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Likelihood to Recommend

NetSuite CRM+

We keep our customer's information in NetSuite, from contacts to products purchased. It helps us to keep an accurate record of how to get a hold of our customers in addition to the products they've purchased. Everything from the initial quote, to the final purchase order. It's a really good, useful tool.
Paul Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

It is actually well suited in most sales scenarios, perfect for the one I am operating under, which is a budding and upcoming eCommerce platform like industry buying where new SKU's across various categories and subcategories and various pricing and discounts keep on being added to the system and quoting and finding details becomes a difficult task, there in Salesforce CPQ becomes a game-changer.
Prashant Choudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

NetSuite CRM+
7.6
Salesforce CPQ
Customer data management / contact management
NetSuite CRM+
8.0
Salesforce CPQ
Workflow management
NetSuite CRM+
6.8
Salesforce CPQ
Territory management
NetSuite CRM+
6.1
Salesforce CPQ
Opportunity management
NetSuite CRM+
7.7
Salesforce CPQ
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
NetSuite CRM+
7.8
Salesforce CPQ
Contract management
NetSuite CRM+
7.3
Salesforce CPQ
Quote & order management
NetSuite CRM+
9.0
Salesforce CPQ
Interaction tracking
NetSuite CRM+
7.1
Salesforce CPQ
Channel / partner relationship management
NetSuite CRM+
9.0
Salesforce CPQ

Customer Service & Support

NetSuite CRM+
6.4
Salesforce CPQ
Case management
NetSuite CRM+
6.2
Salesforce CPQ
Call center management
NetSuite CRM+
5.3
Salesforce CPQ
Help desk management
NetSuite CRM+
7.7
Salesforce CPQ

Marketing Automation

NetSuite CRM+
6.9
Salesforce CPQ
Lead management
NetSuite CRM+
8.7
Salesforce CPQ
Email marketing
NetSuite CRM+
5.1
Salesforce CPQ

CRM Project Management

NetSuite CRM+
8.1
Salesforce CPQ
Task management
NetSuite CRM+
7.3
Salesforce CPQ
Billing and invoicing management
NetSuite CRM+
8.2
Salesforce CPQ
Reporting
NetSuite CRM+
8.8
Salesforce CPQ

CRM Reporting & Analytics

NetSuite CRM+
6.8
Salesforce CPQ
Forecasting
NetSuite CRM+
6.8
Salesforce CPQ
Pipeline visualization
NetSuite CRM+
7.0
Salesforce CPQ
Customizable reports
NetSuite CRM+
6.5
Salesforce CPQ

Customization

NetSuite CRM+
7.1
Salesforce CPQ
Custom fields
NetSuite CRM+
7.2
Salesforce CPQ
Custom objects
NetSuite CRM+
8.0
Salesforce CPQ
Scripting environment
NetSuite CRM+
6.0
Salesforce CPQ
API for custom integration
NetSuite CRM+
7.1
Salesforce CPQ

Security

NetSuite CRM+
8.9
Salesforce CPQ
Single sign-on capability
NetSuite CRM+
8.7
Salesforce CPQ
Role-based user permissions
NetSuite CRM+
9.1
Salesforce CPQ

Social CRM

NetSuite CRM+
5.5
Salesforce CPQ
Social data
NetSuite CRM+
5.0
Salesforce CPQ
Social engagement
NetSuite CRM+
6.0
Salesforce CPQ

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

NetSuite CRM+
7.0
Salesforce CPQ
Marketing automation
NetSuite CRM+
7.1
Salesforce CPQ
Compensation management
NetSuite CRM+
6.9
Salesforce CPQ

Platform

NetSuite CRM+
6.6
Salesforce CPQ
Mobile access
NetSuite CRM+
6.6
Salesforce CPQ

CPQ

NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
7.8
Quote sharing/sending
NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
8.2
Product configuration
NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
7.4
Configuration options
NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
7.9
Pricing rules
NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
7.3
Price adjustment
NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
7.2
Purchase history and open contracts
NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
8.0
Guided selling/Sales portal
NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
7.8
CPQ reporting & analytics
NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
7.9
CPQ-CRM integration
NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
8.3
Attachments to quotes
NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
8.1
Order capturing
NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
7.9

Pros

NetSuite CRM+

  • It has a great UI for ERP and provides in-depth reporting and budget planning. NetSuite allows alot of flexibility to build the system out to how your company does business. Our accounting department really likes the Adaptive Planning module as well, as they can provide and quickly turn around presentation-worthy reports.
  • Due to the robust features and functionality of NetSuite, it is easy to customize and put workflows and formulas into practice when necessary to create efficiencies.
  • NetSuite provides the full solution to a business, by tying all systems together for one source of the truth.
Stephanie Locke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

