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Feature Set Ratings

  • SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 15 feature sets: Payroll Management, Customization, Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management, Subledger and Financial Process, Project Financial Management, Project Execution Management, Grants Management, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Payroll Management

1.9

NetSuite ERP

19%
8.4

SAP Business ByDesign

84%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/5 features

Pay calculation

1.6
16%
13 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

1.6
16%
10 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

2.4
24%
9 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

2.3
23%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Reimbursement management

1.8
18%
10 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Customization

7.6

NetSuite ERP

76%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

6.7
67%
63 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Plug-ins

5.8
58%
47 Ratings
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Security

6.6

NetSuite ERP

66%
9.3

SAP Business ByDesign

93%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

6.6
66%
61 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

6.6
66%
79 Ratings
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

6.2

NetSuite ERP

62%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

6.2
62%
71 Ratings
8.8
88%
5 Ratings

Standard reports

6.2
62%
70 Ratings
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Custom reports

6.1
61%
70 Ratings
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

6.3

NetSuite ERP

63%
8.7

SAP Business ByDesign

87%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

6.1
61%
65 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Accounts receivable

6.0
60%
64 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Global Financial Support

5.9
59%
26 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

6.5
65%
28 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

5.2
52%
30 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Localizations

6.5
65%
22 Ratings
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

6.9
69%
41 Ratings
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

6.4
64%
35 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

6.6
66%
35 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

6.5
65%
24 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

5.7
57%
37 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

5.8

NetSuite ERP

58%
9.1

SAP Business ByDesign

91%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

6.2
62%
47 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Automatic reordering

5.4
54%
28 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Location management

6.0
60%
35 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Manufacturing module

5.7
57%
27 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Order Management

5.4

NetSuite ERP

54%
8.5

SAP Business ByDesign

85%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

5.3
53%
53 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Order entry

5.4
54%
54 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Credit card processing

4.5
45%
37 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Cost of goods sold

6.1
61%
48 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Order Orchestration

5.6
56%
21 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

5.8
58%
27 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

5.1
51%
21 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

5.5

NetSuite ERP

55%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 13/14 features

Automated Invoice Processing

4.8
48%
35 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

5.6
56%
17 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Billings Management

5.6
56%
30 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

5.8
58%
29 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Collections

5.5
55%
26 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

5.7
57%
35 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Cash Management

5.9
59%
27 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Asset Management

5.2
52%
26 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

5.0
50%
31 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

5.9
59%
27 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Period Close

6.1
61%
35 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Transactions Tax

5.8
58%
28 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

6.0
60%
24 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

3.7
37%
14 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financial Management

5.2

NetSuite ERP

52%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

5.9
59%
26 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Costing

5.6
56%
23 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Cost Capture

5.2
52%
22 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Capital Project Management

5.8
58%
14 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

4.2
42%
25 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

4.7
47%
13 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

4.3
43%
22 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

5.1
51%
23 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

5.5
55%
24 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

6.4
64%
26 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

4.3
43%
13 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

5.0
50%
14 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Execution Management

5.0

NetSuite ERP

50%
8.3

SAP Business ByDesign

83%
NetSuite ERP ranks higher in 8/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

4.7
47%
14 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

5.0
50%
14 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

5.2
52%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

4.9
49%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

4.6
46%
10 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

4.6
46%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Team Member Mobile Functionality

4.6
46%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Search

4.7
47%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

5.2
52%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

5.4
54%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

5.2
52%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Talent Profiles

4.8
48%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

6.0
60%
13 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Absence Management

4.7
47%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

4.9
49%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Grants Management

4.2

NetSuite ERP

42%
10.0

SAP Business ByDesign

100%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

4.5
45%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Spending Control

3.6
36%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

4.1
41%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Billing

4.5
45%
12 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Procurement

4.5

NetSuite ERP

45%
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
NetSuite ERP ranks higher in 13/19 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

4.0
40%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Sourcing Analysis

4.3
43%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Bids Analyzed and Compared

4.5
45%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

4.0
40%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Authoring

3.7
37%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Compliance Management

3.8
38%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract History

3.8
38%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Renewal Automation

4.8
48%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Repository

4.7
47%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

4.6
46%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Electronic Signatures

5.2
52%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoice Automated Matching

