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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 4: Documenting the Organization's Requirements

Understanding requirements is a critical first step toward completing any software product's implementation. For a NetSuite implementation, we need to understand the organization's business and people, as well as their business processes – how they're similar to others in the same industry, and how they might differ from the leading practices.

We'll cover the following topics in detail in this chapter:

  • Understanding the organization's industry
  • Understanding the organization's business and people
  • Use case – differences between a wholesale distributor versus software companies
  • Gathering requirements and interviews
  • Documenting requirements

Now that you have a good idea of what a NetSuite implementation project should consist of, and you've decided on what the project's main goals are, it's time to dig further into the concept of requirements...