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Custom Configurator Application aligned with NetSuite CRM

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  • November 4, 2015
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  • Muhammad Ahmad
  • POSTED ON November 4, 2015
  • POSTED BY Muhammad Ahmad

Fiber cable industry provides a variety of products in market. Most of them are standard items. Client of vteam #167 was using a portal application which quote customers from its warehouse stock. The need arose to build such a system which is capable of handling both stock and custom items. vteams engineers were required to create a custom configurator....

Fiber cable industry provides a variety of products in market. Most of them are standard items. Client of vteam #167 was using a portal application which quote customers from its warehouse stock. The need arose to build such a system which is capable of handling both stock and custom items. vteams engineers were required to create a custom configurator application that would create new parts and align them with NetSuite CRM. The end result would be over 155 million custom fiber combinations.

Implementation:

To create custom configurator application, following steps were implemented:

User Interface:

UI was developed according to Fiber cable industry standard components. Using these UI controls, customers would get the facility to create items of their own choice.

Forecasting System:

This system was developed in back-end to prepare custom items with their complete information i.e.:

  • Pricing
  • Delivery Time
  • Shipping Cost
  • Product Code
    .

Item Alias Generation:

This module was developed to control the representation of parts’ numbers for different vendors.

Box UI Grid:

This grid was developed to view the status of items created which would differentiate stock and new items.

Pricing System:

Specialized pricing system was developed to control product cost flow based on price level for each customer.

Quotes Format:

This functionality was added to email customer quotes in HTML/PDF format.

Push Controls:

Web services based push controls were developed to synchronize cart details in NetSuite CRM. It helped our client to generate complex financial transactions through just one click.

JSON Response Handling:

XAJAX framework was used to handle JSON response for manipulating content in UI controls.

Conclusion:

vteam #167 provided an effective solution in terms of meeting client’s requirements. Other than this, custom configurator application minimized manual workload of users associated with NetSuite Financial System.

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Muhammad Ahmad

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