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NetSuite for Consultants

By : Peter Ries
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NetSuite for Consultants

By: Peter Ries

Overview of this book

NetSuite For Consultants takes a hands-on approach to help ERP and CRM consultants implement NetSuite quickly and efficiently, as well deepen their understanding of its implementation methodology. During the course of this book, you’ll get a clear picture of what NetSuite is, how it works, and how accounts, support, and updates work within its ecosystem. Understanding what a business needs is a critical first step toward completing any software product implementation, so you'll learn how to write business requirements by learning about the various departments, roles, and processes in the client's organization. Once you've developed a solid understanding of NetSuite and your client, you’ll be able to apply your knowledge to configure accounts and test everything with the users. You’ll also learn how to manage both functional and technical issues that arise post-implementation and handle them like a professional. By the end of this book, you'll have gained the necessary skills and knowledge to implement NetSuite for businesses and get things up and running in the shortest possible time.
Table of Contents (27 chapters)
Section 1: The NetSuite Ecosystem, including the Main Modules, Platform, and Related Features
Section 2: Understanding the Organization You Will Implement the Solution for
Section 3: Implementing an Organization in NetSuite
Section 4: Managing Gaps and Integrations
Appendix: My Answers to Self-Assessments

Chapter 2: Selecting and Applying an Implementation Methodology

In the previous chapter, we covered NetSuite, its many features and products, and ways you can extend it. Keep all of that in mind as we start applying project methodologies since you have to know the product well to implement it successfully.

Understanding implementation methods is a good first step on the path to performing implementations yourself. In this chapter, you'll understand why having a clearly defined implementation methodology is so important to both finishing a project successfully, and also completing the work on time.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • What is a methodology and why do we need one?
  • Selecting from many different approaches
  • Waterfall method
  • A more agile method
  • Adapting the methodology to each client

By the end of this chapter, you should have a solid idea of the method you will use to implement your clients on...