NetSuite ERP vs. Patriot Software

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
Patriot Software
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Patriot Software headquartered in Canton, Ohio offers Patriot PAY, their benefits administration and payroll software.
$17
per month
Pricing
NetSuite ERPPatriot Software
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Basic Payroll
$17/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Accounting Basic
$20/mo (unlimited use)
Accounting Premium
$30/mo (unlimited use)
Full Service Payroll
$37/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetSuite ERPPatriot Software
Free Trial
NoYes
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.Patriot Software has two payroll options to choose from: Basic Payroll, and Full Service payroll software. Both start with a simple three-step payroll process. With the Full Service Payroll, Patriot will collect, deposit, and file federal, state, and local payroll taxes on the customer's behalf; end-of-the-year payroll tax filing is included at no extra charge. Print W2s on 8 x 1/2 x 11 plain white office paper to hand to employees, or post to the free employee portal. Also, Patriot Software offers free direct deposit.
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NetSuite ERPPatriot Software
Top Pros
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Features
NetSuite ERPPatriot Software
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
1.1
15 Ratings
147% below category average
Patriot Software
8.3
15 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation1.013 Ratings9.515 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.010 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files1.39 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.46 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.1
74 Ratings
22% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
API for custom integration9.064 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins9.247 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.0
81 Ratings
9% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.062 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.980 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
8.9
72 Ratings
24% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.971 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.970 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.970 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.5
252 Ratings
2% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Accounts payable8.3246 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.3228 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.126 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.228 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.941 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.235 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.137 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
8.7
48 Ratings
10% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking9.647 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.428 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management9.135 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
8.5
201 Ratings
9% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Pricing8.953 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry8.3197 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing8.237 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.548 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.2
194 Ratings
3% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.4183 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management9.127 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.931 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.327 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close9.135 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
6.2
32 Ratings
20% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting5.826 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing5.823 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture5.822 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management4.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance9.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition6.522 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
4.0
17 Ratings
53% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers3.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality3.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools3.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
3.1
12 Ratings
84% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management3.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
3.3
19 Ratings
72% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared3.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring2.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Repository3.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated3.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management9.313 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
3.2
11 Ratings
69% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Risk Repository3.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management2.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments3.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection3.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification3.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
3.0
17 Ratings
79% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization2.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management2.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management2.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management9.214 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management2.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
8.7
16 Ratings
14% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Production Process Design8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management9.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution9.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.6
129 Ratings
3% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Forecasting7.317 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.4126 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
3.8
13 Ratings
63% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Proposal Management2.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management3.29 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
NetSuite ERPPatriot Software
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(350 ratings)
9.6
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(49 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(232 ratings)
9.3
(10 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(16 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(15 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(216 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.4
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.5
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
4.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetSuite ERPPatriot Software
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Patriot Software
Patriot PAY is well-suited to a company that has a 10-day window between the end of the pay period and the payday. The company size makes very little difference and it is easy to use for any company. It is also very progressive in development and improvement. If a company has a small window for turn-around, but fairly consistent payroll amounts (such as a lot of salary workers), Patriot PAY might also be a good fit for them.

Companies with tight turn-around times or payrolls that vary significantly in direct deposit amounts might have difficulty using Patriot PAY.
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Pros
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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Patriot Software
  • It is simple, intuitive and straightforward in its design. Someone with little experience with roles in human resources roles, bookkeeping or payroll can quickly learn how to set-up the software and run payroll regularly by reading through the support portion of the site, or by contacting the helpful staff at Patriot. Patriot staff have walked me through issues or guided me on the phone as I learned how to use a function of the software.
  • Patriot provides comprehensive quarterly tax filing records, including 941s, state unemployment compensation tax payments, state employer's tax and local employer's tax filings. You can also generate payroll or tax deposit reports over a specific time period or per employee.
  • The support and FAQ pages available on Patriot are very practical and written in an easy to understand manner. Using the information provided there, I was able to properly set up new employees according to local and state filing requirements.
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Cons
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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Patriot Software
  • Connecting with outside software - we have an issue of Patriot not recognizing donors when connected to other websites when all the information is the same minus a middle initial
  • Giving an error page when something small is off. Instead of giving an easy to fix error notification, Patriot brings the user to an error page and they have to reenter everything.
  • Fixing dates easily. If a date is entered incorrectly, 8/13/21 instead of 2021, an error pop up appears but the user has to click enter/okay many times or refresh the page in order to fix this issue.
  • Enter vs Tab key - Patriot loves the tab key but if the user clicks enter instead, many times it brings them to the home page.
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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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Patriot Software
It works well because it is cheap for us.
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Usability
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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Patriot Software
I think it is great once things are setup as for general user looking to look for simple things like a copy of a paystub or a current pay rate for an employee. However, to find specialized things like a state withholding number or payroll integration settings those do require a bit more digging to find or possibly a call to customer service for help.
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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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Patriot Software
No answers on this topic
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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Patriot Software
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
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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Patriot Software
Generally speaking it is pretty good that when I need to call somebody up for a payroll question I can generally within five minutes get somebody on the phone and they can help me resolve the problem or specify where specifically I need to go or contact to find my answers. However, that being said, for my specific situation as a partner my assigned contact has not always been very responsive.
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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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Patriot Software
No answers on this topic
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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Patriot Software
No answers on this topic
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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Patriot Software
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
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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Patriot Software
I briefly used Intuit Online Payroll, and it was expensive, had no support, and was very frustrating to use. I also used 3 local tax companies for payroll - they were extremely expensive and messed up all of the time. Their employee turnover was very annoying (and it seemed to happen every other month) and each employee did things differently. When I let one of my employees go, the last company paid them after termination (2 weeks of salary), and had to get into a legal battle because the employee would not give the money back.
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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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Patriot Software
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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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Patriot Software
  • It boosts my time available for client-facing activities by not having to spend as much time processing payroll.
  • It helps me deliver accurate reports to my CPA at tax time regarding employee wages and employer taxes.
  • Through the online portal, I can easily track year-to-date taxes my company has paid.
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ScreenShots

NetSuite ERP Screenshots

Screenshot of one view into the most critical business processes.Screenshot of Mobile-friendly design

Patriot Software Screenshots

Screenshot of the 3-step process to carry out payrollScreenshot of the Payroll interface, which can be used run payroll on any device with internet or data connection. There is no need to download and maintain a separate payroll app.Screenshot of a payroll report, to sort by work location, employee, and date range.