5 Killer NetSuite Implementation Tips
NetSuite implementation is an enormous undertaking spanning many functional areas of an organization. For this reason, implementing NetSuite into your operational schema can be rife with problems, many of which can take weeks or even months to resolve.
However, you can avoid the most common pitfalls by putting our expertise to use during your NetSuite cloud implementation:
- Are You Setting Realistic Expectations?
According to Gartner, 70 – 80% of BI projects fail. A major cause for this failure is unmet expectations for the business. A major cause for this failure is unmet expectations for the business. Unmet expectations come in many forms. The project can have budget over-runs due to poor planning. The project can have schedule creep for the same reasons. This risk of project failure is what we refer to as the Implementation Chasm.
- Can’t Cross the Chasm?
Despite a huge need to get more value from data, most businesses remain staring at the implementation chasm not knowing how to cross it. Most BI implementations fail to “start a fire.” They fail to move from the early adopter phase to the early majority phase often because of a lack of a strategic leap that would power the crossing of the chasm.
But what if you could get to your strategic leap faster? How can that be done?
- Consider Using an Accelerator!
Crunch Data has an approach that combines the use of our C-Connect Middleware, Accelerator Apps and a Rolling Release Project Management approach to help our customers build out analytics solutions atop of leading systems like NetSuite ERP. Integrating cloud data from any cloud source takes time. Our SuiteAccelerator App (www.suiteaccelerator) helps get you access to NetSuite Cloud data faster and it helps organize that data in an understandable manner. The app meets most of the AR / AP, Income and Expense analytics requirements out of the box. The accelerator app accounts for 80% of the work. Any additional customization or additions are divided into separate, logical work streams that can be executed largely in parallel, thus significantly shortening the overall implementation timeline.
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In every software implementation there is a desire to get to where you want to go as fast and as efficiently as possible. Our accelerator apps will help you make the strategic leap to cross the implementation chasm. Using our C-Connect / Accelerator solution for Netsuite, you can expect the following results:
- An estimated time savings of 3-4 months per work stream
- Quicker return on investment (ROI)
- Increased user adoption, due to receiving the system sooner and learning to use it in smaller chunks
- Are you Considering and Measuring ROI?
From all concerns about demonstrating ROI and cost, to all practical considerations in regard to who will manage the entire process at the company, these implementation efforts need support by business leaders and commitment by project professionals to ensure success.
- Understand the Requirements
It is important and necessary to understand what is required to integrate a new solution for business management, especially before deciding to use NetSuite cloud ERP. The process isn’t quite easy just like a plug and play solution. It is very critical to initiate your implementation process with the right team.
Regardless of how small or big your business is, these great tips for NetSuite implementation will always keep you on the right track, creating a better path and transition into NetSuite for the current and future development and growth of your organization.