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NetSuite SuiteScript: All you need to know

Without any doubt, NetSuite is a globally recognized cloud ERP solution with over 31,000 customers. One of the most amazing features of NetSuite is that it can perfectly fit into your unique business. NetSuite comes with exceptional customization abilities that allow developers and administrators to create flexible business logic within NetSuite instances such as business processes and new applications. Leveraging SuiteScripts, NetSuite developers can create custom apps or workflows to tailor NetSuite as per your unique business needs.

In this blog, we’ll discuss what is SuiteScript, what are its different components and how it helps in development and customization of NetSuite applications.

What is NetSuite SuiteScript?

Built on JavaScript, SuiteScript is the NetSuite platform that allows developers to customize and automate business processes. With SuiteScript APIs, core business records and user information can be accessed and manipulated based on different business logics within NetSuite. SuiteScripts comes with sophisticated procedural logic and robust debugging capabilities to enable virtually limitless customization and cloud application construction.

NetSuite SuiteScript: All you need to know

Just like any other programming language, SuiteScript can be used to create custom scripts to automate tasks like data entry, workflow, reporting, automated communication with customers and vendors, and more. It also gives you complete control of how you use your NetSuite and all available data.

What are different components of SuiteScript?

SuiteScript consists of following components:

Suitelets:

Developers can create custom interfaces i.e. custom HTML, Flash or develop NetSuite front-end using Suitelets. Furthermore, Suitelets can also act as an external HTML interface when you develop any NetSuite extension.

SuiteScript UI Objects:

Leveraging it, developers can create custom interfaces that can run within the NetSuite framework.

Portlet SuiteScript:

Leveraging Portlet, developers can list any NetSuite content on the Dashboard or can include external data using RSS, HTML, Flash or embed Web 2.0 mashups (e.g. instant messaging, maps, blogs, and more via iFrame.

Scheduled SuiteScript:

It is used in customizing business processes. It is very helpful in automating workflows by scheduling records. Some of the business processes that can be automated include re-assignment of stale leads, scheduling of collection calls based on days overdue, etc. User Event SuiteScript: Leveraging this, data validation and business rules can be enforced. It means whenever a user changes the records and data in NetSuite, triggers are executed.

Client SuiteScript:

It triggers field-level calculations, alerts and business logic whenever users work with data and records within NetSuite. Furthermore, SuiteScript APIs can be used to implement business logic beyond a single record.

Benefits of NetSuite SuiteScript

Increased Efficiency:

Since manual tasks can be automated using SuiteScript, it will improve efficiency as time and probability of errors is minimized.

Improved Quality:

Developers can write clean, well-organized code, with minimum defects.

Enhanced Flexibility:

Set of APIs allows developers to customize NetSuite as per specific business needs.

Cost Savings:

Automation means saving of time. And time saved is money saved.

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