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  • The Internet of Things and BYOD - What Does the Digital Revolution Mean for Business and Finance?

    Today the Internet of Things (IoT) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are poised to transform the world of business -- whether the workplace and the business processes that sit behind it are ready or not. As more businesses adopt BYOD policies and evaluate the benefits of the IoT...

  • Four Ecommerce Design Mandates for Keeping Your Site Fresh

    Fashions change every year and designers can't expect to satisfy fashion-conscious consumers with a rehash of last year's creations. Web design is also rapidly changing and online retailers who don't update their web stores regularly will have a hard time attracting and keeping customers.

  • NetSuite Brings its Cloud to London

    NetSuite is mounting its very own ‘British Invasion.’ You need only look at recent acquisitions, earnings reports and customer activity as proof of NetSuite’s strong commitment to the UK market.

  • What Online Shoppers Want in Customer Service

    Online shoppers expect a lot from their ecommerce companies today. No longer will they tolerate 48-hour delays in responses to email, or a 30-minute wait time to reach the call center. Their idea of what customer service should be like can be summed up by the common phrase "the right product at the right time to the right place at the right price."

  • Omnichannel Commerce a Perfect Opportunity for VARs

    With the exception of a few visionary retailers rolling out the ‘future of commerce’ across their business, the majority of firms still remain in the dark about how best to adapt to new technologies. This creates a brilliant opportunity for Value Added Resellers...

  • Consumerisation Nation: The Future of Wholesale Distribution and Manufacturing

    The wholesale distribution and manufacturing sector has often, in the past, been criticised for its resistance to change and lack of technological innovation. This is fast changing. Today, companies like PAG Leisurewear are making incredible leaps and bounds adopting the latest technology.

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Hyper-Growth Organisations

    There is no blueprint for establishing and running a successful company. However, even in the tough economic times we have faced over the last few years, there have been a number of organisations that have set themselves apart from the competition. Going from strength to strength these organisations include well-known brands such as Hailo, Orlebar Brown and GoPro.

  • Free Road Warriors by Eliminating Six Back Office Silos

    As a quick Internet search can attest, the term road warrior can conjure images of everything from a business traveller to a bagman to my personal favourite “knight of the road.” And, of course, Mel Gibson dressed in leather and dishing out...

  • NetSuite August Tweets Tout Customers

    As the Summer of 2013 unfortunately draws to a close, we take a look back at some of our favorite tweets in August, a month that saw some big customer wins, happy users, compelling customer success stories and yet another recognition for our professional services automation software. Those are a number of big wins out there @NetSuite - impressive! The #PaaS wars are going to get better http://t.co/oDLVLnUdPi — Aditya Kamalapurkar (@aoladi) August 13, 2013 Tearing into NetSuite Financial Report w...

  • NetSuite OneWorld Drives Global Taxi System's Fast Growth

    Need to hail a cab from your mobile phone in New York, London, Dublin or Toronto? Hailo's global taxi app for Android and iPhones makes that possible in cities across the globe -- with the back-office help from NetSuite's OneWorld.  Hailo, a London-based company with 11 international subsidiaries, connects Smartphone users needing a taxi ride to the closest available taxi, via a downloadable AP and GPS tracking.  The concept has proved popular with both customers and taxi cab firms, en...

  • NetSuite’s July Twitterati

    With major partnerships, big plans for China, more recognition for Zach Nelson and more! July was no lazy summer month for NetSuite. In fact, it was downright busy.

  • Top Tweets from #NSW13

    NetSuite SuiteWorld 2013 is behind us, and before we start looking ahead to next year’s event, it’s worth taking a look back at the connections, the lessons and the fun that was had at the most recent gathering of customers, partners and press. Some of the keynote addresses have already appeared. Here’s a look back at some of the many tweets that attendees shared.

  • Evan Goldberg’s SuiteWorld 2013 Keynote: Future Technology for Transforming Your Business

    At SuiteWorld 2013, NetSuite’s own Dark Knight and CTO, Evan Goldberg, described how NetSuite is helping businesses transform and realize their vision. In the video from the event, Goldberg explains the enhancements NetSuite is making to the product, including new mobile capabilities, NetSuite StickEase, drag-and-drop importing of records to NetSuite files tabs, and what’s coming in the new user experience overhaul. He outlines coming billing, global financials and multi book accounting function...

  • NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson’s SuiteWorld 2013 Address: Operations Transformed, Visions Realized

    NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson opened the annual SuiteWorld event, NetSuite’s customer and partner conference, with a keynote explaining how NetSuite is helping businesses transform their operations and realize their business vision. Watch below as he describes NetSuite’s new manufacturing capabilities and its game-changing partnership with AutoDesk; how NetSuite is leaving its competitors behind; and how enterprise customers like Williams Sonoma and Qualcomm are running NetSuite to power their entrep...

  • NetSuite Sees Promise of the Cloud in EMEA Channel

    The EMEA region continues to be a growing and thriving part of NetSuite’s channel ecosystem and a recent Partner Day event at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Marlow, Buckinghamshire demonstrated the level of excitement and innovation for Cloud-based solutions in the region. We invited our EMEA partners to join us at the NetSuite Partner Day for updates on 2012 business results, future product plans, and new marketing campaigns. The event was also a great opportunity for partners to share their exp...

  • 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of SuiteWorld 2013

    With a new location, a new slate of sessions and a wealth of new NetSuite partners and customers, SuiteWorld 2013 promises to be the best one yet. The NetSuite conference is moving from San Francisco to the San Jose Convention Center this year to accommodate the roughly 5,000 attendees expected to be at the show May 13-16. And a show with that kind of turnout with more than 180 breakout sessions requires a little preparation.

  • Transparency Taxes Traditional ERP

    Tax authorities around the world are becoming more sophisticated, aggressive and cooperative in enforcing regulatory compliance within their jurisdictions. In particular, they are taking a long, hard look at businesses that appear to be reporting and paying lower taxes than expected. Look no further than recent high profile cases like that of Amazon in the United States where the company is now required to charge and report sales tax in many more states.

  • £1.87 Billion Gamble for UK Retailers This Christmas

    British retailers may be taking a big risk and could potentially lose significant sales this year to consumers who are waiting to do last minute Christmas shopping. Christmas shopping got off to a sluggish start in the UK this year, with sales falling by 0.1% in November compared to October, according to the Office of National Statistics and growing less than expected in the first part of December, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry. Most retailers (and industry exper...

  • NetSuite Employees Give Back For the Holidays

    Last week, in the first installment of our SuiteImpact Holiday blog, we told you about the incredible spirit of giving back in our Manila office, and their long-term commitment to the Philippine Christian Foundation. Today, I wanted to share a few more stories of the unique ways that our spirited NetSuite employees have decided to give back this year. In NetSuite’s Brno, Czech Republic office, employees were able to get some of their Christmas shopping done while supporting an amazing local orga...

  • Operating a Global Services Enterprise Efficiently

    We at NetSuite have the privilege of working with many global professional services clients. Some came to us with global presence, and some have grown from smaller one-country operations into multinational enterprises. There are many complications to running a global business—language, currency, time zone, culture, etc.—but within services businesses, resource management presents unique challenges that other businesses don’t face.  Services companies are based on people, and people in a glo...

  • BYOD — What’s the Fuss?

    As consumer tech continues to develop, more and more employees are using their own smartphones and tablets in the world of work, while resisting—or simply not making use of—corporate devices that their organisation has supplied. While employees may find they are more productive, this phenomenon poses a number of questions to a business, the first of which is: “Do we embrace building an environment in which BYOD (bring your own device) is accepted?” This decision will determine whe...

  • For UK Wholesale Distributors, a £16 Billion Opportunity in Direct Sales

    High Street footfall continues to decline thanks to the damp squib of an English summer and the Olympics did little to console retailers. It seems that business leaders in the UK wholesale market were right to think conservatively about their sales growth, with recent research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) showing that over a third of wholesale distribution (WD) companies expect growth to remain static or shrink over the next year. However, there is light on the horizo...

  • Are London Businesses Ready, Set, Go for the Olympics?

