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Acumatica Cloud ERP vs NetSuite:  Integrations

Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 03:48 PM / 0 Comments / in Acumatica vs. NetSuite, Acumatica integrations, netsuite integrations by Nancy Phillippi

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What is the difference between NetSuite and Acumatica's integrations? 

This topic has come up in every sales deal that has had an integration requirement and competing with NetSuite in an Acumatica sale.   NetSuite has integrations that are "out-of-the-box" with many different products using 3rd party Connectors.  This of course resonates with prospects and the impression is that since Acumatica doesn't have a bunch of Connectors that somehow it is inferior and harder to integrate.  This could not be farther from reality.  

Acumatica does not need Connectors that will continue to cost you  money year over year. Acumatica Cloud ERP can easily interconnect to other Industry Standardized Cloud Native applications using web services, including SOAP and REST.  The Acumatica xRP platform was and is developed in cloud-enabled Microsoft development tools (people conversant in Microsoft Visual Studio consistently tell us that they were able to develop business logic extension, integrations and even full applications, quickly with little or no training.  Ask your IT guru about this platform and approach).

NetSuite developed the user interface, business logic and NetLedger (now renamed Oracle NetSuite) in a proprietary language called SuiteScript. This propriety code language means that you have to use a developer or integrator that knows SuiteScript.   This code is basically JavaScript which is why there are so many pre-built integrations to NetSuite.  By the way, JavaScript is 25 years old.  Many former NetSuite customers claim that finding someone who knows SuiteScript is extremely difficult.   This explains why there are so many pre-built integrations! 

Acumatica Cloud ERP has integrations many business applications without the need for a 3rd party connector, including: Adobe, Amazon Alexa, Avalera, BigCommerce, Box, FedEx, HubSpot Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Office365, Microsoft Power BI, Salesforce.com, Shopify, Smartsheet, SPS Commerce, Tableau, TrueCommerce, UPS.   NONE of these integrations require a third party company to provide a “connector” application to broker the integration.

Acumatica Cloud ERP customers have full access to Acumatica Cloud ERP’s API, including the ability to use REST and SOAP to do “push” and “pull” integrations with other applications using web services. Their partners, or their own IT teams, have created these integrations quickly using industry standard methods.

The same third partner Connectors that NetSuite almost always HAS to use, CAN also be used with Acumatica Cloud ERP, they just aren’t usually needed.

So next time we compete with NetSuite I have even more FACTS about the reality of  integrations and the on-going costs.   If you are interested in a ERP solution that is on the Standardized Cloud Native platform, then reach out to Clients First.  800.331.8382 or email info@cfbs-us.com.

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