NetSuite ERP vs. SAP S/4HANA Cloud

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
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a modular cloud ERP software designed for every business need – powered by AI and analytics. SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables users to run mission-critical operations in real time from anywhere, introduce new business models in an industry, and expand globally. It can be deployed either on premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid combination for quicker time-to-value.
$0
per month FUE users*
Pricing
NetSuite ERPSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Custom Pricing
per month FUE users*
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetSuite ERPSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
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.* FUE = Full user equivalent, which allows flexible customer choice among: 1 Advanced user, 3 Core-users, or 30 self-service users per FUE. Minimum purchase is 35 FUEs.
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Community Pulse
NetSuite ERPSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Considered Both Products
NetSuite ERP

No answer on this topic

SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Chose SAP S/4HANA Cloud
SAP S/4HANA Cloud has more standard inbuilt capabilities compared to other competitors like NetSuite ERP
Chose SAP S/4HANA Cloud
1. SAP S/4HANA is a long established enterprise software company.
2. It is also available as an on-premise solution and in the cloud.
3. Designed for mid-sized to large enterprises, especially those with complex business processes.
Chose SAP S/4HANA Cloud
it provides powerful reporting and analytics tools, offering real time insights for informed decision making.
Chose SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Netsuite was very flexible but SAP S/4HANA Cloud fit our business process more effectively.
Chose SAP S/4HANA Cloud
We have benefited from the in-memory application and high-speed processing. Also, real-time sales data and other reports are helping our executives.
Chose SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Concur Invoice is a very mediocre solution of AP automation as a complement to SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
Chose SAP S/4HANA Cloud
There are many pros and cons of Oracle NetSuite and SAP S/4HANA Cloud. SAP S/4HANA Cloud can be easily integrated with other systems like ARIBA Procurement and supply chain, Concur Expense and travel management, Vendor Invoice management, billing, and revenue innovation …
Chose SAP S/4HANA Cloud
In comparison, all features of the software are the same. All are cost-effective and produce high productivity. The best in SAP S/4HANA Cloud is their implementation and adding more features by doing modifications as per company need. Easy to integrate with other software.
Chose SAP S/4HANA Cloud
SAP S/4HANA Cloud has a lot of competitors in small, mid and large scale companies. But, it does stand out due to excellent features like Change Management, Flexibility to add new modules and an excellent reputation in ERP space.
Chose SAP S/4HANA Cloud
If a customer is currently an SAP S/4HANA Cloud customer, it is more difficult to move out due to customization. Others are mostly offered as SaaS.
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
NetSuite ERPSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
1.1
15 Ratings
147% below category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.8
249 Ratings
8% above category average
Pay calculation1.013 Ratings7.4209 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.010 Ratings7.3212 Ratings
Direct deposit files1.39 Ratings7.5210 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.2
74 Ratings
23% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.2
364 Ratings
1% below category average
API for custom integration9.264 Ratings7.2349 Ratings
Plug-ins9.747 Ratings7.2320 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.4
81 Ratings
16% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
8.3
419 Ratings
4% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.462 Ratings8.5392 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.480 Ratings8.0412 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.5
72 Ratings
30% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.4
423 Ratings
5% above category average
Dashboards9.571 Ratings7.2393 Ratings
Standard reports9.570 Ratings7.6417 Ratings
Custom reports9.570 Ratings7.3390 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.8
272 Ratings
3% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
8.3
417 Ratings
9% above category average
Accounts payable8.3266 Ratings8.1415 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.2246 Ratings8.0397 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.726 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.728 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.241 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.735 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.737 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
8.9
48 Ratings
13% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.9
363 Ratings
1% above category average
Inventory tracking9.947 Ratings8.1354 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.728 Ratings7.8309 Ratings
Location management9.435 Ratings7.0298 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.0
219 Ratings
15% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.9
379 Ratings
2% above category average
Pricing9.553 Ratings7.9359 Ratings
Order entry8.0215 Ratings8.5368 Ratings
Credit card processing8.737 Ratings7.323 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.148 Ratings8.1348 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.721 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
7.6
213 Ratings
3% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.3202 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management9.727 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management9.131 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.727 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close9.735 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
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
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 Compliance9.713 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
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
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
82% below category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
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
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
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
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Risk Repository3.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management1.911 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
3.1
17 Ratings
74% below category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization2.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management2.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management2.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management9.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management2.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
9.2
16 Ratings
21% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Production Process Design8.712 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.814 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management9.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution9.712 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
8.1
139 Ratings
13% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Forecasting8.317 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.4136 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring8.814 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
NetSuite ERP
3.9
13 Ratings
59% below category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Proposal Management2.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management3.29 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
NetSuite ERPSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(372 ratings)
8.5
(480 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(49 ratings)
8.9
(10 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(232 ratings)
8.1
(373 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(16 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(15 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(216 ratings)
8.4
(75 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.4
(10 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.4
