NetSuite ERP vs. QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Quickbooks Desktop Pro is accounting software from Intuit, Inc. It includes core accounting features, plus analytics and exportable reports. It is offered in on-premise and SaaS forms.N/A
Pricing
NetSuite ERPQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetSuite ERPQuickBooks Desktop Pro
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 ERPQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Considered Both Products
NetSuite ERP
Chose NetSuite ERP
NetSuite ERP is leaps and bounds above their competitors in both functionality and design.
Chose NetSuite ERP
Infor was an older system for us but was customized to fit our rental needs. NetSuite has not provided a rental module that fits our requirements.
Chose NetSuite ERP
We thought that the NetSuite bundle was a totally integrated and seamless package, both from an IT perspective and from a contractual perspective...we found that the payroll module utilizes the Ceridian Payroll engine, and there are extra steps to "synchronize" the Ceridian …
Chose NetSuite ERP
NetSuite, by far, offers the most customizable, intuitive and user-friendly platform compared with its competition.

It's superior OneWorld offering for companies with multiple subsidiaries and direct integration with other areas of the business (sales, marketing, etc.) make it …
Chose NetSuite ERP
Netsuite is much less expensive than SAP and easier to implement and use. I have not seen the Quickbooks enterprise edition - we upgraded from QuickBooks Pro and Netsuite handles multiple users much better than QuickBooks did 6 years ago. BigCommerce has more ecommerce features …
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Chose QuickBooks Desktop Pro
QuickBooks Pro compares fairly well with the products mentioned above, but ultimately we mainly use QuickBooks Pro because it is easily adapted to most industries, and also because the majority of our clients use QuickBooks Pro, so it is easier for us to mainly use the same …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NetSuite ERPQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
1.1
15 Ratings
147% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.3
65 Ratings
26% above category average
Pay calculation1.013 Ratings9.961 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.010 Ratings9.835 Ratings
Direct deposit files1.39 Ratings9.853 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.949 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.350 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.2
74 Ratings
23% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
39 Ratings
14% above category average
API for custom integration9.264 Ratings8.032 Ratings
Plug-ins9.647 Ratings7.836 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.3
81 Ratings
13% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
93 Ratings
8% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.362 Ratings8.975 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.380 Ratings8.188 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.4
72 Ratings
30% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
108 Ratings
12% above category average
Dashboards9.471 Ratings9.693 Ratings
Standard reports9.470 Ratings7.4108 Ratings
Custom reports9.470 Ratings8.1106 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.7
263 Ratings
1% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
112 Ratings
10% above category average
Accounts payable8.3257 Ratings9.7107 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.2238 Ratings7.4109 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.626 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.628 Ratings8.837 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.241 Ratings9.665 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.635 Ratings8.141 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.637 Ratings9.748 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings2.097 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings9.7108 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.899 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings8.747 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings5.964 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings7.927 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings5.652 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings7.239 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings9.738 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings7.438 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.517 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings9.733 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings7.824 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
8.9
48 Ratings
13% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.7
56 Ratings
0% above category average
Inventory tracking9.847 Ratings6.453 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.728 Ratings6.132 Ratings
Location management9.335 Ratings6.229 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings8.216 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.0
211 Ratings
15% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
70 Ratings
3% above category average
Pricing9.453 Ratings6.450 Ratings
Order entry8.1207 Ratings7.349 Ratings
Credit card processing8.637 Ratings7.148 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.048 Ratings9.058 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.621 Ratings9.018 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings9.021 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings3.216 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.6
204 Ratings
3% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.3193 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management9.627 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management8.931 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.727 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close9.635 Ratings00 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
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
-
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 Compliance9.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition6.822 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
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling8.714 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
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
-
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
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared3.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring1.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Repository3.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated3.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management9.713 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
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
-
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
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization2.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management2.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management2.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management9.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management2.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.1
16 Ratings
19% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
-
Ratings
Production Process Design8.712 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management9.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution9.612 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
8.0
135 Ratings
10% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
-
Ratings
Forecasting8.117 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.4132 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring8.714 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
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
-
Ratings
Proposal Management2.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management3.29 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
NetSuite ERPQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(363 ratings)
5.6
(124 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(49 ratings)
10.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(231 ratings)
8.1
(31 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(16 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(15 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(215 ratings)
2.0
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.3
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
6.4
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.4
(17 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Configurability
8.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(8 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
4.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetSuite ERPQuickBooks Desktop Pro
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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Intuit
I am only going to recommend it because it is currently ubiquitous, and most accountants prefer it at the moment. I do not stand by the company, and will not use the product any longer than I have to. [I believe] the support is lousy, the product is overpriced, but it does the basics of what we need. I'm very happy for all those outside Intuit who make their living supporting QuickBooks Desktop Pro; third-party support is desperately needed. They also doubled their prices for software upgrades this year, and require those who don't pay double what the last upgrade cost, to subscribe every year for $200. If one does not subscribe beyond the first year, one will not be able to use the software beyond the first year. They are moving to a rental model even for those who refuse to use the LOUSY QuickBooks online. They were good company once. Now they just turn out bloatware that everyone uses, so the rest of us have to. I look forward to the day that an honest, better-priced competitor wipes the floor with Intuit.
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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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Intuit
  • It is easy to manage and adjust inventory on hand.
  • It is easy to make reports and customize them to your needs.
  • We also use it to pay our employees directly.
  • It is easy to make year-to-year comparisons to see where we can make improvements and the current financial situation.
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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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Intuit
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro has been around for a few years and after an update[,] they force you to look at the changes/updates before you can use [them] after updating.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro does not have 2FA.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro should offer a way to store backups to a personal cloud without having to map a local network drive.
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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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Intuit
We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
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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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Intuit
It is a great software that does everything a small business needs it to do, but there are just a few bugs and quirks that make additional software necessary. The slowness of the software occasionally might eventually be overshadowed by the quickness of cloud-based software though.
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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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Intuit
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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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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Intuit
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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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Intuit
The support team is not always easy to use or able to understand the problems. There are some difficulties understanding [...] the issues the purchaser has and the solutions are sometimes hard to implement. A lot can be avoided if the users have adequate training and security is set up correctly at implementation.
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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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Intuit
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
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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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Intuit
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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Intuit
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
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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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Intuit
Zoho had great end-user support and it was almost as simple to learn and was as easy to use. But its reports were not as [customizable] as QuickBooks Desktop Pro, and its job cost and department accounting [were] more cumbersome than QuickBooks Desktop Pro was. In addition, while I like an underdog (Zoho) the fact is that it is easier to find staff that [is] comfortable with QuickBooks Desktop Pro than anything else on the market.
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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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Intuit
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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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Intuit
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro is a no hassle accounting solution that ticks a lot of boxes. It almost never disappoints and organizations will usually keep using it for many years. If anything, the only time I've seen an organization migrate away from it is if they have specific accounting needs, or if the organization has grown to the point that they need a more robust accounting solution. Even then, QuickBooks can usually be maintained within another accounting software system for specific functions, like A/R & A/P for example.
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