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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NetSuite ERP

Cloud computing, in my opinion, is the future. Just like we pay for electricity as we use it, and do not have our own power generation plants, I believe the future of enterprise computing is a pay-as-you-use service. And other companies agree (Sage Intacct, SAP Business One, Microsoft Dynamics 365). NetSuite has been doing it since 1998. They clearly have a leg-up over all of these other companies.Perhaps a highly specialized organization with lots of custom software might not be a good fit. Customization of the platform is robust to an extend and there are many tools available for customization. However, native support for common languages like Python do not exist and the back-end totally customizable JavaScript platform does require some advanced skills. In fairness, we have not encountered a situation yet that the standard cloud customization tools were unable to solve so for us, this description is a problem we just don't have.
Mitchel Laman | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

PowerSchool [Student Information System] is a solid program for teacher and students to track attendance and has a good gradebook if you use no other programs, it is not a good player with other systems and is hard to get data out of to may data driven decisions. PowerSchool does offer API and integration with some programs but you only can have read-only access to the database so if you need to write something you have to use their interface.
Spencer Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

NetSuite ERP
7.7
PowerSchool SIS
Pay calculation
NetSuite ERP
6.8
PowerSchool SIS
Benefit plan administration
NetSuite ERP
7.2
PowerSchool SIS
Direct deposit files
NetSuite ERP
7.6
PowerSchool SIS
Salary revision and increment management
NetSuite ERP
8.9
PowerSchool SIS
Reimbursement management
NetSuite ERP
7.8
PowerSchool SIS

Customization

NetSuite ERP
7.2
PowerSchool SIS
API for custom integration
NetSuite ERP
7.1
PowerSchool SIS
Plug-ins
NetSuite ERP
7.4
PowerSchool SIS

Security

NetSuite ERP
7.9
PowerSchool SIS
Single sign-on capability
NetSuite ERP
8.1
PowerSchool SIS
Role-based user permissions
NetSuite ERP
7.8
PowerSchool SIS

Reporting & Analytics

NetSuite ERP
7.5
PowerSchool SIS
Dashboards
NetSuite ERP
7.9
PowerSchool SIS
Standard reports
NetSuite ERP
7.7
PowerSchool SIS
Custom reports
NetSuite ERP
6.9
PowerSchool SIS

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

NetSuite ERP
7.2
PowerSchool SIS
Accounts payable
NetSuite ERP
7.8
PowerSchool SIS
Accounts receivable
NetSuite ERP
8.2
PowerSchool SIS
Global Financial Support
NetSuite ERP
7.7
PowerSchool SIS
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
NetSuite ERP
8.2
PowerSchool SIS
Intercompany Accounting
NetSuite ERP
7.7
PowerSchool SIS
Localizations
NetSuite ERP
8.3
PowerSchool SIS
Journals and Reconciliations
NetSuite ERP
7.7
PowerSchool SIS
Enterprise Accounting
NetSuite ERP
8.1
PowerSchool SIS
Configurable Accounting
NetSuite ERP
8.0
PowerSchool SIS
Centralized Rules Framework
NetSuite ERP
7.7
PowerSchool SIS
Standardized Processes
NetSuite ERP
7.8
PowerSchool SIS

Inventory Management

NetSuite ERP
6.9
PowerSchool SIS
Inventory tracking
NetSuite ERP
6.7
PowerSchool SIS
Automatic reordering
NetSuite ERP
7.0
PowerSchool SIS
Location management
NetSuite ERP
7.2
PowerSchool SIS
Manufacturing module
NetSuite ERP
6.5
PowerSchool SIS

Order Management

NetSuite ERP
7.6
PowerSchool SIS
Pricing
NetSuite ERP
8.1
PowerSchool SIS
Order entry
NetSuite ERP
7.7
PowerSchool SIS
Credit card processing
NetSuite ERP
7.0
PowerSchool SIS
Cost of goods sold
NetSuite ERP
8.1
PowerSchool SIS
Order Orchestration
NetSuite ERP
7.8
PowerSchool SIS
End-to-end order visibility
NetSuite ERP
7.6
PowerSchool SIS
Order exception Resolution
NetSuite ERP
7.1
PowerSchool SIS