5.1
51%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

5.2
52%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

5.2
52%
13 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

4.5
45%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Supplier Assessment

4.7
47%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

3.8
38%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Management

4.7
47%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Supplier Portal

4.6
46%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Risk Management

4.4

NetSuite ERP

44%

SAP Business ByDesign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
NetSuite ERP ranks higher in 9/9 features

Risk Repository

4.4
44%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Control Management

3.8
38%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Control Mapping

3.8
38%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Control Efficiency Assessments

4.6
46%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automated Control Assessments

4.6
46%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Assessment Capture

4.7
47%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Issue Detection

4.5
45%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automatic Notification

4.7
47%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Remediation and Certification

4.6
46%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Logistics

3.4

NetSuite ERP

34%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
NetSuite ERP ranks higher in 11/13 features

Transportation Planning and Optimization

3.5
35%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Sourcing Management

3.6
36%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Process Integration

3.6
36%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Execution Management

3.6
36%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Freight Payment Automation

3.5
35%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Trade Management

3.5
35%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Trade Regulatory Compliance Management

3.6
36%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Entry Management

2.0
20%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Management

2.1
21%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Collaboration

2.1
21%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Fulfillment Management

4.5
45%
13 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Visibility

4.8
48%
15 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

3.2
32%
11 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing

4.8

NetSuite ERP

48%
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

5.0
50%
12 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

4.8
48%
13 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Production Management

5.1
51%
14 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

4.7
47%
12 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Configuration Management

4.8
48%
10 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Work Definition

5.0
50%
14 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Work Execution

4.5
45%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

4.9
49%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

4.7
47%
14 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Supply Chain

4.9

NetSuite ERP

49%
8.6

SAP Business ByDesign

86%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

4.6
46%
17 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Inventory Planning

4.6
46%
18 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

5.2
52%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

5.0
50%
14 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

4.2

NetSuite ERP

42%

SAP Business ByDesign

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
NetSuite ERP ranks higher in 7/7 features

Ideation Management

4.5
45%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Requirements Management

4.3
43%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Proposal Management

3.4
34%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Innovation Portfolio Management

4.2
42%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Master Data Management

4.5
45%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor Portal

4.2
42%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

4.1
41%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP Business ByDesign is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.9

NetSuite ERP

69%
130 Ratings
9.6

SAP Business ByDesign

96%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.5

NetSuite ERP

85%
34 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

7.9

NetSuite ERP

79%
17 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
1 Rating

Availability

9.4

NetSuite ERP

94%
26 Ratings

SAP Business ByDesign

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.7

NetSuite ERP

77%
24 Ratings

SAP Business ByDesign

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.7

NetSuite ERP

67%
31 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
2 Ratings

In-Person Training

7.3

NetSuite ERP

73%
2 Ratings

SAP Business ByDesign

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

7.8

NetSuite ERP

78%
9 Ratings

SAP Business ByDesign

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

6.8

NetSuite ERP

68%
27 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.4

NetSuite ERP

84%
5 Ratings

SAP Business ByDesign

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite helps us a lot in managing the expenses we have in our organization. For example, if we do not have the purchase requisition / purchase order in the system, we wont be able to track our expenses. So it really helps us a lot in this scenario. Can't say anything less appropriate for NetSuite aside from being slow when entering or saving the task we have in NetSuite. All in all we love to use it for monitoring expenses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

Do you plan on going public at some point? If so, this may not be the best solution for you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

NetSuite ERP

  • Integration. From Accounting to ERP to CRM, I don't imagine there is much NetSuite can't handle. For a small to medium sized business, and ever for many large organizations, I believe it is entirely possible to put all of the corporate system 'eggs' into one basket - that is on the NetSuite platform.
  • Architecture. The back-end database and inner workings of the NetSuite platform, I would describe as 'different.' Not necessarily better and definitely not worse. However, working in the data is different and maybe not as traditional as when working with a traditional relational database. Because of this, it does take a little bit of getting used to. However, once you are 'used to' it - the ease and simplicity of the back end is a beautiful thing and makes extracting and working with data, again once you cross the learning curve, something to be desired. Took me a few months to get the hang of things, but now, I couldn't imagine a more productive system.
  • Performance. While not lighting fast compared to some on-premise tools, the performance of the NetSuite platform is better that adequate and is quite useable on a day-to-day basis.
  • Consultants. We have had great success working with implementation specialists and consultants directly at Oracle. They are highly knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would highly recommend the native teams for implementation success.
Mitchel Laman | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

