NetSuite Blog

  • Manufacturing the Cloud: Location, Location, Location

    With changes in the global economy making it increasingly difficult to plan anything long term with any certainty, the ability to be agile and to change plans quickly and cost-effectively becomes all the more important. NetSuite is inherently agile and not just because of our configurability (as covered in my last blog) but because your company information is centrally managed with reduced infrastructure.Ownership of data is a question often raised by prospects during a sales cycle. Of course th...

  • SuiteWorld Sneak Peek: CRM

    It’s more challenging than ever for both B2C and B2B companies to keep their customers happy.  With mobile devices, social media and an abundance of channels, customers are connected like never before. Are your sales, marketing and support teams connected to your customers—or are they managing by guesswork and losing opportunities and business?

  • Rising to the Challenge: Productivity in Accounting and Finance Organizations

    As part of a strategic partnership, NetSuite recently worked with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) on joint research to better understand the key trends and challenges facing accounting and finance organizations. Based on a survey of 1,726 IMA members conducted from September to December 2011, researchers identified the most critical challenges faced by accounting and finance teams today.  To share the results of this research of finance and accounting professionals, we recentl...

  • SuiteWorld Sneak Peek: Order Management and Supply Chain

    Improving order management and supply chain efficiency offers outstanding payback to ecommerce companies and e-tailers, wholesale distributors, manufacturers and others. Is your company taking full advantage of NetSuite to manage your order and supply processes? If you have room for improvement, book your spot for SuiteWorld 2012, May 14–17 in San Francisco.

  • The Operations Role in a Consulting Firm

    The NetSuite team spends tons of time talking to our consulting/professional services customers about operations responsibilities. We tend to focus on the areas where we solve problems—improving profitability, increasing utilization and automating back-office processes (timesheets, expenses, invoicing, etc.) One of our newer account representatives asked me about the typical resource management expert at a consulting firm, and while discussing the topic, we identified two camps: Partnership firm...

  • 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.At NetSuite, we have our own special platform —...

  • 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...

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