Built specifically for Fresh Produce, 100% in the cloud, fast implementations and automatic upgrades.
NetSuite FoodQloud is the perfect solution for fast growing fresh produce traders that want to take their IT-platform to the next level. It offers extensive functionalities for accounting, consignment management, purchasing, sales (incl. EDI), logistics (incl. WMS), stock-management, quality, marketing, HR and light production, such as repacking and sorting. FoodQloud provides fresh produce traders a perfectly tailored scalable solution based on the latest cloud technologies.
THE NETSUITE PLATFORM
NetSuite is a 100% cloud-based out-of-the-box business system that comprehends ERP, CRM, BI, Webshops, WMS & scanning, EDI, HRM and SCM. Fast and predictable projects with a fixed price & scope. Always on the latest release for a fixed fee per month. It offers you the ability to start small and grow your system as your company grows.
NetSuite ERP is engineered to scale with businesses as they grow and to streamline mission-critical processes. In turn, this allows them to continue focusing on what they do best and to react to new market opportunities swiftly and confidently. From advanced financials to inventory management to supply chain management to billing and beyond, NetSuite ERP gives companies the tools they need to accelerate growth and drive innovation.
NetSuite CRM offers a real-time, 360-degree picture of your customer base and a seamless flow of information during a client’s entire lifecycle. From suspect to prospect, lead client order, order handling to up-selling, cross-selling and customer service. All in one app. Alongside traditional CRM functionality such as SFA, customer service management and the automation of marketing, NetSuite CRM also offers the option of centrally managing quotes, order control, commissions, sales projections and integrated e-commerce activity.
NetSuite Business Intelligence offers a set of 300 standard KPIs, real-time dashboards, reports and analysis opportunities for each and every integrated process within the software suite. This enables your users to identify new opportunities and trends as well as establish the root cause of certain issues. In this way, business processes and the efficiency of individual roles can be optimized.
FOODQLOUD NETSUITE FRESH PRODUCE APPS
Due to the flexible nature of NetSuite it is really easy to make the platform industry specific with standard additions (NetSuite apps) and even customizations. That’s what FoodQloud did for the fresh produce industry. Below you will find an overview of the available FoodQloud apps.
Assign consignment-ID to commodity trade purchase orders in order to keep track of all logistics, quality and financial transactions per consignment. The costs associated with each transaction can be allocated to each specific consignment for processes throughout the chain, from import, logistics and production to delivery. Including settling (preliminary) account sale for various business models, such as commission based purchasing. By using dimensions, this is also fully integrated in the financial administration.
SALES INVENTORY OVERVIEW
NetSuite FoodQloud offers insight into inventory at a highly-detailed level. By means of setting intelligent filters on both rolling and on-hand inventory it becomes easy to create customer specific sales orders. These intelligent filters include quality codes, residual requirements and certification. During this allocation process, the system ensures that only those consignments that fall within the customer’s criteria are displayed.
SIGNAL FUNCTION & PALLET SWITCH
NetSuite FoodQloud can automatically signal changes in date, quantity, location, quality on allocated demand on supply. The system visually displays the impact of any changes immediately and provides re-allocation alternatives. Now you can act pro-actively in order to keep your customers satisfied.
QUALITY AND PACKAGING
- Product specification: Calculate and distribute complete food declaration. Which includes ingredients, allergens
and packaging per item (including version management).
- Extended inventory status: Manage inventory levels and permissions based on quality where inventory status is the leading factor.
- Packaging: Calculate & Register (returnable) packaging per item or per order, both in- and outbound.
- Packaging tax: Report which displays the primary, secondary and tertiary packaging material. Based on
outbound transactions and the product specification.
- Certificate management: Register and check on valid certificates and external documents per vendor.
For example BRC-certificate and Bill of Lading (as document).
- Rebate management for suppliers
- Call and receipt: Default call and logistics date/time in orders for vendors.
- Purchase price UOM / KG’s: Possibility to use separate pricing UOM, for both purchases and sales. Incl. KG’s
- Sales costs: Add default sales costs (charges) to sales order transactions
- Sales price UOM / KG’s: Possibility to use separate pricing Units of Measurement. Including KG’s
- Order listing: Use vendor or customer (group) specific listing at order entry. Based on either historic transactions
or fixed lists. Check on private label items.
- Call and receipt: Default call and logistics date/time in orders for customers
EXTENDING YOUR FRESH PRODUCE BUSINESS WITH E-COMMERCE
E-commerce is becoming an integral component of running the business for an increasing number of food companies. The omni-channel NetSuite module called SuiteCommerce enables companies to develop integrated buyers’ journeys from previously distinctly separate sales channels. A combination of online and offline. For B2B, B2C or a combination of both. The module connects E-Commerce and physical points of sale in stores with order management, inventory management, marketing, bookkeeping and customer service.
