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  • NetSuite Deepens Vertical Industry Commitment with Software for Apparel, Footwear and Accessory Retailers, Advertising Agencies and Campus Bookstores

    Given the recent acquisition by Oracle, the NetSuite Global Business Unit now has an even greater breadth of resources and greater depth of domain knowledge about the demands of vertical industries and the segments within them. Combining these resources with NetSuite’s 18 years of experience in building a system to run a business from the cloud gives us the opportunity to move quickly to address new industry segments. 

  • Top 10 Most Popular Ecommerce Blogs

    As 2016 comes to a close, it’s essential to look back at what you’ve done over the last year to keep your ecommerce business competitive. What worked? What didn’t? What could you improve next year? For both B2C and B2B ecommerce, we saw a lot of discussion this year around unified commerce and omnichannel customer experiences – just to name a few.

  • NetSuite.org Releases Playbook for Companies to Pair Software Product Donations with Pro Bono Service to Maximize Social Impact

    Taproot Foundation and NetSuite.org, the Corporate Citizenship arm of NetSuite, recently released a playbook for companies to maximize the social impact of their software donation programs by pairing their program with employee-provided pro bono training and support.

  • Getting Started with the Industrial Internet of Things

    Manufacturing is no longer about producing goods as cheaply as possible to meet the demands and price points of retailers. Today’s manufacturers are becoming far more reliant on a new raw material – data. As manufacturers become increasingly dependent on data and telematics to control and manage machinery, there is a need to gather and interpret data. Much of that data comes from sensors, something that manufacturers are all too familiar with.

  • Resource Management is a Fluid Process – Make Sure Your PSA is as Well

    I’ve run at least a hundred or more discoveries over the past few years at NetSuite and learned that the need to gain better visibility into their resources is one of the most common themes for services firms. From utilization tracking, to capacity planning, to finding the right skills for a project, relying on spreadsheets or, even worse, tribal knowledge at weekly meetings can make the process very inefficient.

  • Key Considerations for Simplifying the Complexity of the new Revenue Recognition Rules

    Anyone planning to try and account for revenue recognition (RevRec) under the new accounting standards ASC 605 and ASC 606/IFRS 15 using a spreadsheet, needs to be aware that this is going to introduce more complexity not less. It’s a significant consideration. As finance contends with the new rules, interpretation of the regulatory landscape can be tricky and misstatements can have devastating consequences.

  • NetSuite.org Brings Together Close to 200 Leaders from Nonprofits and Social Enterprises for Social Impact Accelerated Conference

    In November, close to 200 leaders from nonprofits, social enterprises, government and education gathered at the AIM Conference Center in Manila for NetSuite.org’s 2nd annual Social Impact Accelerated Conference.

  • Distributors Turning to Unified Systems to Improve Upsell, Cross-sell

    The US wholesale distribution market is estimated at $7 trillion and is growing at a rate of 5 percent per year. Every distributor wants a bigger slice of that pie but many struggle to retain existing market share. They need to constantly improve the efficiency of their operations just to maintain revenues.

  • Sourcingpartner Implements NetSuite in 95 Days, Ensures Successful Back-to-School Season

    Take a second to consider what’s more difficult – managing 32,000 parts in a 75,000-square-foot warehouse with legacy systems that frequently requires workers to track quantities by hand; or implementing a new warehouse management system in just three months to automate those processes and create efficiencies in time for the company’s busiest part of the year.

  • NetSuite PH’s SuiteRunners Club Promotes Healthy Lifestyle and Boosts Camaraderie

    For some people, fitness is the end all, be all. They set early morning alarms, leverage apps and technology to track their trainings, and log more miles running in a month than a New York City taxi. Fitness ultimately becomes a lifestyle. In NetSuite Philippines, a group of individuals who practice this lifestyle established a club in February, 2016.

  • Should PSA Software be Closer to the CRM, the HCM or to the ERP?

    There’s been a lot of discussion regarding the alignment of a PSA solution relative to other enterprise solutions. Should the PSA be tied to the CRM? Should it be built out as part of the HCM?

  • Retail War Stories Part 3: Inconsistent In-store and Ecommerce Customer Experiences

    Men’s apparel is one of the fastest growing segments in retail, with studies consistently showing that sales growth has eclipsed that of women’s apparel. It’s a wave that continues to gain momentum, and one that a privately-held, New York-based branded manufacturer which specializes in high-end men’s apparel is poised to ride – if only its systems didn’t continue to hold it back.

  • Dowi Hosiery Mills Modernizes its Business with Cloud ERP

    Dowi Hosiery Mills produces socks and other specialty garments at a large manufacturing plant spanning an entire hectare in Valenzuela City, Philippines. Until recently, however, the software running the business was aging and out of date. Dowi operated for years on homegrown, custom software and databases.

  • Chocolate Maker Theo & Philo Sweetens Its Business with NetSuite.org

    As one of the world’s tropical equatorial nations that produce the raw material for chocolate, the Philippines is experiencing growth as an exporter of chocolate. Not coincidentally, Theo & Philo is growing in the Philippines as well. A maker of premium artisanal chocolates, Theo & Philo is the brainchild of Philo Chua, who developed a love of cooking with chocolate while working as an IT programmer in Pittsburgh, PA. 

  • Cubs Win Creates Unprecedented Orders, Online Traffic for Wrigleyville Sports

    When Kris Bryant fielded Michael Martinez’s short chopper down the third base line and threw it to first base, securing the first World Series championship for the Chicago Cubs in 108 years, Eric Castellucci, a lifelong fan, was at home trading texts, emails and group chats with coworkers.

  • Eliminating Pain and Waste in Services Project Billing

    Over my 15-year career of working with thousands of services organizations to help solve business challenges, billing has consistently been atop the list of the most painful and problematic issues that firms wrestle with.The reasons are many. Time and expense (T&E) capture is disconnected from project billing schedules. Billing data is entered manually into financials.

  • Saddleback Leather: Lessons of an Accidental Entrepreneur

    Dave Munson is not your typical entrepreneur. The founder and CEO of Saddleback Leather, a NetSuite customer and maker of high-end leather bags and accessories, doesn’t have a business background, nor did he spend his young adulthood dreaming up ideas for new products. Munson was a dedicated youth pastor, teacher and frequent traveler before starting Saddleback Leather.

  • The Catalyst for Unified Commerce

    Shoppers are more in control than ever. Smartphones have put everything at their fingertips and given them the power to demand an anytime, anywhere shopping experience.This isn’t a new revelation for the retail industry. According to the Boston Retail Partner’s 2016 Digital Commerce Benchmark Survey of 500 top North American retailers, 56 percent report they plan to focus on providing a consistent brand experience across channel as a top digital priority.

  • Putting Data at the Heart of the Agency

    Advertising agencies operate in a world of shifting currents — one where clients, internal teams, competitors and technology present ever-changing targets.In fact, change is happening so fast today that there is no single answer — no silver bullet — that agencies can look into in order to keep up. Instead, they need to be working on several fronts. 

  • Delighting Professional Services Customers with Automated Reporting, and More Powerful Resource Management

    Client satisfaction is paramount in the professional services industry.Cost overruns, delays and mismatched resources can not only derail a project, they can derail the client relationship and, in a world where angry reviews are just a tweet, blog, Facebook post or online software review away, they can derail a firm’s future.

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