A few weeks ago, we sat down with four IT, systems and audit experts to discuss SOX compliance and business systems. You can watch on demand the full panel discussion on audit prep 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.
Our most recent updates to Strongpoint contain a lot of exciting new features — check out the release notes for a full rundown. But there’s one small upgrade you might have missed: now, Strongpoint Academy, our online training hub, is accessible directly from the Support menu and on the Strongpoint Dashboard.
Sales and Finance teams are two sides of the same coin — a profitability coin, that is. Both are critical to a company’s ability to succeed, and both need accurate data to work effectively. Yet the standard practice, when a company reaches a certain level of growth, is to have both teams working in their own silos — Sales in a CRM, like Salesforce, and Finance in an ERP like NetSuite.
As your business grows, so will your Org. And while a highly customized Salesforce Org reflects a booming business, there’s a critical difference between necessary complexity and technical debt.
As you build your Org, complexity grows and even simple development activity can get complicated. To make changes safely, you need to be able to see how Objects and fields are connected. For example, if you are going to make a change to a field in the Account Object, you need a list of all the reports, layouts, formula fields, dashboards, etc. that reference it — in other words, anything that could be affected when you make that change.
One of our customers, a devops software company running NetSuite as their ERP, came to our Customer Success team with something slightly different than usual — they came to us with a solution!