NetSuite Customization

At this meeting, David Jarrell walks us through NetSuite customization options. Learn how to get the most out of NetSuite by customizing multiple aspects to fit your business needs.

NetSuite Customization Do’s and Dont’s

Do – use unique field script ids (goes for everything with an id)
Do – fill in the Description and Inline Help boxes
Do – use thoughtful field names (consider prefixes like “Matrix-“)

Don’t – make fields applicable to any more records than necessary
Don’t – check the Global Search box unless you really need to
Don’t – use a display type other than Normal unless you know what you’re doing and you’ve tested it. It will bite you.
Don’t – use Mandatory. Use Workflows for that instead. It will bite you.

Do – use a naming scheme for your lists
Do – standardize your list values

Do – use when you need to approximately 3 or more pieces of data related to a specific record or record type
Do – use when you need to store information with a one-to-many relationship
Do – replace your Excel spreadsheets and Access databases with custom records
Do – use custom records to store information related to NetSuite data
Do – be careful with permissions to your record
Do – enable System Notes

Don’t – make frequent use of “Include Name Field”
Don’t – forget to customize the form for your record if UI access is allowed

Do – appreciate the amount of effort required for Custom Centers. User profiles and roles will have to be rebuilt.
Do – build one tab at a time and assign it only to yourself while building it.
Do – use tabs to post training content
Do – remember that Links don’t have to link to NetSuite – they can link outside of NetSuite too