(17 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
Configurability
8.7
(5 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(3 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(8 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
4.8
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
5.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetSuite ERPSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
NetSuite
If you are looking for customization and automation, NetSuite excels. It is really great for transactional accounting and business processes—reporting and visibility into your accounting and transactions are outstanding. However, I might not choose NetSuite if you run a business that uses process manufacturing or very complex products. It certainly would be able to handle it, but it is not ideally suited.
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SAP
SAP S/4HANA Cloud leverages an in-memory database, allowing for real-time data processing and analytics. This enables organizations to make informed decisions based on up-to-the-minute information S/4HANA Cloud integrates various business modules, including finance, procurement, sales, manufacturing, and supply chain. This integration facilitates seamless data flow across different functional areas
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Pros
NetSuite
  • Revenue recognition. We get information from Salesforce and we build the revenue recognition engine that I'm really pleased. We avoid a lot of manual work by doing this.
  • We send out invoices electronically from the system. We use it for the fixed asset now with the new lease opinion that we just adopted in January 2022. We leveraged technology, specifically the features in NetSuite to help us account for that.
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SAP
  • Complete production cycle, right from planning to final product manufacturing.
  • Keeping all documents in one place, with ability to upload important stuff against the particular entries.
  • Maintain trail of any changes made to data, validations at the right places and methodological working of each process
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Cons
NetSuite
  • Certain exports out of the system. There are some pages that you can export to Excel and some pages you can't, I don't know why. So it seems like it should be all functionalities there.
  • Some of the bank feeds have broken quite a bit and I'm not sure why. So we have to constantly go in there and readjust that on the reconciliation tab. I know that's new and robust and it's going well. It's more of taking out GL data instead of what's remaining in that account. As far as if I'm looking at a rec for a particular asset, I know there's GL data that goes through there. What I want to know is what's the balance in that account made up of as far as what's remaining there. So that's the kind of stuff I would buy with advice.
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SAP
  • The complex integration we have with ERPs make it difficult to move or upgrade to SAP S4 HANA. Reimplementing all integrations and not impact business is a challenge
  • Requires a lot of tedious testing so that no role or function is impacted
  • Very time consuming to implement or upgrade. For large corporations it would take years to slowly migrate to S4HANA
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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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SAP
The cost of SAP as an ERP is quite high and the switching costs associated with ERP systems are even higher. That being said moving from one ERP to another only happens once in a great while for large organizations. Those switching costs include retraining, IT hardware requirements, outside consultants and more
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Usability
NetSuite
As a user, it is a steep learning curve with little to no guidance. Oracle relies pretty much only on their massive documentation library and does very little to guide users in context. As an Administrator, it's frustrating that field naming is totally different depending on your context.
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SAP
Modern User Interface:
The system features a contemporary and visually appealing interface, promoting a more engaging user experience.
Role-Based Access:
Users access role-specific dashboards and functionalities, ensuring a personalized experience tailored to their responsibilities.
Intuitive Navigation:
Streamlined menus and navigation paths contribute to an intuitive user experience, reducing the learning curve for new users.
Responsive Design:
The platform is designed to be responsive across various devices, allowing users to access information and perform tasks on desktops, tablets, or mobile devices
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
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Support Rating
NetSuite
I would like to give 8 rating for NetSuite support and reason for that is below: Whenever we faced any technical or functional issues we tried to reach out to NEtSuite support but response was not immediate. We told them about the urgency of the issue but still we were not getting response on time. Then, we have to reach out to AE to get things resolved.
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SAP
The technical support received by the ITT design teams and OS implementation team has been very useful in ensuring that the SAP ERP is well-tailored to our company's specific needs and operations. This coupled with the training materials, business process maps, and concept demos (sand-box demos) makes adoption easy on end-users.
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
Implementation was as expected. We had minor issues with our Z* transactions, but nothing special. Some tables were extended and needed regeneration. Overall satisfactions is good.
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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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SAP
In our quest for an ERP solution, we evaluated alternatives such as Oracle ERP Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics 365. However, SAP S/4HANA Cloud's reputation for advanced analytics, scalability, and seamless integration with other SAP solutions made it the natural choice for our organization's digital journey.
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
  • Cost Savings and Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO):
  • While the initial implementation costs might be significant, the centralized data management and automation features can lead to cost savings over time. This might be achieved through reduced manual labor, better inventory control, optimized procurement processes, and streamlined operations, resulting in a lower TCO.
  • Better Visibility and Compliance:
  • The system's ability to offer comprehensive data visibility can enhance compliance efforts, mitigating risks and ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements. This can lead to reduced fines or penalties related to non-compliance issues.
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ScreenShots

NetSuite ERP Screenshots

Screenshot of one view into the most critical business processes.Screenshot of Netsuite's mobile-friendly design

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of the Order to Cash Dashboard - For the management of the order-to-cash process more efficiently across revenue streams and business models - including sales of physical and digital goods, services, subscriptions, projects, and bundles.Screenshot of Sales Management Overview - Helps ensure sales reps meet their goals with an overview of orders and key sales performance metrics, with status tracking for each order in real time for the early detection of potential issues.Screenshot of Purchasing Spend Dashboard - For weighing various aspects of purchasing spend through quick access to clear, complete, and real-time data, with less risk, and without opening different reports and transactions.Screenshot of Operational Supplier Evaluation - Provides a transparent overview of suppliers. Users can approve the most reliable vendors and get the right mix to serve business needs while reducing risk.Screenshot of Inventory Management - Provides visibility to manage supply chains, to mitigate risk, avoid unnecessary costs, maximize efficiency, and fulfill customer orders on time.Screenshot of Inventory Processing - Enables real-time supply chain visibility and provides meaningful metrics, with customizable dashboards and reports that display real-time inventory that track the status of inbound and outbound deliveries.