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NetSuite ERP is a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based business management system that includes accounting and financial management, inventory and supply chain

netsuite versus great plains  NetSuite ERP is a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based business management system that includes accounting and financial management, inventory and supply chain order management, shipping and fulfillment, revenue recognition management, financial planning, human capital management, recurring revenue management, and financial analytics and reporting. NetSuite is built around a single customer record, so sales, support, accounting, shipping, and billing all use the same information for every

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NetSuite


Founded in 1998, NetSuite (NYSE: N) is a leading Web-based business management system with over 16,000 customers worldwide. NetSuite is designed to help fast-growing and midsized companies manage their business operations by using a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based system. NetSuite helps companies manage core business processes with a single, fully integrated system covering ERP/financials, CRM, ecommerce, inventory and more.   NetSuite is headquartered in San Mateo, California (USA), with offices in Centennial, Colorado (USA); Mississauga, Ontario (Canada); North Sydney (Australia); Maidenhead (UK); Tokyo (Japan); Makati City (Philippines); Singapore; and Hong Kong.

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PeopleSoft Revamps World for Its Mid-Market "Express" Conquest Part Three: Strengths


PeopleSoft's solutions within enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise portals, business intelligence (BI), and supplier relationship management (SRM) functionality provide a wide scope of features, and very few smaller vendors can provide tightly integrated applications of this magnitude under one umbrella.

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SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution


SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk. Learn how SaaS works, who the major vendors are, how SaaS can help your business grow, and how to find the SaaS solution that’s right for you. It’s all in this comprehensive SaaS Buyer’s Guide for Wholesale and Distribution from TEC and SupplyChainBrain.

From a business requirements perspective, the defining characteristic of wholesale and distribution (W&D) organizations is that they operate as intermediate agents between manufacturers and retailers. Their top business needs thus focus on requirements for:

  • processing high volumes of transactions,
  • maintaining constant communication between upstream and downstream collaborators (manufacturers and retailers/customers, respectively), and
  • managing products for multiple competitors within the same warehouse or distribution center

In this guide we will explore considerations for W&D organizations that are considering adoption of the SaaS delivery model, and examine the particular business issues that arise from this change.Specifically, we will address the following considerations:

  • the differences between SaaS and on-premise delivery models
  • SaaS architectures
  • SaaS pros, cons, and other considerations
  • selection criteria for SaaS-based applications
  • viable wholesale and distribution SaaS vendors

Later in this guide, we’ll provide examples of SaaS delivery model success stories, as well as a SaaS IT directory, segmented according to business area.


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Preface

Software as a Service: A Buyer’s Guide


Spotlight on Adaptability and Agility

Thought Leadership from SAP
SAP’s Perspective on Software as a Service

SAP Case Study
Johnson Products Capitalizing on New Sales after 30-day SAP Deployment


Spotlight on Manufacturing and Distribution

Thought Leadership from Epicor
SaaS ERP for Small Manufacturers and Distributors

TECSYS Case Study
LifeScience Logistics Achieves 99.97% Inventory Accuracy with TECYS’ EliteSeries for Healthcare


Spotlight on Growing Your Company with SaaS

Thought Leadership from NetSuite
The Benefits of a Business Management Software Suite for High-growth and Midsized Businesses: Overcoming the Barriers of Stand-alone Business Applications

NetSuite Case Study
Woodworking Machinery Maker Cuts Costs, Grows Efficiency with NetSuite

NetSuite Case Study
NetSuite Helps Manufacturer Take Advantage of Fast Market Growth


Spotlight on Distribution Centers

Thought Leadership from Bond International Software
Cloud Computing for Your Distribution Workforce

IBS Case Study
Konaflex Focuses on its Core Business with IBS Distribution Management Software


Vendor Directory


Download the full copy of the TEC 2010 SaaS Buyer’s Guide for wholesale and distribution.



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What Are the Differences between the SaaS and On-premise Delivery Models?



