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Understanding NetSuite Permissions: A Practical Approach to User Access

Written by: Irene Hernandez


As businesses grow and evolve, their need for robust and flexible software solutions grows too. NetSuite, a leading cloud-based ERP solution, provides the answer to many of these needs by offering highly customizable user access to records, transactions, and reports. However, understanding and managing these permissions can sometimes feel like navigating a labyrinth.

Let's demystify this. If you're a user seeking permission to certain records, transactions, or reports, this guide is for you. We will walk you through how to identify specific NetSuite permissions in a practical, user-friendly manner.

Identifying NetSuite Permissions

NetSuite's permission management allows administrators to exercise granular control over user access. This level of flexibility enables businesses to uphold high standards of data security and integrity. In other words, it ensures that users only have access to the information necessary for their roles.

So, how can you identify specific NetSuite permissions? As an administrator, you can run a report, open a transaction, or record and then copy the URL. By logging in using the user's role and pasting the URL, NetSuite will display an error if there is a missing permission. This error message shines a light on the specific permission required by the user.

A Practical Approach to NetSuite Permissions

Let's illustrate this with an example. Imagine a user needs access to the Supply Planning Event Log, but there's no documentation about the required permission to view this page.

Here's how an administrator can navigate this:

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  1. Admin Login: Log into NetSuite as an Administrator and navigate to the Supply Planning Event Log page.

  2. Copy URL: Copy the URL of the page.

  3. User Login: Log out as an Administrator and log in using the user's role.

  4. Paste URL: Paste the copied URL into the browser.

  5. Identify Missing Permission: NetSuite will display an error message indicating the missing permission. This information can be used to adjust the user's role and grant them access to the Supply Planning Event Log.


Understanding NetSuite permissions is key for managing access and maintaining data security. The practical approach outlined in this guide enables administrators to identify and assign the necessary permissions swiftly. This not only enhances operational efficiency but also empowers users to perform their roles more effectively.

At Etter & Ramli (E+R), we comprehend the intricacies of NetSuite and extend our expertise to help businesses maximize their use of this versatile platform. Our proven methodology, "Managed Success," offers businesses a comprehensive approach to managing NetSuite, ensuring that users have the permissions they need when they need them.

Don't let the complexities of NetSuite permissions impede your business's progress. Tap into E+R's expertise and set your business up for success.

Etter+Ramli as the Trusted, Independent Managed Services Provider for NetSuite

Using NetSuite Managed Services could be your growing company's best strategic move. NetSuite Managed Services offers a comprehensive solution, granting companies access to a team of experienced NetSuite administrators and consultants to manage their NetSuite ERP. Typically, this service is more affordable than hiring in-house staff. When you use managed services, your systems are always up-to-date. In the world of IT, systems are consistently upgraded and patched and come with a slew of security protocols. It is a lot to handle, but your teams can handle this when implementing managed services.

The goal is to ensure your NetSuite instance supports your business’ growth.

For over 20 years, Etter+Ramli has helped several companies optimize their NetSuite software solution. With a 95% customer satisfaction rate, Etter+Ramli can provide your company with world-class support, Certified NetSuite experts, and a value-based pricing structure.

Etter+Ramli As Your Extended NetSuite Team

Etter+Ramli is an Independent Managed Success Provider for NetSuite clients. We are NOT partnered with Oracle NetSuite and do not take commissions. We bring our knowledge, expertise, and passion for success to our clients. We help clients Buy, Deploy, Grow, and Abandon NetSuite. We engage as a client-side managed service to ensure our priorities align with our clients.

To explore the benefits of retaining Etter+Ramli as your Managed Success Provider, contact Todd Kimpton or visit the website for a free consultation today. Subscribe to our Newsletter: SuiteWords of Etter+Ramli to stay up-to-date with the latest trends on NetSuite, tips n’ tricks, productivity solutions, and events.


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