NetSuite Blog

  • Manufacturing the Cloud: Platform 9 ¾

    One of my favorite pieces of creative writing has been the outrageously popular Harry Potter series. In particular, I’ve always appreciated how the author managed to weave little pieces of realism into the story by referencing common elements of modern society to offset the wild and wonderful world of wizardry. Take for example the concept of taking a train to Hogwarts, and only being able to access that train from a special platform — platform 9 ¾.

  • SuiteWorld Sneak Peek: Financial Management in the Cloud

    Want to broaden your knowledge of NetSuite’s financial management functionality? There’s no better opportunity than to join us at SuiteWorld 2012, May 14–17 in San Francisco. Whether you’re a CFO, accounting manager or front-line staff, you’ll gain insights to boost your productivity in our SuiteWorld track on financial management and the NetSuite OneWorld global business solution.

  • How Outdoor Brands Are Leveraging the Cloud for Competitive Advantage

    In late January, NetSuite was a sponsor of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, a major event in Salt Lake City, Utah, that showcased products from companies in the outdoor recreation industry. NetSuite has been successfully servicing outdoor companies as our cloud-based business management software solutions allow these retailers to gain competitive advantage in what is an increasingly difficult space to gain visibility and differentiation.  Cloud computing (where key applications to manage...

  • The Outlook for Wholesale Distribution in 2012

    The Outlook for Wholesale Distribution in 2012 During the last quarter of 2011, NetSuite conducted a benchmark survey on the state of business within the mid-market wholesale distribution industry. The exciting news is that the majority of respondents reported significant optimism for growth in the future. More than 69% believe their business will improve in the near term, and almost 99% reported that they believe their business will either improve or remain steady—a dramatic and significant imp...

  • e-Compliance in Latin America

    Any eEconomic crisis is like a snowball—growing and gaining speed and endangering everyone in its path. Access to credit is reduced, people cut their discretionary spending and businesses experience a slowdown and stop investing. Unemployment grows and as fewer transactions are performed, fewer taxes are paid.

  • Benchmark Yourself Against Other Professional Services Organizations

    At this time of year, many people make and break New Year’s resolutions. Some even keep them. These resolutions, however, are typically considered for our personal lives.

  • Keeping Up with Compliance

    For the past two years I’ve been involved in NetSuite ERP tax projects ranging from VAT/GST rate changes (the UK had three changes over two years, Portugal and Italy two each and New Zealand one), the switch to e-filing in many countries and the increased need for a clean audit trail to keep the tax inspectors at bay.  Even in the current tough economic climate, businesses are ensuring that they keep their tax functions well resourced. On the face of it, principles of value added taxation i...

  • Cloud ERP: Freedom to Move, Freedom to Innovate

    People use iPhones and other mobile devices in all sorts of ways—texting, phoning, listening to music, watching movies. But to a large majority of business professionals, these devices and others like them, including today’s ever-lighter laptops, mean one thing more than any other—freedom to move.  Think about it. Just a few years ago, the idea of telecommuting was more a dream than a reality, partly because it was hard to do.

  • Can ERP Keep Up with the Speed of Business?

    Thanks to the web, today’s local startup can become tomorrow’s global competitor—literally. A good business idea and a strong web strategy can create a new market almost overnight. At the same time, that good idea can be quickly swamped by more nimble competitors if it has to drag an outdated ERP infrastructure along behind it.

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