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"It's integrated into everything well so you can navigate and use it in a very simple way.""The user interface is very good.""The most valuable feature in NetSuite ERP is the user interface.""I would say that the solution is highly configurable.""The project management aspect and the timesheets are valuable, especially for ensuring that our milestone billings are automated properly. From a manufacturing perspective, it is more to do with the entire management of the inventory, the overall finance, consolidation of books of accounts, and managing the profit and loss in a more effective manner.""NetSuite ERP is good for a trading company that involves buying and selling.""I have found there to be many features, such as manufacturing, accounting, financials, inventory, and purchasing.""The most valuable feature is that it works according to how the Internet works."

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"The key modules that I find most valuable are material management (MM), financial accounting and controlling (FICO), and human resources (HR).""It is a very powerful, highly customizable tool.""In terms of its most valuable feature, I would say the finance module.""I like the user experience and usability of SAP Fiori, which is one of the main features that we are using.""I can verify and provide the overall financial aid report and also the management report.""I have found the most valuable features are the interface, which is very good for all users, and the database performance is good.""SAP S4HANA version 1909 is stable. We have not gone live with 2020 yet.""S4HANA is a completely integrated solution. It's an end-to-end ERP system with strong manufacturing and financial integration, which is not common among ERPs. And it's a solution that's driven by industry best practices."

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"What needs to be improved is the development in the other areas and other businesses that can use NetSuite.""The solution could be more stable.""It would be great if they offered localization for Central America.""If you do go through an implementor, you need to be careful that they are actual implementors and not just resellers.""There is a lot of room for improvement. Multiple manufacturing features need to be updated on NetSuite. More functionalities need to be added. I think there are a lot of functionalities coming out for warehouse management systems and manufacturing automation via advanced manufacturing functionalities. I think they need to improve a little more on those aspects and make it easier on the scheduling aspect.""In terms of the main improvement to NetSuite is the talent itself. It's grown so fast and there are about 25,000 companies running on it, and it's a relatively newer system compared to other competitors. It's growing so fast that the talent base in the partner organization (there's about 200 of them), is pretty thin.""Some of the features around the payroll and payroll taxes and management of that are lacking. We had to outsource some of that because we found that the functionality isn't there.""The solution is not user-friendly and it is complex to use."

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"The solution could be more user-friendly for regular users and developers.""SAP S4HANA is not suitable for all-size companies. If you have a small company there are better fit solutions for your needs.""In a feature release, they could improve by adding budgetary features.""Every year, when a new version is released, it comes with a very thick booklet of 300 or 400 pages and it is a little difficult to comprehend.""The theory-side of the solution needs to be improved.""Lacking in some customizations.""Thi solution can improve the Bill of Materials (BOM) and production planning.""The cost of the solution is quite high. It needs to be adjusted."

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"The price of the solution is quite high.""It is completely on a subscription basis. We pay yearly and, and you do not have to do anything on a monthly basis. Prices depend on the organization's scale and all those things, but they are doing a good job with the pricing.""There is an annual license required to use this solution.""When people buy ERP, it's a competitive situation and the pricing is paramount."

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"The price of the solution is on the higher side compared to others.""Licensing works on a subscription model for the cloud version and it's a one-time fee for the on-premises version.""The solution is expensive.""I have found the price of the solution is on the medium to the expensive side of the scale. There is a license for this solution and there are additional maintenance fees.""Though we are talking about a competitively priced model, the pricing could be more cost-effective.""The price of the solution is expensive.""In Nigeria, we have to consider currency conversion rates with the Euro and Dollar that impact the final cost. But I believe that it'll be cheaper in the cloud where SAP has to do the maintenance of the server and more in the long run.""The price of SAP S4HANA is reasonable."

