Learn what industry analysts say about NetSuite products by reading one of these white papers.

Surviving the Amazon Effect

Manufacturers and wholesale distributors have been profoundly impacted by “The Amazon Effect,” referring to Amazon’s influence on raising customer expectations for frictionless commerce, low cost or free delivery, vast product selection and a personalized shopping experience. To stay competitive, product companies must differentiate and optimize. Read this report to understand ways to stay competitive in the Age of Amazon.

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Ebook: The New Flavor of Food and Beverage Manufacturing: NetSuite’s Cloud ERP is the Key Ingredient for Success

Download the ebook to learn more about the tech trends in the food and beverage industry and the future of software in the food and beverage space. Access videos and case studies about NetSuite customers and hear why they have turned to NetSuite as their ERP of choice for continued success.

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NetSuite for Food and Beverage Distributors

This solution brief overviews NetSuite’s features and functions specific to food and beverage distributors. Download to learn more about the NetSuite advantage and why more and more businesses in the food and beverage space are turning to NetSuite as the solution of choice.

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Digital Transformation Solves Challenges Facing Food and Beverage Manufacturers with Oracle + NetSuite

Food and beverage manufacturers face business challenges on many fronts from consumer preferences and government regulations to societal and technological challenges. This report developed by Technology Evaluation Centers describes these challenges and how NetSuite's cloud ERP equips food and beverage manufacturers to address them.

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Digital Transformation Solves Challenges Facing Food and Beverage Distributors with Oracle + NetSuite

Food and beverage distributors face business challenges on many fronts. Changing business models, more demanding consumers, stricter regulation, globalization, merges and acquisitions, and sweeping technology changes all add up to significant headwinds for food and beverage distributors. Download the report by TEC to see how Oracle NetSuite is helping food and beverage distributors prepare for whatever is ahead.

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Chainlink Research: Good Enough to Eat

An industry Brief: Learn how ProBar, International Spices, and Sea to Table are leveraging a modern cloud platform to transform their business.

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Crossover Businesses: Blurring of the Lines Between Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers

It is no secret that the old clear distinctions between manufacturers, distributors and retailers have been obliterated. Manufacturers are increasingly selling direct to the end customer, distributors are selling direct to end customers as well broadening their services to include light assembly and manufacturing, and in some cases offering their own branded product lines. Meanwhile, retailers are increasingly relying on private label products to generate margins and loyalty, essentially taking on the role of a brand owner, managing outsourced manufacturing. In this report, we explore what happens when a business crosses over to become a combination manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer—how it impacts partnerships, services, revenue models and the business’s system requirements.

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Supply Chain Transformation: From Tactical Implementation to Strategic Integration

A recent report from Gartner indicated that “89 percent of marketers compete primarily on the basis of customer experience—discrete moments that, together, strengthen or weaken a customer’s preference, loyalty and advocacy” (Gartner, 2016). For companies without a centralized means to access, and act on, supply chain data, this statistic can seem overwhelming. It’s important to recognize that neither the data train nor customer expectations are slowing down—the way to meet these challenges is to unify business intelligence across the entire supply chain. Download the report to see how.

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B2B E-Commerce: Doing it Right to Remain Competitive

Advantage Business Media in partnership with NetSuite discusses B2B ecommerce and the implications its growing importance has on manufacturing, distribution and beyond. Download the report to learn more about the key trends in B2B ecommerce and how businesses can harness the power of a cloud-based B2B ecommerce platform.

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NetSuite Tackles Global Supply Chain Management and Visibility via the Cloud

As the supply chain becomes increasingly integrated, companies need the technology to support their changing business models. Download the report by TEC to see how Oracle NetSuite is tackling global supply chain management with the cloud.

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Shining a Light on the Clouds: Finding a True Cloud Solution

The Cloud continues to hang over the business computing landscape like, well, a cloud. Public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS—all of it makes for a confusing alphabet soup for even the most experienced industry observers and IT pros.

And, as longstanding technology firms look for ways to get into the market and new entrants emerge, creating new terminology, claiming firsts and generally obfuscating the entire landscape, it only promises to get more confusing for technology buyers seeking a cost effective, scalable and agile solution for their needs. This paper serves to provide some clarity around the different flavors of cloud and a detailed explanation of why multi-tenant SaaS offers the greatest combination of value, agility and scalability.

