Long before anyone had heard of BitCoin or GoogleDocs, NetSuite was already computing in the cloud. Of course, cloud-computing power would become the future--updates occur instantly, access and coordination happens at unprecedented levels, and the need for cumbersome and expensive on-site equipment is virtually eliminated. Add to that the fact that NetSuite fully integrated cloud computing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), and it’s no wonder that more than 40,000 companies, organizations and subsidiaries are now using NetSuite.
Speaking to a NetSuite consultant is your first step into the cloud...but what do you ask?
Here are 5 questions to ask of a NetSuite consultant.
What Solutions does NetSuite Offer for my Business?
NetSuite has been around for more than 20 years and serves organizations in more than 100 countries. In that time, the software has both evolved as a whole, and gotten more specific within industries. While some functions occur in nearly every business--payroll, taxes, AP, etc.--many other differences exist. Some industries have inventory, others do not. Some businesses do lots of b2b (business-to-business) transactions, others direct-to-consumer. Online retail differs greatly from a non-profit.
So, when you talk to a NetSuite consultant, find out about the industry-specific features available to you. You’ll have the benefit of the experience and wisdom of other businesses or organizations on which to enhance your own.
When we compute in the cloud, everyone’s business model gets smarter, together.
How Long will this Take?
Having an operational system is critical, so often the biggest fear of a system upgrade is the fear of implementation headaches. We understand those concerns, and are confident that we offer headache-free solutions to full development, implementation and integration of NetSuite.
That’s why NetSuite comes with a “100 days or less” implementation plan. In that time, we will understand your business workflows, propose your ideal setup, dummy-run and test with you, and see through to implementation--sans headaches.
What Customization should I Consider?
NetSuite comes with the financial / ERP solutions to bring you tangible value immediately upon implementation. You’ll have performance metrics for every area, and the business intelligence (BI) to make knowledgeable decisions. Built-in user roles make every end-user experience specific and customizable.
So what customization should you consider?
That’s an excellent question for your NetSuite consultant. NetSuite fully integrates with legacy software, can be developed for many specific functions, and has add-on options for all kinds of industry-specific actions. Whether or not you need any of those features is a part of the exploration process.
Should we Still Use ____ (other Software)?
NetSuite’s fully-integrated approach covers most of the needs of many different industries, including:
- Accounting and Financial
- Financial Services
- Software or Internet
- Wholesale Distribution
Yet, within your business, you may be reliant upon certain functions or software--in some industries those applications date back for decades!
Just as the floppy disk went the way of the dodo, most legacy equipment and software becomes obsolete. To find out if what you need is covered by NetSuite, can be developed within NetSuite, or is really something to hang on to, ask us.
When Do We Start?
The last question to ask of your NetSuite consultant is also something to ask of yourself: when do we start? We are confident that you will love what NetSuite offers. We want to help you streamline your operations, integrate your functions, and grow your business like never before. We want to be part of your expansion, and we have the tools to help you do it.
Contact us for a free initial consultation to find out more.