Because of NetSuite’s Software as a Service (or SAAS) model, you can easily add new features as you go.
So what’s the difference between NetSuite Modules and NetSuite Add Ons?
NetSuite’s greatest strength is in its massive partner ecosystem. You might have heard a number of terms mentioned online around NetSuite “add ons” or “add on modules” - there are many variations and this comes down to how different NetSuite partners choose to market their products.
However, NetSuite Add Ons will generally refer to partner products that have been created with a specific user need in mind. These can include everything from extensions for Google, such as GURUS’ own NetSuite Data Exporter, to more industry-specific add-ons from software vendors that work cohesively with NetSuite.
Here are some examples:
Avalara for Tax Management embeds itself within Netsuite forms
Blue Ridge’s Supply Chain Planning solutions will bi-directionally integrate,and exchange data with NetSuite
You can find a link to take a look at our recommended NetSuite add-on partners for both general purposes and industry-specific needs on our add-ons page.
The term add ons can also be a way to refer to ‘NetSuite friendly’ products that can be integrated like Salesforce CRM, Hubspot, Pardot, and so forth.
If you decide to look into add ons or adding new modules to NetSuite, I recommend discussing your project with a NetSuite Partner to ensure a seamless activation or integration.