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  • 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...

  • NetSuite’s Ability to Help with Conflict Resolution

    Some clients are tightening up their conflict policies, making it increasingly challenging for ad agencies to grow their businesses. According to AdAge, when Marriott recently chose to consolidate its buying power, it created a conflict policy that moved from a typical restriction against having Hilton as a client to a list of competitors ranked by tiers. To win the business, WPP’s MEC had to resign from some rival business in Asia Pacific.1 As agencies try to find revenue growth and as mar...

  • Business Transformation with Cloud ERP

    When a prospective customer running QuickBooks, spreadsheets and/or on-premise ERP gets in touch with NetSuite, we always ask the business and IT challenges they face. The answers vary by industry, but several themes are common: Limited visibility into key business metrics Poor productivity from manual data management across disparate systems Lengthy and error-prone financial close processes Limitations on ability to grow into new markets Inconsistent data on customers, suppliers and products wi...

  • Manufacturing the Cloud: Objects in the Rearview Mirror

    “Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are.” – Jim SteinmanI grew up listening to the music of my older brother and sister, which in the Davidson household in ’70s Glasgow, Scotland, meant a steady diet of what we now call classic rock but in particular AC/DC, Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Meat Loaf and UFO (who by the way recorded the best live album ever, “Strangers in the Night,” but that’s another story), to name a few.Then the 1980s came around and as everything got gl...

  • Six Keys To Preparing for a Successful High-Tech IPO

    Taking a company public is one of the most professionally and personally rewarding opportunities for a business leader, particularly in high growth tech and software industries. It can also be fraught with risk, pain and even public humiliation if mishandled—a quick browse through the business pages makes that perfectly clear. Tech IPOs can be soaring successes, with the right planning.

  • 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...

  • Summer Doldrums: An Opportunity to Assess Next Steps for Your Professional Services Organization

    In preparing to write this post, I was searching for a thought that might prompt you to action during the time of year when warm weather and greater daylight beckon many of us to vacations and more outdoor, non-work activities. “summer doldrums” popped into my head. As this seemed counter to my association of summer as a period of increased activity, particularly having lived on the East Coast, New England and the Midwest where colder winters drove many indoors, I did a little checking.

  • The Power of Ecommerce

    I can hear you thinking, "With a headline like that, what’s next… is he going to tell us about the power of the Internet and the magic of jet airplanes?" Actually, the headline is only half the story. The other half is, “…when connected to underlying business applications.” Imagine ecommerce as part and core of your ERP, CRM and even supply chain management applications and processes. Imagine being able to see the full customer lifecycle and ecommerce seamlessly triggering order and fulfillment,...

  • Manufacturing the Cloud: It’s a SuiteWorld After All…

    Anyone who has taken their children to Disney will probably have also taken them to the “it’s a small world” ride. The theme song has become one of the most well-known tunes of all time and was originally written and composed in 1964 by the Academy Award-winning team of brothers Richard and Robert Sherman at the request of Walt Disney, who wanted a simple song that could be easily translated into many languages. So excuse the artistic license in replacing “Small World” with “SuiteWorld,” but aft...

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