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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

Swiftpage Act!

Swiftpage ACT! would be well suited if you are using a desktop computing environment. ACT! is an old product and they were on the desktop for many years (and still are). Also, ACT! would also be well suited if you are not as concerned about implementing a CRM product that might require a little more training (e.g. if you had employees/salespeople that needed to be trained). Also, ACT! seems to be more generic than some of the industry focused products you see nowadays. For example, MethodCRM works well with non-profits that are on the cloud.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

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

Customer Service & Support

NetSuite CRM+
6.4
Swiftpage Act!
Case management
NetSuite CRM+
6.2
Swiftpage Act!
Call center management
NetSuite CRM+
5.3
Swiftpage Act!
Help desk management
NetSuite CRM+
7.7
Swiftpage Act!

Marketing Automation

NetSuite CRM+
6.9
Swiftpage Act!
Lead management
NetSuite CRM+
8.7
Swiftpage Act!
Email marketing
NetSuite CRM+
5.1
Swiftpage Act!

CRM Project Management

NetSuite CRM+
8.1
Swiftpage Act!
Task management
NetSuite CRM+
7.3
Swiftpage Act!
Billing and invoicing management
NetSuite CRM+
8.2
Swiftpage Act!
Reporting
NetSuite CRM+
8.8
Swiftpage Act!

CRM Reporting & Analytics

NetSuite CRM+
6.8
Swiftpage Act!
Forecasting
NetSuite CRM+
6.8
Swiftpage Act!
Pipeline visualization
NetSuite CRM+
7.0
Swiftpage Act!
Customizable reports
NetSuite CRM+
6.5
Swiftpage Act!

Customization

NetSuite CRM+
7.1
Swiftpage Act!
Custom fields
NetSuite CRM+
7.2
Swiftpage Act!
Custom objects
NetSuite CRM+
8.0
Swiftpage Act!
Scripting environment
NetSuite CRM+
6.0
Swiftpage Act!
API for custom integration
NetSuite CRM+
7.1
Swiftpage Act!

Security

NetSuite CRM+
8.9
Swiftpage Act!
Single sign-on capability
NetSuite CRM+
8.7
Swiftpage Act!
Role-based user permissions
NetSuite CRM+
9.1
Swiftpage Act!

Social CRM

NetSuite CRM+
5.5
Swiftpage Act!
Social data
NetSuite CRM+
5.0
Swiftpage Act!
Social engagement
NetSuite CRM+
6.0
Swiftpage Act!

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

NetSuite CRM+
7.0
Swiftpage Act!
Marketing automation
NetSuite CRM+
7.1
Swiftpage Act!
Compensation management
NetSuite CRM+
6.9
Swiftpage Act!

Platform

NetSuite CRM+
6.6
Swiftpage Act!
Mobile access
NetSuite CRM+
6.6
Swiftpage Act!

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

Swiftpage Act!

  • Integrated Email Marketing: For a small business, you can have a strong method to handle email marketing in an integrated non-disparate solution.
  • Tailoring: There are no limits on what data you can store in the system and the ease of making changes can be done by a nontechnical person.
  • User Interface: The tool is easy to get around in both the desktop (fat client) and (webclient) which both are quite similar in functionality.
  • Integration: The tool integrates with Word, Excel, and Outlook nicely. And, it integrates with Google Mail and Contacts. There is a nice selection of third party tools available for various needs like AddressGrabber which allows for easy input of contacts from various sources such as email signatures, webpages, etc.
  • Templates: I have enjoyed being able to store tons of various templates for letters which we use over and over for various communications like sales proposals, quotes, and nudging clients along the funnel and sales process.
  • Automation: SwiftPage ACT! has a small business automation engine which allows for reminders and workflow to be administered by the system. It's not as sophisticated as some enterprise workflow automation solutions but for the price it's an awesome addition.
  • Maintenance: Very rarely have a problem which needs to be dealt with and costs to upgrade are minimal at best. We hosted the system internally for the web client and implemented it ourselves initially but had upgrades subsequently done by a local partner simply due to time/cost scenario. In other words, less to have someone else do it.
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

Swiftpage Act!

  • Creating reports or creating searches for specific fields is not intuitive.
  • Email marketing add-on service is far from user friendly and outdated in flexibility for creating useful emails.
  • Installing updates creates issues, even though Swiftpage ACT! functioned properly before the update.
  • Figuring out how best to organize contacts into specific, searchable groups requires expert assistance and is not intuitive.
  • Support from Swiftpage ACT! is marginal at best; we rely on outside consultant instead, for an extra cost.
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

Swiftpage Act!

Swiftpage Act! 8.0
Based on 1 answer
There are a lot of good SaaS options on the market but SwiftPage ACT still has a place in the mix today. It depends on your needs, goals, processes, and people
Anonymous | 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

Swiftpage Act!

Swiftpage Act! 7.0
Based on 2 answers
This system is easy to use and for most nontechnical users you can navigate around and do what you need with no problems
Anonymous | 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

Swiftpage Act!

Swiftpage Act! 5.5
Based on 12 answers
Support is rarely willing to teach you how to fix things yourself. And sometimes the answer is simply, we have a paid product that will do what you are seeking to accomplish, even though the product has supported mass mailings for the last five years.
Thomas Nelson | 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

Swiftpage Act!

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

Swiftpage Act!

Swiftpage Act! 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It was much easier than SalesLogix and other Mid Market systems
Anonymous | 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

Swiftpage Act!

Although other CRM's like HubSpot offer a free solution, I found that it didn't give much and the add-ons were very expensive. Many other companies have interfaces that are clunky or hard to understand. Also I found that many just offer way too many features that we would never use that just made it more difficult to use what we needed. The customized options are just way to expensive for the simplistic offering we need. Swiftpage ACT! just provides a solution that works for us.
John Hamel | 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

Swiftpage Act!

  • ACT! pays for itself by keeping me organized.
  • I don't have to remember to contact a prospect, ACT! remembers for me, letting me schedule follow ups for a date and time that works for me. That means greater sales success.
  • ACT! enables me to search for information as well as contacts.
Mary Westheimer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NetSuite CRM+

General

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

Swiftpage Act!

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
Swiftpage Act!
5.8

Likelihood to Renew

NetSuite CRM+
6.5
Swiftpage Act!
8.0

Usability

NetSuite CRM+
8.0
Swiftpage Act!
7.0

Support Rating

NetSuite CRM+
5.3
Swiftpage Act!
5.5

Online Training

NetSuite CRM+
6.7
Swiftpage Act!

Implementation Rating

NetSuite CRM+
5.9
Swiftpage Act!
8.0

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