    You would need to have been hiding under a rock not to know that the Olympics will shortly be arriving in London. With record levels of tourism and trade expected, you would imagine that this would present numerous opportunities to the capital’s thousands of businesses, yet whether this influx is actually beneficial for London’s typical business is up for debate. In fact, a recent CBI report showed that only a quarter of companies in London expected to benefit from the Olympics.

  • 2012 IT Services Survey: Startling Links Between Data and Financial Performance

    We surveyed 300 managers at IT services and software companies in the UK, US and Australia to map out where they see opportunities for growth and efficiency in 2012. The results blew us away. Early this year we released the results of an ambitious survey we commissioned from an independent agency (Loudhouse Research) into the inner workings at IT services and software companies; the report was called "Managing Growth: A review of the global software & IT services industry".

  • Fine Wine Business Toasts IT Success with NetSuite Cloud

    The Guardian recently ran an article on cloud computing that highlighted the considerations companies need to make when selecting cloud services. In the article, LHK Fine Wines, supplier of fine and rare wines, describes how it has replaced numerous back-office systems with a single software-as-a-service (SaaS) package from NetSuite to manage financial accounting, inventory and order management, as well as its ecommerce website to “punch way above their weight.” In the article, Tom Mann, managin...

  • New Study Shows Marketing Agency Optimism Is Tempered by Concerns over Rising Service Levels

    With the UK announcing in April its return to recession, businesses across all sectors are vying to be as efficient as possible to maximise the chances of growth and profitability in the months ahead. Service agencies face a specific set of challenges here due to the fact that many give away time for free, unlike other industries that bill every pound. This is something agencies have grappled with for many years, but with the focus on profitability in a very uncertain economy, it’s something tha...

  • Customer Successes in the Spotlight at SuiteWorld 2012

    Customers tell us that they gain tremendous value by hearing directly from leading NetSuite users on how to excel with cloud business management—best practices, lessons learned and tips to drive efficiency. That’s why customer successes will be in the spotlight at SuiteWorld 2012. Our annual conference features 10 breakout sessions with real-world NetSuite customers covering topics ranging from financials to sales and marketing, dashboards and analytics, and global NetSuite OneWorld deployments....

  • Businesses Still Gambling with Outdated ERP

    Every month, we see more evidence that companies are suffering as a result of being locked into outdated ERP systems. A study published last week by the Technology Evaluation Centers IT research consultancy identified that 55% of mid-market organisations are unable to make data and business process changes to their ERP systems due to the costs associated with outside IT consultation. The research concurs with an earlier Forrester study that found 50% of ERP customers are stuck with aging ERP tha...

  • Sage Switch Guide Provides the Path to a Better Life

    If you are a Sage user, you have probably already experienced the challenges that multiple disparate software solutions have on your ability to grow. Businesses running on Sage often find themselves running too many applications, leading to data duplication, errors and wasted effort. They have to invest valuable time and money in software upgrades, and are rewarded with outdated information and a lack of real-time visibility.

  • Powering the Hyper Growth Small Business

    The web enables a small business to go global instantly – reaching millions of customers and hundreds of millions in a year or two where it used to take a decade or more. But if your accounting and sales systems aren’t aligned to get you where you need to do be,  because your running software like QuickBooks or Sage,  then it can slow any small business down - just as your about to hit the inflection point. The NetSuite Cloud Fuels SMB Growth Beyond The Rack is a great example of align...

  • Adapting Your Business Strategies to Today's New Software Revenue Models

    Subscription-based software licensing has gone from a novel concept to a disruptive force to a mainstream business model. By 2015, 24% of all software revenue will be generated by subscriptions, according to research by IDC. For software companies, subscriptions introduce a host of opportunities and challenges.

  • Why Two-Tier ERP Matters in Europe

    More than ever before, it’s increasingly easy for companies to operate on a truly global basis, as the likes of mobile technology and virtual workforces counter differences in geographies and time-zones with 24/7 access to data. As a result, many UK businesses are now pieces of a broader puzzle: subsidiaries of larger enterprises that are headquartered elsewhere. To operate efficiently, these companies need complete integration between the headquarters and smaller branches, but it can often be i...

