CloudExtend Outlook Go Live Checklist and End-user Guidelines
Updated over a week ago

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This article is designed to help you create guidelines and internal processes, so all users of CloudExtend are on the same page. Below are the questions you want to have outlined for your users, to ensure internal success and adoption.

Who is going to use CloudExtend?

  • Determine which departments will be using CloudExtend. Sales, Customer Service, Support, Finance etc. If it is various departments, it is very likely that each different department will be working with different record types in NetSuite and the process may not be the same per each department.

What is being saved to NetSuite from Outlook?

  • Emails, events, and/or attachments? With CloudExtend you can save emails, events, and attachments to NetSuite which will be stored under the communication tab for important visibility in NetSuite. Do you want all these different activities to be tracked? Outline what it is you want saved in NetSuite.

How much are we saving?

If it isn’t in NetSuite, it didn’t happen”.

  • All-important emails, events, and attachments should be saved. (Attachments do take up storage space, so you may want to consider using OneDrive/SharePoint to save these attachments if they are over a certain size).

Which records should we save the emails and events to in NetSuite?

  • This will likely vary with different departments but per each department, there should be guidelines.

    Example: You are working with contact Jess Nana from the company Socially Savy Studio. You have an open opportunity and an open estimate related to this customer. These are 4 different record types in NetSuite: contact, customer, opportunity, and estimate. Where do you want to see the emails in NetSuite? In almost every situation, you will likely want to have all the communications on the customer record. You may also want to have some emails saved on the opportunity or the estimate as well. This is something you will need to make an internal decision about. The good news is in the above scenario if you save an email or emails to the contact, the opportunity, or the estimate it will also AUTOMATICALLY save to the customer record. More on email rollup can be found here.

What standard and custom fields need to be added to each record type so we can create records from CloudExtend?

  • With CloudExtend you can create, edit and view certain NetSuite records in Outlook. For each record type, you can add which standard and custom fields you want on your form. This will need to be decided on each different record type that we support for either editing, viewing, or creating.

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