Visibility and control for project-based businesses

What is NetSuite OpenAir?

NetSuite OpenAir is a project management solution that supports the entire project delivery lifecycle with a powerful cloud-based suite. Stop relying on spreadsheets and disconnected systems to plan and track project activities and manage resources. With OpenAir, gain real-time visibility and anytime, anywhere access to the information and tools you need to delight customers and ensure profitability, including reporting and dashboards, time and resource tracking, project and expense management, and advanced billing and invoicing.

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Gain Comprehensive Visibility

Support your entire services organization with real-time visibility and anytime, anywhere access to the tools and reporting information you need. Easily see project portfolio health and resource utilization and gain better insights to project billing and expenses.

Streamline Project Billing and Invoicing

Ensure accurate accounting and billing throughout the delivery process, recognize revenue separate from project billing to support exactly how your organization measures profitability, and ensure compliance with financial standards.

Empower Your Mobile, Global Organization

For organizations with global services pools and multi-currency, multi-subsidiary, multi-taxation, and multi-language requirements, you can find the right resource for every project, regardless of physical location, and easily bill time in the project currency while accounting for hours in the resource’s local currency.

NetSuite OpenAir provides the tools that are needed to make the cutover from five to 10 systems to one true system of record and data management. It’s definitely a solution that works for companies like us.

Tim Radway
Director of Finance and Operations, W. Capra Consulting Group

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NetSuite OpenAir Benefits

  • Optimize Resource Management. Manage and deploy resources to projects according to job needs and employee skills, experience, and availability.
  • Improve Project Profitability. Easily update and report on project status. Giving managers visibility into project analytics to optimize pricing, billing rates, and staffing ensures overall profitability.
  • Accurate Project Financials. Connect project activities with company financials to improve cash flow and ensure precise accounting and billing throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Better Collaboration. Automatically generate status reports and alerts and share document to improve coordination among project managers, consultants, business leaders, and customers.
  • Mobile Access. Access OpenAir from anywhere on the mobile app to stay informed, make project status updates, and capture detailed time and expense information.

NetSuite OpenAir Features

With NetSuite OpenAir, gain complete visibility into and control over the entire services organization. Real-time visibility and anytime, anywhere access to tools and information empower you to deploy the right resources and deliver projects effectively and profitably.

Project Management

Collaborate on projects and maintain current and accurate project status at all times so managers can proactively identify and resolve potential threats to the success of each engagement.

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Project Management dashboard

Project Budgeting

Track detailed cost budgets on a project-by-project basis and allow financial leaders to set budget forecasts to track actuals, comparing different scenarios to allow on the go visibility to financial performance.

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Project Budgeting dashboard

Invoicing and Billing

From bid preparation through time and expense tracking to client billing and internal chargebacks, OpenAir provides powerful tools to easily and efficiently manage project finances across multiple offices and while on the road.

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Invoicing and Billing dashboard

Resource Management

Increase resource utilization and manage and deploy resources to projects based on employee skills, interests, experience, and availability. Keep the right resources working on the right projects based on a real-time timeline, now and as the project evolves.

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Resource Management dashboard

Timesheet Management

Employees can quickly and easily capture detailed timesheets, whether in the office or on the road.

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Timesheet Management dashboard

Expense Management

Automate the entire expense management cycle, including expense reporting, submission, and approval, while integrating expenses with project accounting and invoicing systems.

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Expense Management dashboard

Project Reporting and Dashboards

Full-featured, robust reporting and analytical tools that are integrated across all NetSuite OpenAir modules deliver on-demand, real-time data.

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Project Reporting and Dashboards dashboard

OpenAir Connect

Excel with a set of tools to manage integrations with customer relationship management (CRM), human resources (HR), financials and enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, and more. Get all the benefits of the cloud without sacrificing your existing technology investments and business processes.

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Challenges OpenAir Solves

  • Reactive Resourcing. With optimized reporting and a repository of staffing information, assign the right resource to the right job to avoid rebooking resources and misaligned skill sets.
  • Multiple Solutions to Manage Projects and Billing. OpenAir aggregates your data in one solution for a unified view of financials, resources, and projects that supports the entire project-to-cash process.
  • Poor Visibility into Project Profitability. Aggregate project, resource, billing, and financial data to accurately forecast and optimize utilization.
  • Manual Tracking of Time and Expenses. Automate the entire time and expense reimbursement cycle and enhance productivity by submitting time and expenses from anywhere, with automatic project accounting integration.
  • Difficulty Tracking Revenue. Automate billing and revenue recognition and seamlessly integrate with financials to track revenue streams and maintain profitability.

Faster Time to Value

NetSuite has packaged the experience gained from thousands of worldwide deployments over two decades into a set of leading practices. These practices pave a clear path to success and are proven to deliver rapid business value and get you live on NetSuite in a predictable timeframe. Intelligent, stepped implementations begin with sales and span the entire customer lifecycle, so there’s continuity from sales to services to support.

How Much Does OpenAir Cost?

Companies of every size have made the move to NetSuite OpenAir. Looking for a better way to run your projects but wondering about the cost?

Users subscribe to NetSuite OpenAir for an annual license fee. Your license is made up of two main components: core platform and number of users. There is also a one-time implementation fee for initial setup.

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