Recently I was ordered to move a customer’s site to Volusion and to Netsuite templates system. So I had to study their template editing capabilities. And I must tell you this both template systems suck. But Netsuite was even worse. Don’t know anything about their order management software, just discussing their site advanced editing capabilities.
Both packages have advanced editing option, not good enough to produce a decent design and XHTML. You can’t edit whole HTML code of any given page on either. But overall on Volusion you may edit more things then on Netsuite. Let’s make it clear: on both systems you’ll not be able to edit everything you want either way.
On Volusion you can edit main template of the site inside their system, in your browser. So I was able to get rid of their tables, and to make divs as a frame. On Netsuite you”ll have a table for that. And you have an option to edit CSS file directly from i.e. Dreamweaver. Also you can put files to FTP from ftp software. But anyway you”ll have tables in pages contents that you can’t edit at all.
On Netsuite you must edit everything in your browser. And you can’t edit the main layout of the template. You can’t edit left navigation menu, which behaves very weird, and I had to put it static, to achieve a decent look. Not to say they have an option to edit left menu mainframe HTML, bit this option didn’t worked at all. My changes never showed on site. And I had things stacked and showing up on site long hours after I edited them.
Again, I can’t advice about their clients or order management systems, but for a site design customization they both can drive you mad, if you want to put there a normal design. Actually I hate them both. But Volusion was less pain.