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  • SuiteWorld Highlights Wholesale Distribution Successes

    At our SuiteWorld conference in May, I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with a number of our wholesale distribution customers. Wholesale distribution is one of the oldest and most successful verticals within NetSuite, and represents one of the most diverse and interesting sets of customers among the more than 10,000 organizations running NetSuite. Wholesale distribution companies are ideally positioned to leverage the full power of NetSuite, often utilizing all aspects of the soluti...

  • Driving Advantage from the Cloud at Lightspeed!

    NetSuite recently hosted a webinar with two wholesale distribution customers, Lightspeed Technologies and Advantage Sign Supply, that focused on how cloud computing has enabled them to simplify and speed operations, unify customer touchpoints and leverage the web to do business better. Wholesale distribution has never been an easy business, particularly in the last couple of years. Companies face constant margin pressure and intense competition.

  • Learn Vertical Best Practices at NetSuite SuiteWorld

    We hope by now you’ve registered for SuiteWorld, NetSuite’s upcoming user and partner conference in San Francisco, May 8-12, 2011.  This promises to be a jammed-packed event with not only great customers from North America, Asia and Europe sharing their best practices within the industries of wholesale distribution, manufacturing, services, software, and ecommerce; but also key members of NetSuite’s product management, professional services, and partner community. I am responsible for the i...

  • SuiteDreams for Dummies

    Wiley Publishing just released NetSuite for Dummies. Now, NetSuite end users can rest easy knowing that the book is generally available at most large retail bookstores and on Amazon.com.  The book is designed to help users quickly maximize their investment in cloud ERP, by providing a comprehensive overview of NetSuite and, in some sections, detailed instructions on specific topics, in an easily digestible format.   (Wiley; ISBN: 978-0-470-19107-1; $24.99) Using the book as a guide, re...

  • SuiteWorld User Conference: What Would You Like to See in San Francisco?

    At NetSuite, we're gearing up for 2011 and our first ever user conference: SuiteWorld! We hope you're looking forward to this as much as we are. The NetSuite Nation is a strong and growing community, and we're thrilled to bring our customers and partners all together in San Francisco from May 8 – 12.

  • SAP Brings Stone-Age Software Economics to Cloud Computing

    The appetite for cloud computing applications among businesses today is dramatic, with leading analyst firms like IDC, forecasting cloud computing to grow six times faster than all software over the next few years.  With more and more companies turning their backs on stone-age on-premise software that’s expensive to buy and run, it’s no surprise that the old on-premise vendors, like SAP, that became addicted to peddling multi-million dollar ERP deployments are frantically trying to jump int...

  • The Order Management Challenge at Today’s Small Businesses

    Order management at today’s small businesses is a sorely underinvested area – whether you’re a retailer, a wholesale distributor, or any other volume order based business. I’m not talking about just the processing of a web order, or shipping a product, or sending out an invoice. I’m talking about optimizing the whole process - from soup to nuts.

  • Data Interoperability Starts in the Cloud

    We recently had an opinion piece on data interoperability in the cloud published by Supply Chain Brain and in this blog post we’d like to expand on a few themes. Whether you are facing a push to globalize your organization, or simply need to cut costs and improve revenues from existing customers, cloud computing is the surest, fastest and most reliable way to achieve the levels of seamless data interoperability required to stay competitive. On-premise software, however global its reach, is ultim...

  • State of Wholesale Distribution: A Survey of Key Business Objectives and Challenges among Mid-Market

    NetSuite recently completed a "State of the Industry" Wholesale and Distribution survey – it was a great undertaking that allowed us to get insights and feedback from a great cross-section of mid-market and fast growing business leaders. We didn't intent to do original research but in trying to get a sense of the market place we quickly realized that there weren't any good sources – NAW does terrific work but their focus is on the industry giants, we wanted to learn about typical wholesaler and ...