Every high-growth business grapples with decisions around the best business system to manage its expanding operations. Proper planning of an integrated business management software system often takes a back seat to short-term revenue acceleration goals. As a consequence, various disparate applications are installed at different points in time in various functional areas, resulting in business process inefficiencies and software integration challenges. But how did these problems arise in the first place, and how can they be avoided?
If you're considering an ERP system for your business, chances are you're being bombarded with choices. As you consider your options, one of the most important decisions you'll need to make is whether to select a cloud-based ERP solution or one that's installed locally.
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 Until recently, however, the software running the business was aging and out of date.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. Like many such custom projects, the software was inflexible and provided for a poor user experience.
Like the outdoor enthusiasts who use their products, outdoor retail brands dislike the comfort zone, and thrive on pushing themselves to innovate and deliver new experiences for their partners and consumers.
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. NetSuite is taking its knowledge of this to pull together leading practices and functionality to address three new industry segments: apparel, footwear and accessory retailers, advertising agencies and college bookstores.