Oracle NetSuite: Best practices and additional information

This article provides more information about how the sync works with Oracle NetSuite, and outlines our best practices for syncing between Cashflow360 and Oracle NetSuite.

Table of Contents

Record types and known limitations

Record Type Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360 Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite Known Limitations
Vendors Yes Yes - Vendors with Access enabled in Oracle NetSuite need to be updated in Oracle NetSuite
- Vendors shared across subsidiaries need to be updated in Oracle Netsuite
Customers Yes Yes - Cashflow360 supports only one subsidiary per customer
- Customers with Access enabled in Oracle NetSuite need to be updated in Oracle NetSuite
Chart of Accounts Yes Yes - Summary accounts are not supported
Departments Yes Yes - No known limitations
Locations Yes Yes - No known limitations
Classes Yes Yes - No known limitations
Items Yes Yes - Items created in Cashflow360 and synced to Oracle NetSuite use the subtype: For Resale
Jobs/Projects Yes No - Requires Bundle 3.1 or later
Custom Fields No No - When creating custom fields in Oracle NetSuite, assign a default value to avoid any conflicts
- Custom fields are ignored by the sync. They won't prevent the bills from syncing to Cashflow360. Custom fields will be preserved in Oracle NetSuite but won't be visible in Cashflow360
Currency USD only USD only Multi-currency isn't supported.
- Cashflow360 doesn't support the setup for International Oracle Netsuite Accounts
Payment Terms No No - Payment Terms don't sync to/from Oracle NetSuite
Attachments Yes No - Attachments sync from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360
- Attachments won't sync from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite.
Partners No No - Partners don't sync to/from Oracle NetSuite
Bills Unpaid bills only Yes - Partially and fully paid bills don't sync from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360
- $0 bills in Oracle NetSuite will sync to Cashflow360 as unpaid bills if they don't have payments on them in Oracle NetSuite
- Syncing bills from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360 can be disabled in Bill.com Preferences within Oracle NetSuite
- Oracle NetSuite doesn't support using Cost Of Goods accounts as a bill expense
Invoices Unpaid Invoices only (if AR sync is enabled) Invoice creates only (if AR sync is enabled) If AR sync is enabled:
- Partially and fully paid invoices do not sync from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360
- $0 invoices in Oracle NetSuite will not sync to Cashflow360
- Invoices created in non-USD currencies will not sync to Cashflow360
- Once an invoice has synced with Oracle NetSuite, it can't be edited in Cashflow360
Sales Orders Yes No - The sales order field will sync in at the header level of an invoice from Oracle NetSuite.
- The sales order # will display in the PO # field on an invoice in Cashflow360 and will not be editable in Cashflow360
Vendor Credits Unapplied vendor credits only Yes - Partially and fully applied vendor credits only sync from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite
- Vendor Credit applications (applying, un-applying, and reapplying) only sync from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite
- To configure the sync to apply vendor credits in Oracle NetSuite when a period is closed, enable Non-GL Changes
- Syncing vendor credits from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360 can be disabled in Bill.com Preferences within Oracle NetSuite
- To configure the sync to apply vendor credits in Oracle NetSuite when a period is closed, enable Non-GL Changes
- Syncing vendor credits from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360 can be disabled in Preferences within Oracle NetSuite
Credit Memos No No Credit memos have to be created and applied manually in both Cashflow360 and Oracle NetSuite
Approval Status No Limited - The option to only sync bills/vendor credits that have been approved is available in Bill.com Preferences within Oracle NetSuite
Bill Payments No Yes - Payments synced from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite will always use the same Department, Class, and/or Location per subsidiary, based on selection in Cashflow360 sync preferences
- If these are set as mandatory in Netsuite, the default classifications must be set in Cashflow360 sync preferences to avoid sync errors
Invoice payments No Yes (if AR sync is enabled) If AR sync is enabled:
- Payments synced from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite will always use the same Department, Class, and/or Location per subsidiary, based on selection in Cashflow360 sync preferences
Purchase Orders Once converted to unpaid Bill N/A - The purchase order can not be viewed in Cashflow360
- The Purchase Order number will appear on bills and vendor credits that originated from POs in Oracle NetSuite
- Bills created from POs from Oracle NetSuite shouldn't be edited in Cashflow360 or the corresponding Oracle NetSuite bill will be unlinked from the PO
Commissions No No - Commissions don't sync to/from Oracle NetSuite

