NetSuite ERP vs. Oracle E-Business Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Oracle E-Business Suite
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Oracle E-Business Suite is a comprehensive suite of integrated, global business applications. The suite includes cross-industry capabilities spanning ERP, CRM and supply chain planning.N/A
Pricing
NetSuite ERPOracle E-Business Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetSuite ERPOracle E-Business Suite
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
NetSuite ERPOracle E-Business Suite
Considered Both Products
NetSuite ERP
Chose NetSuite ERP
In my opinion, NetSuite ERP has similar capabilities, but at a fraction of the cost. Oracle is a tier 1 solution and I was part of the selection and implementation team for this solution. Implementation was intense and it took us 8 months to install. NetSuite ERP we installed …
Chose NetSuite ERP
NetSuite is very user friendly and easy to use against most of the competitors.
Oracle E-Business Suite
Chose Oracle E-Business Suite
NetSuite is suitable if you only need a simple Financial & SCM application. The license investment is also not as big as Oracle EBS. You also get transactional business intelligence, embedded within the product.

You might also want to consider SAP, if you see it is better to …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NetSuite ERPOracle E-Business Suite
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
1.1
15 Ratings
146% below category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
6.7
31 Ratings
6% below category average
Pay calculation1.013 Ratings3.429 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.010 Ratings5.224 Ratings
Direct deposit files1.39 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.2
74 Ratings
24% above category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
5.8
70 Ratings
22% below category average
API for custom integration9.264 Ratings3.570 Ratings
Plug-ins9.747 Ratings2.653 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.5
81 Ratings
17% above category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
3.5
73 Ratings
78% below category average
Single sign-on capability9.462 Ratings3.567 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.580 Ratings3.572 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.6
72 Ratings
32% above category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
4.4
66 Ratings
45% below category average
Dashboards9.671 Ratings5.343 Ratings
Standard reports9.670 Ratings4.364 Ratings
Custom reports9.670 Ratings3.564 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.8
274 Ratings
3% above category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
7.1
81 Ratings
7% below category average
Accounts payable8.3268 Ratings6.677 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.2247 Ratings7.175 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.726 Ratings8.951 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.828 Ratings9.163 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.341 Ratings7.165 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.735 Ratings6.256 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.737 Ratings6.258 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
8.9
48 Ratings
14% above category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
4.9
54 Ratings
45% below category average
Inventory tracking9.947 Ratings6.653 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.828 Ratings2.537 Ratings
Location management9.435 Ratings2.542 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.1
219 Ratings
17% above category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
7.6
56 Ratings
1% below category average
Pricing9.653 Ratings4.450 Ratings
Order entry8.0215 Ratings7.152 Ratings
Credit card processing8.737 Ratings8.040 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.248 Ratings7.250 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.821 Ratings8.936 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.7
215 Ratings
4% above category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
8.0
67 Ratings
8% above category average
Billing Management8.3204 Ratings6.647 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management9.727 Ratings6.156 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management9.231 Ratings6.249 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.827 Ratings3.540 Ratings
Period Close9.735 Ratings7.160 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
6.5
32 Ratings
16% below category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
7.8
41 Ratings
2% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting5.926 Ratings8.032 Ratings
Project Costing5.923 Ratings8.041 Ratings
Cost Capture5.922 Ratings8.034 Ratings
Capital Project Management4.014 Ratings8.132 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance9.713 Ratings8.124 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition6.822 Ratings8.031 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
4.1
17 Ratings
49% below category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
6.4
21 Ratings
6% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling8.814 Ratings2.119 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers3.311 Ratings2.119 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality3.010 Ratings3.117 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools3.68 Ratings6.016 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
3.1
12 Ratings
82% below category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
7.4
25 Ratings
0% below category average
Award Lifecycle Management3.57 Ratings3.121 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
3.3
19 Ratings
70% below category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
7.0
51 Ratings
2% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared3.58 Ratings2.528 Ratings
Contract Authoring1.910 Ratings2.427 Ratings
Contract Repository3.58 Ratings4.320 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated3.613 Ratings2.637 Ratings
Supplier Management9.813 Ratings3.533 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
3.1
11 Ratings
70% below category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
6.6
13 Ratings
3% above category average
Risk Repository3.58 Ratings6.011 Ratings
Control Management1.911 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments3.57 Ratings4.011 Ratings
