NetSuite unifies core business processes including CRM, ecommerce, HR, inventory, manufacturing, and more via a single interface, but the way these processes interact with each other will depend on your business. NetSuite Implementation is the process of building, testing, and launching a customized instance of NetSuite with the features and capabilities that will fit your unique business needs.
During implementation, you will need NetSuite developers to take care of the code customizations, and NetSuite consultants to ensure that all company needs, industry standards, and other requirements are met. The implementation process also involves transferring all of your company data from your current system into NetSuite, and troubleshooting to ensure there are no missing pieces when you go-live.
NetSuite Implementation is a complex process. Working with an implementation partner makes this process go smoothly, and ensures a quick and successful go-live.
While you could piece together a team of freelance consultants and developers to help you through it, doing so tends to drive up the price and complexity of a NetSuite Implementation. NetSuite partners capture the best implementation talent and treat your ERP implementation with the attention it needs to stay on track, on budget, and successful!
Here at Anchor Group, we believe we are the perfect balance between freelance developers and large NetSuite firms. When you work with us, you get the attention you deserve without having to input dozens of support tickets and wait around for an answer. With our professional services, you get competitive pricing that often beats independent contractor pricing. You get fast responses to your questions. You get high-quality results.
Our team is based out of Wisconsin, and provides services to the entire United States, meaning you get USA-based senior consultants with a wide range of experience. As both an Oracle NetSuite Alliance Partner and an Oracle NetSuite Commerce Partner, we are ready and equipped to handle every aspect of your NetSuite Implementation!
The Anchor Group implementation process is seamless with dedicated consultants able to quickly tackle complex business problems that are unique to your business. Our typical NetSuite implementation takes 10-12 weeks from the start of our requirements to a successful go-live, so important elements won't fall through the cracks.
We only accept a limited number of NetSuite implementations every year so that you get the post-go-live support attention you need to stay successful and help with business adoption of the new ERP. That's the type of support you get... dedicated, responsive, and eager to get the work done!
We will spend some time with you helping you determine which NetSuite products are necessary for your industry and business. It might be worth it to utilize a custom solution rather than a module! If that is the case, you might save yourself thousands of dollars annually by avoiding an unnecessary licensing fee. This first step is where you will get a highly detailed estimate of your NetSuite implementation plan. You can count on our estimates to be incredibly detailed to the hour. Once we have determined the "what" of your NetSuite Implementation, we can iron out the "how".
We will kick off the NetSuite implementation by pulling all the decision-makers in a single session. There are always things needed by your team. We will do the heavy lifting by guiding you through strategic decisions based on our experience in your industry. In this step, our project managers help iron out final details within the NetSuite implementation process, finalizing the "how" of your NetSuite implementation.
This is the fun part, where our developers get to put your unique NetSuite implementation plan into action. We are going to dive into the configuration of every NetSuite module while automating data using workflows and SuiteScript to keep your employees working on the projects that keep your business profitable. A successful data migration is key during this step of the implementation process. During this phase, you will see the look of the forms, the look of the templates used for invoicing or other customer-facing documents, and finally...you will begin to see the entire product take shape.
This is a vital stage for every NetSuite implementation. During this phase, every person that will be utilizing NetSuite for their job will have the opportunity to test out the process while giving input on areas that work to make it more effective for their day-to-day lives. This feedback is essential to your employee buy-in of the finished product. We take this feedback to implement any automation that would make their lives easier or place them on the roadmap if it is not necessary for your Go-Live. This stage is the perfect opportunity for our NetSuite consultants to train your employees on how to utilize NetSuite.
Finally, our team will test the heck out of the product to ensure that there is no stone left unturned.
On the designated date, we turn the switch and your company is live on NetSuite. In this part of the project, our team of NetSuite consultants is often on-site with you to help any employees that are having a difficult time understanding what to do.
We wish that was the case, but realistically there will be things you want to add onto the NetSuite ERP to make it be even more efficient for you. Your business will always be changing and you may have decided to place other modules on the roadmap for after your initial go-live. If you haven't already, this is a great time to add more channels of revenue through a SuiteCommerce website, integrations to Amazon, Walmart, eBay, Overstock, or any other eCommerce platform. Maybe you want the customer center portal to look like an eCommerce website. We can do that too!
There are many options on how to modify NetSuite as your business grows. Our team of NetSuite Professionals will be there every step of the way to implement solutions or to identify strategic methods to be more effective with the ERP. Ready for a successful NetSuite implementation that meets your business requirements?
Once you choose an ERP system and purchase it for you business, you will need to know some key details to get moving. Here are 13 things you need to know about NetSuite, which can help you step into your implementation with more knowledge of the system and what you want to get out of it!