  • Salesforce CPQ easily maps to standard and custom fields within the opportunity in SFDC, allowing you to avoid time spent duplicating effort or copying and pasting deal criteria.
  • Salesforce CPQ connects directly to pre-determined price book, making it very easy to provide a proposal based on standard cost and/or add discounts to standard cost and reflect those reductions on the order form as appropriate.
  • Salesforce CPQ provides the ability for administrators to configure workflows for approval based on certain discount %'s on the standard cost, offering a quick and easy way to route automatically through the organization for approval.
Danielle DesBiens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetSuite CRM+

  • eCommerce - Netsuite is abysmal at websites, and shopping carts. Opensource programs such as Magento, and OScommerce from 2005 are more updated and useful than anything netsuite has to offer in the ecommerce module. It is extremely buggy and slow! You no access to page layout and content other than some basic forms, or if you pay extra for the ability to create custom suitescript pages. Stay away!
  • Integration - Netsuite has the worst API integration I have ever seen from a major web software system. The documentation is horrid it takes months of research to build anything useful. It is also the slowest API I have ever seen you share your servers with other Netsuite Customers, thus all of your requests have to go into a Queue to be processed. Every other web API I have ever used as been nearly instant. Netsuite locks you down to limited accounts that you either have to pay extra or share with a user for API access, and you cannot run multiple requests at the same time! If you do not que a program that has multiple employees making requests they will all collide and fail.
  • You have to pay for Database access, we were never able to test this for usefulness as we were promised the ODBC module for all of our issues and it never happened. That being said without ODBC module you have NO database access what so ever. Due to Netsuite being a web program you have limited to no access to your own content! From an Senior IT perspective I highly recommend a software that you have full access to all of your data!
  • Netsuite is Buggy! The entire netsuite platform runs on very outdated code, especially the output being very very old HTML4 or order.... and JavaScript! I did find out after many years of using SuiteScript and my own JavaScript knowledge I was able to write a lot of work arounds and eventually found a hidden version of jQuery. You can do complex stuff however it requires A LOT of additional code and over head slowing down an already slow system. JavaScript is a great tool for making website more dynamic and fun and useful. However it is a terrible language to run an entire CRM/ERP with... Even google has problems using their advanced JavaScript for stuff like Gmail and their code is lightyears ahead of Netsuite. In addition to SuiteScript being difficult to use, you are also Locked into only using it for certain areas such as the Edit screen of Transactions. If you want to do anything custom outside of the Edit screen, say the order views or list views, you have to do some major work arounds and "code hacking".
  • The reporting system, though robust, is extremely confusing! It takes hours to build simple reports! I am able to open up a raw SQL database and build reports faster than I can on a supposedly "user friendly" report building GUI. Also if you want to do pivot and cross reporting you will have to pay to upgrade to a better reporting module....
  • Terrible Integration! Due to Netsuite being a Browser based program its ability to integrate with any program or devices outside of netsuite is horribly limited and always requires custom SuiteTalk programing code, or a 3rd party vendor program that "hack integrates" by screen scraping or simulation a browser to function. A great example of this is OzLink which does it best to provide Shipping integration with FedEx Manager and Scanning guns, but is extremely buggy due to Netsuite's poor ability to integrate with anything well.
  • *****An unexpected error has occurred***** - this is the most common error you will see in netsuite... For everything and anything.
  • Support is terrible we had the very expensive gold support for 3+ years. They are great and answering simple questions that any seasoned Netsuite Administrator could solve. But when something is broken say Google Checkout, your problem gets filed as a future upgrade and then either ignored or told years later that they are dropping that feature. In all of the years with Netsuite they have never fixed any broken feature for us.
  • Data Transfer. Getting data into netsuite is easy, for a price... Get data out of netsuite is near impossible, I Highly recommend you keep external backups of all your data incase you ever need it for any other systems.
  • Transactions cannot be locked or assigned to employees. Users can easily open the same orders other are working on.
  • Kits are horrible!!! If you do anything with kits you are at a major risk with netsuite as they over complicate everything. If you change a kit that is being processed it will break every transaction attached to it until it is updated. There is a mass update for this but it doesn't work consistently.
  • No per item shipping. Simply put if you want to discounts on a single item for shipping or give free shipping on certain items for only certain shipping methods its not possible.
  • Promotional Codes (Coupons) and Discounts are convoluted and require you to set them up in two separate locations if you want decent reporting. Also the promotional codes are not flexible when trying to target certain products or groups of products, or provide individually free shipping.
  • The system is very slow. Even on a commercial fiber connection Netsuite runs very slow, where as our previous stand alone system was nearly instant with processing orders. You will often be waiting for browser loading on anything and everything, especially during peak operating hours.
  • All external devices are difficult if not impossible to integrate such as POS and Product Scanners.
  • Their email system is prone to being blocked as spam.
  • You will run out of storage space and have to upgrade if you do a lot processing and customer volume.
  • Trying to get simple reports such as "how many Sales Order were shipping by who" has even taken me a Senior Developer days to figure out, even to the point where I would rather use my own Netsuite API that I build to pull the data out and build the report myself.
  • In order to get Netsuite to function the way you would like it will take years of customization, and sometime I wonder if the same efforts applied to something like free SugarCRM would have the same results but for a near fraction of the cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

