SAP Business One and Netsuite are leading solutions in the world of enterprise software suites. They were both developed in the late 1990s and are widely used worldwide. Both systems allow users to interact directly with a single data source and give a full consumer view from a single system.
However, many users are caught between choosing either SAP Business one or Netsuite. Generally, SAP Business One is preferred for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for a couple of reasons based on functionality.
Why Choose SAP Business One over Netsuite?
Sap Business One might have the edge over Netsuite as it gives you maximum control over your ERP. Some of its advantages include;
Maximum Control of your Business
SAP Business One is very versatile and has a system that accommodates different types of customized businesses. It provides solutions specific to your type of business, unlike Netsuite, whose structure is pretty detailed, and users have no choice but to adopt their working method. You can also decide when you want to upgrade your SAP Business One, unlike Netsuite, which dictates when users can do an upgrade.
Better Data Performance
With SAP Business One, you can access, analyze and optimize data anytime. The SAP-HANA allows you to do real-time data analysis to help inform critical business decisions. However, Netsuite requires you to make an additional payment to access and export a wide range of data.
SAP Business One makes it easy for deployment into different models like cloud, on-site, and hybrid. You can also add many other features to it as your business sprouts and grows with the help of an assigned SAP Business One local partner. On the other hand, Netsuite support is remote and international, not giving you personalized attention for your business.
Even though SAP Business One seems to have some advantages over Netsuite, Netsuite might still beat it in some areas.
SAP Business One also has:
- A great partner ecosystem
- Deployment flexibility, cloud, private cloud, on-premise
- Licensing: perpetual or subscription
- Tons of Add-ons using the SDK and integrations using the Service Layer
- Auditing change log that includes configuration controls.
- Over 80,000 customers!
Advantages of Netsuite
Integration with multiple systems
Netsuite offers a better integration process within the ISV ecosystem and is easy to integrate with other sources. Its integration management system is very robust and allows optimization of applications like CRM, Project Management, etc.
Convenient licensing payment plan
Unlike SAP Business One, which is sold one-off, Netsuite allows you to do your licensing based on a subscription service. Therefore, you can incorporate it ideally into your monthly business budget.
Accessible to use
Netsuite is straightforward to incorporate into various mobile applications making it easy to use. This is because it has only one version. However, the multiple versions of SAP Business One can make it more complicated to use on mobile applications.
Overall, both solutions are great and could help your business ERP system in multiple ways. They might have pros and cons, and one might do better than the other for a particular function. However, deciding which one to use will depend on your business objectives and short- and long-term plans.
Where does Consultare come in?
We will gladly work with all former Netsuite customers. Consultare is your go-to if customizations are needed or you did not receive the service you expected from Netsuite. SAP Business One has a great degree of standard integrations, either delivered natively by SAP or by third-party solutions with 50 localizations and 28 languages developed and maintained by SAP.
Contact us today to learn more.