NetSuite ERP vs. QAD Adaptive ERP

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
QAD Adaptive ERP
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
QAD Adaptive ERP supports the core business processes and operations of global manufacturers, reducing the number of required add-ons and thereby lowering software costs. The platform is presented as ideal for medium to large-sized companies. QAD Adaptive ERP focuses on the six industries QAD serves: automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, industrial, high-tech and life…N/A
Pricing
NetSuite ERPQAD Adaptive ERP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetSuite ERPQAD Adaptive ERP
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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Features
NetSuite ERPQAD Adaptive ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
1.1
15 Ratings
147% below category average
QAD Adaptive ERP
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
Pay calculation1.013 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.010 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files1.39 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.1
74 Ratings
23% above category average
QAD Adaptive ERP
10.0
2 Ratings
32% above category average
API for custom integration9.264 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Plug-ins9.547 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.2
81 Ratings
12% above category average
QAD Adaptive ERP
10.0
4 Ratings
21% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.262 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.280 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.2
72 Ratings
28% above category average
QAD Adaptive ERP
10.0
3 Ratings
36% above category average
Dashboards9.271 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standard reports9.270 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Custom reports9.270 Ratings10.03 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.7
257 Ratings
1% above category average
QAD Adaptive ERP
10.0
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Accounts payable8.3251 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.3232 Ratings10.02 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
QAD Adaptive ERP
9.3
4 Ratings
17% above category average
Inventory tracking9.847 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.628 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Location management9.335 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
8.8
206 Ratings
12% above category average
QAD Adaptive ERP
9.0
4 Ratings
15% above category average
Pricing9.253 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Order entry8.1202 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Credit card processing8.537 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.848 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.521 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.4
198 Ratings
0% below category average
QAD Adaptive ERP
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.3187 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management9.427 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management8.631 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.527 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close9.435 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
QAD Adaptive ERP
-
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
QAD Adaptive ERP
-
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
QAD Adaptive ERP
-
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
QAD Adaptive ERP
-
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 Management9.513 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
QAD Adaptive ERP
-
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
QAD Adaptive ERP
-
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
QAD Adaptive ERP
9.2
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Production Process Design8.612 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Production Management8.614 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Configuration Management9.510 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Work Execution9.512 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.614 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.9
132 Ratings
9% above category average
QAD Adaptive ERP
8.3
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Forecasting7.817 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.3129 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring8.614 Ratings9.01 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
QAD Adaptive ERP
-
Ratings
Proposal Management2.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management3.29 Ratings00 Ratings
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NetSuite ERPQAD Adaptive ERP
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User Ratings
NetSuite ERPQAD Adaptive ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(355 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(49 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(231 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(16 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(15 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(215 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.4
(10 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.4
(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 ERPQAD Adaptive ERP
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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QAD
If you're setting up operations where you have to manage manufacturing builds from raw components to finished goods, I would recommend QAD. It's nice to have subassemblies part numbers for your builds and enter in the number of accepted quantities and rejects. QAD is very helpful if you have a lot of parts floating around. I would not buy QAD if you only have to manage less than ~20 parts... just use Excel.
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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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QAD
  • The QAD Enterprise application is great, we only started using this application a few years ago. The Master Scheduling Workbench has been a great improvement to our daily operations.
  • The Web-based QAD Supplier Portal has also been implemented recently in our company and has been a huge help to our purchasing and materials department.
  • The QAD support that we receive has helped our company grow and is a major asset in upcoming projects.
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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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QAD
  • Needs more flexibility to add/configure new indexes (if using the Progress Database) as the current indexes on key tables like transaction history are not helpful
  • Need a better support system for the TMS/Precision interface
  • Need better KnowledgeBase articles to understand the innerds of Pricing functionality
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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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QAD
The cost / benefit of changing to a different ERP will create a high cost and low benefit that's why I believe that we'll continue renewing QAD for a long time.
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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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QAD
Easy to use, zero or minimum cost to maintain the database (DBA etc) , no issue with OS ( Linux), stable database
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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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QAD
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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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QAD
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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QAD
No answers on this topic
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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QAD
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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QAD
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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QAD
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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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QAD
QAD is very easy to use once it's set up. It's basically an Excel sheet that can handle a lot more data points and faster. It's nice that you can dump the data stored in QAD to a CSV file and analyze in Excel. Careful narrow down the data searches to a limited number of points or Excel will crash. QAD is much easier to set up than Arena and SAP. And the numbering systems you can create in QAD is more customizable.
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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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QAD
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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QAD
  • It help us to reduce the inventories (FG and RAW)
  • It reduce the time to adjust to the constantly changing international customs laws
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