  • I like the ease of use and the implementation methodology.
  • With SAP Business ByDesign you can integrate other systems with Web Services, and data technology to get information easy and fast.
  • SAP Business ByDesign includes an Analytics Module to create new reports in regards to your needs.
Henry Winchonlong | 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

SAP Business ByDesign

  • Time off request could be better. Right now, there is no option for sick time
  • It crashes often
  • Customization could be better
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NetSuite ERP

General

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

Starting Price

$99 per user per month

NetSuite ERP Editions & Modules

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

SAP Business ByDesign

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

SAP Business ByDesign Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
SAP Business ByDesign is available for a monthly software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription, based on a base package, user types, and number of users.

Likelihood to Renew

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 8.5
Based on 34 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

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 9.0
Based on 3 answers
SAP BYD work centers are consistent and easy to navigate once you understand one work center. The document flow tab that is in each window allows one to see all related transactions. Document flow is important because one is able to see the flow of transactions and can therefore reverse transactions by following the document flow in reverse. It is possible to group items in each overview screen to see what items are open. The system is working as hoped.
Larry Peck, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 7.9
Based on 17 answers
I give Netsuite [CRM] a value of 8 because it's very user friendly IF the user is properly trained and is dedicated to using the system as the administrator and company has intended. There are few items such as overall navigation that could be better but really that's splitting hairs as with any CRM, nothing's perfect.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Because SAP Business ByDesign allows us to improve our work, reduce the operational steps, implement audit controls, allows us found standard reports or it allows us to create new ones if you need more than the exists are enough for your work or your needs. Overall, SAP Business ByDesign allows us to standardize our operations, enhance our work, improve our skills, work over a web environment or mobile interface.
Henry Winchonlong | 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

SAP Business ByDesign

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

SAP Business ByDesign

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 6.7
Based on 31 answers
The high technical support is closer to a 9: they are very responsive and provide great examples for you to be able to replicate and resolve any scripting issue. The general support is about an 8: they address the issues relatively quickly and provide appropriate feedback although too often quoting NetSuite Support documents instead of providing relevant examples. For product enhancement issues it's a 5: very little feedback on when or whether they will happen.
Felix Garbuz | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The Business ByDesign support is stablished since you contract the service with SAP. SAP resolves according to the service level agreement. Currently, we continue with the service and we are using the support channels available. We are receiving the support. The SAP support gets an incident and after that, they contact us to resolve the incident, if necessary, they set the meeting to understand it or we explain the incident
Henry Winchonlong | 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

SAP Business ByDesign

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Online Training

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 7.8
Based on 9 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

SAP Business ByDesign

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Implementation Rating

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP 6.8
Based on 27 answers
Executive involvement is critical. Make sure you have a good handle on the metrics you would like to ultimately manage. Work as a team to document your business requirements. Whiteboard often. Understand NetSuite's best practice capabilities.

Have a central person identified to handle all report and analysis requests (ie - don't allow multiple people to create reports; have one person create reports and distribute them to decision makers via the NS dashboard or whatever form). Make sure you understand critical dates and develop the project plan accordingly
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I recommend implementing all workshops during the ERP selection that you need to know very well about the ERP software. It allows us to gather information to accurate the plan of the project implementation. Additionally, we must reach the high-level commitment to achieve the main goals, to define the RACI matrix and communicate to all project stakeholders.
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP Business ByDesign

ByDesign stacks up well against the competition. Companies that do multiple things are usually the best fit (manufacturing, distribution, and service). The more 'modules' used, the fewer competitors will be able to meet the company's needs. It is not inexpensive, but if the needs of the company have the complexity from either a global perspective and need localizations and foreign currency, or a volume perspective and need resources greater than what can be easily housed on-premise, ByDesign should be a top consideration.
Brandon Knight | 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

SAP Business ByDesign

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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

SAP Business ByDesign

  • Positive - Access to the real-time reporting allowing for faster decision making especially when fixed price projects are heading into an over budget position.
  • Positive - Complex KPI can now be tracked and as a consequence intensive plans can be made to capitalise on this level of reporting. Staff also have clear visibility over their own performance.
  • Negative - We are a bit on the small side at 30 employees for a ByD solution so it was relatively expensive for us. It would be a much better value preposition above 50 employees.
Rod Taubman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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