Switching Systems and NetSuite Implementation: What to Consider
As the Canadian author, Robin Sharma, once said, “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.” This most definitely applies to the software your company uses, particularly in this digital age. While it may be a challenge and require some reorganization, revamping your systems offers outstanding results. Converting your computing from outdated on-premise hardware to a suite of advanced services in the cloud is no longer a high-tech luxury but a necessity. At SCS Cloud, our team of specialists is dedicated to helping businesses make this crucial leap to better operations. We are here to make the hard changes easier, clean up the messy middle, and allow you to enjoy the gorgeous end of our efforts.
In most cases, we recommend NetSuite, the top cloud-based business software system. While there are many types of cloud-based programs on the market, we encourage our clients to use NetSuite because it is a rapidly growing, innovative brand that stays on the cutting edge of the cloud. NetSuite software encompasses virtually everything your enterprise needs to succeed: from a single source of cloud-based information, NetSuite runs powerful PSA (Professional Services Automation), excellent eCommerce, comprehensive CRM+ (Customer Relationship Management and more), fantastic financial functions, and extraordinary ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning).
When you think about transitioning to NetSuite, you most likely envision consulting with avid experts in this field, custom developing your system with clever coders, training your team, and securing top-notch tech support. However, at SCS Cloud, we’ve found that implementation is an integral step in switching systems, and therefore it is not to be ignored. That’s why we’ve devoted this series of blogs to discussing the nuances of NetSuite implementation. In the following installment, we explain the factors you need to consider when implementing NetSuite as part of a software shift for your business.
Remember Why You’re Making the Switch
Your software affects your day-to-day operations in very real ways, so changing yours is bound to be somewhat overwhelming. Implementing NetSuite may seem like an insurmountable task, but our experienced team will make it much easier on you. Even if the process seems demanding, it’s important to remind yourself why you’re deploying this new suite of applications and what you can expect to gain from it. Recall that the benefits of transitioning include, but are not limited to:
- A dramatic reduction in the need for manual data entry
- Easy access to company information from virtually any device
- Optimized operations, including a faster workflow, more precise projections, and accurate, up-to-the-minute insights with which to work
- Easier growth, since NetSuite can accommodate expansion much better than on-premise alternatives
- Reduced IT and support costs, since the system is simply easier to use
All of these lead to happier, more productive employees, highly satisfied customers, and greater profits.
Understanding The Vital Value of Implementation
While changing to NetSuite offers undeniable advantages, it’s easy to get a bit weary or impatient as you approach the implementation phase. You’ve already picked out your software and had our team program it just the way you’d like, so installing it may feel like just another hurdle. However, this isn’t true. In fact, implementation is the actualization of your (and our) hard work on your software transition. It is the culmination of consulting, custom development, coding, and collaboration, putting everything we’ve designed into action. This is arguably the most significant step in this process, so it should not be shrugged off, rushed through, or overlooked. The way you deploy and deliver your NetSuite system will affect how you and your team use it for decades to come.
Solving On-Premise Problems
If this is your first time ever using cloud-based software, as it is for many companies who change to NetSuite, you might not realize just how easy implementation can be with modern technology. Back in the day, when you upgraded on-premises systems, your office would probably have been filled with CDs, external hard drives, LAN (Local Area Network) servers, and more. Implementing NetSuite is all done via remote servers and Internet-connected programs, making it much simpler for you and your team. Of course, implementation is even less of an inconvenience with the SCS Cloud team on the job.
Setup to Your Specifications
The most exhaustive consulting and conscientious custom development are relatively meaningless unless you can actually make use of the features discussed and designed. Implementation is not a step to cut corners with. Bear in mind that, the more complex your custom NetSuite programming is, the more worthwhile it is to get its implementation right. When you partner with SCS Cloud during this critical step, we will configure your software to your exact specifications, transfer in all appropriate data from your existing system, rigorously test it, and help you learn to make the most of it in the process.
Safeguarding Your New System
Most likely, one of the main reasons your company has decided to switch to NetSuite is the fact that cloud-based business software offers greater protection for your sensitive company information. Refusing to rely on on-premises hardware to store data means that it won’t be vulnerable to theft, fire, or other threats. Furthermore, having your records, reports, lists, and other information accessible only through employee logins also fortifies your data. Implementation is the point at which these logins are created, inspected, and strengthened. Skimping on this step could mean jeopardizing your company and customers’ safety.
Integrating Your IT (Information Technology)
Even if you’ve realized that the time has come to switch to a new software system, there are probably some applications you’d like to continue using. For example, you might have a dashboard program you truly enjoy, a specialized reporting tool you love, or a communications application you’d hesitate to let go of. You can absolutely merge these pieces of software with your new NetSuite system, but only if you implement your software appropriately. Furthermore, implementation is the step at which you and your employees will begin actually utilizing NetSuite, so it can be helpful to have assistance as this software becomes a part of your team’s day-to-day activities.
The Perks of Professional NetSuite Implementation
When switching systems, we understand that you might be tempted to simply try and implement NetSuite yourself. After all, if this cloud-based business software suite is so successful, why can’t you just download it and go? However, this is a dangerous mindset. NetSuite is so valuable because it is so complex and customizable. Deploying it is the final, essential stage in its development. Incorrectly delivering this software can undo hours of even the most superb preparation. You only have to implement it once in order to begin enjoying its benefits, so you ought to do it correctly the first time.
You can guarantee that your NetSuite implementation goes smoothly and successfully by collaborating with a team of professional cloud specialists. When you choose SCS Cloud for this indispensable operation, you can expect to enjoy the following benefits:
- Even further enhancement of your system according to your specific needs and preferences.
- A better understanding of how the program works, since we will educate you along the way and help you begin to learn its functions.
- Peace of mind regarding your system’s security and functioning, since we will carefully test each application to find and correct any errors.
- A cohesive combination of your preferred external programs so that they harmonize with NetSuite.
- Knowledge that you’ve maximized your investment in NetSuite by optimizing its operations and ensuring each aspect is up to our high standards.
- Certainty that your implementation will go smoothly in the hands of our exceptional consultants, developers, and specialists.
These are just a few of the advantages you can experience by choosing SCS Cloud to helm your NetSuite implementation.