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Why we're building the next generation of CloudExtend Excel Data Management for NetSuite NextGen
Why we're building the next generation of CloudExtend Excel Data Management for NetSuite NextGen

XLNS NextGen | Learn why we're building it, what's new, and how to install it

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Upcoming Activities

See the upcoming activities for the CloudExtend app. Know what are the new features that await you once you switch to the new version of the CloudExtend Excel Data Management for NetSuite here.



November 21, 2023

Users to Start Upgrading to NextGen

January 8, 2024

All users will see the new app load by default. If you haven't finished the upgrade by then, you'll be prompted to do so and then start using the new app

January 31, 2024

Stop Support for SmartClient Users

March 31, 2024

Discontinue CloudExtend SmartClient

Why Are We Updating CloudExtend Excel Data Management?

Put simply, you asked, and we listened. We’ve collected tons of feedback from you, our users, and we’ve taken that feedback to build an improved version of our application with improvements to all areas of the application.

What’s in it for you?

Glad you asked…here's a short list (a full comparison can be found in this article).

  • Improved template builder: The template builder now allows users to build templates faster by selecting more than one field at a time

    • All fields, not just the first 100, are available in the UI

    • Re-arranging fields is easier than ever. Previously, to move a field from the bottom to the top meant that a user had to drag it up to the top of the screen, stop, and start again, repeating until complete. Now users can drag, and the screen will scroll with them to wherever they wish.

  • Improved template sharing:

    • Customers have asked for the ability to have a corporate template repository. Users can now save (or use) templates in their corporate template repository. Pretty cool!

  • Access unlimited NetSuite accounts: You'll no longer be tied down to a single NetSuite account and will be able to access multiple production, sandbox, and test drive accounts, all from the same NetSuite login. You're welcome!

  • Feature parity with legacy SmartClient: All features of both our legacy and current production app are now available in one place.

    • Update item pricing

    • Manage transactions with serialized and lot numbered inventory as well as bins

  • Login with Google or Microsoft 365 (CloudExtend Federated Identity)

    • In the current app, the user’s identity is tied to his/her NetSuite login and if the user had to switch a role or use a different NS account, they had to sign out each time. In the latest version, we have improved this. Users can now login once with their Microsoft Office 365 account and CloudExtend would create a user’s identity in the background. Once done, the user can add as many NetSuite connections as they want and use the add-in in that connection’s context.

  • Faster UI: Moving around the UI is markedly faster.

  • Multi-select fields are now supported

  • Emptying a field value is easier (improvements to the UI to make it easier to set field values to null)

  • Burst Mode for everyone: All users will have access to Burst Mode

  • Improved picklist: The pick list pane is now moved to the bottom of the Excel task pane and can be expanded upward to see more values.

  • Theme Support: Support for dark mode

What's Missing?

You will not have access to templates you've created in the past while using the NextGen. But this is only till you Click on Upgrade option within the app which would migrate your templates from old version to the new one. Once you choose to Upgrade you won't be able to switch between old and new apps. You would have time till 31st December 2023 to complete the Upgrade to new app.

Meanwhile, if you open a workbook that has one of your existing templates already loaded, and then open the NextGen app, you will be able to use the template. You can also leverage our new and improved template builder to recreate your template and then share it with others.

When will the NextGen version go live?

Users can begin upgrading to NextGen starting on November 21st, 2023 and it will become mandatory on January 8, 2024. On January 8, all users will see the new app load by default. If you haven't completed the upgrade till then, you will be prompted to do so and then start using the new app.

How do I give feedback?

Feedback can be provided to support using the chat icon in the app or by sending an email to We'll also be providing a link to a feedback form in the future.

How to Install the NextGen

Click the Menu icon at the top left of your production app and then select Try out new app. This will let you seamlessly switch back/forth between the two.

Next Steps

Visit our support site chock full of detailed information, screenshots, and videos to continue learning more about the next generation of our CloudExtend Excel applications.

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