Administrators are the lifeblood of any organization running NetSuite — from troubleshooting errors to configuring custom reports for SOX compliance, there’s no doubt that this jack-of-all-trades plays a fundamental role in the success of a business (we even wrote a blog post about this particular topic, which you can find here). A role this multifaceted requires a variety of different tools to get the job done.
Compliance requirements for ERP systems are on the rise — and given the customizability of NetSuite, if you're at a public or heavily regulated company, you can easily spend hours preparing your account for audit. We’ve heard first-hand that many public and pre-IPO companies are being asked to prove that their change processes are compliant — and luckily, with Strongpoint’s tools, proving this can be as simple as generating a few custom reports.
Information is an organization's most valuable asset — and with over 94% of US-based organizations using cloud-based systems, one data breach can have serious consequences for a growing business. Maintaining the integrity and security of your data should be high on your priority list — and luckily, with the right applications, getting there can be simple.
An ambitious startup with an IPO as an eventual goal can save themselves a lot of trouble by thinking about compliance early — but it’s not always an easy feat. From hiring to implementing systems to creating efficient processes, there’s no shortage of roadblocks for startups trying to get off the ground.
As more companies adopt cloud-based enterprise systems, and more business processes are housed by those systems, the need for highly skilled administrators has grown considerably. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of these systems, administrators now own key parts of big-picture goals like compliance and change management.
A few weeks ago, we sat down with four IT, systems and audit experts to discuss SOX compliance and business systems. You can watch the full discussion on demand here — but one of the key takeaways was that, for our panelists, preparing their team was just as important as preparing their systems.
Whether you’re prepping for an audit, troubleshooting an issue or comparing your prod and dev environments, NetSuite gives you several tools for investigating what’s happening in your system.
NetSuite is an extremely robust platform that handles, and produces, a ton of data. Working with that data effectively, especially when it comes to audit prep, takes a full understanding of both the tools available in NetSuite and the third party solutions that complement them.
Out-of-the-box, Salesforce can get you much of the information you need to pass a SOX audit. But there are gaps, and the process can be frustrating and time-consuming. Before you start, it’s important to understand what you can — and can’t — do in your Org already.
Technical debt in Salesforce is unavoidable as your business evolves — in many ways, it’s the cost of development. The longer you’ve been running Salesforce, the more likely it is that you’ve accumulated technical debt, such as unused customizations, obsolete roles and permission sets, and more.