NetSuite Sandbox Account

NetSuite SandBox Accounts

What is a Sandbox Account?

In development environments, it is very beneficial if a mirror instance is available to test features and changes. NetSuite provides development and sandbox accounts which are secure and isolated so that developers can develop and test customizations, apply fixes, test third-party applications, update scripts and train new users. A Sandbox Account comes with all the tools and the environment for pre-live testing and so risks are minimized.

The sandbox account contains

  1. A replica of the configuration, customization and data from the live production account as of a specific date
  2. Data that can be refreshed from the production account on-demand
  3. Three development accounts

The Sandbox approach with NetSuite has 3 main components:

  • Development Account Basic SuiteScript, SuiteFlow customization building and testing without the need for customer data
  • Single Sandbox Which can be purchased and is ideal for customers or consultants to develop customizations using SuiteScript or SuiteFlow
  • Multiple Sandboxes For larger, more complex projects—such as building several large SuiteScript applications in parallel—multiple sandboxes allow software developers to each work with a separate dataset and test customizations independently

To grant sandbox access to all users in the production account, one can go to the Sandbox Accounts page, select the All Users option for Access, After Sandbox Refresh, and click Refresh Sandbox to request a refresh of the sandbox account. Users typically get a restricted number of refresh options from NetSuite and if they need more, have to pay for it. This is great option for NetSuite customers who wish to develop and test their own system customizations, Workflows using SuiteFlow, JavaScript Mods using SuiteScript and so on. Some of Inspirria’s clients also use the sandbox account to provide new users with training environment without impacting the production system. This way it allows IT operations teams to optimize environments. It is also possible to purchase the sandbox account for a limited timeframe (min 3 months) as per custom requirement and budget. With more than 15 years of experience in cloud technologies and over 600 clients around the world, we have collaborated with innumerable global companies across industry verticals. Inspirria’s rich industry experience, coupled with its cloud-based strategic service offerings, has helped businesses drive operational excellence and improve ROI. Through our data-driven strategic cloud assessments, companies are able to gain better business value. Contact us for more information on NetSuite Sandbox Accounts.