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Critical Components to Achieving the Perfect Order

Delivering on consumer expectations—whether of a buyer from a business you sell into, or a direct-end consumer—comes from the ability to complete the perfect order: getting the right products delivered at the best price, when and where they want. Download the white paper to learn more about the key components for building a strategy that provides a seamless, omnichannel experience across all of your stakeholders.

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The Outlook for Wholesale Distribution in 2018

Modern Distribution Management in partnership with NetSuite reports on the key economic benchmarks and trends for distributors in 2018. Download the report to dive into these economic trends facing modern distributors.

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SMBs: Think You’re Too Small for ERP? Think Again

Small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face tough decisions from the very beginning. In the very early stages, you have big dreams but limited capital. You start off thinking, “All we need is...” so you add free or inexpensive software, but none of these talk to each other and before you know it, your “back off solution” is held together with the equivalent of bailing wire and duct tape. Download this research paper from Mint Jutras to learn why you aren’t too small to invest in ERP and ask yourself, “can you afford not to invest?”

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ERP: Wholesale and Distribution’s Secret Weapon

Wholesalers and distributors of today are not only facing typical year-over-year cost concerns, but also heightened competition and increasingly demanding customers. To stay competitive, industry leaders are turning to modernized technology, specifically Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), as their differentiating factor. Read this Aberdeen report to learn how leveraging the most up-to-date ERP platform positions wholesalers and distributors for the future.

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Unifying Financials and Inventory

The system landscape of many distributors, either in start up or complacency mode, includes QuickBooks as a financial management system and FishBowl as an “add-on” inventory management system. However, both systems have their limitations, which ultimately impact a distributor’s ability to innovate, scale and grow.

Read this white paper to understand the limitations of QuickBooks and FishBowl, and the value of managing your financials and inventory on one, integrated business management system like NetSuite.

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Ten Signs It’s Time to Automate Your Warehouse with WMS

Warehouses and distribution centers are dynamic environments where many different challenges arise. A Warehouse Management System (WMS) can help a business with many of these challenges, yet many smaller and medium-sized businesses hesitate to move from a manual paper-based approach to even a rudimentary WMS, based on fears about cost and disruption. Download this white paper from ChainLink Research to learn the signs when it’s time to implement a WMS.

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Cloud ERP’s Integral Role in Business Agility

For the modern business executive, implementing the right technology to expand operations tackle global competition is imperative. Download this exclusive white paper to learn more about the benefits of two-tier ERP, from improved business agility and quicker implementation times to enhanced business growth and more efficient mergers and acquisitions.

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Strategies to Modernize Legacy ERP

Enterprises, large and small, are becoming increasingly frustrated with their on-premise technology vendors—the result? More and more companies are turning to cloud ERP solutions like NetSuite. Download this white paper to hear from industry leader, Vinnie Mirchandani, on the strategies for modernizing business technology environments.

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The Many Ways Cloud Can Facilitate Growth

What strategic moves are modern companies making to better facilitate growth? As business becomes more global and supply chains increase in complexity, many businesses are turning to cloud ERP as the key to their continued expansion. Download this Mint Jutras report to learn more about the benefits growing businesses are realizing from switching to a cloud business management solution like NetSuite.

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The Cost of Doing Nothing in Wholesale Distribution

Less than 60% of wholesale distributors indicate processes critical to their businesses are fully supported by enterprise applications like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Instead, distributors make do with something less than a complete solution or struggle with a collection of disconnected applications.

Read this white paper to understand the performance improvements and cost savings a leading ERP solution provides to distributors, and to truly understand the cost of sitting on an ERP decision or “the cost of doing nothing”.

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2017 North American Cloud-ERP for Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Customer Value Leadership Award

Manufacturers and wholesale distributors want to realize the full benefits of operating in the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) arena as early as possible and for less cost. However, despite acknowledging the limitations their existing systems present, these risk-averse companies report to Frost & Sullivan that they are cautious about implementing cloud ERP and adjusting to changes. Frost & Sullivan agrees that a proven solution with new service offerings from ERP vendors that can simplify the implementation process and optimize cloud ERP software is a major industry need. Download the report by Frost & Sullivan to see why NetSuite was awarded the 2017 North American Cloud-ERP for Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Customer Value Leadership Award.

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