By Jamie Roberts
So you’ve decided it’s time to choose a new software solution for your business. In the second of our comparison series, we pit NetSuite against another big hitter, in a NetSuite vs Sage head to head.
Leading cloud solutions provider Nuage Networks states that NetSuite has continued to take customers and clients from their rivals Sage, but is this true? What can NetSuite offer and what does Sage allow a business to do which lets them be the front runner?
With many different ‘flavors’, Sage has software to help every business manage their accounting and financials, operations, payroll, payments, and people.
Firstly, we’ll look at their ERP systems and compare NetSuite ERP with Sage 100 2018. If you are looking for our CRM comparison, you can skip straight to this section.
So, let’s investigate the pros and cons of both systems, what features are on offer and how the price compares.
NetSuite ERP is a scalable cloud ERP solution that is a leader in its industry thanks to the combination of financial management operations and built-in business intelligence. Like other NetSuite products, you can tailor the package to your own needs, allowing you to work seamlessly with all the products in your productivity suite.
Formerly branded as Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200 and Sage 100 ERP, Sage 100 2018 is a system designed for small and midsize businesses who have annual revenue between one million and $100 million.
It is used across a range of products, meaning it’s a popular choice for manufacturing, distribution and services companies. It’s also suitable for those working with industrial supplies and services, building materials and electronics.
Unfortunately, there’s no set price available to discuss for NetSuite as it doesn’t publicly list their prices. If you require a quote, you must contact the company or a provider of the software directly. Doing this lets you discuss what you need, and they can then customize your product and provide a quote that suits your business needs.
Like its NetSuite counterpart, for Sage 100 you must contact the software provider for an exact quote. By offering to tailor their systems to the needs of the business, it’s not possible to give an accurate price, but it does start from $45 per month.
NetSuite ERP is broken down into eight categories, each with impressive features. They are:
|Billing management and invoicing||
|Inventory control and warehouse management||
|Purchasing and vendor management||
|Fixed asset management||
Sage 100 2018 has several benefits that stand it above Sage PFW ERP. It can be broken down into three modules, each with their own specialized features.
|Financials bundle and general platform||
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While it’s clear both NetSuite ERP and Sage 100 ERP have a host of features for a user to utilize, not all of them can benefit your business. Let’s take a look at the best and worst points of the software.
A customer relationship management system is an excellent tool for any business. It is therefore essential to choose the right one from the abundance of options you have out there. Here, we’ll compare NetSuite CRM+ with Sage CRM 2018.
The software is a robust system that offers a single cloud CRM solution that consists of Sales Force Automation (SFA), customer support and service, marketing automation, ecommerce and flexible customization.
It was first released in 2005 and helped to mark NetSuite’s shift towards becoming a comprehensive business solution provider.
Sage CRM 2018 offers a robust and comprehensive CRM platform. It can provide your business with the insights that help drive you forward. The solution provides your business with a platform that will help your marketing campaigns be more precise and targeted.
Like its ERP relative, you can’t track down a set cost for NetSuite CRM+ online. The only way you can find out how much the solution will cost you is by directly contacting NetSuite or a solution provider.
Similarly, it’s impossible to nail down a set price for Sage CRM 2018 by just looking online. To receive a quote, you must request one from the company so they can tailor their product to your specific needs.
NetSuite CRM+ has a lot of great features available split into four modules:
|Sales Force Automation (SFA)||
|E-commerce and flexible customization||
|Customer service and support||
Sage CRM has several key features:
With so much information to digest, it’s always best to ‘try before you buy’. Thankfully, you’re in luck. Both NetSuite and Sage offer a free trial of their product, so you can test out all the features and see which is best suited to your business.
However, NetSuite claims that if your business has outgrown your current version of Sage, then, instead of a fresh Sage implementation, you should switch to NetSuite as it’s proven to support a higher-growth in a business. So much so, NetSuite state that over 500 organizations of all sizes have already switched to their solution from Sage.
Entrepreneur Tobi Skovron agrees that NetSuite is a great solution for businesses. “What I really like and value about NetSuite is its centralization of all company activities,” says Skovron. “From ERP, CRM and even eCommerce all notes, history, billing, were all central and not bolted on with other products or providers.
“I like the all-in-one solution. Furthermore, our accountants were able to have their own login and complete monthly bookkeeping reports. Their pioneering backend support keeps businesses super lean as an organization and super fast on the front/consumer-facing side.”
Are you enjoying our battles of the software brands? Check out our NetSuite vs Microsoft Dynamics piece and make sure to keep an eye out for future head to heads.
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