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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


In this chapter, I explained how to understand a client's industry and their specific business at the beginning of a project, and how we gather and document their requirements at all times. Handling these requirements, even when they change the project's direction and focus, is a big part of your job. Learning to ask the right questions and listening to the answers, to gather all sorts of clues regarding the client's real intent, is one of your main skills as a consultant. As you improve these skills over time, you will become a more helpful member of the implementation team. The more practice you get documenting and communicating what you heard from the clients' users, the better your results will be in the long run. Your projects will be much more likely to end successfully once you've mastered these things.

In the next chapter, we'll dig even deeper into understanding the people who run the business, including management and everyone else...