The business landscape is becoming increasingly competitive, and ERP solutions like NetSuite are growing in importance. ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning, and these systems essentially create a central database from which all the disparate departments of an organisation can operate.
NetSuite can include extensive tools for things like:
- Supply chain.
With various capabilities for automation and integration, this allows you to visualise and control a business from a single point of truth, affording enhanced control and actionable data in real time.
As important as this software is to remain competitive, it is essential to ensure you get the right NetSuite solution for your unique needs. Often, it helps to enlist the aid of a skilled NetSuite consultant for guidance on choosing and implementing the most suitable solution for you.
What is a NetSuite consultant?
A NetSuite consultant is an expert you can work with to help you find and optimise the ideal NetSuite solution for your needs. They begin by assessing your organisation, its processes and teams to identify the best fit from the existing NetSuite solutions. They then go on to outline which of your operations will be easiest to transfer to NetSuite, perform a risk analysis and gradually provide a roadmap to a successful NetSuite adoption.
Once the implementation has taken place, the consultant will continue to work with you to monitor, manage and optimise the deployment, providing hands-on training and helping you get to the point where everything is running seamlessly.
NetSuite consultants possess a range of skills, including:
- The management, development, evaluation, integration and optimisation of software.
- Re-engineering business processes.
- Developing/implementing system design strategies.
- Conducting data migration and infrastructure design where necessary.
- Managing client databases.
- Providing support for both technical and functional needs.
When is the right time to hire a NetSuite consultant?
If you are new to the world of NetSuite, the input of a consultant from the outset could be make or break for your deployment. Their industry expertise will be the difference between improvising your implementation and conducting it with strategy and aptitude, and they will have experience of NetSuite implementations in a range of industries.
If you are already using NetSuite, a consultant could offer the benefits of improving your existing configuration and any business processes associated with it.
NetSuite consultants can also be helpful for any organisation undergoing fast-paced business change, like extreme growth or preparing to go public.
How will my business be helped by a NetSuite consultant?
There are various ways your business could benefit from the input of a NetSuite consultant if you are using or planning to use NetSuite ERP.
- They save you time and money whilst getting maximum value from your implementation. Many can even negotiate a lower service price with NetSuite due to existing relationships.
- Their input will consolidate accounting, planning, projects, analytics and procurement into a single, seamless platform.
- They will give you full access to powerful, user-friendly tools and workflows to enable transformation throughout your business.
- You will get enhanced access to, and acquisition of, key company data, analytics reports and insights into customer behaviour.
- Your teams’ will experience productivity boosts thanks to optimised, streamlined processes. Moreover, better performance measuring will facilitate company-wide alignment.
- You will also have access to hands-on training and support after deployment, helping you get maximum ROI from NetSuite by reducing time and costs.
What types of projects do NetSuite consultants work on?
The work of NetSuite consultants can take many shapes. They may be brought in to make the best use of automation tools for business processes, or for implementing analytics tools to leverage company data. They are also frequently hired to conduct employee training and work with clients and their related databases.
Let’s consider an example:
Imagine an SaaS company is experiencing rapid growth and is approached for an acquisition by a large private equity firm. The firm informs them that they must move away from simple accounting software and implement NetSuite within 3 months.
A NetSuite consultant would approach this project by conducting the research to comprehend the client’s priorities. They could then develop sustainable strategies to implement the necessary tools and services from the NetSuite architecture that will help make the necessary improvements and be ready for the launch date.
With the help of the consultant, the client will have access to transparent reporting, fully-consolidated accounts to present to the PE firm and a streamlined acquisition process, all thanks to a seamless and high-quality NetSuite deployment.
A NetSuite consultant is someone you can call on no matter what your company needs or how circumstances have developed. With their expertise in your corner, you will get a structured approach to your NetSuite implementation, drawing from a wealth of experience and knowledge to do it right for your organisation.
With a structured approach to identifying opportunities, you get a roadmap for the deployment. This will help realise those opportunities in your operations and get the maximum value for your investment in the world’s leading ERP software. In turn, this leads to improved operational efficiency and productivity, with a future-proof system at the heart of your business.
As an official NetSuite partner, we have successfully delivered countless NetSuite implementations. Our expert team of business analysts, developers, consultants, technicians and support staff can guide you through your entire project, from initial scoping through to implementation and on-going support.
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