Subledger and Financial Process

NetSuite ERP
7.5
PowerSchool SIS
Automated Invoice Processing
NetSuite ERP
7.5
PowerSchool SIS
Shared Services Payments
NetSuite ERP
7.6
PowerSchool SIS
Billings Management
NetSuite ERP
7.7
PowerSchool SIS
Customer Receipt Applications
NetSuite ERP
7.5
PowerSchool SIS
Customer Collections
NetSuite ERP
7.8
PowerSchool SIS
Revenue Recognition
NetSuite ERP
7.6
PowerSchool SIS
Cash Management
NetSuite ERP
7.5
PowerSchool SIS
Asset Management
NetSuite ERP
7.0
PowerSchool SIS
Travel & Expense Management
NetSuite ERP
7.4
PowerSchool SIS
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
NetSuite ERP
7.1
PowerSchool SIS
Period Close
NetSuite ERP
7.8
PowerSchool SIS
Transactions Tax
NetSuite ERP
7.6
PowerSchool SIS
Subledger Reconciliations
NetSuite ERP
7.3
PowerSchool SIS
3rd Party Accounting Systems
NetSuite ERP
7.1
PowerSchool SIS

Project Financial Management

NetSuite ERP
7.3
PowerSchool SIS
Budgeting and Forecasting
NetSuite ERP
6.9
PowerSchool SIS
Project Costing
NetSuite ERP
6.8
PowerSchool SIS
Cost Capture
NetSuite ERP
7.0
PowerSchool SIS
Capital Project Management
NetSuite ERP
8.2
PowerSchool SIS
Customer Invoicing
NetSuite ERP
7.6
PowerSchool SIS
Customer Contract Compliance
NetSuite ERP
7.8
PowerSchool SIS
Project Revenue Recognition
NetSuite ERP
6.9
PowerSchool SIS
Project Financial Performance Analysis
NetSuite ERP
7.4
PowerSchool SIS
Project Financials Dashboard
NetSuite ERP
7.5
PowerSchool SIS
Real-time Financial Reporting
NetSuite ERP
7.4
PowerSchool SIS
Embedded Business Intelligence
NetSuite ERP
7.2
PowerSchool SIS
Project Planning Collaboration
NetSuite ERP
6.7
PowerSchool SIS

Project Execution Management

NetSuite ERP
7.6
PowerSchool SIS
Project Planning and Scheduling
NetSuite ERP
6.8
PowerSchool SIS
Project Manager Dashboard
NetSuite ERP
6.9
PowerSchool SIS
Resource Manager Dashboard
NetSuite ERP
7.3
PowerSchool SIS
Task Insight for Project Managers
NetSuite ERP
7.7
PowerSchool SIS
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
NetSuite ERP
7.5
PowerSchool SIS
Team Member Task Collaboration
NetSuite ERP
7.5
PowerSchool SIS
Team Member Mobile Functionality
NetSuite ERP
7.3
PowerSchool SIS
Project Candidate Search
NetSuite ERP
7.7
PowerSchool SIS
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
NetSuite ERP
7.7
PowerSchool SIS
Defineable Resource Pools
NetSuite ERP
8.3
PowerSchool SIS
Defineable Resource Pools
NetSuite ERP
8.1
PowerSchool SIS
Talent Profiles
NetSuite ERP
7.1
PowerSchool SIS
Real-Time Project Reporting
NetSuite ERP
8.1
PowerSchool SIS
Absence Management
NetSuite ERP
7.6
PowerSchool SIS
Product Lifecycle Management
NetSuite ERP
7.8
PowerSchool SIS

Grants Management

NetSuite ERP
7.5
PowerSchool SIS
Award Lifecycle Management
NetSuite ERP
7.1
PowerSchool SIS
Spending Control
NetSuite ERP
7.4
PowerSchool SIS
Indirect Cost Management
NetSuite ERP
8.2
PowerSchool SIS
Billing
NetSuite ERP
7.4
PowerSchool SIS

Procurement

NetSuite ERP
7.7
PowerSchool SIS
Sourcing Team Collaboration
NetSuite ERP
7.3
PowerSchool SIS
Sourcing Analysis
NetSuite ERP
6.2
PowerSchool SIS
Bids Analyzed and Compared
NetSuite ERP
7.6
PowerSchool SIS
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
NetSuite ERP
7.1
PowerSchool SIS
Contract Authoring
NetSuite ERP
7.3
PowerSchool SIS
Contract Compliance Management
NetSuite ERP
7.9
PowerSchool SIS
Contract History
NetSuite ERP
8.1
PowerSchool SIS
Contract Renewal Automation
NetSuite ERP
8.4
PowerSchool SIS
Contract Repository
NetSuite ERP
7.9
PowerSchool SIS
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
NetSuite ERP
7.9
PowerSchool SIS
Electronic Signatures
NetSuite ERP
8.3
PowerSchool SIS
Invoice Automated Matching
NetSuite ERP
7.5
PowerSchool SIS
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
NetSuite ERP
7.4
PowerSchool SIS
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
NetSuite ERP
7.9
PowerSchool SIS
Spend Compliance Management
NetSuite ERP
7.6
PowerSchool SIS
Supplier Assessment
NetSuite ERP
8.3
PowerSchool SIS
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
NetSuite ERP
8.0
PowerSchool SIS
Supplier Management
NetSuite ERP
8.3
PowerSchool SIS
Supplier Portal
NetSuite ERP
7.8
PowerSchool SIS

