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  • What it Takes to Choose the Right Cloud ERP

  • Is a Warehouse Management System Right for You?

    A Warehouse Management System (WMS) refers to the combination of people, technology and other resources that handle the receipt and distribution of inventory to meet customer demand at appropriate service levels. The WMS will identify appropriate activities or tasks, monitor performance and simplify operations. The system is designed for optimization of inventory, space, equipment and labor.

  • Why having the latest and greatest software matters for Eloqua

    I wrote previously about the experiences of KANA as a software company with NetSuite, based on a panel discussion with executives of three software companies at SuiteWorld. Also on the panel were Eloqua and RightNow Technologies. This was my second experience speaking to Eloqua, having first spoken with their CFO, Don Clarke, on a webinar about Hot 100 Software Companies.

  • The State of Manufacturing in 2011

    During the first quarter of 2011, NetSuite conducted a benchmark survey on the state of business within the mid-market North American manufacturing industry. The exciting news is that the majority of respondents reported significant optimism for growth in the future. More than 75% believe their business will improve in the near term, and almost 98% reported that they believe their business will either improve or remain steady—a dramatic and significant improvement over results NetSuite saw in it...

  • 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...

  • Professional Services Benchmarks and Metrics: How Do You Stack Up?

    We like to spend as much time as we can with professional services executives to help us understand how we can better serve their needs.  Whether visiting our customers, speaking with prospective customers or networking at various events and roundtables, there is one thing we keep hearing loud and clear: “We need more PS metrics to better measure our organizations.”  It seems that the industry is responding. Just launched this week is the PSVillage Professional Services Industry Benchm...

  • The Power of NetSuite for KANA

    At our SuiteWorld conference in May, I had the pleasure of conducting a customer panel with executives of three software companies and discussing with them their companies and the challenges they faced before implementing NetSuite. All of panelists are using NetSuite to run their financials, but in very different financial structures—one is a VC-backed company, another a public company and the third a private equity, or PE-owned, company. Our panel conversation started with Jay Jones, the Chief ...

  • NetSuite Wins Best Financial Management Software CODiE Award!

    Well, the wait is over at NetSuite. Wednesday May 25th 2011 was SIIA CODiE day, and you might gather from the above picture that yes, we won an award - and a pretty significant one. I was honored to join the awards event, together with fellow NetSuiter's Mei Li, Mei He, and Paige Musto.

  • Paving the Way for the Enterprise Cloud

    The March of Cloud ERP into the EnterpriseAt NetSuite we just completed our SuiteWorld 2011 user conference, the largest conference focused on cloud ERP. With over 2,000 attendees encompassing customers, partners, prospects and analysts the message was clear: Cloud ERP has arrived. In fact, as Jim Shepherd of Gartner observed: “cloud based ERP may be approaching the tipping point”.From fast growing companies such as Groupon running NetSuite, through to global enterprises, it’s ...

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