General best practices

Keeping the sync Bundle Up-to-Date

  • The Oracle NetSuite bundle updates automatically. Oracle NetSuite will alert users each time the bundle is updated.

Preferred Forms and Required Fields

  • When syncing records from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite, the sync will use the preferred form for that record type
  • Fields that don't sync with Cashflow360 cannot be set as required fields on the preferred form for a given record type

Locked and Closed Periods

  • The sync cannot use periods that are closed. If a period is closed, the sync will use the most recent open period.
  • The sync will be able to write to periods that have been locked. If this is an issue, we recommend completely closing periods to prevent the sync from making changes.

Amortization Schedules

  • When an amortization schedule is in use, the Cashflow360 sync won't change line items for bills and vendor credits covering sublists, expenses, and items
    • Any changes to line items for bills/vendor credits should be made in Oracle NetSuite

Best practice by record type

Vendors

General

  • Cashflow360 supports vendors shared across subsidiaries (with bundle 3.2.0 or later). If a single vendor spans across multiple subsidiaries, that vendor record will sync over to each Cashflow360 account linked to a subsidiary the vendor is shared with
  • Vendors shared across subsidies in Oracle NetSuite need to be updated in Oracle NetSuite. Updating the vendor in Cashflow360 will cause sync errors
  • Vendors with Access enabled in Oracle NetSuite need to be updated in Oracle NetSuite. Updating the vendor in Cashflow360 will cause sync errors

From Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360

  • The Oracle NetSuite character limit for Vendor ID is 83 characters. The sync with Cashflow360 recognizes the full Vendor ID length
  • When Vendor Auto-Numbering is enabled in both Oracle NetSuite and Cashflow360, the vendor ID generated in Oracle NetSuite will sync to Cashflow360
  • Vendor as a Tax Agency will sync to Cashflow360 when it's first created. Any future changes won't sync

From Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite

  • For vendors of type: Company, Company Name is required to sync to Oracle NetSuite
  • For vendors of type: Individual, First Name and Last Name are required to sync to Oracle NetSuite
    • If the first and last name fields are left blank, then we'll split vendor name with " " and use the first part of the name as first Name in Oracle NetSuite and the remaining part as the last Name in Oracle NetSuite
    • If we cannot split the name, we'll repeat the vendor name for first name and last name

Customers

General

  • Child customer will sync even if subsidiary doesn't have access to the parent
  • Customers with Access enabled in Oracle NetSuite need to be updated in Oracle NetSuite. Updating the customer in Cashflow360 will cause sync errors

From Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360

  • The Oracle NetSuite character limit for Character ID is 83 characters. The sync with Cashflow360 recognizes the full Character ID length
  • For OneWorld users:
    • The Cashflow360 sync has no limit on Customer hierarchy
  • For non-OneWorld users:
    • The Cashflow360 sync limits Customer hierarchy to 3 levels deep
  • When Customer Auto-Numbering is enabled in both Oracle NetSuite and Cashflow360, the customer ID generated in Oracle NetSuite will sync to Cashflow360

From Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite

  • For customers of type: Company, Company Name is required to sync to Oracle NetSuite
  • For customers of type: Individual, First Name and Last Name are required to sync to Oracle NetSuite
    • If the first and last name fields are left blank, then we'll split customer name with " " and use the first part of the name as the first Name in Oracle NetSuite and the remaining part as the last Name in Oracle NetSuite
    • If we can’t split the name, we'll repeat the customer name for first name and last name