Risk Management

NetSuite ERP
7.9
PowerSchool SIS
Risk Repository
NetSuite ERP
7.3
PowerSchool SIS
Control Management
NetSuite ERP
7.6
PowerSchool SIS
Control Mapping
NetSuite ERP
7.9
PowerSchool SIS
Control Efficiency Assessments
NetSuite ERP
7.8
PowerSchool SIS
Automated Control Assessments
NetSuite ERP
8.1
PowerSchool SIS
Assessment Capture
NetSuite ERP
8.6
PowerSchool SIS
Issue Detection
NetSuite ERP
8.0
PowerSchool SIS
Automatic Notification
NetSuite ERP
8.0
PowerSchool SIS
Remediation and Certification
NetSuite ERP
7.9
PowerSchool SIS

Logistics

NetSuite ERP
7.0
PowerSchool SIS
Transportation Planning and Optimization
NetSuite ERP
6.4
PowerSchool SIS
Transportation Sourcing Management
NetSuite ERP
7.0
PowerSchool SIS
Transportation Process Integration
NetSuite ERP
7.4
PowerSchool SIS
Transportation Execution Management
NetSuite ERP
6.9
PowerSchool SIS
Freight Payment Automation
NetSuite ERP
7.0
PowerSchool SIS
Trade Management
NetSuite ERP
6.4
PowerSchool SIS
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
NetSuite ERP
7.8
PowerSchool SIS
Customs Entry Management
NetSuite ERP
7.0
PowerSchool SIS
Customs Document Management
NetSuite ERP
6.6
PowerSchool SIS
Customs Document Collaboration
NetSuite ERP
6.8
PowerSchool SIS
Fulfillment Management
NetSuite ERP
7.4
PowerSchool SIS
Inventory Visibility
NetSuite ERP
7.2
PowerSchool SIS
Warehouse Workforce Management
NetSuite ERP
6.6
PowerSchool SIS

Manufacturing

NetSuite ERP
6.3
PowerSchool SIS
Production Process Design
NetSuite ERP
6.9
PowerSchool SIS
Supply Chain Business Flows
NetSuite ERP
6.1
PowerSchool SIS
Production Management
NetSuite ERP
6.1
PowerSchool SIS
Contracted Manufacturing Management
NetSuite ERP
6.0
PowerSchool SIS
Configuration Management
NetSuite ERP
6.9
PowerSchool SIS
Work Definition
NetSuite ERP
6.1
PowerSchool SIS
Work Execution
NetSuite ERP
6.0
PowerSchool SIS
Advanced Fulfillment
NetSuite ERP
6.6
PowerSchool SIS
Manufacturing Costs
NetSuite ERP
6.2
PowerSchool SIS

Supply Chain

NetSuite ERP
7.0
PowerSchool SIS
Forecasting
NetSuite ERP
7.1
PowerSchool SIS
Inventory Planning
NetSuite ERP
6.8
PowerSchool SIS
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
NetSuite ERP
7.3
PowerSchool SIS
Performance Monitoring
NetSuite ERP
7.0
PowerSchool SIS

Product Lifecycle Management

NetSuite ERP
6.8
PowerSchool SIS
Ideation Management
NetSuite ERP
6.7
PowerSchool SIS
Requirements Management
NetSuite ERP
7.2
PowerSchool SIS
Proposal Management
NetSuite ERP
5.9
PowerSchool SIS
Innovation Portfolio Management
NetSuite ERP
6.8
PowerSchool SIS
Product Master Data Management
NetSuite ERP
6.8
PowerSchool SIS
Vendor Portal
NetSuite ERP
7.1
PowerSchool SIS
Project Portfolio Management
NetSuite ERP
7.1
PowerSchool SIS

Pros

NetSuite ERP

  • Custom records, fields and forms
  • Workflow automation
  • Mass updates and CSV imports making data management easy
  • Suitescript offers powerful ways to customize
  • Many modules available to a wide variety of business
  • Several bundles available that integrate with other services or add functionality to NetSuite
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetSuite ERP

