Is the NetSuite SuiteSuccess Methodology right for you? 

by | Jun 29, 2023 | New to NetSuite


There are many reasons why companies choose to adopt cloud-based NetSuite ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system and as discussed in a previous post (Reasons Why NetSuite’s Cloud-Based ERP System is the Ultimate Solution for Your Business), there are a few different options to get support implementing NetSuite. One of the options for many companies is the NetSuite SuiteSuccess methodology. This post will provide details about SuiteSuccess, outlining a few key benefits as well as potential challenges. 

Benefits of SuiteSuccess: 

  • Industry-Specific Implementation: SuiteSuccess offers industry-specific editions, such as Wholesale Distribution, Manufacturing, Services, Retail, and more. Each edition comes with pre-configured dashboards, workflows, and reports that align with industry-specific processes and requirements. 
  • Rapid Implementation Methodology: Leverages pre-built configurations and leading practices, reducing the time and effort required for implementation. This methodology includes activities like project scoping, data migration, system configuration, and user training. 
  • Phased Approach: Focuses on delivering value quickly by addressing immediate needs and gradually expanding the system’s capabilities over time. This approach allows businesses to go live with essential functionalities first and then iterate and enhance the system as needed. 
  • Role-Based Dashboards: Provides role-based dashboards that offer a customized view of relevant information for different user roles within the organization. These dashboards offer real-time insights into key metrics, such as sales performance, financials, inventory levels, and customer interactions. Users can access the information they need to make informed decisions and drive business growth. 
  • Continuous Support and Optimization: Includes access to NetSuite’s SuiteAnswers knowledge base, user forums, and regular product updates to stay up to date with the latest features and enhancements. NetSuite’s support team can also help address any issues or challenges that arise. 

Challenges Using SuiteSuccess: 

While NetSuite’s SuiteSuccess methodology offers many benefits, there are also a few potential challenges or considerations to keep in mind: 

  • Limited Customization: SuiteSuccess provides pre-configured solutions and industry-specific templates, which means there may be limitations on customization options. If unique or complex requirements deviate significantly from the standard configurations, it may be challenging to tailor the system to meet specific needs. 
  • Learning Curve: The learning curve can be steep, especially for users who are new to the platform. It may take time for employees to become proficient in using the system effectively, which could impact productivity during the transition period. 
  • Dependency on NetSuite: SuiteSuccess is tightly integrated with the NetSuite platform. While this integration provides advantages in terms of seamless data flow and updates, it also means reliance on NetSuite for ongoing support, maintenance, and future enhancements. 
  • Upgrades and Compatibility: Even the most minor customizations or integrations implemented typically require adjustments or reconfiguration to work properly with the latest NetSuite releases. It is important to consider the impact of upgrades on your system and plan accordingly to minimize disruptions. 
  • Cost: The cost of implementation and ongoing subscription fees can be significant. Small or budget-constrained businesses may find it challenging to afford the upfront investment and ongoing expenses associated with NetSuite SuiteSuccess. It is important to carefully evaluate the cost-benefit analysis and ensure that the system’s capabilities align with needs and growth plans. 


By leveraging the SuiteSuccess methodology and pre-configured solutions, the implementation process can be accelerated, reduce risks, and achieve faster time-to-value with NetSuite ERP. However, it is important to review alternatives like working with a 3rd party NetSuite consulting team. Got questions or just want another perspective? Contact us to discuss how we can help. 

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