  • More complex product and configuration rules seem overly complex. If any math is required in a rule, even simple quantity rules can very complicated.
  • Quote templates while easy to customize are very simple in their layout. We'd like to be able to have more dynamic and visually appealing quote templates.
  • Guided selling is lacking in very basic ways. You can't create questions with dependencies for "if this, then that" or an intuitive questionnaire or guided selling wizard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NetSuite CRM+

NetSuite CRM+ 6.5
Based on 10 answers
Our company is looking for more advanced ecommerce and internet marketing features that are not currently present in NetSuite. We feel there are too many additional costs to NetSuite to make it "our own" and understand at the same time that no software is perfect out of the box. Not having complete control of our customer data worries us, and the slowness or "lag" in the shopping cart is effecting our checkout flow. For the investment, we would not recommend businesses of our size to migrate to NetSuite but rather build in house.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

Salesforce CPQ 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The company is very easy to work with and is growing by leaps and bounds. We do not anticipate switching vendors anytime in the near future
Marcus Sandelowsky, CLSSBB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NetSuite CRM+

NetSuite CRM+ 8.0
Based on 1 answer
NetSuite CRM+ is overall very usable once you have had experience and training with the software.
Crystal Bruster | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

Salesforce CPQ 8.6
Based on 3 answers
After the initial set up, end users who are not the most tech savy are generally finding it easy to navigate
Marcus Sandelowsky, CLSSBB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NetSuite CRM+

NetSuite CRM+ 5.3
Based on 4 answers
For simple issues (that can be answered by reading the documentation) NetSuite support seems to have a good ability to resolve our issues. Unfortunately, anything beyond that ability requires escalation into the black hole of their Tier II / Tier III Support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

Salesforce CPQ 7.8
Based on 13 answers
We feel the implementation went rather smooth as we were already up to speed on Salesforce.com, and it shortened the time to launch, in my opinion. Since we went with an out-of-the-box version, there was less customizing needed to make with work in our environment and software that the salesmen use.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

NetSuite CRM+

NetSuite CRM+ 6.7
Based on 2 answers
Netsuite has comprehensive features, allow full customization plus KPI performance matrix. Over the years we have logged more than 15000 cases.
Paul Yeh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

NetSuite CRM+

NetSuite CRM+ 5.9
Based on 9 answers
I feel if we had had NetSuite Services do our implementation, we would have used much more of the out-of-box functionality and had Best Practices instituted sooner. I would not recommend an outside services provider for the initial implementation.
Stephanie Locke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

NetSuite CRM+

This year 2015 we will be looking for a new product like Magento. We are still exploring the idea also if we are going to be building our own system or have a consultant to work with us
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

It is a strong offering if your a Salesforce customer. We previously used Panda Doc and the integration with Saleforce was just not robust enough as we've expanded. Panda Doc allowed for much more customization and control of templates. However, the pricing rules, discounting logic, and guided selling were all much more important to our overall process as we've grown.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetSuite CRM+

  • Support can see what services is doing and vice versa. Finance can see both too.
  • Support can provide leads to sales when a power user leaves a current customer and joins the team at a lead.
  • We can see NPS and CSat near time on the account which has increased our ability to mitigate at-risk accounts and increase retention
Jeremy Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

  • The use of Steelbrick has created significant positive productivity for Mitsubish Electric sales. An online price book and quote input function, along with the ability to clone a quote to efficiently start a new quote has improved sales process and inventory planning. This elevated our sales teams from monthly spreadsheet submissions to real time opportunity and inventory planning.
  • Use of SteelBrick also improved customer service. When a customer places an order today, the sales order processing team has ready access to approved proposals and pricing, instead of looking for the appropriate spreadsheet file containing a customer proposal.
Chris Osment | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NetSuite CRM+

General

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

NetSuite CRM+ Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Salesforce CPQ

General

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

Salesforce CPQ Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$301
Professional$501
Enterprise$751
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NetSuite CRM+
7.6
Salesforce CPQ
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

NetSuite CRM+
6.5
Salesforce CPQ
9.1

Usability

NetSuite CRM+
8.0
Salesforce CPQ
8.6

Reliability and Availability

NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
9.1

Performance

NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
8.2

Support Rating

NetSuite CRM+
5.3
Salesforce CPQ
7.8

Online Training

NetSuite CRM+
6.7
Salesforce CPQ

Implementation Rating

NetSuite CRM+
5.9
Salesforce CPQ

Scalability

NetSuite CRM+
Salesforce CPQ
8.2

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