NetSuite ERP Competitors and Alternatives

Find out what your peers are saying about NetSuite ERP vs. SAP S4HANA Cloud and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Maggie Van Wyk
Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Aicrem Square
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Sep 4, 2020
User-friendly, flexible and easy to customize, and offers good support for different industries

What is our primary use case?

We are a consultancy and we use this solution to provide services for our customers. Over time, I have used JD Edwards for a variety of use cases. One of the very recent ones was converting from strong discrete costing to actual costing in a manufacturing setting. Some other examples are capital asset management and AP automation.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the user experience, where you can create your own queries, it sends you alerts, and it's very flexible."
  • "I would like to see the HR features enhanced with respect to localization for South Africa and other countries."

What other advice do I have?

Most of my experience is with on-premises deployments, although I have also worked in an environment where we hosted it on the cloud. If you have a cloud-based deployment then it's managed and maintained by the vendor, although you can still have your own customizations that are unique to the business. The vendor continuously improves this product, basing their changes according to the feedback provided by customers. At this point in time, it is difficult to asks for specific features because they're very compatible with any other system in the market. They are very strong in the…
Terry Jones
President at I2R, Inc.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Aug 1, 2020
This complete cloud-based business suite solution competes for the top spot among similar products

What is our primary use case?

The business suite that I have got the most experience with is SAP, but they are making that transition into S/4HANA. With S/4HANA, they got both an on-premise and a cloud-based solution, so you can buy it in the cloud on a subscription service or you can have it on-premise. On-premises allows you to manage your own site solution, which a lot of big companies might prefer to do. But then Microsoft Dynamics 365 is also a cloud-based solution that you pay a monthly subscription per person fee — or whatever arrangements you can work out. I think NetSuite is the same way. Unfortunately, I have not… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The guidance SAP offers for implementing the product is clear and the online resources are great."
  • "There have been some pain points in moving from SAP to S/4HANA, but the company seems to be staying on top of those issues."

What other advice do I have?

The advice that I would give to others looking into implementing the S/4HANA cloud is to prepare your organization on the front-end before you even go down the path of any ERP implementation. Get your organization right-minded in the beginning, then go down the path. You need buy-in and training. Companies talk about doing that, but they do not do that. That lack of follow-through is why they end up failing with their implementation. On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate the S/4HANA Cloud as a good, solid eight or nine. Choosing between the two, I…
Find out what your peers are saying about NetSuite ERP vs. SAP S4HANA Cloud and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,536 professionals have used our research since 2012.