Wrench Manufacturer Mountz Saves $100,000 a Year over On-Premise Systems with NetSuite

Mountz Incorporated

"With NetSuite, sales people can manage their own accounts, manufacturing people can track work orders and inventory in real time, and our CEO, who wouldn't go near our other systems, is now fully engaged with our information technology." Mountz Incorporated

Company at a Glance

Location:
San Jose, Calif.
Industry:
Manufacturing, Wholesale/Distribution
Applications Replaced:
Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains), Sage Peachtree, Goldmine

Solutions

NetSuite Financials
Manufacturing
CRM
Advanced Inventory
SuiteCommerce

Customer Success:

  • Mountz is saving more than $100,000 a year by eliminating server hardware and IT resources needed for on-premise infrastructure.
  • Mountz has averaged 15% a year annual growth in its customer base to more than 5,500, including such corporate buyers as GE, IBM, Ford and Raytheon.
  • Mountz has improved efficiency and decision-making with a single system of record across its diverse and growing operations.
  • NetSuite provided scalability for Mountz to launch a new line of business, www.mountzpro.com, with wrenches aimed at automotive professionals.
  • Mountz used NetSuite to streamline acquisition of Mr. Metric in 2010, integrating the metric fasteners business as a subsidiary and offering online shopping with NetSuite SuiteCommerce.
  • NetSuite Light Manufacturing provides work orders and assembly capabilities for greater speed and control in production.
  • NetSuite OneWorld enables seamless management and financial roll-up of subsidiaries and locations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
  • NetSuite Advanced Inventory provides control, visibility and planning across more than 17,000 SKUs at distribution center in Foley, Ala.
  • Time to generate a complex purchase order has dropped from four or five hours to 30 minutes.
  • Automated order processing reduces errors by matching sales estimates with purchase orders.

Challenges:

  • Established manufacturer couldn't keep up with growing demand for products.
  • Legacy IT software was fragmented, costly and difficult to upgrade and customize.
  • Manual sales and inventory tracking caused lost sales and incomplete product shipments.

Solution:

  • Cloud ERP early adopter implemented NetSuite in 2004 to replace Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains), Sage Peachtree and Goldmine.
  • Automated processes such as sales force reporting, order creation, product allocation and pick-list printing have increased efficiency across the board.
  • Able to downsize from 12 servers to three.