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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

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

If your organization has needs or requirements that it seems cannot be met by the industry leaders in CRM, I would urge you to talk to Sugar Sell (SugarCRM). They bent over backwards to work with different groups of people within our company to prove to them how committed they were to making the product work for us. It seamlessly integrates with our email and other applications we use frequently. And they helped us configure detailed reporting for our very complex sales territories and organizational structure.If you are looking for a very basic CRM tool that doesn't require much configuration, Sugar will still work for you, but you certainly have other options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

NetSuite CRM+
7.6
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.6
Customer data management / contact management
NetSuite CRM+
8.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.8
Workflow management
NetSuite CRM+
6.7
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.9
Territory management
NetSuite CRM+
6.1
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.6
Opportunity management
NetSuite CRM+
7.7
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.4
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
NetSuite CRM+
7.7
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.3
Contract management
NetSuite CRM+
7.3
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
6.8
Quote & order management
NetSuite CRM+
9.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.8
Interaction tracking
NetSuite CRM+
7.1
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.0
Channel / partner relationship management
NetSuite CRM+
8.9
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.7

Customer Service & Support

NetSuite CRM+
6.4
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.1
Case management
NetSuite CRM+
6.2
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
6.3
Call center management
NetSuite CRM+
5.3
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.9
Help desk management
NetSuite CRM+
7.7
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.2

Marketing Automation

NetSuite CRM+
6.9
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.5
Lead management
NetSuite CRM+
8.7
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.2
Email marketing
NetSuite CRM+
5.1
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
6.7

CRM Project Management

NetSuite CRM+
8.1
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.6
Task management
NetSuite CRM+
7.3
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.9
Billing and invoicing management
NetSuite CRM+
8.2
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.1
Reporting
NetSuite CRM+
8.7
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.6

CRM Reporting & Analytics

NetSuite CRM+
6.8
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.9
Forecasting
NetSuite CRM+
6.8
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.3
Pipeline visualization
NetSuite CRM+
7.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.4
Customizable reports
NetSuite CRM+
6.5
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.1

Customization

NetSuite CRM+
7.1
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.9
Custom fields
NetSuite CRM+
7.2
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.4
Custom objects
NetSuite CRM+
8.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.5
Scripting environment
NetSuite CRM+
6.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.7
API for custom integration
NetSuite CRM+
7.1
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.9

Security

NetSuite CRM+
8.9
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.8
Single sign-on capability
NetSuite CRM+
8.7
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.6
Role-based user permissions
NetSuite CRM+
9.1
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.9

Social CRM

NetSuite CRM+
5.5
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.8
Social data
NetSuite CRM+
5.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.8
Social engagement
NetSuite CRM+
6.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.8

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

NetSuite CRM+
7.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.3
Marketing automation
NetSuite CRM+
7.1
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.8
Compensation management
NetSuite CRM+
6.9
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.8

Platform

NetSuite CRM+
6.6
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.1
Mobile access
NetSuite CRM+
6.6
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.1

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

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

  • Very easy to set up and configure reports among teams. Very customizable and allows me to build reports that illustrate how the team is performing.
  • Exporting granular reports into excel for in depth analysis and actionable measures.
  • Ability to mass upload lots of information and leads. Important for our team to import lots of information on prospecting clients.
Anonymous | 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

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

  • The back-end programming (logical hooks) for advanced customizations could benefit from a more user-friendly interface
  • General layout could be improved by the addition of modern templates to customize the standard look and feel
  • Support communities could be further improved with the addition of videos on how to do specific configuration, modules.
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

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 8.2
Based on 26 answers
Our organization will continue to use Sugar as long as it remains cost effective and it addresses the majority of our needs. I will, however, recommend looking into other options once our needs increase and there is additional budget for some bigger named and more robust platform options. I feel if the application was friendlier to end users we would get better productivity as well.
Andrew Dunifer, MBA/MS MIS | 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

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 8.3
Based on 2 answers
There's a learning curve associated with Sugar. Right away, it's not as easy as an out-of-the-box CRM. Once you learn how to use Sugar, the system fits what your needs are. With any other CRM, you'd be trying to figure out how your company can best fit the CRM. You don't want to change your business cycle for your CRM, the CRM should fit your business cycle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

NetSuite CRM+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
SugarCRM has never been down for us.
Peter Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

NetSuite CRM+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No response time issues ever. Very productive due to its ease of use.
Peter Fletcher | 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

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 6.3
Based on 10 answers
Most of our support comes from the documentation on the SugarCRM web site. There is lots of documentation available, but sometimes, it takes a little time to find the piece that pertains to your system. The SugarCRM software has changed a lot over the years and documentation for all of the versions is still available on the web.
Tom Kreiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

NetSuite CRM+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We feel clasroom training is essential to ensure user adoption and buy-in. Video and on-line training courses gave their place but being in a classroom setting enables the Team to make any potential CRM issues visble right up front.
Peter Fletcher | 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

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Only part of an implemementation as noted previously.
Peter Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Study, study, and study. Be prepared to train everyday until all processes are flowing nicely. The CRM is the elephant and figuring out where to take the first bite can be a challenge. But there is only one way to eat this elephant, one bite at a time. Systematic planning is very important.
Marc Prince | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

GoldMine was an archaic platform. Adding custom fields was difficult. Reporting was horrible. Sugar CRM blows it out of the water. It's also easier to use and navigate. Having all of the data available from any browser is also a tremendous advantage compared to our private installation of GoldMine which required their software and a VPN connection.
Sid Haas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

NetSuite CRM+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Works from 2-300 Users in our experience.
Peter Fletcher | 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

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

  • Just one of our customized modules allowed us to automate multiple processes and saves us on average 500 man hours a year.
  • It allows each user to have a 360-degree view point of our databases at any given point.
  • Incorporating some of our onsite operational pieces within SugarCRM has given us the opportunity to reduce the number of places information is stored to one.
Jennifer Stewart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NetSuite CRM+

General

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

Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NetSuite CRM+
7.6
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

NetSuite CRM+
6.5
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.2

Usability

NetSuite CRM+
8.0
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.3

Reliability and Availability

NetSuite CRM+
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
10.0

Performance

NetSuite CRM+
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
10.0

Support Rating

NetSuite CRM+
5.3
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
6.3

In-Person Training

NetSuite CRM+
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.0

Online Training

NetSuite CRM+
6.7
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
8.0

Implementation Rating

NetSuite CRM+
5.9
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.0

Scalability

NetSuite CRM+
Sugar Sell (SugarCRM)
9.0

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