NetSuite is a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service business software solutions. NetSuite’s application for wholesale and distribution is one of the premiere web-based solutions that can assist mid-sized, fast-growing distributors at gaining a competitive edge against competitors by offering an integrated ERP, inventory, e-commerce, accounting, fulfillment, and CRM solution.
What we like about NetSuite is it offers functionality to assist in both execution and planning to help distributors improve their practices. This allows users to make decisions and continue improvement in the future. Because the system is SaaS-based, it is highly scalable and can grow organically with users’ businesses.
NetSuite Distribution is truly a fully-integrated software suite and has modules for all the business activities of distributors. This means accounting and inventory management is both organized and accurate and is integrated with CRM, customer self-service, order processing, and e-commerce functionality. To help users make sense of this data, NetSuite provides various dashboards to help specific users organize the exact information they need to make quick decisions.This integration and information presentation results in a powerful tool that distributors can use to make accurate demand, expense, and sales decisions.
In addition to better providing more pertinent information, NetSuite assists distributors by automating processes. This is extremely helpful, especially for more advanced operations that may operate multiple locations and have multiple levels of inventory complexity. This allows users to spend more time analyzing their results instead of manually inputting data.
NetSuite is also a great distribution system for users that want to reduce IT complexity or currently operate on a minimalist IT approach. Because the system is a fully-integrated suite, IT can focus on business growth instead of technical integration difficulties. And when technical issues do arise, NetSuite provides support to help users focus on their businesses.
Brian from Midwest Foods
Specialty: Food & beverage
Employees number: 51 to 100 employees
I like the comprehensive pricing options that are available throughout the platform. The csv. import feature saves time and allows for thousands of item pricing changes within an hour.
There are an array of features which make it necessary for longer training periods. After using the system for a year I have still yet to scratch the surface of platform functionality.
It is definitely a valuable system for a company with massive inventory. Make sure the costly price is right for your business.
Kevin from National Energy & Light, Inc.
Specialty: Other goods
Employees number: 11 to 20 employees
This product really truly impressed me with the incredible amount of features and its versatility for multiple applications. This product is useful for most any business as it includes capabilities that are suitable to meet the demands of most business models.
Although you have a vast amount of applicable uses for this product, it is a strength as well as a downfall. There are a lot of features that you will never use!! Also, the interface is filled with stuff that you may never need and therefore is incredibly busy on most of your screens. The learning curve for this product is INSANE and every time they come out with a new update, which is twice a year, the software has more and more issues!
This product is incredibly expensive but it is a massive software. It covers the needs of a super wide range of businesses which is great but you are also bogged down with extras that you will never use. This product would be great for a giant company but for the regular old mom and pop companies its probably not a good fit!
Jan from Fonality
Specialty: 3rd Party Logistics
Employees number: 51 to 100 employees
Netsuite in our warehouse is very helpful . we use this to control inventory and ship. Very helpful software.
Sometimes it is complicated to make it work with UPs software.
Definitely make use with what the software is capable to do. You can create a lot such as reports and inventory control.
Daniel from Fonality Inc.
Specialty: Other goods
Employees number: 101 to 500 employees
Looks and feels like SAP, at the fraction of the cost.
I continuously need to change my password a few times a year it seems. Gets hard to keep track of, and my mobile will sometimes not accept my new password.
If you are looking for something you can use in the office or remotely, this is a great product.
Michael from Newsound Hearing
Specialty: Medical equipment & supplies
Employees number: 1 employee
It's well-designed in the sense of appearance and functions available. It works great for maintaining inventory counts.
It's not at all user-friendly. It doesn't flow, nor is it intuitive with multi-step processes. It's also difficult to track what has been done previously.
Assess your needs in regard to how frequently you will need to be completing multi-step processes.
Stephen from POS Supply Solutions
Date: August 2011
POS Supply Solutions is a wholesale distributor of point of sale & transaction supplies. We have been using NetSuite for close to 5 years. Prior to NetSuite, we used a cluster of disparate applications including: QuickBooks Enterprise, ACT, Miva Merchant, MS:Excel, ShipGear and other applications.
We did an 8 week quick start implementation and used NetSuite professional services for ERP & CRM and used GProxy for eCommerce. The implementation was very time-consuming and challenging considering we implemented ERP, CRM and eCommerce. NetSuite's professional services team was helpful and provided the needed consultation and support.
POS Supply Solutions has benefited greatly from NetSuite. We now have complete front to back integration with a 360 degree view of our customers. Our IT spend has been reduced over 50% as we operating in the cloud and do not have to worry about software upgrades or integration between applications. NetSuite allows us to be more productive and efficient which helps us to provide better service to our customers.