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Manufacturing Software Profiles

Oracle NETSUITE Oracle NETSUITE

NetSuite, Inc. has been well known for its cloud-based financial accounting and ERP software solutions for a number of years, especially for its support of light manufacturing with assembly-to-stock or order of single-level bills of materials (AKA kit). In 2010, NetSuite began to beef up its manufacturing software offerings. Today, the company’s NetSuite Manufacturing Edition, which is a cloud-based ERP/financial suite for manufacturers, supports light manufacturing as well as more complex operations.

Netsuite Manufacturing: Three Editions

To cover a wide range of manufacturing environments, NetSuite currently offers three variations of its NetSuite Manufacturing Edition: Light, Standard and Advanced manufacturing. NetSuite Manufacturing Edition can handle multi-level bills of materials and demand planning for more repetitive type operations. This ERP software solution can also support recipe-based process manufacturers that produce in batches and discrete manufacturing. NetSuite Manufacturing Edition is not really suitable for engineer-to-order or configure to order manufacturing unless it is a very small part of the overall operation. NetSuite is an award-winning company that was founded in 1998, is headquartered in San Mateo, CA and employs more than 1,000 people. The company has nine offices located throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Product Information

PRODUCT NAME
Netsuite Manufacturing
CURRENT VERSION
SaaS - always current
CLOUD MODE
True Cloud
NUMBER OF INSTALLATIONS
1,000+
PRICING
$499/month base price

Mode Suitability

MAKE TO STOCK / REPETITIVE
Yes
MAKE TO ORDER / CTO
Third Party Config
RECIPE BATCH
Yes
CONTINOUS PROCESS
No
MIXED MODE (Stock/Custom)
Limited
ENGINEER TO ORDER
Limited
ASSEMBLE TO ORDER
Yes

Industry Suitability

AEROSPACE
Yes
ELECTRONICS
Limited
FOOD & BEVERAGE
No
MEDICAL DEVICES
Yes
MRO (Maintenance/Repair)
Yes

Professional Services

DESIGN / BUILD TO CONTRACT
No

Product Highlights

  NetSuite offers a full suite of ERP software applications for financial management, inventory management, warehouse management, order management, customer relationship management (CRM) and ecommerce.
  While Netsuite technology for cloud is exceptionally good, as a manufacturing solution it is considered a “work in progress”
  Netsuite buyers often will need significant custom changes to meet requirements.

CTSGuides President, Sheldon Needle, has provided thousands of manufacturers with guidance on selecting the right software solution since 1990. Recommendations are based on technology, size, budget, operational priorities and staff skills.

CTSGuides also offers a Virtual Consulting service staffed by world class ERP experts to lead you through a comprehensive step-by-step evaluation and selection.

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