NetSuite ERP vs. PowerSchool Student Information System

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
PowerSchool SIS
Score 7.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
The PowerSchool Student Information System covers administrative needs, such as scheduling, attendance, reporting, data management, faculty management, emergency/medical and health management, registration, and more for K-12 schools and districts. It is easy to use and boasts an industry-leading gradebook, PowerTeacher Pro. Users enjoy a fully web-based SIS that is flexible, configurable, and scalable with real-time updates on any operating system, browser or device.N/A
Pricing
NetSuite ERPPowerSchool Student Information System
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetSuite ERPPowerSchool SIS
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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NetSuite ERPPowerSchool Student Information System
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NetSuite ERPPowerSchool Student Information System
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
1.1
15 Ratings
147% below category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
Pay calculation1.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files1.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.1
74 Ratings
23% above category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
API for custom integration9.264 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins9.547 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.2
81 Ratings
12% above category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.262 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.280 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.3
72 Ratings
29% above category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
Dashboards9.371 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.370 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.370 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.7
258 Ratings
1% above category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
Accounts payable8.3252 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.3233 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.526 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.528 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.141 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.535 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.437 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
8.8
48 Ratings
11% above category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking9.847 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.628 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management9.335 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
8.8
207 Ratings
12% above category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
Pricing9.353 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry8.1203 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing8.537 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.848 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.521 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.4
199 Ratings
0% below category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.3188 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management9.427 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management8.631 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.627 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close9.535 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
6.4
32 Ratings
17% below category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting5.926 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing5.923 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture5.922 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management4.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance9.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition6.722 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
4.1
17 Ratings
50% below category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling8.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers3.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality3.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools3.68 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
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management3.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
3.3
19 Ratings
71% below category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
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 Management9.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
3.1
11 Ratings
71% below category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
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
78% below category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization2.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management2.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management2.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management9.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management2.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.0
16 Ratings
18% above category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
Production Process Design8.612 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management9.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution9.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.9
132 Ratings
9% above category average
PowerSchool Student Information System
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Ratings
Forecasting7.917 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.3129 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring8.614 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
PowerSchool Student Information System
-
Ratings
Proposal Management2.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management3.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
-
Ratings
PowerSchool Student Information System
8.5
3 Ratings
0% below category average
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Online Registration Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting00 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Roster Management00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Platform Customization00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Student Data Security00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Community Support00 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Class Scheduling00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Compliance Support00 Ratings7.62 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Best Alternatives
NetSuite ERPPowerSchool Student Information System
Small Businesses
Acumatica
Acumatica
Score 8.7 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Infor VISUAL
Infor VISUAL
Score 7.2 out of 10
Jenzabar ONE
Jenzabar ONE
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
SAP Business ByDesign
SAP Business ByDesign
Score 7.5 out of 10
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Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
NetSuite ERPPowerSchool Student Information System
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(356 ratings)
9.0
(32 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(49 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(231 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(16 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(15 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(215 ratings)
8.5
(12 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.4
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.4
(17 ratings)
8.0
(1 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)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
5.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetSuite ERPPowerSchool Student Information System
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool Student Information System is a cool software that can be highly recommended to anyone who is living in the educational management space. It is proven that this software can reduce your manual workload massively if you use it right. Plus it is really worth the price you pay. Especially if you are in the administrative field, this software will help you to minimize manual efforts put into student registrations, staffing recruitment, and main resource management processes.
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • PowerSchool houses student or staff information that can be easily accessed by those teachers and administrators who need the information. This allows everyone to go to one place to access information.
  • Parents can view their child's grades at any time with their protected login on a parent portal. This allows teachers to keep parents informed and involved in their child's progress at school. When everyone works together it increases our students' chance for success.
  • PowerSchool offers videos to train new users. When we have new employees, the videos can be accessed at any time the employee needs as opposed to them waiting for someone to help them.
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • Does not consistently communicate with related software such as Illuminate for Special Education Students.
  • Drop down menus frequently refresh as data is entered which slows down the user's ability to enter information.
  • Icons are sometimes unclear and not easily understandable. Word labels for some items might be more effective.
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
We would be starting over at square one if we did not continue our PowerSchool subscription. We do not have a program in a place that would take its place.
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
Great features, but it can feel very cumbersome at times
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
Overall, I have not had to use support for PowerSchool Student Information System because our school district gives us training in each area in which we will be utilizing PowerSchool Student Information System. In terms of in-user support, I feel that there is mild to moderate user support that is built into PowerSchool SIS.
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
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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PowerSchool Group LLC
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
I have heard good things for Infinite Campus and Skyward. I would [evaluate] each of them and see what fits your needs. Each has their strengths and weaknesses and so picking the right one for your needs is important. PowerSchool [Student Information System] does have some great features, but lacks some fundamental reports and functions to make it top notch.
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
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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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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • It has created shortcuts for all staff members, saving us time.
  • In creating shortcuts and combining many different systems into one, it is saving our school money.
  • It has created a safety net for teachers because grades and student information is stored electronically, which means teachers not having to worry about losing or misplacing their grade books.
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ScreenShots

NetSuite ERP Screenshots

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

PowerSchool SIS Screenshots

Screenshot of Student attendanceScreenshot of Standards-based gradingScreenshot of At-risk dashboardScreenshot of Parent view of student schedule