NetSuite and Sage ERP X3 Solution Spotlight


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When researching the right ERP solution for your business, we know it can be challenging to get information that compares the solutions head to head. Join us to see how NetSuite and Sage ERP X3 match up in a variety of areas including technology, user interface, functionality, and more.

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NetSuite and Sage ERP X3 Solution Spotlight

  1. 1. March 11, 2014
  2. 2. Housekeeping Introductions The Modern ERP Landscape Solution Overview Common Strengths: NetSuite and X3 Differentiators: NetSuite and X3 Q&A Next Steps
  3. 3. Alicia Anderson Facilitator Marketing - Blytheco
  4. 4. Skip Hulme X3 Practice Leader, Blytheco Laguna Hills, CA Office 25 years of professional experience in application design and development, product management, and technology consulting Senior Product Manager for both Sage 500 and Sage ERP X3 at Sage North America Central role in developing the localized version of the X3 Standard Edition, including its Implementation Methodology and Kit.
  5. 5. Brian Sergio NetSuite Practice Leader, Blytheco Laguna Hills, CA Office 28 years of extensive business, technology, and management consulting experience, specializing in cloud-based solutions including NetSuite ERP and CRM systems. Broad industry experience leading business transformation initiatives in manufacturing, entertainment, high tech, software development, wholesale/distribution, government, health care, higher education, financial, and non-profit markets.
  6. 6. Capabilities based on technology improvements that help improve business performance Workflows and Collaboration Reporting Mobility Deployment options Available in newer solutions such as NetSuite and Sage ERP X3
  7. 7. Global Operations Growth/Scalability Automated Processes and Workflows Real-time insights into operations Deployment options and the cloud Specialized functionality
  8. 8. Are you starting to feel the “pain” of growth or are business changes causing you to rethink your current solution? We are feeling those pains. We are not feeling those pains now but we might in the future. No pain – just curious.
  9. 9. World’s most deployed cloud ERP suite Used by 20,000+ organizations Used across 150+ countries Enables 2.2M+ business users/quarter Fastest growing FMS/ERP company Top 10 Cloud Companies to Watch Founded 1998 Publicly traded on NYSE: “N” Offices in 12 countries 2000+ employees $415M annual revenue in 2013 (34% Growth) #1 Cloud ERP Suite Industry Recognition Background Performance Best Relationship Mgt. Best Business Software Best Cloud Platform Fastest Growing Top 10 FMS Vendor 3rd Year Running Best Financial Management
  10. 10. AfterBefore  Siloed information  Disparate processes  Limited visibility and access for decentralized employees  One version of data enterprise-wide  Streamlined, integrated processes  Complete visibility and insight into your company for all employees
  11. 11. Web Store Order Management Purchasing Inventory Financials CRM Marketing Support Business Intelligence
  12. 12. Web Portal Visual Processes Workflow & Alerts Business Intelligence Document Management MS Office Integration Search Engine Customer Service Manufacturing Accounting & Finance Sales PurchasingInventory Web-Native Choice of platforms Rich Functionality Enhanced Usability Highly personalizable Built to Extend X3 is modern, comprehensive and robust.
  13. 13. 25% 20% 14% 14% 13% 13% North America Customers Hard Goods Manufacturing Food & Beverage Chemicals Wholesale Distribution Life Sciences Other Global Presence  4000+ Customers  204,000+ Users  60 Countries Key Strengths  Breadth of Core Features  Flexibility to Adapt and Grow  Simplicity for Users  Cost Effective Design  Global Capabilities
  14. 14.  Event driven, rule based workflow engine.  Multi-level signature management.  E-mail notifications and response.
  15. 15.  On-screen guidance through standardized process flows.  One-click access to any function in the system.  Over 140 customizable templates provided out of the box.
  16. 16. Strong reporting and analytics Scalable and extendable Support for the global business Web deployment and mobility Workflows and Collaboration Customizable/configurable Supported by Blytheco
  17. 17. # Standard ERP Functionality NetSuite Sage X3 1 Accounting/Financials   2 CRM/SFA   3 Marketing Automation   4 Sales Order Management   5 Purchasing Management   6 Inventory Management   7 Ecommerce/Web Store   8 Customer Service/Support   9 Manufacturing   10 Process Manufacturing   11 Analytics/Business Intelligence   12 Reporting/Interactive Drilldown   13 Customer/Vendor/Employee Portals   14 Workflow Automation   15 Anytime/Anywhere Access  
  18. 18. # Core ERP Solution Differences NetSuite Sage X3 1 Platform Architecture Cloud-Based On-Premise/Private Cloud 2 Licensing Model Subscription Perpetual or Subscription 3 Infrastructure Included Customers provide/support infrastructure 4 Maintenance Included Optional after Year 1 5 Support Optional Included with M&S Plan 6 IT Management Included Provided by Local Resources 7 Implementation Time 3-6 Months 4-8 Months
  19. 19. Process Manufacturing Container Tracking for Overseas Procurement Customer Service
  20. 20.  Recipe/Formula Management  Advanced Unit of Measure Conversion  Lot/Serial/Expiration Tracking  Complete Forward and Backward Traceability  Quality Control  Audit Trails and Electronic Signatures
  21. 21.  Support Global Procurement  Track Floating Inventory • Containers • Vessels • Ports • Lead Times  Manage Landed Costs
  22. 22.  Flexible Search  Single Point of Control  Call, Task and Appointment Tracking
  23. 23. Advanced or specialized vertical needs or pains Choice of platform is important International expansion Manufacturing needs
  24. 24. Service Resource Planning (SRP) Project Dashboard Resource Allocation and Scheduling Project P&L and Job Costing
  25. 25. Project Dashboard Project Center Dynamic Project Gantt Chart Visual, Graphical Analysis Auto-updating of Dashboard & KPIs Up-to-Date Project Health Monitoring Customizable and Configurable
  26. 26. Resource Allocation and Scheduling Real-time/Dynamic Allocation Chart Organization/Team Collaboration Resource Skills Tracking & Info Intuitive Visual User Interface Drag-and-Drop Simplicity
  27. 27. Project P&L Project Budgeting Real-Time Visibility into Project Costs, Revenue, Margins, and Profitability. Project Job Costing and Reporting Time Tracking via Weekly Timesheet Mobile Timesheet and Expense Management with iPhone.
  28. 28. Anywhere, Anytime Access is a must Enterprise ERP + Lower TCO Enabling Faster Business Growth Operating a Global Business Better Competitive Agility Priority on business, not running IT
  29. 29. NetSuite and Sage X3 are Modern ERP solutions. They offer capabilities for today’s business needs. 80% of core functions are in both systems. Areas of differentiation provide CHOICE. Blytheco experts are here to help.
  30. 30. Get a no-charge 2-hour business discovery with our experts. Define the areas of challenges in your system. Get recommendations about your company’s roadmap for the future. Contact us at
  31. 31. Read about more must- haves of Modern ERP. Get the Top 10 Checklist. Questions? 800.425.9843, x 2500 or