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SuiteSeries #1: What Manufacturers Can Expect with NetSuite 2019.1

Posted by ManageForce | 2/12/19 11:45 AM

NetSuite 2019.1 release is nearly here and the details are already starting to circulate.

Last year, with the introduction of industry-specific features, NetSuite shed some light on the wide array of use cases its technology can offer. While a manufacturing and retail company may both be using NetSuite ERP, the way they use that technology will (likely) be widely different.

So, to help you prepare for the impending NetSuite upgrade, we’re breaking it down by industry. Up first, here’s what you need to know about NetSuite 2019.1 for Manufacturing.

Just like NetSuite, modern manufacturing companies strive for accelerated business growth. NetSuite 2019.1 promises significant advancements for Bill of Materials (BOM) management, work order organization tools, and easy communication across departments. Check out the details here:

Decimal Resource Values in Work Center

Manufacturing resources (e.g. labor, machines) commonly operate in different work centers during a shift. With the new NetSuite upgrade, users will be able to enter decimals to represent resources in multiple work centers. This will allow for more accuracy across costs and work centers.

Buildable Quantity Field in Saved Searches

Viewing manufacturing analytics is much more self-intuitive as the Buildable Quantity Field can be viewed in saved searches for both Manufacturing Routing Work Orders and Conventional, non-routing Work Orders. The user interface also has been revamped as the Buildable field (now available in a transaction search) appears on work orders displaying the number of available components for the work order.

New Communications Tab

NetSuite’s newest upgrade added a Communications tab including sub-tabs to better share information easier across departments. These sub-tabs allow NetSuite users to create daily activity reminders (and save paper!).

Editing Legacy BOMs

As of NetSuite 17.2, the Advanced BOM record automatically migrated all assembly item BOMs to a new record structure. After the Advanced BOM feature is enabled, the existing BOMs are converted to read-only legacy records. A legacy record is a snippet of an assembly and its components at the time the conversion happens. NetSuite 2019.1 makes it possible to edit legacy BOMs, allowing users to use Advanced BOMs without copying legacy BOMs.

CSV Import for BOM Revisions

It is now possible to use CSV import to update or upload BOM Revisions for data loads, mass updates, and mass loads. This newly added feature allows end-users to speed up business processes efficiently.


To learn more about the complete list of enhancement features NetSuite 2019.1 includes, see the full list here.

Upgrades are extremely exciting as many new features and enhancements allow for efficient business processes, however, upgrades unfortunately come with stress and uncertainty. We’d love to help you beat the post-release NetSuite blues!

Shoot us a message to start the conversation about getting your NetSuite the support it needs.


Topics: ERP, NetSuite

Written by ManageForce


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