  • NetSuite does have great customization capabilities, however, this can also make it difficult to track and maintain custom workflows and scripts as business needs change, especially with different subsidiaries having different process requirements. Essentially, the more you customize the system, the more you need to maintain documentation for reference.
  • NetSuite has a fantastic reporting tool called a "Saved Search." For financial and other similar reports, you must use the NetSuite "Report" feature. This reporting feature is not as flexible as the Saved Search and I have found that certain reports cannot be customized as required using the "Report" feature.
  • The Project Management module still has some work to go before it is flexible enough for companies to use NetSuite for their own customized processes. The module is fairly inflexible, and at a previous company we had around 10-15 enhancement requests alone relating to this module.
Sonny Spencer, ACA | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

  • 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.
Heather Skulan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 8.0
Based on 22 answers
I am not the decision maker for this but I believe our company will be sticking with NetSuite for the long term. A CRM like this is a big investment and not something you move away from quickly and without a lot of planning. There is a lot of data involved and importing that into a new system is no easy task.
Billy Barker | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

PowerSchool SIS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 9.0
Based on 11 answers
Through creation of various dashboards and KPIs the user does not really need to get very technically involved. They simply need to understand how to fill out a form, and through proper workflow creations they can be alerted when it is time to provide the necessary information or perform a necessary action to complete the next phase of the business process.
Felix Garbuz | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

PowerSchool SIS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Great features, but it can feel very cumbersome at times
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 9.4
Based on 26 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 7.7
Based on 24 answers
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.
Pamela Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 1.0
Based on 20 answers
In my opinion, the best place to go to answer your NetSuite functionality questions is their Online Help. It is excellent. For true support questions, NetSuite offers a Knowledgebase to its customers. Also, for ERP, NetSuite has licensed accountants that provide support. With any support organization, you must be thorough in describing your issue though.

NetSuite has several different support levels - http://www.netsuite.com/portal/services/support_main.shtml
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

PowerSchool SIS 8.5
Based on 24 answers
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.
Whitney Garnai, M. Ed. | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 7.3
Based on 2 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 8.0
Based on 7 answers
Online training is quite strong. I have used for specific pieces of functionality.However it is not sufficient in all areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 7.3
Based on 18 answers
Implementation was fine but could have gone quicker.

NetSuite provided me a implementation guide who I did not think was very knowledgeable.

I recommend that you make sure the organization knows how they are going to use the software and come up with an implementation plan before importing all of the data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

PowerSchool SIS 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

NetSuite ERP

I have used simple accounting systems like QuickBooks, and I have used huge outdated systems like SAP. NetSuite is far superior to both of them. I wouldn't say its better than QuickBooks but maybe just for a different audience. QuickBooks is really for small companies. SAP, however, at least the implementation I used, was barely usable and effectively hid the data we needed from us because it was nearly impossible to pull from the system even with dedicated staff to help.
Chris Snelling, CFA | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

PowerSchool Student Information is the gold standard for Student Information Systems. They know what they are doing, how to serve K-12 schools and school districts. The other Student Information Systems did not meet our districts minimum standards for the needs that we have, nor do they have the support that PowerSchool has.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 8.4
Based on 5 answers
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.
Aaron Kleinhandler | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

NetSuite ERP

  • Stress levels WAY down since dumping our previous Billing system and installing SuiteBilling. The ease of navigating, viewing data in sensible places, reporting and having more data in one place has made many of my users use words like "amazing" and "what a relief." Don't underestimate worker stress and enjoyment of their tool.
  • Fewer vendors and products to manage and to integrate. I oversee 10+ financially-related applications and their vendors. Dealing with the nuances of the contracts, the products and the people with whom I must deal (sales, support, product management) adds a lot of time and complexity. It also reduces the challenge of my SOX-related efforts.
  • Auditors and those of us supporting SOX-related efforts LOVE NetSuite, especially compared to other systems. The controls and auditing available are indispensable, whether it's to keep us accountable to ourselves or to the auditors.
Joshua Henke | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool SIS

  • 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.
Jennifer Kauffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NetSuite ERP

General

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

NetSuite ERP Editions & Modules

Edition
Base License$9991
Access Cost$992
  1. per month
  2. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

PowerSchool SIS

General

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

PowerSchool SIS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NetSuite ERP
6.5
PowerSchool SIS
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

NetSuite ERP
8.0
PowerSchool SIS
10.0

Usability

NetSuite ERP
9.0
PowerSchool SIS
8.0

Reliability and Availability

NetSuite ERP
9.4
PowerSchool SIS

Performance

NetSuite ERP
7.7
PowerSchool SIS

Support Rating

NetSuite ERP
1.0
PowerSchool SIS
8.5

In-Person Training

NetSuite ERP
7.3
PowerSchool SIS

Online Training

NetSuite ERP
8.0
PowerSchool SIS

Implementation Rating

NetSuite ERP
7.3
PowerSchool SIS
8.0

Scalability

NetSuite ERP
8.4
PowerSchool SIS

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