- Self-service portals: Customers can access their order history, submit orders and complaints and monitor the status of their complaints.
- CRM, E-Commerce and ERP use the same core data. So all systems are always up-to-date and aligned. This way you can sell with confidence.
- Order management: Manage orders at one central location that emanate from numerous channels such as the telephone, online and store.
- Product information management (PIM): Consolidate and manage all structured and unstructured product info across all channels in one location.
- Unified Commerce: E-Commerce is an integral part of FoodQloud, no integration needed. Omnichannel Commerce is about the customer first, having the same personalized experience on all channels.
- Digital sales: Sales is becoming more and more digital and E-Commerce is a crucial component for your company.
OPTIMIZE YOUR LOGISTICS WITH WAERLINX WMS FOR NETSUITE
Get a grip on your inventory and incoming and outgoing logistics. Both internal and external locations can be used within NetSuite, including pallet IDs and inspection statuses. Inbound and outbound logistics can be managed with barcode scanning. WAERlinx is extremely flexible Warehouse Management for NetSuite that can easily be tailored to suit the needs of your business. It includes more than 20 bi-directional interfaces into NetSuite. WAERlinx is delivered in 8-12 weeks. WAERlinx warehouse management for NetSuite implementation will be on time, on budget and without business interruption to the agreed specification.
- Key processes supported by WAERlinx: Receiving, Put away, Storage Management, Picking, Packing and Shipping
- Inbound: Purchase orders, return authorizations, and receipts.
- Outbound: Sales orders, inter-company transfers, order updates, picked inventory, shipped orders, supplier returns and proof of delivery.
- Master data: Part records, customers, ship-to destinations, suppliers, and kit BOMs.
- Warehouse adjustments: To keep track of changes that affect your total inventory quantity.
NETSUITE FRESH PRODUCE REFERENCES
NetSuite is the preferred digital business platform of many companies within the fresh produce industry.
Chainn BV has chosen NetSuite FoodQloud as their future ready fresh produce business platform with real-time integration of CRM, consignment management and financials, that helps them streamline business processes.
Since deploying NetSuite, Sundia has become one of the fast-growing produce brands in the U.S. NetSuite cloud supports cost-efficiency and scale by enabling Sundia to outsource business functions to service providers in a global model.
The day-to-day operations of Fresh Produce Group made a huge efficiency leap when they implemented NetSuite, reflected in re-duced operational costs, better process optimisation and greater insight thanks to the reporting func-tionality.
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES NETSUITE FOODQLOUD FROM OTHER
FRESH PRODUCE SOFTWARE PROVIDERS?
- NetSuite FoodQloud is a complete ERP solution in the cloud and not just a collection of trade functionalities.
- NetSuite uses the same core data for their out-of-the-box ERP, BI, CRM and e-Commerce.
- NetSuite allows you to consolidate and report in real-time over multiple (international) subsidiaries and drill-down into details.
- NetSuite is a born in the cloud multi tenant (public) solution with an installed base of 20.000 clients since 1998. NetSuite has the capacity (the number of customers and servers worldwide) to offer the application in a public cloud. Smaller providers can only run the application on their own server or at a third party.
- Version management: with NetSuite you are always on the latest release (free automatic upgrades). With smaller providers you never know when a new version will be released and you have to pay extra for having an upgrade performed.
- It is super easy for all users to add custom fields in NetSuite. NetSuite offers an intuitive graphical workflow, easy form customizations and a large partner ecosystem of ready to use solutions.
- No more vendor lock-ins: if, in the unlikely case, you are dissatisfied with a NetSuite partner, you can easily move to another partner. Including your customization.
Simplicity in a complex fresh produce (fruits and vegetables) chain
Within the food industry, we have a strong focus on SME fresh produce traders who operate lean but need broad support in terms of functionality. We offer you simplicity in the complex fruit and vegetable chain.
Manage returnable packaging
With the integrated registration for all inbound and outbound returnable packaging you have a perfect overview of available returnable items, such as pallets, crates and barrels.
Solid reliable consignment management is crucial within the fresh produce industry. All logistical, financial and quality-related transactions are recorded per consignment and processed in an invoice (settlement). By using dimensions, this is also fully integrated in the financial administration.
Fresh produce trade portlet
Inventory and warehouse
Get a grip on your inventory and incoming and outgoing logistics. Both internal and external locations can be used within NetSuite, including pallet IDs and inspection statuses. Inbound and outbound logistics can be managed with barcode scanning.
Because only a 100% solution is good enough.
Automatic upgrades from the cloud:
never again have to deal with costly re-implementation
Customisation and interfaces are easy to achieve
and are an automatic component of the upgrade process
Work seamlessly across borders:
Consolidate and control from a single application and database
ERP, CRM, HRM and even E-Commerce & POS
OPEX instead of CAPEX:
No prior substantial investment in permits