Chart of Accounts

From Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360

  • Cashflow360 doesn't support Summary accounts

From Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite

  • Account Numbers are required for syncing an account from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite

Departments

  • Child department will sync even if subsidiary doesn't have access to the parent

Locations

  • Child location will sync even if subsidiary doesn't have access to the parent

Classes

  • Child classes will sync even if subsidiary doesn't have access to the parent

Items

  • Sales Tax Items and Shipping Items are 1-way to Bill.com (if AR sync is enabled)
  • Child items will sync even if subsidiary doesn't have access to the parent

From Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite

  • Items created in Cashflow360 will sync to Oracle NetSuite with the subtype: For Resale
    • If an item needs to have a different subtype, it must be created in Oracle NetSuite

Jobs/Projects

  • The Oracle NetSuite character limit for Jobs/Projects is 100 characters.

Custom Fields

  • Custom fields don't sync from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360
    • Custom fields are ignored by the sync. They won't prevent the bills from syncing to Cashflow360
    • Custom fields will be preserved in Oracle NetSuite but won't be visible in Cashflow360
  • When creating custom fields in Oracle NetSuite, assign a default value to avoid any conflicts

Currency

From Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360

  • Transactions in Oracle NetSuite that aren't in USD (US dollar) won't sync to Cashflow360

From Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite

  • Transactions in Cashflow360 will always sync to Oracle NetSuite in USD

Attachments

From Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360

  • Upload and handle documents in Oracle NetSuite. Attachments will sync from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360

From Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite

  • Attachments won't sync from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite

Bills

General

  • All users, regardless of their assigned role, have access to the View in Bill.com button in Oracle NetSuite
  • Customers coded in the bill line items can be prevented from syncing to/from Oracle NetSuite

From Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360

  • If a bill is created from a PO, it'll sync to Cashflow360
    • Edit line items for these bills in Oracle NetSuite, editing in Cashflow360 will unlink the bill from the PO in Oracle NetSuite. The Description field for the line item in Cashflow360 will show the bill is connected to a PO in Oracle NetSuite
  • If a bill is partially or fully paid in Oracle NetSuite, it won't sync from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360
  • If the currency for a bill isn't US dollars, it won't sync from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360
  • Documents/files attached to bills in Oracle NetSuite will sync to Cashflow360

From Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite

  • Cashflow360 only supports classifications in the line items of a bill. Bills in Oracle NetSuite can be classified both in the general section of the bill, as well as the line items of the bill
    • When bills sync from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite, the general section of the bill will use the selections that are set as the Default Payables classification in the Cashflow360 Preferences
    • To make it easier to reclassify these records (as needed), create a department, location, and/or class called Unclassified, Uncoded or something similar, and set that as the Default Payables classification. This will allow a report to be run to isolate the bills that need to be reclassified
  • If Oracle NetSuite’s “Only Sync Approved Bills/Credits” is enabled, bills won't sync to Oracle NetSuite unless their Approval Status is Approved
    • When bills sync to Oracle NetSuite, their status will automatically be set as:
      • Approved in Oracle NetSuite, if Oracle NetSuite approvals are turned off
      • Pending Approval if Oracle NetSuite approvals are turned on
    • Once a bill is approved in Cashflow360 and syncs to Oracle NetSuite, changes to the approval status won't sync.
  • If Cashflow360’s “Sync only approved Bills/ Vendor Credits” preference is selected, bills won't sync to Oracle NetSuite unless their Approval Status is Approved in Cashflow360
    • When bills sync to Oracle NetSuite with this enabled, their Oracle NetSuite approval status won't be changed
    • Once a bill is approved in Cashflow360 and syncs to Oracle NetSuite, changes to the approval status won't sync

Invoices

General

  • All users, regardless of their assigned role, have access to the View in Bill.com button in Oracle NetSuite

From Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360

  • If an invoice is partially or fully paid in Oracle NetSuite, it will not sync from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360
  • If the currency for an invoice is not USD (US dollars,) it will not sync from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360
  • $0 invoices in Oracle NetSuite will sync to Cashflow360 as unpaid invoices if they do not have payments on them in Oracle NetSuite
  • Once invoice has synced with Oracle Netsuite, it can't be edited in Cashflow360. Edit will need to be managed in Oracle NetSuite.
  • Sales tax will sync into Cashflow360 as a line item from Oracle NetSuite. It will not be editable in Cashflow360.
  • Discount Items:
    • Discount items at the header level of an invoice in Oracle NetSuite will not sync to Cashflow360
    • Discount Items at the line item level will sync into Cashflow360 as a line item from Oracle NetSuite. It will not be editable in Cashflow360.
      • Discount line items will apply to the line item directly above it only
      • Discounts in Oracle NetSuite are a percentage, when synced to Cashflow360 it will be a total amount based on the calculation in Oracle NetSuite. The percentage will not show in Cashflow360.
      • Edits to discount line item in Cashflow360 will not sync back to Oracle NetSuite, they must be managed in Oracle NetSuite.
  • Invoices created in non-USD currencies will not sync to Cashflow360
  • If an invoice was created from a Sales order in Oracle NetSuite, the Sales Order # from Oracle NetSuite will sync and display in the PO # field on the invoice in Cashflow360
    • The Sales Order # in the PO # field will not be editable in Cashflow360

From Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite

  • Once an invoice has synced with NetSuite, it is not editable in Cashflow360
  • Cashflow360 only supports classifications in the line items of an invoice. Invoices in Oracle NetSuite can be classified both in the general section of the invoice, as well as the line items of the invoice.
    • When invoices sync from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite, the general section of the invoice will use the classification that is set as the Default Receivables classification in the Bill.com Preferences
    • To make it easier to reclassify these records (as needed), create a department, location, and/or class called Unclassified, Uncoded or something similar, and set that as the Default Receivables classification. This will allow a report to be run in order to isolate the invoices that need to be reclassified.

Sales Orders

  • If an invoice was created from a Sales order in Oracle NetSuite, the Sales Order # from Oracle NetSuite will sync and display in the PO # field on the invoice in Bill.com
    • The Sales Order # in the PO # field will not be editable in Bill.com

Vendor Credits

General

  • Customers coded in Vendor Credit line items can be prevented from syncing to/from Oracle NetSuite

From Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360

  • If a vendor credit is partially applied or fully applied in Oracle NetSuite, it won't sync from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360
  • If the currency for a vendor credit isn't US dollars, it won't sync from Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360

From Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite

  • Cashflow360 only supports classifications in the line items of a vendor credit. Vendor credits in Oracle NetSuite can be classified both in the general section of the bill, as well as the line items of the bill
    • When vendor credits sync from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite, the general section of the vendor credit will use the classification that's set as the Default Payables classification in the Cashflow360 Preferences
    • To make it easier to reclassify these records (as needed), create a department, location, and/or class called Unclassified, Uncoded or something similar, and set that as the Default Payables classification. This will allow a report to be run to isolate the vendor credits that need to be reclassified
    • Vendor credit application syncs along with the bill to which it's been applied
  • If Oracle NetSuite's “Only Sync Approved Bills/Credits from Bill.com" is selected, vendor credits won't sync from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite unless their Approval Status is Approved
    • When vendor credits sync to Oracle NetSuite their status will automatically be set as:
      • Approved in Oracle NetSuite, if Oracle NetSuite approvals are turned off
      • Pending Approval if Oracle NetSuite approvals are turned on
    • Once a vendor credit is approved in Cashflow360 and syncs to Oracle NetSuite, changes to the approval status won't sync
  • If Cashflow360’s “Sync only approved Bills/ Vendor Credits” preference is selected, vendor credits won't sync to Oracle NetSuite unless their Approval Status is Approved in Cashflow360
    • When vendor credits sync to Oracle NetSuite with this enabled, their Oracle NetSuite approval status won't be changed
    • Once a vendor credit is approved in Cashflow360 and syncs to Oracle NetSuite, changes to the approval status won't sync
  • To configure the sync to apply vendor credits in Oracle NetSuite when a period is closed, enable Non-GL Changes to the Accounting Period in Oracle NetSuite:
    1. Hover over Setup > Accounting, select Manage Accounting Periods
    2. Select the period in which the vendor credit is dated to edit the base period
    3. Select Allow Non-G/L Changes

