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What is a NetSuite Developer?

November 29, 2022

What is a NetSuite Developer?


NetSuite consultants are all about supporting you with functional expertise, but NetSuite developers work more behind the scenes. Their job is to build your company’s NetSuite instance by customising the code. You will find that there is a lot of collaboration between NetSuite developers and NetSuite consultants during an implementation project.

There are plenty of individuals around who wear both hats, but it is helpful to think of the role of the developer as separate from the consultant if you aim to fully understand what a good NetSuite developer looks like.


The Job of a NetSuite Developer


You are probably aware that NetSuite ERP supports a wide range of modules that seamlessly integrate for a unified business management solution. This is the most efficient way to manage a business in the modern world.

The job of a NetSuite developer is to take the needs and objectives of a client and bring those ideas to life in the form of programs and extensions within NetSuite. There are many opportunities to customise NetSuite to meet your needs, but you need a good NetSuite developer to achieve the best results and ensure your eventual system performs as you need it to.

A good NetSuite developer will deliver the business management experience you need by connecting different NetSuite modules with all the necessary customisations and third-party integrations where helpful.

Much of the work of a NetSuite developer is based on working through a developer or sandbox account. Here, they will make changes to SuiteScript using various NetSuite APIs. Javascript is the base language for SuiteScript 2.0, through which developers can create the features that will be introduced into websites as well as the NetSuite ERP back office.

The top NetSuite developers will have a broad range of experience and knowledge of different SuiteScript instances. This will provide them with the tools they need for any NetSuite customisation. For example, many newer NetSuite developers will not have made a Suitelet that sometimes serves as a crucial ingredient of custom NetSuite tools. SuiteScript can transcend mere minor automation – it can be used to develop web pages and manipulate data in almost any way imaginable.


What sort of background does a NetSuite developer have?


Many NetSuite developers will have a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following subjects:

  • Computer Science
  • Business
  • Management Inform


But there are actually various academic backgrounds that can lead a person to become a NetSuite developer. The key is that they learn the required skills and knowledge to succeed, and this often comes from a NetSuite certification. When you do your due diligence on a NetSuite implementation team, you may be surprised at the diversity of the backgrounds of the team members. But NetSuite certifications are an important piece of the puzzle.


What are the skills a NetSuite developer needs?


A good NetSuite developer will have a strong aptitude for analysing problems, taking on complex assignments and delivering effective solutions. NetSuite developers are particularly effective at translating the business requirements and goals of customers into efficient, workable business solutions in NetSuite. To achieve this, they must have a profound knowledge of the functionality of NetSuite and the coding that brings that functionality into existence.

Really good NetSuite developers also possess a breadth of skills in coding CSS, HTML, Javascript and SuiteScript. They will also have experience in using SuiteCommerce Advanced source code. You should expect your NetSuite developer to give you peace of mind by offering a range of effective solutions through apps and customisations. At the core, you should feel confident that they can meet your needs in a cost-effective manner.


Advantages of NetSuite Certification


The advantages of working with a team with NetSuite certifications are many. NetSuite developers know that collaboration is a powerful resource for resolving issues. When there is a team of NetSuite professionals on hand, the end-to-end NetSuite solution is optimised.

The functional consultant comprehends the native features that might be relevant to the product. The NetSuite architect will have the knowledge to execute a design that meets all business developers and makes efficient use of developer time. And a certified NetSuite developer can execute the most advanced customisations using SuiteScript.


NetSuite Developer Accounts


A NetSuite Developer account enables NetSuite partners to make the customisations needed for your NetSuite project without having any access to your sensitive company data. These accounts include all the same features as the production account your business uses, but they can be populated only with the data the developer needs for working and testing.

Developers also make use of sandbox accounts which include tools for testing customisations within a NetSuite environment. These come with a carbon copy of your production data. Both Developer accounts and Sandbox accounts are extremely important during the process of coding SuiteScript for your business.




Although NetSuite is a powerful business solution in its own right, working with a NetSuite developer to customise and integrate the software to your specific requirement can be invaluable.

You may wish to do this as part of your initial ERP project, or you may find that as your business grows and new requirements emerge you need a more tailored solution. Either way, a good NetSuite developer can help you tweak your NetSuite solution to perfection creating a business solution that works on every level.


Why choose Eventura to deliver your NetSuite Project?


As an official NetSuite solution provider, we have successfully delivered countless NetSuite implementations and integrations. 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. We also offer a wide range of Managed IT Services, so we can help you deliver your project in it’s entirety.

We believe that NetSuite offers its customers a comprehensive suite of products that can digitally transform their businesses, replacing a range of disparate systems and software with one unified solution to business management.

If you would like to speak to one of our NetSuite experts, you can request a free call back here.

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