Resource & Project Management Dream
Rachelle Felix-Blackmon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated November 13, 2015

Resource & Project Management Dream

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with NetSuite OpenAir PSA

NetSuite OpenAir PSA is used for time and expense tracking for non-consulting resources for non-billable work. It is also used for high-level resource and project management for consulting resources for billable work.
  • Time Tracking
  • Expense Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Deliverable Management
  • Reporting
  • N/A
  • Keep track of open deliverables
  • Report on trend data
  • Keep track of resources/ employees
  • Manage schedules

We used to use QuickArrow which went end of life at the end of 2009.

We were forced to move onto another platform; which was a good thing since QuickArrow did not fulfill all of our business needs.

Ease of reporting was a HUGE thing for my organization. NetSuite OpenAir PSA has certainly come a long way with their reporting and we use it everyday for multiple purposes. I don't have many use case scenarios with other PSA systems to describe why NetSuite OpenAir PSA is better aside from my experience with QuickArrow.

Reporting was a big factor when choosing this system. It was very important to be able to leverage the data being submitted by 1000+ resources and leverage it to tell us something useful about our company.

OpenAir PSA Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Resource Management
10
Gantt Charts
Not Rated
Scheduling
Not Rated
Workflow Automation
Not Rated
Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Support for Agile Methodology
Not Rated
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Not Rated
Document Management
Not Rated
Email integration
Not Rated
Mobile Access
8
Timesheet Tracking
10
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
10
Quotes/estimates
Not Rated
Invoicing
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
10
Integration with accounting software
10

Using NetSuite OpenAir PSA

1500 - Admin and PSO
  • Time Management
  • Expense Management
  • Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Supplemental HR tool

Evaluating NetSuite OpenAir PSA and Competitors

Yes - QuickArrow
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
Not much would change. Reporting and ease of use were the key factors.

NetSuite OpenAir PSA Implementation

We used NetSuite PSO services which made the migration process a lot easier.
Change management was a major issue with the implementation
  • User acceptance
  • Migrating good data from the old PSA

Configuring NetSuite OpenAir PSA

In some cases, we had to change our business practices to work with the tool's functionality.
Some - we have done small customizations to the interface

NetSuite OpenAir PSA Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Quick Initial Response
None
I can't recall any specifics but when we first implemented NetSuite, the team in general was great. Our PSO consultant went above and beyond even when the installation services were complete. It was a great and a positive experience overall. Eric Cheung was his name I think.

Using NetSuite OpenAir PSA

Very easy to use.
ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
Unnecessarily complex
  • Schedule Exceptions: Time Off
Yes - I haven't used it personally but many of my consultants who are on the road 80% of the time use it for time and expenses.

Integrating NetSuite OpenAir PSA

  • NetSuite
  • SalesForce
Not sure
  • File import/export
  • API (e.g. SOAP or REST)
Take your time to map out carefully and try to anticipate the full scope of which you might need the data content from OA in another system today and in the future.

Relationship with NetSuite

Be flexible and honest about how you plan to use the tool.