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Sara Duong, Consultant

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How to Bulk Send Transaction Emails using Mass Update

Posted by Sara Duong, Consultant on Dec 2, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Mass Update function is normally used for data updates to entity and transaction records. In addition, Mass Update can be used to send transactional emails in bulk. For instance, a simple way of sending customers overdue invoice reminders is to send it through Mass Update. You can set criteria of what invoices to send, create a standard message, and attach the invoice to the email. Here is a quick guide on how to do that.

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Tags: NetSuite How To's, NetSuite Tips

Connect Your Google Accounts with NetSuite - CloudExtend Google Workspace

Posted by Sara Duong, Consultant on Nov 30, 2021 10:00:00 AM

As much as we try, companies still end up with multiple email accounts and data storage. There are several ways to connect or integrate all these sources so that NetSuite continues to be your system of record. One particular product is Celigo's CloudExtend Google Workspace. This is a simple SuiteApp that connects popular Google applications with NetSuite records.

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Tags: NetSuite How To's, NetSuite Tips

Introduction to NetSuite's Team Selling Feature

Posted by Sara Duong, Consultant on Nov 16, 2021 12:00:00 PM

It's easy to track who brought in a sale if there is a one sales rep to one transaction relationship. NetSuite easily accommodates for that with the sales rep field on all quote, opportunity, and sales transactions records. For many companies, it takes a whole team to close a sales opportunity; the team can consist of any combination of the sales rep, accounting person, sales operations person, or even the sales manager. Wouldn't it be great to compensate and track each person's contribution to a sale? NetSuite has a team selling feature that will do just that.

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Tags: NetSuite How To's, NetSuite Tips

How Do You Know if a NetSuite Customization is Needed?

Posted by Sara Duong, Consultant on Nov 9, 2021 8:00:00 AM
NetSuite is a very powerful and adaptable ERP platform.  There are some fundamental processes that NetSuite is built around, such as Order to Cash and Procure to Pay.  These fundamental processes make sure the transactions are validated, related, and traceable.  The adaptable part is the countless customizations you can make to the system to help mold and improve the system to your business needs.  As a rule of thumb and best practice, it’s best to maximize the native functionality.  If there is a need for customization, then here are some guidelines to help you decide if the customization is adding value or not.   
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Accounting 101: Intercompany PO and SO

Posted by Sara Duong, Consultant on Sep 30, 2021 10:04:43 PM
How do you know if you need intercompany transactions: Intercompany Sales Orders and Purchase Orders? Typically if you have multiple subsidiaries that provide goods and services between subsidiaries, you will need intercompany transactions in NetSuite. Many companies use spreadsheets to track the amounts to remove from financial statements so that the revenue or expenses are not double counted when multiple subsidiaries’ financial statements are consolidated. NetSuite has native functionality to help record, manage and reconcile these types of intercompany transactions automatically.
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Tags: Project Management, NetSuite How To's

Accounting: Debits and Credits 101

Posted by Sara Duong, Consultant on Sep 14, 2021 4:06:23 PM

As a NetSuite User, Administrator or Implementor, you don’t have to be a professional accountant. However, knowing some basic concepts helps you understand how your department or function impacts the company’s financials. With some basic accounting knowledge, you can validate if the item or transaction is configured correctly, meaning is it hitting your financial statements the way that it should. For the non accountants, there are 2 accounting concepts that are helpful: a basic accounting equation that always have to balance plus the use of debits and credits.

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Tags: Project Management, NetSuite How To's

Intercompany: How to create a paired intercompany invoice and vendor bill

Posted by Sara Duong, Consultant on Jul 6, 2021 8:26:42 AM

How many times have you created an intercompany bill and lost track of if you created the corresponding intercompany invoice to offset? Or you are doing your audits and take forever to find the corresponding intercompany transaction?

 

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Tags: Project Management, NetSuite How To's

Month End Challenge: Expense Allocations

Posted by Sara Duong, Consultant on Jun 27, 2021 5:17:54 PM

A common headache for our Client's accounting departments month end process is expense allocations. It's often time consuming and having to remember or keep track of the allocation methodology used each time. NetSuite has an Advance Financial tool that does just that automatically.

 

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Tags: Project Management, NetSuite How To's

Non For Profit: SuiteKeys - Shortcut for Filling in Segmentations

Posted by Sara Duong, Consultant on Jun 3, 2021 4:40:11 PM

A challenge for Non For Profit NetSuite Clients are the numerous segmentations that can be applied in a transaction. A Donation, Pledge, or Grant record could require multiple segmentations to help the Client manage funds that are coming into the organizations; many funds have specific applications or restrictions on how it can be used. If used improperly, it can cause Client to lose the funds. SuiteKey is designed specifically to help the User more efficiently enter data on a transaction level.

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Tags: Project Management, NetSuite How To's

NetSuite Administrator: Testing Best Practices

Posted by Sara Duong, Consultant on Mar 30, 2021 2:05:59 PM

Whether you have in house developers or working with NetSuite Partners, it is good to have some standards around testing implementations and new customizations. Generally, for brand new implementations or customizations, the testing advice is the same though the individual cases may be different.

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Tags: Project Management, NetSuite How To's