Defining the on-premise delivery model is relatively straightforward:

  • The software is acquired by the customer up-front.
  • The software is installed, deployed, managed, and maintained at the customer’s site, generally with a great degree of involvement by the customer.
  • The customer provides the in-house infrastructure (e.g., servers, hardware, networks) to support the software.


Defining the SaaS model is slightly more complex, since different SaaS vendors offer different definitions. We’ll explore these variations in more detail shortly, but for now we’ll note the following SaaS characteristics:

  • The software vendor provides customers with access to the software via the Internet.
  • The customer pays for this service on a subscription basis (normally per user, per month, or per number of transactions).
  • The vendor is responsible for maintenance, upgrades, and software support, as well as the supporting infrastructure.

The major difference between the on-premise and SaaS delivery model lies in the ownership of the software. In the on-premise model, once the software is purchased, the customer owns it. In the SaaS delivery model, the software is not owned by the customer: it is provided to the customer in the same manner as any other service.


Download the full copy of the TEC 2010 SaaS Buyer’s Guide for wholesale and distribution.

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Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part One: Event Summary


By adding nonprofit and public sector accounting capabilities to the forthcoming MBS Great Plains 8.0 release via acquiring a former independent software vendor (ISV) partner Encore Business Solutions, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) may find a way to counteract its archrival Best Software's superiority in the target market.

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Great Plains Unveils New E-Commerce Solution


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ERP Software Review: NetSuite ERP


This enterprise resource management (ERP) software review report examines the ERP software by NetSuite and its support for discrete manufacturing processes against known benchmarks. It assesses NetSuite ERP for ERP functionality and reviews the product’s support capacity with a focus on:

  • Financials
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  • Manufacturing Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • Quality Management
  • Sales Management

The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the ERP software based on a demonstration provided by NetSuite. The review identifies the features of NetSuite ERP that distinguishes it from other business process management solutions, including its customizable workflow system, its slice-and-dice analytics capabilities, and its report exporting tool which supports the intuitive conversion of documents across Word, PDF, or Excel formats. In this review, the analyst outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

NetSuite ERP achieved TEC certification status for its ERP software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the ERP software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of NetSuite ERP, a TEC analyst has assessed the ERP software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that NetSuite ERP is a strong discrete manufacturing system.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how NetSuite ERP can help businesses achieve their ERP objectives.

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NetSuite OpenAir PPM for PSA Certification Report


NetSuite OpenAir is now certified by TEC in the project portfolio management for professional services automation (PPM for PSA) software space.

To achieve TEC certification, NetSuite provided an extensive demonstration on the latest OpenAir version to TEC. During the first part of the product demonstration, NetSuite was asked to demonstrate OpenAir’s user interface, usability, customization, and underlying business platform support (including reporting, document management, and workflows). In the second part of the demonstration, NetSuite performed the live execution of a suite of real-world business process scenarios, covering project definition and management, enterprise portfolio management, resource management, time and expense management, and project accounting.

TEC Senior ERP Analyst Ted Rohm takes an in-depth look at NetSuite OpenAir in this report on the certification, including product history, product highlights, a comprehensive functionality review, business platform support, and more. Detailed functionality graphs comparing NetSuite OpenAir to competitor solutions are also included for seven major functionality areas for PPM for PSA solutions.

After a thorough analysis, TEC concludes that OpenAir provides all the key functionality needed by a professional services organization to support its business operations, including comprehensive project management, resource management, time and expense management, and project accounting functionality. In 2014, NetSuite OpenAir PSA received the CODiE Award for "Best Project Management Solution" from the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). Find out why in the full NetSuite OpenAir certification report, available now.

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NetSuite SRP—Catering to Both Service and Product Companies


At SuiteWorld 2014, NetSuite announced its new services resource planning (SRP) solution, which addresses all the needs of both services- and product- based businesses. Get all the details in P.J.'s fourth write-up from the conference.

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NetSuite Plays BPO


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