Issue Detection3.58 Ratings5.012 Ratings
Remediation and Certification3.58 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
3.1
17 Ratings
74% below category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
5.7
21 Ratings
16% below category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization2.89 Ratings3.018 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management2.88 Ratings2.117 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management2.88 Ratings4.017 Ratings
Fulfillment Management9.814 Ratings4.017 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management2.511 Ratings2.117 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.2
16 Ratings
22% above category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
6.1
27 Ratings
19% below category average
Production Process Design8.812 Ratings4.222 Ratings
Production Management8.814 Ratings3.425 Ratings
Configuration Management9.810 Ratings4.223 Ratings
Work Execution9.812 Ratings7.124 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.814 Ratings4.425 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
8.1
140 Ratings
14% above category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
5.9
33 Ratings
17% below category average
Forecasting8.417 Ratings4.330 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.4137 Ratings4.433 Ratings
Performance Monitoring8.814 Ratings6.126 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
3.9
13 Ratings
58% below category average
Oracle E-Business Suite
6.7
16 Ratings
6% below category average
Proposal Management2.610 Ratings2.113 Ratings
Product Master Data Management3.29 Ratings3.112 Ratings
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User Ratings
NetSuite ERPOracle E-Business Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(374 ratings)
7.1
(94 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(49 ratings)
8.0
(10 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(233 ratings)
6.2
(4 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(16 ratings)
3.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(15 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(216 ratings)
6.0
(3 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.3
(2 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
6.4
(10 ratings)
4.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.3
(17 ratings)
6.7
(4 ratings)
Configurability
8.7
(5 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(3 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(8 ratings)
7.8
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
4.8
(2 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
5.0
(1 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetSuite ERPOracle E-Business Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
NetSuite
Netsuite ERP is well suited to helping facilitate a smooth procurement process, raising purchase orders and managing invoices. We use it to set up new suppliers and for global organisations with multiple cost centres, suppliers, agencies, activities etc. it is very good at managing a high volume of different suppliers and activities. It has a relatively navigable interface but could stand to be a bit more simple / modern and automated. It is quite aggressively busy on screen vs some other simplified interfaces
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Oracle
Oracle eBusiness Suite is the best combination of CRM and ERP. Oracle helps us in managing the entire process of Sales and Marketing. The best feature is that it is highly user-friendly. We can easily manage the entire process of marketing from running a campaign to managing it and getting an interesting prospect than making a lead to making an opportunity by recording each and every conversation from day 1 to last day so that customer feels its valued by the company after that finally getting a business from the prospect.
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Pros
NetSuite
  • Revenue recognition. We get information from Salesforce and we build the revenue recognition engine that I'm really pleased. We avoid a lot of manual work by doing this.
  • We send out invoices electronically from the system. We use it for the fixed asset now with the new lease opinion that we just adopted in January 2022. We leveraged technology, specifically the features in NetSuite to help us account for that.
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Oracle
  • The EBS Oracle Order Management and Shipping Execution solution allows the creation of an integrated, seamless order-to-cash process and accurately capture of customer orders across multiple channels.
  • Orchestration of order details for seamless fulfillment execution.
  • Efficient shipment planning and confirmation.
  • Communication of order status information to customers throughout the order lifecycle.
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Cons
NetSuite
  • Certain exports out of the system. There are some pages that you can export to Excel and some pages you can't, I don't know why. So it seems like it should be all functionalities there.
  • Some of the bank feeds have broken quite a bit and I'm not sure why. So we have to constantly go in there and readjust that on the reconciliation tab. I know that's new and robust and it's going well. It's more of taking out GL data instead of what's remaining in that account. As far as if I'm looking at a rec for a particular asset, I know there's GL data that goes through there. What I want to know is what's the balance in that account made up of as far as what's remaining there. So that's the kind of stuff I would buy with advice.
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Oracle
  • Because the application is working globally, it sometimes hangs and the connection is dropped.
  • It should have more shortcuts to make it easier to develop macros. I create many macros and use the "sendkeys" command in VBA, due to the lack of these shortcuts, it is not possible to automate the process.
  • For now I can not think of other areas that require improvement.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Oracle
After almost 5 years, we have a full control of this ERP System. We are able to implement new functionalities and modules without any major "consulting" expenses. As of today we are making almost 90% of the personalization/customization and implementation all in house. Once [it] is tuned, [it] keeps running very well with no major issues.
