What is a SOC report? SOC stands for service organization controls. Oracle NetSuite's SOC II is a type II report which means it covers both design and operating effectiveness, are prepared and audited by independent third-party auditors and covers controls on security, availability, and confidentiality.
NetSuite recently released ShipCentral, an application formerly known as PackStation which is built on the SCM Mobile framework. ShipCentral facilitates order fulfillment operations and comes included with the NetSuite WMS license. While the ShipCentral release back in Release 2023.1 presented exciting news for businesses in need of a robust shipping platform, it nevertheless missed some important functions used by many B2B or B2C companies. The upcoming 2023.2 ShipCentral release looks to address many of the requests and concerns and looks to be a very exciting release. We’ll take a look at some of the cliff notes which are available and provided by NetSuite here: NetSuite 2023.2 Release Notes.
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In the supply chain sphere, shipping fees are simply a cost of doing business. However, while shipping costs are usually an unavoidable business expense, they can quickly eat away at your profit margins if they are not effectively managed. These days, you tend to see all sorts of shipping fees that tend to drive up the overall cost of doing business. Handling fees, fuel fees, extended delivery fees, oversized fees, there is a fee for almost anything you can think of. Oversized fees in particular can affect you if you carry larger items and freight companies such as UPS already assess oversized fees for these items that tend to be bulkier and occupy more dimensional space. Being able to assess a proper handling charge for these larger items can have a significant impact on shipping costs and can help you make sure the cost of shipping is accurately assessed and handled (no pun intended). So how can we manage these handling costs in NetSuite? We will be answering this question on this blog. Read on to find out.
You need to prepare accurate, detailed customs documents to help keep your international shipments on track. In Netsuite, UPS and FedEx shipping integration enables you to electronically submit trade documents for international shipments. After you fulfill an order using FedEx or UPS, it generates an electronic version of the trade documents and then transmits them with your shipment. PDF versions of the documents are attached to the fulfillment record order.
During your WMS PackStation implementation, you may have noticed your packages have autogenerated numbers. Generally, those autogenerated packages follow the numbering scheme of sales order # + some number. In most cases, the default numbering scheme will suffice for most customers. However, as with most settings in Netsuite, this can be customized based on business requirements.
You might have encountered error/ notice: "There are no international customs documents to print for this fulfillment" when printing commercial invoice on Item Fulfillment. When shipping between US, Canada and Mexico, it is a requirement for NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) Certificate of Origin to enter the criteria of the item being exported. What is NAFTA? And how does this impact you?