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Australian manufacturers moving to the cloud

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NetSuite Australia , a provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, reports that a growing number of Australian manufacturers are turning to cloud manufacturing solutions. 

These include Headland, Precision Mechatronics and BA Equipment Group. A complete cloud manufacturing solution provides them with robust capabilities to efficiently manufacture, forecast, price, track and schedule products, with a focus on design and a single platform for both B2B and B2C distribution. 

Today’s manufacturers face shifting economic conditions, accelerated time to value and the need to innovate rapidly. Modern manufacturers require a system that helps them reduce costs during the design process, efficiently manage multi-channel distribution, continuously innovate and leverage a dynamic supply network, while adapting to mobile-empowered customers blurring the lines between B2B and B2C and demanding a modern Ecommerce experience. 

“Traditional on-premise software approaches used by many manufacturers create a barrier to product innovation and business growth by increasing IT costs, driving up the cost of production and decreasing business efficiency and accuracy,” said Mark Troselj, managing director of APAC for NetSuite. 
“By switching to the NetSuite cloud, today’s modern manufacturers can accelerate innovation, produce higher-quality products at high margins, rapidly adapt to market changes and distribute across multiple channels, gaining a competitive advantage and driving success in the global economy.”

NetSuite’s integrated business solution complements manufacturing-specific functionality with order and inventory management, fulfilment, financials and accounting, CRM, services automation, Ecommerce and more, eliminating the pain and inefficiency of maintaining multiple disparate systems. 
NetSuite is intended to free staff from inefficient manual work and channel resources into value-added activity such as R&D, supply network optimisation, customer service and support. 

Headland

Headland supplies metal working machinery equipment to the manufacturing and engineering sectors within Australia and New Zealand. Headland turned to NetSuite OneWorld in 2011 to improve business efficiency and streamline workflows using a rich, cloud-based ERP solution that provides a single comprehensive view of its business, while enabling the company to grow by supporting multi-currency conversion capabilities. 

Headland is using NetSuite OneWorld in eight different currencies in two countries for financials, inventory management, fulfilment, CRM, process workflow, project costing and reporting, as well as other core processes. As part of the solution, Headland developed its own service management.

Precision Mechatronics

Precision Mechatronics and its stable of companies in Australia, Taiwan and the U.S, provide custom-designed, built and fully installed equipment solutions for many industries and environments. It also supplies atmospheric plasma technology products for a broad range of industries, such as semiconductor, aerospace, medical devices, renewable energy and advanced materials including composites. 

It now relies on NetSuite OneWorld for financials, inventory and order management, customer service, marketing, sales force automation and other core business processes. NetSuite OneWorld supports multiple languages, currencies, taxes and reporting standards to fulfil the needs of its international expansion, providing one system to automatically manage local financial requirements in any market its expands into.

BA Equipment Group 

BA Equipment Group supplies rock-breaking hammers and fixed hydraulic boom systems to the civil construction, demolition, quarrying and mining industries in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. It is also the distributor of hydraulic rock breakers, demolition equipment and other complementary attachments through a well-established network of dealers throughout Australia and New Zealand. 

BA Equipment Group moved to NetSuite to help it separate from its parent business and deploy fully featured ERP systems across multiple offices with no hardware required. It now uses NetSuite for financials, customer service, inventory and order management, project management, marketing, sales force automation and other core processes.

Today, more than 16,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run complex, mission–critical business processes globally in the cloud.

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