NetSuite CRM+ is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solution for small and midsize organizations. NetSuite caters to thousands of customers across a wide range of industries including wholesale distribution, manufacturing, media/publishing and retail.
NetSuite CRM+ offers sales force automation, e-commerce, customer data management, partner relationship management, marketing analytics and more. The NetSuite for iPhone application extends the functionality of the software to the mobile device.
The analytics functionality is able to integrate back-office metrics and data with front-office operations to provide upper management with a complete view of their organization. NetSuite CRM+ architecture and platform allows organizations to personalize and customize the solution according to their business requirements.
NetSuite CRM+ offers software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment. The solution operates on a multi-tenant architecture and all information is stored in a secure data center. NetSuite also offers an application development platform known as the NetSuite Business Operating Platform (NS-BOS) that provides tools and resources for developers to plan, build and deploy industry-specific customizations and applications.
Alfredo G. Branche: Telekommunikation Mitarbeiteranzahl: 201-500 Mitarbeiter
Thinking about business, data and time, all are gold to take decisions, to know what is business and what’s not, NetSuite CRM let you to capture all the data inside their modules, to see the real cost of the business to develop and the budget necessary to launch each project, once you know this you can have the decisions on your hands, or real approximately cost, Netsuite CRM can integrate all real ongoing operations, within several departments (Sales Force, Inventory and Supply departments, Infrastructure ). With this tool you could have the accurate information of work needed on to start something, the integration of all the departments of the company inside this tool could make you run faster through your daily operation. All departments have their place in this party, all departments are important to make your business grow. With this you just have to worry about the process, to make this happen.
The integration with several departments is very efficient, when you are handling projects inside a projectized enterprise, you need to integrate several departments with many people involved, with this tool, you can organize the work, to fill in each part the parth whom it concern to each one of the team.
In our case (operations department), we use the Location cost Module, and it is a very efficient module for us, we capture all the data collected on our site survey, and the module tell us, the cost, and all the infrastructure needed to build the project, and if something are missing in our stock, logistics and materials can be awarded of the material needed to buy, all by the same system; After this step, all the information is delivered to Sales Force to make the negotiation, and then make the things happens.
Sometimes, you have to take your time to into the needs of the projects to have the accurate information that you need. Sometimes, this process could be annoying, but it's worth it, you will save so much time and headache pills after all of this. And remember this system is very flexible.
Sometimes another cons for this tool is the speed, it runs slow, even when you have a high speed internet connection, so don´t be anxious or desperate when you are working on this tool.
Steve P. Branche: Krankenhausversorgung & Gesundheitswesen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 201-500 Mitarbeiter
As an administrator, implementation of the CRM portion of NetSuite was relatively painless in comparison to the overall project's scope. It can do sales territories, automatic assignment based on geographic locations and other factors (or round robin if you don't do that). It can do sales teams, it can do multi-split customer contributions. It's very granular, and can do a lot of specific things in regards to marketing avenues and tracking leads/prospects/etc.
However, the product could use a lot of love in regards to promo codes/marketing.
First, its email marketing interface could use an absolute TON of work. If they could make it more like something like Mailchimp, rather than having to use full-out HTML code (and uploading photos elsewhere) it would be far more useful. As it stands now, it's archaic in comparison to marketing-focused platforms. We would use it a lot more if it didn't require so much work for each campaign.
The promo code interface could also use more work, or more options at least. Why, for example, do we have a limitation in regards to "BOGO"? I can certainly do a "buy 3, get 1 free" promo code. But what can't I do a "buy 5, get 2 free"? It only lets me select 1 free product. I should be able to do this like most other systems. Why do I have to make 5 promo codes for 5 product variations (i.e. if the customer wants a blue glove, we have to create a get blue free promo code. If they want a green glove free, we have to create a separate promo code). This needlessly results in dozens of promo codes per flyer. And unfortunately there is no "add multiple" promo code on a sales order, which makes it much slower for our sales team to add the codes. With a bit of love, this can be drastically improved experience for our end users/sales reps and customers.
Timothy Y. Branche: Essen & Trinken Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Generally fast, user-friendly and well-supported. Versatile and has functionality for everything imaginable, if one has the knowledge or time to learn how to e.g. write SQL.
Highly customizable, web-based, allowed for different roles and accessibility, reporting and scheduling capabilities were a huge factor.
It can be very challenging to create advanced reports or searches
Initial cost and on going costs are comparatively speaking very low. You can normally get away with having a first year cost of around $150-$300k depending on products and company size +/- additional pro services or 3rd party implementation teams. Additionally, the customization ability allows a good admin and dev team with proper business acumen to really create a system that reflects the current processes within the organization.
Ease of customization and relative complexity of permissions can lead to users having more power than they should and accidentally or purposefully creating or changing forms and database components. Additionally pro services can be less than knowledgeable and may lead users down canned or bad practices.
At the end of the day any ERP is only as strong as the process that derive the data being entered into it. That being said it will require a hard look into the organization which usually leads to re-structuring or firming up the current SOP. I would recommend really identifying all the current pitfalls in the SOP, see how they work in the ERP, and then design on that. Along with that I would pre-define success metrics and you can quantify as buy-in milestones to check on the health of the organization. Usually the kiss of death with NetSuite or and enterprise level software is ambiguity.
Luyan L. Branche: Pharmazeutika Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
We use NetSuite CRM+ for accounting functions and budgeting. The budget module is primitive though. The accounting system especially inventory module is good.
Ease of use. It's very intuitive so a new learner can grasp the functions quite fast.
A number of times the software is down as it is in the cloud, and the server hosting the software has issues, causing loss of productivity for hours. This affect multiple companies that are hosted on that server.