Netsuite EDIOn September 9, 2021 by Dhanushya Sree Ramesh
What is Netsuite?
NetSuite is a cloud-based business management platform that contains a suite of applications to help companies function more efficiently. It offers support for services like finance and accounting, CRM for sales, eCommerce, service and marketing automation, performance management, etc. NetSuite uses a SaaS-based model that charges a subscription fee for its resources, but customers don’t have to spend anything on maintaining servers or systems. Thus, NetSuite makes it quite easy for any business to invest in it, freeing them to focus on customers.
According to infoclutch “NetSuite ERP, a software trusted by over 40,000 organizations which have around 5,646 customers in the USA.”
The companies using Netsuite EDI are spread across different domains like small retailers, non-profits, micro-finance loans, Consumer manufacturers, Professional services for SMEs, etc. This flexibility of the EDI platform with diverse features can be applied to a range of business applications.
When do you need Netsuite EDI?
EDI (electronic data interchange) is considered the most efficient method for B2B and B2C trading, and for Netsuite, it is not a built-in service. It cannot process and automate EDI ASN, PO, or any other document that is delivered as an EDI transaction. However, NetSuite supports API. The API makes it easy to create applications and services that integrate EDI capability with your NetSuites account.
With an increasing number of small and medium businesses in the Retail industry utilizing integrated software than ever before, it has become inevitable for Netsuite EDI integration.
The common Netsuite EDI:
Netsuite integrations are customizable according to your partners (Retail, 3PL, Transportation, etc.). The most common Netsuite EDIs are:
- 810 EDI Invoice
- 850 Purchase Order
- 856 Ship Notice/Manifest
- 812 EDI to Debit/Credit Memo
- 820 EDI to Cash Receipt
- 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment
- 856 Ship Notice/Manifest
- 860 Purchase Order Change Request
- Warehouse Shipping Order 940
- 945 Warehouse Shipping Advise
How to integrate Netsuite with EDI?
Zenbridge is a platform that converts EDI to API and vice-versa, hence giving you an API for sending and receiving EDI. So in effect, to make your environment completely integrated, you just have to set up Webhooks inside Netsuite and Zenbridge to make the two exchange transactions.
Webhooks act as a bridge that connects the EDI system and Netsuite Platform and gives a seamless experience. It assists in the communication of events such as the creation, modification, or deletion of assets such as PO, Invoice, etc., from the Netsuite platform to third-party platforms such as EDI platforms in real-time. For example, when you set up a webhook using Zenbridge, you can notify events from Netsuite to Zenbridge in real time and vice-versa.
Benefits of Netsuite EDI integration:
- Automate the back-end as integration makes a swift e-trading with your retail partners, 3PLs, and suppliers.
- Eliminates the manual integration process that makes the set-up smooth.
- Send Invoices, purchase orders, etc., directly to your partners.
Having chosen an ERP software like Netsuite, which comes with API, is a great sign that you have set your company well for integration and automation in the future. APIs make it possible for organizations to be more automated, transparent, and proactive.
Apart from Netsuite, Zenbridge can make any ERP that has an API. We have listed some of the most widely used ERPs for your reference.
- Magento Commerce
Happy Integrations! Zenbridge is an EDI-as-API Platform that can assist in hassle-free integrations.