This series of posts features insights from our latest e-book, Best Practices for Visual Analytics: A Guide for NetSuite Users, Leaders, and Administrators.This is the second post in the series.

NetSuite contains a wealth of valuable information. However, turning that raw data into easily shareable insights that everyone understands can be a time-consuming (and expensive) proposition.

Because NetSuite’s native reporting capabilities are limited, you may choose to export the data to a Business Intelligence system. But while a BI solution can provide robust reporting, it comes at a high price.

A less expensive option is to export your data to Excel and create charts and graphs there. Manipulating the data in Excel can take hours upon hours, though.

And as we’ll discuss in a future blog post, exporting your NetSuite data to another system has several drawbacks.

You can save time and money by using a visual analytics solution that integrates directly with NetSuite. No more arduous data exports. No additional pricey solution to purchase. Best of all, an integrated solution allows you to tap into NetSuite’s real-time data. No more making decisions based on information that’s outdated as soon as it’s exported.

Interactive Visual Analytics Dashboards

And rather than creating your own reports from scratch, you can save even more time by tapping into prebuilt interactive dashboards provided by your visual analytics solution. These dashboards have been designed with best practices in mind, so you get all of the reports you need to boost performance company-wide.

Comprehensive Overview of Your Business Data

Implementing a visual analytics solution gives you another big benefit, too: the ability to view data from multiple sources. You can pull in data from your ERP, your CRM, and even Magento and Zendesk. You get a 360-degree view of vital business data, so you can make better business decisions.

When you choose a visual analytics solution that integrates with NetSuite, you get outstanding reporting options, without having to shell out for an expensive BI solution. You avoid time-consuming data exports. You gain access to interactive dashboards that include the most useful reports for each department—no need to reinvent the wheel by creating your own reports. And you get a way to take an in-depth look at all of your business data, whatever the source may be.

Is your company ready to save time and money and improve efficiencies in all departments? Download our latest e-book, “Best Practices for Visual Analytics: A Guide for NetSuite Users, Leaders, and Administrators.

To learn more about real-time visual reporting inside NetSuite without exporting to Excel, visit our iCharts for NetSuite page.

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