Ask IBT – Speeds

Ask IBT – Speeds

Q: NetSuite is in the cloud, is it ever slow?

Sometimes I get the question, why is NetSuite slow today? What are the transactions taking ages to save?

Well, don’t panic.  While we in IBT are always here to help you with your NetSuite related performance issues, there could be some steps that could help you and us out.

Step 1.

If the issue you’re experiencing is one of general speed (i.e. NetSuite seems slow or sluggish), try opening a few different websites in your browser. This will help determine whether the issue is one of general connectivity, or whether it is NetSuite specific.

Step 2.

If after Step 1 you feel the performance issue is NetSuite specific, you can check to see if there are any known issues that are being reported by NetSuite.

Step 3.

As an alternative, you can try logging in to your account via This is NetSuite’s secondary server, so if performance is better, you can continue to log in via this URL.

Step 4.

View the Performance Details in your account:

To help identify performance issues, you can double-click the Oracle | NetSuite logo in the upper left corner of any page in the NetSuite application to display Performance Details. This window is also known as the Page Email and Time (or PET) window. It collects performance details that can be helpful for troubleshooting.

Performance Details:

Total – Displays total page load time in seconds.

Server – Displays the percentage of the total page load time spent on retrieving information from the NetSuite server.

Network – Displays the percentage of the total page load time it takes for data to travel from the NetSuite servers to your computer.

Client – Displays the percentage of the total page load time it takes for your computer to render the page.

Page – Displays the Web address of the page you are viewing in the application.

Email – Displays your email address.

Time – Displays system date and time.

Note: You can use the percentage details of the Sever, Network, and Client to determine where the performance issue is occurring. For example, if the Server and Network percentages are low but the Client percentage is high, then it is best to start by troubleshooting at the Client level.

  • Server Troubleshooting

Server performance is measured as the time spent retrieving data from a NetSuite server. If you can identify you are having slowness related issues with the NetSuite server, then please contact

  • Network Troubleshooting

Network performance is measured as the time it takes for data to travel from a server at NetSuite to your computer. Some pages in NetSuite may take longer to load than others. Customisation to pages or forms can also influence load times.

The following issues are symptoms of network performance problems:

  • A form, such as a customer record, or transaction taking a long time to finish loading.
  • A report taking a long time to display data on the page.

The following can impact Network performance:

  • Internet connection – Check with your ISP to see if they can detect any issues with your network speeds.
  • PING what is the response time when pinging the server (the longer the response the slower the connection usually)
  • Client Troubleshooting

Client performance is measured as the time it takes for your computer to render a page. Other applications running on your computer in addition to NetSuite are using your computer’s resources. These applications may impact the performance of the NetSuite application on your computer.

Some client performance problems may appear in one browser and not in another. For example, if you display a list of sales orders with Internet Explorer 8, the page may render more slowly than if you display sales orders with Google Chrome. These differences may result from browser configuration, security defenders, and/or individual browser add-ons.

Step 5:
  • Clear your browser cache and history.
  • Close all the applications you are not using. If you need to run more than one application, consider increasing your computer resources.
  • Check your Security Defender (Anti Spyware/Virus/Phishing) firewall application. Some of these applications check the page before loading it into your browser; this check can cause a delay.
  • Test on different browsers.  Make sure your browser is compatible with NetSuite.  As of August 2018, the below browsers are supported by NetSuite

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