A Step-by-step Guide to Integrating Magento and NetSuite

Last Modified: January 3rd, 2023

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Why integrate Magento and NetSuite?

Integrating Magento and NetSuite allows businesses to automatically sync inventory, orders, customers, and other data between their eCommerce store and back-office operations. This can save a lot of time and effort, as well as reduce the chance of errors.

There are many different ways to integrate Magento and NetSuite. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide to integrating Magento and NetSuite.

First, consult with an integration specialist to discuss your specific needs and requirements.

Integration specialists can help you determine the best way to integrate Magento and NetSuite for your business. They will be able to recommend the best solution for you.

Excelym offers a no-obligation, free systems integration assessment to help you get started.

Next, decide how you want to integrate. 

Once you’ve been presented with options from your integration specialist, it’s time to decide how you want to integrate Magento and NetSuite. There are many different ways to do this, so be sure to choose the method that makes the most sense for your business.

If you’re not sure which method to choose, we recommend starting with a simple data sync. This will allow you to sync inventory, orders, customers, and other data between Magento and NetSuite.

There are three (3) main ways to integrate Magento and NetSuite.

    • Use an extension or plugin (in the Magento Marketplace)
    • Create a custom integration (through APIs)
    • Use an iPaaS (middleware/integration platform)

1. Plugins and extensions

If you are using Magento Community Edition or Magento Enterprise Edition, you can find extensions and plugins in the Magento Marketplace. What’s good about this option is that it’s usually quick and easy to set up. You will only need to install and configure the extension or plugin, and then connect it to your Magento store and NetSuite account. However, it can be expensive, and you will be limited to the features that are offered by the extension or plugin.

2. Custom (API) integration

If you have a developer team, you can create a custom integration using Magento’s APIs. This is a more complex option, but it gives you more control over the integration. If you are doing a custom integration, you will need to use Magento’s APIs to connect to your NetSuite account. The exact process will vary depending on which APIs you are using.

3. Integration-Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS)

If you don’t have a developer team, or if you want a more complete solution, you can use an iPaaS (integration-platform-as-a-service). This is a cloud-based platform that enables you to integrate Magento with NetSuite (and other applications). An iPaaS will typically provide a wide range of features, including data mapping, real-time synchronization, and more.

This option is similar to using an extension or plugin, but it’s usually more flexible and scalable. With an iPaaS, you can connect Magento to NetSuite and other systems, and then use the iPaaS to automate the data flow between them. This option is usually more expensive than using an extension or plugin, but it can be worth it if you need a more complex or scalable integration.

Not all iPaaS providers are created equal. When you’re looking for an iPaaS provider, be sure to find one that is trusted, reliable, and cost-effective.

Excelym.IO offers a robust and fault-tolerant integration solution at a fraction of the cost of leading iPaaS brands.  Learn more about Magento NetSuite Integration.

Lastly, identify your support requirements.

Once you’ve chosen your integration method, you will need to identify your support requirements. If you’re using an extension or plugin, be sure to find one that offers support in case you run into any problems. If you’re doing a custom integration, be sure to have a developer on hand who can help with any issues that come up. And if you’re using an iPaaS, be sure to find a provider that offers custom or tailored support options.

The key advantages of integrating Magento and NetSuite

    • Increased efficiency 

With a well-integrated system, you can save time and improve your business efficiency by automating tasks and workflows between Magento and NetSuite.

    • Improved accuracy

When data is synced between the two systems, it reduces the chances of errors due to manual data entry.

    • One central system for all your data

By integrating Magento and NetSuite, you can have all your business data in one centralized system. This makes it easier to track progress, manage inventory, and make decisions.

    • Seamless customer experience

A Magento NetSuite integration can help you provide a seamless customer experience by syncing data between the two systems. This ensures that your customers always have the most up-to-date information.

Serge is a Managing Partner and the head of sales and business development.

Published on: July 23, 2022