NetSuite for Small Business: Light vs Mid-Market Edition

Last Modified: February 3rd, 2022

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When considering NetSuite for your emerging SMB, it’s probable you will license NetSuite Small Business Pricing (also known as “NetSuite Limited Edition”) or NetSuite Mid-Market Edition. There is an Enterprise Edition however we’ll save that topic for another time.

The aim of this post is to help potential NetSuite customers understand the major differences between these two offerings both from a NetSuite features and a NetSuite price comparison.   

NetSuite Small Business Pricing (Limited Edition) and Mid-Market Edition from a technology standpoint are purely identical.  They share the same codebase, SuiteCloud platform, service level agreements, data centers, support, etc. They are virtually identical.

The main distinction really comes down to product positioning and pricing for company size.  Limited Edition is packaged and priced for small businesses and is only available to companies that require less than 10 full user licenses and have less than 50 employees.

Keep reading to learn more about NetSuite Small Business pricing for your fast growth company!

Light Edition Mid-Market Edition

Designed for single entity companies that have less than 50 employees and need less than 10 full user licenses.

Designed for companies that have either a) more than one legal entity and b) need more than 10 full user licenses.

Number of Users

Less than 10


Number Of Employees:

Less than 50


NetSuite Cost:



NetSuite ERP Base Feature Inclusions/ Comparison:
  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Credit Cards, ACH, EFT
  • Bank Management
  • Multi-Currency & Multi-Language
  • Item & Inventory Management
  • Project Management (limited capability)
  • Order Management
  • Purchasing
  • Employee Center (Time & Expense Management
Advanced Modules Available:
  • Advanced Inventory
  • Project Management
  • Resource Allocation
  • Job Costing
  • Work Orders Assemblies
  • SuitePeople Human Resources Management System (HRMS)
  • Premier Payroll Service
  • SuiteCommerce Standard
  • Fixed Assets
  • OneWorld
  • Advanced Financials
  • Advanced Revenue Management
  • Multi Book Accounting
  • SuiteBilling 
  • Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)
  • Inventory & Advanced Inventory
  • Advanced Procurement
  • Warehouse Management (WMS)
  • Work Orders Assemblies
  • WIP & Routing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Demand Planning
  • Project Management
  • Resource Allocation
  • Job Costing
  • OpenAir
  • SuitePeople (HCM)
  • Premier Payroll Service
  • SuiteCommerce Standard
  • SuiteCommerce Advanced
  • SuiteCommerce InStore
  • (POS)
  • Advanced Order Management
NetSuite Support

NetSuite Provides toll-free worldwide phone support 24/7 and online case submission

As you can see there are a lot of overlaps between the two fit-for-small business  editions of NetSuite, the Light, and NetSuite Mid-Market Edition. The light edition is a more straightforward option with its basic but essential features while the mid-market edition provides more user access and gives wider options for the advanced NetSuite modules. It’s important to know the key differences between each edition level to help you make an informed decision for your business.

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Serge is a Managing Partner and the head of sales and business development.

Published on: June 11, 2018