NetSuite is targeting the manufacturing industry with an ERP edition aimed at discrete manufacturers.Key functionality includes multi-site planning and management, material requirements planning, production management, engineering change control, shop floor control and work-in-progress management.
Pricing for the discrete manufacturing capabilities starts at US$2,499 per month for a companywide module. NetSuite pricing of $99 per user per month also applies.
Netsuite is working with Rootstock Software, Netsuite is providing the marketing muscle branding for rootstocks manufacturing software, Rootstock’s MRP offering was built in 18 months using NetSuite’s NS-BOS platform. It’s also integrated with NetSuite’s OneWorld SaaS ERP suite.
NetSuite is hoping to entice manufacturing companies looking to move off their legacy systems, which may be difficult or expensive to maintain. But will be facing stiff competition from mid market ERP vendors such as Epicor, Lawson Software and Microsoft Dynamics.
What will be interesting is too see how quick Netsuite can add other industry vertical functionality using partner expertise to deliver industry specific functionality.