Credit Memos

Credit memos do not sync in either direction.

  • Credit memos have to be created and applied manually in both Cashflow360 and Oracle NetSuite

Bill Payments

General

  • If a bill is paid outside of Cashflow360, mark it as paid in Cashflow360 and allow that payment record to sync into Oracle NetSuite
    • Recording the payment in Oracle NetSuite first will cause sync errors
  • Payments made in Cashflow360 can be edited in Oracle NetSuite
  • All users, regardless of their assigned role, have access to the View in Bill.com button in Oracle NetSuite
  • The memo field for Offline Payments in Cashflow360 doesn't sync to Oracle NetSuite

From Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360

  • Bill Payments don't sync from Oracle NetSuite into Cashflow360

From Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite

  • Cashflow360 doesn't support departments, locations, and/or classes on bill payments
  • When a payment is voided in Cashflow360, the void will sync to Oracle NetSuite
  • When bill payments sync from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite, they will use the classification that's set as the Default Payables classification in the Cashflow360 Preferences
    • If these are set as mandatory in Netsuite, the default classifications must be set in Cashflow360 sync preferences to avoid sync errors
  • To make it easier to reclassify these records (as needed), you can create a department, location, and/or class called Unclassified, or Uncoded, or something similar, and set that as the Default Payables classification. This will allow a report to be run to isolate the bill payments that need to be reclassified.
  • A payment made in Cashflow360 can ONLY be voided in Cashflow360
  • Supported Payment Methods:
    • Bank Account
    • Checks
    • Vendor Credits

Invoice Payments

From Oracle NetSuite to Cashflow360

Invoice Payments do not sync to Cashflow360 from Oracle NetSuite. It is best practice to always enter payments in Cashflow360 and allow them to sync to Oracle NetSuite, even if you made the payment outside of Cashflow360.

  • If your customer pays an invoice outside of Cashflow360, mark the invoice as paid in Cashflow360 and allow that payment to sync into Oracle NetSuite. Recording the payment in Oracle NetSuite first will cause sync errors.

_From Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite

Cashflow360 does not support departments, locations, and/or classes on invoice payments.

  • When invoice payments sync from Cashflow360 to Oracle NetSuite, the payment record uses the classification that is set as the Default Receivables classification in Bill.com Preferences within Oracle NetSuite
  • To make it easier to reclassify these records as needed, create a department, location, and/or class called Unclassified, Uncoded or something similar, and set that as the Default Receivables classification. This will allow you to run a report in Oracle NetSuite in order to isolate the invoice payments that need to be reclassified.

Purchase Orders

  • The purchase order record only exists in Oracle NetSuite, so it cannot be viewed in Cashflow360
    • When a bill is created from a purchase order in Oracle NetSuite, that bill will sync into Cashflow360. The bill can then be paid in Cashflow360.
    • Edit line items for these bills in Oracle NetSuite, editing in Cashflow360 will unlink the bill from the PO in Oracle NetSuite. The Description field for the line item in Cashflow360 will show the bill is connected to a PO in Oracle NetSuite
      • Ex: Description: Linked to Oracle NetSuite Record - don't change account, item, or classifications
  • The PO Number field on bills in Cashflow360 will populate with the Oracle NetSuite Purchase Order number