Netsuite EDI Overview

Netsuite EDI is very important for people who either purchase or sell goods from/to large format retailers, pharmacies, online shopping platforms or ecommerce sites, manufacturing, automotive industry and third part logistics or 3PL who wishes to automate the process of their supply chain. It is a very cost effective logical solution for every needs. It is used for activating the dozens of correct files among hundreds of available for each direction and document. This interface structure can be very complex as it can also be too difficult to handle.

Netsuite EDI is used for integrating the outbound invoice as there are other documents also that are mostly required by large customers the purchase order may be received, printed for comparison to quote/bid information and emailed to customers. It is also used by non production users and other services for integrating edi web forms for reducing the cost. The integration of Netsuite and edi is fully automated and the orders are translated to the Netsuite format and it is put automatically into the user account of Netsuite. You can review and accept the new orders that you get when you log on to view the new orders.

The outbound transmission of Netsuite EDI is also automated that uses a simple schedulers for extracting vital information from the Netsuite system which is then sent to your trading partner. Every automated processes takes place simultaneously and is then preconfigured by end user through the new client portal. It is considered as the best thing to happen to the EDI since it got fully automated. It also enables the client to check the status of maintenance request, change extraction interval for the outbound invoices and get a new setup.

Netsuite EDI is an integration that is used for the online business software solution for automating both back and front office operations for mid sized and growing companies. It adds advanced accounting, CRM, ERP and the functionality of customization as a mid market software solutions.

The different areas of their use include:


  • Order processing
  • Key business data
  • Account receivable, account payable and general ledger
  • Inventory management
  • Time and billing

Employee Management and Productivity

  • Group collaboration and calendaring
  • Executive dashboard/reporting
  • Employee records
  • Expense reporting
  • Payroll with direct deposit

Web Presence

  • Web store/web site
  • Vendor center /online partner
  • Extranet/ intranet

Customer Relationship Management

  • Marketing automation
  • Customer support management
  • Sales force automation.

Thus for using the collaboration of Netsuite and EDI you have to identify the opportunities and key resources in your environment, develop your project plan with all the appropriate components including training and ensure that you’re Netsuite and edi teams are working closely together.

For the development of edi you have to create a comprehensive configuration of each key transaction set and then customize the comprehensive configuration for every customer. You also have to set up and then test the communications between the interface and translator. For the development of Netsuite you have to set tables that are required for sending and receiving data file structure, partner profiles, partner cross references and code conversion. You will also have to set the processing rules and document types for the integration of Netsuite EDI.

Brooke Nelson is the Lead Author & Editor of NetSweets. With more than 20,000 customers, NetSuite is a fascinating platform! It is the major player in ERP, CRM, and ecommerce.