NetSuite OpenAir announced its latest release last week, and even though it’s already the world’s No. 1 professional services automation (PSA) solution, the team has added some very useful new features.
NetSuite OpenAir supports the entire professional services delivery lifecycle with a powerful Software-as-a-Services (SaaS) suite, from resource management and project management, to time and expense tracking, project accounting and advanced billing and invoicing. The full suite includes:
- Project Management
- Resource Management
- Project Accounting
- Timesheet Management
- Expense Management
- Reporting and Dashboards
The new features announced last week will further enhance the value of the professional services automation solution. They include:
Project Status News Feed—Instantly see 5 short, time-stamped update messages that are color-coded so you know immediately what the status is. Project managers also have the option to add a message to a project status news feed to update the team and management.
New Functionality for the Advanced Booking Worksheet—Users can now also filter by:
- Booking type
- Project Manager
- Line Manager of the resource
- Active/Inactive status of the user
Expanded Viewing Capacity for the Advanced Booking Worksheet—you now have the option to set the maximum number of bookings to display, with choices of 500; 1,000; 1,500; and 2,000.
Job Code Requirement for the Booking Worksheet—You now have a switch that allows you to require a job code. When the switch is activated and a booking is created or modified, the user will see a message for each row with a blank job code value, asking the user to select a job code.
Resource Profile Improvements—a unified resource view now enables a consolidated resource profile with a “last update” timestamp. The feature also includes fuzzy search for skills and experience.
More Control Over Resource Skill Approvals—You can now delegate responsibility for approvals, be notified when changes are made, and improve your approval processes.
Mobile Feature for Pre-Populating the Timesheet Time Entry—You can pre-populate your timesheet entry with project, task, client, or other fields with the click of a button.
These are just a few highlights of the new functionality that makes NetSuite OpenAir the leading professional services automation solution. If you’d like to see these for yourself, just click the button below and our NetSuite consultants will be happy to give you a free demo.