Tips and tricks for NetSuite users

Your NetSuite dashboard is a collection of tabbed pages in your NetSuite user interface. This consists of a home page, and pages according to your NetSuite role. Beyond this, there are plenty of ways to reconfigure and customise your dashboard around the tasks that suit your own workstyle 

In this article we share a few simple things you can do to make NetSuite your own. 

Colour scheme change  

Change the colour scheme to a colour palette of your choice or to match organisational branding. 

Dashboard > Set Preferences > Appearance > Colour Theme drop down  


Personalising dashboards  

Organise your dashboard with standard report snapshots, graphs and SuiteApps so it makes sense to you. 

Home Dashboard. Top right, click on Personalise. 


New release portlet  

Get the down low on the latest release and how it affects you. 

Home > Personalise > Standard Content > New Release  


Navigation portlet 

Shortcut your processes based on role or function.  

Subsidiary navigator  

View all subsidiaries and adjusts all dashboards and reports accordingly.


Use the out of the box tiles to view shortcuts to important information.

3 things growing businesses should do differently in the next 12 months

Keep your business growing in the next 12 months 

Doing business inevitably means squaring off against change – be it adopting new technologies, developing new business models, disruptive competition or the changing behaviours of buyers. But whilst every business has differing needs, goals, and priorities – one thing remains constant – the desire for growth. The challenge lies in getting started from a nil base of revenues or customers. For others, it involves maintaining an upward trajectory while keeping rising costs and complexity in check. 

To keep momentum going, it’s time to solidify those targets, and look at three things that businesses should do differently in the next 12 months, in order to grow. 

Download our how-to guide to discover the three things every business should approach differently. 

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Using data to establish B2B price points to protect your distributorship’s profit margins

Protect profit margins and your bottom line 

The right pricing strategy is a critical component that companies can’t afford to overlook and is one of the most important aspects of maintaining profitability in wholesale distribution. Add the rigors of B2B online selling, the distributor’s role as middleman and increased competition to the equation, and the need for a consistent, effective pricing strategy becomes even more mission-critical. 

Access this white paper to understand how to leverage your systems to access the right data to drive your pricing strategy, including: 

  • The top pricing challenges as identified by distributors. 
  • The most common core pricing strategies currently used by distributors. 
  • Tips to justifying your price point, including adding value-added services. 
  • Recommendations on how to use data to establish your pricing strategy. 
  • The impact your systems have on your access to the right data. 

“Now, instead of spending hours or days trying to analyse data or guess at what your customers are willing to pay—and whether those price points support your profitability goals—you gain true insights into costs, margins and target pricing.”

Michelle Davidson, Wholesale Distribution Industry Principal, Oracle NetSuite 

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Professional services creating value with data

Professional services industries face two major challenges to their relevance in today’s rapidly transforming digital marketplace.

On one hand, they find themselves competing more fiercely than ever before for the top talent upon whom they depend to grow. On the other, they face emerging competition from technology itself – particularly as their clients look to automate processes from legal research to financial reporting that could once only be done by skilled individuals. Firms that fail to respond will find themselves under increasing pressure to prove their value to their customer base. 

Technologies like ERP software and cloud-based automation can  help them maintain a competitive edge in three main ways: 

  • By making it easier for different professional services teams, often traditionally siloed in their workflows, to share and collaborate around their data sets. 
  • By better understanding the efficiency and availability of their talent across diverse, complex projects, as well as how to optimally allocate those resources. 
  • By improving visibility of work done and work to do—making not only higher but more justifiable billables, as well as insights into where to add extra value for clients. 

In this whitepaper, we reveal how the professional services industry can gain greater insight – and profit – by embracing the latest technologies, and share a selection of Australian case studies along the way. 

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How to stay gutsy about data-led decision making

Stay competitive with data-driven decision making 

When making a major decision, would you go with your gut or would you consult the facts and data first? Gartner Research revealed that businesses in Asia-Pacific, though mature than other regions, still make decisions with their gut as 52% don’t rely on data to make transformational, accurate—and measurable—decisions. 

If businesses aren’t already peering into their data, they can bet that their competitors are – and the faster they sow seeds of a data culture today, the better they can ensure competency in the near future. 

Find out how to use data to lead your decision-making and keep your business ahead of the game by downloading our latest whitepaper, How to stay gutsy about data-led decision making. 

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From Start-up to Enterprise: Unlocking your digital company’s full potential

Software companies at every stage of the software life cycle face unique challenges.

NetSuite understands these challenges because NetSuite itself gone through the entire software life cycle – from startup to midmarket to up-market to its current state as a global enterprise. As NetSuite founder and chairman Evan Goldberg says, We get software companies.” 

In fact, NetSuite has tremendous software industry expertise. Over 1500 software companies – from start-up to enterprise – use NetSuite, making it the leading cloud ERP for the software industry. Not only that, but it includes more than 300 pre-built reports and dashboards targeted specifically for software and internet-based companies, with 15 pre-defined roles. 

In this whitepaper, we explore the many ways that NetSuite is right fit for software companies, wherever they are on their growth journey. 

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Whitepaper: Four key benefits of omnichannel order management for retailers

Getting a box from point A to B can be challenging, particularly in a country as vast as Australia, let alone overseas.

If businesses aren’t automating processes, they’re not setting themselves up for success. 

With the potential to deliver exceptional customer service at profitable costs, key benefits that can be unlocked include: 

  • Increased  customer satisfaction. 
  • Decreased  labour costs.  

An omnichannel strategy simply isn’t possible without a functionally rich, reliable order management system; it’s essential for businesses to optimise and automate for future success. 

Download this white paperto find out how you can maximise opportunities and minimise mistakes to make fulfilment a strategic differentiator for your business. 

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Report: The Future of Retail

Hey Alexa, 95% of consumers don’t want to talk to a robot when shopping. 

With shopping items arriving in just hours to answers arriving in minutes, we have become accustomed to getting what we want, when we want. 

So, what do these rapidly changing expectations mean for retailers? And with all of this change, do retailers really understand what consumers want today? 

To find out, NetSuite partnered with Wakefield Research and The Retail Doctor Bob Phibbs to see the differences between shopper demands and what retailers deliver in areas spanning the overall retail environment, social media, personalisation and the use of advanced technologies such as AI, VR and chatbots. 

Download the report, The Future of Retail, to discover why retailers and consumers are on very different pages, and what you can do to bridge the divide.  

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