NetSuite / PromoStandards Integrations
NetSuite is a cloud-based ERP system that is becoming increasingly popular in the promotional products industry. One of the keys to a successful NetSuite implementation is the ability to integrate it with external systems, services, and data sources.
Distributors that have implemented NetSuite need to be able to make use of the PromoStandards-based services that their suppliers are providing. Similarly, suppliers that have implemented NetSuite need to be able to provide PromoStandards-based services to their customers.
To help make this happen, I've developed a number of NetSuite / PromoStandards integrations. Here they are...
Integrations for Distributors
Basic Services Bundle
This bundle gives users the ability to manually perform Inventory, Order Status, Order Shipment Notification, and Invoice lookups from within NetSuite. Lookup forms are available via user dashboards.
Scheduled Services Bundle
While being able to manually perform order status, shipment notification, and invoice lookups is nice, having the system do this automatically is even better. And that's what this bundle does. Periodically, NetSuite will reach out to your suppliers to see if the statuses of any of your purchase orders have changed, if any new shipments have been made, or if any new invoices have been generated. If so, that information is automatically loaded into NetSuite and associated with the correct purchase orders. Users then have fast, easy access to that information when they are viewing purchase orders.
Product Research Tool
With this bundle, users can research products from within NetSuite. Users can perform keyword searches and optionally filter the results based on a specific supplier. Detailed product information is presented, including descriptions, marketing copy, categories, related products, media, product availability, and more. This bundle is based on the same API as the popular Promo.zone product search engine.
Product Pricing and Configuration Tool
If being able to send fully configured purchase orders to suppliers is the industry's Holy Grail, then the PromoStandards Product Pricing and Configuration (PPC) service is the treasure map to it. With PPC, users configure the product that they want to order, and then use that information when sending the PO. The PPC Tool takes removes the complexity of the configuration process. It walks users through the options step-by-step. The end result is a correctly configured product, with pricing that is based exactly on the options that were chosen.
Purchase Order Submission Tool
Easily send blank, sample, simple, or configured purchase orders to your suppliers, directly from within NetSuite.
• Automatically send email / text notifications when order statuses have changed, or new shipments have been made.
• From within the Product Research Tool, easily add a product to your Item Master, Quotes, Sales Orders, or Purchase Orders.
• Automatically create Accounts Payable invoices as new invoices are received from suppliers.
Integrations for Suppliers
Basic Services Bundle
I'm currently focused on developing NetSuite / PromoStandards integrations for distributors. I'll be developing integration solutions for suppliers starting in 2019.