As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, businesses across the globe are constantly seeking innovative solutions to streamline their operations and stay ahead of the competition. In the world of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), it is no news that NetSuite has established itself as a leading provider, consistently delivering cutting-edge features and functionalities and empowering organizations to thrive.
With many companies still dealing with manual tasks and data overload, clunky workflows, limited data insights, customization hurdles, and talent gaps, the recent release of NetSuite 2024.1 is set to witness a significant shift towards enhanced efficiency, intelligence, and user-centric experiences.
In this blog, we will explore the key features and enhancements that NetSuite is bringing to the table in its 2024.1 release and discuss how they will impact the ERP world.
The power of evolution
Innovation is the driving force behind progress, and the new NetSuite release solidifies this ideology. With its robust suite of upgraded features, this release aims to empower businesses with enhanced capabilities and streamlined operations. As an expert in the field of ERP with nearly two decades of industry experience, at Amzur, we understand the importance of staying abreast of the latest trends and technologies, and NetSuite’s commitment to continuous improvement ensures that organizations can effectively navigate the ever-evolving ERP landscape.
NetSuite officially announced the inclusion of generative AI in it’s entire ERP suite in SuiteWorld 2023, positioning itself as a pioneer in the industry. What does it mean for businesses? Integrating AI into their NetSuite systems significantly simplifies customization for many businesses, according to a leading ERP consultancy survey. The report found that 70% of respondents experienced fewer customization challenges, while AI-driven performance optimization yielded an impressive 25% average boost in system response times.
Revolutionizing business content with Text Enhance
NetSuite 2024.1 brings AI to life, revolutionizing the way businesses manage their content. The introduction of Text Enhance capabilities, unveiled at SuiteWorld, enables users to automate generating context-sensitive content for various departments like finance, HR, and marketing. Imagine streamlining sales by automatically drafting personalized email responses that pull from ERP, CRM, and supply chain data, mentioning specific products, prices, and delivery details all aligned with ongoing campaigns, drawing on relevant NetSuite data for personalization. Users can then refine these drafts to save time and boost efficiency in areas like customer service, HR, and marketing.
Initially available in North America, Text Enhance also improves existing content through grammar and readability checks. This AI-powered writing assistant promises to significantly accelerate content creation within the NetSuite ecosystem.
Streamlined and added intelligence to Bill Capture
One of the key highlights of NetSuite 2024.1 is the enhanced Bill Capture functionality, aligning with 74% of surveyed expectations for AI’s impact on finance. With advanced optical character recognition (OCR) technology, businesses can now automate the extraction of invoice data, eliminating the need for manual data entry. This intelligent feature automates data extraction, eliminates manual entry errors, and verifies information by matching with existing documents, resulting in faster and more accurate bill creation, saving valuable time, freeing up resources, and reducing the risk of errors. The streamlined bill capture process simplifies accounts payable operations, allowing finance teams to focus on more strategic initiatives, improve financial control, and optimize cash flow management.
It further boasts improved Bill Capture efficiency with richer data fields on the Review Bill page, minimizing failed bill creation and post-creation edits. Added filters on the scanned vendor bills page further streamline the user experience. With NetSuite 2024.1, tedious data entry becomes a story of the past.
Improved financial efficiency
NetSuite 2024.1 is aimed at improving the efficiency of finance professionals in completing routine financial tasks. One of the key features is NetSuite Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), which combines new and existing solutions to help make strategic financial decisions based on comprehensive data. The planning processes enable businesses to generate accurate forecasts, budgets, and analytical reports effortlessly. The addition of Intelligent Performance Management (IPM) leverages AI and machine learning algorithms to continuously monitor and analyze plans, forecasts, and variances, highlighting trends and anomalies for quick action.
Additionally, the release automates financial close processes, including reconciliations for various transactions, with a task management capability that enhances efficiency and accuracy by centralizing activities and task assignment.
Better decision-making and planning with predictive analytics
With advanced reporting and analytics capabilities, NetSuite enables users to gain deeper insights into their business performance. The new NetSuite 2024.1 empowers confident decision-making through Intelligent Performance Management (IPM) within Planning and Budgeting. This AI-driven tool continuously analyzes plans, forecasts, and variances, highlighting critical trends, biases, and anomalies. Finance teams can gain immediate insights into forecast accuracy, potential risks, and hidden data patterns, enabling proactive adjustments and strategic action. IPM transforms forecasting from reactive to predictive, driving business agility and success in today’s dynamic market.
Embrace the power of AI-powered ERP
Apart from the above, aspects such as enhanced field service management, close management, and sales and billing processes, among others, driven by intelligent recommendations, automations, and real time analytics are also part of the new release.
The release of NetSuite 2024.1 represents a significant leap forward in the ERP landscape. Going beyond just a software upgrade, it offers an array of powerful features and functionalities that can transform your business operations. From harnessing the potential of AI to streamlining bill capture and improving user experiences, NetSuite continues to set the bar high for ERP systems. Businesses embracing this technological evolution will gain a competitive edge in today’s dynamic market. By leveraging the advanced features and functionalities offered by the new NetSuite release, organizations can optimize their operations, enhance decision-making processes, and drive growth.
How can we help?
However, navigating this evolution can be challenging. With over 18 years of experience as a trusted NetSuite alliance partner, Amzur understands the complexities of ERP solutions and the nuances of industry-specific challenges. We offer comprehensive NetSuite consulting services, implementation expertise, and ongoing support to ensure a smooth transition to NetSuite 2024.1 and unlock its full potential for your organization.
Take the first step towards leveraging the power of AI, streamlined workflows, and data-driven insights to achieve sustainable growth and success. If you would like to explore how we can help you understand and get the most out of your ERP needs, schedule a no obligation call with our NetSuite expert.
Author: Balaji Ramanujam
Director of ERP Practice
Driving successful NetSuite ERP implementations and optimizing business processes. I’m passionate about leveraging technology to maximize operational efficiency and achieve strategic objectives.