As you begin the exploration process to finding how Oracle NetSuite Cloud ERP can transform your business into a powerhouse, it's a good idea to get some initial thoughts on how your NetSuite implementation might play out. The tips and tricks in this guide will help you achieve a smooth implementation.
It's important that you understand some common problems that you may encounter during your NetSuite Implementation so that you can quickly identify them if they occur. But, more importantly, we want you to know how to avoid these NetSuite implementation problems in the first place.
This is a partial list of our NetSuite consulting and development services that are commonly included as part of the NetSuite Implementation process. Whether you are just considering a NetSuite Implementation, or your company already implemented NetSuite and you are experiencing a pain point in the ERP system, our team is here to help!
Looking to improve your NetSuite ERP or SuiteCommerce instance? Anchor Group can always build out new scripts, themes, extensions, and other useful NetSuite Customizations, but why re-invent the wheel if it already exists? NetSuite apps allow us to build a trustworthy solution, and customize it to quickly meet the needs of different companies! Check out some of the listed scripts and SuiteCommerce extensions by our team of NetSuite developers!
Looking at implementing or improving your SuiteCommerce Advanced website? Our team is a NetSuite commerce agency partner with a track record of success. Custom SuiteCommerce themes and extensions to create a stunning web store that attracts your target audience. Advanced pre-built solutions for B2B and B2C websites. Get a free graphic design of your ecommerce website in the discovery phase!
There are There are plenty of 3rd party software solutions that integrate into NetSuite. Some are better than others, and they all can offer more features than a NetSuite module. Explore some of these integration options that customers often request of our developer team. Even if you are using an integrator platform, we'll get it set up for you.
Are you using NetSuite's customer center to allow your customers to place orders (i.e. wholesale)? We can make the portal flow like an ecommerce website to give your customers a streamlined customer-focused checkout process inside of the portal. We can also make grid table ordering that automatically inserts selected quantities into the sales order!
Need help implementing a NetSuite solution or formulating a strategic architectural design? Our techno-functional consultants know the ins-and-outs of the ERP system to build you a solution that resolves all your pain points. You get a dedicated, responsive NetSuite consultant who is available for questions and solution integrations.
Your ERP system has a suite of products available to you. Explore all the NetSuite modules that can transform your organization. We will implement these solutions and customize them even further. If you have a requirement that the module currently doesn't have, then our development and consultant team customizes it around your business.
There are many options on how to modify NetSuite as your business grows. We will be there every step of the way to implement solutions or to identify strategic methods to be more effective with the ERP
Simply put, NetSuite Implementation is the process a business goes through to set up, configure, and go live with NetSuite ERP (enterprise resource planning) software. A NetSuite Implementation is typically completed by certified NetSuite Consultants and Developers working closely with key decision makers at the company that is implementing NetSuite software.
The timeframe for a NetSuite implementation depends on the particular needs of the business that is implementing the software. As a rule, the larger and more complex a business's operations are, the longer its NetSuite implementation will take. However, for a mid-sized business, Anchor Group can typically complete a NetSuite implementation in 10-12 weeks!
The total cost of a NetSuite implementation can vary based on a number of implementation cost factors. In general, the larger and more complex a business's operations are, the heavier the lift will be for the NetSuite Implementation (increased licensing costs, a higher number of customizations, more developer hours, etc.), and that increases the overall cost of the project. To get a better idea of what a NetSuite implementation might cost for your business, you may want to explore the services commonly included in a NetSuite implementation and build a free quote.
NetSuite is highly customizable, so the best way to achieve a smooth NetSuite Implementation is to be thorough in gathering business requirements from the start. Your ideal NetSuite instance may exceed the budget you have available for your implementation. But, a good NetSuite Consultant can help you identify what you really need from your initial implementation, and work with you to create a plan for ongoing customization on a timeline that meets your business's needs and fits your budget.
There are several practical steps you can take to prepare for a NetSuite Implementation, including cleaning up your existing data and gathering thorough business requirements. We also recommend familiarizing yourself with the scale of the project by exploring common NetSuite Implementation services.
Our team is flexible and has several common engagement models for our customers. If one of these models does not work for you, then reach out and tell us about your preference!
Pay by the Hour - No Commitments
Get billed on an hourly basis with no commitment required by you to continue a project. While this plan isn't the best fit for a full NetSuite Implementation project, this is great for people who want to slowly build a relationship of trust by working a few hours at a time. This plan can flow directly into milestone pricing which is listed below.
Buy Bulk Hours and Use Them Before They Expire
Buy hours in bulk and use them up before the agreement end date. This is ideal for companies with large projects (like a NetSuite Implementation) or needing continuous support over time. For example, you may have a 300-hour project that you need to finish in 2 months, but want to make payments for 6 months to spread the investment expenditure. Hours simply need to be used by the end of the contract period which is typically 6-12 months. You can also utilize this plan to get x amount of hours per month spread over the entire contract period.