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Top Answer: The project management aspect and the timesheets are valuable, especially for ensuring that our milestone billings are automated properly. From a manufacturing perspective, it is more to do with the… more »
Top Answer: It is completely on a subscription basis. We pay yearly and, and you do not have to do anything on a monthly basis. Prices depend on the organization's scale and all those things, but they are doing a… more »
Top Answer: There is a lot of room for improvement. Multiple manufacturing features need to be updated on NetSuite. More functionalities need to be added. I think there are a lot of functionalities coming out for… more »
Top Answer: SaP Business One is a complete solution for business management. The software applications are broad, ranging from accounting to project management and human resources. It is very versatile and… more »
Top Answer: SAP Business One vs. SAP S/4HANA Out of a total of 3,539 decision criteria spread across the eight sub-modules that form the comparison matrix, SAP S/4HANA offers noticeably better coverage of ERP… more »
Top Answer: While the solution contemplates a competitively priced model, its pricing could be cheaper.
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Global ERP NetSuite OneWorld Allows Companies to Manage Back Office Operations Globally AND Locally. NetSuite OneWorld addresses the complex multi-national and multi-company needs of mid-market organizations. Enable businesses to adjust for currency, taxation and legal compliance differences at the local level, with regional and global business consolidation and roll-up. Get unprecedented visibility of your business worldwide in real time, ensuring consistent, compliant management across the organization, locally and globally. NetSuite OneWorld can populate a single charts-of-accounts across subsidiaries, or use separate charts-of-accounts for each company with postings between subsidiaries such as expense allocation managed via inter-company journals. Local taxes are readily handled across subsidiaries with an embedded tax engine that allows for multiple tax schedules for everything from GST, to VAT, to consumption tax or general sales tax. Revenue recognition, local financial reporting and compliance are also built-in components. And OneWorld allows for global order management and sourcing with the ability to manage inventory and fulfillment across multiple locations with product items represented globally or on a per subsidiary basis.

SAP S/4HANA stands for SAP Suite 4 HANA. It is a next-generation integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is designed for businesses of all sizes, in all industries, that require deep and broad functionality combined with a high degree of flexibility. SAP S/4HANA was launched in 2015 and been adopted by more than 3,200 customers over a period of sixteen months. SAP S/4HANA is materially different from anything SAP has done before and represents the company’s biggest innovation since SAP R/3.

SAP S/4HANA is intended to provide a digital core for an organization. It is fully architected for the most advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and is designed on the most modern design principles with the SAP Fiori user experience to create a personalized and simple feel on users’ device of choice (tablet, laptop, mobile). SAP S/4HANA aims to simplify an organizations’ system landscape and reduce total cost of ownership by shrinking the data footprint while at the same time improving productivity levels in the form of higher throughput. S/4HANA can be deployed either on premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid combination for quick time-to-value. Timelines for cloud deployments average around six months.

SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive business innovation by connecting people, devices, and business networks in real time to support the development of new business models. It will also help accelerate the adoption of, and connection to, the Internet of Things and Big Data. SAP S/4HANA can analyze big data at unprecedented speed allowing users to access real-time information from anywhere, any way they’d like and thus help managers make truly insightful decisions. The simplified data model allows customers to reimagine their IT, helping to drive lower costs and deliver IT efficiency. This, coupled with the SAP S/4HANA prediction and simulation capabilities allow it to anticipate the impact of business outcomes. By doing all the above, SAP S/4HANA aims to provide ultimate sophistication in the simplest possible manner.

To learn more about SAP S/4HANA, visit http://go.sap.com/product/enterprise-management/s4hana-erp.html

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Sample Customers
2Pure, Accuvant, Actian, Adtegrity, Advantage Sign Supply, All-Safe Pool Safety Products, Alton Lane, AMC Liquidators
Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
Top Industries
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider17%
Educational Organization4%
Manufacturing Company21%
Construction Company14%
Marketing Services Firm7%
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider24%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise16%
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise44%
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about NetSuite ERP vs. SAP S4HANA and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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NetSuite ERP is ranked 1st in Cloud ERP with 8 reviews while SAP S4HANA is ranked 2nd in ERP with 27 reviews. NetSuite ERP is rated 7.8, while SAP S4HANA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of NetSuite ERP writes "Carries a broad range of applications, specifically in the field services area". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S4HANA writes "Complicated and robust, this suite delivers a total solution with rigorous and exhaustive planning ". NetSuite ERP is most compared with Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SAP S4HANA Cloud and SAP Business ByDesign, whereas SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

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