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NetSuite, Inc. (Headquarters)

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Phone: (650) 627-1000Fax: (650) 627-10012955 Campus Dr Ste 100, San MateoCA 94403-2539

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This company specializes in on-demand, integrated business management software - in a single hosted system, including: customer relationship management (CRM); order fulfillment; inventory; accounting and finance, product assembly; ecommerce; Web site management; and employee productivity.

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A BBB Accredited Business since 07/06/2004

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised NetSuite, Inc.'s rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 4 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

4 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues1
Billing / Collection Issues1
Problems with Product / Service2
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 4

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on NetSuite, Inc.

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Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (4)BBB Closure Definitions
08/26/2014Advertising / Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Netsuite won't allow cancellation of an additional module I purchased in 2 days. Their information on HELP is misleading for this purchase.
I am currently a Netsuite client and user. On 7/16/2014 I purchased an additional module from Netsuite. This module is called "Advanced Financials Module". The purpose for me to buy this module is to have revenue recognition and expense amortization those two features, but later I realized that this module doesn't include "Revenue Recognition" this feature and is another module I need to purchase. On Netsuite's HELP, if you search "Amortization" you will see the results showing "Revenue recognition and expense amortization" listed together. It is a misleading information even my rep agreed with me. On 7/21/2014, I wrote an e-mail to let my rep know that I would like to cancel this purchase because this module couldn't fit my need, but my rep told me that Netsuite doesn't want to let me cancel it but would like to give me discount if I can purchase another module "Revenue Recognition". I don't think this is a right way to treat their loyal customer (I have been using Netsuite for 5 years). I made cancellation request in 2 business days after I signed the contract. I realized this contract can't be cancelled, but the HELP on Netsuite is misleading me to believe this "Advanced Financial Module" includes revenue recognition and expense amortization. I didn't wait for a week or a month to make this cancellation request but in 2 business days. The HELP information doesn't mention the functions are in separate module.

Netsuite is a public trade company and I don't believe this is the way they should treat their customer. I am asking BBB to get involved and I am filing complaint to state of California and state of Texas. I would like to see Netsuite can do the right thing to keep their customer satisfied.

Desired Settlement
Either Netsuite can refund my payment or include "revenue recognition" to advance financial module for free.

Business Response
Senior management will investigate this customer's concerns immediately and work quickly to resolution with them. More details to come as we track this down internally.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
**** ******
VP, Marketing for NetSuite

09/04/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

We purchased a planning product that we were able to get to work. Netsuite did not provide timely service level so we were unable to use the product.
******* distribution purchased an add on planning software, Adaptive Planning from ****** our ******provider in September 2012. The purcpose of buying this software was to creative ******s 2013 budgets.

We paid for Adaptive Planning in September 2013, weopted not to spend an *extra* $10k for "implementation" since they had step by step instructions. We believed we needed its multi-scenario budgeting capabilities vs NetSuite's standard budget functionality . We committed to use software that we were told worked with NetSuite. We were given instructions and support on how to make it work with NetSuite. It didn't work with NetSuite. They didn't say "it won't work unless you pay for implementation." Our IT department spent 2+ months trying to get it to work, and neither Netsuite or Adaptive Planning support was able to help us get it to work. We then paid for "training" - I believe 30% off $2k, after which we still couldn't get it to work. On 12/10 we decided to get stop wasting our resources trying to get the soft ware to work and ask for a refund. Netsuite has refused.
We filed 5 separate cases with Netsuite support center to get our issues resolved and they took weeks to respond.

We paid $13,000.
Our sales rep is:
Account Manager: ******
Phone: *****
Email: ******

THe sales person who sold us the software is:
******, NetSuite Finanical Planning Sales

Desired Settlement
We would like a full refund of the money paid.

Business' Initial Response
* ****** is an important NetSuite customer who is using the bulk of our services successfully for their back office operations such as financials, order management, inventory management, warehouse management and more
* We had recommended implementation and training services to nuCourse up-front to ensure a smooth path to usage of the Financial Planning module (*******), which they purchased from us as an add-on to their core NetSuite service in September 2012, however they unfortunately initially declined this recommendation
* We then made good faith efforts to resolve issues and get this particular Financial Planning module (*******) working for them and they did eventually attend a training session on the module but apparently were not able to get the usage they were expecting from it
* They did make an initial request to us for a refund in March 2013 but as they had had access to the planning solution for some time, we had to decline their initial request and we had not heard from them on this topic since then, despite many other positive interactions with our account management team
* As a result, we did not realize this was still a remaining issue for them
* Upon learning of their remaining concerns regarding the Financial Planning module, we have reached out and are working actively to reach an agreement directly with them to address the request for credit / refund
* We fully expect they will be withdrawing this complaint voluntarily within the next few days (if they have not done so already)

Consumer's Final Response
(The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.)
I would like to withdraw the complaint.

07/15/2014Problems with Product / Service
09/16/2013Billing / Collection Issues

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: 04/20/2004Business started: 02/02/1998
Type of Entity


Incorporated: November 2007, DE

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Zach Nelson (President & CEO)Mr. Jim McGeever (COO)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Computers Hardware, Software & Services

Alternate Business Names
McGeever, Jim

Map & Directions

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Address for NetSuite, Inc.

2955 Campus Dr Ste 100

San Mateo, CA 94403-2539

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2 Locations

  • 2955 Campus Dr Ste 100 

    San Mateo, CA 94403-2539

  • 8000 S. Chester Street 

    Centennial, CO 80112(303) 600-3800

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