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NetSuite ERP for Administrators

By : Anthony Bickof
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NetSuite ERP for Administrators

By: Anthony Bickof

Overview of this book

NetSuite ERP is a complete, scalable cloud ERP solution targeted at fast-growing, mid-sized businesses and large enterprises. It's the smartly executed combination of financial management operations and built-in business intelligence, which enables companies to make data-driven and well-informed decisions. This book will help administrators become expert enough to be seen as the NetSuite leader at their company and to be able to advise department heads on specific processes, and strategic decisions. We start with an overview of ERP and NetSuite ERP, before going on to explain the built-in features to show the breadth of NetSuite ERP's product and its ease of use. We then discuss business aspects, focusing on the most important processes in NetSuite. Then you'll understand the implementation aspects that are generic enough to cover all the features. The focus then shifts to specific skills that you will need to administer for any system, such as roles, permissions, customization, and data imports. Moving on, you'll learn how to centralize the creation of search templates and give users the tools to pivot the data and expose it to the user in useful ways, such as on the dashboard. The book ends with checklists providing actionable steps that you as an administrator can take to do your job and support the application through new releases and troubleshooting problems.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

The suite versus best of breed

In a sense, this conundrum is an argument between breadth and depth. Do we want a system that has great of breadth in that it automates many different processes spanning the entire company? Alternatively, do we need the depth of best of breed products, which have the deepest functionalities in their respective specialties?

The suite

The NetSuite value proposition is that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. As we have seen, consolidating everything into one system provides a number of unique benefits.

The benefit of the suite is not just that we can execute sales operations, marketing, fulfillment and receiving, invoicing, payment, processing, and so on in one convenient system. The system relates all of these activities to the individual customers and vendors that we interact with. We can, therefore, get the proverbial 360-degree view of the customer, including sales operations, marketing, fulfillment and receiving, invoicing, and payment processing...