  • SuiteWorld 2011 PSA and SRP Recap

    A big thank you to all of our customers, partners, staff, press, analysts and other guests who attended the SuiteWorld conference in San Francisco. It was a fantastic event, with nearly 2,000 attendees from all over the world! NetSuite’s Services Vertical team spent the months leading up to the event preparing professional services automation (PSA) and services resource planning (SRP) sessions to cover hot topics such as project management, resource management and skills tracking, project accoun...

  • Mid-Year Market Performance Check-in. Cloud ERP is Mainstream

    No doubt there’s a lot of noise in the cloud marketplace these days. There seems to be a new cloud financial management vendor popping into existence every day. Meanwhile the existing on-premise vendors are desperately trying and disguise their existing portfolios as cloud.

  • NetSuite SuiteWorld Insight From Epiphany CEO

    It’s my first time blogging and it feels like public speaking but in silence. All–in–all a bit unnerving, but rather exciting. Another exciting first is the opportunity to attend SuiteWorld, NetSuite’s global user and partner conference.

  • Where Do You Want To Go Today? For Microsoft Great Plains Customers - it’s to the NetSuite Cloud

    Remember the old Microsoft slogan from the 90’s,"Where do you want to go today?”. Well, Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) customers are already answering that question.  And the answer is the NetSuite cloud. Businesses across a wide range of industries and sizes are on the move from Great Plains–global media companies like Asia Digital Holdings, sports and entertainment firms such as Wasserman Media Group, through to wholesalers like Instrumart.

  • NetSuite Programme Offers UK VARs Fast-Track to the Cloud

    Cloud computing offers a huge opportunity for the UK’s channel community. As adoption of cloud services grows and grows in all kinds of businesses around the globe, the cloud can be a remedy to concerns about the economy (including factors such as the rise in VAT) and dwindling demand for on-premise software. By moving into the cloud, resellers can build valuable recurring revenue streams and capitalise on development platforms, like our own SuiteCloud, which can specialise and differentiate the...

  • The Decline of Single Instance Big ERP. Why Two-Tier ERP is on the CIO Agenda

    Remember back in the middle of last decade, when a single enterprise Oracle or SAP instance from corporate to every sub was all the rage? It was touted as the solution to an enterprise’s visibility and consolidation ills. It was meant to be simple: Just take your corporate SAP or Oracle instance, roll it out to your geos and subsidiaries, and wham, your organization is running like clockwork.

  • And You're Worried about Cloud ERP? Survey Finds Nearly Half of SAP Users Unhappy with Performan

    When was the last time your business’ IT team provided your department with a Service Level Commitment for your ERP deployment? How about when they paid a penalty to your department for not delivering the ERP response times you need to run efficiently? Where does your IT team publish your ERP deployment’s performance?

  • In Manufacturing, Momentum Swings Toward the Cloud

    What a difference a couple of years makes in the manufacturing industry. It wasn’t that long ago that cloud computing was considered to be some faraway future vision for manufacturing. Meanwhile, many manufacturers were offshoring production to reduce costs, and the sector seemed to be in decline.

  • 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...

  • Is a Software Hairball Choking Your Business?

    We recently launched our latest software hairball video along with a new Hairball Elimination Kit to humorously increase awareness of the wasteful habit among growing and mid-sized businesses to compile disparate and siloed systems over time. The idea is to help these companies self-diagnose the “ailment” we call Software Hairball Syndrome (SHS). Identification of SHS as a critical business issue may fly under the radar for many companies because it affects multiple functions...

  • 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.

  • Beware the Wolf in Cloud's Clothing

    I recently presented at the Springboard Research Cloud Seminar in Sydney on the benefits of Cloud Computing and the types of business management insights and efficiencies that Cloud-based applications like NetSuite OneWorld can bring to global companies.  There, just as at Oracle OpenWorld a week later and any number of similar events that have been held around the world in recent months, the question 'what exactly is Cloud Computing?' was asked and how can you tell the difference between r...

  • Old Age Sage and New Age NetSuite

    The Sage World user conference kicked off the other day in sunny Telford here in the U.K. with the usual PR fanfare—and the not-so-usual spectacle of a couple of NetSuite poster trucks circling the conference centre. Our poster trucks (and some tweets) were light-hearted needling that borrowed a bit from U.K.