The Ultimate NetSuite Implementation Checklist

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NetSuite is a powerful integrated cloud business accounting software suite, offering functional ERP, CRM, and e-commerce solutions. The software offers sophisticated reporting ability and is of great benefit to medium and large business enterprises. While it may be a no-brainer for most businesses of this size to implement the software, it is important that management understand the relevance of its different features when implementing the software.

In our Ultimate NetSuite Implementation Checklist, our team of NetSuite partners and accountants take you through the implementation process that we have honed with years of experience. We aim for a setup that is optimized for scaling your company for years to come. Getting the implementation phase right will set your business up for success in understanding the numbers and keeping your books audit-ready.

Benefits of Netsuite implementation for your business

NetSuite is the only platform available with totally integrated business data in one place. The software can be customized to suit the bespoke needs of different businesses and organize complex data like never before.

From choosing the right package and license to migrating your data, NetSuite implementation takes a team of experts to execute successfully but it is definitely worth it if you’re investing in making your business data work for you. Too often businesses track tons of data but there’s no integration between different departments – leading to missed opportunities and inefficient processes.

We can address any pain points your business is having with our NetSuite implementation analysis. Here we provide an idea of NetSuite’s implementation checklist below but keep in mind that every business journey will be unique.

NetSuite Implementation Checklist

1. Choose the Right NetSuite Implementation Teams


You want to identify employees that are going to spearhead the transition – people who are positive about change and technology. They can help the rest of their teams adapt and see the possibilities of using different software. It’s more motivating when someone on the team is a cheerleader for change than if a team feels that the decision is coming from “the top”. When people see the value of using a state-of-the-art ERP, they’ll be more open to change and learning how to use the new software. In fact, motivated people learn faster so this will make the migration smoother!


When migrating, you want to work with a team that will take the time to know your organizational requirements. You don’t want to be stuck with a vendor support team that doesn’t take their time to get to know your company goals and streamline your finances! That’s what makes Fusion CPA different as we are dedicated NetSuite accountants, CFO advisors, and NetSuite implementers that really care about their clients – just like we do. We’re sensitive about your business structure and won’t take over any roles you’re not comfortable assigning to us. We will work hard to make a success of your new software so you can use it to reach your organizational goals. Talk to us to find out what NetSuite can do for your company.

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2. Identify the Right Time

You want to plan migration to be complete well before tax season to ensure that your financials are in order when you file your taxes. In many companies the workload shifts due to seasonal demand, company restructuring, or other unique variables. You want the bulk of the migration to coincide with a time when team members involved will be able to do their part in assisting the NetSuite implementation team – providing them with their data and specific requirements. This is important for a smooth migration.

The team also needs to test the system to ensure that it is set up according to their needs. Then there may be a learning curve, which the implementation team can help them with by providing customized training. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all support system. Each team is guided through the transition until they’re proficient in NetSuite.

3. Decide on the Best Package and License for Your Company

When working with us this won’t be a guessing game! We will help you choose the right NetSuite packages, or modules, for your company. Too often we see that companies try to go at this alone and end up paying for packages they’re not going to use. Or they don’t realize the scope of NetSuite and under-utilize its functionality.

NetSuite’s price is also determined by the licensing you need for your team members. Once we’ve analyzed your requirements, we’ll know who needs:

  • Full User License
  • Employee Self-Service License
  • Read-Only Access

NetSuite’s functions and modules

4. Get Your Data in Order

Stabilizing your accounting and getting the data ready is the most important part of the migration. This is where our NetSuite accountants are important for the success of the implementation. Depending on which NetSuite modules you’ll be using, we’ll migrate your customer data, employee data, forecasting algorithms, sales data, marketing analytics, and payment processing methods. Basically, any data that is generated in your company can be put to great use with NetSuite’s reporting functions. We’ll also set up automated reporting based on your requirements.

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When migrating with our team of NetSuite partners, accountants, and CFO advisors, you can mitigate the risks of transitioning to a new system and become a super-efficient company

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