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March 30, 2017 Business Technologies

Battle of the Cloud-Based ERP Titans: NetSuite vs. Intacct

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By Sonja Fridell

The top leading cloud-based ERP platforms, NetSuite and Intacct, provide functionality more advanced than other accounting systems. Additionally, they both incorporate critical features to businesses that have complex organizational structures and multi-faceted reporting needs.

Not sure which cloud-based ERP is right for you?

Searching for an ERP system that meets the needs and goals of your business is not an easy task. We’re here to help. BrainSell is hosting a free webinar on NetSuite vs. Intacct on Thursday, April 6th at 2:00 PM EDT. Do you want to learn which cloud-based ERP platform will work for your business? Register below for the webinar!

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What are the similarities?

Both NetSuite and Intacct offer cloud-based platforms. This means that the data will be on a network of remote servers hosted on the internet that will store, manage, and process the data. In turn this will save you money because the cloud allows for less infrastructure onsite, so the day to day maintenance cost is lowered significantly. Additionally, the cloud increases the security of your data because the cloud service providers are exceeding industry needs and regulations. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your company’s data will be secure and ready when you need it. Furthermore, the cloud-based platforms will automatically upgrade your solution at no additional cost, so you’ll never be working with outdated technology. NetSuite and Intacct are both highly customizable and are focused on tailoring the cloud system to your company’s needs.

What are the differences?

The main difference between NetSuite and Intacct is philosophical. NetSuite is an all-in-one platform, meaning it has the capabilities of an ERP, CRM, and marketing automation as part of the platform. This all-in-one philosophy means that not only will your financial team need to choose NetSuite, but your sales team and marketing department will have to choose NetSuite as well. A single system provider may not be able to meet the needs of every department.

On the other hand, Intacct is strictly an ERP platform. It integrates with a wide range of other software applications, including popular CRM and ERP systems. Intacct’s “best of breed” philosophy means that you aren’t trying to fit your company into a one-size-fits-all tool. It also means that each department within your organization has the flexibility to choose the system that fits their needs.

Closing thoughts

NetSuite and Intacct platforms were built for modern business. With NetSuite’s commerce-ready ERP, they offer a business system that is customer-facing. It allows for customizations, it’s customer specific, and provides a perfect customer experience. NetSuite also provides business intelligence for free. With real-time analytics, users know what they should be doing and how they’re helping the business grow with reports and key performance indicators easily accessible.

Intacct gives your financial team full business visibility. It delivers timely management insights to help adjust and improve execution of your strategies. Intacct also has a flexible API that’s built for future integrations. Intacct also serves many verticals, including professional services, nonprofit, technology, manufacturing, distribution and much more.

The top cloud-based ERP competitors are NetSuite and Intacct, and in order for your business to succeed, you’ll need to invest in the system that fits your company best. For more information and to register for the webinar, please visit: NetSuite vs. Intacct

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Sonja Fridell

Sonja is very active in architecting CRM, ERP and marketing automation solutions for clients across North America. As an ex-journalist, she is adept at exploring a client’s needs and coming up with cutting edge, elegant solutions that fit, drive adoption, and create real results.

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