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Intacct vs NetSuite: Ultimate Comparison Guide

NetSuite and Intacct happen to be the most popular cloud-based accounting & ERP solutions available in the marketplace today, particularly in the SMB space.  Both solutions provide subscription based, feature rich capabilities for growing companies just coming off of QuickBooks or a legacy on-premise solutions.  

This comprehensive "Intacct vs NetSuite Comparison Guide" is designed to help you determine which solution is best for your growthing business across a myriad of categories.

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Intacct vs NetSuite Overview:

Both Intacct and NetSuite offer cloud-based financial management software designed to help companies run their businesses. The "cloud" deployment model means users have access to all their data, all the time, from any device. Additionally, your data is secure, encrypted and always backed up to protect against theft and loss. Both NetSuite and Intacct provide deep functionality not found with entry-level accounting systems such as QuickBooks or Xero therefore its best suited for fast growth companies pushing the limits of their initial accounting software investment.

How is NetSuite and Intacct different...

Intacct focuses exclusively on financial management and positions itself as a “best of breed” financial solution, NetSuite on the other hand offers a suite of applications that spans well beyond the needs of  accounting such as: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Capital Management (HCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), E-Commerce, Point of Sale (POS), Inventory and Warehouse Management (WMS) and more.

Furthermore, Intacct primarily positions itself towards the lower end of the SMB spectrum whereas NetSuite has the customers and industry recognition to prove its ability to scale, being able to serve the needs of both small companies and global billion dollar enterprises.  

Do you desire a complete business software suite that can have a transformative effect your company? Or do you prefer an accounting software solution designed to just meet the day to day needs of your accounting team?

To help you uncover which one may suit your business best, we've produced this a side-by-side comparison guide below:



 

Intacct vs NetSuite: Company Profiles

Overview:
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Sage Intacct is a cloud based financial management solutions helping CFOs access integrated management and financial reports across different business entities in a matter of minutes. It is the preferred financial management product by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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NetSuite ERP is a complete cloud ERP solution, which automates front and back-office processes like financial management, revenue management, fixed assets, order management, billing, and inventory management and more. With NetSuite ERP, companies can scale their businesses as they grow and streamline mission-critical processes.


Years In Business:

19

20


Customers:

~11,000

~40,000


Target Industries:
  • Accounting Firms
  • Financial Services
  • Franchise
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Nonprofits
  • Services
  • Software and SaaS
  • Wholesale Distribution
  • Retail
  • Ecommerce
  • Financials Services
  • Advertising,
  • Media & Publishing
  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences
  • Energy
  • Education
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Nonprofits
  • Social Venture
  • Services
  • Software and SaaS
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Distribution

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Intacct vs NetSuite: Feature Comparison

Financial Management:
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  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • General Ledger
  • Multi-Currency
  • Fixed Assets
  • Multi-Company & Consolidation*
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Subscription Billing
  • Forecasting & Budgeting
*limited capabilities around globalization and localization
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  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • General Ledger
  • Multi-Currency
  • Fixed Assets
  • Multi-Company & Consolidation
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Subscription Billing
  • Forecasting & Budgeting
  • Financial Planning & Analysis

Supply Chain Management:
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  • Order Management
  • Procurement
  • Inventory Management
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  • Order Management
  • Production Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Procurement
  • Warehouse & Fulfillment
  • Demand Planning
  • WIP & Routing
  • Work Orders & Assemblies
  • Shop Floor Control & BOM Maintenance

Human Capital Management:
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  • No Capabilities
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  • Human Resources Management
  • Payroll

E-commerce & Retail:
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  • No Capabilities
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  • Point of Sale
  • E-commerce
  • Order & Inventory Mgt
  • Product Content Mgt
  • E-commerce Marketing Automation

Professional Service Automation:
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  • Project Management
  • Resource Management
  • Time sheet Management
  • Expense Management
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  • Project Management
  • Resource Management
  • Time sheet Management
  • Expense Management

Intacct vs NetSuite Software Demo:
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NetSuite vs Intacct Pricing:

Pricing Info:
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  • Base application starts at $425 per month.
  • User Licenses $210 per month.
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Contract Term:

Intacct requires a year-long contract; renewed annually.

NetSuite requires a year-long contract; renewed annually.


Upfront Cost:

Additional fees apply for professional services such as implementation, integration, customizations, data migration and support.

Additional fees apply for professional services such as implementation, integration, customizations, data migration and support.


Recurring Cost:

Annual recurring fees for the software subscription and possible integration fees (e.g. Salesforce CRM)

Annual recurring fees for the software subscription.


How to License:

Direct or through Partner

Direct or through Partner

 

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Intacct vs NetSuite Reviews:

Software Advice:
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  • 4 Stars 225 Reviews
  • Recommend by 81% of users
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  • 4 Stars 91 Reviews
  • Recommended by 78% of users


Gartner:

Magic Quadrant Visionary for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises

Magic Quadrant Leader for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises


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Intacct vs NetSuite Support:

Tech Support:
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Available during regular business hours

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24/7 toll-free worldwide phone support available


End User Training:

Live and/or online training available by Intacct training department and by partners.

Live and/or online training available by NetSuite training department and by partners.


Online Support:

Intacct recently announced the launch of the Intacct community for user collaboration.

NetSuite has extensive knowledge base (SuiteAnswers) available to all users as well as online user group.


User Groups:

Dozens of local user groups across the United States.

Dozens of local user groups across the United States.


Final Thoughts...

As you can see there's many similarities and differences between Intacct and NetSuite. Generally speaking NetSuite is going to provide broader capabilities over Intacct at a compelling price point.

If you're simply looking for a next level accounting solution to replace QuickBooks at a super low price point, Intacct could be a good fit. However if you require a proven, complete business solution that can scale with your ambitions its probable NetSuite is going to be the right choice for your business.

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