite ERP
7.2
254 Ratings
5% below category average
Accounts payable8.02 Ratings8.2248 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.02 Ratings8.2230 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.01 Ratings8.326 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers10.02 Ratings8.528 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.02 Ratings8.441 Ratings
Configurable Accounting10.02 Ratings8.635 Ratings
Standardized Processes10.02 Ratings8.337 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
10% above category average
NetSuite ERP
8.4
48 Ratings
6% above category average
Inventory tracking10.02 Ratings9.247 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.01 Ratings7.828 Ratings
Location management9.02 Ratings8.735 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.6
2 Ratings
10% above category average
NetSuite ERP
7.7
203 Ratings
1% below category average
Pricing9.01 Ratings8.053 Ratings
Order entry9.02 Ratings8.3199 Ratings
Credit card processing7.92 Ratings7.537 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.02 Ratings7.748 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.01 Ratings8.421 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
16% above category average
NetSuite ERP
6.6
196 Ratings
12% below category average
Billing Management9.02 Ratings8.3185 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.02 Ratings8.327 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management8.01 Ratings6.831 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting9.01 Ratings7.727 Ratings
Period Close10.01 Ratings8.435 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
NetSuite ERP
5.9
32 Ratings
25% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting9.01 Ratings5.726 Ratings
Project Costing8.01 Ratings5.623 Ratings
Cost Capture8.01 Ratings5.622 Ratings
Capital Project Management8.01 Ratings4.114 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance9.01 Ratings8.513 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition8.01 Ratings6.122 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.8
1 Ratings
15% above category average
NetSuite ERP
3.2
12 Ratings
81% below category average
Award Lifecycle Management8.01 Ratings3.57 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
NetSuite ERP
3.3
19 Ratings
71% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared7.01 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Supplier Management9.01 Ratings8.613 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings2.110 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings3.68 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings3.713 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Macola
9.0
2 Ratings
27% above category average
NetSuite ERP
3.0
17 Ratings
78% below category average
Fulfillment Management9.01 Ratings8.414 Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings2.99 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings2.98 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings2.98 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings2.611 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
8% above category average
NetSuite ERP
8.0
16 Ratings
5% above category average
Work Execution8.01 Ratings8.412 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.02 Ratings7.614 Ratings
Production Process Design00 Ratings7.612 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings7.714 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings8.410 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.0
2 Ratings
8% above category average
NetSuite ERP
7.1
131 Ratings
4% below category average
Inventory Planning8.02 Ratings7.3128 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings6.317 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings7.714 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
4.0
17 Ratings
52% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings7.714 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings3.311 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings3.110 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings3.78 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.2
11 Ratings
69% below category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings2.111 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings3.57 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings3.58 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.7
13 Ratings
66% below category average
Proposal Management00 Ratings2.610 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings3.39 Ratings
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User Ratings
MacolaNetSuite ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.6
(352 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(49 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(234 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(16 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(15 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(218 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.5
(17 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.8
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
MacolaNetSuite ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
ECi Software Solutions
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.
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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
ECi Software Solutions
  • Simplifying min/max inventory reviews
  • PO entry and receiving
  • Order entry and production order entry
  • Custom reporting and high level reviews
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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
ECi Software Solutions
  • Integration with other software
  • Migration from another application
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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
ECi Software Solutions
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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
ECi Software Solutions
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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
ECi Software Solutions
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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
ECi Software Solutions
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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
ECi Software Solutions
No answers on this topic
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
ECi Software Solutions
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
ECi Software Solutions
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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
ECi Software Solutions
No answers on this topic
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
ECi Software Solutions
We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
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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
ECi Software Solutions
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
ECi Software Solutions
  • Lower software costs.
  • Less maintenance.
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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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