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Usability
NetSuite
As a user, it is a steep learning curve with little to no guidance. Oracle relies pretty much only on their massive documentation library and does very little to guide users in context. As an Administrator, it's frustrating that field naming is totally different depending on your context.
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Oracle
The various forms - like order entry forms that allow the uses to enter sales orders and the ability to personalize the views based on end user needs - are easy to use and follow standard business processes. The new release has a big focus on usability and forms now have a familiar web look and feel which has increased usability considerably.
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Reliability and Availability
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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Oracle
Because of the transactional nature of the system this software is available 24 X 7, and IT is responsible for making sure the system is available during normal business hours.
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Performance
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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Oracle
The performance of the product is very good. Given the transactional nature of the system one of the key focus areas for IT is to make sure performance is not affected for internal reasons. This can also depend on the server configuration and setup. For example, performance on Exadata machine is far superior to other Linux custom systems that companies choose to deploy. In general though, as already pointed out, the platform is now very stable and has few bugs. Whenever there are any issues, the cause is usually customizations that we have made to the platform, rather than out-of-the-box standard functionality.
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Support Rating
NetSuite
I would like to give 8 rating for NetSuite support and reason for that is below: Whenever we faced any technical or functional issues we tried to reach out to NEtSuite support but response was not immediate. We told them about the urgency of the issue but still we were not getting response on time. Then, we have to reach out to AE to get things resolved.
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Oracle
In general, support has not been great - particularly standard (non premium) support . The main issue is that our IT staff has been using this platform for years and is very knowledgeable Whenever something goes wrong, we usually have a very precise idea of what the problem is. We are skilled at problem diagnosis. But the Oracle support process is very rigid and slow. Typically, we are required to go through a lengthy diagnosis process where they ask us multiple questions sometimes over several days and we are obliged to talk to different people with differing levels of knowledge. Since we already know what the problem is, we really just want a patch or a bug fix, but it takes days to get there instead of minutes. This can be very frustrating. This is a big part of the reason why we pay for premium support. But it's still a bit disappointing.
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In-Person Training
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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Oracle
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Online Training
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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Oracle
The instructors are usually precise and knowledgable, and it's convenient to take online classes whenever available any day of the year.
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Implementation Rating
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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Oracle
The key success factors for the implementation was project management, in-house expertise in IT and time. The implementation process started with the initial evaluation with the initial upgrade on a test system and mapping out the gaps and requirements. We did work with Oracle to understand the new functionality R12 had to offer and did another upgrade and researched solutions. With the use of software development cycle procedures there were conference room pilots with IT, business users. We then refined the project plan to the core key details, performed mock go-live implementations and finally upgraded the software. Overall, this was a very successful process.
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Alternatives Considered
NetSuite
We came from an AS400 system. NetSuite is supremely advanced and more capable than our old system. We initially selected NetSuite for its reporting and analytics capabilities. From there, we looked at its automation and manufacturing capabilities. It has really outclassed our old system at every turn—it is not even close.
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Oracle
We explored Coupa, SAP, PeopleSoft, Salesforce. We chose Oracle based on value for money, features it offers and the easy availability of vast talent pool in the market. There are many trained Oracle product specialists readily available in the market. This helps us to tap experts when needed easily.
Coupa does not have a Project Accounting module. SAP was too expensive. PeopleSoft is more catered towards to human resources software, while Salesforce is for CRM.
Oracle has better financials and project portfolio management suite when compared to the competition and this what we needed.
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Scalability
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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Oracle
As I mentioned, it's a good tool but not the best
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Return on Investment
NetSuite
  • Really it's been nothing but positive for us right now. My team is super excited to get to use it every day. They love the interface is easy to use. The fact that we've got all the security and audit logs in there gives me comfort as the senior finance person to be able to understand what's going on to track it, but it's also not bogged down in unnecessary bureaucratic processes or administrative processes. It allows our team to be very responsive and dynamic and that's great for us.
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Oracle
  • The tremendous amount of testing and time by the technical folks has a negative impact.
  • We find we need a tremendous amount of customization within the standard functionality having a negative impact.
  • Oracle certifications of related products such as the database, Demantra, JRE cause disruption having a negative impact
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