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NetSuite Wholesale/Distribution White Papers


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The Growing Importance of the Web for Australian Manufacturing & Wholesale Businesses

Australian manufacturing and wholesale distribution sectors are lagging behind in ecommerce adoption, with only 10 percent of companies currently able to receive orders directly over the Internet. This white paper examines the opportunities the web presents to manufacturers and wholesalers to build closer relationships with the end customer. Learn how embracing cloud computing technology can help overcome strategic and operational challenges with a web presence, and enable businesses to remain relevant, competitive and grow profitably.

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Rethinking Business Model Design for Distributors

In this exclusive EBook, read the transcript from Saul Kaplan, founder and Chief Catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory, about how distributors should be rethinking their business models and the importance of innovation.

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Wholesale Distribution EBook

This comprehensive EBook provides an overview of NetSuite's offering for wholesale distributors including customer videos, key features and benefits and additional resources about how NetSuite can help your Wholesale Distribution business.

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Conquering the Inventory Dilemma

In this analyst whitepaper by Chainlink research, get insight into key strategies for running leaner, more efficient inventory operations. This report features secrets for success from IPICO, a global high tech manufacturing and distribution company, and Upper Playground, a progressive retailer for urban lifestyles.

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NetSuite Ecommerce to Suite or Not to Suite

In this analyst whitepaper by Cindy Jutras, , Ecommerce: To Suite Or Not To Suite, discover how the NetSuite ecommerce system is evolving into an integrated commerce platform, called Commerce as a Service, that can drive innovation and growth across multiple channels and devices.

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Is it time to Purchase ERP

In this analyst whitepaper by Cindy Jutras, find out when is the right time to consider ERP replacement and why switching ERP systems shouldn't be thought of as brain surgery.

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ERP for the SMB

What makes an enterprise solution—ERP—different from other technology offerings? Today there are so many software categories that users can often be confused about what they need to buy. This is especially true for small and emerging businesses that are on a growth curve and are struggling with many IT decisions. Your ERP choice should be made according to your core business strength: Look for the best-in-class capability for the most critical element of your business. In this report we will align these core needs to the capabilities of the ERP solution provider.

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ERP in Wholesale and Distribution

In this new Aberdeen Group whitepaper, look at how ERP is giving leading wholesale distributors a quantifiable edge over competitors. Based on an industry survey, Aberdeen analyzes how ERP helps wholesale distribution leaders slash operating costs by 17% and achieve inventory accuracy and on-time shipments of 95% or more.

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Demand Planning: Optimize Inventory Management and Streamline Supply Chain Processes

As a wholesale distribution company, you continuously strive to grow your business and maintain a differentiated position in the market while delivering great value and service to your customers. One of the keys to being successful is to ensure that you are balancing inventory levels against your carrying costs and customer satisfaction through effective demand planning. To help you further understand and evaluate the business case for demand planning, NetSuite is pleased to provide you with this research from Gartner on the Business Case for Demand Planning.

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Cloud Enables High Velocity Growth

The opportunity for differentiation and high growth in the wholesale distribution industry has never been greater. How do wholesalers ensure they can take advantage of the opportunities in today's marketplace? In this exclusive whitepaper by ChainLink Research learn how high-growth wholesale distributors are using cloud ERP to power their business, gain breakthrough efficiencies and seize competitive advantage.

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Analyst Insights: Cloud ERP

In this new publication featuring recently released research from Gartner, you can evaluate whether NetSuite cloud-based ERP can provide the efficiency, productivity and price-performance your wholesale distribution business requires to grow. This expert perspective helps position how cloud ERP fits within the broader wholesale distribution ERP landscape.

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Nucleus Research: Independent Evaluation of NetSuite Wholesale and Distribution Customers

When Nucleus examined wholesale and distribution customers using NetSuite, analysts found it enabled them to improve reporting and increase efficiency. Customers said NetSuite had helped them to improve margins, increase customer service and satisfaction, and reduce costs.

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W-D For the 21st Century

The wholesale distribution industry thrives on speed and efficiency—not on managing disconnected IT systems for finance, order and inventory management, ecommerce and more. This independent white paper from ChainLink Research provides details about how cloud computing gives wholesale distributors and light manufacturers integrated business management software, accessible anywhere and anytime through a web browser.

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Wholesale Distribution Industry Research: NetSuite-sponsored market analysis

NetSuite sponsored a research project to survey fast-growing and mid-market wholesales and distribution businesses, to identify businesses' top business priorities, key goals, definition of success, and overall optimism towards 2012, the results are captured and reported in this informative benchmark study.

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The Benefits of Integrated Business Management Software for Wholesale Distributors: Overcoming the Barriers of Stand-alone Business Applications

Addressing the mish-mash of disconnected applications is the first step a wholesale distribution company can take to gain better control of its business operations and increase the efficiency of those operations. This NetSuite white paper on growing businesses looks at the value of a single integrated suite of software in providing significant advantages to the business, accommodating the breadth of the company's business processes, while providing the flexibility for even small companies to tailor the suites to meet their specific business needs.

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