Maintaining an upward growth trajectory will become increasingly hard in the present challenging environment, especially if businesses refuse to modernise their processes.
These challenges and other issues were covered last Thursday, in the first joint workshop between AFON and Oracle for Singapore small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The event also marked the end of our year-long event series on ERP and digital transformation, designed to help businesses understand how they can leverage on the latest trends in technology.
As with previous AFON events, our guests found the workshop beneficial, with 9 in 10 indicating they were satisfied with the programme.
The teams from Oracle-NetSuite and AFON.
Growing a Robust Business with NetSuite
Peter Quek, Oracle-NetSuite regional sales director, outlined how NetSuite can help businesses scale upwards.
Peter noted that in his experience, businesses from diverse industries tend to face five common obstacles to growth:
- Difficulty in finding new customers.
- Disconnected finance and accounting systems.
- Lack of cash flow visibility.
- Regulatory and compliance burdens.
- Building a winning team.
Peter elaborates on five common obstacles to growth.
Scaling upwards is proving difficult even for large enterprises. This year, the S&P 500 index only saw an average revenue growth rate of 6%.
However, Peter revealed that the same figures are more positive for NetSuite users.
According to Jim McGeever, EVP of the NetSuite business unit, businesses running NetSuite saw an average revenue growth rate of 17% in the same period. In an interview, he summed up how NetSuite can help to deliver that growth boost:
‘Our goal is to make our customers’ lives easier. We’ll help them take care of their back office, so they can focus on delivering unique, special, and differentiated products and services.’
More specifically, NetSuite offers greater visibility and system integration, so users can make more accurate and more informed decisions. For example, key staff can get access to real-time financial performance.
SuiteSuccess Starter Edition: ERP out of the box
NetSuite Senior Sales Consultant Jonathan de Jesus gave our attendees a close-up look at SuiteSuccess Starter Edition, and how it can rapidly bring businesses into the Cloud.
Traditional ERP solutions can take a while to work their magic after being implemented. But for businesses who need fast time-to-value, a Cloud ERP system like SuiteSuccess Starter Edition might be a better idea.
Jonathan demonstrates how NetSuite can help businesses stay ahead in the age of Cloud computing.
NetSuite now promises that SuiteSuccess Starter Edition can make a business Cloud-ready in as little as 100 days. More than a bold claim, Jonathan noted that 3,000 industry best practices were built into SuiteSuccess. It also includes pre-defined user roles and pre-built reports derived from these best practices.
Jonathan summed this up in the epithet ‘ERP out of the box’.
Some of our guests particularly appreciated the live demonstration.
‘I now understand how NetSuite can be relevant for my business, especially in the areas of account consolidation, project management, and tax compliance,’ said Mohanish Chitnis, finance manager at Holmusk.
Reach your business vision with SuiteSuccess
In summary, the workshop covered ways to overcome obstacles to growth, by implementing a Cloud-based ERP system that can get up and running in 100 days or less.
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