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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

Selecting from the many approaches

If you talk to a group of NetSuite partners and consultants, you will find that they each advertise their own somewhat unique methodology for getting clients up and running on NetSuite. They will each assure you that their approach is the one you need and that it nearly guarantees success, but please take claims like this with a grain of salt. That is, most of these companies are not reinventing the wheel and they are, in fact, following one of the two main methodologies in vogue here in the 21st century.

The waterfall method is a one-pass system for going from requirements gathering to design to building and testing and delivery, as shown in the preceding section. This approach has been around for a long time in the software world and generally speaking, it can be successful. It works best for consulting organizations who are interested in selling a predefined, contracted service, without a lot of room for changes. This is great for consultants...