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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 framework

Let's perform a thought experiment in an effort to develop a framework to decide whether to use the suite or a best of breed which is integrated with NetSuite. If you are inclined to use best of breed systems. you need to  decide which modules should be replaced by the best of breed.

Let's take an analogy and pose this question: when buying a new computer, should I purchase Microsoft Office or use Google Docs instead? MS Office will cost me $500 whereas Google Docs is free.

We can look at the question from a different perspective: how can Microsoft justify charging $500 when a competing product is available for free?

The answer is that Word, Excel, and so on have much deeper functionalities than Google Docs, as we can see by just comparing the relative menu items for each product. In a sense, we could say that Google Docs is for the basic user whereas Office is for the power user.

So, which should we choose?

Well, if you're a power user then your extensive use may justify the cost...