For many distribution companies, the prospect of implementing a new ERP system is daunting and oftentimes fraught with cumbersome planning, delays and a lengthy disruption to the business, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Sourcingpartner, a key distributor to some of the largest office supply businesses in the world, was able to move off of an older version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV in just 95 days.
The NetSuite Global Business Unit is not new to ERP. Founded in 1998, NetSuite’s 100% cloud-based solution has continued to gain momentum over the years. Through its focus on customer success, NetSuite has built up a customer base of over 40,000 companies and subsidiaries, including thousands of distributors. Over the years, those distributors consistently asked our team, “How do your other successful customers do this?” They’d rather leverage the years of knowledge from other distributors with a proven implementation strategy rather than starting completely from scratch.
This is why NetSuite launched SuiteSucess. NetSuite SuiteSuccess is more than an implementation method – it is a customer engagement methodology spanning the entire customer life cycle that harnesses the industry expertise NetSuite has acquired in its nearly 19 years of operations. Through SuiteSuccess, customers are equipped with the business knowledge developed from NetSuite’s thousands of implementations from day one—increasing time to value and decreasing the headaches typically associated with implementing new software. What NetSuite customers see in the initial demonstration is truly what they get, which, despite what the competitors may say, is largely not the industry norm.
In just over a year since its launch, customers are already reaping the benefits of NetSuite SuiteSuccess. Sourcingpartner switched from Microsoft NAV to NetSuite in just 95 days and ensured a successful busy season as a result of the SuiteSuccess approach.
“Everything went much smoother than our Microsoft implementation. I’ve had nothing but good comments from everyone involved and I’m so glad we switched.”
With the NetSuite SuiteSuccess methodology, Sourcingpartner went live on time and under budget, implementing mobile inventory and logistics management for 32,000 parts in a 75,000-square-foot warehouse. If you are interested in seeing the NetSuite solution in action, register for the Distribution ERP Webinar series held by NetSuite in partnership with Ultra Consultants on February 14th at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST.
Marissa Kinsley drives the marketing strategy and go-to-market efforts for NetSuite’s manufacturing and distribution sectors. NetSuite’s manufacturing and distribution teams work with businesses across the globe, and are dedicated to providing the highest quality experience to a wide range of businesses from industrial suppliers and electronics companies, to consumer package goods businesses and food and beverage manufacturers. Marissa works across the NetSuite organization to create effective thought leadership content, execute on industry events, and build overall manufacturing and distribution market presence and awareness. Marissa is based out of the NetSuite Denver office.
To learn more about NetSuite and SuiteSuccess, visit their website here.