Vol.2 Issue 5, May 2006  

NetSuite Recognizes West Region Partner of the Quarter
Explore Consulting recognized as the Top Sales Performer for Q1 of 2006

CRM: Remote Control: Tune-In to Your Customers with the Right CRM Package

An article by Explore Consulting's CEO & Partner, Steve Jones on how small to mid-sized businesses should evaluate, configure and integrate business management software

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    Explore Consulting Open House!

    Please join Explore Consulting at our expanded offices and development center in downtown Bellevue, for an Open House event.

    • Meet and Greet the Explore Consulting Team in our New Offices
    • Meet and Greet NetSuite Representatives
    • Enjoy food, drinks and networking
    • Take part in our Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony
    When: Tuesday, June 6th
    3pm - 7pm - OPEN HOUSE
    Where: 10900 NE 8th St. Suite 200
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    RSVP: RSVP here

    NetSuite Version 11.0 Overview

    Please join Explore Consulting for a NetSuite 11.0 Overview at our offices in Bellevue and take a closer look at some of the exciting enhancements in this new release.

    • View Product Highlights Presented by NetSuite Representatives
    • See Demonstrations on New Features & Functionality
    • Meet the Explore Consulting Team
    • Get your questions answered on Version 11.0
    • Stay for our Open House immediately following
    When: Tuesday, June 6th
    1pm - 3pm - NetSuite Version 11.0 Overview
    Where: 10900 NE 8th St. Suite 200
    Bellevue, WA 98004
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    Featured Website

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    GuyotDesigns needed an e-commerce website that tied into their back office NetSuite system while maintaining a professional and custom look.

    The NetSuite template site is clean, easy to navigate and includes online lead capture forms.

    To view the GuyotDesigns project, please visit their website here.

    Another Customer Success Story:

    "Your consultant did an outstanding job with the HelenRae website and I'd like to commend both her work and your company for the help I've received. I was at a loss as to where to begin the eCommerce portion of our business and you jumped right in. The project came in on time and under budget, and as a start-up business, these are the most important things to an owner. If making talented consultants available to your customers is an indication of the service that I can expect in the future, you can be sure that I'll recommend your products to all of my business associates."

    - Kate Coughlin, President, HelenRae (www.helenraeluggage.com)

    NetSuite Tip
    Each month, we will provide our NetSuite customers with a tip on how to use the product more efficiently and how to perform complex or unintuitive tasks. We hope that you find this tip helpful.

      FSR Release 2 in Beta Now
    Explore Mobile's FSR 2 in beta now. This is a complete re-design of the user interface and functionality. The navigation has been enhanced for quick retrieval of relevant data; this includes Jump To, Top 10 history and a standard header/footer. Sales Order view, insert and update is available. Also, full support for Sales Order retrieval, creation, and modification is now available.”

    Explore Mobile offers the FSR 2 as a hosted service to be delivered over the web. Read more about the service and test it now. Experience NetSuite mobility yourself.

    Using NetSuite Custom Code for Intelligent Online Forms

    Publishing NetSuite online forms is a powerful and simple way to capture information from your customers, vendors, employees, or any other entities. These forms provide a secure and efficient way for you to automate the process of gathering data and can be used for a host of initiatives including Online Surveys, Reviews, RSVP Forms, or Questionnaires to name a few. In some cases, additional functionality may be required to ensure that the data being submitted is accurate or meaningful. NetSuite custom code allows you to add your own business logic to the forms, thus making them more 'intelligent'.

    The example below shows that if a user selects a particular field option they get an alert and the submit button is disabled, not allowing them to submit the form until a valid value is provided. In other words, the custom code is performing field level validation to ensure that the data submitted is accurate and will be useful once captured into your NetSuite account. Custom code allows you to perform calculations, set field values, enable or disable fields and many other functions.

    Click below images to enlarge.

    Before: User selects dropdown field option

    After: Pop-up alert is displayed and submit button is disabled

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